Samsung EV battery offers 600km range with 20 minutes of charge

January 9, 2017

By the time 2021 rolls around, a number of major car makers will have a varied selection of electric cars available. Developments in battery technology will dictate the range and features that these cars can offer, but Samsung wants to give consumers a brief insight into what will be available...

Tesla says in talks with BMW over car batteries, parts

November 24, 2016

U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) is in talks with Germany’s BMW (BMWG.DE) over a possible collaboration in batteries and lightweight components, Tesla’s Chief Executive Elon Musk told German weekly Der Spiegel.

Germany’s Bundesrat votes to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030

November 10, 2016

The resolution is non-binding, but it’s still a powerful signal. Is the tide turning for the internal combustion engine? In Germany, things are starting to look that way. This is the country that invented the technology, but late last week, the Bundesrat (the federal council of all 16 German states) voted to...

Plans for an electric car charging point in every new home in Europe

October 11, 2016

Every new or refurbished house in Europe will need to be equipped with an electric vehicle recharging point, under a draft EU directive expected to come into effect by 2019. In a further boost to prospects for the electric car market in Europe, the regulations due to be published before...

Samsung SDI to build $358 million car battery plant in Hungary by 2018

August 30, 2016

South Korea’s Samsung SDI Co (006400.KS) plans to invest about 400 billion won (273.62 million pounds) to build a plant to make electric vehicle batteries in Hungary, joining the race to build capacity and tap European demand at a time of disappointing Chinese demand. Samsung SDI, whose customers include BMW...

Tesla cars just got a whole lot better – here’s what’s changing

August 24, 2016

Tesla owners got some great news today with a battery upgrade coming to Model S and X cars with Ludicrous Mode. The battery upgrade will not only give the cars the longest range of any electric vehicle, they also make the Model S the fastest accelerating car you can buy...

Why Electric Cars Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

July 28, 2016

In 2015, about one in every 150 cars sold in the U.S. had a plug and a battery. But mass adoption of electric vehicles is coming, and much sooner than most people realise. In part, this is because electric cars are gadgets, and technological change in gadgets is rapid. One big...

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