Tag: automotive industry

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THE LEAN, MEAN (& GREEN) ELEXTRA

Inspired by classic Italian supercars and soon to start hand-built production in Germany, the Elextra is giving Tesla’s electric car a run for its money! By drawing on modern technology this vehicle is redefining the notion of the supercar, offering…

Tesla battery production

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has initiated the mass production of lithium-ion battery cells at his Gigafactory in Nevada. The entrepreneur expects to produce 150 GWh of lithium-ion battery cells each year to support 1.5 million electric vehicles. The factory also…

Tesla Motors

This is the third programme we introduce to our readers. It’s an hour-long documentary (National Geographic again!) showing the risks that the TESLA team and CEO Elon Musk took in order to get the TESLA electric vehicle out there on…

TOYOTA IN WOOD

This year, at the 2016 Milan Expo, Toyota has gone ‘old school’ in a new way! They have created an open-top two-seater vehicle from wood and sidestepped the argument that all great new cars need to have the latest gadgets and…

BMW UNVEIL

It’s officially one-hundred years of BMW. To celebrate, the car manufacturer has unveiled its new shape-shifting autonomous car with artificial intelligence. BMW are attempting to predict what cars might become for drivers in the future. Enter ‘driverless vehicles’ with ‘artificial intelligence’ that…

FUTURE-VISION

The architecture firm of ‘Foster + Partners’ is collaborating with the auto brand ‘Nissan’ on a project that combines different types of technology. Together, they have developed a link between ‘wireless charging’, ‘autonomous driving’ (driver-less) and ‘battery storage’ for a…

WINGING IT IN 2018

An American company (featured previously) claims their flying car may soon be part and parcel of our daily transportation. Terrafugia is the company attempting to manufacture their (unmanned) TF-X flying car. They say it will be available for testing as…

AUDI E-TRON

Audi is aiming to rival Tesla as electric automotive manufacturer. So check out their 2016 A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid (total driving range around 400 miles). It’s 1.4L four-cylinder electric motor generates 204 horsepower and its 8.8 kWh battery allows 17…

SYNTHETIC GASOLINE (from plants)

‘E-benzin’ is a new clean-burning and petroleum-free fuel! It’s been created by Global Bioenergies, Audi’s project partner in France. They have started a ‘pilot-program’ to produce gaseous isobutane from renewable biomass. It can act as raw material for the petrochemical…

Renault ‘EOLAB’

Renault are clearly aiming to produce affordable vehicles with small carbon footprints. The Renault ‘eolab’ continues to minimize the ecological footprint by embedding 100 CO2 emission reducing technological developments. The result is an exemplary car that supersedes previous standards. Their…