28 novembre 2016

Europe Electric Car Sales — BMW Slides Into #1 YTD

Europe Electric Car Leaders (Top 30 – October 2016) Top 30 electric cars (in terms of sales) across most of Europe, with data aggregated by Jose Pontes for CleanTechnica.com, EVObsession.com, and EV-Sales.blogspot.com. The European electric car market had more than 17,000 registrations last month, 1% down compared to October 2015. This sales slip surely has to do with the incentives-derived sales rush in the last quarter of 2015, so expect this trend to continue throughout the end of this year. In October, we saw a balanced ranking... [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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13 septembre 2016

BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance Unveiled At Chengdu Motor Show

credit photo BMW   The new Chinese-market-only BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance was unveiled recently at the 2016 Chengdu Motor Show, giving us one of our first looks at the company’s plans for the plug-in compact luxury SUV market. The model is being manufactured by BMW Brilliance according to a press release from BMW Group, and is compliant with all relevant requirements for the Chinese market. The model features a 10.7 kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion battery pack, reportedly allowing for an all-electric single-charge... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2015

Electric Car Market Share & Financial Incentives — Country Comparison

Incentives are an interesting thing. Sometimes, the ones you think will work the best don’t work too well. Sometimes, ones you don’t think will have as much effect end up having a huge effect. Sometimes, incentives work great with one population but don’t work so well with another population. Electric car incentives are so varied by country and within countries that it’s hard to compare the results, but data from a couple of recent surveys provide some very interesting results   Read... [Lire la suite]
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]
20 mars 2015

Goodyear Concept BH03 Electricity Generating Tire – A New Form of Range Extender?

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced the BH03, a radical concept tire at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show that directly effects the plug-in electric car and hybrid markets. This tire generates electricity through both static and dynamic actions through materials that transform the energy created by heat when it flexes as it rolls during normal driving conditions as well as heat from light when it is stationary. The materials used optimize the tire’s electricity generation capabilities as well as its rolling... [Lire la suite]