Tag: Zero Motorcycles

Dec 8, 2021 - 02:37 pm

Polaris & Zero reveal Ranger XP Kinetic

Polaris and Zero Motorcycles have revealed their first vehicle, an all-electric utility task vehicle (UTV) called the Ranger XP Kinetic, which will arrive in US dealerships in summer 2022 and is also bound for the UK and European markets.

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Nov 5, 2021 - 01:36 pm

Zero presents new model year with improved batteries

The electric motorbike manufacturer Zero Motorcycles presents new battery technology, software updates to increase performance and the new Zero SR for the new 2022 model year. The electric motorbikes of the 2022 model series are available to order now and are to be delivered successively to all Zero dealers.

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Oct 14, 2020 - 02:27 pm

Zero presents 2021 electric motorcycle lineup

The electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles has introduced its 2021 model year, which this time includes almost only optical updates. The 2021 Zero models will be shipped immediately from the company’s headquarters in California to dealers in North America and Europe.

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Sep 30, 2020 - 07:16 pm

Polaris & Zero Motorcycles to co-develop all-terrain EVs

Zero Motorcycles teams up with power sports outfit Polaris to come up with electric vehicles, including ATVs and snowmobiles. The companies signed an “exclusive, 10-year agreement,” which Polaris said will help their effort to have an electric version of every vehicle type the company offers by 2025.

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Mar 11, 2019 - 10:50 pm

Swiss eQooder with Zero Motorcycles tech coming out

Swiss Quadro Vehicles has brought the eQooder to its home show in Geneva. The flexible four-wheeler builds on a quad but incorporates EV technology from Zero Motorcycles. It remains a little unclear what species the LEV will last belong to, but the on-sale is set.

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Feb 26, 2019 - 01:31 pm

Zero’s most powerful electric motorcycle to date

The U.S. manufacturer Zero Motorcycles has now presented the SR/F, its fastest electric motorcycle to date. The 82 kW strong electric bike has a torque of 190 Nm, a top speed of 200 kph, and a range of 322 kilometres that can be replenished fast, claims the company.

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Nov 30, 2018 - 06:17 pm

Zero expands to four wheels with the e-Qooder

Zero Motorcycles is introducing their first electric quad. The tilting four-wheeler named the e-Qooder is made in cooperation with the Swiss manufacturer Quadro Vehicles that fit Zero’s electric dive into their Qooder model.

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Oct 24, 2018 - 05:09 pm

Zero Motorcycles present 2019 e-bike lineup

Zero Motorcycles announce updates to their electric motorbike lineup for 2019. Ten years in the game, the Californians are ready to deliver more power and more range and to serve a wide circle of customers for longer.

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Apr 5, 2018 - 05:45 pm

Campagna working on electrified T-Rex

The Canadian manufacturer Campagna Motors is working on an electric version of their sports trike T-Rex. The propulsion technology comes from the electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles. Technical details have not been released.

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Jan 12, 2018 - 10:04 am

Zero to launch longer-range 11kW Zero DS in Europe

Electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero Motorcycles announced to launch an 11 kW version of its DS in Europe that provides double the battery capacity of the previous DS ZF7.2 – of course, with significant effects on the range.

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Oct 19, 2017 - 09:59 am

Toyota, Polestar, Nissan, Tesla, Zero Motorcycles, Van Hool.

Fine fuel cell concepts: Toyota will showcase hydrogen concepts at its home run in Tokyo this November. One is the Fine Comfort Ride, itself a carrier of not only fuel cell technology but autonomous driving capability as well. Its drives sit in the wheels and a load of hydrogen is said to last for a 1,000 kilometres while the sleek mini van can transport up to six persons. Also on display in Japan’s capital will be the Sora, Toyota’s first ever fuel cell bus that is set to go on sale next year. More than a 100 Sora are also booked to chauffeur visitors during the 2020 Olympics around Tokyo and will likely leave a lasting impression with their LED lights and stereoscopic shape.
carscoops.com, toyota.co.jp (Fine-Comfort Ride), carscoops.com, toyota.co.jp (Sora)

