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Negative? How a Navy veteran refused to accept a ‘no’ to his battery invention

The journey for Trevor Jackson started, as many things do in tech, with research. He’d become fascinated by the experiments done not with lithium batteries, which had come to dominate the battery industry, but with so-called “aluminum-air” batteries. Technically described as “(Al)/air” batteries, these are the — almost — untold story from the battery world. ...

With global ambitions, VC firm Maniv Mobility raises $100 million from automakers, suppliers

What started as an accident has turning into a venture firm with a global reach and backing from a some of the biggest corporations in the automotive and transportation industries. Maniv Mobility, the Israel-based venture capitalist firm, said Tuesday it has closed a new $100 million fund backed by 12 corporations, including the venture arms ...

Nissan’s idea for a better ice cream truck: Make it electric

06.21.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Instead of gas-powered ice cream vans that require generators, Nissan built a prototype with electric batteries for rechargeable, renewable soft-serve. The e-NV200 all-electric van came out last year, but this week, for UK Clean Air Day, Nissan unvei... ...

Nissan’s zero-emission ice cream van uses old EV batteries to keep things cool

File ice cream vans under ‘things I never thought posed a significant risk to the environment but might actually.’ Nissan has developed a new concept vehicle that addresses the problem of all the emissions generated by conventional ice cream vans, and older models in particular, which pump out a lot of greenhouse gases while idling ...

Waymo takes its self-driving car ambitions global in partnership with Renault-Nissan

Waymo has locked in an exclusive partnership with Renault and Nissan to research how commercial autonomous vehicles might work for passengers and packages in France and Japan. This exclusive partnership has a deadline — the public announcement says it will last for “an initial period.” Waymo nor the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance provided details on when it ...

Fiat Chrysler proposes 50-50 merger with Renault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has proposed merging its business with Renault that, if accepted, would create the third largest global automaker with 8.7 million in annual vehicle sales. FCA delivered Monday a non-binding letter to Renault’s board that proposes combining the business as a 50-50 merger. FCA’s proposal illustrates the growing desire among automakers to consolidate, ...

Fiat Chrysler-Renault tie up: What the maker of Jeep could gain

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Renault are reportedly in talks that could result in merging vast swaths of their businesses, a move that illustrates the growing desire among automakers to consolidate in an environment of increased regulatory pressure, sales declines and rising costs aimed at bringing next-generation technologies like self-driving cars to market. Bloomberg, Financial Times, ...

Nissan’s Supplier AESC To Build 20 GWh Battery Factory In China

04.20.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

AESC to increase production capacity from 7.5 GWh to 27.5 GWh annually Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), Nissan‘s subsidiary recently sold* to Envision Group, is going to more than triple its lithium-ion cell manufacturing capacity. * according to Bloomberg, Nissan still holds about 20% stake in AESC. Under the new Chinese owner, AESC intends to ...

Nissan LEAF Is Fastest Selling Used Car In UK

04.20.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Alternatively-fuelled vehicles are doing well on the second-hand market. These days more than 70 percent of used car buyers are considering an electric car when it comes to their next purchase. Battery-powered vehicles are so popular these days in fact that the Nissan Leaf – the best selling electric car in the world – recently topped the list of ...

2019 EV Comparo: Model S, LEAF, I-Pace, Ioniq, Zoe (Mega-Test Video)

04.15.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

How do today’s top EVs in Australia compare when it comes to range? As Car Advice points out, real-world electric car range is ramping up. Never before have we seen a vast variety of models with well over 200 miles of battery-electric range. The best part here is that these cars all offer different features, ...