Richard Hammond was involved in a serious crash after completing the Hemburg Hill Climb in Switzerland in a Rimac Concept One, an electric supercar built in Croatia, during filming for The Grand Tour Season 2 on Amazon Prime, but very fortunately suffered no serious injury. Richard was conscious and talking, and climbed out of the car himself before the vehicle burst into flames. He was flown by Air Ambulance to hospital in St Hallen to be checked over revealing a fracture to his knee. Nobody else was in the car or involved in the accident, and we’d like to thank the paramedics on sight for their swift response. The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated.
You use your smartphone — not to find a charging station, which you hope is within range, but to summon a charging drone — and you keep driving. Within minutes, a drone is hovering over your car, and your battery is charging. You never even had to leave the road.
Between now and 2021 the cost of batteries used to power electric cars will continue to drop, lowering the price of electric vehicles significantly. This ongoing trend will eventually allow electric cars to undercut gasoline-powered cars by 2030.
That wouldn’t be a problem, however, if the vehicle was able to draw power from the road as it was driving. Renault, Qualcomm Technologies and sustainable transportation company Vedecom have taken a step towards making that happen, with the recent demonstration of a dynamic wireless electric vehicle charging (DEVC) system.The demo took place this Thursday on a 100-meter (328-ft) test track built by Vedecom and located in Versailles, France, near Paris.
Source: Electric road powers Renault EVs
The Chief Executive of Volvo has announced that, thanks to Tesla, the company is increasing focus on electric vehicles at the expense of diesel engines. The company expects to launch their first electric cars in 2019.
a fully-electric sedan that combines a carbon fiber body with Italian styling and a powertrain capable of 0-62 mph times of only 2.3 seconds and a total electric driving range of nearly 400 miles per charge. The Elextra due to be unveiled this year is designed to be just such a car, and we now get a better look at the car’s bodywork.