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ZF Electric driveline to premiere in Formula E
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:54:00 +0000
The world's first racing series for all-electric Formula vehicles is growing steadily in popularity. Following in the footsteps of manufacturers like Audi, Jaguar and Mahindra, the fifth season will see BMW and Nissan joining the series with factory teams. Mercedes and Porsche are planning a fa.....
BMW unveil ultra-fast 450 Kw EV charging station
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 03:22:00 +0000
BMW and industrial companies involved in the research project “FastCharge” yesterday presented the latest advancements in the field of fast and convenient energy supply for electrically powered vehicles. The prototype of a charging station with a capacity of up to 450 kW was inaugurated in Jett.....
Mercedes-Benz EQ silver arrow EV concept
Sat, 25 Aug 2018 15:26:00 +0000
At Pebble Beach in California, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the Vision EQ Silver Arrow show car during Monterey Car Week, which is being held from 18 to 26 August 2018. The event attracts car aficionados and collectors from all over the world. The one-seater vehicle is also an homage to the succe.....
Audi reveal 500 kW AWD PB18 e-tron concept car
Fri, 24 Aug 2018 12:06:00 +0000
For the first time, Audi is presenting a design and technical concept car at Pebble Beach Automotive Week in Monterey, California. The all-electric Audi PB18 e-tron presents a radical vision for the high-performance sports car of tomorrow. Broad and flat, visibly inspired by the wind tunnel and.....
Axial Flux Motors on Show at the 2018 Paris Motor Show
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 15:05:00 +0000
[Sydney] - Evans Electric will exhibit their innovative Axial Flux Induction Motor electric vehicle powertrain technology at the Paris Motor Show 2-6 Oct 2018. The team have been selected as finalists for the biggest startup awards in the world focused on the automotive industry - The Mondial.T.....
VW increase stake in solid-state batteries with $100M investment
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:01:00 +0000
Volkswagen will increase its stake in the California technology company QuantumScape Corporation and form a new joint venture. VW says it is paving the way for the next level of battery power for long-range e-mobility. Dr. Axel Heinrich, Head of VW Group Research, who will take a seat on the bo.....

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PLUS offers free solar EV charging at Ayer Keroh R&R
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:15:38 GMT
Highway operator PLUS Malaysia has opened its first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station at the Ayer Keroh southbound R&R area on the North-South Expressway. Built in a collaboration with the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation and the United Nations Industry Development Organisat.....
VW will preview Touareg-size EV due in 2021, report says
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:56:41 GMT
Volkswagen plans to reveal a Touareg -size, three-row, seven-seat electric SUV concept at the Shanghai auto show in April of next year, Autoca r reports, previewing a production version expected to join the range in 2021. Planned to be based on the larger version of the automaker's electric MEB.....
BMW and Porsche demo 450-kw charger capable of adding 62 miles in 3 minutes
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 02:15:01 GMT
A research project in Germany that includes automakers BMW and Porsche has successfully demonstrated an ultra-fast charging station that can deliver charge times approaching that of filling up at a gas station. Called FastCharge, the project demonstrated a prototype 450-kilowatt charging statio.....
For a longer battery life: Pushing lithium ion batteries to the next performance level
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:06:16 GMT
Conventional lithium ion batteries have reached performance limits. Scientists have now developed a new nanostructured anode material for lithium ion batteries, which extends the capacity and cycle life of the batteries.
Zip around the city with efficiency on a Boosted Mini X Electric Skateboard
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:34:25 GMT
With speeds up to 20 mph, the Boosted Mini X Electric Skateboard might replace the need for automobiles for many people in overpopulated cities. The board is 29.5 inches in length with a Deep Dish deck and a kicktail for ultimate control and maneuverability.
What will happen now that the Chevy Volt has been discontinued? Twitter poll results
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 04:49:02 GMT
When General Motors announced in November that it would stop production of the Chevrolet Volt, it was a shock to many green car fans' systems. The Volt was one of the first two modern electrically powered cars to go on sale in 2010, and is still the longest-range plug-in hybrid on the market.

