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VW unveils charging butler robot concept for electric cars

January 11th, 2020 at 2:12 am » Comments Off

Volkswagen has unveiled a new concept for a charging butler robot that can charge electric vehicles in a parking garage using mobile battery packs. The German automaker says that “mobile robots will charge electric vehicles completely autonomously in the future.” Mark Möller, Head of Development at Volkswagen Group Components, commented: “The mobile charging robot will […]



Electric-car battery prices dropped 13% in 2019, will reach $100/kwh in 2023

December 10th, 2019 at 4:06 pm » Comments Off

Tesla Model S lithium-ion battery pack in rolling chassis Although electric cars haven’t quite taken off in the 2010s the way some had anticipated, sheer economics are pointing to the 2020s as the time when EVs will find that market fever pitch. From 2010 to 2019, lithium-ion battery prices (when looking at the battery pack […]



Ford announces launch of largest electric vehicle charging network in the US

October 29th, 2019 at 2:42 pm » Comments Off

New York (CNN Business)Ford doesn’t currently offer any electric vehicles, but it announced Thursday that, once it does, it will offer the largest North American network of electric vehicle chargers of any automaker — including Tesla. Unlike Tesla, though, Ford didn’t build this charging network on its own. Working with EV charging companies Greenlots and […]



Motorway speed limits could rise to 80mph across the country – and it’s all thanks to electric cars

October 7th, 2019 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

    SPEED limits on motorways across the country could be increased to 80mph, according to the transport secretary. Grant Shapps said he was “thinking about” increasing the speed limit following a surge in the number of eco-friendly vehicles on the road. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said he is considering raising the motorway speed limit […]



Tesla battery researcher unveils new cell that could last 1 million miles in ‘robot taxis’

September 15th, 2019 at 12:35 pm » Comments Off

Tesla’s battery research partner has released a new paper on a battery cell that could last over 1 million miles, which they say is going to be particularly useful in ‘robot taxis’ — something that Tesla wants to bring to market. When talking about the economics of Tesla’s future fleet of robotaxis at the Tesla […]



Lamborghini Sián: The world’s first supercapacitor-hybrid supercar

September 13th, 2019 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

Sensual curves meet jagged angles in the remarkable Sian, Lamborghini’s first hybrid and the first car in production history to use a supercapacitor hybrid system Lamborghini has chosen a radically different way of dipping its toe in the waters of hybridization with the announcement of its new Sián, which couples a screaming, naturally aspirated V12 […]



Chinese shadow growing longer over India’s electric-vehicle dream

August 19th, 2019 at 2:01 pm » Comments Off

India’s dream of getting more and more middle-class families to use electric vehicles (EVs) seems to be hinging to Beijing, which controls the supply of some key battery components. And this might well become another flashpoint in the volatile relations between India and China. With nations placing a strategic interest in controlling the supply chain, […]



Automakers run into collision with Centre’s electric vehicle plan

August 15th, 2019 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

Two- and three-wheeler manufacturers are stoutly resisting the government’s e-mobility plan. The government wants to ban internal combustion engine (ICE)-powered three- and two-wheelers (with an engine capacity of less than 150cc) by 2023 and 2025, respectively, and replace them with electric vehicles (EVs). With the meeting between the NITI Aayog and auto industry executives ending […]



Tesla pickup truck to be priced below $50,000, makes Ram seem puny

June 19th, 2019 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

  The target starting price is even lower. This is a real shocker. In fact, it’s a bit hard to believe. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the upcoming Tesla truck will have a target price of under $50,000. This seems an impossible figure given the fact that other Tesla products (aside from the Model […]



EU will force electric cars to emit a noise below 20 km/h on July 1

June 17th, 2019 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

Starting July 1, all electric vehicles with four or more wheels in the EU will be required to emit noise of at least 56 decibels if the car is going 20 km/h or slower, the New Atlas reports. This makes a ton of sense as electric cars don’t make any of the engine noises we’ve […]



COBE debuts ‘green oasis’ charging station to power electric vehicles in 15 minutes

June 11th, 2019 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

COBE presents the first of 48 ultra-fast charging stations in scandinavia, marking the inception of a new way of recharging vehicles on the road. the station, situated in the danish city of fredericia, is part of a larger network along the highways of denmark, sweden, and norway. german-based energy giant E.ON and danish e-mobility service […]



What’s the piece-of-the-pie for driverless cars in the $2 trillion infrastructure plan?

June 5th, 2019 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

Potholes and roadway decay, it’s messy and dangerous, among other infrastructure crumblings. There are emerging discussions that perhaps Congress and the White House might agree to a rather significant spend on America’s infrastructure. Some say it could be on the order of $2 trillion potentially allocated. Whether or not you favor such an expenditure, most […]



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