Tag: Freedom Won

Dec 3, 2014 - 11:13 am

Kia Soul EV, Electric safari in Botswana.

Video tip: Kia wanted to show drivers, how cheap driving the Soul EV could be. At a UK petrol station, they charged drivers only 2.80 pounds, no matter how much fuel they poured into their tanks. Cameras were hidden throughout the station to capture consumers’ reactions.
youtube.com via eventmagazine.co.uk

Reading tip: Freedom Won electrified a Land Rover to be used by the Chobe Game Lodge in Botswana for tourist safaris. On her trip there, CNN reporter Erin Conway-Smith got to go on such a safari, enjoying it and calling it the best way to do something for the environment.

Nov 13, 2014 - 09:24 am

Volkswagen, Continental, Teijin Limited, Freedom Won.

VW-CrossBlue-InnenlebenVW technology update: At its Innovation Workshop VW presented a range of new technologies to cut CO2 emissions: A mild hybrid system that shuts off the engine even at higher speeds as soon as the driver releases the accelerator pedal, as well as a new TDI with electric booster. For its all-electric models, VW presented a range manager for optimal battery usage and an efficient air conditioning.
greencarcongress.com, volkswagen-media-services.com

Continental presents mild hybrid: Carmakers can integrate the “48 Volt Eco Drive” in serial production by 2016, a system that according to Continental can easily be fitted into cars with conventional drives. It reduces fuel consumption through recuperation and switching off the combustion engine while driving.

Platinum-free catalyst: Teijin Limited is working on non-platinum carbon alloy catalyst (CAC) used for the cathode oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) in polymer electrolyte fuel cells. The goal is to develop automotive fuel cells using the technology. Teijin is targeting commercial use by 2025.
greencarcongress.com, teijin.com

Electrifcation in South Africa: Freedom Won has electrified a Land Rover Defender 130, now dubbed Freedom 3. The vehicle has a range of 100 kilometres and will be used for tourist safaris by Chobe Game Lodge. A boat was also electrified, all in line with Chobe’s sustainable eco-tourism strategy.

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Most clicked link on Wednesday was the BYD transporter M3 DM, that was spied testing in China and is said to be available in early 2015.

Found on electrive.com
03.12.2014 11:59