Tag: BRD Motorcycles

Mar 2, 2018 - 12:17 pm

Harley Davidson to partner up with Alta Motors

The US American motorcycle brand has invested an unknown sum into the electric motorcycle manufacturer formerly known as BRD Motorcycles. The smaller Alta Motors has significant experience with battery packs and powertrains that Harley Davidson can benefit from.

Oct 2, 2014 - 08:58 am

Tesla, Volkswagen, BRD Motorcycles, GM, BMW, Cadillac, Denza.

The Tesla “D” will be unveiled on October 9th according to a tweet by Elon Musk. The surprising announcement also teases “something else” to be shown. So far, rumours on the internet range from a new Model S with all-wheel drive or driverless technology to a new SUV below the Model X.
engadget.com, twitter.com

Sporty Volkswagens: On the eve of the Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled its XL Sport, whose plug-in hybrid drivetrain got replaced by a two-cylinder Ducati engine. Furthermore, the VW Group also shows the plug-in Lamborghini Asterion in Paris, which is to follow the lead of Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche and their plug-in hybrid supercars.
nytimes.com (XL Sport), hybridcars.com (Asterion)

New electric motorcycles: Californian BRD Motorcycles will present the RedShift MX, an electric motocross bike and the road legal RedShift SM at AIMExpo this month. Both will cost about 15,000 dollars. The start-up just won another 4.5 million dollar investment, increasing its asset to 8.5 millions.

Shhh, a new Volt is coming: Instead of leaking details bit by bit, GM is making its secrecy the news, revealing nothing else than that a new Volt is in the making. The next generation of their plug-in bestseller is set to debut at the Auto Show in Detroit in January.

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Model S sales in China: According to Goldman Sachs analyst Patrick Archambault, Tesla has about 4,000 reservations for its electric luxury sedan from Asia’s largest country. He bases his optimistic guess on industry insiders as well as waiting times for up to six months in China.
greencarreports.com, cleantechnica.com

Price rise: BMW will raise the price for both the ActiveHybrid 3 and the ActiveHybrid 5 by 250 dollars in the States. Instead of 50,850 dollars, the 3-series will now be listed at 51,100 dollars, the ActiveHybrid 5 at 62,850 dollars.

Caddy ELR reviewed: Chris Paukert’s review is not so much of a test drive but looks at where the ELR actually stands. While the price tag of 75k has been “warding off would-be suitors” for months now, the ELR for Paukert is essentially “a beautiful piece of sculpture that just so happens to move.”

Denza EV exclusive to Shanghai: The Daimler and BYD Joint Venture has launched its electric car in China. Currently, Shanghai is the only city in which the Denza EV is offered but Shenzhen and Beijing will follow later this year.

Sep 15, 2014 - 08:29 am

Hamburg, BRD Motorcycles, REVolt, Peugeot.

Battery’s second-life: The harbour of the German city of Hamburg has taken two batteries of BMW i3 test vehicles into operation as energy storage for renewable energies. Together with utility provider Vattenfall, the Bavarian carmaker will test this type of recycling of its batteries over the course of five years. By then, batteries of current i3s and i8s with larger capacities will be available for similar projects.
.elektroniknet.de, wiwo.de (both in German)

RedShift Revisited: Customers have longingly been waiting for the electric motor bike by BRD Motorcycles. Green Autoblog has gotten a peak of what is to come – a new prototype. It weighs 20 pounds less than its predecessor and comes with features the author is not allowed to mention at this point (keyword: cooling system). If the prototype will make it to production remains to be seen.
green.autoblog.com, faster-faster.com (Company website)

Ship without a captain: Researchers at DNV GL have developed the REVolt, an electric boat that can drive itself at a speed of up to six knots. The slower speed compared to other vessels helps reduce water resistance and safe energy. The ship’s battery has a capacity 3,000 kWh, and because it does not need room for a crew, there is more storage capacity. The concept-ship is still being tested.

Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air: The concept car, which will feature a hybrid drive using compressed air as energy storage, will be shown at the Paris Motor Show. Additionally to the changed drivetrain, the 5-seater now only weighs 860 kg thanks to the use of carbon composites in certain parts.

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Found on electrive.com
02.03.2018 12:22