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China mulls going 100% electric

China wants to ban petrol and diesel cars

The Chinese government has signalled it will join the line of nations queuing up to ban the sale of diesel and petrol vehicles in the coming decades.

A senior official has told the Chinese car sector that the industry department in Beijing has begun “research on formulating a timetable to stop production and sales of traditional energy ­vehicles”, according to a report from the state news agency Xinhua.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk…  Mon.,  11  September 2017

Could Chrysler be sold to a Chinese company?

China’s Great Wall confirms interest in Fiat Chrysler

A direct overture by Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Co Ltd to Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV sent FCA shares up sharply on Monday, as investors cheered the potential sale of the storied Jeep brand. It was not immediately clear whether Great Wall Motor wanted all or part of FCA.

Automotive News first reported earlier on Monday that Great Wall Motor’s President, Wang Fengying, plans to contact FCA to discuss acquiring the Jeep brand. “With respect to this case, we currently have an intention to acquire. We are interested in (FCA),” an official at Great Wall Motor’s press relations department told Reuters. He declined to give his name and gave no further details.Two people familiar with the matter said Great Wall Motor had asked for a meeting with FCA to make an offer for all or part of the group.

FCA, which is incorporated in the Netherlands and based in London, said in a statement it had not been approached by Great Wall Motor, and was implementing its current business plan. Its main investor, Italy’s Agnelli family, declined to comment.

http://www.reuters.com…   Tue.,  22  August 2017

Tesla: 1,800 Model 3 reservations a day

The waiting list for Tesla’s new Model 3 is growing fast

Tesla (TSLA) said Wednesday it is now averaging more than 1,800 net reservations each day for its cheaper electric car, following an event last week to hand over keys to the first 30 Model 3 vehicles. Tesla did not provide an updated figure for its total waiting list. At the event last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the reservation number was over 500,000. On a conference call with analysts Wednesday, he clarified the number was actually 455,000, including cancellations.

The strong demand is a mixed blessing for Tesla as it grapples with scaling up production to make good on deliveries for its first mass market car. Tesla said it remains “on track” to hit its production goals. Tesla expects to produce 1,500 Model 3 vehicles in the upcoming third quarter, 5,000 vehicles produced per week by the end of this year and 10,000 per week by the end of 2018.

http://cnn.com…   Thu.,  03  August 2017

US Administration bets on the Electric Vehicule industry

White House unleashes dollars to bolster infrastructure for electric vehicles

The White House has just given a boost to the e-car business. Unless you live in an area of the U.S. with plentiful electric vehicle chargers, buying an EV is a nonstarter, or at best a tough choice. Even if you can charge your car at your house, who wants to face the prospect of needing a tow home if you run out of juice? A wide and dense network infrastructure of electric car charging stations is absolutely essential to the dreams and intentions of car manufacturers, government regulators, and anyone else hoping for the shift from fossil fuel dependency. Thursday’s expansion by the federal government of a $4.5 billion guaranteed loan program to support large-scale deployment of electric vehicle charging facilities and other actions in support of EVs is a big step in that direction.
http://www.digitaltrends.com  Sat,  23 July, 2016

Tesla new battery

Highly successful United States electric car maker Tesla Motors has unveiled Tesla Energy, storage systems or batteries for homes, companies and utilities that will expand its business beyond electric vehicles and tap into a fast-growing area … http://econews.com.au/ — Sun, 03 May 2015 14:47:14 -0700

Driveless cars

Last month, the UK became the first country in the world to launch government-funded trials of driverless technology, with tests currently being piloted in six locations around the country including Greenwich, Bristol and Milton Keynes.
http://www.shropshirestar.com/ — Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:30:26 -0700

APPLE builds a large-scale battery division

Apple Inc is discussing a settlement in a lawsuit brought by electric car battery maker A123 Systems, which accused the iPhone maker of poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division.
http://www.businessinsider.com/moneygame — Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:34:45 -0800

10 best cars of the year

Its remarkable efficiency of 91 miles per gallon in European cycle testing is an eye-popping statistic, even if it falls short of the 118 miles per gallon (U.S.) economy claimed for the Cactus Airflow concept the automaker showcased in Paris last year. 2015 Mustang GT. Source: Ford … Throw in the improved handling from the independent rear suspension and the 5-star NHTSA safety rating for the new Mustang and you have a worthy contender for World Car of the Year. 2015-genesis-11. http://wallstcheatsheet.com/ — Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:49:40 -0800

APPLE projects to launch a car

Technology giant Apple is learning how to make a self-driving electric car and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, an automotive source familiar with the talks said on Saturday.

H for Hydrogen

Japan Makes a Big Bet on the Hydrogen Economy. February 10, 2015. Japan’s push to develop hydrogen storage technologies may get a boost from Toyota’s decision to give away its fuel-cell patents. The auto giant offered up nearly 6,000 …
http://jeremiadus.com/ — Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:09:09 -0800