Mercedes put the engine from the Mercedes SLS electric to a boat and makes it to the fastest electric boat of the world. See German Article
Nano Charging in 10 minutes
13.2.2013 University of Southern California researchers have developed a new lithium-ion battery that can recharge within 10 minutes and hold three times as much energy as its existing
counterparts ... see full report
Wireless power gives unlimited range to electric cars
1.2.2013 A Stanford University research team has designed a high-efficiency charging system that uses magnetic fields to wirelessly transmit large electric currents between metal coils placed
several feet apart. The long-term goal of the research is to develop an all-electric highway that wirelessly charges cars and trucks as they cruise down the road. Read whole article
Electric cars and minus degrees
1.2.2013 The famous electric car KIT, which went around the world started to the next adventure. This time in the winter time on minus degrees through the Alps and through the Pyrinees to show
that this doesn't effect anything to the range.
Luzern -> Geneva -> Lyon -> Perpignan -> Barcelona -> Andorra -> Toulouse and back. 2500 km through the winter, a test of a race course in Barcelona included.
More information at Carrera Electrica on facebook:
World record attempt
The Alpine Challange of the wave trophy 2013 will end in Zurich on 6.7. trying to attract more than 300 EV's to come to the Zürifäscht to make the longest EV parade ever seen in the world. The
ones, who want to participate can subscribe here
Wave Trophy 2013
The famous solar circumnavigator Louis Palmer invites to the next round. This time the Wave Trophy makes an Alpine Challange from 29.6.-7.7.2013 to test the limits of the participating electric
cars. The winner will get a trophy, inscription period has started.
14.1.2013 On the Detroit motor show Nissan shows the new generation of Nissan Leaf, available on February 2013. With reduced price and a higher range plus 40km the manufacturer proceeds its
31.12.2012 Comment from Rafael de Mestre: Again a year full of promises comes to the end. Nearly no brand fulfilled it to bring out a full electric car this year. Only two stars in the EV sky were
shining bright. Tesla and Nissan. Renault brought 4 EVs out,
but without any support on the shops, ranges far under 200km and no infrastructure in France it was a very bad start. Let's see when the other brands will wake up. In my eyes the guilty ones are the
buyers, which keep buying the gas cars. Motto for 2013 should be:
Don't buy things you don't want and you will get the ones you want.