Posts by Mark Kane

$7,300 Baojun E100 EV Now Available In More Cities

The SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture is expanding the availability of its all-electric, two-seat, Baojun E100 in China to more cities in throughout the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Initially, the Baojun E100 was available only in the city of Liuzhou in August 2017 and in just five months 11,446 were sold! This…

5 hours ago by Mark Kane 2

Dongfeng-Nissan Commits To Massive Electric Car Rollout, 20 By 2022

Dongfeng Motor Co., the 50-50 joint venture between China’s Dongfeng Group and Nissan Motor Co. announced a midterm plan that envisions widespread electrification. The company intends to invest 60 billion RMB ($9.54 billion) in manufacturing, products, R&D, human resources, CSR and the environment to support its sustainable growth over the…

5 hours ago by Mark Kane 2

China’s Changan Auto To Stop Selling Gas Cars By 2025

Chinese manufacturer Changan intends to be one of the first automakers to discontinue the sale of combustion-engine cars.  ETA for the phaseout to be completed is pegged for 2025. Over that period, the company’s investment into New Energy Vehicle technology (AKA all-electric and/or plug-in hybrid tech) is to exceed 100 billion yuan…

22 hours ago by Mark Kane 7

Dissecting A 2170 Battery Cell – Video

If you ever wondered what’s inside the 2170 Tesla battery cells that are produced in Gigafactory 1 by Tesla in partnership with Panasonic, her’s your answer. ARIES RC discharged and disassembled a cell obtained in some way (allegedly) from the Gigafactory. The 2170 cylindrical cells are bigger than the previous…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 16

BYTON Seeks $400 Million In Funding

Byton, after a fairly successful debut of its concept vehicle at the 2018 CES, seeks $400 million to fund the market introduction of its all-electric SUV. The development of the car is in an advanced stage, but as always the big costs are to build the assembly plant and to launch…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 17

Tesla Lands Another Powerpack Contract In Australia

Tesla’s 100 MW/129 MWh energy storage system in South Australia is one of the most handy for the company, as it also brings high marketing value in Australia. The ESS not only is the world’s largest, but also helps to stabilize the grid. With great publicity, Tesla is getting another big…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 12