Making its debut at the Los Angeles auto show, the I.D. Space Vizzion is Volkswagen’sseventh fanciful electric-vehicle concept based on the modular electric vehicle platform it calls MEB.
The MEB architecture itself is very much not a concept. It is the foundation for some 27 EVs that the company has in the works, part of VW’s ambitious plan to sell a whopping three million EVs a year (that’s more than all EVs that will be sold globally in 2019). The first of these will launch in 2020. All will have a battery pack mounted low in the center of the vehicle (82.0 kWh in this case, with 150-kW DC fast-charging capability), with either a single rear motor or front and rear motors. This latest concept promises a 300-mile range rating in the U.S., generating 275 horsepower in rear-drive form or 335 horsepower with the addition of a front motor, the latter scooting to 60 mph in a claimed 5.0 seconds.
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The one electric vehicle indicator that only goes up
In its 2015 projection, OPEC anticipated less than 50 million electric vehicles on the road in 2040. In its 2018 projection, OPEC expects 300 million electric vehicles at that date.
Most EV charging infrastructure is wasted due to lack of “new thinking”
While some, like Tesla superchargers and chargers at prime workplace parking lots, see heavy use, many of them sit idle. The reason to it is they were designed for an already fading first era of electric vehicles.
Open for business: EXPO 2020
A world without borders, unique designs, a lifetime of stories. You can explore 192 countries without a passport. This is the first World EXPO ever held in the region – EXPO 2020 Dubai is the starting point for the 2020 Electric Marathon Star Race!
Classic passenger car “Pobeda” converted to electric celebrates the most successful year in its history
The Electric Marathon which was held for the seventh time finished in St Petersburg on 6 June. This year’s race started in Monte Carlo and the winner was awarded a cup named in honor of the legendary Russian race driver Andrei Nagel.
Toyota vs EV, clever tactics or innovator`s dilemma
As we enter 2020, carmaking giant Toyota produces and sells the majority of the world’s hybrid cars and SUVs. That may prove to be a problem over the next decade. The world’s most profitable mass-market carmaker has made no secret of its antipathy toward battery-electric vehicles during the past 10 years.Read more
GM and LG Chem announced EV battery joint venture in Ohio
South Korea’s LG Chem said it would invest $916 million in its U.S. subsidiary by 2023 to set up an electric vehicle battery joint venture with General Motors.Read more
First Lincoln EV may be a Rivian, not a Ford
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E was one of the big debuts at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. So with the Blue Oval preparing to launch its first serious EV effort, one might naturally assume that the company’s luxury arm, Lincoln, would soon take a crack at an EV using the Mach-E’s bones (just as it does with the Escape-based...Read more
Municipal power companies in Florida plan 223.5 megawatt solar power plant
A group of 12 municipal power companies in Florida have banded together to construct a massive 223.5 MW solar power plant to serve their customers. In cooperation with the Florida Municipal Power Association and Florida Renewable Partners, the project will cover an area the size of 900 football fields in Orange and Osceola counties with more than 900,000 solar panels...Read more