Polestar part 2: 640 million euros have been freed by Geely and Volvo to bolster their electric Polestar label. And that is only for the first phase which includes setting up production in Chengdu China. Five all-electric models are scheduled for launch throughout 2021, following the Polestar 1 PHEV (we reported).
electriccarsreport.com, media.volvocars.com

Is this the Leaf SUV? Could be, after all it is expected to make an entrance at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. A short teaser film evokes a sense of silhouette but is otherwise dubbed to outline “the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”
youtube.com via insideevs.com, autoblog.com

No credits for Model 3: Supercharging was never supposed to be free for those opting for the economy Tesla or at least not entirely. Turns out, that fast-charging will cost from day one as the annual credit of 400 kWh Model S and X users get nowadays won’t apply to the Model 3. The credit translates to about 4 – 5 full charges or 1,500 kilometres so future Model 3 drivers better hope for that new CCS plug we mentioned a few days ago.

Faster charging and more range are the two outstanding features of Zero Motorcycles’ 2018 series. Batteries now come with 10 percent more capacity and there is the option for a range-extending Power Tank that can deliver a city range of more than 200 miles. New too is the 6kW Charge Tank that increases charging time at a standard household outlet sixfold.
motorcycle.com, carolenash.com

Van Hool goes exquisite with its first 24 metre electric bus powered by IMC technology from Kiepe Electric. The EXQUI.CITY T that is on show at the Busworld in Belgium can thus hook on the overhead wire where available but also roam freely on battery power.
automotiveworld.com, knorr-bremse.de

May 18, 2017 - 08:26 am

Volvo, Toyota, Daimler, Elextra, Zero Motorcycles, Audi.

volvo-xc90-phev-hybrid-300x150pxVolvo to scrap diesel: The Swedish brand will no longer invest in the development of new diesel engines, CEO Hakan Samuelsson said in an interview with FAZ. He reasoned that the cost of reducing nitrogen oxide emissions is becoming too expensive but added that the technology would have a role to play until at least 2023 and later told Reuters that no firm decision is imminent. While Samuelsson may be careful, Volvo has long decided to invest in electrification and committed to offering a PHEV variant for each of its models.
autonews.com, faz.net (original source, in German)

Toyota to produce batteries in USA? With a move to Li-ion technology and away from NiMH batteries upon Toyota, its subsidiary Primearth EV Energy said there are plans to set up a plant in the States. While the project is still in discussion, Toyota does want to produce its own batteries for both hybrids and electric cars and is also concerned about shipping the packs from Japan. Until such a production facility would be set up however, Primeearth is to expand its capacities in Japan, while Toyota will source batteries for its Li-ion Prius PHEV from Panasonic until 2020 at least.

Daimler gets behind e-buses: A fully electric version of the Citaro bus is due to premier by 2018, Daimler confirmed at the Global Public Transport Summit in Montreal. Prototype testing is well underway and the German corporation has also instructed the Mobility Solutions unit of Daimler Buses to offer advice on e-mobility to public transport providers.
greencarcongress.com, daimler.com

In-depth details of the Danish-Swiss supercar Elextra emerged and tell of two electric drives that deliver up to 500 kW to all four wheels. The 0 – 100 sprint is a 2.3 sec leap and the design team hopes for a range of 600 km. A 100 pieces small series is to start by 2019 for half a million euros each and will be build in Stuttgart – just at the doorstep of Elextra’s most likely rival, the Porsche Mission E.

Don’t Wait For Washington: Zero Motorcycles promises buyers of its electric two-wheelers to take over the 10 percent Federal tax credit if the Government fails to revive the programme by the end of the year. It offers buyers up to 1,869 dollars cash back if they buy an electric motorcycle.

Price increase: Audi raised the price of its A3 Sportback e-tron by 600 dollars to arrive at a starting price of 39,500 dollars in the States. At least one gets a slightly more lux trim, too.
insideevs.com, audiusa.com

Dec 8, 2016 - 08:48 am

Rinspeed, Zero Motorcycles.

