Electric Ford F-150 shows how much muscle an EV packs
In a new video, Ford has shown off their F-150 electric pickup truck prototype in action. While it is still unclear when the vehicle will be ready for the market, it certainly looks like it won’t be lacking power.Weiterlesen
Dongfeng-Nissan first to bring an e-pickup to market
The Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture is launching a fully electric pickup truck onto the Chinese market this month. The new model is part of the two companies’ strategy to bring more than 20 new electric models to China by 2022.Weiterlesen
Tesla extends free charging offer for Model S & X
In April the Tesla Model S and Model X received some improvements. Pre-produced vehicles without these improvements will be sold until the end of June with an added treat: free supercharging. There is also news regarding the pickup and roadster.Weiterlesen
Tesla sets Model Y debut for 14 March in LA
Tesla will unveil the Model Y at their design studio in Los Angeles on 14 March. According to Elon Musk, the electric SUV will be around 10% larger and more expensive than the Model 3 and will thus offer slightly less range as it uses the same battery.Weiterlesen
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Zack Kirkhorn taking over as CFO at Tesla
CFO Deepak Ahuja announced his retirement from Tesla, shortly after the company reported a profit in Q4 of last year. Tesla’s current vice president of finance, Zach Kirkhorn, will be taking over the position and has been with the company since Roadster days.Weiterlesen
Ford to electrify best-selling F-150 pick-up truck
Ford has long since announced their intention of manufacturing a hybrid version of their favourite Ford F-150 truck, however now manager Jim Farley confirmed they would produce a battery electric version as well.Weiterlesen
Atlis presents electric pickup with 800 km range
The US manufacturer Atlis Motor Vehicles has presented its all-electric pickup truck announced a few months ago, bearing the name Atlis XT and has a range of up to 800 kilometres. As far as series production is concerned, the financing has not yet been secured.Weiterlesen
Will Tesla really ship 3,000 EVs a week to Europe?
We can’t say for sure, but after Tesla recently announced that Model 3 will also be available in Europe from February, there are now the first indications of the planned quantities. According to Belgian media, Tesla plans to ship 3,000 vehicles per week to Europe starting in February.Weiterlesen
Rivian presents powerful electric pickup truck in LA
The U.S. start-up Rivian Automotive debuts its electric pickup R1T at the LA Auto Show. The five-seater is equipped with four electric motors, each with an output of 147 kW. Deliveries of the truck that will cost at least 69,000 dollars, are set to start in late 2020.Weiterlesen
Bollinger presents fully electric pickup truck B2
Following its electric off-road vehicle B1, the US company Bollinger Motors now presents the B2 – a fully electric pickup truck with an open loading area. It shares many components with the B1, including the twin-engine all-wheel drive coupled with a 120 kWh battery.Weiterlesen
Rivian gearing toward A1T and A1C concept EV reveal
The US American startup Rivian Automotive will be presenting their new electric models at the Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of November, but has released a few details regarding their debut cars.Weiterlesen
EV start-up Rivian to build electric pick-up truck and e-SUV
Rivian Automotive and its (former) McLaren execs present their EV strategy. An electric pick-up is due by 2020 plus an electric SUV with three rows of seats. Both electric vehicles will feature a level of autonomy as well.Weiterlesen
Electric Pickup, Neodymium, Plug Power, Qualcomm, Preh.
Electric pickup in Morocco: Société nationale du transport et de la logistique (SNTL) presented the Aslan, an electric pickup at Cop22 in Marrakesh. It sits on a modular platform. The model shown at the UN Climate Conference features a 19 kWh battery pack that lasts for 180 km. It can carry up to 800 kilos. The prototype has been made in Morocco and is destined for the European market at a later date.
moroccoworldnews.com, osvehicle.com, lnt.ma (in French)
Rare earth market report: Neodymium will become even rarer as demand for neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets used in traction motors will grow rapidly, Roskill projects in its latest report. Overall, permanent magnet and catalyst sectors will remain the largest markets for rare earths until 2026.
roskill.com via greencarcongress.com
Looking for growth in China is fuel cell company Plug Power, who expect the Asian market to become the largest within this decade. According to CEO Andy Marsh, Plug Power is in talks with various business as well as public entities as it seeks partners for its eastward expansion.
Wireless agreement: Qualcomm and supplier Preh have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) license agreement. The firm that is part of the Joyson Electronics Group will include Qualcomm’s inductive charging system in its portfolio and concentrate on commercialising the technology for hybrid and electric cars, also with its own developments.