Tag: Girfalco

Dec 5, 2016 - 08:39 am

Nikola Motor, Girfalco, Tesla, CarTube.

Nikola-OneNikola Motor unveils hydrogen-electric truck: The Nikola One prototype features a 320 kWh battery pack an fuel cell drivetrain and will be available from 2020. It has a total output of 735 kW and is said to go up to 1,900 km on one charge. Nikola will offer a leasing option that will include unlimited hydrogen fuel, guarantee, and servicing for 72 months. Moreover, the company pledged to install more than 350 H2 fuelling stations in the U.S. and Canada from 2018, and already announced a smaller non-sleeper cab version called Nikola Two.
insideevs.com, electrek.co, youtube.com (video)

Three-wheeler from Canada: Girfalco has officially presented its Azkarra S (we reported). The electric car boasts 225 kW and will go from 0 to 100 kph in just 2.5 seconds, supposedly making it one of the five fastest production cars. Top speed is set at 240 kph, while the three-wheeler will go 200 km on one charge. Pre-orders will be accepted from January.

Dropping battery prices: Considering the price of the Powerwall 2 and estimated cost per warranted kWh, electrek tries to figure out, how much the cost/kWh for Tesla cars must be. About six months ago, the carmaker said it reached “less than 190 dollars per kWh,” now it could already be at 120 dollars.

New Underground: A new concept called CarTubes by PLP Architecture puts vehicles in London under ground. It’s essentially a subterranean conveyer belt. No matter if you are in a taxi or your own car, you must book a time slot, saying where they want to start and get off. According to its designers, it would not only cut congestion and emissions, but also travel time.
autocar.co.uk, theguardian.com

Nov 25, 2016 - 08:43 am

China, Toyota, Mean Metal Motors, Girfalco.

Is China pushing LG Chem out? It seems EV battery makers will only be certified in China, if they can produce 8 GWh there a year. That would leave out Korean manufactures like Samsung SDI, LG Chem and SK Innovation. And without certification, respective EVs will not qualify for subsidies in China.

Li-ion under the microscope: Together with Japanese universities, Toyota may have developed the first method to observe lithium-ions during the charging and discharging process. It will be used to develop better layouts. Maybe it will already help with the design of a new EV battery announced for 2019/2020 that will offer 15 percent more range and durability.
reuters.com, forbes.com

Going all the way: The serial production version of Indian Mean Metal Motors’ M-Zero (we reported) will not be released as a hybrid, but as a fully-electric car. To produce the first two prototypes, MMM is partnering with Italian Tazzari Group. They are expected to launch in 2018, while limited production could kick off in 2019.

Gone in under three seconds: Canadian start-up Girfalco released first teaser images of its three-wheeled electric car Azkarra. While there are no technical details, it is said to become of the five fasted production cars, potentially going from 0 to 100 kph in less than three seconds. The unveiling is scheduled for December 2nd, with first deliveries to take place early 2017.

Found on electrive.com
05.12.2016 08:44