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Who’s the Number 1 in EV Sales?

Let's see - reasonable guesses would be Nissan, Tesla, Mitsubishi, BMW or even VW. After all those are the manufacturers who grab the headlines in the EV space with the LEAF, Model S & X, iMiEV and hybrid Outlander, the i3 or the e-UP and e-Golf. You would of course be mistaken as it is the

December 29th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Porsche on a Mission

  Porsche have committed AUD $1.5 billion for the development of it's Mission E electric sportscar. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto show in September the concept vehicle was the toast of the show.  However just a few days later it's parent company's spectacular fall from grace over dieselgate overshadowed any short lived acclaim for the new direction

December 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

ROBORACE Formula E

  Autonomous electric racing cars will be part of the FIA Formula E Championship for the 2016/2017 season. Announced just a few days ago Formula E and Kinetik will be launching a global race series with 'driverless' cars competing against each other. The event, to be called ROBORACE, will take place prior to each Formula

Tesla Self Learning Autopilot

  Tesla's auto pilot feature not only brings autonomous functionality to its vehicles but each vehicle's experience is collected centrally and the cumulative experience of autonomous driving from all vehicles is passed back to each individual vehicle in a feedback learning loop. The result is continuous improvement in the vehicle's autonomous behaviour. The behavioural adjustments are

Aussie Electric Bus 1004km range

You may already have heard of the Brighsun Bus with a range over 1000kms on a single charge. The launch of this extraordinary vehicle took place in Yuroke which is an hour's drive north of Melbourne CBD last Friday 30th October. The launch was attended by Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment who confirmed the bus

Nissan Autonomous Electric

Nissan unveiled an autonomous concept car at the Tokyo motor show currently running in Japan, that points to the second wave of disruption about to hit the auto industry (the first being electric vehicles). This electric concept indicates the ability for autonomous driving as well as driver control at the press of a button when required. The video promo

Volvo goes Electric

We blogged just a few days back how Aston Martin are moving to electric and handing James Bond what will be an electric supercar by end 2017.  Volvo have also announced they will be electrifying their fleet by 2019 with a range of hybrid and fully electric vehicles. The Swedish company's President and CEO, Håkan Samuelsson, stated,

October 25th, 2015|Tags: , |

Electric James Bond

At the recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance Conference Andy Palmer (CEO Aston Martin) stated, “We’re a V-12 engine company. Project that into the future. Do I go the way of the rest of the industry and downsize the engine? Do I see Aston Martin with a three cylinder engine? God forbid! You’ve got to do something radical. Electric power