Spyker’s incarnation: The Dutch company’s partnership with Volta Voltaré is beginning to bear fruits. Not only will Spyker start offering electric cars, but also electric planes under the new label SpykerAero. While the aircraft will have a range extender, it will use the same electric drive by Volta, as the EV does. Spyker is looking into setting up a Formula E team – a move that would only make sense given the scale of the promised electrification.
Tesla tweetstorm: Elon Musk was very active on Twitter providing more infos on the Model 3. The base model will feature a rear wheel drive only but AWD is available as an option for less than 5,000 dollars. The trunk does fit a bike, while the backseats have enough space for three child seats.
Two new EVs to triple sales? BYD places high hopes in its latest electric models for China, the Qin EV300 and the e5. Both boast a range of more than 186 miles and can double as a power source. BYD expects to triple sales this year as it targets to sell 150,000 new energy vehicles.
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Successful ZEISS Battery Workshop at RWTH Aachen. High resonance from the battery community. The talks covered topics from 3D non-destructive x-ray imaging to microstructure investigations to simulations. A poster about µm to nm battery material analysis can be downloaded: Multi-scale Battery Analysis Poster. And a paper about multi modal analysis of battery material can be found here: Multi-Modal Imaging.
Hybrid Honda CR-V? A Japanese website leaked drawings of the next-gen Honda CR-V. Not only does it look sharper, but will apparently also be released as plug-in hybrid variant.
en.responsejp.com via indianautosblog.com
Long Beach ePrix: Lucas di Grassi (Abt) won the latest Formula E race, which took place in California over the weekend. French Stephane Sarrazin from team Venturi came in second, followed by Daniel Abt from Team Abt.
electricautosport.com, fia-fe.com, youtube.com (highlights)
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