China & BMW establish cooperation

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Latest news regarding E-Mobility and China. Regarding an article of “http://www.automobil-produktion.de” China and BMW established  a cooperation. Key point is the expansion of the inner-city test zone in Shanghai. This means that people can test the i3 of BMW in … Continued

Google presents a driverless E-car

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For google it’s not just enough to build an e-car, they make it without steering wheel and brake pedal.  Last week google presented a first prototype. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fjNSUWX7nQ Source: http://www.stern.de/digital/computer/google-entwickelt-eigenes-auto-ohne-lenkrad-und-bremspedal-2114019.html    

Problems for Tesla

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The successful business of Tesla seems to disturb the lobby of traditional car manufacturer in the US. Representatives of Missouri are trying to pass a bill which would forbid Tesla to sell cars directly within their state. Let us hope … Continued

E-Roller BMW c

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Since urban mobility seems to be the most crucial part of e mobility at the moment, take a look at the first e-roller. First thing that comes to mind from my point of view: Less annoying sounds from engine runaways! … Continued

2. Juni: Tag der Elektromobilität

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On June 2nd TU Munich is hosting an event on the subject of e-mobility. In an exhibition from 9 am to 1 pm the “Wissenschaftszentrum Elektromibilität”, various reasearch partners and TUM spin-offs are showing their projects. Additionally the worlds largest … Continued

Electric vehicles up to a good start

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Comparing the development of the market share of hybrid cars, in this instance the Toyota Prius, with electric vehicles, it looks like electric cars will have a bright future. http://www.complex.com/rides/2014/05/electric-vehicles-have-gotten-better-start-than-hybrids #POWER

Electromobility simulation at TUM

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According to this article, a research project started at TUM in December 2013 in which smartphones were placed in cars to track their movements and determine how well electric vehicles would perform in the same settings. I haven’t been able to track … Continued

Meet us at the Electromobility Day!

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Monday, June 2, features the first Electromobility Day of TUM’s Munich School of Engineering. Highlight is the visit of the “WAVE” – the world’s largest electric vehicle rallye with 80 e-cars. The exhibition takes place in the Mathematics/Informatics building. We … Continued

Do you know PlugSurfing?

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PlugSurfing is an app for iOS and Android smartphones which aims for connecting electric car drivers with charging station owners. In this way it helps its users to pay for charging points without forcing them to sign multiple contracts with … Continued

Tesla promises electric car revolution

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Tesla electric car owners will be able to drive 300 miles without stopping and restore almost half of battery life in just 20 minues … Check out for more details: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/10839234/Tesla-promises-electric-car-revolution.html

Electric motorbikes – they are fast!

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Setting a world record  for being the fastest e-motorcycle in the world at 350 km/h, driving this vehicle means won’t have to make huge trade-offs in terms of performance compared to a combustion engine bike. The production racer will probably not … Continued

BMW i8 Spots

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FYI, the first (internal) BMW i8 vehicles were delivered  to their owners in Europe and the UK a couple of days ago, so you might see them driving around in Munich (I saw one the other day). BMW has released … Continued

No danger from magnetic fields

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For a long time there have been concerns that magnetic fields from batteries in electric cars might be harmful to people. This massive study has been carried out to test this assumption and declares that electric cars are as save as … Continued

DriveNow and REWE

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I hope you all remember one of the services we presented last time, DiscountNow. The idea was to provide special offers for drivers of electric cars at shops or restaurants. Well, looks like DriveNow and REWE beat us to it … Continued

The future of e-mobility?

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Power Japan Plus claims to have developed a new kind of organic battery, which will make it possible for electric cars to have  a range of 300-miles. Power Japan Plus itself is a startup. Another large upside of this technology … Continued

PlugShare

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PlugShare is a free application for iOS, Android, and web that allows users to find charging stations and connect with other plug-in vehicle owners. You can visit PlugShare on the web at www.plugshare.com or download the iPhone/iPad or Android app. … Continued

Wireless charging

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A lot of people dream of roads with wireless chargers which will recharge their cars while driving. This technology is not ready yet, but wireless charging is becoming a more important topic. Let’s see if it can establish itself on the … Continued

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