Today at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, nanoFLOWCELL introduced its QUANT e-Sportlimousine to the public for the first time, presenting the first ever auto with nanoFLOWCELL's powertrain technology and energy storage system, making it one of the most visually appealing research cars out there.
We've seen many electric motorcycles roll out over the years -- the Brammo Enertia back in 2007, for example, and the more recent Voxan Wattman -- and with every year comes improvements across the categories: efficiency, power, and technological capabilities. The latest entrant in the market is the Lito Sora, a modern bike with classic design elements and integrated tech.
There appears to be some confusion over the word "recall" when it comes to the current Model S Tesla vehicles out there in the wild, while the actual situation, instead, deals with a distribution of new power adapters and a software update. With a number of possible factors in play with the standard NEMA 14-50 power adapter such as "corrosion, physical damage to receptacles or inappropriate wiring/installation of electrical outlets", according to Tesla, they've done two things, neither of which are a recall of the entire vehicle.
Sekisui Chemical of Japan has taken the wraps off a new battery it has developed, a very thin lithium-ion offering described as being film-like and with a high capacity. The battery has been put through a variety of tests, and once brought to market could be used in a variety of different applications, among them being electric and hybrid cars and solar-powered homes.
Plugging in an EV to recharge while you're at work is commonplace for electric car drivers, but Nissan wants to take things the opposite way with its Leaf, with a "Vehicle-To-Building" system that can turn a small fleet of cars into a power source for business infrastructure. The feature, currently in early field testing, sees up to six of Nissan's Leaf - which it's now calling the best-selling electric vehicle in history - connected to a building's power distribution board, and able to feed energy back in when peak supply rates make traditional sources inefficient.
Volkswagen has announced that its latest electric car will be making its North American debut soon at the LA Motor Show. The e-Golf is the first fully electric VW car that will be offered in the US. Like other electric vehicles on the market in the US, the e-Golf will deliver everyday driving capability with no emissions.
The Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will be showing off its EMIRAI 2 concept car at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. The car is a continuation of the MEC's original EMIRAI first exhibited in December of 2011; it was notable for its extremely customizable dashboard display, biometrics capabilities, and sensor array. Two years later, it will likely include most of the same elements plus whatever else the company's been cooking up.
This week the folks at Tesla have shared their financial third quarter of the year results, centering on their star automobile: the Model S. This electric vehicle is now on the road with more than 19,000 drivers across 20 countries, and this quarter saw Tesla's largest delivery numbers in their relatively short history. Tesla also suggests that they're now producing 550 cars per week.
Tesla has been busy getting its SuperCharger stations in place, having announced various plans and ambitions related to them over the course of this year. There's good news for Model S owners located on the west coast, with Tesla SuperCharger stations now stretching all the way between Vancouver, Canada and San Diego, California in close enough increments that owners can go on a long road trip.