Tag: Video

Feb 21, 2020 - 03:31 pm

DB Schenker invests in Volocopter

The electric air taxi manufacturer Volocopter gained a new shareholder: DB Schenker is joining the company founded in 2011. The participation of the rail logistics subsidiary is part of the third round of financing, which has brought the company a further 87 million euros.

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Feb 19, 2020 - 04:45 pm

INVADE looks at algorithms to solve grid overload

Intelligent charging of electric cars could significantly reduce the need for grid extensions. This is the result of a smart charging test within the framework of the now completed European project Invade. The central component of the test was a specially created algorithm from GreenFlux.

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Feb 16, 2020 - 03:57 pm

Formula E: Jaguar reigned supreme in Mexico

Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans dominated a crash-filled race this weekend and took P1 from Porsche’s André Lotterer on the first corner, which he held to the very end to secure the win at the Mexico City E-Prix. Four seconds behind him followed DS Techeetah’s António Félix da Costa, while Nissan e.dams’ Sébastien Buemi rounded […]

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Feb 14, 2020 - 10:51 am

Tracked Tesla hits the snow

In order to be able to drive better through deep snow, a YouTuber has converted its Tesla Model 3 into a kind of tracked vehicle with an unconventional construction as a replacement for the driven rear wheels.

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Feb 12, 2020 - 10:40 am

Nissan records a lullaby

It isn’t unknown for parents to take sleep-resistant babies for a spin in the car. The constant noise of the engine works as white noise, helping put the kid to sleep. As EVs are too quiet for this, Nissan developed the “world’s first emission-free lullaby”.

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Feb 6, 2020 - 01:51 pm

Lucid Air to sport a 900-volt system

Lucid Motors will equip the production version of its first electric model Air with a 900-volt system, as CEO Peter Rawlinson just revealed in an interview. For the top version of the Air the manufacturer continues to promise a range of 400 miles (644 km).

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Jan 31, 2020 - 01:03 pm

General Motors confirms electric Hummer

The electro-revival of the Hummer brand is official. The General Motors subsidiary GMC has now confirmed the rumours and has given the first key data of the GMC Hummer EV. A 30-second spot during the Super Bowl is set, and GM will fully unveil the monster EV in May 2020.

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Jan 30, 2020 - 01:14 pm

Ford’s first EV on Rivian’s platform is a Lincoln

Last year, Ford had already announced that after joining Rivian, it also wanted to use the US start-up’s skateboard platform for a future e-vehicle. Now things are getting a little more concrete: Ford confirms that its Lincoln brand is working on a new electric model based on the Rivian skateboard.

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Jan 27, 2020 - 01:47 pm

Maserati is testing their first electric drive

Maserati has started testing its first all-electric drive system, which is to be fitted to the brand’s models from 2021. The Italian luxury car manufacturer is placing a particular emphasis on the “characteristic” sound of its e-motor.

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Jan 10, 2020 - 01:52 pm

When powerful things come in small packages

Driftech Electric Racing has installed a Tesla drive in a go-kart. It has a power output of 450 kW at a weight of only 450 kilos. The curious racing vehicle was spotted at a car show in Sydney, Australia.

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Jan 8, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Russian Cybertruck hits the road – with fossil fuels

Tesla’s Cybertruck apparently inspired Russian mechanics to modify an old Lada to look like the electric pickup. Seemingly missing the point, the Cybertruck replica still runs on a conventional combustion engine – at least the maker of the project added that he is thinking about installing an electric motor in the future.

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Jan 7, 2020 - 12:57 pm

Sony presents their own concept EV at CES

Sony has surprisingly presented their very own prototype of an electric car at the CES, though the electronics giant has been keeping any production plans to themselves. Sony’s electric limousine named Vision-S is based on a specially developed electric car platform for which international suppliers were involved.

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Jan 2, 2020 - 11:35 am

Drift to the future

An engineering team from Stanford University has taken the iconic DeLorean, made famous in the 1985 film Back to the Future, and electrified it. More than just an electric car with an iconic exterior, this vehicle’s autonomous driving system enables it to “flawlessly drift through a racecourse.”

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Dec 23, 2019 - 12:22 pm

Futuristic Christmas carol

Nissan North America has used the Leaf’s pedestrian warning system to create a new Christmas tune, now available via streaming services to celebrate National Go Caroling Day in the USA.

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Dec 4, 2019 - 06:34 pm

Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid pedal-assist light electric vehicle

Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid GmbH has completed the first application trials with its Bio-Hybrid pedelec. The four-wheeled electric vehicle is scheduled to go into series production at the end of 2020. This LEV is set to make a name for itself in many disguises.

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Nov 12, 2019 - 10:29 am

Coal roller caught on camera

The strange concept of rolling coal seems designed purely to antagonize those who would like clean air. By (illegally) modifying a diesel truck to inject surplus fuel into the motor, a black cloud then trails behind the vehicle as a form of anti-environmentalist protest.

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Nov 6, 2019 - 02:28 pm

Energica e-motorcycles flow from racetrack to road

Energica has just presented the 2020 model year of its electric motorcycles at the EICMA in Milan. All of next year’s Energica models are now available with a new 21.5 kWh battery for longer range. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer also has a new model.

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Nov 5, 2019 - 11:36 am

13-year-old girl invents more doable Hyperloop

In New York, 13-year-old student Caroline Crouchley has made some waves with her invention of a more sustainable Hyperloop solution. Crouchley’s idea is to build pneumatic tubes next to existing train tracks, where magnetic shuttles would travel connected via a magnetic arm to trains, allowing pods to travel more than twice as fast as a […]

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Oct 29, 2019 - 10:33 am

Electric driving is relaxing for rats (video)

Researchers at the University of Richmond have taught a group of 17 rats to move and control a small electric car. They found that “driving” the electric ROV (rat-operated vehicle) lowered the rodents’ stress level instantly.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/02/21/db-schenker-invests-in-volocopter/
21.02.2020 15:54