Tag: development

26th March 2020 | Silverstone

Aston Martin offers electric conversion to “future proof” its classic cars

In answer to tightening air quality and fuel efficiency regulations in many countries, British heritage sports carmaker Aston Martin has taken the step of ensuring its iconic motor vehicles can stay relevant as the transition to electric mobility gains speed. Drawing on technology the automaker has refined throughout the development of its all-electric Rapide E…
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7th December 2018 0

Electric scooters are flimsy, so Superpedestrian is making more robust ones to sell to operators

If you’ve been on an electric scooter from Bird, Lime, Lyft, JUMP via Uber, Skip, Scoot or others, you’re probably familiar with that feeling of impending doom. Superpedestrian, makers of the Copenhagen Wheel, is today emerging with a sturdier, safer and smarter electric scooter. But instead of operating a shared electric scooter network, the plan…
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6th December 2018 0

How electric bikes can make cities safer

E-bikes are a game-changer for the people who need them most The mayor of one of the best biking cities in the U.S. is not a fan of electric bikes. “We have a safety issue that is quite clear to me,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at a press conference this week.…
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5th December 2018 0

Australians Create Battery From Waste

Wherever you look these days there’s talk about batteries. Cheaper batteries, solid state batteries, recycled batteries, it’s breakthrough after breakthrough, it seems. Few of these, however, see the light of commercial production day. But the latest news in this segment of media streams combines recycling and low costs. Lithium Australia, a company whose stated ambition…
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4th December 2018 0

Dedicated electric taxi charging coming to Yorkshire

The revolution is well underway!  Seeing utilities and Big Oil jumping into eMobility is now both frequent and positive. I perhaps would have been more sceptical a few years back. But we’ve recently worked with innogy to recruit an MD/CEO for their UK eMobility operation, and ENGIE have long been moving to clean power away…
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30th November 2018 0

BMW to Start Manufacturing Batteries in Thailand Next Year

The global EV offensive is forcing some manufacturers to look for alternative ways of cashing in from their experience in the field. BMW recently announced … The global EV offensive is forcing some manufacturers to look for alternative ways of cashing in from their experience in the field. BMW recently announced that their Thailand branch…
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29th November 2018 0

Why aren’t there electric airplanes yet?

As electric cars and trucks appear increasingly on U.S. highways, it raises the question: When will commercially viable electric vehicles take to the skies? There are a number of ambitious efforts to build electric-powered airplanes, including regional jets and planes that can cover longer distances. Electrification is starting to enable a type of air travel…
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28th November 2018 0

Arsenal leads charge into battery power at Emirates Stadium

Club is first in UK to use large-scale system with capacity to last an entire match Arsenal has become the UK’s first football club to install large-scale battery energy storage, in a bid to cut electricity costs and support green energy. Tucked in the basement of the Emirates, the system is capable of powering the…
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26th November 2018 0

Tesla Has 20% Battery Cost Advantage On Competition, Says UBS Analyst

According to a report by the Financial Times (subscription), UBS has conducted an analysis of battery production costs for various manufacturers and concluded that Tesla enjoys a 20% cost advantage over its closest competitor, LG Chem. The analysis applies specifically to the battery cells produced at Gigafactory 1 for use in the Tesla Model 3.…
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22nd November 2018 0

Silicon eyed as way to boost electric car battery potential

The race to build a better electric car battery is turning to silicon, with several companies working to engineer types of the material that can boost driving range and cut production costs. About 500,000 electric vehicles (EVs) were sold globally in 2016, a figure that is expected to jump sevenfold by 2022, according to the…
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16th November 2018 0