Want to increase the range of your EV without adding capacity to the costly battery pack? Optimize. In parallel with global research efforts to improve the power density of batteries, many are looking for new ways to use less energy per mile. Mitsubishi’s New Motor Mitsubishi Electric is hard at work redefining what a… Read more »
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At this year’s New York International Auto Show, the central story was that even mainstream cars and SUVs are getting stellar fuel economy.
The eHighway works with hybrid diesel electric freight trucks equipped with retractable devices that collect electric current from overhead lines.
Eight US and European automakers – Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, GM, Porsche and Volkswagen – will participate in a display at next week’s EVS26 show to demonstrate the Combined Charging System. The new charging standard, developed by the International Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), integrates AC and DC charging on a single plug. Chargers… Read more »
The DOE hired a consulting firm to keep tabs on some of the companies that have received loans under the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program.
CODA Automotive has signed a contract with Great Wall Motors to co-develop a new EV for the North American, Chinese, and European markets. CODA CEO Phil Murtaugh told the Detroit News that the new car will be “the most affordable EV on the market, comparable to entry-level internal combustion engine vehicles.” He added that the new car… Read more »
Some 80 companies and government agencies contributed to the report, including many of the major automakers, parts suppliers, electrical equipment manufacturers and electric utilities.
This year’s SES TT Zero electric bike challenge, run as part of the historic Isle of Man TT race meeting, will see the highest number of entries in the event’s four year history. Eighteen competitors have confirmed their entries and will be aiming to become the first to beat the 100 mph average lap speed… Read more »
The comapny is developing what it calls a “parallel hybrid load assist retrofit package,” which it plans to demonstrate on a Ford 350 class 3 truck later this year.
Getting the most out of an electric vehicle requires an understanding of the charging basics. Two of the most common issues people ask me about are where to charge and how long charging takes. Often, people are concerned that charging stations aren’t on every corner the way gas stations are. On a recent trip, my… Read more »