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
Romania: Tesla inspired electric car in the making
Entrepreneurs from the Romanian town of Baia Mare are working on what could become the first electric vehicles “Made in Romania”. The small cars shall start at prices around 13,700 euros with two models being planned so far.Weiterlesen
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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
Korea’s first EV battery recycling centre on Jeju island
A new recycling centre for batteries from electric cars will open on Jeju island, Korea. They broke ground for the 14.5 million euro facility at Jeju Technopark. Recycling as well as research and testing operations are set to start in 2020.Weiterlesen
Europe: Tesla Supercharger network at 3200 charge points
Tesla has set up more than 400 Supercharger sites with over 3,200 charging points in Europe to date. Said network stretches over 23 European countries and has so far supplied enough electricity to drive 850 million kilometres with zero emissions.Weiterlesen
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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
JLR working on flexible platform for petrol and electric models
Jaguar Land Rover follows BMWs and Mercedes’ example and is working on an architecture ready to accommodate both fossil fuel and electrified models. JLR’s head of production, Wolfgang Stadler confirmed this in German media but would not give a timeline.Weiterlesen
Half of all BMW sales from plug-ins in Norway & Malaysia
BMW has published their global sales data for the first 5 months of 2018 and shares of electric and hybrid cars are on the rise and grew by 41% worldwide. In countries like Norway and Malaysia, electrified cars even make for almost 50 percent of all sales.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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