Japan has begun testing a technology that will allow electric vehicles to charge directly from the road.
Japanese construction group Obayashi and auto parts supplier Denso have begun testing a road surface designed to power electric vehicles while driving. Moreover, the companies have already set themselves the goal of introducing the corresponding technology in 2025.
In the research center, the companies managed to ensure that the car almost continuously moved along the road with the embedded charging coils at a speed of about 15 km / h. True, there are no details, so it is not clear whether this was a serial retrofitted machine or some kind of specially built device.
The technology could initially be used to power driverless buses. Such vehicles are currently not widely used and usually move along fairly short and local routes, which will allow additional testing of the technology.
At the same time, experts admit that the placement of coils inside the roadway will significantly affect the energy efficiency of such a solution, so it is not a fact that it can be made widespread and accessible to everyone.
Maserati GranTurismo Folgore: electric, powerful, very low and outwardly does not betray its electric essence. The car is valued at $170,000
Maserati has shared details about its first electric coupe called the GranTurismo Folgore.
Folgore, according to the statement of the company itself, will be the lowest electric car in the world – 135 mm.
The machine is equipped with three electric motors with a total capacity of 760 hp. This allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 320 km/h. At the same time, some sources talk about 1200 hp, which is also true. The fact is that the power of each electric motor is 300 kW or about 1207 hp, but the installation never works at such a power, giving a maximum of about 760 hp.
The battery capacity is 92.5 kWh, and it can be charged at stations with a capacity of 270 kW. The power reserve is declared equal to 450 km according to the WLTP cycle, but for such powerful electric vehicles this is a very conditional indicator. From the rest, we can note a mass of almost 2270 kg, a trunk of 270 liters, three screens (a 12.2-inch digital instrument panel, a 12.3-inch infotainment system screen and another 8.8-inch screen, but it is not yet clear Where it is located).
For those who still would like to hear the characteristic sound of the engine, Maserati offers a corresponding function, when recordings of its own V8 engines are played from the speakers in accordance with the nature of the movement. In addition, the company focuses on the fact that the design of the car practically does not give out an electric car in it.
It remains to add that for the car they will ask from 170,000 to 215,000 dollars. Sales will begin in the summer of 2023.
Tesla Model 3 loses control, crashes and catches fire. This was caught on video
At the end of last week, Mydrivers published a video filmed on one of the Chinese tracks. First, we are shown a Tesla Model 3 electric car engulfed in fire.
At the end of the video, we see how the Tesla Model 3 loses control at high speed in the rain and crashes into a fence. From a strong blow, the driver was thrown onto the road, after which the car was engulfed in fire. Tesla has not made an official statement about this.
Mydrivers notes that there have been a series of other accidents prior to this involving the company’s electric vehicles. In July of this year, artist Lin Zhiying was driving a Tesla Model S that caught fire after a collision.
Also, in July, another car owner reported that his Tesla caught fire in a tunnel.
This car should sell better than the BMW 3. Nio ET5 deliveries have begun, the manufacturer sets a record for the quarter
Nio management has confirmed that deliveries of the new ET5 model have already begun. It competes with the Tesla Model 3 and BMW 3. Previously, Qin Lihong, co-founder and president of Nio, said that within a year, the ET5 will outsell the fuel version of the BMW 3 Series, and the ET5 will eventually replace similar traditional “fuel cars.”
This car was introduced in December last year, it has a sporty design. The car is priced at $51,000 with a 75 kWh battery and $60,000 with a 100 kWh battery.
The Nio T5 is equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous front motor and asynchronous rear motor with a maximum total power output of 360 kW, peak torque of 700 Nm and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds. The basic version has a range of more than 700 km, while the older version offers a range of more than 1,000 km. Vehicle dimensions – 4790 x 1960 x 1499 mm, wheelbase is 2888 mm. The speaker system supports 7.1.4 sound format, has 23 speakers and supports Dolby Atmos technology.
Nio shipped 10,878 new vehicles in September 2022, according to Nio’s official figures. In the third quarter, Nio delivered 31,607 new vehicles, up 29.3% from last year. This quarter was a record quarter in the history of the company.
From January to September 2022, Nio shipped 82,434 new vehicles, up 24.2% from last year. So far, Nio has delivered a total of 249,504 new vehicles to customers.
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