Nissan & Kanematsu, Koenigsegg Regera, Lightning Hybrids.
Nissan and Kanematsu to encourage EV travel: Together with the New Energy Industrial Technology and Development Organization (NEDO), the Japanese companies will work on solutions to guide EV users to the most efficient fast-chargers along their route through California and beyond. They also want to install additional fast- chargers at suitable locations with the help of the California State government.
Presenting the Koenigsegg Regera: Christian von Koenigsegg present his “new baby”, saying he was never a fan of hybrid tech, but thought to give it a try after he figured that it would let him “remove the traditional gearbox from the equation.” Thanks to the Direct Drive Transmission technology, power loss from the conversion of energy to driving power is minimized, because power goes straight to the wheel.
Hydraulic hybrids for Massachusetts: Following a successful pilot commenced in 2013, Kiessling Transit has ordered 35 hydraulic hybrids systems from Lightning Hybrids to be fitted to their new Ford E450 chassis and Elkhart Coach bodies prior delivery this summer. During testing, the system showed 30 percent increase in fuel efficiency and significant emission reductions.
Koenigsegg Regera, Tama EV.
Video tip: You could read all about the 1,500-hp hybrid Swede yesterday. Here now follows the video that shows the Koenigsegg Regera on display in Geneva.
Click tip: Meet the Tama EV built in post war Japan (1947 to 1950). While it could only go 21 mph slow it offered a 60-mile range and a battery on wheels that could thus be easily swapped.
Koenigsegg Regera, Renault Zoe, Goodyear, Tata Motors.
More than 1500 hp, 0-248 mph in under 20 seconds – meet the Koenigsegg Regera, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The hybrid system of this Swedish hyper sports car combines a V8-engine with three electric motors which sign for 515 kW alone. The battery system comes from Rimac and is said to be the world’s most power-dense to date. However, only 80 units of the super hybrid will be built.
gtspirit.com, techeblog.com, pistonheads.com, electricautosport.com (Rimac battery)
Zoe gets increased range: Renault has issued an upgrade for the Zoe which boosts its range by about 30 km to 240 kilometres. Inside the new Zoe, a more compact and lighter electric motor called R240 together with an optimised electronic management system are said to work wonders. The motor also features a new Caméléon system which allows faster charging at home (3 kW and 11 kW).
insideevs.com, transportevolved.com, autovolt-magazine.com
Tires reloaded: Goodyear showcases a concept tire in Geneva that produces energy – the BH03 transforms heat created when it rolls into electrical energy. However, the concept tire will not get to market anytime soon but will serve as a base for future innovations.
Concept EV from India: Tata Motors brought the ConnectNext concept to Geneva. The five-seater electric car comes without a B-pillar for flexibility on the inside while boasting technologies like screens for the rear passengers or cameras instead of mirrors.
indianautosblog.com, tatamotors.com (pdf)
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