Formula E powering up for seasons to come
The FIA World Motor Sport Council has set the course for the third Formula E generation. From the 2022/23 season onwards, the cars will be more powerful and recuperate better. FIA has also appointed several suppliers to make standard components for the next-gen racing cars.
Two-month break in Formula E’s ongoing season
Following the cancellation of individual races, Formula E and the FIA have now announced that the 2019/20 season will be completely suspended for at least two months due to the Covid 19 spread. Even after that a resumption is not guaranteed.
EV Sales in China.
In China 398,000 NEVs that includes PHEV have been sold throughout September this year. Last month alone saw an almost 80 percent rise, with the total growing 37.7% compared with 2016. China targets sales of 700,000 NEV before the year’s end.
Ball based next-gen segway?
German engineer Olaf Winkler developed a vehicle dubbed Üo that could dwarf existing segways as users balance on a highly mobile ball that relies on three electric motors. Control works through weight transfer and a handlebar including a joy stick. Practise is a must.
Nottingham, Alphabet, Korea, Taiwan
Nottingham goes electric: 13 electric buses by BYD make for the first electric Park&Ride service in Great Britain. It is also the biggest council-run fleet on the Isles. The new models add on to Nottingham’s existing fleet of 45 electric buses, which the city intends to expand.
Alphabet doubles PEV fleet: The leasing firm issued 3,619 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the UK last year. The Alphabet PEV park has thus grown to 7,000 in total, twice as many as a year ago. This means the comany had a hand in about ten percent of all British plug-ins granted in 2016.
EV incentives in Korea expanded: 101 provinces are eligible for the plug-in grant of 14m won (about 12m USD) since this year compared to 31 districts in 2016. This extension means that electric car buyers can get federal and local funding of up to 26m won (22,400 USD).
Tesla in Taiwan: The Model S has become available in Taiwan, where the EV maker already opened the first Supercharger at the Taipei Expo Park. More charging opportunities shall follow in Taichung, Tainan und Kaohsiung.
Uniti raises over 1 million dollars.
Swedish start-up Uniti raised more than 1m dollars for its small electric city car. The crowdfunding campaign will finance the production of a first prototype next year and get the company ready for market entry. The gull-winged vehicle is said to sell for about 22,000 dollars.
electrek.co, mynewsdesk.com, fundedbyme.com (crowdfunding campaign)
Touring the U.S.
This is Skateboard fan Jack Smith’s fifth time travelling across the United States on a skateboard. Only this time, the 59-year-old has a little help from an electric motor. After all, he is not getting any younger.