August 2017 plug-in sales in The Netherlands

The Netherlands have registered 696 plug-in passenger cars last month, down 27% year-on-year, with year-to-date registrations now at 5,071 units. Breaking down sales by model, the Tesla Model S  had 157 registrations, followed by the Hyundai Ioniq Electric with 107 deliveries, Tesla Model S with 99 units, and Renault ZOE and VW e-golf with 70 and 58 units respectively. […]

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Electric motorhomes are coming: a new RV powered by solar panels and 91 kWh battery pack

With the electrification of transport reaching vehicles like a 110-ton Komatsu dumper, it’s difficult to understand why battery-powered motorhomes are not a thing yet. The new VW electric microbus comes close to it, but it lacks the size and functionalities of a motorhome.

Now a new prototype of an actual full-size electric motorhome shows that it’s possible. more…

GKN Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Panasonic Jaguar Racing

GKN has agreed a multi-year partnership with Panasonic Jaguar Racing, which will see the global engineering group provide design, manufacturing and consultancy services to the Formula E team. The official partnership was announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show, in advance of the 2017/18 FIA Formula E championship that commences in Hong Kong on 2 December, […]

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This dumper truck is the world’s largest electric vehicle with a massive 700 kWh battery pack

The advent of electric transportation in sectors like trucks and buses has led to insane amounts of energy storage going into some vehicles, but now we have a new record.

A partnership between two Swiss companies converted a Komatsu dumper truck with a giant 700 kWh battery pack. This single conversion alone has an impressive impact in term of fuel savings and emission reduction. more…

Electric cars near 2 percent of German market (plug-in hybrids included), surging past US

While Volkswagen’s diesel scandal has fallen out of the public eye in the United States, its effects continue to be felt in Europe, where diesel-powered cars have long reigned supreme. Falling sales of diesel vehicles in many European countries are som…

SpaceX’s Texas-based Mars launch facilities to be completed as soon as 2019

As part of a recruitment effort, SpaceX engineers from the company’s McGregor, Texas testing facilities visited Texas A&M University last week and gave a presentation to interested students. In the process, they revealed some extremely exciting details about SpaceX’s future endeavors. Of considerable interest are several comments made on the Boca Chica, Texas launch facilities […]

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