Tag: Nur Majan

Dec 4, 2015 - 09:51 am

France, Belgium, ZEV Alliance, BMW, Volvo, Nur Majan.

COP21Mass market EV challenge: At the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Paris, French ecology minister Ségolène Royal has come up with an ambitious challenge for carmakers: She announced a global competition to be launched next year which aims to create a small electric car that will sell for under 7,000 euros and that “may not look like traditional electric cars.” Anyone interested?
gizmodo.com, theverge.com

EV subsidies in Belgium: Starting in January 2016, the Flemish regional government will pay private buyers of electric cars an one-off bonus of up to 5,000 euros, which is intended to help increase the number of EVs in the Belgian province to 60,000 by 2020. Flanders also plans to install about 5,000 charging stations by the end of this decade.
deredactie.be (in German), annemieturtelboom.be (in Dutch)

ZEV Alliance: The Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Alliance was officially launched on the sidelines of the COP21 summit in Paris. 13 international members including the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and California signed a commitment to promote cleaner motoring and slash transport emissions, which also includes an agreement to make all passenger vehicle sales zero emission vehicles by 2050.
businessgreen.com, zevalliance.org

Fighting climate change: BMW announced that it has joined the American Business Act on Climate Pledge to fight climate change by taking action. The carmaker will invest 2.7m dollars in a public private partnership with DoE’s Argonne National Laboratory to significantly improve the performance of EV batteries and deploy nearly 350 fuel cell-powered material handling vehicles at its South Carolina facility.
automotiveworld.com, bmwgroup.com

Volvo hybrid update: Volvo will publicly unveil the plug-in hybrid version of its new S90 premium sedan at Detroit Motor Show in January. The Swedish carmaker will likely also launch high-performance Polestar versions of its S90 and the upcoming V90 station wagon, including hybrid derivatives.
greencarcongress.com (Detroit), autocar.co.uk (Polestar)

Arab super EV: Commercial production of Oman’s first electric car Nur Majan is scheduled to start in 2018 and the company plans to produce about 1,000 cars per year. The carbon fibre electric supercar comes with solar panels on the roof and is said to have a range of up to 600 km on a single charge.

Nov 4, 2015 - 09:37 am

Buckeye Bullet, NREL, LiFePO4, Nur Majan.

A top speed of 644 kph is what students from Ohio State University are aiming for with their 2,200-kW electric racer. The current Buckeye Bullet “only” manages 600 kW but still holds the record as fastest electric vehicle, reaching 517.89 kph set last August.

Short circuit cut short: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed and patented the ‘Internal Short Circuit Device’ for testing purposes. It helps developers simulate effects of short circuits, which may lead to better and safer Li-ion batteries.
greencarcongress.com, nrel.gov

LiFePO4 connection: Chinese Pulead and Belgian Prayon have formed a joint venture to produce and sell lithium iron phosphate material for Li-ion batteries. Prayon already holds a license through the LiFePO4+C Licensing AG since 2012.

Arab super EV: Nur Majan from Oman presented a winged-door prototype boasting a said range of 600 km. The super electric car will apparently be offered with four different performance levels, ranging from 294 kW to 1,177 kW. Production is set to start by 2020.

Found on electrive.com
04.12.2015 09:30