Posts by Mark Kane

Zephyr 7 High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS)

Sion Power To Supply Airbus DS With 350 Wh/kg Li-S Batteries

Airbus Defense and Space continues to use 350 Wh/kg energy dense lithium sulfur (Li-S) batteries supplied from Sion Power in its new project. They are developing a successor for Zephyr 7, the High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) aircraft, which can stay in the air many days. In the press release, Sion Power…

1 hour ago by Mark Kane 2

Audi R8 e-tron

Audi R8 e-tron In Detail

The Audi R8 e-tron will be rare car on the roads in Europe as small-scale production at the Audi Neckarsulm site in the Böllinger Höfe will be limited to individual request, and in the US it will not be offered at all. This will not stop us from taking a…

7 hours ago by Mark Kane 6

SsangYong Tivoli EVR

SsangYong Tivoli EVR At 2015 ENVEX – Photos

At the 2015 ENVEX in Seoul, SsangYong presented its Tivoli EVR range-extended electric car, which earlier this year was shown in Geneva. Tivoli EVR, based on the conventional Tivoli, has electric range of 125 km (almost 80 miles) on its 25 kWh lithium polymer battery. Together with REx. range is 400 km. Top…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 6

BYD launches latest pure electric ebus at UITP and challenges the transport industry

BYD Shows Off Its Newest Electric Bus

BYD came to the UITP (International Union of Public Transport) Show in Milan, Italy with a new version of its electric bus. According to the Chinese manufacturer, which is calling itself the world’s largest maker of pure electric full size buses, the new model is heavily enhanced. “The BYD stand features…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 7

Koenigsegg Regera

Koenigsegg Regera Priced At Wallet-Busting $2.3 Million

Koenigsegg Regera, a supercar with a plug, received a price tag of €2.1 million (over $2.3 million). The Swedish manufacturer plans to produce only 80 units. First deliveries are expected in December 2016. The car was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show as the world’s most powerful plug-in hybrid….

1 day ago by Mark Kane 9

Mini Superleggera Looking All Sexy And Whatnot In Detroit

Production Of Mini Superleggera Still A Possibility

Unveiled over one year ago, the Mini Superleggera still awaits the verdict on its future. Produce or not produce, and if produce then whether all-electric or plug-in hybrid, or maybe betray and go back to a gasoline version? Peter Schwarzenbauer, responsible for Mini and a BMW board member, said that…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 5

40,000 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in Europe

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Sales Pass 40,000 In Europe

Mitsubishi celebrates its own milestone of 40,000 Outlander PHEVs delivered in Europe since October 2013. The Outlander PHEV is now even very close to overtaking the Nissan LEAF at 41,500. For Outlander PHEV, Europe significantly eclipsed Japan, which as of end of May was at 22,000. Outlander PHEV is now…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 13

10,000,000 Charges Delivered By ChargePoint

10,000,000 Charges Delivered By ChargePoint

ChargePoint recently silently passed a huge milestone of 10,000,000 charging sessions! No other network has delivered this many charges, as ChargePoint is the largest with over 22,000 charging spots. A tiny fraction of them – around 0.65% are DC fast chargers called express spots. Charging points networked by ChargePoint mostly…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 3