Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Despite being heavily involved in developing electric vehicle technology, automotive giant Continental has suggested that hydrogen will be the long-term solution to replace internal combustion engines.
It is a time of great change in the automotive industry as manufacturers seek to move from fossil fuels to electric power. Although these are still relatively early days, who is leading the way in this seismic shift towards an electric future?
China has been an early leader in transportation electrification, and in 2015 it surpassed the U.S. to become the world’s largest electric vehicle market - a title it has maintained ever since.
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
A young Polish designer has created a comfortable, economical and green transport solution for city dwellers. Using modern technology in bringing his Falectra electric motorcycle to life.
Automotive history is littered with the fallen badges of car companies felled by the industry’s giants. Electric cars has been a slightly different story, with the big names so far usurped by a genuinely disruptive contender.
The introduction of the all-electric Porsche Taycan turns out to be an unprecedented challenge, with the German manufacturer investing roughly €1-billion in its main production plant, which should start making the Taycan from next month.
Lotus will unveil an all-new gasoline model at the end 2020, but after that every new model will have a fully electric versions - including Elise, Exige and Evora in all-electric models.
Cars powered by internal-combustion engines will soon belong in museums, said Elon Musk in a Tweet on Friday - adding that the traditional cars are merely a "passing fad" that will soon "look cool in a museum."
Karma Automotive, formerly known as Fisker, has unveiled its first all-electric car, described as a “statement about the direction of Karma’s future product offerings in both technology and design.”
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Monday, 12 August 2019
Nissan, BMW and Volkswagen are among carmakers in talks to bring the electric-car revolution to South Africa, as the nation’s auto-factory floors risk being left behind in the global switch to greener vehicles.
Scheduled for production at BMW’s factory in Munich in 2021, images of BMW’s i4 electric car have been snapped in Europe - showing it being pre-production tested in full camouflage.
The iconic British carmaker, Bentley, has unveiled the experimental EXP 100 GT electric vehicle as a highlight to its centenary celebrations. The concept looks ahead 16 years to the year 2035, providing a vision of what its cars could look and be like in the future.
Not to be outdone by the highly anticipated pickup truck from Tesla, Rivian is in the final stages of testing its electric pickup - before the start of full-scale production next year.