05 décembre 2016

Fisker officially unveils the design of its new electric car: EMotion

Credit photo Fisker After releasing a few teasers over the past few weeks and using some shady techniques to hype the product in subsequent articles, Henrik Fisker officially unveiled the design of its upcoming new electric car today and gave it a name: EMotion.As you can see from the renders above and below, the vehicle features a low profile, quite aggressive-looking front fascia, and a large curved windshield not unlike the Tesla Model X’s. In a press release for the unveil today (read in full below), Fisker claims that the... [Lire la suite]

09 novembre 2016

Tesla turns profit, Musk says no new capital needed for Model 3

Credit photo:Reuters/Stephen Lam/File Photo (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) reported its first quarterly net profit in more than three years on Wednesday, buoyed by nearly $139 million in sales of clean car credits, and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company could turn a profit again in the fourth quarter. The electric carmaker also signaled it has substantially reduced the costs for launching production of its high volume Model 3 sedan next year. Musk told analysts the company's current plan "does not require any... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2016

Polish Startup Varsovia’s Long-Range REx Electric Car To Enter Production After 2018

The Polish electric vehicle startup Varsovia Motor Company is now planning for a new long-range electric sedan to go into limited production sometime after 2018, according to recent reports. The model will be pretty substantial if the company’s figures are to be believed — an all-electric range of 215 miles; a petrol range extender that adds another 311 miles of range; 0–62 mph acceleration in under 5 seconds; and an extensive “mobile workplace.” Autoblog provides us with more info: “Where things really divert from the... [Lire la suite]
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20 juin 2016

Volvo Introduces the 40 Series Concept: Innovation Moves to Smaller Cars

Volvo Cars revealed 40 series concepts demonstrate for the first time how Volvo plans to expand into the large and lucrative global market for premium small cars with a range of vehicles that combine bold exterior and interior design with industry-leading connectivity, electrification and autonomous drive technologies. The new 40 series concept cars will be the first built around Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which has been specially created for smaller cars and which has liberated the company’s designers and... [Lire la suite]
12 juin 2016

Peugeot develops solar energy charging station for EVs in France

The Driveco Parasol is a charging station comprising 88 photovoltaic panels and lithium-ion batteries for the production and storage of solar energy. With this method, electricity can be distributed at any time, even when sunlight levels are low.     NEW DELHI: French automaker Peugeot has designed a solar energy charging station for electric vehicles for Driveco - the Driveco Parasol. Its design combines ecology and technology with a wooden framework supporting the photovoltaic panels, thus providing protective shade... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2016

Solar makes EV battery support for the grid complicated financially

  Findings from a German vehicle-to-grid programme, run by Lichtblick, SMA, Volkswagen and Fraunhofer IWES, suggests electric vehicle owners can earn up to €500 a year, but the downside is that the battery is worn down in the process – quite considerably. read more: http://reneweconomy.com.au/2016/solar-makes-ev-battery-support-grid-complicated-financially-
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17 février 2016

The Global Market for Lithium Ion Batteries for Vehicles Is Expected to Total $221 Billion from 2015 to 2024

credit photo NIssan   New lithium-based battery likely to be included in production vehicles before 2024 A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries for automotive applications, with market forecasts for capacity and revenue, segmented by vehicle type and region, through 2024. Global automotive manufacturers continue to push forward vehicles that utilize electric drivetrains, including battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2015

Apple Electric iCar Is Coming: Tim Cook Hires Chrysler Executive Doug Betts.

  Not content with taking over our ears (Apple Music) and wrists (Apple Watch) this year, Apple may now have its sights set on taking over our roads. Tim Cook has hired the an executive from Chrysler, fueling speculation that there may be an iCar coming down the road. Doug Betts, a former senior vice president at the American carmaker who led global operations for quality, has joined Apple in an operations capacity, the Wall Street Journal first reported, citing a change on his LinkedIn profile. While it's not clear if... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2015

5 Predictions For The Electric Vehicle Market From Morgan Stanley

1. Battery cost is expected to drop significantly  And by significantly, Morgan Stanley means by a good deal more than half. The report points to Tesla, which aims to produce a battery that costs only $US100/kWh – currently, the average EV battery costs between $US250-400/kWh – from its under-construction Gigafactory. 2. Apple will likely launch into electric cars  This is something many have been predicting, since the tech giant hired former Chrysler executive Doug Betts, who has auto industry experience spanning 30 years.... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

NanoFlowcell : the power of electricity without the disadvantages

In presenting the taste of modern technology a principle known since the 70s in the space industry, NanoFlowcell offers electric vehicles going far and fast. However, it must be transported several hundred liters of ionic fluids. And if it was the future of electro-mobility? Flow Cell technology operates from two ionic liquids, one positively charged and the other negatively charged, which fill two separate wells in the car, in the same way we do currently with hydrocarbons.Slurries to metal salts particles continuously supplied a... [Lire la suite]