Month: September 2020

Vehicle manufacturers and materials suppliers are facing increasing packaging challenges as EV designs continue to push for higher power densities, while footprints remain static or become smaller. Higher performance levels mean higher junction temperatures, which in turn require higher thermal reliability and novel thermal management alternatives. These factors create unique reliability challenges for EV power
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The motorcycle industry has always lagged behind the automotive industry, and while electric police cars are old news these days, many police departments and even military divisions are still learning the benefits of electric motorcycles for fleet duty. Here are a number of interesting examples showing how electric motorcycles are helping police and militaries perform
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Buick has revived its Electra nameplate for a modern vehicle but it’s a concept and not a production model. The new Electra concept was unveiled on Monday at a private event in Shanghai, China. It previews a new design language for Buick called Potential Energy, and it’s fitted with some of the technologies we can
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Revolutionary EV concept provides solution to aftermath of natural disasters delivering large mobile battery supply to power recovery operations PARIS – Nissan has unveiled a 100% electric emergency response vehicle concept, designed to provide a mobile power supply following natural disasters or extreme weather events. Called RE-LEAF1, the working prototype is based on the Nissan LEAF passenger car, the
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What hasn’t been negatively stated about Mercedes’ electric strategy: The EQC is only being sold at a manageable low level, other EQ models have been in the pipeline for too long. But wait! Now Mercedes is surprising us with a type of electric vehicle that Tesla does not have: the EQV based on the V-Class minivan. Of course, the Mercedes EQV is not the
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President Donald Trump claimed support for electric cars during the presidential debate with former Vice-President Joe Biden and appeared to take credit for the federal EV tax credit implemented during the Obama administration. The first presidential debate of the 2020 election was held tonight and while it’s not something that we would normally cover, there
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Tesla Battery Day was the biggest event of the week ( and probably the year ) for the electric car industry and it overshadowed two big announcements from VW unveiling its all electric SUV ID.4 and from Lucid with their Air sedan Performance version doing a quarter mile in 9.245 seconds! My guests Sandy Munro
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Mazda’s first battery electric vehicle, the Mazda MX-30 EV will arrive in the UK next March. Limited to 500 cars in the UK, the £27,495* Mazda MX-30 First Edition is available to pre-order now. With prices starting at £25,545*, the full MX-30 range features three highly specified models. Full UK specification and pricing has been revealed for the Mazda’s
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Much will be needed to get California’s grid ready for the surge of electric vehicles. Mercedes-Benz has put solid-state batteries in a production vehicle. A Beijing auto-show concept showcases the platform that could underpin a range of Volvo and Polestar models, and Polestar confirms its Precept flagship for production. This and more, here at Green
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Patrick Collignon, former COO for Volvo Trucks North and South America, has launched a startup called Trova Commercial Vehicles. The new company, which is located at a business incubation center in Fairlawn, Virginia, offers customized engineering and manufacturing expertise for electric trucks. TrovaCV will offer its industrial model and manufacturing capability to other commercial vehicle
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Tesla has signed a lithium supply agreement with Piedmont Lithium’s North Carolina project — sending the stock price of the latter up 200%. Piedmont Lithium, an Australia-based junior lithium mining company developing a project in North Carolina, announced that it signed a deal with Tesla. The company wrote in a press release: “The Agreement is
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by Matt Pressman Tesla’s Battery Day was a landmark event for the company. The Silicon Valley automaker plans to begin efforts to produce their own battery cells. Where does that leave Tesla’s existing battery suppliers? After years of working closely with Tesla, will Panasonic continue to play an integral role in the EV maker’s future?  Years ago,
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Sandy Munro shares his thoughts on Tesla’s Battery Day and explains some of the Tesla tech and advances in battery and manufacturing. Contact Sandy at https://leandesign.com WATCH NEXT: https://youtu.be/qfJHKw1cgGA OUR SPONSORS: ❤️ KANDI AMERICA – Reserve yours today with just $100 refundable deposit: K27 – $ 9,999*: https://drive.kandiamerica.com/k27-pre-order/ K23 – $19,999*: https://drive.kandiamerica.com/ ❤️ Shop aftermarket
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Running the propeller up to full speed (approximately 2,400 rpm) using the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for aircraft propulsion. When at full power during the flight-testing phase, it will propel the aircraft to more than 300mph setting a new world speed record for electric flight. Over 6,000 cells are packaged in the battery
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The first all-electric Mack LR Electric refuse truck has entered service with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY). It’s not yet a production model (production to start in 2021), but rigorous, real-world trials to demonstrate the capabilities of the EV version. “DSNY will base the Mack LR Electric demonstration model at its Brooklyn
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