Tag: EVs

Tesla Model 3 production target pushed back, despite progress

Tesla Model 3 production target pushed back, despite progress

Tesla Model 3 delays impact share prices Tesla Inc announced it will likely be able to produce about 2,500 Tesla Model 3 sedans per week by the end of the first quarter, disappointing investors who expected the Palo Alto-based company to build 5,000 cars per week. In the fourth quarter of 2017, Tesla delivered 1,550 […]

By January 4, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
BMW looking for partners to develop small EVs

BMW looking for partners to develop small EVs

Technical challenges associated with small EVs German automaker BMW says it is in talks with other automakers in an effort to find partners to develop an electric Mini, according to a Reuters report. “We are talking to many OEMs (manufacturers) around the world, not only in China, (about) how to electrify smaller cars,” said BMW […]

By November 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
DHL orders 10 Tesla Semi electric trucks for use on shorter routes

DHL orders 10 Tesla Semi electric trucks for use on shorter routes

Fortigo Freight of Etobicoke, Ontario, ordered one Tesla Semi Two more freight services companies have pre-ordered Tesla Semi electric trucks, which are expected to roll off the assembly line in 2019. The companies join J.B. Hunt and Wal-Mart, who agreed to purchase the Tesla Semi which was unveiled by the company’s Chief Executive Elon Musk […]

By November 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Global vehicle sales drop in coming years, oil demand rises: IHS Markit

Global vehicle sales drop in coming years, oil demand rises: IHS Markit

Oil demand for non-transportation uses expected to rise A study by IHS Markit released on Tuesday says even though global vehicle sales are forecast to decline over the next twenty years, oil demand will rise to 115 million barrels per day (b/d) by 2040. IHS Markit says vehicle demand worldwide will decline as consumers use […]

By November 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Lamborghini, MIT work on electric supercar using supercapacitors

Lamborghini, MIT work on electric supercar using supercapacitors

Best batteries too bulky and heavy for electric supercar CNN reports that Lamborghini is working alongside engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an electric supercar that won’t use batteries. The body of the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept car, will made from exotic carbon nanotubes, and will also be used as a supercapacitor. Supercapacitors […]

By November 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
House Republicans propose scrapping $7,500 EV tax credit

House Republicans propose scrapping $7,500 EV tax credit

Dumping of EV tax credit panned by automakers, environmentalists US House Republicans looking for ways to fund tax cuts are proposing to eliminate the $7,500 EV tax credit which helped boost sales of electric vehicles. Currently, the EV tax credit phases out after an automaker sells 200,000 plug-in vehicles.  The tax credit was implemented to […]

By November 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Higher-grade nickel miners big winners in race to power EVs

Higher-grade nickel miners big winners in race to power EVs

Ferronickel and nickel pig iron unsuitable for battery production Nickel miners the world over are hoping to cash in on the race to power electric vehicles, but according to a Reuters report, about only half of the producers will likely benefit. High-grade nickel miners will be the big winners as EV manufacturers from Tesla to […]

By October 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Toyota scrambles to ready solid-state battery for EVs

Toyota scrambles to ready solid-state battery for EVs

Solid-state battery offers more capacity, better safety Toyota is feverishly working to solve remaining issues with its solid-state battery technology, which the company hopes will help cut costs of building electric cars. The solid-state batteries are high-capacity energy storage devices that will better lithium-ion batteries, and replace the liquid or gel-form electrolyte with a solid, […]

By October 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Shell buys European EV charging network NewMotion

Shell buys European EV charging network NewMotion

NewMotion operates over 50,000 public EV charging points On Thursday, Royal Dutch Shell announced it will buy NewMotion, one of Europe’s largest electric vehicle charging networks. NewMotion provides access to a network of public and private charge points in 25 European countries. Sytse Zuidema, NewMotion’s chief executive said in a news release that “We are […]

By October 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
California considers ban on internal combustion engine vehicles

California considers ban on internal combustion engine vehicles

Earliest ban on internal combustion engine vehicles at least a decade away California is considering a ban on internal combustion engine vehicles as officials in the Golden State look for ways to ensure cleaner air for the future, according to a report by Bloomberg. Mary Nichols, chairman of the California Air Resources Board told Bloomberg […]

By September 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →