Posts by Mark Kane

Renault’s Lineup Of Pure Electric Cars – Fluence Z.E., Twizy, Kangoo Z.E. and ZOE

Renault-Nissan Alliance Sells 200,000th Electric Vehicle

Renault-Nissan Alliance released today an important announcement on reaching the mark of 200,000 cumulative sales of all-electric vehicles in early November. This number comes almost 4 years after the launch the Nissan LEAF in December 2010, and include six models – Nissan LEAF and new e-NV200 plus four Renault –…

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The second-generation Chevrolet Volt uses an all-new battery system that maintains its signature t-shape configuration but uses nearly 100 fewer cells. The battery system will provide improved range while weighing 30 lbs. less than the previous battery system.

The Charge of the Battery Brigade – Autoline (Video)

John McElroy recently gathered three experts for for “Autoline This Week 1833″ discussion on battery technology – Ann Marie Sastry from Sakti3, LG Chem’s Prabhakar Patil and Brett Smith from the Center for Automotive Research. Among the topics were battery outlook, costs and, of course, the Tesla Gigafactory. According to…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 12

BMW i8 Cutaway

Details On BMW i8′s GKN 2-Speed eAxle

BMW i8 has been on the market for some time now, collecting positive reviews from all over the world. And just now GKN is boasting that it contributed to that success. In 24 months, GKN developed a two-speed eAxle for the front wheels of the i8, powered by an electric…

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