Tag: Harley

May 17, 2017 - 08:41 am

Nissan, Harley, Hyundai, BYD, Tesla, Karma Revero.

Nissan-ePowere-Power to go global? After domestic sales surprised Nissan, the carmaker is considering to export its range extender e-Power to markets beyond Japan. The drive adds a small petrol engine to the electrive motor one finds inside the Leaf and turns the compact Note into a hybrid albeit it with a smaller battery that cannot be plugged-in (we reported). As the proof of concept succeeded so to speak, Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s VP for sales and marketing purported they would move faster on this technology but did not provide any concrete details.

Harley’s Livewire is alive if not kicking, said Bill Davidson, Harley VP, who reaffirmed the motorcycle makers plans to introduce 100 new models over the next ten years. Among them may be electric models like said Livewire that was introduced in 2014 but never made it to market. The last more substantial statement on an electric Harley came last year, when the company relegated electrification to being at least five years away due to battery technology.

Hyundai’s first electric bus will meet the eyes of the public already at the end of this month before it will move on to get ready for production. The first finished Elec Citys will appear from next year and carry a 256 kWh battery for up to 290 km of range.

Go beyond dreams: BYD continues its expansion and will build an electric bus facility in Argentina. The Chinese EV maker plans to invest 100m dollars following a government resolution allowing the company to operate in the South American country. Construction works will begin within the next six months with first e-buses to roll off the lines from early 2019. The move follows swiftly after BYD has signed a MoU with Ecuador for another plant. In Europe, the EV maker inaugurated its first factory in Hungary and has planned an additional one in France.

Tesla expands in China: Shenzhen, Chengdu and Shanghai all have a Tesla showroom as the EV maker strides into the world’s largest market. In its steps, Tesla leaves a trail of Superchargers, 530 stand at 110 locations in China to date with Beijing boasting Asia’s largest facility with 20 charge spots.

Delivery Day: The Fisker Karma is officially reborn as the first few units of its successor, the Karma Revero, leave the Californian vicinity headed for Karma’s ten dealers in the states.

Jun 16, 2016 - 09:02 am

Atieva, Tesla, Harley, Tomahawk, Tata Motors, Hyundai.

First Atieva EV from 2018: The California start-up by former Tesla managers wants to launch an electric sedan in the premium segment in 2018, followed by two electric crossover models in 2020 and 2021. The company will choose a location for its factory before the end of the year and says that it already has two candidates on its short list.

Tesla works with Nordstrom: The EV maker will kick off a pilot project for the presentation of its cars in LA this weekend that includes test drives at the department store Nordstrom. Moreover, Tesla is trying for a permit to directly sell to customers at the 121 Nordstrom locations across the U.S. and Canada. Meanwhile, the first Model X have arrived in Europe.
fastcompany.com (Nordstrom), electrek.co (Model X)

Harley-Davidson-LiveWireWaiting for better batteries: The first all-electric Harley-Davidson will hit the market within five years, meaning seven years after the LiveWire concept was first presented. The reason is range. 80 km are just not enough, according to Harley. A serial version will go at least double that distance on one charge.

Tomahawk on camera: Inside EVs has published a series of detailed pictures of the Dubuc Tomahawk electric sports car, for which the company recently started a crowdfunding campaign (we reported). The supercar’s official presentation is scheduled for next year.

New city EV from India: Tata Motors seems to be working on an electric version of its tiny car Nano. A testing vehicles with charger connection was sighted just recently.

Hyundai to produce in China: The Korean will launch in Sonata Hybrid in China, producing the midsized sedan locally for the first time. It will also boast a China-specific design and is said to only be the first of a planned line-up of eco-friendly cars for China.

Found on electrive.com
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