Sunday, 16 June 2019

Tag Archives: electric vehicles

Holland man completes world’s longest electric car trip

SYDNEY: A Holland man has completed 95,000 kilometre trip on his electric car in Sydney to prove the viability of such vehicles in tackling climate change. Wiebe Wakker drove his car nicknamed “The Blue Bandit” across 33 countries. The trip that was funded by public donations took over three years ...

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BMW, Varta apply for funds in battery cell push for e-vehicles

HAMBURG/BERLIN: BMW and Germany’s Varta have both applied for state funding aimed at supporting battery cell production for electric vehicles, they said, hitting a deadline set by the German government. Germany has earmarked 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) to support a consortium looking to produce electric car battery cells and ...

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Hyundai demos first ever ‘walking car’

LONDON: Moving away from self-driving cars, Hyundai showed off a concept of its first ever ‘walking car’ that can walk or even climb over stairs or rough terrain. At the CES 2019 tech show, automobile manufacturer Hyundai revealed a small scale design concept and prototype of its Elevate, an electric ...

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VW may have to step up electric car plans to meet EU CO2 targets


BERLIN/FRANKFURT/MUNICH: Volkswagen may have to step up its plans for mass production of electric vehicles in order to meet tougher-than-expected European targets to cut greenhouse emissions from cars, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The remarks came after the European Union agreed on Monday to cut CO2 emissions from cars ...

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Malaysia’s Proton electric cars coming to Pakistan

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s automaker Proton Holdings planned to introduce its electric and other green-cars in Pakistan in partnership with a local car assembler in a deal touted to bring $200 to 300 million of investment in the country, people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. Industry officials said ...

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Solar car to go on sale in 2019

BERLIN: A German start-up is in the final stages of developing a charging system for an all-electric vehicle with solar panels to top up the battery as you drive. Sono motors say the Sion car, can be charged from conventional power outlets, solar power, or other Sions. The vehicle has ...

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Leadership the key to small to medium business sector

LONDON: Think innovation and leadership and it is hard to go past Elon Musk. The driver behind the Tesla electric vehicle has demonstrated that if you think big and do your research, nothing is impossible. “If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to ...

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Moscow minister praises Mayor Sadiq Khan for new London T-charge

LONDON: A Russian environment minister believes London’s new T-charge will “speed-up” the switch to electric vehicles as he praised the capital as a leader in green policies. Anton Kulbachevsky, head of Moscow’s department for environmental management and protection, said the Russian capital wanted to “follow the example” of London but ...

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