Ultra-fast charging: Kreisel Electric presented the optimised version of its EV battery. It is the lightest module available and features an active cooling and heating system. According to the company, its product now has a charging capacity of 235 kWh, meaning an 85 kWh battery pack could be charged up to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.
elektroautor.com (in German)
More miles: Nissan apparently stepped up its guarantee against battery capacity loss for the new Leaf. For 24 kWh version, Nissan promised that the EV would lose less than 4 bars after 60,000 miles (or five years), while it guarantees the same after 100,000 miles (or eight years) for the 30 kWh version.
e-Golf perspective: On top of unveiling its BUDD-e, Volkswagen also presented the connected e-Golf Touch with gesture controls at the CES in Las Vegas. The ‘smartphone on wheels’ technology is said to already be an option for the facelifted 2016 model.
engadget.com, digitaltrends.com, chip.de (Video)
In the shadows: German Auto Bild says that the shadow seen in the Faraday Future presentation video is actually the silhouette of the start-up’s first serial SUV. FF allegedly even confirmed this to the German magazine.
autobild.de (in German), carscoops.com