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Nissan predict the year electric power overtakes petrol “It is definitely going to happen and very, very fast.”

At a press conference held this week at the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan Motor Company vice-president of global product strategy Ivan Espinosa was asked when EVs would become the dominant force in the automotive market. He said there were a number of factors to consider. “One thing is the regulatory costs of conventional technology today…

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The Nissan IMx, an all-electric crossover concept vehicle, unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show

The Nissan IMx, an all-electric crossover concept vehicle offering fully autonomous operation and a driving range of more than 600 kilometres, was unveiled today at the Tokyo Motor Show. The innovative concept vehicle provides a glimpse into the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan’s approach to changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated with…

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Mitsubishi Motors debuts the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT at the Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation ( MMC) have unveiled the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT at the Tokyo Motor Show.  The all-electric high performance SUV embodies a new brand strategy under their “Drive your Ambition” global tagline, which is to create an adventurous and progressive mindset for inspirational design and product. Mitsubishi intend to expand and accelerate its EV…

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Nissan to be the first Japanese automotive brand to compete in the FIA Formula E racing championship

Nissan will become the first Japanese automotive brand to compete in the all-electric FIA Formula E racing championship starting in 2018. The move to participate in the growing Formula E series gives Nissan a highly visible global platform from which to spread the message of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – the company’s three-pillar strategy to redefine…

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BMW open “High-Voltage Battery Centre” in China to increase their worldwide battery production network

The BMW Group is continuing its expansion of its electrification production facilities this time by opening a new “High-Voltage Battery Centre” in Shenyang, China. The battery factory will supply the nearby Dadong plant, which is operated by the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture and will produce the BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid for the local…

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Hinckley unveils Dasher, the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht using BMW i3 battery technology

Hinckley,  the American luxury yacht builders, have announced an interesting crossover in EV technology. The Dasher is the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht and it’s twin 80HP motors are powered by dual BMW i3 batteries. It makes sense for the boating world to embrace electric power because most marina berths already have “50 amp…

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Diesel engine company Cummins buys Brammo to boost efforts to become a global electrified power leader.

Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins has announced that it is acquiring the assets of Brammo, Inc., which designs and develops battery packs for mobile and stationary applications. Adding Brammo’s battery pack expertise and resources is an important milestone in Cummins’ efforts to become a global electrified power leader. Founded in 2002, Brammo has made great strides…

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Mazda hints that their rotary engine could be resurrected as a range extender for an electric vehicle

Mazda have remained fairly quite a far as electric cars are concerned although they did recently announce that they will produce a battery electric vehicle using technology from Toyota due to be released in 2019. The company has preferred to keep concentrating on developing new combustion-engine technology. They are currently working on a petrol engine…

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Zero raise the bar for electric motorcycles with longer range and faster charging in 2018 models

Zero Motorcycles is the global leader in electric motorcycles and powertrains. Designed and crafted by hand in California, Zero motorcycles combine Silicon Valley tech with traditional motorcycle soul to elevate the motorcycling experience for intelligent, innovative, riders around the world. The company has just announced the release of its 2018 model range and once again…

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Tesla charging network expands, Adelaide to Brisbane link is now complete

Tesla has expanded its charging network further across Australia with the addition of five Superchargers across Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia and the rapid growth of Destination Chargers across the country. The Supercharger link between Melbourne and Adelaide is complete with the opening of Horsham in Victoria, and South Australian locations Keith, Clare Valley…

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Oil giant Shell, one of the world’s largest fossil fuel companies, is betting on electric cars.

Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world’s largest fossil fuel companies, has announced that it has completed a deal to take over NewMotion one of Europe’s largest electric vehicle charging providers. They specialise in converting parking spots into electric charging stations and have more than 30,000 electric charge points in Europe. This shows that the…

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