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Qiantu Motor K50

Qiantu K50 Electric Sports Car Debuts In China

Auto China motor show in Beijing was full of electric cars this year. One of the most conspicuous was the Qiantu Motor K50, a pure electric sports car with an aluminium frame and carbon fiber body, which is based on the earlier prototype shown in Shanghai in 2015. The Qiantu K50 (shown in coupé…

1 hour ago by Mark Kane 1

Arcimoto SRK

The Arcimoto SRK, A Perfect Fit For Relocalized Cities

The Arcimoto SRK, A Perfect Fit For Relocalized Cities. Lightweight, electric vehicles for the city…Part one of two *Editor’s Note: Look for Part 2 in the series to be posted soon. Part 2 will focus on going car-less in Carlsbad. Relocalization:  The opposite of urban sprawl. Arcimoto:   The evolution of…

1 day ago by Peder Norby 10

BAIC Arcfox-7

BAIC Unveils Arcfox-7 Electric Supercar

Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) launched its new electric supercar called Arcfox-7 at the recent Beijing Motor Show. The electric BAIC revealed in Beijing mostly matches up with the leaked info and images we obtained awhile back. BAIC says that the Arcfox-7 will go on sale in late 2016 in…

5 days ago by Eric Loveday 19

Siemens has developed a solution for integrating an electric car's motor and inverter in a single housing

Siemens And Valeo Form Joint Venture In High-Voltage Powertrains For EVs

Two global automotive suppliers, Siemens and Valeo, announced a 50/50 joint venture agreement dedicated to high voltage powertrains. Valeo brings power electronics business (onboard chargers, inverters, DC/DC converters), while Siemens brings electric motors and inverters expertise under E-Car Powertrain Systems Business Unit. Combining the offers of the two companies, Valeo-Siemens probably…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 7

LG Chem lithium-ion battery cell

LG Chem To Construct Battery Factory In Poland

LG Chem has plans to build a lithium-ion battery cell factory in Europe, and according to Reuters, the plant will be located in Poland. LG Chem currently already has three battery plants – in South Korea, U.S., and China. The Europe facility would be helpful to meet growing demand from German carmakers…

7 days ago by Mark Kane 20

Mahindra e2o

Mahindra e2o Electric Car Now On Sale In UK

As announced recently, Mahindra has launched the Mahindra e2o in the UK, a four-seat electric city car from Bangalore, India. The EVs are available exclusively through a website portal because of a lack of a dealer network, while test drives are offered in few large cities. The UK edition of…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 13