Fortum’s Mike Warner sees “huge potential” in wireless charging
HPC is coming indeed but speed is only one part of the challenge to charge electric cars in future, knows Michael Warner of Fortum Charge & Drive. He oversees the SaaS unit at the Finnish utility. Also a Member of the Board, he gave electrive.com an overview of Fortum’s network and technological strategy, in which […]
Mahindra driver Pascal Wehrlein on Formula E racing
India’s Formula E team Mahindra has really been putting the heat on the AUDI, BMW, Jaguar and Nissan, landing on the podium in every one of the first 3 races of the season. We met with their talented German-Mauritian driver, Pascal Wehrlein and talked about the challenges of racing against time and range-saving strategies.
Tell it where to go.
Engineer Paulo Camasmie has built his own autonomous electric vehicle in his garage, which he does plan to sell later. And to get from a to b? Just tell the Atticus what you want it to do and where you want to go. It will even run errands for you.
jalopnik.com (with videos)
Interview with David Martell from Chargemaster.
British charger on the German Autobahn? David Martell from Chargemaster says it will happen “in the early part of next year,” as the company is now starting to ship units to Germany. That might explain why electrive.com Editor-in-Chief Peter Schwierz ran into Martell at an event in Munich. Chargemaster, the UK’s largest provider of EV charging infrastructure, wanted to “show off to (our) friends in Germany and the rest of Europe.” Watch the video interview to see how David Martell believes electric mobility and charging infrastructure will evolve in the [near] future!
electrive.com (video in best quality), youtube.com (mobile version)
Video Interview: Adam Woolway, PlugSurfing.
PlugSurfing saves users and operators the hassle: When it comes to charging electric vehicles, “there are so many problems that arise because the market has no standard,” says Adam Woolway, Founder and CEO of the company PlugSurfing. The start-up claims to have the answer, delivering a simplified and standardised user-interface, while able to adapt to different charging models, include parking fees and consider special deals via their backend. electrive.com Editor-in-Chief Peter Schwierz spoke Woolway about the company’s challenges and how a simple smartphone app and billing system can be lucrative. Watch the whole interview to find out.
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Interview with filmmaker Chris Paine.
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“The industry will not let it die again,” Chris Paine says about electric vehicles. The American filmmaker is known for his documentaries “Who Killed the Electric Car” (2006) and “The Revenge of the Electric Car” (2011). Obviously a big fan and supporter of EVs, he took part of the Wave Trophy 2014, where he met up with our editor Marc Kudling to talk about the past, present and future of electric mobility in this exclusive interview.
read out the whole interview on electrive.com >>