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Technologies that will make electric vehicles even better
Technologies that will make electric vehicles even better
In 2010, when the first generation of mass-produced electric cars started to arrive, I felt that automakers were undermining electric cars on purpose. Back then, most legacy automakers decided to use LMO battery cells with poor energy density and short cycle life in their electric cars. The biggest advantage of those cobalt-free battery cells was the lower cost, nonetheless the electric cars were being sold with a price three times higher than their gas-counterparts.
Volkswagen expands ID. family in China: premiere of the ID. UNYX with progressive design and 3D avatar
Volkswagen expands ID. family in China: premiere of the ID. UNYX with progressive design and 3D avatar
The entry-level version of the ID. UNYX is powered by a 210 kW (286 PS) electric drive motor on the rear axle. The motor is powered by a 77 kWh battery (net). The drive system can achieve ranges of up to 621 km (CLTC standard, China Light-Duty Test Cycle). There will also be an all-wheel-drive version with two electric drive motors and an output of 250 kW (340 PS).
Lucid raises the bar with world’s most efficient car achieving landmark 5.0 miles/kWh and record 146 MPGe
Lucid raises the bar with world’s most efficient car achieving landmark 5.0 miles/kWh and record 146 MPGe
Enabled by further enhancements of Lucid’s groundbreaking technology, the 2025 Lucid Air Pure equates to the most energy-efficient vehicle ever, the first to achieve 5 miles of range per kilowatt hour of energy – via an EPA-estimated range of 420 miles from an 84 kWh battery pack – reaching a major milestone in the global effort for sustainable transportation.
SVOLT revolutionizes fast charging: New Short Blade batteries enable range in minutes
SVOLT revolutionizes fast charging: New Short Blade batteries enable range in minutes
This innovative energy storage solution can charge from 10% to 80% in just ten minutes and has a lifespan of 3,500 charge cycles. For comparison, high-performance lithium-ion batteries are designed for at least 1,000 full charge cycles, equating to a minimum of 300,000 km for a 60 kWh battery with a 20 kWh per 100 km con-sumption. These features, along with an energy density of 188 Wh/kg, mark significant pro-gress in battery technology and represent a crucial development for the electric mobility industry.
People carrier is ready to go: Opel opens order books for new Combo Electric
People carrier is ready to go: Opel opens order books for new Combo Electric
The new Combo generation is the ideal family vehicle. Customers can once again choose from two vehicle lengths: the 4.41-metre version with space for up to five people, while the 4.76-metre version (Combo XL) can optionally accommodate up to seven passengers in three rows. If desired, the Combo Electric offers additional flexibility with three individual seats in the second row. Depending on the seating configuration the Combo XL offers up to 4,000 litres (up to the roof and with front passenger seat folded down) of load volume.
June 2024 - Triple trouble hits EV transition in Germany
June 2024 - Triple trouble hits EV transition in Germany
June saw plugin EVs take 19.8% share in Germany, down YoY from 24.6%, as macroeconomic woes, stubbornly high entry EV prices, and incentive cancellation, all took their toll. Overall auto volume was 297,329 units, up by some 6% YoY, but still at least 10% below 2017–2019 seasonal norms (~330,000 units). The bestselling BEV in June was again the Volkswagen ID.3. The market saw combined EVs take 19.8% share in Germany, with full electrics (BEVs) at 14.
June 2024 - Tesla still leads in the UK
June 2024 - Tesla still leads in the UK
June’s auto market saw plugin EVs take 28.2% share in the UK, up from 25.1% year on year. BEVs grew volume modestly, while PHEVs grew more strongly. Overall auto volume was 179,263 units, up 1% YoY and well below pre-2020 seasonal norms (~225,000). The UK’s leading battery-electric vehicle brand in June was Tesla. June’s sales saw plugin EVs take 28.2% share in the UK, with full electrics (BEVs) taking 19.0% and plugin hybrids (PHEVs) taking 9.
EVB leads at Asean Sustainable Energy Week with smart EV charging solutions
EVB leads at Asean Sustainable Energy Week with smart EV charging solutions
According to the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand, by the end of 2023, Thailand had nearly 200,000 new electric vehicle registrations and 2,658 public charging stations. EVB’s advanced EV charging solutions are set to significantly enhance the country’s EV charging infrastructure, meeting the growing demand for efficient and reliable charging options.
June 2024 - EV sales stagnated in Sweden
June 2024 - EV sales stagnated in Sweden
June saw plugin EVs take 56.5% share in Sweden, down YoY from 59.2% in June 2023. BEV share fell YoY, while PHEV share was flat, and both lost volume. Overall auto volume was 25,401 units, down 10% YoY. The Tesla Model Y was the best selling BEV. June’s result saw combined plugin EVs take 56.5% share in Sweden, with full battery-electrics (BEVs) at 35.9% and plugin hybrids (PHEVs) at 20.6%. These shares compare YoY against 59.
June 2024 - Tesla takes top spots in Norway
June 2024 - Tesla takes top spots in Norway
The June auto market saw plugin EVs take 85.3% share in Norway, down from 90.9% year on year. BEVs took 80.0% share, down from 82.2% YoY, despite volume growth. Overall auto volume in June was 17,512 units, up 12.5% YoY, while year-to-date volume remains 8% down. The best selling BEV was the Tesla Model Y, with the Tesla Model 3 as runner up. June’s sales saw combined EVs take 85.3% share in Norway, consisting of 80.
June 2024 - EV share in France down YoY as trade barriers kick in
June 2024 - EV share in France down YoY as trade barriers kick in
The June auto market saw plugin EVs at 24.1% share in France, down from 26.9% year on year. Volume of both BEVs and PHEVs was down YoY, declining more than the overall market drop. Overall auto volume was 181,711 units, down 4.8% YoY, and far below 2016–2019 seasonal norms (~235,000). The Renault Megane was France’s best selling full electric vehicle in June. June saw combined EVs at 24.1% share in France, with full battery electrics (BEVs) at 16.
Order books now open: New Frontera Electric available from €28,990, new Frontera Hybrid from €23,900
Order books now open: New Frontera Electric available from €28,990, new Frontera Hybrid from €23,900
Customers in Germany who want to travel locally emissions-free can order the battery-electric Frontera Electric with a range of up to 305 kilometres (according to WLTP) for €28,990. As a “Long Range” version, the new Frontera Electric will be able to travel up to around 400 kilometres (WLTP) without stopping to charge.