Evans Electric, the EV powertrain start-up from Sydney, Australia, is working on electric vehicle projects including the development of a “world-first” copper rotor axial flux induction motor for automotive applications. […]
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News from Other Sources
Since the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) became main-stream with the launch of the Toyota Prius, the use of rare earth magnets in vehicle traction motors has become common. In addition […]
The new 1MW electric supercar from Finnish automaker Toroidon is set to be the most powerful pure electric car ever made. The Toroidion 1MW Concept uses 4 electric motors which […]
A New York Times reporter takes viewers on a driving tour of the new 2015 Kia Soul EV and recommends it highly for “city driving.”
A writer for the “EV Obsession” blog ranks the Tesla S #1 weighted by “value for the money” stating that the “Tesla S is in a different league” and is […]
LG Chem signs a battery supplement deal with Nanjing Golden Dragon Bus and Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle. “The contract calls for LG to provide batteries for their upcoming large-and small-sized electric […]
The B Class is available in the U.S. for the first time and in electric form only. This “Car & Driver Review” describes the drive system from “Musk Industries.” The […]
The electric vehicle business will approach $500 billion in 2025 with the traction motors representing more than $25 billion. This news release also describes how traction motor design, location and […]
The Thai Subcontracting Promotion Association (Thai Subcon) is cooperating with Japanese small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to study and develop a plan to produce parts for electric vehicles (EVs). The […]
British Automaker Aston Martin’s CEO, Andy Palmer talks about his interest in developing a powerful new EV: Palmer says, “I think ‘Power, Beauty, Soul’ doesn’t say it has to be […]
A feral kitten climbs into the induction motor compartment of a Tesla owner’s vehicle in Austin, Texas, curls up next to the copper rotor, and won’t come out. Although the […]
Edmunds.com reports that General Motors is developing a high performance electric all-wheel drive system for next-gen V-Series Cadillac models and possibly for their crossovers. GM candidates for the new AWD […]
In 2013, GM formed a special team to study Tesla’s Model S. Two years later – at the 2015 NAIAS – GM unveils its electric vehicle concept car, the Chevrolet […]
Elon Musk, described by some reports as “the face of America’s electric-car movement” – visits Detroit to open the NAIAS. While in the Motor City, Musk pledges to make millions […]
Article and automotive forums indicate that BMW is preparing a more powerful version of its i8 plug-in hybrid for the company’s 100th year anniversary next year. The new model, rumored […]
Porsche is planning to launch the all-electric Pajun (short for Panamera Junior) in 2018. The Pajun will be powered by a synchronous electric motor and a new battery developed with […]
Kia unveils an electric all-wheel-drive concept vehicle at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Video of the Soul EV concept vehicle from the 2014 Chicago Auto Show can be viewed here.
Last year proved to be a good year for Nissan’s electric Leaf, with a gain of 34% more vehicles sold in the USA than in 2013. The Leaf is the […]
Japanese automakers Toyota and Honda plan to produce lithium batteries in China. Toyota will produce hybrid power systems at its Changshu facility while Honda plans to produce hybrid power systems […]
The BMWi3 was featured at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in early January where demonstrators show how a “smart watch” can be used to drive the vehicle independently […]
Nissan Motor plans to release two new EV’s in 2016 – and will add a hybrid version of its compact line as early as fiscal 2016. The automaker plans to […]
Takahiro Hachigo, a Honda Motor Company R&D Executive, has been named President and CEO of Honda Motor effective late June 2015. Mr. Hachigo joined Honda’s automotive R&D unit as a […]
Blogs review documented and undocumented inventions by Nikola Tesla, including the development of an early electric car that may have been “charged wirelessly” by a cosmic box – or so […]
In September, Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc., spoke with reporters in Tokyo about the start of Model S deliveries in Japan. Musk also talks about the […]
Nissan is producing the e-NV200, its second electric vehicle at a plant in Barcelona, Spain. The e-NV200 is available both as a passenger vehicle and light commercial van. Additionally, there […]
A new battery technology from Power Japan Plus called the Ryden, or Dual Carbon battery with carbon anode and cathode, allows for charging at 20 times the rate of current […]
Nissan Motor Company launches the Venucia e30 in China, becoming the first Japanese automaker to sell this type of environment-friendly car in the world’s largest vehicle market. The Venucia e30 […]
China’s news agency reports that at least 30 percent of government cars that are newly purchased will be electric or “new energy vehicles.” The new energy vehicles include plug-in hybrids, […]
The “Superleggera,” an electric version of the Mini, is a two-door roadster that is longer and sleeker than the traditional compact Mini. BMW is considering the idea of creating a […]
The Renault EOLAB previews at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. According to recent automtive news reports, the EOLAB, named after a Greek mythological god and the word, “Laboratory,” features innovative […]
The new Formula E Electric Car Championship will compete in ten of the world’s leading cities – including London, Beijing, and Los Angeles – starting in September 2014 through to […]
The new Outlander Plug-In Hybrid is perhaps the most advanced vehicle Mitsubishi Motors has brought into Canada. It has a 12-kWH lithium-ion battery and a 2.0 litre internal combustion engine […]
Germany plans to offer green-car buyers free parking passes as Chancelor Merkel’s government seeks to have 1 million electric vehicles on German roads by the year 2020.
