Tag: Brammo

Aug 13, 2015 - 08:34 am

Hyundai, Kia, BMW, Tesla, Proterra, Brammo.

Koreans charge ahead: Together, Hyundai and Kia want to introduce four new hybrids, two plug-ins and one electric car in the USA, Automotive News reports. Two models are solely designed as hybrids. They are based on the platform of the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte, respectively, and can be expected by 2017. The all-electric model will come from Hyundai, possibly in the same year.

BMW i5 update: An electric and a PHEV variant of the i5 are becoming more likely. AutoBild summarises presumptions so far: it will be bigger than the i3 but use the same electric motor, while the PHEV will be coupled with an engine doubling as range extender. Materials will include carbon, but less to keep the cost down. The price is presumed to be around 5,000 euros higher than a comparable 3-series BMW. The launch is expected by 2019.
autobild.de (in German)

Tesla-Model-XModel X production delayed? Tesla is still negotiating with three essential suppliers and not all components have been ordered yet, Green Car Reports discloses. Consequently, only a few units of the Model X are being assembled pretty much by hand, while serial production might not start before December or January.

Explosion at Proterra plant: The electric bus maker’s facility in Greenville, South Carolina, saw two blasts last night. Apparently, one bus also caught fire. The cause of the explosions is still being investigated. No one was harmed.
foxcarolina.com via insideevs.com

Out with the old: Brammo is selling off its remaining stock of electric motorcycles. 2014 Empulse models now cost only 9,995 dollars, while the 2014 Empulse R, on which the new 20,000-dollar Victory Empulse TT is modeled on, is selling for a mere 11,995 dollars.

Mar 16, 2015 - 09:55 am

Apple iCar, New Brammo website.

Click tip 1: Appleinsider claims to have uncovered the location of where Apple is working on its all-electric iCar. These seemingly unimpressive buildings are registered to a company called SixtyEight and are believed to be a key component of Apple´s “Titan” project.

Click tip 2: After the Polaris takeover, Brammo has given its website a makeover. The new focus has clearly been placed on the new business model, the development of electric powertrains.
brammo.com via insideevs.com



Jan 19, 2015 - 09:34 am

Polaris, Brammo, Porsche, Scion, Gigafactory, Toyota, McLaren.

Polaris buys Brammo’s motorcycle business: The investment will allow Brammo to focus solely on designing, developing and integrating electric drivetrains. Polaris’ will help market vehicles using Brammo technology and utilize the assets acquired to manufacture electric motorcycles later this year.
puregreencars.com, electriccarsreport.com

Porsche-919-HybridPorsche 919 Hybrid LMP1 unveiled: The second generation of the Le Mans racer features a more angular nose than last year’s design. The hybrid drivetrain will consist of a V4 gasoline engine, an electric motor to power the front wheels, as well as two recuperation systems.
autosport.com, jalopnik.com, greencarcongress.com

Toyota kills Scion iQ: Due to ever falling sales figures, the company is pulling its Smart lookalike off the market. The electric variant had already been cancelled with fewer than 200 units built. Scion as a brand will continue to exist. If it will venture into the electric or hybrid market again remains to be seen.

Gigafactory update: Recent construction permits for Tesla’s battery plant in Nevada reveal that just laying foundation will cost some 16 million dollars and the first phase of structural steel construction another 15 million. The total cost of the project is estimated at 5 billion dollars. Right next door, the company Switch will build what will be the world’s largest data centre.
forbes.com (Tesla), gigaom.com (Switch)

Toyota recall: In the U.S., the carmaker is calling back 5,000 Prius V from model years 2014 and 2015 due to possible issues with the Occupant Classification System (OCS). The system is responsible for activating and deactivating the passenger seat air bag and may not have been calibrated correctly.
puregreencars.com, autoblog.com

McLaren P1 GTR headed for Geneva: The track-only hypercar will be unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show as a world premiere. The GTR features a tweaked version of the hybrid system from the P1 road car and only existing P1 owners will get a chance to buy it.
roadandtrack.com (with video), topgear.com

Sep 9, 2014 - 09:14 am

Tesla vs. Brammo, Formula E.

Video tip: Race driver Eric Bostrom pitches a Tesla Model S against the electric motorcycle Brammo Empulse at the Laguna Seca Raceway. Well, to know who wins you have to watch the video (filmed from the driver’s perspective), but its worth it.

Reading tip: The Formula E is set to start this Saturday in Beijing and to get you up to speed EV World summarised everything there possibly is to know about the electric racing series.

