Fully Charged, Electric Car Adverts.
Video tip I: Robert Llewellyn took part in the Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip that saw EV drivers drive 700 km across the United Arab Emirates.
Video tip II: While Tesla’s project Loveday competition for a fan-mde TV advert is on, fans have been making adverts for their favourite electric car for years. Inside EVs has listed their Top 10.
EV sales in China boom.
A total of 44,000 plug-ins were sold in China in October. And even more impressive: 39,000 were pure electric cars. Overall, that’s an 8.1 percent increase in PEV sales compared to the same time last year.
Touring the U.S.
This is Skateboard fan Jack Smith’s fifth time travelling across the United States on a skateboard. Only this time, the 59-year-old has a little help from an electric motor. After all, he is not getting any younger.
Battery myths, EV subsidies and privileges in the U.S.
Video tip: Comedian Robert Llewellyn issued a new episode of his Fully Charged series and this time looks at EV batteries and the myths surrounding them – in a most entertaining manner.
Click tip: Chargepoint has put together an overview of current subsidies and EV privileges in the different states of the USA. It also added information on when these subsidies are to run out.
Battery Management Systems, McLaren.
Study tip: In its “Global and China Power Battery Management System (BMS) Industry Report, 2014-2017,“ Research In China names the leading actors in battery management sector in China and notes that the country has some catching up to do. A gap some companies are trying to bridge with takeovers and joint ventures.
chinamarketresearchreports.com (Study, subject to fee) via chargedevs.com
Video tip: In the newest edition of Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn visits the McLaren Technology Centre and talks to Peter van Manen, Vice President of McLaren Applied Technologies, about the company’s role as a supplier of drivetrains and electronics for the Formula E.
Harley LiveWire at Jay Leno's Garage, Robert Llewellyn drives Model S.
Video tip: In this edition of Jay Leno’s Garage, the host welcomes a pretty special guest: the LiveWire, accompanied by Ken Ostermann, head of global marketing at Harley.
Reading tip: Robert Llewellyn took a Model S to drive from London all the way north to Edinburgh and back to the British capital. While the trip only cost him about six pounds, he is now revising his pension to see if he might be able to buy himself a Tesla.
Driving the Kia Soul EV, "Range annoyance".
Video tip I: Nigel Abbott had the chance to drive the Kia Soul EV in Korea and delivers a video review from Seoul. He believes that the range of 125 miles Kia claims for its first EV is actually realistic.
Video tip II: What happens when a Leaf battery is utterly drained, wondered Robert Llewellyn and simply tried to run out of power for a new episode of Fully Charged. While others might be thrilled, Llewellyn discovered “range annoyance.”
Fuel cell report, Interview with Dale Vince.
Research tip: A new report by Grand Review Research predicts that global fuel cell capacity will reach 664.5 megawatts by 2020. This would mean a 22.6% compound annual growth rate from 2014 to 2020.
grandviewresearch.com (study, fee required) via networkedblogs.com
Video tip: In the latest episode of Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn talks to Dale Vince, Ecotricity’s founder and main sponsor of the show, about the past, present and future of green energy.