Pioneering research and development investments of £120 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) to help the UK become a world leader in electric vehicle battery development and production were announced today by Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark. In a speech at the Battery and Energy Storage 2017 Conference today, Mr Clark set […]
Good old honest John has once again shown how bad many of the stated MPG claims are. Drivers are facing a new cost-of-motoring crisis, with the new VED (road tax) system and misleading fuel economy figures adding more than £1000 to the long-term running costs of Britain’s best-selling cars, according to new research from HonestJohn.co.uk.
In a recent report from McKinsey & Company, called ‘How automakers can drive electrified vehicle sales and profitability’, the authors note the advances in battery tech have helped the average battery pack price go down from about $1,000/kWh to roughly $227/kWh since 2010. The report shows growing consumers awareness but still low sales volumes compared to ICE.
Daimler will spend about 100 million euros ($125 million) in coming years to increase production of lithium-ion batteries in East Germany The German automaker said on Monday it will expand capacity at Deutsche ACCUmotive, its battery-making division in Saxony as it expects “high and steadily-growing demand” for electric-car batteries. The unit supplies batteries for the
Reuters reports that Nissan is preparing to cut battery manufacturing, people familiar with the matter said, in a new reversal on electric cars that has reopened deep divisions with alliance partner Renault. The plan, which faces stiff resistance within the Japanese carmaker, would see U.S. and British production phased out and a reduced output of
With sales growing rapidly in the US, ramping in Europe and just stating in Asia Tesla has growing pains. Each car requires a great deal of battery capacity. With a Model X next year and a lower priced car on the horizon, Tesla needs lots on batteries. Given a production target of half a million
Introducing the GREYP from Rimac Most of the electric bikes we have seen and used have been on the basic or limited assist side of the spectrum. That all changed yesterday. That all changed when we discovered the greyp. – The world’s most advanced electric bicycle, or so they claim. And they are most likely