Aug 28, 2014 - 09:08 am

Nissan, Brammo, London, Renault, Volkswagen.

Made in Russia: Nissan is showing its new Pathfinder at Moscow Motor Show, which for the first time will also be offered as a hybrid. It is the first petrol-electric hybrid to be built in Russia and one of nine vehicles produced in the country. It is a sign that Nissan is stepping up its commitment to Europe’s largest markets.
thegreencarwebsite.co.uk, noodls.com, jomomag.blogspot.de

Nissan-Leaf-RenderingWhat the new Leaf could look like: AutoExpress issued what it says is an exclusive preview of the 2016 Nissan Leaf. The EV is said to come with a sportier yet conventional look. Moreover, the publication speculates that the next generation will be equipped with Tesla Supercharger capabilities instead of CHAdeMO.
autoexpress.co.uk, transportevolved.com

Brammo special offer: The U.S. manufacturer of electric motorbikes will offer an additional rebate of 5,600 euros (7,400 dollars) in Europe, making its two-wheeler available starting at less than 10,000 euros – the base model now costing 9,513 euros (12,570 dollars) to be precise. The deal is limited to September and October, however. The end-of-summer deal is also available in the States.
shortnews.de (Germany), green.autoblog.com (U.S.)

Wirelessly charged buses for London: The trial is led by Transport London and will see four extended-range diesel-electric hybrid buses, which will be charged up inductively while waiting at the bus stands. Besides the one-year trial, the English capital plans on having 1,700 hybrid buses in service by 2016.
tfl.gov.uk, edie.net, electric-vehiclenews.com

The perfect London commuter: The MacFarlane family has a Renault ZOE. They live near London and say that while they were worried about running out of power in the beginning, range is no longer an issue. Father Campbell MacFarlane also likes the overall feel of the vehicle, as well as its easy to access the rear seats. They call it the perfect family car.

Testing the E-Golf: U.S. journalists were invited to test the electric Volkswagen, and the overall result was rather positive. Still, Chris DeMorro notes that the EV will most likely not be a “breakthrough or gamechanger,” but that it is worth considering when shopping for an electric vehicle.


Aug 14, 2014 - 08:37 am

GM, Hero Electric, Brammo, BMW, Audi, Chevy Volt.

The Chevy Volt prove exceptional once more, as it is the only (!) model that has not had to be recalled by General Motors this year. The American company has had to admit safety issues with almost its entire range, forcing them to recall tens of millions of cars.
autonews.com via greencarreports.com

Hero-Electric-PhotonLow cost e-scooter for India: Hero Electric presented its latest electric scooter, the Photon, designed for the Indian market. It has a top speed of 45 kph and a said range of 80 kilometres. The Photon is priced at 54,110 rupees, that is less than 900 dollars, and will first be available in five cities across India.

Brammo in Australia: ELMOFO (Electro Motive Force) has been appointed the importer and distributor for the electric motorcycles of Brammo in Australia. The company not only supplies but also designs and builds electric vehicles and EV components.

Canadian i3 review: “Electric. Eclectic. Edgy i3. Goes fast. But not far,” is the short version of Kathy Renwald’s review of the BMW i3. However, she got much more to say as Renwald also gives details about the pricing for the Canadian market.

Audi A3 e-tron: EV Fleetworld‘s Danny Coobs is looking at the Audi A e-tron’s suitability for fleets. Although the carmaker took its time to arrive in the plug-in market, Cobbs thinks “perhaps now is the time when the consensus of opinion will favour this type of drivetrain,” esp. as his verdict puts the e-tron above all other plug-in hybrids on the market.

Will Volt become a family? The new generation Volt is already loaded with expectation. It seems, however, as if they not all point in one direction but could give an indication that GM is planning a whole range of Volt models, similar to Toyota’s Prius, Transport Evolved muses.

Jul 11, 2014 - 08:19 am

MIT, Fraunhofer IAO, Brammo, Fuel cells.

Ambient-MobilitySensible cooperation: Fraunhofer IAO is collaborating with MIT’s SENSEable City Lab. A new research centre in Stuttgart called Ambient Mobility Lab will develop “future-ready mobility concepts” like autonomous driving, carsharing, and new drivetrains. The state of Baden-Württemberg is funding the project with 2.65 million euros.

