Friday, September 18

Tag: Electric vehicles

Nikola Badger electric pickup preorder to start June 29, 2020
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Nikola Badger electric pickup preorder to start June 29, 2020

Nikola Corporation is excited to announce the product launch of the Nikola Badger electric pickup truck with an estimated range of 600 miles. Nikola is mostly known for its fuel-cell-powered semi-trucks, but back in February, it shared the first details about the upcoming Badger pickup truck. The vehicle will join the already crowded world of electric trucks headed toward the market. But it has a twist. It's available as just a battery-electric vehicle or as a battery-electric fuel-cell vehicle. Preorders for the truck will be taken starting June 29. The battery-electric version of the Badger will offer 300 miles of range, while the fuel-cell/battery-electric hybrid offers 600. What sets it apart from the rest of the upcoming electrified-truck pack is that, if an owner buys ...
Fiat 500 ‘la Prima’ all electric hatchback unveiled
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Fiat 500 ‘la Prima’ all electric hatchback unveiled

The New 500 ‘la Prima’ hatchback made its debut combining a new electric soul with its iconic design and attention to detail. With even softer and more rounded lines than the previous generation, the New 500 ‘la Prima’ had been designed to deal with the increasing complexity of driving in a modern city.  The New 500 ‘la Prima’ hatchback comes with panoramic glass sunroof to flood the passenger compartment with light. Three exclusive paint colours are available: pearlescent Ocean Green; metallic Mineral Grey; and three-layer Celestial Blue.  As standard, the ‘la Prima’ model includes full LED headlights, 17-inch diamond-cut wheels, chrome-plated inserts on the side panels, and dashboard and eco-leather seat upholstery. The rear features a classic tailgate and a new mo...
Vietnam’s VinFast to launch first electric crossover in 2021
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Vietnam’s VinFast to launch first electric crossover in 2021

Vietnam's first home-grown automaker, VinFast, plans to introduce an electric crossover before the end of 2020 and will target the United States market. VinFast hasn't unveiled the car yet, and we don't know what it will be called. The model, designed by Italian design house Pininfarina , and with battery pack from LG Chem is expected to deliver up to 500 kilometres (310 miles) on one charge. There's no word yet on how the company will distribute its cars in the United States. VinFast is part of Vingroup, which is one of the largest private conglomerates in Asia. It has stakes in a diverse selection of sectors including real estate, retail, healthcare, and technology. It sold 5,124 cars in the first quarter of 2020, a figure that puts it in fifth spot on Vietnam's sales char...
ABT eTransporter 6.1 is VW’s first fully electric van
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ABT eTransporter 6.1 is VW’s first fully electric van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launched its first fully electric van in the UK with prices for the zero-emission ABT eTransporter 6.1 Developed in collaboration with Premium Partner ABT e-Line, the ABT eTransporter 6.1 combines quiet and smooth driving, instant torque, fast charging and high load capacity for the ultimate zero-emissions urban logistics van. The model offers an all-electric range of up to 82 miles (132 km) as per the WLTP procedure (world harmonized light-duty vehicles test procedure) with a cargo space of 6.7m3 and payload of up to 1,001kg. Flexible charging options allow for 80 per cent  charge in just 45 minutes. The ABT eTransporter 6.1 delivers a maximum power output of 110PS (83kW), with a 0-62mph time of just 17.4 seconds. The technically-advanced and ...
AKO Trike with leaning mechanism from Lithuania-based EV startup
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AKO Trike with leaning mechanism from Lithuania-based EV startup

The AKO Trike from Lithuania-based EV startup is two-seater electric three-wheeler and features a novel leaning mechanism. Described as a vehicle between a car and a bike that would, in theory, feel like riding an airplane, the AKO Trike comes with a proprietary, patent-pending mechanism that would allow it to lean by up to 30 degrees upon turns, when traveling at higher speeds. At lower speeds, turning the wheel turns the front wheels of the Trike, but there is no titling motion. The trike’s power comes from an electric motor that is paired to the rear drive wheel with a driveshaft, another feature rarely seen on these types of EVs. Weighing 450 kg , the Trike will come with a 26kWh battery that will provide an estimated 300 km (186-mile) range. Safety is paramount, s...
Dyson N526 electric car was killed. Now revealed
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Dyson N526 electric car was killed. Now revealed

Dyson, the technology company best known for its vacuum cleaners, short-lived electric car project started in 2017. At one point some 600 people at Dyson were working on it. In 2018, Dyson said it would build a manufacturing plant in Singapore to make the EVs, and was also working on developing solid-state batteries for the vehicle. But after spending £500 million (about $605 million) of his own money on the project, Sir James Dyson, the inventor, scrapped the EV plans last October. While Dyson has killed its EV project, it kept most of its staff. Many of the 500 people working on the project are continuing to work on battery technology, robotics, air treatment, and lighting. Now Dyson, 73, has revealed his doomed vehicle for the first time in an exclusive interview and photo for T...
Image Gallery: Tata Sierra EV Concept 2020
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Image Gallery: Tata Sierra EV Concept 2020

