News: GM, Lyft join to develop driverless fleet by 2018

General Motors (GM) plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets as part of a partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft beginning in 2018.

The joint venture is expected to be the largest test of fully autonomous vehicles (AV) by any major automaker before 2020, according to Reuters.

Most of the specially equipped versions of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle will be used by San Francisco-based Lyft, which will test them in its ride-sharing fleet in several states. Continue reading “GM, Lyft join to develop driverless fleet by 2018” »

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News: Mercedes Benz Urban e-Truck gets limited global release

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is bringing the world´s first all-electric heavy-duty truck to market, but only 20 units will be available in 2017.

Following the presentation of the Urban eTruck -with a range of up to 200 km – at the International Commercial Vehicle Show in 2016, the first vehicles will be delivered to customers this year.

The Urban eTruck will initially go in a low two-figure number of units to customers in Germany – and later in Europe too. It will be tested in real transportation applications there. Continue reading “Mercedes Benz Urban e-Truck gets limited global release” »

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News: 30 to 40 brands will be EV only in a decade

Audi of America president Scott Keogh has made some bold statements in regards to the future of electric vehicles.

According to Keogh, Audi will embrace EVs and he fully expects the franchised Audi dealers to do the same.

“Do we want to jump in and compete (with EVs)? Without a doubt. We have the resources, the scale, the infrastructure, the customers and the dealers to compete in this new order.” Continue reading “30 to 40 brands will be EV only in a decade” »

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News: BMW joins Melbourne’s most sustainable pop-up house

The all-electric BMW i3 is now being displayed alongside one of Australia’s most sustainable ‘tiny’ homes at Federation Square in Melbourne.

Once again, BMW has partnered with multi-award winning sustainable pop-up home group The New Joneses as part of the Sustainable Living Festival running until Saturday February 25.

The partnership comes weeks before BMW rolls out 40 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle charging bays across the nation at major metropolitan Westfield centres. Continue reading “BMW joins Melbourne’s most sustainable pop-up house” »

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News: EV charging station guidelines online

Guidelines for installing electric vehicle (EV) chargers are now available.

On the New Zealand Transport Agency website, it outlines the three modes available.

Mode two is only suitable for private commercial use, with the EV connected to the AC supply network (mains) using a standardised single-phase or three-phase socket outlet. Continue reading “EV charging station guidelines online” »

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News: No to EVs in bus lanes: Goff

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Auckland’s mayor Phil Goff does not back a government-promoted trial that will give electric cars (EVs) priority access to the city’s motorways.

The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed the two-week trial, promoted by transport minister Simon Bridges, will run next month, reports Radio NZ.

Electric cars that plug in to power networks will be able to use priority lanes on five motorway on-ramps.
Auckland’s mayor Phil Goff says he is a fan of electric cars, but not the trial. Continue reading “No to EVs in bus lanes: Goff” »

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News: EVs take to the skies

An EV drone that can carry people will begin “regular operations” in Dubai from July, the head of the city’s Roads and Transportation Agency has announced at the World Government Summit.

The all-electric Chinese model eHang 184 has already had test flights, says the agency’s Matt al-Tayer.

According to the BBC, the drone can carry one passenger weighing up to 100 kg (220 pounds) and has a 30 minute flight time.
Continue reading “EVs take to the skies” »

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News: Phone boxes transform into charging stations

New electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are coming to the Kapiti Coast in the form of phone boxes.
Spark and Kapiti Coast District Council are partnering to extend the Spark Plugs scheme, which allows charging at the boxes.

The new chargers will be free for anyone to use for the first 12 months. Five Spark Plugs are planned to begin with and will be installed over the next few months.

Other chargers have already been rolled out in the north and south of Auckland. Continue reading “Phone boxes transform into charging stations” »

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