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. [tribulant_slideshow gallery_id=94] 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

Shell Eco-marathon the Superbowl of fuel-efficiency

In the United States, the Superbowl is the culmination of a year of team rivalry in football. An entire year of contentiousness culminates in that one game that is watched by millions. Even people who don't watch football, watch the Superbowl. Some of them watch it for the commercials. Millions and millions of dollars are [...]

Jumpstart Maui changing one habit

Arakawa is the Mayor of the County of Maui, State of Hawaii. He is Mayor of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho'olawe. He has my vote for President. Arakawa understands that getting off the dependence of foreign oil is a National Security and economic boom. The County of Maui spends $4-6 Billion a year on petroleum. [...]