Video tip I: Following first images of its innovative self-driving city EV named Oasis, Swiss company Rinspeed released a first video showing the little cube in action. Though here, there is still a steering wheel – at least for the most part of the film. The car will be officially presented at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

Video tip II: Zero Motorcycles released a new promotional video, showing probably the first (and fake) chase on electric bikes. The policeman sits on a Zero DSR, trying to catch up with the bad guy on his Zero FXS.
youtube.com via autoevolution.com

Nov 11, 2016 - 09:24 am

Plug-in-Mini, Porsche, Nissan, Singulato, BAIC, Zero Motorcycles.

Mini-Countryman-Plug-in-Hybrid-2017Plug-in Countryman debut in LA: The new Mini will premier at next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. The Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 is the brand’s first plug-in hybrid and comes with a said range of 40 km – max. Press pictures show the little PHEV undisguised and it will hit the market by June 2017.
carscoops.com, press.bmwgroup.com

Another LA premier is due for Porsche’s Panamera, which will be presented with a new long-wheelbase, called the Executive. It is 15cm longer. Both the XL and the standard version are available as plug-in hybrids, while UK market entry is scheduled for April next year. Prices start at 84,838 GBP.
autocar.co.uk, carscoops.com

Leaf U.S. pricing: Nissan published the prices for its 2017 Leaf. In the USA, the electric car will cost from 30,680 dollars before EV incentives. The set-up remains the same apart from the 30 kWh battery as standard option (we reported).

Singulato is Zhiche: The Chinese EV firm coming up recently is not entirely new but the English name for Zhiche Auto. With its 600m dollar financing, it may build two concept electric cars. Both designs show wing doors and the logo displays an overlapping S and X – an inspired double meaning surely.

BAIC builds in Malaysia: The Chinese carmaker presented the EV200 made in Malaysia. The EV allegedly sits on the former Smart ForFour’s platform and is built in a joint venture with local Amber Dual. The front-wheel drive is powered by a 30.4 kWh Li-ion battery with the top speed set at 125 kph.

Zero Motorcycles’ new range: The electric motorcycle maker launched its 2017 line-up with a 200 mile range. Prices start at 8,495 dollars but almost double to 15,995 USD. A redesigned Z-Force drive delivers 19 percent higher torque and 11% more power and European dealers take deliveries.

Aug 18, 2016 - 07:54 am

Rimac Concept One, Zero Motorcycles

Video tip I: To be fair or not to be fair is not the question here as this race is surely spectacular. Race driver Archie Hamilton put a Rimac Concept One against a Tesla Model S P90D and the Ferrari LaFerrari on the quarter mile.

Video tip II: Mark Kane went on a factory tour – not to Fremont but to Zero Motorcycles. The electric motorcycle maker shows it all, from batteries and battery tests, through frames, chassis and electric motors to bike assembly, and more tests and even more questions.
livestream.com (account required) via insideevs.com

Apr 18, 2016 - 08:01 am

Tesla, 2050 Motors, Mahindra, Solar Impulse 2, Zero Motorcycles.

Tesla production: At the AVERE E-Mobility conference in Amsterdam, Tesla Vice President of Business Development, Diarmuid O’Connell, confirmed that nearly 400,000 Model 3 have already been reserved. As a result, the EV maker plans to increase production and expand its line-up, including a possible Tesla pickup truck.
electrek.com (with video)

New Nevada plant: 2050 Motors is checking out possible sites in the Las Vegas area to erect an automotive manufacturing plant. They may be seeking tax incentives before building. For now, the company will continue importing vehicles from their plant in China, including the recently unveiled e-Go and Ibis.

Mahindra launched: Indian carmaker Mahindra’s e2o has launched in the UK. The three-door hatchback claims a range of 29 miles and is competitively priced, starting at 12,995 pounds, after UK grants. Though it costs more than the Renault Twizy, it remains cheaper that alternatives like the Leaf and Zoe.

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Impulse continues: The Solar Impulse 2 is ready to continue its trip around the world. The plane was grounded last year after flying from Japan to Hawaii due to battery damage. After 13 test flights and training flights, the Solar Impulse 2 will be taking off as soon as the first favourable window for flight arises.

Pikes Peak race: Zero Motorcycles will be teaming up with Hollywood Electrics to enter the 100th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Two Zero FXS motorcycles will be in the race, piloted by Jake Holden and Mark Miller. The race takes place on a 12.42-mile course, beginning at 9,390 feet, and includes 156 turns.

