A fleet of auto industry experts took a look in their crystal balls, and discussed their findings at the Automotive Megatrends conference in Dearborn, Michigan
Lithium ion batteries – we EV boosters love ‘em (though we wish they could be a bit lighter and a lot cheaper). EV party-poopers hate ‘em, telling anyone who will listen that they’re bound to explode, stop working after a year or two, or maybe even channel mind-controlling signals from hippy Communist aliens. Everyone agrees… Read more »
That long-awaited event happened last week, as the company delivered 100 Renault Fluence EVs to Israeli customers and launched their network.
Another bundle of bad news for EV startup Fisker Automotive hit the wire on Monday, as the company announced that it has put Project Nina on hold, and laid off 66 workers.
The electric goldfish is coming, at 47 knots. The Goldfish 23 all-electric eFUSION boat won the Innovation Award category of the 2012 European Powerboat of the Year award at this week’s Dusseldorf Boat Show. The 23-foot runabout is powered by UQM Technologies’ PowerPhase® Select 145 jet drive propulsion system. It recently reached a top speed… Read more »
SPX Service Solutions and Aker Wade Power Technologies announced that they will team up to develop a new family of commercial-grade charging stations.
Add Russia to the growing list of countries that are rolling out ambitious EV charging networks. Enerfund, a Florida-based private equity firm that focuses on advanced energy sources and EVs, announced a partnership this week with Revolta, a Russian developer of charging infrastructure and other EV-related projects. Enerfund plans to invest up to 1.5… Read more »
In some Chinese cities, the environmental impact of EVs is worse than that of gas vehicles, due to old coal power plants that lack modern pollution controls.
Canadian lovers of low-carbon luxury will be pleased to hear that the Fisker Karma will soon be arriving at auto dealerships in three cities.
The Stanford team’s system can transfer 10 kW of power over a distance of 6.5 feet – enough to charge a car moving at highway speeds – and has an efficiency of 97 percent.