Tesla grabbed the attention of the entire electric vehicle (EV) industry when it opened up all of its patents last year, and now it looks like this apparent altruism is inspiring others to follow suit. Ford, like Tesla, has now opened up its EV patents toits competitors, though unlike Tesla's they won't come free of charge... Show More Summary
Tesla made quite a splash last year when it announced that it was opening up all of its patents to competitors for free. Ford is now doing the same with its own electric vehicle (EV) patents — for a cost. Ford announced this week that...Show More Summary
Originally published on EV Obsession. Some of the latest electric vehicle (EV) sales figures for some of the biggest makers in Europe recently became available. By “sales,” what I’m referring to here are actually “new vehicle registrations” (a pretty close analog). Show More Summary
Ford has opened up its library of electrified vehicle patents to all and sundry, but those interested in using its technology will need to pay a fee. The company says that it has 650 patents related to electric vehicles and around 1000 EV patents pending approval. According to Ford, in 2014 around 20 percent of [...]
Ford is taking a leaf out of Tesla’s playbook, revealing this week that it will make its patents on electric vehicle technology available to all-comers. The news follows an announcement from Tesla founder Elon Musk in June last year,...Show More Summary
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Lux Research is predicting that the electric vehicle (EV) market will expand as the price of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs drop. The estimate is based on a new bottom-up cost model built by Lux, which accounts for differences in battery chemistry, form factor, production scale, location, and other nuances. The research is significant for an […]
Saab, like fellow Swedish automaker Volvo, is now partially owned by the Chinese government, with its cash-strapped parent company National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) confirming this week that it has formed an alliance with two state-owned Chinese entities. Importantly, the confirmation ends speculation that NEVS was about to form an alliance...
In the future, just about everyone will be driving an electric car. We’re seeing the beginnings of this, and that means electrics and hybrids are showing up in junk yards. What does that mean? Tons of big batteries and powerful motors...Show More Summary
Toyota and the National Park Service have teamed up to install a distributed energy system at Yellowstone National Park. The installation combines solar power generation with reused hybrid electric vehicle (EV) batteries to bring power to the park’s ranger station and education center for the first time. Source: Buildings in Yellowstone Park to be powered […]
A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the North American market for light duty plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including detailed geographic forecasts of PEV sales by U.S. state, metropolitan statistical area (MSA), Canadian province, Canadian city, and selected U.S. Show More Summary
The company has discovered two separate problems with its electric power-steering system and EcoBoost engines.
The thing about electricity-powered vehicles is they have to reach a critical mass, a point at which their use doesn’t involve a dramatic sacrifice of convenience, for consumers to pay
Audi has just unveiled its latest autonomous concept car - the R8 e-tron piloted driving concept at the CES Asia show in Shanghai, China. The R8 e-tron piloted driving concept is based on the fully electric 2017 R8 e-tron, but features a host of cameras
Today’s electric vehicles are aimed primarily at regular consumers, rather than the commercial fleets that make up a big chunk of automakers sales. A team of scientists and engineers from TUM Create and NTU is taking a different approach...Show More Summary
Originally published on EV Obsession. While a few states have offered buyers of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids thousands of dollars in tax rebates, Connecticut offered that cash to dealerships instead. That plan apparently hasn’t turned out so well, as Connecticut ranks far back in electric vehicle adoption. Show More Summary
Driving an electric car that gives off no emissions is one of the best ways to reduce your personal transport carbon footprint. But if an EV is out of reach, the next best thing could be a simple retrofittable, scalable device called Air2Nitrous (A2N). Show More Summary
The Audi R8 e-tron piloted driving concept sports car was shown at the first CES held in China. It's a driverless vehicle that uses on-board sensors to detect the surrounding environment. The concept car is also emission-free and can...Show More Summary
In a joint statement, Daimler and Qualcomm said they were assessing the application of wireless technology to charge their electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid EVs without ever having to plug them in. Chief among the technologies that...Show More Summary