To electrify them all: E-motorcycle manufacturer Brammo and drivetrain specialist Team Industries plan to jointly offer solutions to electrify a range of vehicles like buses, boats, motorbikes, quads and others. All but cars basically, as they strive to tap the potential of rather new markets.

Deepening fuel cell understanding: Researchers at Stanford, SLAC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Sandia National Labs, analysed the hydrogen-oxygen reaction in a fuel cell and documented the process using a synchrotron. They expect their observation of the transfer of oxygen ions in the catalysts to lead to more efficient fuel cells.

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Most clicked link on Thursday was the video of Robb Holland, who learned to love Tesla on the Nürburgring.

Mar 20, 2014 - 09:38 am

Tesla Model S, Brammo Empulse.

Video tip 1: Tesla Sales Manager Ben Kanner explains the inner and outer workings of the Model S in this EdisonTech Centre video.

Video tip 2: Brammo lead developer Brian Wissmann leaves no question unanswered about the technology inside the Empulse. After all, who could know the e-motorcycle any better?
youtube.com via chargedevs.com

Feb 4, 2014 - 09:36 am

Volkswagen, Brammo, Kia, Mitsubishi, Subaru.

Polo plug-in hybrid: Volkswagen has just confirmed plans to introduce the city car as PHEV as well as CNG powered version as early as next year. VW’s small plug-in will use the ‘TwinDrive system,’ which can be combined with either petrol or diesel engines. VW made it clear though that the Polo drivetrain will be different from the plug-in drive of the upcoming Golf GTE.

Brammo-Empulse-2014Brammo Empulse updated: The 2014 models of the Empulse and Empulse R electric motorcycles are now 4.5 kg less heavy, which leads to improved handling and performance figures. The refined all-electric motorbikes will become available during 2014 with prices starting at 16,995 dollars.
electriccarsreport.com, puregreencars.com

Kia Soul EV fully exposed: The production version of the Korean electric car has been caught on camera before its official debut at the Chicago Auto Show. The Soul EV has the Kia typical ‘Tiger Nose’ but comes with accents in friendly blue and has a closed-off grille, which is actually bigger as on the standard soul. An electric range of over 120 miles speaks of tiger-like strength.
green.autoblog.com, transportevolved.com

Mitsubishi concepts in Geneva: The Japanese carmaker will show its studies of SUV plug-in hybrids GC-PHEV and XR-PHEV for the first time in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Both concepts debuted at Tokyo Motor Show in November last year.
tagesanzeiger.ch (In German)

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: The editors of ‘Green Packs’ took a closer look at Subaru’s hybrid SUV that comes with a 3.4 hp electric motor powered by a 13.5kWh nickel-metal hydride battery to support the boxer petrol engine. According to Green Packs, the new hybrid could be a leap to the future for Subaru and help in reaching out to new customers.

Jan 27, 2014 - 09:32 am

Tesla, Germany, Brammo, BYD, Toyota.

tesla-chinaTesla goes China: Veronica Wu, vice president of Tesla in China, told Reuters in an interview about Tesla’s big plans for China. Tesla aims to open shops in 10-12 Chinese cities by the end of this year. By 2015 the production for China could be on level with the number of cars made for the U.S. and eventually requiring a local plant, Elon Musk said. Thanks to a recent court decision, the electric carmaker now owns the rights to operate under its name “Te Si La”.
reuters.com (China plans), greencarreports.com (Te Si La), bloomberg.com (Production)

German EV incentives: Minister for transport, Alexander Dobrindt, announced plans for a new law to promote the advent of EVs in Germany. Free parking and the use of bus lanes are some of the proposed measures. Dobrindt made it clear though that he is not planning on spending any extra money and establishing buying incentives.
wiwo.de (In German)

Brammo for the UK: GoinGreen is now the official distributor for Brammo electric motorbikes in the UK. The subsidiary of Green Automotive Company (GAC) has a wide range of electric vehicles on offer and sells famous models such as the G-Wiz from India and the French Mia.

BYD electric van: What almost looks like Nissan’s NV200, is the latest van from BYD. In the past, the Chinese carmaker has not been very successful with its MPVs but the new M3 could become a bestseller. It could either get the Qin hybrid drivetrain or the electric drive from the E6, Chinese media are reporting.

More ‘waku-doki’: By order of Toyota’s president, Akio Toyoda, the next models of the Camry and Prius will get a more “heart-racing” design. Engineers and designers are trying to realise a “more emotional, more impactful design,” without jeopardising the market leaderships of the two models.
driving.ca, green.autoblog.com

Found on electrive.com
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