New Tesla Roadster to hit the stores by 2020
During Tesla’s semi truck event, CEO Elon Musk had a surprise up his sleeve — a new version of the Tesla Roadster. The base model will start at 200,000 Dollars. Interested parties can place their deposits today. It can seat four and travel 620 miles (1,000 km) on a single charge.
Details about GM’s electrification strategy
At least 20 new electric models by 2023, among them two EVs based on the Chevy Bolt and due in the next 18 months – that is what General Motors promised in a recently published announcement. Now, GM states that the majority of its upcoming EVs will be based on a new platform scheduled for […]
Electric-powered tractor by Fendt (Video)
The German manufacturer is currently putting its electric compact tractor e100 Vario on display at the Agritechnica in Hannover. Ahead of the model’s market launch in the upcoming year, Fendt has released a video clip of the tractor and gives some technical details.
Tesla Semi electric truck with 800 km range
Tesla has unveiled the Semi and this electric truck appears the most ambitious EV from the Californians to date. A range of up to 800 kilometres supported by autonomous driving and a Megacharger are features designed to distinguish Tesla from any competitors even more clearly than expected.
E.ON promises 10,000 charging stations by 2020
The energy provider has solidified plans for a pan-European charging network: By the year 2020 E.ON plans to install 10,000 charging stations all over Europes’ public places, including super markets, train stations and highway stops.
Akasol to produce batteries for electric utility vehicles
German manufacturer Akasol has opened a battery plant with a potential production output of 600 MWh annually in Langen, close to its headquarters in Darmstadt. The company says it will be capable of manufacturing storage systems for up to 3,000 electric buses per year. All in all, Akasol invested 10m euros into the implementation of its semi-automatic production line.
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Eurabus to bet on BMZ batteries
The BMZ Group (Germany) and Eurabus have signed a long-term master agreement with a volume of 150m euros. The contract includes the supply of more than 1,000 battery systems for electric buses within the next two to three years.
LeasePlan to achieve greener car fleets
Dutch LeasePlan is about to launch an EV pilot programme to motivate its clients to switch to low-emission vehicles. The project allows fleet operators to choose how many EVs form part of their pilot and offers help regarding the installation of charging infrastructure solutions.
Alphabet adds FCVs to its fleet in Germany
BMW leasing subsidiary Alphabet Germany extends its fleet through acquisition of new fuel cell vehicles: 30 Toyota Mirai models are expected to arrive before the year’s end and shall serve as company and car pool vehicles in some of Alphabet’s major clients’ fleets over a three-year period.
Liverpool fights air pollution
The city’s parliamentarians approve the installation of 100 EV charging points throughout Liverpool, but that’s not all: The city council also partners with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to calculate the costs to establish a Clean Air Zone, which shall be completed by March 2018.
Uber will trial its electric aircrafts in L.A.
Uber has closed a cooperation deal with U.S. space agency NASA to realise tests of its “flying cars” also above Los Angeles. As reported, Uber extends its project called Uber Elevate in order to create a network for its planned on-demand service.
Tesla gives Audi a piggyback
Approximately 7.3 seconds are passing until the Audi TT (construction year 2000) accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h. Tesla enthusiast Bjørn Nyland felt pity and put the tired Audi on a trailer – and fixed it to its powerful Tesla Model X…