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500km Charge in 5 minutes

Not surprisingly with the amount of money in battery R&D, technological breakthroughs are happening on a regular basis.  Many of these 'breakthroughs' will for whatever reasons not make it to market.  We have reported on a number of battery technologies that look very promising and one that seems to be improving rapidly simply blows away the 'hours

EV Surge Begins

In a report released on the 24th March 2015, the German based Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemburg (ZSW) stated the global numbers for electric vehicles is close to three quarters of a million vehicles (740,000) with just about half of those (320,000) being purchased in 2014 and that's despite lower global oil prices.  The United

Apple iCar?

There's been much speculation over recent weeks that Apple are ramping up to enter the car market.  The best guess scenario to date is that they will produce an electric vehicle around 2020 under the codename 'Project Titan', possibly shaped like a mini-van, that will compete with Tesla & GM and that it will be autonomous.

An Affordable 500km Electric Car?

2017 Nissan Leaf The range of electric cars has been one of the major hurdles preventing greater uptake.  Unless you can afford a Tesla (range of 500kms) you're currently stuck around the 160kms range with today's production vehicles.  Although today's range is more than enough for the average driver range anxiety is a definite deterrent.  (According