When you visualise an electric car, it’s unlikely a monster truck is the model that springs to mind. At this week’s Vancouver Auto Show, that’s exactly what the crowds were treated to. The Odyssey Battery Bigfoot No. 20 Monster Truck was unveiled at the event and is the first monster truck to be 100 percent electric.
The release of the monster electric car, while not expected to take off in the world or Monster Trucks, the release is hoped to spark interest in the electric car scene and raise the profile of EVs to a wider audience. The DC motor was hand built by Dennis Berube from the company Electrified Motorsports. Boasting a 30 Batter/360 Volt PowerPack system with variable speed programmable speed controller, high horse power and high RPM capabilities.
The electric battery, made up of three separate banks of 10 Odyssey Batteries, moves the enormous electric vehicle at up to 360 volts. Another [...]
San Francisco based electric motorbike startup, Mission Motors, has filed for bankruptcy following short lived success in the competitive electric car industry. The company has been developing electric motorbikes since 2007, with their most successful prototype able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds. Despite their relatively established age in the industry, Mission Motors, originally named Hum Motors, never released any motorbikes to the market.
The overall sales of electric cars in the United States dramatically increased from 2010 to 2014. From virtually nothing, it is now selling over 120,000 units per year. Even then, non-believers continue to resist.
Now Hyundai Motor Company joins the green technology as it pushes its very first battery-powered electric car. This is set to be released on 2016. Hyundai, as it is known to be South Korea’s champion in fuel-cell cars comes up with its own creation of its electric car, geared to meet the green technology of the world.
As Hyundai is currently being geared at releasing fuel-cell cars, wherein the car’s engine turns hydrogen to electricity, this new addition of the battery-powered electric car is not really something new as its sister company, Kia, had already released a couple of EVs. This is in compliance to strict emission regulations set especially in the United States. With Kia, Hyundai’s development partner, focuses on releasing cars that allow the batteries to be recharged.
At the same time, more and more car manufacturers are joining in the move to green technology. BMW has is electric car released with i3. [...]