2022 BMW iX electric CUV 500 hp 300-mile range

2022 BMW iX First Look: Bavaria's EV SUV BMW's new technological flagship in a Sports Activity Vehicle design. 5th Generation of BMW's eDrive Technology producing 500 hp. EPA estimated driving range of 300 miles. Modern exterior and interior design architecture. New BMW Charging Powered by EVgo service using 100% renewable energy. A vision is turning [...]

By |2020-11-17T17:48:38-08:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Alternative vehicles, BMW, electricity|0 Comments

Electric Vehicles Will Dominate New Car Sales

Gasoline Will Still Rule the Road Electric vehicles will make up as many as 8 out of 10 new cars sold in 2050. But it will still be a long road before they dislodge gasoline as the predominant fuel in transportation, IHS Markit Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin writes in his new book, The New Map: [...]

Audi Electrification CAS2020 Cody Thacker

The future of electrification Cody Thacker, head of the electrification unit for Audi of America, was the keynote speaker at the Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) Luncheon during the Media Preview of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. Thacker noted that in 2001 there was not a market for electric vehicles, “It took five [...]

Where will the electricity come from for electric vehicles?

Electricity from solar PV increased from 88.7 GWh in 1990 to 315.5 TWh in 2018, achieving a 33.9% annually Solar Panels are the fastest of all renewable electricity technologies The United States, the largest producer among OECD countries, increased production from 183 GWh in 2000 to 87.2 TWh in 2018, reflecting a 38.9% average annual [...]

By |2020-01-27T21:55:33-08:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: electric vehicles (EV), electricity|Tags: |0 Comments

Hyundai remotely changes parking places when EV is finished charging

It's the ultimate in EV charging to relocate to another parking space so that the charging unit is available to another EV user that needs to charge their vehicle. But sometimes work gets in the way of gentility. Hyundai is bringing civility back to the world of charging. The System won't be available until 2025 [...]

DrivetheARC charges your Nissan Leaf for free

I parked my Nissan Leaf at the charging station in front of Savemart in Auburn, CA, clicked on start, put my EVgo card up to scan, and it didn't work. I was just about to try it again when another Leaf driver got out of his car, put his iPhone up to the charger and [...]

Bosch ~ Private, Profitable, and electrified

"We are in an era of transformation. I would argue that transformation is impacting the auto industry more than any other (industry). The automotive industry is currently the epicenter of innovation. Autonomous vehicles, electrified mobility, and ubiquitous connectivity are expected to transform the entire concept of transportation." Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch LLC There [...]

Shell owns more EV charging units than gas stations

With the acquisition of NewMotion Shell owns more electric charging units in Europe than gas stations. At the Shell Eco-marathon, Yuri Sebregts Executive Vice President Chief Technology Officer for Shell Global said, "we realize that people's mobility needs today are largely based on the Internal Combustion Engine." But as Shell's President, Bruce Culpepper said at [...]

BEV wins Shell Eco-marathon – winners going to London

Formula 1 already has an electric race, and competition using only internal combustion engines, but the real race for all energies is the Shell Eco-marathon makes the future race. The contest has many rules, but the most intriguing is that each team can decide what type of energy they want to run in their vehicle. [...]

Ciao Bella, BYD autobus elettrici in Italy

From China to Italy BYD delivered three 12m e-buses to the municipality of Novara, Italy. Novara is between Turin and Milan. The buses are in addition to the twenty electric buses already in operation making those 23 full-size buses in service, the largest emission-free fleet in Italy. The new buses can deliver a full day [...]

By |2020-06-21T18:36:21-07:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BYD, electricity|0 Comments
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