The Tata Sierra Concept, unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020, carries multiple design cues from the original Sierra SUV – including a modern interpretation of the iconic viewing-room-like rear windows. The Sierra EV Concept continues the development of the IMPACT 2.0 design language creating vehicles that look sharp and reflect the contemporary expression of Tata Motors design. It is a 4.1 metre SUV and is the third vehicle based on the new 'Agile Light Flexible Advanced' (ALFA) Architecture and is a full EV. Tata didn’t disclose any plans for production. Read full story here Tata Sierra Concept 2020 Source: netcarshow
Hyundai reveals Personal Electric Scooter capable of 20km range
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Hyundai reveals Personal Electric Scooter capable of 20km range

Hyundai has developed a new prototype electric scooter that boasts rear-wheel drive, a highly-capable lithium battery and stylish front and rear lights. The latest concept features in future Hyundai's plans to enable first- and last-mile mobility through integrating the scooter with future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. When mounted on a vehicle, the scooter is charged automatically using electricity produced while driving, ensuring that the user can complete their journey seamlessly. The electric scooter features a 10.5 Ah lithium battery. This enables the scooter to achieve a top speed of 20km per hour and is sufficient to power the scooter for around 20km on a single charge. Weighing around 7.7kg, the scooter is portable, while its unique and compact tri-folding design means it...
Police pull over bizarre electric vehicle
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Police pull over bizarre electric vehicle

Police in southern England were baffled by the most bizarre electric vehicle they’d ever seen. The tiny white two-wheeler looked like an airplane cockpit without wings or a tail and had a body constructed from balsa wood and “duck tape.” But the most surprising thing about it may have been that it was found to be perfectly legal. An officer from the Beds, Cambs & Herts Roads Policing Unit tweeted photos of the vehicle, which turned out to be a custom electric motorcycle that was registered and insured. The make and specifications of this rare species is not known. Source: Twitter
Emissions reductions are only possible if you put people on bikes, not in EVs
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Emissions reductions are only possible if you put people on bikes, not in EVs

That entails taking people out of electric vehicles and putting them on bikes or on public transport, more or less. The report, published on August 22 and titled “Clean Growth: Technologies for meeting the U.K.’s emissions reduction target,” looks at the way in which the UK has been able to achieve world-leading emissions reductions for over 20 years and the measures that need implementing for the trend to continue. Replacing current vehicles with lower-emission versions will simply not do, and is not the all-encompassing solution the government thinks it is. The report cites the United States Geological Survey’s warning of a possible future shortage of minerals needed to make electric vehicle batteries. Current estimates show that, at the rate EVs are made right now, mineral reserves...
There is no need for any India EV policy now: Nitin Gadkari
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There is no need for any India EV policy now: Nitin Gadkari

The government has decided against formulating an electric vehicle (EV) policy. A breather to many carmakers that are unprepared for an abrupt shift to the clean-fuel technology.  “There is no need for any policy now,” said Nitin Gadkari, minister for road transport. He was addressing reporters along with Amitabh Kant, chief executive of government think tank NITI Aayog. Gadkari said the policy was awaiting approval from the union cabinet. He had earlier outlined the government’s ambitious plan to shift to electric vehicles by 2030. Companies such as Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd, have been publicly voicing concerns about the proposed India EV policy. “Everyday, new technology is coming into the market. Technology is always ahead of rules and regulations. And in India, it be...
First Tesla lands in India – the Model X SUV
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First Tesla lands in India – the Model X SUV

While Tesla is working for its official entry in India, someone has decided to import the Tesla. So, officially India has received its first ever Tesla- the Model X SUV, an all-electric and is one of the most tech friendly SUV. The details on the import is not available as of now. 10 Facts about the Tesla Model X SUV Tesla Model X is powered by  two electric motors mounted on each axle. The base version gets 259 hp on both the front and rear motors. Performance version boosts 259 hp at the front and 503 hp at the rear with combined torque output of 967 Nm. The P75D trim has power restricted and can hit 0-100 kmph in 4.9 seconds. The lithium-ion battery pack weighs half a tonne. It looks like one giant battery, but it is made up of 18,650 regular AA-sized batteries. The va...
Electric vehicles can cause job loss at workshops? Here’s why
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Electric vehicles can cause job loss at workshops? Here’s why

It takes people to make cars: to lift and install parts, check quality, test-drive them after assembly, and so forth. Automation has eliminated many of the jobs performed by humans a century ago and now the electric cars may pose a new threat: they will require even fewer workers to build. "EV’s maintenance cost to be 1% of ICE vehicles; can cause job loss at workshops", Abhay Firodia, President of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) Source: http://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com A simple calculation: a battery-electric car has fewer than 200 moving parts, while a vehicle with a modern, turbocharged, multi-valve engine and nine-speed transmission (and perhaps all-wheel drive) has 10 to 30 times that number. EVs are much easier and cheaper to build than vehic...