These electric cars are suitable as pulling vehicles

According to a media report, only a few electric cars are suitable as pulling vehicles for pulling a caravan or heavy trailer. As Auto, Motor und Sport (AMS) reports, only a few manufacturers offer a towbar. Many manufacturers also do not mention permissible axle load

Tesla opens bidirectional loading – hardware already installed

Applications and electric cars for Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) are not yet available to the end customer. But there are already projects that want to make bidirectional charging even easier. In addition to corresponding test projects by Nissan or VW, for example, there seems to be no series solution on the market at least. 

How the ultrasonic fast charging of electric cars could go on

How the ultrasonic fast charging of electric cars could go on

Several companies have already built lithium-ion batteries that can be fully charged in a few minutes – but only on a laboratory scale. Their next goal is, therefore, to bring the pilot batteries into electric cars as standard equipment. Wired magazine has summarized the current state of research and development from a…

Which electric cars can charge 3-phase?

What does three-phase charging mean and which electric cars can charge 3-phase? We go through what three-phase charging means and what cars can charge on a 3-phase, as well as whether a 3-phase charging station is necessary at home.

University of California: Fast charging damages batteries of electric cars

Engineers at the University of California (UC), Riverside, stated in a recent study that commercial fast-charging stations expose e-car batteries to high temperatures and high resistance, which can cause them to break, leak and lose their storage capacity. To prevent this from happening, the researchers have developed…

Electric Vehicle Index: Europe is becoming the hotspot of electric mobility

Europe is becoming the hotspot of electromobility: sales of battery electric cars and plug-in hybrids will rise by 44 per cent in 2019 compared to the previous year to more than 600,000 vehicles. This makes Europe’s development stand out worldwide. In China, e-car sales rose by only 3 per cent to 1.2 million, while inRead more ⟶

Registration record: worldwide stock of electric vehicles grows to 7.9 million

In 2019, the number of electric cars (pure battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids) worldwide will increase to around 7.9 million – an increase of 2.3 million compared to the previous year. The number of new registrations has again reached a record high, but grew only slightly compared to 2018. With a total of 3.8 million e-cars, China remains the undisputed world leader. It is followed by the USA with almost 1.5 million. In these two countries, in particular, the growth rate of new registrations declined.

France, Germany and Norway dominate the e-car market

2019 was marked by e-mobility. It was the year of Tesla, as we could see in retrospect. And probably also the year in which e-mobility made its way onto the mass market. Nevertheless, one had the feeling that the car manufacturers were driving with the handbrake on. Which was certainly due to the fact that they wanted to save their e-car sales for 2020. The first year in which CO2 fleet values can become a real challenge for manufacturers.

Electric car breakthrough could not come to Europe before the end of 2020

Matthias Schmidt, an automotive analyst, predicts that the number of electric car registrations will double in 2020 compared to 2019. The CO2 limits for automobile manufacturers introduced in January are the decisive factor in this, he said. Schmidt expects the volume of electric cars in Europe to rise from 335,000 units in 2019 to over 700,000 this year, and to reach almost one million units per year by 2021 after the introduction phase has ended. But the growth spurt could come later than initially assumed.

The history of the electric car

Electromobility, electric cars and alternative drives are currently on everyone’s lips. But all these things are not new. Because a glance into the history books proves it: As early as 1821, people were already looking at the electric drive, which played a key role in the early days of the electric car. At that time,Read more ⟶