sing a purpose-built DC motor out of an electric dragster and an aviation-spec lithium-ion battery pack, his 1986 AE86 SR5/GTS EV follows the recipe of earlier Pikes Peak race cars, sending roughly 250 horsepower to the rear axle via a standard Toyota gearbox. Weight distribution remains ideal at 47/53 per cent front to rear, and it would be hard to imagine a Hachiroku that can smoke its tires faster than this torque monster.
Didi Chuxing, which famously defeated Uber in China and conquered its huge domestic market, is planning to build an expansive charging network to support millions of electric cars.The ride-hailing company has 21 million drivers, out of which 260,000 are driving electrics. That’s a mindbending one quarter share of the world’s entire two million EVs (electric vehicles) on the road — and Didi said it expects its EV fleet to hit one million in 2020.
A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance explains that EVs offer a natural use for solar energy and a source of resilient power when the grid goes down. “Ultimately, electric vehicles are another tool to miniaturize the electricity system, providing unprecedented local control.”
To address this issue, one customer of ODU has developed an innovative solution. Huber-Suhner’s RADOX ® high power charging port incorporates an integrated liquid cooling system that enables delivery of up to 400 kW, in anticipation of battery technologies currently under development. These super-fast systems will allow charging to 80% of full battery capacity in as little as 15 minutes. T
Evoke has announced that it will unveil a new electric motorcycle at the upcoming EICMA show in Italy. After the naked Urban S, which has been in the market since 2014, the Chinese company’s second model will be called Urban Classic and is expected to share the same tech with a café racer styling.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Based in Beijing, China, Evoke Motorcycles has been around for several years and, apparently, is about to break out to the global markets. Currently it has a naked electric motorcycle on offer called Urban S, with the second model expected to be a café racer variant built around the same base
ow, Nissan wants to make their driverless cars and electric vehicles even safer through a new feature: the singing electric car, a function designed to alert nearby pedestrians.Launched at the Tokyo Motor Show this past week, Nissan calls this new feature “Canto”—which means “I sing” in Italian. It doesn’t literally make EVs sing, of course. Instead, it emits noise that sound “like a demonic string quartet tuning its instruments,” according to WIRED.