15 juin 2016

Volvo CEO says hybrids will supplant diesels, even in Europe

volvol 40.1 concept Tougher emissions standards will lead to the replacement of diesels by gasoline-electric hybrids over the next decade or so, Samuelsson told Car and Driver in a recent interview. Hybrids offer lower emissions than diesels, but Samuelsson believes they will soon cost less as well. He said that in a few years there will be a "crossover," at which point costs for hybrid powertrains will steadily decrease, while the cost of diesel powertrains will steadily increase. That's because diesel engines will require more... [Lire la suite]

01 octobre 2015

Bosch Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Hit EV Market Within 5 Years

Bosch has been showing off its current solid-state, lithium-ion battery concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, according to recent reports, claiming that the new solid-state battery cells could double energy density, while actually lowering costs, not increasing them. The company claims that these electric vehicle (EV) batteries could be ready for production in only 5 years, or less. Part of the claim of production-readiness in under 5 years is due the company’s acquisition of the startup Seeo, it claims, as well as internal... [Lire la suite]