Tesla social: Current Model S owners are being invited to a new event series called “Tesla Weekend Social.” The meetup offers current owners the chance to meet each other and also to speak with Tesla representatives about upcoming products and features. The first meetup will take a closer look at the Summon feature.

Oct 16, 2015 - 10:15 am

Volvo, Mitsubishi, Tesla, Nissan, Zero Motorcycles, Volkswagen.

Volvo-S60L-PPHEVAll-electric Volvo: The Swedish carmaker plans to build a 500-kilometre range EV to be launched by 2019. Furthermore, Volvo will offer a plug-in hybrid version of every model in its line-up, starting with Volvo series 60 and 90. By 2020, Volvo estimates 10 percent of its global sales will be electrified models.
autocar.co.uk, europe.autonews.com

Mitsubishi electrifies: By 2020, the Japanese want to include five SUVs in their range with four of those being offered electrically or as PHEV. The ASX is a candidate for pure electrification, while a new PHEV is to sit between the ASX and Outlander, eventually together with a hybrid Shogun Sport.

Tesla 7.0 in detail: The Autopilot allows Model S to steer within a lane, change lanes, and manage speed by via traffic-aware cruise control. It can also scan for a parking space and parallel park on command. Digital control of motors, brakes, and steering helps to prevent collisions.
forbes.com, teslamotors.com, jalopnik.com (with video)

New Leaf for X-Mas: The new Nissan LEAF with a 30kWh-battery will be available in Great Britain from December 2015. Prices start from 24,490 pounds (37,777 dollars). It will be produced alongside the smaller battery version at Nissan’s Sunderland factory in the UK.

New Zero Motorcycles: Zero Motorcycles presents its 2016 lineup with improved motor design, faster charging and longer range. Also, two new models were introduced, the 140-kilo Supermoto Zero FXS with 95 Nm torque and the Zero DSR boasting 144 Nm.
insideevs.com, gizmag.com, greencarreports.com

Recall order: Germany’s automobile regulator (KBA) ordered Volkswagen to recall 2.4 million diesel vehicles in the country. VW later expanded that recall on its own terms to include 8.5 million diesel cars in Europe. In the U.S., the EPA is holding back its recall order as it will first conduct testing of its own to see if VW’s proposed fix is effective. EPA announced further emission testing on diesel and petrol powered cars by other carmakers, too.
nytimes.com, euronews.com, detroitnews.com (EPA)

Jun 8, 2015 - 08:10 am

Zero Motorcycles.

More than 50 police departments are using electric motorcycles by Zero for patrolling in the USA. Zero offers three models of police motorcycles to meet the requirements of law enforcement. Departments particularly praise the silent approach of these machines.

May 22, 2015 - 08:14 am

Hyundai, Kia, Oslo, FOMM, Zero Motorcycles, Chevrolet.

Hyundai-Sonata-Hybrid-2015Hyundai plug-in near: The Sonata plug-in hybrid is set to hit its home market already this July, the Korean carmaker announced. It would thus coincide with the newly expanded subsidies that now also include PHEVs (we reported). Nothing has been said on when the hybrid model will be exported.
koreatimes.co.kr, yonhapnews.co.kr

Kia’s very own hybrid: New spy shots have emerged, showing a heavily camouflaged Kia PHEV dubbed the “Prius fighter,” as it is the brand’s first plug-in hybrid solely designed to be (partially) electric. The new pictures show the upcoming Kia as a crossover rather than a limousine.

Bad days for diesel: Diesel vehicles will be banned from Oslo’s roads if the Norwegian capital suffers from two consecutive days of high air pollution, city council says. Each ban has to be approved by the NPRA (Norwegian Public Roads Administration), while emergency, delivery and other vehicles will be exempt.
vg.no (in Norwegian)

JV partner wanted: Japanese FOMM (First One Mile Mobility) has developed a prototype of a small EV to be made in Thailand, where it is now looking for partners to set up production. The electric city car is set to launch in 2017 and might make it to Europe in the future as it complies with the L7e standard.

