Month: December 2018

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Daimler hands over first electric Freightliner eM2 truck to Penske Truck Leasing

With the hand-over of the first fully electric Freightliner eM2, Daimler Trucks starts day to day-operation testing of heavy-duty and medium-duty e-trucks in the United States. On December 20th, 2018, Daimler’s subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has handed over the first medium-duty Freightliner eM2 to US customer Penske Truck Leasing Corporation in Los Angeles.…
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21st December 2018 0

How Tesla Cracked The Code On EV Road Trips: Model 3 Performance

A big battery plus the Supercharger network equals a car capable of long-haul travel. By Bradley Berman I have a confession to make. In more than seven years of driving an electric vehicle, I had never taken a long-distance, all-electric road trip. But that changed a few weeks ago when I got behind the wheel…
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20th December 2018 0

Fifth of Brits target an electric car for 2019, research claims

Study says 18 percent of UK drivers want to buy an electric car next year. Almost a fifth of Brits want to make the switch to an electric car in 2019 as part of eco-friendly new year’s resolutions, a recent survey has discovered. A study by the Go Ultra Low campaign, which aims to help…
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19th December 2018 0

Here’s what we learned driving Volkswagen’s I.D. electric car

Could this really be as big a deal as the Beetle and Golf? We drive the I.D. Stare at this wrap too long and you’ll get a migraine. But please stare a bit, because beneath it lurks the car that has to transform Volkswagen into its third era. In the mid-1970s the Beetle company became the…
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18th December 2018 0

Honda Makes Breakthrough in New Battery Technology

Honda says that it has made a breakthrough in battery technology. The Japanese automotive manufacturer, in collaboration with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), developed a new battery chemistry called fluoride-ion which demonstrates better performance than lithium-ion batteries, which are currently used, while causing less damage to the environment.…
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17th December 2018 0

Porsche electric car prototype achieves new record 400 kW charge rate

A new Porsche electric car prototype has achieved a new record charge rate of 400 kW at a new upgraded ‘ultra-high-power’ station as part of the “FastCharge” consortium. We reported on the project last year when BMW announced that it is leading the ‘FastCharge’ consortium in partnership with other companies, like Porsche, Allego, Siemens and others. The…
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14th December 2018 0

Daimler is buying nearly $23 billion of battery cells to power its electric vehicle offensive

Daimler plans to buy $23 billion worth of battery cells by 2030 as the maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles and commercial trucks prepares to bring dozens of electric and hybrid vehicles to market. The German automaker didn’t disclose which companies would supply them with batteries. However, Daimler does have supply deals with LG Chem and SK…
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13th December 2018 0

A New Battery Could Store Ten Times the Power as Lithium-Ion

Caltech, NASA, and Honda teamed up to develop an extraordinary new battery. Batteries Not Included Batteries are great. They power many hallmarks of the future, from smartphones to electric cars. The problem, of course, is that batteries never seem to last quite long enough on a charge — and their environmental footprint is substantial. Now, though,…
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12th December 2018 0

Lotus plans £2m electric hypercar

Lotus is set to stun the world with a new £2 million-plus electric hypercar that acts as a statement of intent under new owner Geely. The new model will be built in strictly limited numbers, and will be the fastest, most expensive and most radical model made by Lotus in its 70-year history. The project…
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11th December 2018 0

Volkswagen to bid for electric Nurburgring lap record

Converted 671bhp ID R Pikes Peak is to tackle the legendary German track – and the outright record could be under threat Volkswagen Motorsport is planning an assault on the electric lap record at the Nürburgring with the 671bhp ID R prototype it used to win this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – and data simulations suggest…
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10th December 2018 0