What’s happening in EV? 26 May 2020

Volvo Limits Speed To 180 Km/h - Side Effect Is Positive For EVs

Volvo recently announced that all new models are now limited to a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph) to reduce serious injuries and fatalities in accidents. Some might perceive it as a quite controversial move, but it could be a good move to encourage EV adoption and bring performance on par with ICE cars. EVs will have the advantage of similar top speeds as ICE cars, but with much better initial acceleration.

Police Cars Goes Electric — Hyundai Kona EV Popular with Police Fleets Around Europe

Hyundai’s best-selling all-electric Kona EV is a particularly popular choice for police forces in countries like Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom. There may be no more popular EV for police forces in Europe.

Cyclists charge Tesla Model X with human power

A group of cyclists managed to charge a Tesla Model X electric SUV with their own power. Even though the cyclists added only about 2km in 20 mins, it is a great showcase of how many options electric vehicles have compared to their ICE counterparts.

Tesla files to sell new Model 3 with cheaper lithium iron phosphate batteries

Tesla has filed with the Chinese government for approval to sell a new version of the Model 3 with cheaper lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries.

Early on, Tesla adopted its own version of the energy dense NCA battery cell for its electric vehicles, which went against most of the industry who uses NCM cells.

During the pandemic, European consumers are getting paid to use electricity

How would you like free power for your EV? That is becoming the new alternative reality in Europe where grid electricity prices are going negative during the pandemic. The upside-down situation follows a recent period of oil prices falling below zero.

Massive electric oil tankers are coming

A group of large Japanese companies has come together to launch a consortium that will build the infrastructure to develop and launch large electric vessels, like oil tankers.

Oil tankers and cargo ships are some of the biggest and most polluting vehicles on the planet.