Cheaper electric motorcycles: Zero Motorcycles says is cutting the price of its whole 2015 range of electric motorcycles by 1,350 dollars in the U.S. The reason is not low demand but lower battery costs, which the company wants its customers to benefit from, too.
insideevs.com, prnewswire.com

2016 Volt pricing: Chevrolet has announced the price for the upcoming next-gen Volt for Canada, where it will be available from 38,390 dollars (MSRP) plus a 1,600 dollar destination freight charge, bringing the total up to 39,990 CAD (32,800 USD). This means GM is making its new Volt only slightly cheaper (105 CAD) than the outgoing model.

May 18, 2015 - 08:43 am

Volkswagen, BYD, Aston Martin, Honda, Renault, Zero Motorcycles.

Golf plug-in with gullwing doors: VW used the annual Wörthersee festival in Austria to unveil the Golf GTE Sport. The concept features a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with two electric motors and a combined output of 400 hp, a carbon fiber body and gullwing doors. The Golf GTE Sport will most likely not go into serial production, however.
greencarcongress.com, autovolt-magazine.com, theverge.com

BYD e6 to get increased range: By the end of the year, BYD will offer its e6, often used as a taxi, with considerably more range. The 82 kWh battery pack features cells with an increased energy density and will allow the EV to go 250 miles (400 km) on one charge, while the weight of the car will only increase by 40 kilos compared to the current model.
electric-vehiclenews.com, insideevs.com

Aston Martin update: Auto Express reports that the serial production version of the all-electric DBX, introduced as a concept at the Geneva Motor Show, will have a range of more than 300 miles (480 km). The EV is said to become available in 2019 (we reported).

Honda begins Shuttle sales in Japan: Honda Motor has launched its new, compact Shuttle, which is now available for sale across Japan. The station wagon is available in two hybrid variants, the Hybrid X and Hybrid Z. According to Honda, this is the first time that any station wagon in the 5-number size available in the market has a 4WD option.
automotiveworld.com, automotive-business-review.com

Job engine Zoe: Renault has added 100 jobs at its factory in Cléon, France. The reason is the production of the new electric motor R240, which will give the Renault Zoe 30 kilometres more range (up to 240 km) and will soon be delivered.

Zero Motorcycles invests: The electric motorcycle maker is investing more than 2 million dollars in its research, development and production. Half of the money is provided by the California Energy Commission. Moreover, Zero announced that its complete model range is now also available in Italy.
electriccarsreport.com, prnewswire.com

Feb 5, 2015 - 09:18 am

Vehicle electrification market, Zero Motorcycles factory.

Research tip: A new study by Research and Markets looks at the global vehicle electrification market (including mild hybrids) and forecasts a compound annual growth rate of 19 percent, accumulating to 30,74 billion dollars by 2019. Japan and China are the main contributors to the growth.
researchandmarkets.com via wallstreet-online.de

Reading tip: Loz Blain took a trip down the future lane when visiting the Zero Motorcycles factory in California. Blain took pleasure in riding the entire range of electric motorcycles and spikes his report with data and snippets from the company’s finest.

Jan 16, 2015 - 09:35 am

Google, VIA Motors, GM, Toyota, Zero Motorcycles.

Google-Selfdriving-CarGoogle ready to take the wheel: The internet giant wants to test a fleet of 150 of its self-driving vehicles on public roads in California as early as this spring. The electric car will be built in Detroit. Google is also in talks with suppliers and hopes to introduce a production version of the vehicle by 2020. The list includes Bosch, LG Electronics, Continental and Roush, as well as carmakers GM, Ford, Toyota Motor, Daimler and VW.
greencarcongress.com, reuters.com

Chevy Silverado (finally) electrified: VIA Motors kicked off commercial production of the e-truck with range extender. 40 eREV have already been delivered to customers, another 200 retrofitted units are on their way. According to VIA Motors, their factory in Mexico could retrofit up to 10,000 units per year.
electriccarsreport.com, hybridcars.com

Who made the Bolt: It is hard to deny that the new all-electric Chevy looks a lot like BMW’s i3. Apparently the EV was thought up by GM’s design studio in Port Melbourne, Australia. The Chevy Bolt is also the result of collaboration between GM Australia, GM Korea and GM North America.

