Tag: evs

Renault’s ‘smart island’ runs on wind power and recycled batteries

Renault has launched a “smart island” in Portugal that uses its Zoe electric vehicle, home batteries, smart charging and vehicle-to-grid (V2E) energy storage to run without fossil fuels. The idea is to make the Madeira island of Porto Santo en……


Existing EV batteries could be recharged five times faster

Lithium-ion batteries have massively improved in the last half-decade, but there are still issues. The biggest, especially for EVs, is that charging takes too long to make them as useful as regular cars for highway driving. Researchers from th……


Dyson’s debut EV might not showcase its next-gen battery tech

Though it had been rumored for some time prior, it was still somewhat surprising when Dyson formally revealed it was getting into the EV game. Even for a company that takes research and development to an excessive level to make some of the bes……


Renault-Nissan and Didi plan self-driving ride service in China

Didi, the company that purchased the rights to Uber in China, plans to build an electric, autonomous ride-sharing service with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and other automakers. The two companies are currently in the exploration stages, but Renau……


All-Tesla EV racing series could hit the track this year

Tesla’s electric race car series has been in the planning stages for awhile, and now it has been approved by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), the organization that oversees Formula One. Eventually, the plan is……


LG will build Europe’s biggest EV battery factory next year

As the auto industry fatefully moves into electric vehicles, Europe’s major car-makers need high capacity batteries. Until now, companies like VW, Volvo and BMW have had to import batteries from Asia. LG’s forthcoming car battery factory in Po……


Mazda and Toyota will work together to design EVs

Six months ago, Toyota showed off a customized electric, self-driving Lexus. Just yesterday, the auto maker revealed an update to the vehicle line with new Lidar and deep learning AI that can better see objects around the car and predict safer……


Daimler eyes super-fast electric vehicle charging

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz (and others) is pushing to get the majority of its vehicles to run on electricity. But there’s still the issue of slow battery charging times that needs to be overcome if users are going to abandon gas…….


Tesla plans to add more Superchargers in big cities

If you own a Tesla and plan on driving it reasonable distances, then you probably know exactly where your nearest superchargers are. After all, these devices charge up your car in less than an hour. But if you look at a map of an urban area –……


Mercedes-Benz plans electric versions of all its models by 2022

We’ve seen quite a few car companies commit (and recommit) to electic vehicles recently, and now Mercedes-Benz has joined them. At Daimler’s investor day today, the company’s chief executive Dieter Zetsche said that Mercedes will offer electri……