Jaguar to Charge Up Electric Production of E-Type Concept Car

Jaguar Classic has confirmed it will start production of the all-electric E-type car driven by Prince Harry on his wedding day earlier this year. The Duke of Sussex drove his bride Meghan Markle from Windsor Castle to their reception in May in the battery-powered vehicle, which was then a one-off. …

Solar-Powered Car to Speed into the Sunlight by 2019

A German start-up has launched a series of trials to test its new solar-powered car. Sono Motors’ Sion is an electric vehicle (EV) with one important difference – 330 solar cells built into its doors, bonnet and roof aim to do away with the range anxiety often associated with battery-powered …

EVs Can’t Change the World Until We Change How We Sell Them

Car salespeople have a reputation for being pushy, but there’s one thing they aren’t trying to hard sell: electric vehicles (EVs). While some of us would prefer getting a root canal to buying a car, researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark and the University of Sussex undertook the daunting task …

First Public Ultra-Fast EV Charging Station in Europe is Now Operational

An ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging station that just opened in Germany could offer upcoming models of EVs a range of 100 kilometers, or around 62 miles, in a snappy five minutes. It’s the first public station with the super fast chargers in Europe. Four cars can be charged at …

India Plans National Standards For EV Charging Stations

India’s Ministry of Heavy Industries has adopted recommendations for the implementation of national standards for electric vehicle charging stations — Bharat EV Charger AC-001 and Bharat EV Charger DC-001. The Ministry first issued draft protocols for national standards for AC and DC charging stations in March 2017, which was later …

History of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles from the First Cars until Today

When it comes to cars today, it mainly refers to vehicles with an internal combustion engine (ICE) that draws its energy from a reservoir containing some kind of fossil fuel (gasoline, diesel or less natural gas). However, it is not known that the situation was quite different 100 years ago. At …

Akasol Cuts Ribbon on Europe’s Largest Commercial EV Battery Plant

Europe’s largest electric vehicle battery factory opened yesterday in Langen, Germany promising to offer a major boost to the roll out of large electric vehicles, such as buses and vans, across the continent. The €10m facility, which has been built by battery specialists Akasol, has an annual production capacity of …