During the past four years, more than 100,000 electric vehicles have been sold in the state of California. Governor Jerry Brown signs several bills to further the market for electric […]
Tesla Motors confirms it will open up its patents for others to use its technology. In a recent blog post, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said, “Tesla will not initiate patent […]
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk discusses initial plans for a new plant/facility for Tesla’s “Gen 3.” Production could begin in two or even three different sites, before choosing a final […]
As an early investor in Tesla, Mercedes-Benz gains access to the electric car company’s drivetrains which it uses in the smart Fortwo EV and now the B-Class Electric Drive. The […]
BMW increases production of the i3 electric city car by 43 percent to meet demand that has exceeded the carmaker’s initial expectations. The BMWi3 built with carbon fibre, has a […]
As Tesla Motors Inc. shakes up the luxury auto market, BMW rolls out the Plug-in i8, its first sport car in more than three decades. The engine and electric motor […]
Car and Driver studies the drag and lift properties of the Tesla Model S, the Toyota Prius, the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt at an undisclosed wind tunnel in […]
Researchers at MIT reveal the inner workings of a type of electrode widely used in lithium-ion batteries. According to researchers, these new findings explain the unexpectedly high power and long […]
Nissan sees sales of its all-electric Leaf jump 46 percent from a year earlier to a monthly record of 3,117 vehicles. This marks the first time any pure electric vehicle […]
Honda is ready to bring an Accord Plug-in Hybrid and Accord Hybrid back, this time with an entirely new hybrid drive system. Similar to the Chevrolet Volt, the Accord Hybrid […]
Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have jointly established a new company called Nippon Charge Service, LLC. The company will promote […]
South Korean automotive manufacturer, Oullim Motors announces plans to offer an electric version of the Spirra in Europe. The Euro-spec model will adopt an AWD system and will also offer […]
Norman Hajjar, managing director for Pluginsights, has embarked on a 12,000 mile journey across the U.S. in a Tesla Model S. Hajjar hopes of breaking an EV Guinness World Record
Tesla releases its renderings of the new Model S designed by high-performance sports car manufacturer Saleen
Tesla delivers its first eight electric Model S sedans to customers in China. CEO Elon Musk plans to build a nationwide network of charging stations and service stations in the […]
Documentary film producer Chris Paine envisions a world where electric vehicles will lead the way. “Electric cars will one day prove to be a serious challenge to the status quo,” […]
Video and photos show recent testing of the hybrid sports coupe BMWi8 in Los Angeles and at the Nurburgring motorsports complex
The first production Denza, a new electric car brand by Daimler for the Chinese market, is revealed at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show
Echo Automotive Inc. signs a supply agreement with Remy International, a leader in electric motors for electric & hybrid applications. The agreement ensures the supply of components for the Echo-Drive […]
The emotor that powers the Nissan Leaf has more than 1 mile of copper wiring inside. Nissan emotors are produced in Decherd, Tennessee, about 70 miles away from where Nissan […]
EV JAPAN Show Director Masaki Soda from Reed Exhibitions Japan, talks about the history of the Automotive World exhibition, latest developments in the domestic EV market, promising new technologies, and […]
China’s central government will provide as much as 60,000 yuan ($9,800) toward the purchase of an all-electric passenger vehicle and as much as 500,000 yuan for an electric bus, according […]
In a presentation to the Economic Club of Washington DC, Toyota Motors Corporation Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada said hybrid vehicles are a “sturdy bridge” to the future: Economic Club of Washington […]
Innovative trends that may drive the future of our transportation by ground – and by air.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will unveil three world premiere concept cars at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013. The three concepts take as their theme MMC’s @earth TECHNOLOGY*1 – and […]
Renault has begun production of its SM3 electric vehicle. Annual production capacity and will reach up to 4,000 units starting in 2014 at its Busan assembly plant.
