Emergency declared, action pending
In May this year, the Welsh Government was the first UK parliament to declare a ‘climate emergency’. It seems that now the Welsh government has an in-house challenge: Out of 77 official cars, 95% are diesel and only one is eletric. Weiterlesen
EU Parliament ready to tighten rules for CO2 cuts
More ambitious carbon dioxide reduction targets have been backed by the Environmental Committee of the EU Parliament. MEPs voted to reduce emissions of cars and vans by 45 percent by 2030 and set an interim goal of 20 percent reduction by 2025. Weiterlesen
Electric Isetta remake Microlino homologated in Europe
The extra small electric car Microlino has completed homologation, making the Swiss EV street legal in all European countries. Market entry will have to wait a little but the first EVs will enter testing this autumn with production start set before the year’s end. Weiterlesen
Scotland: Ever more money to switch to electric cars
The Scottish government has increased funding to programmes that bring them closer to their goal to finish all sales of combustion engine vehicles by 2032. Hence the budget for the Low Carbon Transport Loan has risen from £8m to £20m for 2018/19 with new schemes being introduced. Weiterlesen
EVs to be made in Croatia by Green Tech Group?
The Green Tech Group founded by Chinese investor Karl Soong, who wanted to buy Rimac, and Croatian entrepreneur Mladen Ninčević is planning to establish an EV factory in Croatia. They bought the grounds already and the plant is to be set up over the next ten years. Weiterlesen
Uniti films working prototype of low cost electric car
Swedish startup Uniti that is backed by the likes of Siemens, Kuka or BorgWarner presents a working prototype of their Uniti One for the first time. A video sees them cruising the shop floor and the details of their compact electric car look neat to say the least. Weiterlesen
Fisker to use solid-state batteries from 2020 (video)
Fisker had been working on their comeback for some time and had got the industry talking when they first announced their EMotion would utilise solid-state batteries before later backing off, saying they’d resort to Li-ion cells by LG Chem. Now the story took another turn, this time on the executive level. Weiterlesen
Tesla sets up electric car company in Shanghai
Tesla has registered a firm for electric cars in Shanghai ahead of the planned change of rule in Beijing. The EV maker had been negotiating to open business in China without the previously required local joint venture partner before but to no avail. Weiterlesen
Tesla e-book, Evolution of electric cars, Saleen FourSixteen.
Free e-book: In his e-book “Tesla Motors: How Elon Musk and Company Made Electric Cars Cool, and Sparked the Next Tech Revolution,” author Charles Morris combines the history of the electric car and biography of Elon Musk to describe what he calls “the 21st century’s most exciting startup.” Do you want your own copy? We will draw three winners at random from all those who send an email with the subject “Tesla Book” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!
Click tip: That the first cars a hundred years ago were electric, surely is no news for you. Nevertheless, check out this detailed timeline of the revolution of the electric car, with inventions dating all the way back to 1828.
Video tip: XCAR paid a visit to famous muscle-car tuner Saleen to take a closer look at the tuned Tesla FourSixteen. The video offers in-depths information, some nice driving scenes and very interesting sound bits.
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