Final Presentation

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Team POWER worked hard this week (and the whole semester) to implement all the important features and incorporate all the feedback. What have you been doing during the final days of the seminar? We are looking forward to seeing you and your finished projects … Continued

eCarTec 2014

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For everybody who just cannot get enough of E-cars even after our course, there is the eCarTec in Munich from 21th October -23rd October . The price is 15 euros for students. I bet there are a lot of cool … Continued

BeagleBone tutorials

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Team Marshmallows is planning on using the BeagleBone Black to simulate some charging station components. Actually, attaching some buttons and LEDs to the BeagleBone is not that difficult. The adafruit web page has tons of useful tutorials – you can … Continued

Everybody is contributing to the rapid development of the electric car market in China

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I’ve written a lot about the Chinese market for electric cars, its potential and its rapid growth. Now it looks like even Chinese electric car owners are contributing to a positive development by driving the expansion of the charging station infrastructure forward. http://www.techtimes.com/articles/10636/20140720/tesla-model-s-owner-in-china-builds-electric-vehicle-charging-road-from-beijing-to-guangzhou.htm … Continued

New Model from Tesla

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Tesla recently announced that in 2016 they will offer a new Model E for its customers. This car will be in direct competition with the regular gasoline powered BMW 3-series  or Audi A4. The price of this new car Tesla … Continued

Replacement Battary

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Nissan recently announced to offer replacement batteries for owners of a Nissan leaf. The price for such a replacement will be $5,500 (+fees and tax). Additionally the new battery will be more heat-tolerant than the old ones. Source: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1092983_nissan-leaf-battery-cost-5500-for-replacement-with-heat-resistant-chemistry

Google Car dangerous?

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Many people think that it is very distracting for drivers to interact with the radio, navigation and especially smartphones while driving. Others, however,  think that it is better to interact with in car systems, than with smartphones or other devices. … Continued

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