Electromotive EV News
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...)
Lit Motors' Danny Kim hopes to raise $US20 mil to get this guy into production. Initial units due out in 2013 are expected to kick off around $US19,000. (read more...)
Jaguar's collaboration with Williams F1 is to produce 250 examples of the C-X75 high tech supercar. F1 technologies such as KERS, underbody moveable airfoils and 0 to 100 in sub 3 seconds are among the key features. (read more...)
UK Government has pledged further support for the automotive industry yesterday by announcing the creation of a new ‘UK Energy Storage R&D Centre’ for the advancement of electric and hybrid vehicle batteries. (read more...)
The lastest revision of Giant Bicycle's Twist Freedom CS1 has done away with hub motors in favour of Yamaha's SyncDrive. (read more...)
The first batch of Russian built electric EL LADAs is slated for use as taxis in Stavropol. (read more...)
Volkswagen's PR department has been busy leaking "spy" shots of their XL1 experimental hybrid concept. (read more ...)
The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) has signed an agreement to launch an Electric Car Championship (read more...)
The US NHTSA has issued recall details regarding Fisker's Karma electric car. (read more...)
Reports are emerging from owners in Phenix Arizona of summer heat adversely effecting the Nissan Leaf electric car's battery and range. (read more...)