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Welcome to the age of the all-electric hypercar

August 27th, 2020 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

Boasting up to 2,000bhp with no fuel cap, a trio of new releases from Lotus, Pininfarina and Rimac are here for when your Ferrari just isn’t fast enough Same old story. You wait ages for one 2,000bhp, all-electric hypercar to arrive, and then three come along at once. Three underdog brands with very different backstories, […]

Why wireless vehicle charging makes sense for smart cities

August 20th, 2020 at 10:01 am » Comments Off

Image of proposed wireless charging stations Investments we make today in urban EV infrastructure must take into account future requirements for ride sharing, transit and utilities   As the world’s population grows increasingly urban — it’s expected that by 2050, 70 per cent of individuals will live in urban areas — it’s critical for these […]

New Hampshire is first state to allow flying cars on the road

August 19th, 2020 at 12:26 pm » Comments Off

Will New Hampshire suddenly look like GTA 5? No, but the state’s ready to let them hit the road legally. This is the Switchblade, which was supposed to arrive last year. We’ve been promised flying cars for seemingly decades, and although we still don’t have one ready for production, New Hampshire has gone ahead and […]

24 million EVs is the limit for current U.S. power grid until 2028

August 19th, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

This PNNL study could help the U.S. power system keep ahead of the EV adoption curve.  Getting the world to work without oil will not be easy. Apart from increasing EV adoption, we have to make sure the world can cope with them. Think about it: would the power grid stand too many electric cars […]

Quarterly sales of new cars in California down almost 50%

August 18th, 2020 at 1:51 pm » Comments Off

Rosendo Nevarez makes the rounds at John Hine Mazda in Mission Valley on May 26, cleaning surfaces to maintain hygiene standards during the COVID-19 pandemic. The numbers are in and the economic consequences wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic landed a body blow to new car sales in California, with dealers reporting a drop of 48.9 […]

Tesla launches its own car wrap service

August 14th, 2020 at 8:45 am » Comments Off

Tesla has launched its own car wrap service through delivery centers starting with five cities in China. Could it be introduced in other markets? Over the last few years, Tesla has reduced the number of color options on its vehicles in order to streamline production and facilitate repairs at service centers. It resulted in many […]

Long-range 4D imaging radar on a chip unveiled

August 13th, 2020 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

  Developer of affordable imaging radars for the automotive industry, RFISee is unveiling the first Phased Array 4D imaging radar on a chip. RFISee’s all weather radar has proven its ability to detect cars from 500 meters and pedestrians from 200 meters, with an angular resolution greater than 1°. The company’s engineers have adapted Phased […]

What the future of fuel cell EVs looks like…

August 13th, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

  Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are considered by the most, as two competing technologies. Although both technologies power an electric motor, they have different properties and each of them is well suited for some uses more than others. BEVs market is increasing, with the major automotive companies, like BMW, […]

Exploring the three elephants in the autonomous vehicle room

August 10th, 2020 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

The expression “elephant in the room” refers to an important question that everyone knows about but no one wants to discuss because it makes them uncomfortable. Today, in the area of Autonomous Vehicles (AVs), there are three elephants in the room which are worth exploring. Let’s get started.

Renault arms entire french town with free electric cars

August 8th, 2020 at 1:46 am » Comments Off

Renault wants people to know that it’s easy to go electric. The automaker giant Renault has gifted an entire village in France its Renault Zoe electric vehicle in a recent power move. The move comes as an effort to demonstrate that EVs are suitable for not only urban areas but also rural communities just as […]

Elon Musk says Tesla is launching an insurance company

August 4th, 2020 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

Tesla is about to get into the auto insurance game, CEO Elon Musk announced Wednesday. On a call with investors, Musk said that Tesla is in the process of “building” what he called a “major insurance company,” Business Insider reports. By the end of the year, he hopes to have launched in a handful of […]

World’s first fully self-driving car will be ready this year, Elon Musk claims

August 4th, 2020 at 11:31 am » Comments Off

Tesla’s Autopilot software, which relies on various cameras and sensors to operate, can be updated remotely. ‘I’m very confident about full self-driving functionality being complete by the end of this year,’ he says. ‘It’s because I’m literally driving it’ Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the electric car maker will have fully self-driving vehicles on […]

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