Hydrogen racer: Pininfarina surprised in Geneva, showing its H2 Speed concept. It is fuelled by a light-weight hydrogen fuel cell that powers two electric motors by Green GT with race specification. The Italian car design firm claims its creation to be between a “competition prototype and a production supercar.” It definitely has been styled throughout, including the sound.
Electric racer: The teaser becomes reality, as Giugiaro unveiled its all-electric GTZero concept in Geneva. Very. Three electric drives have a combined output of 360 kW, gearing up for a top speed of 155 mph. The carbon frame keeps it light enough for a 300 mile range.
Daimler battery production: Daimler invests 500m euros in its subsidiary Accumotive to triple its battery assembly capacity and build a second factory in Saxony, Germany. Construction will start in autumn, with operations set to begin already in summer 2017.
Google car crash: The self-driving capabilities of the internet firms EVs have proven faulty for the first time, as a Google car brushed a public bus at a crossing. Both, the car and its human driver apparently assumed the bus would let them back into the lane. Welcome to the world of everyday driving.
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