Posts by Mark Kane

New EV Trend: Fast Tracking Ultra Fast DC Fast Chargers

Navigant Research notes a new trend in the charging infrastructure business – ultra-fast charging. The time when 50 kW chargers (CHAdeMO and CCS Combo) were considered the basic element of a “fast” charging networks will now seemingly fade away, as new longer-range EVs need even more power to replenish range in an…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 43

Renault ZOE Z.E. 40 (41 kWh) Battery Visualized

The new Renault ZOE Z.E. 40 proves that it’s possible to double battery capacity, without redesigning an entire car. The key is to originally develop a battery pack that could handle future modules with more energy dense cells (see video below). In the case of ZOE Z.E. 40, available energy…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 9

Chargemaster To Open Electric Vehicle-Only Dealership In UK

Chargemaster is about to launch the UK’s first shopping center and multi-brand showroom. Called the EV Experience Centre, it will open  in Milton Keynes later this Spring. Chargemaster is known mostly for its charging stations and POLAR charging network, and won a £9-million contract from Go Ultra Low to build the…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 2

BMW Claims New, Radical Battery Technology Coming … In 2026

BMW expects that around 2026 it will be able to introduce radically improved batteries – of the solid-state variety, which differ from the conventional lithium-ion cells of today by having solid electrolyte in place of liquid electrolytes. There is still apparently some 10 more years needed to finish research and test…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 38

Self-Driving Electric Car Race Ends With A Crash – Videos

Formula E is helping to expand electric vehicle racing fans into autonomous electric vehicle racing, via a new series – Roborace. Several months ago we saw  the development  prototype DevBot, and some concept sketches. Recently two Devbots were tested alongside the Formula E round in Buenos Aires, but the interesting duel didn’t end well……

5 days ago by Mark Kane 16