PSA Sets Up Electric Motor Joint Venture With Nidec – Annual Traction Motor Output Of 900,000

PSA Group and Nidec have announced a joint venture for automotive electric traction motors that will be set-up in France in early 2018 to meet the needs of PSA and other OEMs. Japanese Nidec will participate in the JV through Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding …

Virgin Says Freedom To Choose Powertrain Gives It Massive Advantage in Formula E

Virgin Racing’s freedom of Formula E powertrain choice after the coming season gives it a “massive advantage”, according to team principal Alex Tai. The British team has run the works DS operation since FE allowed manufacturers to build their own powertrains, and its original three-year deal will end after the…

Here’s A Brief Look At Tesla’s 2017 Accomplishments

TOP TESLA MILESTONES FOR 2017 Whatever else 2017 may have been, it was a watershed year for electric vehicles, and especially for Tesla. Plug In America’s 2017 Top Ten Electric Car Milestones listed several events of great symbolic significance, such as the declarations by China, India, Germany, France, Britain, Norway, and the Netherlands (nearly…

World’s First All-Electric Cargo Ship Will Transport…Coal

Hauling coal. That’s the task for the world’s first all-electric cargo ship. Such a shame. China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International Company manufactured the first and largest all-electric, 2,000-metric-ton cargo ship. This massive EV will be mainly used for carrying… coal. That dirty coal will be used mostly for the generation of electric…

Formula E’s Innovative Ways A Better Fit For Michelin Than Formula 1

Michelin believes a commitment to taking “risks” makes Formula E and the FIA World Endurance Championship more suitable categories for it to be involved with than Formula 1. The French tyre manufacturer recently extended its deal to supply Formula E into the next decade, having been one of the electric single-seater series’…

Volkswagen e-Golf vs Ford Focus Electric – Comparison & Range Test (video)

The Volkswagen e-Golf and Ford Focus Electric both got a major upgrade for the 2017 model year, with their battery capacities upgraded by about 50%. The 2017 Ford Focus Electric now boasts a 33.5 kWh battery which can go up to 115 miles (185 km) according to EPA, and has a base…