Electric bus in record-breaking journey

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electric bus An electric bus has broken a world record by travelling more than 1,000 miles on a single charge. The 40ft Catalyst E2 Max bus – designed by Californian company Proterra – went 1,102.2 miles on a testing ground in New Carlisle, Indiana. Cities around the world are looking to use more electric vehicles for public transport, to combat air pollution. Some experts believe the bus’s long journey could be a breakthrough moment for electric vehicles. READ ALSO: 2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW: MITSUBISHI E-EVOLUTION CONCEPT TEASED The previous record of…

2017 Tokyo Motor Show: Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept teased

Tokyo Motor Show

MITSUBISHI will tease a hybrid-engined performance SUV at October’s Tokyo Motor Show, called the Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept. Hinting that the Evolution badge will finally make a comeback, but not on a sedan, the “very high performance automobile” will “blend Mitsubishi Motors’ signature 4WD and electric powertrain know-how with advanced Artificial Intelligence technology under a low slung aerodynamic SUV Coupe shape”. READ ALSO: VOLKSWAGEN ID ELECTRIC CAR TO LAUNCH IN 2020 ALONG WITH NEW VW GOLF That potentially means an electric motor will potentially fill the low-down torque hole that highly strung turbocharged performance cars sometimes suffer from, but wrapped…

Volkswagen ID electric car to launch in 2020 along with new VW Golf

German brand

Volkswagen Volkswagen has a critical year coming in 2020, when the German brand will launch two incredibly important vehicles nearly back-to-back. The next-generation Volkswagen Golf will arrive that year, and then, one month later, the brand will launch its first mass-market electric car, the ID hatchback. The 2020 car will be the eighth generation of the Golf nameplate, but the first for the ID hatchback, which is poised to carry the German brand into the future. Jürgen Stackman, board member and head of sales and marketing, revealed the launch cadence…

Williams reveals electric vehicle skateboard chassis

Williams reveals

The new concept, dubbed FW-EVX, shows how car makers can create all-new plug-in hybrid or full-electric models without going through the comparatively inefficient stage of building electrified versions of conventional cars. It uses a rigid and compact composite structure to carry electric motors (up to four), to mount traction batteries
 in a low and safe location, 
to manage airflows for both component cooling and aerodynamic efficiency and to provide mountings for new, Williams-designed carbonfibre suspension parts. READ ALSO: SKODA: EVS WON’T HAVE SUB-BRAND OR BE ‘VANILLA’ LIKE TESLA MODEL 3  …

This Honda shows why electric cars still have a long way to go before they post massive sales

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 EVs are still relatively expensive when compared with mass-market gas vehicles. • Government support will help make EVs more accessible, but many gas-powered cars still cost half as much. • New-car buyers are uniquely price-sensitive – they might look at EVs, but they won’t buy. Electric cars have two major problems to overcome before they can go truly mainstream: price and charging. The arrival of long-range EVs hasn’t really changed anything – although the newly launched Tesla Model 3 is so compelling that many buyers are liable to give it…

Nissan launches longer-range electric car

Nissan

Nissan Nissan has launched a longer-range version of its best-selling Leaf electric vehicle, as it fights growing competition in the electric car market. The new Leaf will run about 150 miles (240km) on a single charge, about 40 miles more than its previous model, the firm said. But that still falls short of ranges offered by rivals Tesla and GM. Other updates include advances in autonomous driving technology and a more modern design. The Leaf, the world’s best-selling electric car, is facing increasing competition in the fast- developing green car…

Can Flying Taxis Work? Tencent Invests in German Aviation Startup Lilium To Find Out

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The Chinese internet giant Tencent has become an investor in a German aviation company called Lilium, which is developing an electric flying taxi that can take off and land vertically but fly horizontally. Lilium announced a $90 million series B funding round on Tuesday, in which Tencent joins existing investors Atomico and Obvious Ventures, along with the Lichtenstein-based private banking group LGT. READ ALSO: BMW TO OFFER 12 FULLY ELECTRIC CAR MODELS BY 2025 BUT Lilium said it will use its fresh investment to grow its team beyond its current headcount…

Mercedes’ parent company will debut a self-driving, electric smart car concept next month – here’s what it will look like

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Daimler plans to show off a self-driving, electric Smart car concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. The company envisions the vehicle, dubbed the Smart Vision EQ Fortwo, being used for car sharing in cities. People would be able to request an autonomous car pick via their smartphone and the vehicle would take them to their desired location. READ ALSO: BMW READYING TESLA-RIVALING ELECTRIC I CONCEPT CAR People would be able to request an autonomous car pick via their smartphone and the vehicle would take them to their desired location.…

Auto companies like Hyundai, Tata Motors, advance plans to make electric cars in India

Tata Motors

Hyundai, Tata Motors MUMBAI: Signalling a major change in stance, carmakers are advancing plans to make electric cars in India by giving them preference over hybrid versions. Automakers such as Hyundai, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra are leading the race to roll out electric cars soon. READ ALSO: NISSAN SHOWS LEAF ELECTRIC CAR REVAMPED WITH MORE RANGE   Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s largest carmaker, is considering the assembly of electric vehicles in India as early as 2019 and has dropped hybrid car plans for the market. BUT Tata Motors is…

EESL to lease electric vehicles to Ola and Uber

The government is entering the business of owning and leasing electric vehicles in a bid to widen usage among aggregators like Ola and Uber and other fleet operators. Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, a joint venture of four government-owned power companies — NTPC, Powergrid, PFC and REC — will be spearheading this business. Initially, EESL will procure only e-rickshaws and e-autos to lease them to operators. EESL has aggressive plans here as an operator has to lease a minimum of 10,000 e-rickshaws or e-autos. A higher volume can lead to better leasing terms and conditions. EESL, which was instrumental in significantly bringing down prices…