Electromotive EV News
China' s first electric aircraft, the RX1E Ruixiang, stole the spotlight at the recently-concluded Shenyang Faku International Flight Convention.
Tesla P85D dual motor "Insane Mode"
Read the press release (full of marketing mumbo jumbo). read more
Joby Aviation's S2 concept has received funding from NASA to create a 25Kg unmanned aerial vehicle. The verical takeoff and landing (VToL) aircraft, created by JoeBen Bevirt, is set to revolutionize personal aircraft transportation.
Airbus descretely flew the eFan protoype for the first time on March 11, 2014 from the Bordeaux-Mérignac airport.
The cancelled Audi R8 e-Tron battery-powered supercar will be produced after a re-engineering programme has increased the model’s range from 134 miles to 279 miles. The revised model, based on the new-generation platform shared with the Lamborghini Huracan, will be built to order.
Nissan ZEOD RC time-lapse video of the car build. The 2014 electric hybrid race car.
Croatian Rimac has engineered a 1088 HP electric super car with outstanding range and astonishing recharge times. (read more...)
Vivax-assist seeks to disguise its electric drive from public gaze. The concept became famous when Fabian Cancellara was accused, by way of a YouTube video, of using an invisible electric drive to help him win the gruelling Paris-Rubaix race.
Researchers at UOW's Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials have developed a new Germanium (Ge)-based material with 5 times more energy storage and the potential to go at least 2 times farther on a charge than current electric vehicles.
Former Lotus CEO Albert Lam has been working away fro some time to bring the SP:01 to market in limited numbers. (read more)
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche's Panamera hybrid can now be fueled from an electric power point. The lastest incarnation features plugin hybrid technology, a beefed up electric motor with 70kw of power and a fossil fuel burner that produces 245kw. Maximum "parallel full hybrid" power output is 306kw.
In a bold move, CEO Bob Lutz has abandoned electric propulsion in a bid to change the company's fortunes.
PARIS: French automaker Renault said on Tuesday it was recalling three quarters of its Twizy electric cars sold in Europe to rectify potential problems with brake fluid leaks.
Twin and Easy. Twizy (with a French Accent it works OK - In English it's Tweezy). Two seats and izzy to use. (read more...)
Fisker Automotive has lost 338 of its Karma Hybrid Electric sedans valued at some $30 million to Super Storm Sandy (read more...)
Wired Magazine has seen confirmation that the R8 e-Tron will never see buyers. (read more...)
Toyota was just fooling. They are going to make the iQ available albeit on a very limited basis until the EV market settles. Initially the car will be aimed at car share schemes around universities and urban areas. (read more...)
Mercedes-Benz has stunned the motoring world with a blue chrome SLS AMG Electric Drive coupe. Claimed to have a range of 250km and can reach 100km/h from a standing start in a mere 3.9 seconds.
smart fortwo ed (note: official capitalisation/capitalization)
The smart fortwo ed (official capitalisation) electric drive is aiming to be the most affordable EV in the US market for spring 2013.
The US National Highway Transport Safety Administration has issue document 12V-455 outlining a recall campaign. The recall effects two of Zero's 2012 model range and says that the fault could cause death. (read more...)
German car maker Audi talks to America's ABC News Los Angelese about the coming A3 Electric. It's traction technology, dubbed E-Tron, can drive the vehicle for up to 145km. (read more...)
MTSU has four patents waiting down at the examiner's office on their in-wheel retrofitable electric traction motors. The battery and electronics fit in the boot (trunk)(read more...)