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Hyundai Kona Electric Makes Ward’s 2019 10 Best “Engines” List
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:31:55 +0000
Despite motors not being engines. The Hyundai Kona Electric has found itself on the list of Wards Top 10 Engines for 2019. This, despite the fact that it doesn’t have an engine. It seems that in the case of non-traditional drivetrains, at least, the publication grants it awards based on the ent.....
See First Tesla Superchargers In Europe Retrofitted With CCS Plugs
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:21:07 +0000
The rollout of DC Combo plugs has already started Tesla is moving quickly with upgrades of charging infrastructure in Europe, ahead of the Tesla Model 3 launch in Europe. Because the Model 3 will be equipped with a CCS Combo charging inlet, the Superchargers need to be retrofitted with DC Combo.....
Agag Moves From CEO To Chairman Role For Formula E
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:43:15 +0000
ABB FIA Formula E founder Alejandro Agag will switch from his current role as CEO to become the championship’s chairman. The series will appoint a new CEO “in the coming months”, according to an FE statement, with Agag continuing in that position “until the new person joins Formula E”. Agag and.....
Porsche Taycan Grand Turismo & Targa Rendered In Stunning Form
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:33:48 +0000
Now InsideEVs has some more proper and astonishing renderings of the upcoming Porsche Taycan. Our readers have made it clear in the comment section that they’re tired of seeing early Porsche Mission E images in our Taycan articles. However, we simply don’t have images of the upcoming Taycan, si.....
Infiniti Electric Crossover Concept Teased Ahead Of Detroit Debut
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:01:48 +0000
It will usher in a new design language specifically created for electric vehicles. Sports car enthusiasts are still patiently waiting for the Project Black S coupe to get a production version using F1 hybrid tech, but Infiniti knows the real money comes from the crossover segment. For this reas.....
Watch As Battery Pack Is Removed From Wrecked Tesla Model X
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:50:44 +0000
Cracking into a Tesla Model X battery pack is pretty fascinating. We’ve shared quite a few interesting, in-depth battery pack teardowns. However, if you’re not into that sort of thing or you simply don’t possess the knowledge to understand it, it can be a bit overwhelming. This newest video is .....


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Energy-Water Nexus Gets $100 Million Love Tap From US DOE
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:30:27 +0000
The US is establishing a new $100 million research hub to tackle the energy-water nexus, but the new technology could lead to more oil and gas fracking
Verizon Sets 50% By 2025 Renewable Energy Target
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:36:15 +0000
American telecommunications giant Verizon has finally bowed to consumer and campaigner pressure and set itself a real renewable energy target of 50% by 2025, a dramatic increase on its current level of 2% and its previously-indicated 4% target. 
“Engineering Explained” Gets A Cherry Red Tesla Model 3 Mid Range
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:10:16 +0000
We have learned many things from the brilliant minds over at the Engineering Explained YouTube channel, and now we know that Jason from Engineering Explained went off and purchased his own mid-range, rear-wheel-drive Tesla Model 3 to celebrate hitting 2 million subscribers on the channel
The Battle For Replacing Coal With Renewable Energy In Kosovo
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 04:00:51 +0000
The World Bank and US government have been planning support for a new coal plant in Kosovo for over a decade. But could the falling cost of renewable energy combined with cutting-edge air pollution research change the equation?
Hacker Installs Linux On His Tesla Model 3
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 03:00:06 +0000
Smartphones have changed the way we live life. Along with the new tech, early on, we got an entire subculture of hackers who wanted to unlock their smartphones to use on other carriers or with different software. This same trend continues today, but now also with our ... cars
Tesla Drops A New Model 3 Easter Egg, Hints At More On The Way
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 02:10:37 +0000
A new easter egg has surfaced in the Tesla Model 3 that pulls up a design sketch of the car. The easter egg can be conjured by tapping the Tesla T from the main screen to pull up the "About Your Tesla" screen. From there, just hold down on the Model 3 logo for a few seconds, which makes the nor.....

