AVEVAI unveils IONA e-LCVs with more than 300 km range

AVEVAI unveils ground-breaking new supercapacitor-powered IONA e-LCVs with more than 300 km range New IONA electric light commercial vehicles are the first to feature supercapacitor technology, delivering an unrivalled range Advanced energy management system allows significantly extended battery life The new brand delivers stylish design, customizable payload capacity and advanced connectivity for operating in urban [...]

By |2018-12-02T20:11:46-08:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: batteries, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)|Tags: |0 Comments

A silver lining for battery life and recycling

A breakthrough in lithium battery HSINCHU, TAIWAN ­­-- The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), introduced a composite material named ChemSEI-Linker. ChemSEI-Linker is a paste and linking material applied to lithium battery electrodes, which increases battery life up to seventy percent and makes it easier to recycle lithium batteries. ITRI explained this in technical terms, ChemSEI-Linker [...]

By |2020-06-01T09:13:43-07:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: batteries|0 Comments

Breakthrough on Toyota battery for Electric Vehicle

Paul Williamsen, Strategic Communications, Lexus International confirmed that Toyota is near a technological breakthrough for electric car batteries. Toyota is near a breakthrough for electric car batteries I was working, via email, with Williamsen on the difference between Li-Ion batteries and NiMH batteries in the Toyota Prius. I had asked why they used both in [...]

By |2020-04-23T05:56:52-07:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Toyota|Tags: |0 Comments

First drive Chevy Bolt 200 mile all electric vehicle at CES2016

First drive of the all-electric ‪#‎chevyBolt‬ at ‪#‎ces2016‬ on "Electric Avenue" in Las Vegas, Nevada. 200 mile driving range, under $30,000 after the Federal tax credit. oh yeah!

Bosch’s plugless power for Electric vehicles (EV)

Bosch plug-less power Tanvir Arfi President & CEO Automotive Service Solutions Robert Bosch talks about the new plug less power Bosch is offering. Bosch has an electric charging unit that you can plug into, but how cool is it that you can drive over a plate and the car will charge without plugging into anything? [...]

By |2020-05-17T17:07:09-07:00March 19th, 2014|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Bosch, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electricity, Technology, Video, youtube.com|Comments Off on Bosch’s plugless power for Electric vehicles (EV)

BMW i3 – born electric, made with carbon fiber

BMW i3 EV The LifeDrive architecture concept was purpose-built specifically for the BMW i3. It is comprised of two modules; the Life Module, and the Drive Module. Think of the Life Module as the passenger cabin, or greenhouse. It is the first-ever mass-produced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) passenger cell in the automotive business and [...]

George Blankenship, Tesla Motors

Tesla S pricing George Blankenship, Tesla Motors, Vice President, Sales & Ownership Experience, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the Tesla S. What countries is Tesla selling in now? How many stores does Tesla have in the United States? Blankenship says they have sold 2,500 Tesla Roadsters and are winding the Roadster down [...]

Top alternative vehicle on KCRA NBC TV

Alternative Vehicles on KCRA Lou Ann Hammond, the CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, was on KCRA, an NBC affiliate in Sacramento, CA talking about alternative energy sources and how much they cost per mile. When people shop for a car they buy for functionality, what they need in a car. Some families need space for seven; some need [...]

The Toyota RAV4-EV, and Tesla, on the John Batchelor radio show

The Toyota RAV4-EV, the only all-electric SUV Toyota stole the show at the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles, CA when they unveiled the only all-electric SUV, the Toyota RAV4-EV. This is more like a major refresh since Toyota sold RAV4-EVs from 1997-2003, the same time they were selling the Prius. Nine years [...]

Orth Hedrick, on Kia Optima hybrid on Driving the Nation

Orth Hedrick, Kia Motors of America, took some time to talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. The Kia Optima is Kia's first hybrid. Now, Kia has a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine. Where does Kia stand with direct injection and turbocharging? The new engine goes from 200 horsepower to 274, losing only 2 miles per gallon. [...]