A new EUPD Research report shows that a PV system can cover 39% of the power demand of an electric vehicle, but this potentially rises to 80% if storage is included. A 7 kW PV system connected to a 7 kWh residential battery could provide 80% of the power needed by an electric vehicle with
Final i4 shown at Goodwood ahead of a market launch three months early, in line with BMW’s accelerated EV plans BMW has revealed the final, production-spec version of its new i4 saloon to the UK public for the first time at this year’s Goodwood festival of speed, as it gears up to launch the Tesla
A consortium led by The Mobility House has installed its first storage facility comprising both used and new Renault ZOE batteries in France, thus growing the network of such storage facilities in Europe. The premiere was made possible by Munich-based company The Mobility House, which specializes in the use of second-life batteries and vehicle-to-grid applications.
Free from traditional gas engines, EV designers are rethinking the shape of cars. We take a detailed look at the shape of things to come. What should the cars of the future look like? How smooth, how tall, how spacious should they be? For more than a century, most automotive designers have had to work
The new Hyundai Ioniq 5 has arrived and it’s simply one of the best electric cars on sale right now Verdict If the Ioniq 5 is a signal of intent from Hyundai, then rival car brands should be worried. This showcase of the Korean firm’s next generation electric car tech is hugely impressive in almost
Stellantis NV will convert its lone U.K. car factory to make electric vans, ending months of anguish at an almost 60-year-old plant threatened by the economic fallout from Brexit. The automaker will spend 100 million pounds ($138 million) retooling its Ellesmere Port plant near Liverpool, which employs roughly 1,000 people. Production of Vauxhall and Opel
Electric vehicle designers have a new canvas on which to mark their brand image: the front end. Since EVs don’t contain hot combustion engines, they don’t need the grilles that have shaped the look of autos for decades, with large air vents to cool what’s behind them. EVs present the industry with a fundamental change
The Vauxhall Vivaro-e is the 2021 Auto Express Electric Van of the Year, with the LEVC VN5 and Renault Zoe Van commended Electrification is big news in the van market, which is why we’ve created this new category. The Vauxhall Vivaro-e is a worthy first winner, because it helps to banish concerns about range anxiety.
Electric vehicles are growing in popularity, but there are frequent claims the batteries in them aren’t up to snuff. Andrea Graves sets the record straight. The electric vehicle feebate announcement has spurred keyboard warriors to “educate” others on the harms of EV batteries. Environmental and human rights advocates have emerged from unexpected quarters: Winston Peters
Last August included an exciting day with the arrival of my first electric car. From an early age I took an interest in cars and in particular their internal-combustion engines. I never expected to see a competing automotive propulsion technology in my lifetime. At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009, Tesla Inc. stunned the world