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Orbis Ring Drive Brings Hybrid Power to 2WD Cars
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:00:39 +0000
The promise of in-wheel or “hub” electric motors has always been the easy electrification of existing, 2WD cars. Imagine turning a Ford Mustang or Chevy Corvette into an AWD, GTR-baiting… The post Orbis Ring Drive Brings Hybrid Power to 2WD Cars appeared first on Gas 2.
Tesla Model 3 Already Whooping Gasmobile A**
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:29:55 +0000
Via CleanTechnica: At the beginning of the month, Tesla noted that it had gotten Model 3 production up to 2,000 cars a week at the end of March. More recently,… The post Tesla Model 3 Already Whooping Gasmobile A** appeared first on Gas 2.
China Announces Autonomous Car Testing Rules
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:00:54 +0000
The government of China has unveiled new national self-driving vehicle testing guidelines, the China Daily newspaper has revealed. That report cited the country’s vice industry minister, Xin Guobin, who made… The post China Announces Autonomous Car Testing Rules appeared first on Gas 2.
Audi Debuts 815 HP e-tron Electric Supercar
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 14:15:24 +0000
Sony’s Gran Turismo family of games has featured a number of carmakers’ concept cars as playable vehicles over the years, but it’s rare for things to go the other way.… The post Audi Debuts 815 HP e-tron Electric Supercar appeared first on Gas 2.
Volvo Set to Begin Sales of its Electric Semi in 2019
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:30:27 +0000
Forget waiting for your pre-order to be filled, because Volvo’s all electric commercial trucks are ready to go. To try to drive that marketing point home, the Swedish company announced… The post Volvo Set to Begin Sales of its Electric Semi in 2019 appeared first on Gas 2.
State of the Industry 2018: Electric Motorcycles
Mon, 02 Apr 2018 20:14:17 +0000
While many electric motorcycles have come and gone, some elmoto manufacturers have remained in business and even grown. We’ll look at the state of two-wheeled electrification, big and small, slow and fast in 2018. The post State of the Industry 2018: Electric Motorcycles appeared first on Gas 2.....

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Super-fast Porsche charging, no Hyundai diesel, best deals: Today's Car News
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:39:00 -0500
Hyundai decides to bin its plans for a diesel-powered version of the new Santa Fe. Porsche ups the ante on fast charging speeds. A report reveals who's really funding the campaign to unwind fuel-economy and emissions rules. And we check out the best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars f.....
Oil industry funding supports campaign to roll back fuel-economy rules
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 11:00:00 -0500
A new investigative report by the New York Times has revealed the puppeteer pulling the strings in the Trump administration's efforts to undo fuel-economy and emissions improvements: no surprise, the oil industry. Backed by America's largest refiners and organizations tied to or funded by the K.....
Best deals on hybrid, electric, and plug-in cars for December 2018
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:00:00 -0500
The end of the year is almost always the best time to get a great deal on a car. This December, our partners at CarsDirect have found some great deals on electric cars for as little as $219 a month. Electric cars For buyers who want an all-electric car, the best deal is on the Nissan Leaf, as i.....
Porsche already has a prototype that will charge faster than its 350-kw Taycan
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 09:00:00 -0500
The Porsche Taycan, when it arrives toward the end of 2019, will likely have the quickest, highest-power DC fast charging of any production vehicle. But Porsche apparently is already setting its sights higher. Yesterday, as part of a research consortium that includes BMW, it presented a prototy.....
RIP 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe diesel, we never knew ye
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:00:00 -0500
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe diesel experiment is over before it began. Brandon Ramirez, a spokesman for Hyundai, confirmed in Korea on Friday that the diesel-powered Santa Fe won't come to the U.S. after all. The move follows Kia's lead earlier this year, when that automaker canceled the 2.2-lite.....
Toyota Prius AWD-e drive, Hyundai fuel cells, CO2 fines, Audi cameras: Today's Car News
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:30:00 -0500
We have a first chance to drive the new all-wheel-drive Prius AWD-e. Hyundai plans to build more fuel cells, but not necessarily for cars. Automakers face big fines for missing tight emissions targets for carbon dioxide in Europe. And our first experience driving with side-camera "mirrors" on r.....
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