Month: March 2019

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

World first: All Oslo taxis will be electric and charging wirelessly from 2023

Norway is taking one step further to a 100 per cent electric transport future, declaring that by 2023 all taxis in the capital, Oslo, will be electric. With the inherently high demands of charging a fleet of taxis, the city of Oslo will also install inductive charging systems that allow its taxi fleets to charge…
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26th March 2019 0

Scientists find new way to power electric cars using cobalt

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell developed a technique that uses only water, carbon dioxide and cobalt metal particles that have surface nanostructures measuring billionths of a meter in size, to produce hydrogen on demand at relatively low temperature and pressure and to use to power the next generation of electric vehicles. According to…
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25th March 2019 0

24M Unveils ‘Dual Electrolyte’ Battery Tech to Unlock Higher Energy Density

If commercialized, this design could produce lithium metal batteries that pack twice as much energy as what’s on the market today. Battery materials startup 24M revealed Wednesday that it has developed a “dual electrolyte” architecture that could unlock significant gains in battery performance for electric vehicles. The ongoing effort to improve lithium-ion batteries triggers a…
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22nd March 2019 0

Volkswagen, Northvolt to join forces for battery research

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen and Swedish battery maker Northvolt and other companies as well as science labs are joining forces in battery cell research, the German carmaker said in a statement on Thursday. Starting in early 2020, the so-called European Battery Union (EBU) aims to accumulate know-how on battery cell production, including research on raw…
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21st March 2019 0

Kia Partners With Amazon To Sell Charging Stations For Electric Vehicles In The US

Kia Motors America has tied up with Amazon Home Service for the purchase and installation of electric car charging stations that can be purchased online. Kia Motors America (KMA) in partnership with Amazon Home Services has announced a new program for its plug-in vehicle customers. The program will see Amazon sell and install electric vehicle…
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20th March 2019 0

Advances point the way to smaller, safer batteries

People don’t ask too much from batteries: Deliver energy when it’s needed and for as long as it is wanted, recharge quickly and don’t burst into flames. A rash of cell phone fires in 2016 jolted consumer confidence in lithium-ion batteries, a technology that helped usher in modern portable electronics but has been plagued by…
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18th March 2019 0

Tesla unveils Model Y

Tesla has launched the Model Y, a medium-sized SUV that sits below the Model X in the product line-up, and offering a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge. Like the rest of the recently revised line-up, the Model Y will be available in Standard Range, Long Range, Dual Motor all-wheel drive,…
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15th March 2019 0

The electric vehicle future has arrived

The Geneva International Motor Show sets the tone for the international auto industry and this year there is one clear message – the electric vehicle (EV) future has arrived. There are dozens of new EVs on show, from the likes of Honda, Volvo, VW, Kia, Seat, Subaru and Citroen. These new vehicles cover everything from small…
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14th March 2019 0

Mophie’s Palm battery pack may be the most niche charging accessory ever made

It costs $59.95 and your dignity The Palm phone is not a good phone. It is not a good replacement of a phone. But it is now a phone to join an incredible rare club: it now has a $59.95 Mophie Juice Pack battery case, making it the only device to get a custom case…
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13th March 2019 0

Tesla apparently negotiating with CATL for battery cells

Tesla appears to be negotiating with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) to supply battery cells for its Model 3, manufactured in Shanghai, China. The talks between Tesla and CATL have been concerning the required specifications for the cells. Bloomberg Quint reported the negotiations with reference to inside information. However, it is still unclear whether the deal…
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12th March 2019 0