Daimler intends to expand its cooperation with Tesla Motors. Tesla is currently supplying electric motors and batteries to Daimler for its Smart Fortwo EV and the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class EV […]
Tesla estimates current demand of its Model S sedans at around 20,000 units per year in North America and 10,000 units per year in Europe. Tesla is on pace to […]
Favi SA, a worldwide leader in copper-alloy pressure die-casting, has sold more than 1 million die-cast copper motors. Headquartered in Hallencourt, France, Favi’s automotive supplier operations are fully integrated….
Wireless charging will be the way of the future, however there are many cost, technology and standardization issues still to overcome. It is good to see companies offering commercial systems […]
Electric Vehicle News: GM’s “Spark-EV” competes with the all-electric Nissan Leaf and the Fiat 500e with a new lease offering in the California & Oregon markets.
Honda’s development of a Transverse Flux motor (TF motor) shortens the axial length of the motor for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV’s)….
Stop-start technology relies on powerful, robust and economical starter systems: all requirements at which the induction motor excels. As sales of vehicles increase with stop-start technology and light hybridization, we […]
There are two stages for the race: the first is a hilly racetrack and the second is a tree-lined road-rally. Speed isn’t the only consideration for winning this race. Fuel […]
GM electric cars transport celebrities to Oscars Green Carpet Events.
Green Car Reports hosts a web-based discussion about Tesla Motors and Fisker Automotive including a comparison of the Fisker Karma to the Tesla Model S.
A drive in the 2013 RAV4 EV puts to rest any comparison between today’s new electric cars and golf carts.
A new range extender is tested on a technology demonstrator subcompact.
In January, Americans bought 42,000 advanced powertrain vehicles, up from 26,000 in 2012.
The new e-Golf all-electric car by Volkswagen will debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March.
GM invests $200 million in its global powertrain engineering headquarters in Pontiac, Michigan.
Not all EV automotive manufacturers have embraced the use of permanent magnet motors.
With its Tesla-designed powertrain and 41.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack, the RAV4 EV is the first all-electric SUV built since the 1990s.
The Tesla Model S sets the standard by which all future electric vehicles will be measured. It’s faster than any other street-legal EV.
The 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year is one of the quickest American four-doors ever built. It drives like a sports car, eager and agile and instantly responsive.
The e performance research project has concluded after three years of work. Audi collaborated with Bosch and several institutes at the RWTH Aachen University to develop a technology platform that […]
By juicing up its standard related to the charging of electric vehicles,SAE International is doing its part to help jump-start what to date has been a moribund market for that vehicle […]
Robots, rovers and the rest of 2012’s most important innovations, from the affordable to the extreme
EV Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) study indicates that the best hybrids have total costs of ownership $481-$4,438 less that their internal combustion engine equivalent vehicles.
Once a speed freak, always a speed freak: That’s the tale behind Mate Rimac, creator of the Rimac Concept_One electric supercar.
BMW has fully committed itself to the battery-electric driving revolution by setting up a whole new sub-brand – BMW i – devoted to emission-free motoring
With concerns over price and worried about supply security, EV manufacturers are on the search for alternatives to rare earth metals.
Breakthroughs in copper die casting have made it more economical to mass produce copper rotors.
Proof That an Impressive Sports Sedan Doesn’t Need to Burn Fuel.
The RAV4 EV, a battery-powered crossover jointly developed by Toyota and Tesla, made its California debut this week.
Take a Look Inside the Tesla Electric Car Factory Read more: Take a Look Inside the Tesla Electric Car Factory – Popular Mechanics
Last week Tesla revealed its Model S electric sedan. But just as interesting as the futuristic car is the retro-turned-high-tech factory where it’s made. We got a tour of this […]
At least on paper, Toyota’s recently introduced, next generation RAV4 Electric Vehicle is a disappointment. To begin with it’s more expensive than the first generation RAV4. Toyota should be introducing […]
The most expensive version Ford Focus compact sedan costs $22,305, that is, except for the electric version, which costs $39,200. A nice car, the Focus. A real good design. But […]
Malcolm Burwell, ICA North American Director of Technology Development & Transfer appears with Lee Teschler of Machine Design magazine on “Engineering TV” at the SAE World Congress. Malcolm talks about […]
Vehicle-emissions are being strictly monitored and emission-norms being revised regularly to ensure a “greener” and pollution-free environment.
Audi has developed new lighting technology based on LED matrix, OLEDs and lasers.
Profiles of BMW’s 3 Series Sedan and the F-30 as well as a feature article about the Ford Eco Sport and Ford’s growth in India.
As the Copper Development Association (CDA) has reported on for years, electric vehicles utilize substantially more copper than gas-powered vehicles.
Remy, Inc.’s Electric Motor Division and AMP Electric Vehicles announced that their latest collaboration, an all-electric AMP GCE, made its debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in […]