Tag: Smart ED

Nov 22, 2016 - 08:42 am

NextEV, Chevy Bolt, Finland, Smart ED, Tesla, WEC.

Nio-EP9NextEV unveils 1.000 kW racer: Curtain call for the Nio EP9, the Chinese company’s long awaited electric supercar. Four electric 250 kW motors catapulted the EV around the Nürburgring at a top speed of 313 kph, topping lap times set by the Porsche 918. The first units built by hand have already been sold. A small series production is set to kick off in China soon.
autocar.co.uk, carthrottle.com, electricautosport.com

First Chevy Bolt arrive at dealerships: Next week, the Chevy Bolt will arrive at dealerships in California and Oregon. However – many other U.S. states may have to wait another six months, as GM will roll out its EV step by step. But why so hesitant? GM says, they want to do it right and have had good experiences with the delayed availability of its second generation Chevy Volt.
insideevs.com (First Bolts), insideevs.com (delayed availability)

Finland to introduce subsidies? Helsinki seems to want push green cars and ponders a 100m euro incentive scheme. The goal is to have 250,000 EVs on the road by 2030, while the initial 25,000 buyers could benefit from 4,000 euros in subsidies. More details will be announced Thursday.

A city car, but not for all: Fun to drive, great turning radius, “zippy on steroids” – that’s how Autocar and Autoblog describe the new all-electric Smart Fortwo. Still, it is obvious to them that this EV only fits a particular lifestyle and with a realistic range of 75 miles, a charger should never be too far out of reach.
autocar.co.uk, autoblog.com

Trying out the Model S: Tesla kicked off its scheme “Drive to Believe” to convince western European buyers of its all-electric sedan. The EV maker will trade a Model S for a person’s car for one week. But there are only 25 spots – and the challenge ends December 31st.
teslarati.com tesla.com (application)

Hybrid Audi says goodbye with a win: The carmaker secured a one-two win at its last World Endurance Championship in Bahrain. Porsche secured the driver’s title, after the number two Porsche team of Neel Jani, Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb managed to place sixth in the championship.
motorsport.com, autosport.com, youtube.com (highlights)

Nov 4, 2014 - 09:23 am

Zhuhai Yinlong Energy, Smart ED, EEA, Morgan Motor, L.A., Tesla.

New player from China? Zhuhai Yinlong Energy wants to produce 50,000 electric vehicles by 2017. In 2022, production is supposed to reach 500,000 units. Back in 2011, Zhuhai Yinlong bought U.S. battery manufacturer Altair Nanotechnologies and is now researching a nano-structured lithium-titanate battery. The company has also produced electric buses for the Chinese market.

New Smart ED to arrive 2015: As the German “Automobilwoche” reports, Daimler plans to reveal the electric version of the new Smart at the International Automobile Exhibition IAA 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. The new Smart ED will hit dealerships in 2016.
automobilwoche.de (in German)

Reaching CO2 targets early: According to European Environmental Agency EEA, carmakers are already hitting the 2015 target of 130 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre. The average passenger car sold in 2013 emitted 126.7 g CO2/km. The number of registered EVs grew from 700 in 2010 to 25,000 in 2013.

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Popular Threewheeler: British Morgan Motor Company had planned to produce only 400 of its three-wheeled cars, a tribute to a model introduced 105 years ago. But it is proving a hit, selling already 1,400 units. The company now even considers an all-electric version.
telegraph.co.uk, autoblog.com

Not so air tight anti-smog plans: Four California agencies are suing over EPA’s plans to reduce pollution in L.A. According to them, it leaves too many loopholes “that allow polluters to continue their old habits,” especially when tools such as electric vehicles are “at our finger tips.”
green.autoblog.com, sgvtribune.com, scpr.org

Tesla Down Under: As Ford, GM and Toyota plan to shut down production facilities in Australia, Tesla has begun looking for engineers there. Though applicants have to be prepared to pack their bags, since all offered positions will be in California.

Found on electrive.com
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