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Cadillac opens check book: The carmaker wants to invest 12 billion dollars in the development of eight new models by 2020. Unfortunately, neither a new ELR plug-in hybrid nor a pure electric car made the list, even though Cadillac has said that it would want an EV in its portfolio.

Long waiting lists: A total of 1,500 customers have placed their order for a Toyota Mirai FCV in Japan in the first month. Toyota had estimated it would sell only 400 units in the whole of 2015. As the carmaker steps up production, waiting times for the car will increase. By 2017, Toyota hopes to quadruple production, rolling out 3,000 units per year.
electriccarsreport.com (orders), asia.nikkei.com (production)

Zero Motorcycles in Thailand: Late last year, BV Moto was made the official reseller of the all-electric vehicle and now hopes to sell 30 units a year. The bikes are imported from the U.S. and sell for 690,000 to 870,000 Thai Baht (21,000 – 26,600 dollars). Motocross models start at 630,000 Baht (19,200 USD).

Jan 9, 2015 - 09:56 am

IBM, Zero Motorcycles, India, Leshi, ZBoard, Mitsubishi.

IBM is eyeing electric transport: The IT corporation received a patent for managing EV charging and related transactions, and it is not the first of IBM’s e-mobility aspirations. In November, IBM signed an agreement with ASELSAN to develop metal-air batteries for electric vehicles.
ipwatchdog.com, bloomberg.com

Zero-PoliceZero takes up speed: Electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero reports record sales in 2014 and expects growth to continue this year. Especially sales to police patrol fleets have been taking off, while Zero Motorcycles strives to further expands its market internationally.

Indian push for EVs: According to a media report, India may spend Rs.1,400 crore (about 224 million dollars) over the next two years on incentives and subsidies for makers and buyers of electric vehicles as part of an effort to have at least six million EVs on the country’s roads by 2020.

Expert recruited: Internet company Leshi, that strives to build electric cars for the Chinese market, recruited Lv Zhengyu, who held managing positions at carmaker Infiniti before. At Leshi, he will take the lead of the electric supercar project.

Electric skateboard: ZBoard is running a crowdfunding campaign to issue its second generation electric skateboard. The ZBoard 2 is lighter and faster than its predecessor and comes in two versions. Top speed for both is 20 mph while ranges between 16 and 24 miles are given. Prices start at 999 dollars.
ubergizmo.com, indiegogo.com (campaign)

Outlander PHEV test: Nigel Donnelly delivers an update from his long-term testing of the Mitsubishi plug-in hybrid. Once he got to grip with the “various quirks” of the electric system, he found the Outlander PHEV a very “practical” ride around town.

Dec 3, 2014 - 11:19 am

Germany, Dubuc Motors, Zero, Dreamliner, Haima, Greenwheel, Ather.

No investment, no EVs: Germany’s national platform for electric mobility NPE presented its progress report to the government yesterday. It states that no more than 500,000 EVs will be on Germany’s streets by 2020 instead of the planned 1 million, if the country does not invest more. NPE suggests i.e. to offer a tax break for EVs sold as company cars and to increasingly support research and development.
zeit.de, autobild.de, welt.de (articles in German)

Electric sports car from Canada: Dubuc Motors unveiled its “Tomahawk” which is said to go from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds and to feature a top speed of 140 mph and a range of 275 miles. Dubuc is now seeking investors for the production and plans to offer the Tomahawk for “under 100,000” dollars in 2016.
newswire.ca, angel.co, dubucmotors.com

New electric motorcycles underway: Zero Motorcycles announces that it has entered full production of its 2015 model line. The first shipments are now in transit, with all North American dealerships receiving the new models by the end of January. European delivery is scheduled for February 2015.
insideevs.com, prnewswire.com

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Investigating Dreamliner incidents: Battery fires in Boeing’s pride and joy (we reported) were the result of inadequate design and testing, U.S. investigation authority NTSB concludes. A short circuit in one of the battery’s eight cells triggered a runaway failure that engulfed the entire power pack. The NTSB blames Boeing as well as battery maker GS Yuasa and the Federal Aviation Administration FTA.
usatoday.com, bloomberg.com, wsj.com

