Tag Archives: Electric Cars

Electric Vehicles: ‘Nikola & The Investment Race For The Next Tesla’ (WSJ Video)

Investors and big auto makers are pouring money into electric-vehicle startups in a search for the next Tesla, with the hopes of cashing in. One company is drawing more scrutiny than most. WSJ explains.

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Technology Video: Is A 3D-Printed Car In The Future?

When 3D printing first appeared, it may have seemed like a fad–something to keep garage hobbyists busy. But over the past few years, it’s become a mainstream manufacturing process. Now, an independent automaker called Local Motors is applying the technology to cars, using 3D printing to make the chassis of its autonomous, electric vehicles at a small factory in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Business: “How Tesla Became Most Valuable Auto Company” (WSJ Video)

Tesla’s stock has more than tripled since the start of the year, giving it a market capitalization larger than many behemoths of American industry. But its rise wasn’t necessarily driven by fundamentals. WSJ explains.

Illustration: Jacob Reynolds/WSJ

Retro Technology 4X4’s: “Premium Classic Electric Vehicles” From Zero Labs

First Generation vintage 4×4’s holds a very special place in the heart of auto enthusiasts across the world. Here at Zero Labs, we share that enthusiasm and love of these iconic vehicles, but also want to see them driven well into the future in a way responsible for the environmental and safety demands needed in today’s world. 

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Zero Labs Premium Classic Electric Vehicle

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New Electric Vehicles: The “2021 eBussy Modular Van” From Electric Brands

The eBussy is the most innovative and modular light vehicle in the world. It generates a daily range of up to 200 km via its integrated solar modules and recuperating drives.

Its maximum range without charging, with full battery and solar modules is over 600 km. With more than 10 modular and interchangeable bodies, it can be transformed into a convertible, off-roader, box body, station wagon, pick-up or van and camping bus in just a few steps.

Electric Brands eBussy Vans 2021

With its permanent, electronically controlled all-wheel drive in combination with its innovative all-steering system, its digital exterior mirrors and app-controlled communication system, as well as its 1000Nm torque, the eBussy sets new standards not only as a light vehicle.

Its empty weight without batteries, load and superstructure is only 450-600kg, but it can still carry up to 1000kg of load.

eBussy “Camper”

  • Standard chassis with camping module I + II. Couch surface approx. L210cm – W130cm.
  • Fridge, TV, hob, fresh water tank and sink.
  • 10 kWh Battery capacity with approx. 200km range (optionally up to 30 kWh and 600km range)
  • All-wheel drive and solar roof in 3 modules, sound system, recuperation and much more.
  • Estimated price 28.800,- EUR (incl. statutory value added tax)

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Future Transportation: “How Far Will Electric Transport Take Us?” (FT)

When it comes to getting from A to B, the future is electric. From autonomous cars in tomorrow’s smart cities, to e-scooters and flying taxis, the FT’s Daniel Garrahan looks at just how far electricity will take us.

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Future Mobility: Jaguar Land Rover’s “Project Vector” Self-Driving Electric Vehicle Unveiled

18th February 2020: Jaguar Land Rover has today unveiled the bold new concept vehicle, Project Vector, as part of the company’s Destination Zero journey, offering its vision of an autonomous, electric, connected future for urban mobility. 

Vector 6 Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero

Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero mission is an ambition to make societies safer and healthier, and the environment cleaner. Delivered through relentless innovation, the company’s focus is on achieving a future of zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion – through its products, services and across its facilities. As the next stage of that journey, the Project Vector concept showcases an advanced, flexible, multi-use electric vehicle that is ‘autonomy-ready’.

The compact, flexible vehicle concept measuresjust four metres in length and is designed for the city, packaging all its battery and drivetrain components into a flat floor, to allow a variety of uses. The revolutionary interior cabin space allows seating configurations for private, or shared use and even the opportunity for commercial applications, such as last mile deliveries.

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Future Of Driving: Testing Electric-Vehicles In Four Countries (WSJ Video)

Dozens of new electric-vehicle models are expected to arrive at dealerships in the next few years. We followed eight Wall Street Journal reporters in four countries to see if they, and the world, are ready to make the switch.

New Electric Cars: “Faraday Future FF91” At CES 2020 Show (Video)

Faraday Future has been a consistent presence at the Consumer Electronics Show over the past five years. Founded in 2014, the luxury electric automaker unveiled the FFZero concept car in 2016 and its all-electric FF91 in 2017, but has faced an uphill climb getting those vehicles on the road and into the hands of consumers. Adweek got to take a ride along in the preproduction version of the FF91, which has been updated since its debut three years ago—and boasts an impressive range for an electric car.