Silence S04 electric nanocar makes international debut in Milan

Spanish electric scooter maker Silence has pulled the cover off a new electric nanocar called the S04 at EICMA in Milan, Italy. Coming to Europe next year, the vehicle will be available in two versions – one of which only requires a moped license to dr… Continue reading Silence S04 electric nanocar makes international debut in Milan

Cake electrifies the mobile workforce with business-optimized e-moto family

Swedish electric moped and motorcycle maker Cake has updated the work-focused Ösa electric utility motorcycle and given jobs to other models in its line to form the new Cake :work series. Each new family member has been optimized for extra power, reach… Continue reading Cake electrifies the mobile workforce with business-optimized e-moto family

Rolls-Royce’s electric plane hits 387 mph to lay claim as world’s fastest

The Rolls-Royce Spirit of Innovation in action

An aircraft developed by Rolls-Royce to smash the speed record for an all-electric plane looks to have done just that, within three years of the being announced. The Spirit of Innovation took to the skies at a UK Ministry of Defence testing site last week were it reached a maximum speed of 623 km/h (387.4 mph), which Rolls-Royce says not only makes it the fastest electric aircraft, but the world’s fastest electric vehicle of any kind.

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Hyundai’s Concept Seven: An autonomous, modular living room on wheels

Hyundai has presented a “Concept Seven” electric SUV it says is an “innovative living space on wheels” for a post-driving future. As such, it’s all about a modular interior that Hyundai says will be many things to many people.Continue ReadingCategory: … Continue reading Hyundai’s Concept Seven: An autonomous, modular living room on wheels

Kia takes a glimpse at boxy, hard-edged electric SUV future

The utility vehicle market has gone all in on the small, curvy crossover look, but some customers still crave large dimensions, hard corners and vertical surfaces. Kia has already found some success with the formula in the Telluride, and if the new Con… Continue reading Kia takes a glimpse at boxy, hard-edged electric SUV future

Subaru’s first electric SUV claws out 220 miles of all-wheel adventure

One by one, every automaker is adapting to the new battery-powered reality. Long holdout Toyota recently succumbed to the inevitable, and fellow Japanese badge Subaru becomes the latest to introduce its first-ever electric vehicle. The timing of those … Continue reading Subaru’s first electric SUV claws out 220 miles of all-wheel adventure

First road-going Volta Zero electric cargo truck prototypes in production

Commercial e-vehicle startup Volta Trucks has reached another milestone in its plans to get purpose-built 16-tonne electric haulers onto city streets. Production of the first road-going Volta Zero prototypes has begun at a bespoke facility in Coventry,… Continue reading First road-going Volta Zero electric cargo truck prototypes in production

Autonomous REE Leopard may soon be making deliveries to your home

Although we hear a lot about the development of urban aerial delivery drones, it’s quite likely that autonomous ground-based delivery vehicles will be in wide use first. REE Automotive’s Leopard EV is one example, and it’s just been unveiled as a physi… Continue reading Autonomous REE Leopard may soon be making deliveries to your home

Liquid-to-vapor-cooled cable beats the heat for 5-minute EV charging

Limiting how long electric vehicles need to be plugged in for before returning to the road is an important factor in driving their adoption, and much research focuses on reducing these charging times. A new advance leverages an alternative cooling tech… Continue reading Liquid-to-vapor-cooled cable beats the heat for 5-minute EV charging

“Open” structure lithium battery material enables 10x faster charging

Research into next-generation batteries involves continuous experimentation with alternative materials that might unlock significant performance gains, and a new breakthrough offers a compelling example of what this could look like. Scientists at the U… Continue reading “Open” structure lithium battery material enables 10x faster charging