Different outlooks on battery sales: While Tesla predicts a 50% annual sales growth over the next four years, its battery supplier Panasonic has publicized a more cautious outlook of just 16.5% for its automotive battery business in the same period. Despite the promised introduction of the Tesla Model X this year, Panasonic only forecasts an 11% growth in the next 12 months.
Sneak peak at the PP03: Drive eO’s 1020 kW electric race car will take a shot at first place at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb next weekend, challenging the Tajima Rimac E-Runner Concept_One. The Drive eO PP03 features 2160 Nm of peak torque and a top speed of 260 km/h.
Chevy slims down: The 2016 model of the Chevrolet Malibu hybrid will weigh 136 kilos less than its predecessor. About 54 kilos were saved using a stronger body structure and lighter components on both the in- and outside. The new 1.5-litre turbo engine also shed about 39 kilos.
New electric one-wheeler: Even though the all-electric scooter Moto Pogo only has one wheel, the driver can take a seat and move forward by pushing the handlebars, as they would with a Segway. The 500 watt motor allows for a top speed of 25 kph, while the scooter has a range of up to 30 km. Entrepreneur Carl Dagenais is currently collecting funds for production on Kickstarter.
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