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13.03.2019 - 11:18

It’s just Japan on the moon

Toyota is looking to put a fuel cell-powered rover on the moon. The development is part of a recent agreement between Toyota and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on a cooperation in international space research.

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05.03.2019 - 15:33

New hybrid systems E-TECH & E-TECH Plug-in by Renault

At the Geneva Motor Show, Renault will present the E-TECH modular hybrid system in the new Clio, which combines an internal combustion engine with two electric motors and a small 1.2 kWh battery and was designed to cover up to 80% of urban traffic with electricity.

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05.03.2019 - 12:02

FedEx robot delivers live on television

The US logistics company FedEx has presented a battery-powered delivery robot named SameDay. They managed to get it on the Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, fit for a stairclimbing exercise but not quite advances enough to talk.

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04.03.2019 - 13:09

GFG Style presents Kangaroo in Geneva

GFG Style, the company owned by Italian designer Giorgio Giugiaro, will be presenting the Kangaroo at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, following the Sibylla electric sedan presented last year.

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28.02.2019 - 12:55

Honda to present near-serial Urban EV for Europe

Honda’s first all-electric model for the European market is taking shape. Following the presentation of the Urban EV concept car at the IAA 2017, a near-serial version of the battery electric vehicle will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show coming Tuesday, 5 March.

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25.02.2019 - 17:43

Test ride anyone? Audi targets Tesla drivers

What happens if an Audi e-tron happens to be ready and waiting near a Tesla Supercharger? It sounds a bit like a joke, but it did happen. And what is best, we found out, that the barely-undercover guerilla marketing of Audi employees was captured on video.

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19.02.2019 - 23:47

Video tip: Audi e-tron climbs legendary downhill course

Audi has sent the e-tron into an uphill battle on the legendary downhill racecourse Streif in Austria. With an 85 per cent gradient, the ‘Mausefalle’ (mice trap) is the steepest section of the spectacular slope, so the electric car needed considerate tuning.

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14.02.2019 - 10:31

Corolla rags on plug-ins

In a new TV advert for the Corolla hybrid, Toyota dished out some dirt against their plug-in competitors and called on customers not to “get left behind” and invest in their self-charging hybrid.

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04.02.2019 - 13:47

Volvo Penta electrifies diesel ferry

Building on the ElectriCity project in Gothenburg, the city’s existing electric bus service will be expanded to include a fully electric ferry. For this purpose, a diesel ferry is to be converted to an electric ship propulsion system from Volvo Penta.

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21.01.2019 - 23:54

Tesla Model 3 design flaw vs CCS Supercharger flow (videos)

Must Tesla brace itself for a social media storm under the #trunkgate? Possibly, since EV fan Bjørn Nyland demonstrates that the Model 3 trunk has a design flaw when it rains. Yet in our own news, we present one of the first CCS adapted Superchargers ready for the Model 3’s arrival in Europe. 

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11.01.2019 - 15:56

From trolling to towing

ICEing appears to have been around since the dawn of the electric age, yet it recently reached a new low with pick-up drivers purposely blocking Tesla Superchargers. So, it was time for some de-ICEing and this Model X driver took matters into his on hands – or on his tow bar rather.

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13.12.2018 - 20:36

A drag race of a kind nature never invented

Formula E has released another rather spectacular PR film just before the start of the fifth season in Saudi Arabia. This time it is about one of the oldest sports in the world and one beloved in the arabic world. Here, it is of course combined with one of the newest.

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22.11.2018 - 13:08

Continental delivers compact drive for solar EV Sion

Continental will be delivering the electric drive unit for the solar electric car Sion by Sono Motors, including the motor, performance electronics and the powertrain in one compact system. At the same time, prices for batteries are going higher than expected.

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17.11.2018 - 14:34

Charge Cars to sell all-electric 1960ies Ford Mustang

The British startup Charge Cars presents a fully electric version of the 1960 Ford Mustang, developed in cooperation with the electric truck manufacturer Arrival. 499 units of the classic redesign will be built, going for a price starting at £200,000.

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12.10.2018 - 12:22

Racing backwards for the record

German race car driver Daniel Abt, known for his performance in the Formula E series, has set a new unofficial world record: He accelerated an electric car backwards to a speed of 210 km/h, leaving behind a Porsche, among others.

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09.10.2018 - 19:52

A De Niro for e-Niro

Some things are so obvious it takes a while to actually take hold. So who do you think would be the best brand ambassador for the Kia e-Niro? Yes, indeed, Kia thought the same. 

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16.09.2018 - 17:55

Project Esprit bets on compact mini EV

As part of the EU funded project Esprit in Scotland (Easily Distributed Personal Rapid Transit) a compact, space-saving sharing system was developed with small EVs designed for short rides in heavily frequented areas.

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13.09.2018 - 18:25

Volvo Trucks presents autonomous e-truck

Volvo Trucks has presented a new truck concept named Vera, which comprises a fully electric system, as well as autonomous driving capabilities. They aim to serve companies with regular transport between fixed logistics locations.

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06.09.2018 - 16:13

Harley-Davidson planning R&D centre in Silicon Valley

The classic American motorcycle manufacturer has announced plans to open a research and development centre in Silicon Valley to help develop future products in their planned line-up of electric motorbikes. At the same time, the manufacturers presented a nearly serial-ready prototype of their first electric motorcycle.

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22.08.2018 - 13:09

BMW i3 soon capable of bi-directional charging (video)

BMW engineers are working on turning the i3 into an “electricity dispenser”. This seems to be their way of saying BMW’s electric vehicle will become capable of bi-directional charging. While not said, this may precede V2G functions too, eventually.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/03/13/its-just-japan-on-the-moon/
13.03.2019 11:18