Thursday, November 30, 2017

2017 LA Auto Show — More Electric Cars Than Ever!

If you are still on the fence about going to the 2017 LA Auto Show because you’re an EV aficionado but were disappointed in the last few years, fear not. This year show has a lot of electric vehicles and autonomous driving, and security is high on the panel agenda.
Nissan Leaf 2018                      Photo credit: Ckean Technica

After test driving the Arcimoto and talking to Bollinger, we headed out to a new Nissan LEAF test drive.
Please read the whole article by Nicolas Zart on Clean Technica.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

New Tesla Roadster - The BIG Picture

A video comment by ColdFusion, his thoughts on the Roadster and Tesla Truck and what it means for the auto industry. Subscribe to ColdFusion You Tube Channel here.


Mini's all-electric car brings a new charge to an old classic

Mini electric                                      Photo by BMW GROUP

Mini is making big moves in the electric car world and is introducing a fully-electric concept vehicle sporting the automaker's signature look with a few next-gen flourishes. 
The new EV design, which is called the Mini Electric Concept (at least for the time being), was unveiled at the IAA Cars 2017 event in Munich. The small car is designed for short city drives, according to the copmany, and is meant to offer a new zero-emissions option for urban dwellers.



Mini's parent company BMW Group aims to put the Concept design on the road in 2019, joining industry rivals like Tesla and GM with more accessible EV options for the driving public. The new design is the first truly all-electric car from Mini meant for mass production, although the automaker does offer electrified versions of a few of its current models.  
Read the whole article by Brett Williams on Mashable.com here.

Monday, November 27, 2017

A New Vehicle Has More Energy Capacity Than a Tesla and More Torque Than a Tank

Nikola Zero electric utility vehicle                           Photo credit Nicola Corp.


GOING OFF-ROAD 

With sedans, SUVs, semi trucks, and even buses being converted to run on electricity, it was only matter of time before off-road vehicles were given the same treatment. In this particular case,  however, it’s an off-road vehicle with capabilities that outmatch most EVs in production and even some heavy-duty tanks.

Enter the Nikola Zero UTV (utility task vehicles) from Nikola Powersports, a vehicle that enables drivers to take their trip off-road and drive for miles without the harmful carbon dioxide emissions.

The Nikola Zero has a base price of $35,000 and currently has two models: one that has 415 horsepower and another with 555 horsepower. Both models can be equipped with a 75 kWh, 100 kWh or 125 kWh battery pack, with the final option enabling the vehicle to travel nearly 321 km (200 miles) on a single charge. Even the lesser battery capacity will still allow for a range beyond 160 km (100 miles).

To read the whole article about Nicola Zero by Keere Leary  / https://kyreeleary.contently.com/ please go to Futurism.com

Friday, November 24, 2017

Your chance to invest in SONDORS Electric Car Company

Sondors Electric Car / Photo credit by Sondors.

Not every day we have chance to invest in new car companies and this one is electric and I would say it will be biiig! Created by Storm Sondors, a successful creator of low cost and big hype Sondors electric bikes line his Electric Car Company might hit the sweet spot with low cost electric car, a three wheel model. Decision to go 3 wheel is a bold one and it is up to users to decide if this is going to work well, or not.

Still, it is very exciting project made by love and pure passion targeting $10.000 mark which is according to public research a price expected for mass produced electric
 car.

To join SONDORS Electric Car Company offering click here. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Volvo Cars to go all electric!



Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business.

The announcement represents one of the most significant moves by any car maker to embrace electrification and highlights how over a century after the invention of the internal combustion engine electrification is paving the way for a new chapter in automotive history.

“This is about the customer,” said HÃ¥kan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “People increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ current and future needs. You can now pick and choose whichever electrified Volvo you wish.”

Volvo Cars will introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range, embracing fully electric cars, plug in hybrid cars and mild hybrid cars.

It will launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021, three of which will be Volvo models and two of which will be high performance electrified cars from Polestar, Volvo Cars’ performance car arm. Full details of these models will be announced at a later date.

Please read the whole article here.

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