Electric cars will pick up critical momentum in 2017, many in the auto industry believe – just not in North America. Tighter emissions rules in China and Europe leave global carmakers and some consumers with Read More
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Tesla, which will launch in New Zealand early this year, has revealed that there will be a small extra price to pay for customers who decide to buy a one of its new cars after Read More
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google have shown off the latest technological advances the two companies have been collaborating on at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 (CES) in Las Vegas.
They include the Uconnect 8.4-inch connected vehicle system featuring Android, as well as Google’s latest driverless technology.
FCA is in collaboration with Google regarding the next-generation of connected car systems enabled by Android. Continue reading “Fiat Chrysler and Google join forces to show off tech advances at CES 2017” »
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google have shown off the latest technol ...
The first fully autonomous electric vehicle has arrived at its new Christchurch International Airport home.
The driverless shuttle, which carries 15 passengers but has no steering wheel, arrived at the airport yesterday, the NZ Herald reports.
A trial is to begin on the airport grounds, starting on private roads, with no public participation. Continue reading “No steering wheel in this 15-person shuttle” »
The first fully autonomous electric vehicle has arrived at its new Chr ...
Bosch has unveiled its latest electric vehicle technologies with a variety of powertrain solutions at The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
“At NAIAS, we will showcase solutions that make electrification accessible to the masses so OEMs can deliver on the promise of this technology to mainstream consumers,” says Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch.
Making its debut at NAIAS, Bosch’s electric axle drive system (eAxle) makes electrification accessible for carmakers through a scalable, modular platform that can bring 5-10% cost efficiency compared to stand-alone components. Continue reading “Bosch unveils mass market EV tech at NAIAS 2017” »
Bosch has unveiled its latest electric vehicle technologies with a var ...
The Volkswagen Kombi Microbus has been given a new lease of life as an electric vehicle.
Dubbed the I.D. Buzz, it debuted at the North American International Motor Show this week.
The new Kombi seats eight, has autonomous driving technology, an impressive 430km range and a luggage area in its nose. Continue reading “Volkswagen Kombi goes electric” »
The Volkswagen Kombi Microbus has been given a new lease of life as an ...
Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) is celebrating after winning Sweden’s quality innovation of the year award, with its concept HX1 autonomous, battery-electric, load carrier.
The concept HX1 is Volvo CE’s vision of a futuristic machine and one element of a present-day electric site research project that is predicted to cut carbon emissions by up to 95% and lower total cost of ownership costs by a quarter.
Rather than having a few, large, versatile machines (as is common on construction and mining sites today), the HX1 demonstrates the emergence of smaller and more numerous, specialist machines. Continue reading “Volvo CE ‘elephants to ants’ electric concept wins award” »
Volvo Construction Equipment (CE) is celebrating after winning Sweden’ ...
Electric cars could use priority lanes on Auckland motorways as part of a trial proposed by the New Zealand Transport Agency.
The cars, including hybrids, would also be able to access other restricted roads, like bus lanes, Radio New Zealand reports.
The trial would take place over two weeks in March, on six T2 and truck lanes that bypass on-ramp traffic lights.
A sticker would identify the cars during the trial. Continue reading “Electric cars to get motorway priority” »
Electric cars could use priority lanes on Auckland motorways as part o ...
Ford Motors has revealed seven out of 13 new electric vehicles (EV), including hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and Mustang, along with a fully electric SUV and a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van.
The carmaker hope its EV plans will make its most popular vehicles “more capable, productive and fun to drive,” and that EV’s will exceed gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 15 years.
Included in the seven new vehicles revealed were two new electrified police cars and a high-volume autonomous ride hailing vehicle, which will launch in North America in 2021. Continue reading “Ford fast-tracks EV strategy” »
Ford Motors has revealed seven out of 13 new electric vehicles (EV), i ...
It won’t be long before the purchase costs of conventional cars and hybrid and electric models will be the same, according to a top Nissan executive.
The forecast came from Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s global head of marketing and sales, reports Stuff.
Schillaci says Nissan is working hard on a number of developments including fuel cells, biofuels, hybrids, electric vehicles, and autonomous driving. Continue reading “Cost of EVs will soon be no more than conventional cars” »
It won't be long before the purchase costs of conventional cars and hy ...