Maserati, Bently, announce electrified vehicles

In another sign of the shift to electric vehicles, both Maserati and Bently have announced new models with either hybrid or plug-in hybrid drive trains. While that’s a bit of a yawn since both types of vehicles still depend on fossil fuels, it is two more auto manufacturers changing their…

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Hyundai launching Green Hydrogen fuel cell trucks in Switzerland

Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility (HHM) announced today a partnership with H2 Energy, Alpiq, and Linde, to promote a “green hydrogen” infrastructure in Switzerland. To support this, the companies have built a 2 MW electrolysis plant at the Gösgen hydropower plant for producing hydrogen, and Hyundai intends to supply over 1,600 fuel…

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Daimler to stop developing internal combustion engines

In the 1880’s Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler, who was co-founder of the Daimler Motor Group, parent company of several important automotive brands like Mercedes-Benz and Smart, developed several engine designs. The company he founded is now one of largest automakers in the world, and its reputation rests soundly on high quality…

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German EV Study: Fast Charging not required at home

According to a Reuters report, a small pilot study of electric car charging behavior concluded that users quickly adopt to “slow charging”. The problem with this is that the participants were given Renault Zoe’s and a 22 kiloWatt wallbox for use at home. For most intents and purposes 22 kiloWatt…

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Cluj-Napoca Romania starting shift to electric taxi’s

Cluj-Napoca, the second largest city in Romania, just announced a plan to require all new Taxi Licenses to be for electric taxi’s. The plan does not affect the current taxi licenses in Cluj, but new Taxi licenses that are planned to be granted during 2020. Currently there are 2469 taxi…

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An RV based on the Tesla Semi misses the point of Tesla

The news site Motor1 rendered this concept vehicle – a recreational vehicle (RV) based on the Tesla Semi. This looks interesting, sure, and could be done obviously. It would require extending the frame perhaps, which surely seems possible to do. The thing is this doesn’t strike me as fitting the…

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