More than 1500 hp, 0-248 mph in under 20 seconds – meet the Koenigsegg Regera, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The hybrid system of this Swedish hyper sports car combines a V8-engine with three electric motors which sign for 515 kW alone. The battery system comes from Rimac and is said to be the world’s most power-dense to date. However, only 80 units of the super hybrid will be built.
gtspirit.com, techeblog.com, pistonheads.com, electricautosport.com (Rimac battery)
Zoe gets increased range: Renault has issued an upgrade for the Zoe which boosts its range by about 30 km to 240 kilometres. Inside the new Zoe, a more compact and lighter electric motor called R240 together with an optimised electronic management system are said to work wonders. The motor also features a new Caméléon system which allows faster charging at home (3 kW and 11 kW).
insideevs.com, transportevolved.com, autovolt-magazine.com
Tires reloaded: Goodyear showcases a concept tire in Geneva that produces energy – the BH03 transforms heat created when it rolls into electrical energy. However, the concept tire will not get to market anytime soon but will serve as a base for future innovations.
Concept EV from India: Tata Motors brought the ConnectNext concept to Geneva. The five-seater electric car comes without a B-pillar for flexibility on the inside while boasting technologies like screens for the rear passengers or cameras instead of mirrors.
indianautosblog.com, tatamotors.com (pdf)
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