Hyundai to release Tucson hybrid in spring 2021
Hyundai is now saying it will also offer its Tucson compact SUV as a plug-in hybrid from spring 2021 and is has revealed the first details. This will make the partly-electric motor with a system output of 195 kW and up to 350 Nm torque the most powerful variant in the engine range of the […]Weiterlesen
Hyundai to offer 10 EVs on US market by the end of 2022
Hyundai announced it will offer ten electrified vehicles in the US by the end of 2022. The list includes four conventional hybrids, two plug-in hybrids, as well as three battery-electric cars and the fuel cell Nexo.Weiterlesen
Saab, Hyundai, Ferrari, Terra Motors, Tern, Tucson.
Electric Saab prototype: Despite the crisis at Saab owner NEVS, the company presented a prototype of the electrified 9-3 EV. The batteries are placed under the floor and have a said range of 200 kilometres. If the EV will ever go into serial production remains to be seen.
Prius fighter from Hyundai? The Korean carmaker is working on a new hybrid model which could take on Toyota’s hybrid bestseller, Autoguide reports. The portal spotted four different cars being tested so its guess is that there is more than one new hybrid in the making.
Concept Ferrari F80: What could be the successor of the LaFerrari only exists on paper so far. Designer Adriano Raeli dreamed up a car with 1,200 hp and a top speed of 500 kph, which would be powered by a twin-turbo V8 and a 300-hp KERS system.
Terra in Tehran: Terra Motors has started selling its electric scooter A4000i in Iran due to favourable new EV policies in the country. The company that is based in Japan, plans to roll out global sales of the e-scooter later this year and is looking for distribution partners.
Electric folder: Tern will present its first electric folding pedelec at the Eurobike in Germany next week. The ‘eLink’ is driven by a 250 W Bafang mid-motor and a 374 Wh battery that offers a range of up to 50 kilometres. Its weight has not been specified yet.
Early adopter backed off: Michael Goldstein took his time to decide if to go for a Hyundai Tucson FCV. First, he had to convince his wife, then the logistics sorted out and find a dealer. Just when he was just about to buy the car, the price tag put him off, esp. as you would expect a company trying to please rather than to squeeze its early adopters.
University of Tokyo, Tucson, Mie University, IEC, CHAdeMO.
Dual-ion battery: Researchers at the University of Tokyo, Japan, have developed a ‘Dual-ion battery’ using a calcium iron oxide cathode, sodium ion electrolyte and metallic sodium anode. This could make batteries cheaper as it is possible to use cathode materials that do not contain scarce elements.
Arizona bids for Gigafactory: Tucson, Arizona has made a formal proposal to Tesla to build their battery facility there. The city hopes to attract the Californian carmaker with additional tax incentives and various transport links. Tesla has not made a decision yet but apparently does not consider its homeland California an option anymore.
Aqueous lithium air battery: Researchers at Mie University, Japan, have developed a protected lithium electrode for aqueous lithium air batteries. The system is said to have an energy density of more than 300 Wh/kg, about double as much as current commercial li-ion batteries.
CHAdeMO official standard: The FDIS (final draft international standard) for 61851-23 and -24 were finally approved by the IEC technical committees and have been published on the IEC website. The publication was the last step of the standardisation process thus making CHAdeMO an official standard for DC charging of EVs.
chademo.com, webstore.iec.ch (standard)