Samsung has revealed a long-lasting electric vehicle (EV) battery prototype that may eliminate buyers concerns of a limited driving range.
It is designed to improve the futuristic cars driving range as well as reducing the impact to the environment in production.
Samsung SDI, the battery-making affiliate, unveiled the prototype at the recent Detroit Auto Show. The design sports a high-density prototype battery, which allows a driving range of up to 600 km off one single charge.
This is a vast improvement in comparison to other available batteries which can only reach 500 km without recharging.
Samsung is expected to start commercial production of the electric vehicle batteries by the year 2020.
Long-range batteries make EV’s more attractive
Range anxiety is a commonly faced issue of electric vehicle drivers/ potential buyers. Electric vehicle charging stations are becoming increasingly common these days, however they are very scarce compared to traditional fuel stations.
As many electric vehicles have a low driving range, the [...]
Over the next two decades, it’s expected that the number of electric vehicles worldwide will double.
The majority of this growth is expected to come from highly populated countries such as China and India, where having your own private vehicle is a relatively new thing due to their struggle keeping up economically with more developed Western nations.
However, both of these countries already have severe issues with air pollution- everyone suddenly being able to afford a car could be a huge disaster.
The city government of Dehli in India is already considering a plan of action to keep half of the cars at home on alternating days.
Introducing Ampere Vehicles…
Southern India is home to the town of Coimbatore, where couple Hemalatha Annamalai and Bala Pachyappa are developing simple and affordable electric vehicles as transport for rural drivers.
Hemalatha, 47, is the CEO and founder of Ampere Vehicles Private Limited, which specializes in load carriers, electric [...]
According to the creators of the Elf vehicle, this interesting looking car-bike hybrid is the future of clean urban transportation.
With an outer shell similar to the shape of an egg, the Elf looks somewhat like an inverted tricycle.
The vehicle combines solar energy charging, battery power and propulsion with pedals, making it the perfect compromise for transportation.
The low carbon Elf vehicle is three-wheeled and enclosed, however when you look inside there are no floorboards or doors.
Organic Transit, and start-up launched by Rob Cotter two years ago, sells, builds and designs the “electric, light and fun” Elf vehicle, which was recently displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Craig Sparks from Organic Transit said that the company believes in “human-powered mobility”.
“This [the Elf] is a town runner. You can run your errands, go to the grocery store. You don’t need a car.”
According to Mr Sparks, the Elf is “street legal’ [...]
The Toyota i-Road is an electric vehicle combining the best aspects of cars and motorbikes into one futuristic (and fun) model.
The idea of the vehicle was developed by combining the convenience of a motorbikes compact size, and the safety and stability of a car.
The small size makes it easy to zip around cities and to park in confined spaces, at just 870mm wide and weighing a mere 300 kg.
However unlike a motorbike, there is no fear of getting wet in the rain or being easily injured, thanks to the enclosed comfort and body construction similar to a car.
This electric vehicle has zero C02 emissions, making is extremely environmentally friendly. It is powered by lithium-ion batteries that can withstand about 50km of travel on the one charge, based on a speed of 30km per hour.
The driving experience is unique as drivers have the enjoyment of two-wheeler riding, a small turning circle [...]