CES 2018

EV HIGHLIGHTS FROM CES 2018 From plug-in hybrid supercars | AMG Concept One To little electric scooters | Ujet Cute concept cars | Smart VISION EQ To Self-driving rocket ships | Nissan IMX Electric drivetrains | NISSAN to another attempt at hydrogen power | Hyundai NEXO FROM CHINESE STARTUPS | XPENG TO HYBRID SUVS | […]

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CES 2018

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3X the Clarity

When I ran across a Honda Clarity tucked quietly away in the upper South Hall at CES last January, I was introduced to Honda’s concept of generating hydrogen on-site in a stand-alone fueling station. You can read about this INTRIGUING IDEA here. It turns out that Honda had more than a Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle […]

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EVs in PARADISE

On October 8, 1899, Hawaii’s first automobile rolled through the streets of Honolulu. According to a report in the Hawaiian Gazette1 it achieved speeds of up to 14 miles per hour and was found to “excite no undue attention from horses.” Whether or not this was because of the vehicle’s lack of clattering gasoline engine […]

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Charge Me

To fill up your car, you have to go to a gas station. Maybe it’s in your neighborhood. Maybe it’s on the way home from work. Maybe it’s far enough out of your way that you decide to fill up later. Which can lead to jumping into your car in a hurry only to discover […]

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PROVIDING CLARITY

Consumer Electronics Show / Las Vegas, Nevada Tucked away off to the side, on the upper floor of the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the booth seemed out of place. Instead of sprouting gadgets and accessories for cell phones as found in surrounding booths, it contained a solitary white car next to […]

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The More Things Change

When I was a kid, building an electric vehicle that would go farther than a few miles seemed like such a simple thing: just put a generator on board. When the batteries needed charging, fire up the generator et voilà: just keep on driving. It was a simple-minded solution at the time. Weight, energy density, […]

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How Far Can You Go?

The Holy Grail of every electric vehicle is range. From the promised 300+ mile range of the Tesla Model S to the potential 73 mile range of the Nissan Leaf, the average driver wants to know how far the vehicle can go before it has to be recharged. (Not that he will very often go […]

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