Solar Transport News

BMW now has Half a Million Electric Vehicles on Road
The BMW Group has reached another electro-mobility milestone and already delivered half a million electric vehicles to customers worldwide.
Dec 20, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Transport, Germany, Europe, electric vehicles, BMW Group, Sebastian Mackensen, Oliver Zipse, Pieter Nota
New app helps charge Tesla EVs when electricity is greener and cheaper
With its app already present in Belgium and the Netherlands, start-up Jedlix is introducing smart charging in France. The solution enables Tesla drivers to optimize their charging strategy.
Dec 18, 2019 // Storage, Software, Transport, TESLA, France, Europe, Netherlands, Belgium, ev charging, Vincent Maillart, Julien Tchernia
Envision Bags Solar Powered EV Charging Solutions Contract in Massachusetts
The State of Massachusetts has awarded Envision Solar a statewide contract for the deployment of EV ARC transportable solar-powered EV charging solutions
Dec 18, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Transport, USA, Massachusetts, North America, ev charging, Envision Solar, Desmond Wheatley
Charging an electric vehicle in 10 minutes
Scientists from Penn State University have developed a self-heating battery for electric vehicles which is said charge in only 10 minutes at 60 degrees Celsius.
Dec 17, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Transport, USA, North America, electric vehicle, penn state university, Chao-Yang Wang
All Porsche Taycan e-vehicles in Canada for 3-Years of Inclusive Charging
Porsche Cars Canada has announced an agreement with Electrify Canada to provide the all-electric Taycan with three years of inclusive charging
Dec 16, 2019 // Transport, Canada, North America, Porsche Cars Canada, Electrify Canada, Taycan
BMW strikes five-year lithium deal for electrical car batteries
German high-end auto giant BMW said Wednesday it had struck a deal with a Chinese supplier covering all of its own lithium needs for electric car batteries for the forthcoming five years.
Dec 12, 2019 // Storage, Transport, BMW, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, Ganfeng Lithium
The first civil e-plane gets off the ground in Canada
The first civil fully electric airplane in the world was piloted in Vancouver a month ago.
Dec 11, 2019 // Storage, Transport, Canada, North America, electric airplane, Greg McDougall
Australia shows low interest in e-mobility
According to the latest survey, Australia is the country least interested in e-vehicles because of underdeveloped recharging network, short drive distance and expensiveness.
Dec 9, 2019 // Technology, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Transport, Australia, Oceania, ARENA, e-vehicles
Lightyear One solar-powered e-car is to surpass power grid
At first, Lightyear One was aimed at WSC. From the very beginning, the venture was seeking independence from charging points, and excellent efficiency along with design combining super aero dynamic properties and solar solution.
Dec 5, 2019 // Storage, Grids, Transport, TESLA, Lightyear One, WSC
Indonesia develops local e-vehicle sector
A presidential decree has created a number of incentive programs for EV production with local component requirements rising over the years.
Dec 5, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, Policy, Transport, Asia, Indonesia, e-vehicle sector
Student-made solar car approached Guinness World Record speed. They are still working to take the title
Cal Poly team members kept their eyes on El Mirage Lake’s horizon, waiting in anticipation. Just then, the futuristic vehicle they knew all too well emerged from a mirage and sped across the desert.
Dec 4, 2019 // Technology, Transport, Japan, Asia, Cal Poly, Ashiya University, PROVE, Guinness, Kristin Kraybill, Aaron Li, Lacey Davis
World’s Second-Largest Ferry Operator Switching From Diesel to Batteries
Washington State Ferries consumes as much fuel as a midsized airline.
Dec 2, 2019 // Storage, Transport, USA, ABB, Washington, UK, Europe, North America, Ian Sterling, Washington State Ferries
Fisker is launching a new electric SUV
Fisker Inc., an American EV manufacturer, opens a wait list for the forthcoming electric sport utility. Fisker Ocean will boast a solar roof and driving distance on a full charge up to 300 mi.
Nov 28, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Transport, USA, TESLA, North America, Fisker
7 Companies That Are Leading the Way for Solar-Powered Cars
The naysayers aren't stopping big automakers and startups from developing the technology. There are some ideas where the payoff for success would be so huge that you just have to try.
Nov 27, 2019 // Transport, Japan, Toyota, NEDO, TESLA, Germany, Sono Motors, Hyundai, Elon Musk, Europe, Asia, Korea, Squad Mobility, Robert Hoevers, Light Year, Stella Ersa, Sion, New Energy, Koji Makino
Hyundai-made vehicle with solar rooftop charging
Hyundai Motor has created the world’s first vehicle equipped with solar roof-mount charging. The innovative solution is claimed to provide extra electrical power, maximize fuel efficiency and driving distance.
Nov 26, 2019 // Transport, Asia, Korea, North America, Hyundai Motor, New Sonata Hybrid