Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Forget going battery electric, says Continental, the real future is in the hydrogen revolution

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.

The global electric vehicle race - who is setting the pace?

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 is leading the world to 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

Falectra uses Zortrax 3D printing technology for electric prototype

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.

What happens to Tesla when the sleeping auto giants awake?

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.

Porsche is reinventing its main plant to handle Taycan production

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.

Melting plastic waste could fuel cars

Scientists at the University of Chester in the UK have found a way to use un-recyclable plastic waste to produce hydrogen, which can fuel cars without producing greenhouse gas emissions. 

In next-decade Lotus will go electric with all new models

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.

Elon Musk says internal combustion engines belong in museums

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 unveils its first all-electric car, a hypercar with insane-looking doors

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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BMW charging station reuses old EV batteries

BMW Korea opened the first electric car-charging station in Korea that reuses electric batteries as it strives to carve out its own space in the local e-mobility market.

Modular car park transformation system

Car Park Transformer has developed a next generation of their Modular Car Port solution resulting in value out of car parking areas and providing comfort and extra services for customers. 

Monday, 12 August 2019

Automotive industry in talks to pull South Africa into electric car era

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.

Spy shots of BMW i4 electric car captured in Europe

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.

Bentley’s EXP 100 GT: The Electric Vision Of Luxury

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.

Rivian releases New "Let's Ride" R1T electric pickup image

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.