Posts by Mark Kane

PSA Cutway

PSA Drops CHAdeMO And Joins CCS Combo for Future EVs

PSA brands (Peugeot and Citroën) recently announced a massive push into plug-in vehicles – four new electric and seven new plug-in hybrids cars, scheduled for 2019 – 2021,  Now the question is what standard of fast charging will be utilized. Previously, all PSA plug-ins used CHAdeMO DC fast charging: in both…

2 hours ago by Mark Kane 3

Wireless Charging Display

SAE Approves Wireless Charging Standard – TIR J2954

SAE International announced approval of the “SAE TIR J2954 Wireless Power Transfer for Light-Duty Plug-In/ Electric Vehicles and Alignment Methodology,”. Thankfully this decision/proclamation comes well before mass adoption of the tech, unlike in the DC fast charging space where we find a CHAdeMO vs CCS vs Tesla situation. The SAE TIR…

7 hours ago by Mark Kane 14

Taking Off In A Model 3!

Global EV Revenue to Hit $58 Billion in 2021- ABI Research

According to an ABI Research forecast, the electric vehicle market will expand more than five times through 2021. Expected plug-in revenues are pegged to reach $58 billion globally in ~5 years time as compared to today (2015). Which of course would mean that current revenues already exceed $11 billion. $58 billion is equivalent…

22 hours ago by Mark Kane 7

Nissan ProPilot LEAF prototype at Ise-Shima G7 summit in Japan

Nissan Demonstrates ProPilot Autonomous Technology At G7 Summit

Nissan recently demonstrated its approach to autonomous driving at the Ise-Shima G7 Summit in Japan. A special prototype LEAF has be outfitted with Nissan’s future Autopilot ProPilot technology, which the company announced will be included in the production model later this year in Japan, and into the European and US models thereafter….

1 day ago by Mark Kane 20

Volkswagen Sport Coupé Concept GTE

Volkswagen Planning Its Own Major Battery Facility

According to Handelsblatt, Volkswagen is considering its own battery factory, the size of which could be comparable to Tesla’s Gigafactory plant (at least judging by the “multi-billion-euro” amount that could be invested). Truthfully we are not sure whether Volkswagen, still dealing with Dieselgate fall-out, is willing to part with billions of…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 15