Showing posts in the category of Electric Vehicles

BMW i Develops Drive Unit Swing Arm For Heisenberg XF1 E-Bike


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Besides developing alternative drive vehicles like the i3 and i8, BMW i has the function of an incubator for innovation within the BMW Group.

One of the projects the company has been working on, the patent for a drive unit swing arm, is entering production at the HNF eBike factory after development in collaboration with BMW Research and Technology.

China Creates Very Tesla-Like Concept For Model S Rivaling Electric Sedan


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The Chinese automotive business model is ridiculous: even when they don’t blatantly copy another car’s design, they still like to give strange nods to the car that provided the inspiration. Take this newly unveiled electric sedan called the Youxia X.

German Students Create The Fastest-Accelerating EV In The World


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GreenTeam Formula has created the fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world, a feat pending confirmation by Guinness World Records.

The all-wheel drive vehicle was clocked from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 1.779 seconds; the previous record stood at 1.785 seconds.

Renault Offers Tips For Maximizing Electric Car Driving Range


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While this official Renault video focuses on the Zoe, the advice you are going to get applies to any electric vehicle – some of it applies to conventional cars too.

Is Porsche Bringing Pajun EV Pre-Production Study To Frankfurt?


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Porsche may have a big surprise for its fans at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The automaker will reportedly unveil an EV concept that previews the upcoming Pajun (short for Panamera Junior).

Here's A Design Suggestion For The Next-Generation Nissan Leaf


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Word on the street is the next-generation Nissan Leaf will have a double driving range than the current model, which is obviously great news. But what if the upcoming Leaf also solved another problem of the first generation vehicle – the uninspiring design?

Meet The Smart Urban Vehicle, ZF’s First Concept Built Entirely In-House [w/Videos]


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We’re used to hearing about ZF’s sophisticated automatic transmissions, but the German auto parts supplier has recently demonstrated it can built a vehicle entirely in-house.

Airbus E-fan Electric Airplane Successfully Crosses The English Channel


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Planes are high polluters too, you know, so one way to cull that at high altitude would be to make them fully electric, like we’re starting to do with our cars.

Airbus has a small model already in advanced testing phases and it recently took off from the UK with the aim of crossing the Channel to France.

Tesla Will Announce Something Tomorrow, But We Don’t Know What


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You read that right people, Tesla is holding a press conference tomorrow and we have no idea what Elon Musk and his crew are going to announce.

Racing From a Distance: Tesla Model S P85D & BMW i8 Go 0-200 km/h


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Ever wonder how the wonderful BMW i8 compares to the "Starship Enterprise" itself, the Tesla Model S P85D when it comes to accelerating from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph)? Here's your answer.

BMW’s i8-Based Hydrogen Prototype Sounds Like It Just Got Back From The Future


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If a modern retake on the classic Back to the Future movies was shot right now, the perfect vehicle to use would be this BMW i8-based hydrogen prototype.

They wouldn’t even need to dub sound over it since it already sounds like something from a sci-fi movie.

2016 Kia Soul EV Adds $2,000 Cheaper Entry-Level Model, New Equipment


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Kia has added a new trim level for the 2016 Soul EV, which lowers the price of the vehicle by $2,000. There’s a catch, however: the Soul EV-e model is only available in California.

100 BMW i3s Added To DriveNow Car Sharing Service In Berlin, Hamburg & Munich


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BMW has unleashed 100 i3 EVs on the streets of Berlin, Hamburg and Munich as part of its DriveNow car sharing scheme. In London, the BMW i3 has already been added to the DriveNow fleet in May, and will soon be seen in other cities in Germany and Europe.

VW Develops Automated Parking And EV Charging, Looks Like The Real Deal [w/Video]


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The VW Group wants your future car to park and charge on its own, if it is electric of course.

Local Motors Unveils The Design Of 3D Printed Cars


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Local Motors plans to build the first fleet of 3D-printed electric cars.

Global Fleet Of Autonomous EVs May Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 90 Percent


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What would happen if all the cars that exist today were replaced by autonomous electric vehicles?

Hyundai And Kia Developing Wireless Charging System For EVs


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Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center (HATCI) and Mojo Mobility, a wireless power technology company, have received federal funding to research and develop a system capable of fast charging an electric vehicle wirelessly.

Lit Motors C1: Two-Wheeled Car Or Self-Balancing Motorbike? [w/Video]


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A company called Lit Motors has been at work for the past few years (since 2012) on what they say is a new kind of vehicle – the C1. What they’re proposing is basically a self-balancing enclosed motorbike that actually works.

Which Country Do You Think Bought 300 Electric Vans For Its Postal Service?


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Current electric vehicles still can’t tempt buyers as a sound financial decision, but bought in bulk and used properly they can repay their value through use.

This 40-Ton Electric Truck Will Supply Components To BMW's Munich Plant


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BMW and the SCHERM Group have unveiled an all-electric truck that will be used to transport components between their plants in Munich. BMW says it is the first automaker in Europe to use a 40-ton electric truck for material transport on public roads.