Tag: BladeGlider

Aug 30, 2016 - 08:08 am

Opel Ampera-e, Nissan BladeGlider, batteries.

Video tip I: GM and Opel CEOs Dan Ammann and Karl-Thomas Neumann took the new Ampera-e for a quick spin. Naturally, – and not staged at all – they are excited about the amount of torque the new Opel has to offer.

Video tip II: Remember the all-electric Nissan BladeGlider? The three-seated sports car was spotted during the Olympics in Rio. Here is a closer look at the concept car – interviews, drawings and on the road images included.
youtube.com via technologicvehicles.com

Reading tip: Richard Martin explains why battery performance has still not increased significantly. In a nutshell: innovative start-up often don’t have the cash to set up production, while established players are not as interested in a new chemical make up, as they are in improving Li-ion technology.

Aug 19, 2016 - 08:18 am

Samsung, Gree, LG, Even Electric, Daimler, Bosch, BladeGlider.

Samsung to try EVs again? After Samsung first embarked on the car market together with Renault but had to sell 70 percent of its stakes to the French, it is time for another attempt. The technology corporation is in talks to get into business with Fiat Chrysler subsidiary Magneti Marelli. It is likely that this time Samsung would try to venture into electric vehicles just as its arch rival Apple.
androidheadlines.com via cleantechnica.com

EV market take over in China: AirCon maker Gree acquired Zhuhai Yinlong New Energy for 13bn yuan (2bn dollars). Yinlong has been making EV batteries since 2009 and builds a line of seven electric cars and 18 electric buses. The moves comes in the wake of Beijing’s push for green technologies.

Chevy-Bolt-ProductionLG is gearing up for Bolt: The Korean supplier is readying its lines for the mass production of GM’s mass market EV already this month. LG is to deliver the battery pack, the electric motor, and the power electronics. Officially, GM will start the Bolt production, or assembly rather, this October.
electrek.co, hybridcars.com

Taking EV sales global and online is the mission of Canadian start-up Even Electric. Its showroom will be virtual and in a cloud formed by Microsoft, yet the firm also plans to set up ‘education centres’ for customers to learn about and try EVs from different brands. A pilot in Iceland has yielded data.
theglobeandmail.com, autoblog.com

E-mobility expert move: Bosch has hired Daimler’s top electric motors development executive, Harald Kröger. For two years, he also served on Tesla’s board of directors. Bosch would not comment.
europe.autonews.com, fortune.com

BladeGlider first drive: As if being in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics is not enough, Leon Poultney got to drive the Nissan BladeGlider prototype on a race track – in a non-competitive fashion. Obviously, the three-seaters top was open and gliding allowed. “Bonkers and brilliant” – we can imagine indeed.

Jun 26, 2014 - 08:25 am

GKN, Mercedes, BladeGlider, Visiobike.

GKN takes e-racer to Goodwood: The electric motor manufacturer will take part in the Goodwood Festival of Speed with the TMG EV P002. The car which has already won Pikes Peak in 2012 is driven by two GKN axial flux motors delivering 1.200 Nm to the rear axle.
hybridcars.com, puregreencars.com

Temporary range extension explained: Transport Evolved takes a look at the Mercedes B-class range mode feature. Basically, it is a battery boost, similar to the Tesla principle where the battery is programmed to use more of its capacity. Do this too often and you will ultimately shorten battery life.

BladeGlider test drive: Wes Raynal got the chance to drive a prototype of Nissan’s concept car, of which the company says might go into production by 2017. Essentially it is a race car brought to the streets and Raynall found it nothing but “remarkable.” When it comes to handling, Raynal likes its better than the Ariel Atom on which the BladGlider mule is based on and which he drove on that same day.

Looking for funding: Visiobike is a pedelec from a Croatian start-up which utilises the smartphone as controller that analyses the bike’s sensors and also serves as rear-view camera. However, the crowdfunding project to make this visonary e-bike come true, is about to fail as only 6,000 of 180,000 euros needed have been collected so far.
indiegogo.com (campaign) via green.autoblog.com

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Jan 13, 2014 - 10:22 am

Audi, BAIC, Tesla, BladeGlider, Hyundai Porsche.

Welcome to a new edition of “electrive.com today”, the fresh industry service for electric mobility – made in Germany! Our newsletter is published every workday, delivering you all the latest global emobility news – short, to the point, and free of charge. Here are today’s top stories and innovations:

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Audi-e-tron-CrossoverAudi plug-in concept: Before today’s start of the Detroit Auto Show, Audi released details of its latest crossover concept. The Allroad Shooting Brake has a 2.0 TFSI engine driving the front wheels and an electric motor with 85 kW powering the rear axle. The concept car is presumably a preview of what we might see in the next Q1.
greencarcongress.com, carmagazine.co.uk, autoblog.com (photos)

Electric Saab for China: BAIC will bring the Saab 9-5 back to life as an electric version for the Chinese market. As Shenbao D or Senova D it will cost about 37,000 euros. This year’s production of 10,000 is set to double by 2015. With a 40 kW motor, the EV has a top speed of 130 km/h and a range of 150 kilometres. When the electric Saab will come to Europe is yet unknown.

Tesla upgrades wall adapter: After six Model S drivers reported problems with overheating wall-charger adapters, the Californian company will send out new plugs including a new thermal fuse to all customers for free. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that these incidents are “very rare.”
bloomberg.com, greencarreports.com, green.autoblog.com

BladeGlider might go into production: According to Nissan’s VP Andy Palmer it is in “the mid-term plan” to build the triangle-shaped concept in small numbers. First, a lawsuit over copyrights will have to be sorted as Don Panoz believes the BladeGlider resembles his DeltaWing racer all too strongly.
carmagazine.co.uk, autoblog.com

Hyundai fuel cell lease: The US branch of Hyundai has specified the terms for leasing their Tucson FuelCell, which is better known as IX35 FCEV in Europe. On a two-years contract, customers pay a monthly instalment of 499 dollars with 2,999 dollars down payment. The lease includes maintenance as well as fuel.

Panamera S E-Hybrid test ride: John Simpson was sceptical before riding the plug-in hybrid Porsche but was soon won over by its performance. Yet Simpson found a “snag” – the price of 89,000 GBP (147,000 USD) and he wonders, if buyers that can afford this car will benefit from the government’s plug-in car grant.

Found on electrive.com
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