Dec 13, 2018 - 08:41 pm

A drag race of a kind nature never invented

Formula E has released another rather spectacular PR film just before the start of the fifth season in Saudi Arabia. This time it is about one of the oldest sports in the world and one beloved in the arabic world. Here, it is of course combined with one of the newest.

Continue reading
Dec 10, 2018 - 10:44 pm

Aldi’s electric kids’ cars sell like hot cakes

It seems that electric cars can sell well in Australia after all. With Christmas at the door, one of Aldi Australia’s best and fastest-selling “special buys” is back. The kids’ electric cars that sold out in seconds in 2017 are on offer again this year.

Continue reading

– ADVERTISEMENT –



Dec 8, 2018 - 06:56 pm

In Québec, Racine offers a spin in a Tesla to sell their EVs

Sometimes a little madness goes a long way: The Canadian state of Québec is trying to get more EVs in the country to satisfy increasing demand. Racine has just opened a pre-owned EV division offering a free ride in Québec’s “fastest” EV – a pimped Tesla Model 3 – to inspire electric vehicle ownership.

Continue reading

– ADVERTISEMENT –

Nov 30, 2018 - 03:07 pm

Aral & DLR envision the fuel station of the future

The German fuel BP subsidiary Aral asked the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to study how gas stations may look like in the future. The vision entails services for self-driving cars, landing spots for air taxis and more charging stations than fuel pumps.

Continue reading
Nov 29, 2018 - 02:49 pm

Insensible urban aesthetics

The Zipcar car club that runs 325 VW e-Golf in London complains about the slow expansion of fast-charging infrastructure in the British capital. That is nothing new unfortunately but Zipcar quotes a new argument: some councils would refuse to install charging stations because they consider them “too ugly” for the borough.

driving.co.uk

Nov 26, 2018 - 01:50 pm

Electric SUVs now grace the African Serengeti

In Tanzania, the Mount Kilimanjaro Safari Club (MKSC) announced its plans to electrify its fleet of safari vehicles following a successful trial. The idea is to reduce emissions across the whole operation with the electric cars charging on solar power.

Continue reading
Nov 24, 2018 - 07:42 pm

Now that’s a fine

The Spanish government has decreed that major gas station operators have to provide EV charging stations within the next two years, and that failure to do so will result in fines of up to 30 million euros. Yet, it was not the money but time frame the association of pit stop owners complained about when calling the measure “absolutely hasty”.

petrolplaza.com

Nov 22, 2018 - 01:11 pm

Points for trying

The Formula E wants to send a message that goes beyond electric transport when opening the new season in Saudi Arabia next month. Seven female drivers will take part in the FE test in the country.

Continue reading
Nov 20, 2018 - 02:41 pm

The Tesla Model 3 hugger

Forget about tree hugging for now, there is a new earth conscious (kind of) practice around and this one is more responsive than any old bark. This new Model 3 hugging is brought to you by Tesla and involves embracing the whole of your electric car.

Continue reading
Nov 19, 2018 - 07:08 pm

Nio sells outfits so you can match your electric car

The Chinese EV startup Nio adds a new dimension to their offering. Fans can now wear their drive on their sleeve, thus showing both eco conscience and a sense of style. The clothing has not been made in just any factory but is a cooperation with the fashion designer Hussein Chalayan.

Continue reading
Nov 15, 2018 - 02:23 pm

Close, but not close enough

Harrogate Bus Company unveiled eight electric buses in July, announcing a five-year vision to make Harrogate a low emission bus town. But in a statement, the company revealed it needs a diesel generator because it is struggling with infrastructure.

Continue reading
Nov 13, 2018 - 07:16 pm

PHEV a fossil fuel burning bridge technology

Perhaps there are times when it makes sense to do away with incentives, especially if they do not lead to the desired behaviour. This may be the case for the Plug-In Grant in Britain that has been changed to exclude PHEV recently. New data suggest, the removal was right.

Continue reading
Nov 7, 2018 - 01:08 pm

Bright or brazen, or both perhaps?

This is a taste of things to come once more and more cars become autonomous: A Tesla owner has innovatively used the ‘summon’ function to regularly and remotely move his EV. While surely fun, the exercise actually served to circumvent a new two-hour limit rule on parking spots the town of Janesville, Wisconsin had introduced.

Continue reading
Nov 5, 2018 - 06:28 pm

This breathtaking BMW slogan will leave you speechless

BMW is not the usual carmaker given they have made an earnest effort to deliver, well one so far, electric car as early as 2013. While they are also gearing up to deliver more PEVs in future, they have not yet let go of their gas guzzling past as this truly unfortunate slogan shows.

Continue reading
Nov 5, 2018 - 01:42 pm

New Audi e-tron RSQ electric car is one of a kind

Audi has a new electric sports car. It does build on their upcoming e-tron but the RSQ model packs some extra special features that makes it one of a kind. Yet, do not get your hopes up too high to see it soon – the Audi RSQ is a virtual vehicle.

Continue reading
Nov 2, 2018 - 02:45 pm

Jaguar reimagines electric city design

Together with the London architecture office Barr Gazetas, Jaguar has developed multiple concepts to showcase how electric mobility could change cities in future by reutilising the past. Four bold drafts have been published.

Continue reading
Nov 1, 2018 - 11:31 am

Hydrogen-fuelled pizzeria

Toyota has converted a Tundra into a fuel cell vehicle with more than just a simple twist. The Mirai system powers not only a fully functioning pizza oven but also a pizza-baking robot.

Continue reading
Oct 30, 2018 - 02:25 pm

FAA legalises ultralight Hoverbike for real

At the start of 2017, we told you about a hoverbike called Scorpion. Back then the company from Russia was ahead of the game of flying cars, although their VTOL is more of a hovering jet ski. Nonetheless, at least they had a flying prototype and have since advanced.

Continue reading
Oct 26, 2018 - 04:08 pm

Solar yacht to sail the high seas

The SolarImpact is a luxurious electric yacht, fitted with solar panels which supply two 500 kW electric motors with power. The 800 kWh battery is said to be sufficient for ten hours of operation, but if that should not be enough, the yacht is also fitted with two diesel motors acting as range extenders.

Continue reading
Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/10/26/solar-yacht-to-sail-the-high-seas/
26.10.2018 16:21