Feb 6, 2015 - 09:42 am
Trophée Andros Electrique, Toyota iRoad, HOV lanes, Events.
Video tip: This on-board video from the Trophée Andros Electrique definitely takes you on an exciting ride as the race is through ice and snow. Expects a few bumps (into opponents) along the frosty road!
youtube.com via electricautosport.com
Reading tip I: It took Chris Davies some time to get used to the Toyota iRoad’s “tilting sensation” but he soon got the hang of it and happily cruised along while also finding some time to talk to Makoto Morita, leader of the iRoad project.
slashgear.com (with video)
Reading tip II: HOV lanes in California are becoming less and less of a privilege as they are increasingly crowded. Plans to ease the traffic go from expansion to allowing only vehicles with more than one or two passengers to use them.
Events for the upcoming week: Energy Storage Seminar (Feb 09-10; Greenville, USA) ++ SAE 2015 Hybrid & Electric Vehicles Technologies Symposium (Feb 10-12; Los Angeles, USA) ++ EV Charge Point Symposium (Feb 11-12; Nice, France) ++ Canadian International AutoShow (Feb 13-22; Toronto, Canada) ++ Chicago Auto Show (Feb 14-22; Chicago, USA)
You can find a complete list of upcoming industry events at electrive.com/calendar
Jan 20, 2015 - 10:34 am
Elon Musk Q&A, Trophée Andros Electrique.
Video tip 1: At NAIAS, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told reporters that the focus this year will be putting the final touches on the upcoming Model X and in 2016, it will be the turn to the Model 3. There are a few surprises for the Model X left in store – none of which he unveiled here, unfortunately.
Video tip 2: These cars are hopefully not driving on thin ice. Watch the latest races from the “Trophée Andros Electrique”, held in France. The all-electric car races take place on actual snow and ice – a slippery affair indeed.
– Short Circuit –
Dec 8, 2014 - 09:54 am
Kia Soul EV, Trophée Andros Electrique.
Video tip: In the newest edition of Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn puts the Kia Soul EV’s range to the test. After having driven about 350 miles, he especially praises the car’s range display and says that the Soul EV has a realistic winter range of about 90 miles.
Click tip: The new season of the “Trophée Andros Electrique” kicks off in France, where EVs are racing in snow and icy conditions. The race cars reach up to 160 km/h and each of the seven races lasts for about 35 minutes.