PUNE: In a bid to boost sales of its electric car, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles is working on making the car more easily accessible to people. Chetan Maini, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles said, "As a leading electric vehicle manufacturer in the country, Mahindra Reva is committed to develop not just electric vehicles, but also an entire ecosystem of sustainable mobility service that will benefit societies at large. We will keep our innovation quotient high to ensure that we not only better our product and service offerings but also create a sustainable eco-system to make electric vehicles more accessible and easy to use for our customers across the globe." Over the last few months, the company has showcased a range of next-gen technology and service offering which will make it easier for consumers to own an electric vehicle. "As part of our innovative measures, we have introduced Goodbye Fuel, Hello Electric scheme and Quick2Charge technology for the … [Read more...] about Mahindra Reva looks to boost electric car ownership
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The Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said last week he planned to build three new lithium battery factories in Britain and the party also announced plans for a string of community car clubs, where people could hire electric cars “as easily as buying a pizza.” But will it be enough to persuade manufacturers, traders and customers to switch from petrol and diesel to electric? In 2018 a total of 15,474 fully electric cars were sold - only 1.4 percent of the total - and another 59,911 plug-in hybrids. — The Nordic Reporter (@nordicreporter) September 25, 2019 Although Volvo, BMW and Range Rover have announced plans to phase out petrol- and diesel-only vehicles, the infrastructure is simply not there at present for customers in the UK to switch over en masse to electric cars. Mr Corbyn told the annual conference in Brighton last week: “Bringing our emissions down to net zero won’t happen by itself. IT will only be possible with massive public … [Read more...] about ‘Electric Cars Are Going to Be Huge’ But Will Labour’s Battery Factories Kickstart a Sales Boom?
Ford has accelerated its push into battery vehicles with plans for a $500m (£386m) investment in electric-car maker Rivian. The industry giant will use Rivian’s “skateboard” chassis comprising batteries, motors and drive system as the basis for a new vehicle. The new car - details of which have not been given - will be in addition to Ford’s other electric vehicles. The US car maker has pledged $11bn to develop its electric vehicle portfolio, with plans for a battery-powered version of its bestselling F-150 pick-up and an electric crossover inspired by its Mustang sports car. In January Ford announced it was forming a joint venture with Volkswagen to develop electric commercial vans and medium-sized... … [Read more...] about Ford accelerates drive into electric cars with $500m Rivian deal
The vast majority of American drivers could switch to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) tomorrow and carry on with their lives unaffected, according to a new study in Nature Energy. What's more, those BEVs need not be a $100,000 Tesla, either. That's the conclusion from a team at MIT and the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico that looked at the potential for BEV adoption in the US in light of current driving patterns. Perhaps most interestingly, the study found that claim to be true for a wide range of cities with very distinct geography and even per-capita gasoline consumption. The authors—led by MIT's Jessika Trancik—used the Nissan Leaf as their representative vehicle. The Leaf is one of the best-selling BEVs on the market, second only to the Tesla Model S in 2015 (10,990 sold vs 13,300 Teslas). But it's not particularly long-legged; although the vehicle got an optional battery bump from 24kWh to 30kWh for 2016, its quoted range is 107 miles on a full charge. You don't need … [Read more...] about Shorter-range electric cars meet the needs of almost all US drivers
This open-topped beauty is the Wind Explorer, a German-made electric car that's just driven across Australia. And it only used around $13 of electricity on its 18-day trip. It's powered by two methods—a motor running on an internal battery that can be charged by the mains supply or a portable wind turbine, or, er, dragged along by kites. The turbine is a 20-foot-high telescopic bamboo mast that can be deployed in half an hour. Not particularly convenient for the daily commute, but a nice bit of thinking about how we might survive once the planet's oil's all been guzzled. [Wind Explorer via Like Cool] Advertisement … [Read more...] about Wind-Powered Electric Eco Car Drives 3,000 Miles on $13 of Electricity