Innovative electric car features full-surface solar integration
Sono Motors unveiled the first images of the Sion's series design as part of a broad online release. The focus was placed on the full-surface incorporation of solar modules into the bodywork - one of the vehicle's unique features that have influenced its design.
Predicting the Death of Lithium-ion Batteries
Nothing is forever. Such is the runaway success of lithium-ion batteries that building gigafactories to make them is a no brainer. For now.
Sono Motors announces Dutch market entry
Just a few weeks after the conclusion of a test drive tour around Europe lasting several months, Sono Motors has announced another series of test drives of the Sion electric car encompassing a total of 18 cities in the Netherlands and Germany.
Off Grid Goes Mega
The decline in off grid electricity production as a percentage of all electricity production is being reversed. Savvy industrialists are onto this.
Highlights from Energy Independent Electric Vehicles (EIEV) Conference
The conference saw attendees and presentations from automotive OEMs through to small innovative start-ups and research groups. Keynote speakers included Toyota, Sono Motors, Hanergy Europe and Project Loon.
Excellent first energy independent vehicle event
The world's first conference on energy independent electric vehicles took place at the Technical University of Delft 27-28 September. It was well timed because many major new versions are about to hit the market addressing major global challenges.
Energy independent electric vehicles: amazing new developments
As the world's first conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles approaches on September 27-28 in the Technical University of Delft Netherlands, key players, all of whom are speaking at the event, have been announcing some remarkable new developments.
Large companies target energy independent electric vehicles
The IDTechEx report, Energy Independent Electric Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2017-2037 covers markets, technology timelines, energy harvesting and extreme powertrain efficiency involved. Constantly updated, it now reveals backing of many large companies.
The myth of EV charging station proliferation
Charging station manufacturers would have you believe that they will swamp the world with their products although they typically have no payback. The argument is that they are essential for the deployment of the pure electric on-road vehicles considered vital in combatting both global warming and deaths in cities from noxious emissions.
Sono Motors energy independent vehicle impresses
Sono Motors in Germany has officially launched its solar electric car Sion in Munich with first deliveries expected in 2019.
Fiat Chrysler belatedly electrifies but how?
CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Sergio Marchionne plans for more than half of its Maserati lineup to be electrified by 2022, but the detail is, as yet, unclear.
Energy independent vehicles key to solving grid problems
IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop gives his view on the recent announcement from the UK National Grid that peak impact of electric cars in the UK will be equivalent to capacity of 6 nuclear plants.
Presenters promise revelations at Energy Independent Vehicle event
IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins will present on lightweighting at Energy Independent Electric Vehicles, the world's first conference on energy independent vehicles.
Energy Independent Electric Vehicles: Big Companies & New Technologies
EIVs are an idea whose time has come.
Electric Vehicle News from IDTechEx Show! Berlin May 2017
The successful "IDTechEx Show!" in Berlin with nearly 3000 paying delegates, nine parallel conferences, 25 masterclasses and a large exhibition had a huge amount for the electric vehicle enthusiast.
IDTechEx Electric Vehicles Europe 2017 Award Winner
Sono Motors, Germany were presented last night with the Most Significant Innovation Award in Electric Vehicles at the IDTechEx Show, Berlin.
Germany EV laggard to leader
Germany took a wrong course in vehicle powertrains initially resisting government support for electric vehicles, but many German industrial and commercial vehicle manufacturers are now going electric.
Manned Electric Aircraft: Progress and Potential
Recently, there has been a sharp increase in development activity with electric aircraft, as examined in the new report from IDTechEx Research, Manned Electric Aircraft 2017-2027.