Category: electric transport future

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Global EV sales ‘will dominate traditional car sales by 2040’

A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance expects EV sales to rise from two million last year to 56 million by 2040 Global electric vehicle (EVs) sales are set to “dominate” traditional car sales by 2040. That’s according to a new report published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which suggests battery-powered cars will…
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20th May 2019 0

Volvo secures ‘multi-billion dollar battery supply deals’ to support its electric car plans

Volvo, both through Polestar and its own brand, plans to bring several new all-electric vehicles to market and in order to do that, it needs significant battery supply. The automaker now says that it has secured ‘multi-billion dollar battery supply deals’ with CATL and LG Chem. According to a press release issued earlier today, Volvo…
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17th May 2019 0

Electric Road EV Charging System Concept To Get First Trial In Sweden

The city of Lund, Sweden, is ready to begin installing the first kilometre of Elonroad track along a heavily used bus route to recharge electric buses as they drive. What is Elonroad? The electric road concept “Elonroad” is charging infrastructure for all the electric vehicles. The electric charging system is both an automatic park-charger without…
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15th May 2019 0

If Electric Car Maker Enovate Can Produce An EV With A Solid-State Battery, Everything Changes

Chinese electric vehicle maker Enovate, which already has an all-electric SUV on the market, says they will bring a new vehicle to market in 2021 that will feature a holy grail of sorts in terms of its power source: a solid-state battery for motive power. Enovate currently offers the Sky ME-7 all-electric SUV, which uses mainstream battery…
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10th May 2019 0

2020 BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrid luxury sedan gets a bigger battery

Although the gigantic new twin-kidney grille might be the most eye-catching addition to BMW’s flagship luxury 7-Series sedan, the model in the lineup that’s gone through the most change might well be the one with a charge port: the 745e xDrive plug-in hybrid. The 2020 BMW 745e xDrive iPerformance can go 16 all-electric miles, according…
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8th May 2019 0

Exclusive: U.S. seeks to challenge China’s electric-vehicle supply chain dominance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. senator plans to introduce legislation on Thursday to streamline regulation and permitting requirements for the development of mines for lithium, graphite and other electric-vehicle supply chain minerals, part of a plan to offset China’s dominance in the space. While Tesla Inc, Volkswagen AG and other electric-focused automakers and battery manufacturers…
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6th May 2019 0

France, Germany agree on first battery cell consortium, report says

France and Germany have earmarked 1.7 billion euros to support several company alliances looking to produce electric car battery cells to help reduce the dependence of European automakers on Asian suppliers such as China’s CATL, which plans to start operations at a cell factory like this one (shown) in Germany in 2022. BERLIN — France…
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3rd May 2019 0

BYD to build 4th electric-car plant for $1.5bn

A new facility in Changzhou to roll out 400,000 vehicles a year GUANGZHOU — Leading Chinese electric-vehicle maker BYD plans to spend 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) to build its fourth plant for passenger cars. The automaker signed an agreement Thursday with the government of the eastern city of Changzhou to produce electric vehicles and key components there. The…
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1st May 2019 0

Solar-boosted Sono Sion electric car will be made in Sweden at former Saab plant

German automaker hopeful Sono Motors announced last week that it intends to assemble its solar-assisted electric car, the Sion, at the former home of Saab Automobile in Trollhättan, Sweden. The now defunct automaker Saab nearly always could be counted on to take the unconventional—if not downright eccentric—route in design, interface, and engineering. And so some…
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26th April 2019 0

What do consumers need to make the switch to an electric car?

Two studies were recently undertaken by What Car? in the UK into what it would take for more consumers to take up electric vehicles can be summarised by one word. And the word is, of course: Knowledge! The first of these was a 3-month survey of 9,000 consumers, where 8.4% of respondents said they were…
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25th April 2019 0