Hyundai’s N-brand and Racing Midship RM20e

Hyundai's RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car The electrified RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car signifies the electric-based high-performance potential for the Hyundai N brand. RM20e based on the RM development platform for future N brand products and inspired by the electrified TCR racecar The electrified RM20e variant produces a blistering 596 kW (810 horsepower) and 960 [...]

General Motor’s all-electric future is Ultium

What is GM's Ultium Drive? General Motors’ next-generation Electric Vehicles (EV)s are expected to be powered by a family of five interchangeable drive units and three motors, known collectively as “Ultium Drive.” Ultium Drive will help General Motors transition to its current portfolio of a fully electric lineup, providing significant advantages over GM’s previous EVs [...]

Battery Power will drive the future of cars

The Future of Transportation You may have multiple more if you’re holding a car key fob or have a pacemaker or any other electronic device. But do you know how those batteries work? For a technology at the heart of modern life, batteries remain something of a mystery. Chances are you might have at least [...]

By |2020-09-28T21:06:19-07:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: batteries, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Volkswagen|0 Comments

EV sales to reach 7.6% US market share in 2026

IHS Markit forecast that in 2026 there will be more than 130 models in the U.S. market that will offer electrified propulsion systems. IHS Markit U.S. perspective Stephanie Brinley, a principal automotive analyst at IHS Markit, reports that the number of E.V.s on offer to U.S. consumers is set to explode in the coming years, [...]

Sales of electric cars draining CVRP bank in California

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) reports that funding is needed for the five million electric vehicles projected to come online. While that might be a good problem to have, it needs to be addressed. What are the options for balancing the rebate program? Could California offer to pay a dollar rebate or access to [...]

The argument for ZEV vehicles in California

I was having a discussion with an acquaintance recently about zero emission vehicles and the how dirty the Fresno/Bakersfield area is. He rightly noted that transportation is light-duty vehicles are just a fraction of the emissions in those counties. He said he was not making a case for either Electric Vehicles nor hydrogen, and said [...]

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

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric ~ fuel for life

Fuel for Life Hyundai gets it - people don't want to sit in their bathroom and drive down the highway, they want to sit in their posh living room while driving down the road. Whether it is an alternative powertrain or not, people want luxury in their car. The price of the average [...]

NHTSA, EPA hearing on easing pollution limits

It's a juxtaposition that NHTSA/EPA has picked Fresno, CA to have their first meeting on easing the pollution limits that were set in 2012. Instead of having it at the Capitol in Sacramento, CA, on California Air Resources Board (CARB) territory they have picked the dirtiest county in California, Fresno. The first thought is that [...]

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 [...]

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