Electric Cars

UPS-Workhorse electric van deal shows progress on charging costs

DETROIT, Feb 22 (Reuters) – A deal Thursday between UPS and U.S. electric van maker Workhorse Group Inc shows how the delivery industry is making progress to resolve a major obstacle to deployment of battery-powered commercial vehicles: Charging costs.

What electric-car charging will satisfy a mass market? Twitter poll result

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One of the obvious challenges of even the latest electric cars is that you can’t drive them coast-to-coast as quickly as you can gasoline cars.

It’s far from impossible to do such a trip—especially if you own a Tesla and can use the company’s DC fast-charging Supercharger network—but it will take longer.

Even under optimal circumstances, a Tesla trip at highway speeds will require a 20- to 40-minute stop about every 2 hours to recharge.

Article from John Voelcker here

GM faces lawsuit over self-driving car collision – Jon Fingas at Engadget

It’s the scenario autonomous vehicle makers dread.

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Improvements for the electric vehicle industry

The electric vehicle industry is celebrating a record year for new registrations in 2017 — averaging over 4,000 new registrations per month in 2017. Considering only 3,500 electric vehicles were registered in the entire year of 2013, the industry has witnessed significant growth over the past few years — with the popularity growth attributed to the developments in the industry that are slowly but surely overcoming the initial setbacks of electric vehicles (EVs).

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Porsche claims Mission E charging will be twice as fast as Tesla – Daily Express

PORSCHE has claimed that the charging for the upcoming Mission E electric car will be twice as fast as its rivals including Tesla.

FORD PAVES A PATH FROM BIG AUTOMAKER TO BIG OPERATING SYSTEM – Wired Magazine

New CEO Jim Hackett has promised a new way forward for Ford, including “a total redesign of the surface transportation system with humans and community at the center.”

IN ITS 114-YEAR history, Ford has been many kinds of automaker. A manufacturing innovator, a hawker of Mustang muscle, a pickup powerhouse. Now the company that helped put a car (or two) in every garage wants to be something else altogether: an operating system.

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THE POTENTIAL PITFALLS OF ELECTRIC CARS, IN 5 CHARTS

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IF WE’RE GOING to put the brakes on climate change, electric cars will be crucial. At least, that’s the general consensus: Get the heck out of that Hummer, and into something without an exhaust pipe. At least seven countries plan to ban the sale of cars with internal combustion engines sometime in the next few decades, and the specter of losing out on markets like the UK, France, and most of all China (the world’s biggest car buyer) has pushed the auto industry to mobilize.

Read the article on Wired

GM Leads, Tesla & Apple Trail Deeply In Navigant Research Self-Driving Report

Read the latest on the self driving car race 

JAGUAR E-TYPE ZERO – “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ELECTRIC CAR IN THE WORLD”

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To the annoyance of some classic car enthusiasts Jaguar has taken an original E-Type and installed an electric driveline

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The Jaguar E-type Zero not only drives and looks like an E-type, it also offers outstanding performance. It’s quicker than an original E-type: 0-100km/h (62mph) takes only 5.5sec, about one second quicker than a Series 1 E-type.

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Retro-electric: making petrol-guzzling cars eco-friendly – The Guardian

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Some small businesses are determined to make sure the electric revolution is as environmentally friendly as possible. And their vision of the future relies on repackaging the past.

Utah-based company EV Wilderness takes the husks of worn-out classic models and gives them a brand new lease of life. The auto shop has sold more than 2,000 retrofitted electric cars and DIY conversion kits over the past decade.

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