New EVs from China: In April, Chinese manufacturer Haima will introduce an all-electric version of its model Aishang at the Shanghai Auto Show and launch it on the Chinese market around the same time. Meanwhile, Greenwheel EV has presented its Hummer-inspired Jummer EV.
carnewschina.com (Haima), carnewschina.com (Greenwheel)

Ather gets first million: The Indian start-up has collected one million dollars for the development of its high-speed electric scooter. It is said to hit a maximum speed of 75 kph and to be 20 percent lighter than current petrol scooters. Moreover, it can supposedly be “charged up over a lunch break”.
thehindu.com, vccircle.com

Oct 1, 2014 - 08:40 am

Audi, Lamborghini, Zero Motorcycles, Ford, Kia.

Super hybrid rumoured: Apparently, Audi plans to issue a hybrid super car by 2016, the Swedish edition of Auto Motor & Sport reports. This Audi R10 would not build on the diesel hybrid technology of the victorious Le Mans racer but take on its competitors like the Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1 and LaFerrari with a 1,000-hp hybrid 6-litre V10 drivetrain.
autocars4x4.com, automotorsport.se (in Swedish)

Hybrid Lamborghini? The Italian carmaker is rumoured to also have a hybrid super car in the pipeline. At least this is what an Italian print magazine suggests when publishing images of what is said to be a hybrid Asterion, which is set to debut in Paris this week.

Updated Zero range: Zero Motorcycles introduced its 2015 line up. The Zero S, Zero SR and Zero DS all come with 10% higher capacity and upgraded standard equipment. Pricing starts at 9,845 dollars for the Zero FX and go up to 17,345 for the Zero SR. Orders are open now while the bikes are due to arrive in the States by December. Europeans will have to wait until February next year.
asphaltandrubber.com, electriccarsreport.com (with photos and video)

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Mondeo ready to order: Ford has started taking orders for its new generation Mondeo in Europe. In the UK, pricing starts at 20,795 pounds. The new Mondeo, which is built in Spain, finally comes in a hybrid version (24,995 pounds). Originally revealed in Detroit 2012, it´s about time.
carmagazine.co.uk, thegreencarwebsite.co.uk

The Kia Soul EV in Canada will only be available at 11 dealerships. Nevertheless, two reviewers recently took the angular EV for a ride. Brendan McAleer finds it “certifiable groovy,” given you live in an area of Canada where there are enough charge points around. Jim Robinson is also hooked on the looks and the Soul EV’s range of 150 kilometres.
driving.ca (McAleer), wheels.ca (Robinson)

Sep 24, 2014 - 08:29 am

Nissan, GreenTech, Toyota, Fiat, Zero Motorcycles.

Electric VIP transport: Today at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, Nissan will show a premium version of its electrified E-NV200 van. The luxury demonstrator will be equipped with a 21.5-inch DSP monitor, LED lighting and a pair of club class seats for increased leg room.

GreenTech prices: GreenTech Automotive (GTA) has issued pricing for its two electric cars manufactured in Mississippi. The GTA MyCar starts at 17,140 dollars while the GTA G2 is available for 21,250 dollars. Both EVs have a limited speed of 35 mph and come with a range of around 60 miles.

Pricing for 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Pricing starts at 26,790 dollars for the base LE and goes up to 29,980 dollars for the XLE premium version. The new models are to become available this autumn. Michael Harley was lucky enough to review the new Camry Hybrid SE, which is now facing worthy competition from Ford, Hyundai or Volkswagen.
hybridcars.com (pricing), autoblog.com (review)

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New hybrid GT-R: The next generation Nissan GT-R will be available from 2018 with a hybrid drivetrain, German Auto Bild reports. A first optical impression is delivered by the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo which was first shown at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year.
autobild.de (in German)

Fiat 500e in Oregon: The fully electric Italian small car is now available as 2015 model year at Fiat studios in Oregon for a monthly 199-dollar lease with 999 dollars down payment. Since its introduction in 2013, the Fiat 500e has only been on sale in California.

Zero at Intermot: American manufacturer Zero Motorcycles is to present its full range of electric bikes at the upcoming motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany stating next week. However, details on the new 2015 model year have not yet been revealed.

Found on electrive.com
10.03.2023 16:42