MINI E-CLASSIC shows us how the past can be green, exciting news for dynamic inductive charging technology teases us about the future, as well as the autonomous RoboRide service in Seoul. These and many other news about electric vehicles are available below.
Toys 4 Boys – Restomods & EV Upgrades
“Toys 4 Boys has its debut today at Top Marques (Monaco, June 9-12) presenting a preview of the model that will be released from the factory in the summer and start full production in September. The newly created brand Aznom Automotive ‘Toys 4 Boys’ wants to launch small series of cars, unique in its design philosophy, technical solutions, sophistication and style. The Toys 4 Boys will therefore focus on ‘restomod’ and special upgrades to existing vehicles.
“The Toys 4 Boys debuts with a‘ gem ’called the Mini E-Classic, a model that is leading the Italian elite manufacturer to the all-electric vehicle market. This model represents a bridge between the cult past of the Mini Cooper and the ‘green’ of modern electric cars thanks to the donor Mini Mk5, fully converted into an electric vehicle thanks to the Retrofit 45 KW system and ILIfePo 14 kWh – DM219 batteries. With this setting, Toys 4 Boys electric Mini Cars can have a range of 140 km, which is more than enough for city trips and short trips. ”
“The E-Classic configuration, inspired by the historic 1960s rally car, features Alcantara leather and 3 different ‘eco-normal-sport’ driving settings. Another version called the Cote d’Azur will be presented in the future. Based on the ‘british open’ with a fully opening roof, it offers a more modern aesthetic, clearly inspired by the French Riviera.
“The exterior will boast a‘ Tiffany ’turquoise color, while the interior will be leather and fabric interior. In ‘Cotè D’azur’ the available modes are ‘eco-normal’.
“Both models will mount LED lights and digital instruments.”
“The electrification kit is compatible with all Mini cars manufactured from 1982 onwards… but keep in mind that the Aznom system is not only suitable for Mini cars, but will be developed for installation on many other vintage and classic cars.”
Volkswagen offers an additional version with all-wheel drive for ID.4
“Thanks to a second electric motor on the front axle, the new more powerful variant of the Pro model transmits its power to the road with an all-wheel drive system. “With ID.4 Pro 4MOTION, we meet the wishes of customers and the demand for an additional model with an all-wheel drive system. It is placed right between the efficient and comfortable ID.4 rear-wheel drive model and the sporty ID.4 GTX 4MOTION flagship model, ‘explains Silke Bagschik, Head of Sales and Marketing for ID. family. ”
“The all-wheel drive technology in ID.4 Pro 4MOTION improves traction and therefore enables even better driving dynamics. The new model with all-wheel drive with two engines is also a powerful towing vehicle and is therefore a reliable partner for towing smaller transport or boat trailers. Thanks to the all-wheel drive system, the maximum weight of the ID.4 Pro 4MOTION trailer has been increased by 200 kilograms to 1,400 kilograms for a slope of 8% (braking) compared to the classic Pro Performance version. ”
Electrical performance: ŠKODA tops trophy list at EcoCar Electrified Top 50 award for 2022.
“The ŠKODA electric iV range has won an exceptional number of titles at the annual EcoCar Electrified Top 50 awards. The brand was named best in class in no less than six categories. Three models have appeared on the overall list of the 10 best new cars on sale today, and the brand’s leading electric car, the ENYAQ iV, has been named Car of the Year 2022. ”
“Apart from winning the top title, the ENYAQ iV was also named the best electric car of 2022 and the best electric mid-size SUV – further proving its wide appeal among electric vehicle buyers. Commenting on the ENYAQ iV clean award assessment, Ian Robertson, editor and publisher Diesel & EcoCar Magazine He said: ‘ŠKODA has once again managed to use its design and engineering genius to create a model that is greater than the sum of its parts. If you want to switch to pure electric, there is no better or more reasonable way than this year’s 2022 electrified car. ”
Polestar begins delivering 65,000 electric vehicles in partnership with Hertz
Gothenburg, Sweden – Polestar, a Swedish performance electric car maker, has begun shipping new Polestar 2 electric cars to Hertz as part of an agreement announced in April 2022 that Polestar will supply global car rental giant with 65,000 cars in the next five years. years.
