Audi, Rimac, Formula E, Shell Eco-Marathon Europe.
Audi autonomously and electric: Audi presents the R8 e-tron piloted driving concept at CES Asia. While the EV is essentially the same that was shown in Geneva earlier this year (two electric drives with 170 kW and a said range of 450 km), the current model is able to drive autonomously.
Battle of Megawatts: Croatian Rimac Automobili is working on an all-electric racer said to deliver more than 1,000 kW, Electric Autosport reports. It is designed to compete at this year’s ‘Pikes Peak International Hill Climb’, where the EV will meet its Latvian megawatt counterpart: the eO PP03 by Drive eO. Rimac allegedly chose Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima to make a run for victory.
One battery for all? At least until the fifth season of the Formula E begins in 2018/19, CEO Alejandro Agag advises the teams to collectively develop an improved battery. This would keep costs down while ensuring technological advances and longer races at the same time.
863 km per kWh is the new efficiency benchmark and was claimed by the TUFast Eco Team of the TU Munich at the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe in the BEV prototype category. The winning FCV prototype came from the Eco-Runner Team from the TU Delft which delivered a range of 1,227 km/m3.
– Feedback –
Most clicked link on Tuesday was the Mitsubishi i-MiEV featuring a range extender by VW (unofficially) which surely is not the cleanest but truly among the most creative solutions to fight range anxiety.