So, you decided to make the switch, trading in your trusty internal combustion engine for a zero-emission plug-in, or low-emission plug-in hybrid. Well done!
You probably already know a lot about the advantages of electric vehicle for the environment, but you still need to fit driving an electric vehicle into your daily routine.
When it comes to keeping your electric vehicle charged and ready for the road you can rely on the experts at Chargers Direct to supply and install a charging solution to suit your car, your budget and your lifestyle.
Vehicle chargers that earn the ENERGY STAR label are independently certified to save energy, based on criteria set by the EPA. The agency started with Level 1 and Level 2 chargers, and is currently in the process of expanding eligibility to include DC fast chargers. Work on a test method has been completed, and draft… Read more »
Lucid Motors has announced independent verification of a 517-mile range for its upcoming Lucid Air luxury sedan. The tests were conducted by FEV North America in Auburn Hills, Michigan, using the EPA’s Multicycle Test procedure. This appears to be a new record for a passenger EV, handily besting the 402-mile range of the 2020 Tesla… Read more »
In a joint research project, the EDAG Group and Hexagon Purus (a specialist in composite high-pressure tanks) are investigating hybrid storage systems that combine the advantages of both hybrid and battery drive alternatives. The project, scheduled to run for 18 months, will develop a flexible storage system, designed to be installed in a vehicle floor,… Read more »
Seat, a Spanish brand owned by the Volkswagen Group, has unveiled the production version of a new electric “hot hatch,” and car guys are salivating. The Cupra el-Born, first shown as a concept last year, is built on VW’s MEB platform. It boasts an aggressive design, and a sporty and minimalist interior. “Besides the attention… Read more »
Sponsored by HBM Test and Measurement In-vehicle testing provides engineers with a method to benchmark competitors’ vehicles, calibrate drivetrains, and validate the performance of the product. In the emerging electric vehicle market, electrical power measurements on motors and inverters are becoming necessary to evaluate the powertrain of the vehicle. Previously, mobile power measurements were difficult due… Read more »