“The partnership between Polestar and Hertz is one of the largest individual orders for electric cars ever made. The start of deliveries marks the operational capability of Polestar as a relatively mature brand in a space that is heavily populated by early-stage beginners. ”
NEW CAR goes TikTok: Volkswagen Group debuts on video platform for digital natives
“Starting now, the transformation of Volkswagen into a technology company will be followed by the TikTok channel called ‘newauto’ – the name of the Group’s strategy. This is the first appearance of the Volkswagen Group on a modern video platform. Creative and entertaining videos on the channel explain the historical transformation towards the world of mobility of the future, which Volkswagen is pushing forward with its NEW AUTO strategy.
“Arena del Futuro” demonstrates the ability of dynamic inductive charging technology for electric vehicles
– Amsterdam – After months of testing at the Arena del Futuro, Stellantis, together with its project partners, today demonstrated in Chiara, Italy, the ability of Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer (DWPT) technology to wirelessly charge electric vehicles (EVs) while traveling separately. equipped, dedicated lanes.
“DWPT is a system of windings placed under the asphalt that transmits energy directly to cars, trucks and buses without the need to stop at charging stations to charge the battery. The technology can be adapted for all vehicles equipped with a special ‘receiver’ that transmits energy coming from the road infrastructure directly to the electric motor, extending the range while maintaining the vehicle’s battery charge. “
“The pilot project of Stellantis and all partners involved is coordinated by A35 Brebemi, a company owned by global transport infrastructure operator Aleatica that focuses on sustainable and innovative mobility solutions.”
Paris (France) / Koningshooikt (Belgium) – Van Hool, a Belgian manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, presented its first edition of a completely new series of buses with 100% zero emissions on the first day of Euro Mobility Expo 2022, the international public transport fair . The Van Hool A12 Battery Electric is the first vehicle in a completely new range of buses in four different lengths (12 m, 13 m, 18 m and 24 m) equipped with exclusively zero-emission powertrains: battery electric, fuel cells (hydrogen) and trolleys. With this new A line, the company builds on the knowledge and experience it has gained in the field of environmentally friendly buses for public urban and regional transport. Van Hool is ready to respond to the growing demand of public transport companies that focus on “greening” their fleets. Even before the official announcement of the new A-Series, Van Hool had 13 book orders, for a total of 162 buses. ”
Nano One and Rio Tinto announce a strategic partnership and an investment of 10 million US dollars
“Nano One® Materials Corp. (‘Nano One’ or ‘Company’), an innovator of clean technology in battery materials, and Rio Tinto, a leading global mining and metals group, have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership to supply iron and lithium products, cooperation and investment from $ 10 million in Nano One. This partnership and funding will accelerate Nano One’s multi-cathode commercialization strategy (multi-CAM) and support the production of active cathode materials (CAM) in Canada for a cleaner and more efficient battery supply chain for the North American and overseas markets. ”
A research team led by Volkswagen is recycling batteries several times for the first time
“Michael Kellner, Parliamentary Secretary of State: ‘European battery production can only be successful if it focuses on sustainability in as many areas as possible. Sustainable batteries are key to an energy and transport transition driven by high environmental and social standards. ‘
Sebastian Wolf, Chief Operating Officer of Battery Cell at Volkswagen AG, explained: ‘The recycling of batteries and production waste makes a decisive contribution to ensuring the supply of raw materials for our planned factories. The HVBatCycle project is preparing a holistic view of recycling processes, and thus the implementation of a closed loop of battery materials. ‘”
Hyundai Motor Group to pilot RoboRide autonomous car service in Seoul’s busy Gangnam district
“Hyundai Motor Group (Group) announced today that it will pilot the RoboRide car transport service in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea, using IONIQ 5 battery (BEV) electric vehicles with Level 4 autonomous driving technology developed in-house. The RoboRide pilot will be the first autonomous car service to operate in Gangnam, one of the busiest areas in metropolitan Seoul. ”
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