AVTA has taken delivery of its first 60′ articulated electric bus from BYD. It has 12 more on order.
The Fraunhofer Institute in Dresden, Germany is working on a new ceramic coating for electric car batteries that will allow more battery cells in the same space, making a range of 1000 kilometers possbile.
Panasonic has opened a new 860,000 square foot battery factory in Dailin, China where it expects to produce lithium ion battery cells for “new energy vehicles” for the Chinese market beginning this year.
The lessons learned by Williams Advanced Engineering in the first two Formula E seasons have led to changes that will make a normal EV battery more reliable and run cooler.
Lilium Aviation of Munich is testing an electric jet that can take off and land vertically. It can fly up to 180 miles at 180 mph. Is the future of transportation really here?
The Panamera Turbo SE Hybrid was featured on the Porsche stand at the New York Auto Show this year. It costs almost $200,000, had 686 horsepower and scampers to 60 in 3.2 seconds.
It’s official. The Tesla Model S 100D range is longer than any other electric car you can buy in the US. Lucid says its Air will have a longer range — nearly 400 miles — but that car won’t be in production for at least another 2 years.
The Cadillac CT6 PHEV sedan is in dealer showrooms now priced at $75,095, which includes installation of a 220 volt charger. It is 3 seconds quicker to 60 than the Chevy Volt.
Startup TankTwo has a new EV battery idea. Instead of paying for and hauling around more battery than needed for most driving, why not fill an onboard chamber with egg shaped battery cells that align themselves automatically and can be replaced easily? Good question.
The Kreisel brothers of Austria have created an electric Porsche 910 that hits 100 kph in 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph. The car is a replica of the car Steve McQueen drove in the movie Le Mans.
Dyson paid $90 million for Sakti3 18 months ago but it now appears to have abandoned the deal. It has stopped paying licensing fees to the University of Michigan for the patents underlying the Sakti3 technology.
Battery leasing has proven extremely popular with EV drivers in Europe. 93% choose battery leasing when they select a Renault ZOE.
Chevrolet brought 400 Chevy Bolts to Korea for the recent auto show. They sole out in 2 hours and the company took orders for 2,000 more during before the show was over.
Tesla’s newest patent is another attempt to ensure high levels of EV safety for consumers.
Kokam Battery Company has unveiled a new expandable lithium ion battery system that can scale from 7.1 kWh to 1.5 MWh to fit the needs of virtually any electric vehicle.
The battery in all models of the Hyundai Ioniq will be covered by a lifetime battery warranty. That includes the hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric versions of the car. The warranty does not cover battery degradation, however.
EV battery prices are poised to fall below $100 per kWh for the individual cells in the next few years. If so, that will slash the cost of battery packs and lower EV prices, making them more appealing to mainstream customers.
The Tesla 100 kWh battery won’t fit in the upcoming Model 3. That means there will be no P100D with Ludicrous Mode option. Does that mean the Model 3 won’t be a quick car? Don’t bet on it.
Entrepreneurs in Lithuania are trying to woo Elon Musk to build the next Gigafactory battery manufacturing facility there. They created a pretend factory in Minecraft and put it on YouTube. The factory would likely create up to 17,000 jobs.
Rumors are flying that the battery in the Chevy Bolt will lose 40% of its capacity in 8 years. While anything is possible, it seems these fears are being blown way out of proportion.