Tag: electric cars

28th March 2019 | International Centre | Telford | The Future of Energy Management Technology

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

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

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

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

All-electric GT unveiled with over 300 miles of range and 5-min charging enabled by mysterious battery

Piëch Automotive, a new electric car startup launched by Toni Piëch, a descendant of Volkswagen’s Ferdinand Piëch, is unveiling this week an all-electric GT with over 300 miles of range and 5-minute charging enabled by some mysterious new battery cells. The Piëch Mark Zero is going to be unveiled in full at the Geneva Motor…
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6th March 2019 0

New electric Peugeot e-208 revealed with 211-mile range

All-electric Peugeot e-208 supermini set to upstage the Renault Zoe with 211-mile range and 134bhp electric powertrain Peugeot has revealed the sharp new second-generation 208 ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, and while regular petrol powered versions of the firm’s latest supermini are due to remain the big sellers, an all-electric version dubbed e-208 is…
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26th February 2019 0

BYD pure electric trucks come to Europe

BYD has rolled out three zero emission commercial vehicle product lines targeted at fleet customers in Europe. Two BYD pure electric on-highway trucks and one BYD pure electric van made their debut appearance in Europe last month at a premiere presentation in the Estadio Nueva Condomina stadium in the city of Murcia, south-east Spain. BYD’s…
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15th February 2019 0

France’s Macron unveils plan to give electric battery industry a jolt

PARIS — France will invest 700 million euros ($790 million) over the next five years into projects to boost the European electric car battery industry and reduce its automakers’ reliance on dominant Asian rivals, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday. In a speech to the Paris-based International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Macron unveiled his…
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14th February 2019 0

Electric cars are already cheaper to own and run, says study

Petrol and diesel vehicles cost more over four years in UK and four other European nations. Electric cars are already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel alternatives in five European countries analysed in new research. The study examined the purchase, fuel and tax costs of Europe’s bestselling car, the VW golf, in…
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13th February 2019 0