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Deutsche Post DHL Streetscooter delivery van. Germany's post service also uses electric bicycles.

StreetScooter: One of Germany's Most Popular Electric Vehicles

Initially developed as an electric car, Germany's Deutsche Post, repurposed the Streetscooter into an all-purpose mail and parcel delivery van.

DHL may employ fewer personnel than either FedEx or UPS, but they also generate more revenue than either. A unit of Germany's national postal service - Deutsche Post - they have the financial wherewithal to not only experiment and imp...


Pipistrel Alpha Electro flight trainer will be built at new production facility near Nanjing, China

Pipistrel Goes to Asia

Slovenian aircraft company Pipistrel signs accord to build two of its aircraft outside Nanjing, China with sales destined for some eleven countries in the region, including China.

China isn't just the world's largest car market, it's a pretty good bet it could also be the world's largest airplane market, especially light airplanes. So, it makes sense that Ivo Boscarol, the founder and head of Pipistrel (Slovenian for "Bat") would partner up with Chinese entrepreneur and Danny Wu Hao to produce aircraft for the Chinese a...


Boeing Echo Voyager unmanned underwater vessel.

UEVs: The Submerged World of Underwater Electric Vehicles

They are one of the oldest forms of hybrid electric vehicles, and like their surface counterparts, the human is about to be relegated to the role of an observer or target.

It was 90 years ago that the US Navy proposed powering its new S-Class submarines using a system similar to what powers today's hybrid cars - the Prius and the Volt, for example - an internal combustion engine connected via a special transmission to a generator/motor combination. On the surface, diesel engines would turn the prop shaft and/o...


Volkswagen MOIA ride share electric shuttle prototype

Volkswagen Explores World of Shared Shuttles

VW isn't just counting on rolling out 80 all-electric models by 2025 to deal with the emerging electric vehicle revolution. It's also preparing for a shift away from car ownership through it MOIA startup.

It seats six and has a range of 300 km (186mi. per charge), which can be restored to 80 percent state of charge in just 30 minutes. It's Volkswagen's new all-electric shuttle, the wheels of its year-old ride-sharing shuttle service that includes a custom ride hailing App to schedule pickups and pay for travel.

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2018: The Year Electric Cars Come of Age

The Economist Deputy Editor explains why for the first time EV will compete in price and performance with petrol and diesel cars.

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2019 Los Angeles Auto Show

By Noel Adams

Noel Adams files this year's report from the Auto Show noting that "it is amazing to see how far we have come with plug-in vehicles since I started covering the show over a decade ago."

The LA Auto Show kicked off this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center and it is amazing to see how far we have come with plug-in vehicles since I started covering the show over a decade ago. Back then it was the occasional NEV, a few standard hybrids and perhaps a concept car or two.

Both GM and Ford have announced that they are ...




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Tesla Model 3 Aerodynamics Math Explained

By John Gilkison

How using three graphs of aerodynamic performance of Coefficient of drag body forms helped us outline the actual performance of a stock Tesla Model 3, a Model 3 with aero appliances to lower the drag to Cd = 0.179, and a ideal body form of Cd = 0.13. The actual range of modified Tesla Model 3 was an improvement from 310 miles to 370 miles

By John A Gilkison and Phil Knox

In November of 2019 we published a blog here at EV World titled “A Tesla Model 3 with 440 miles of range?” and last week I had to take the blog down when we discover substantive math error in the calculations. I also took the supporting videos for the blog that were linked to You Tube down also for the same reas...




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A lousy lithium industrialization project in Bolivia

By Juan Carlos Zuleta

A reply to a newspaper columnist in Bolivia on the lithium industrialization project carried out by the government. It also describes the weaknesses of the mixed company the government is planning to consolidate with a German firm that has neither the technical nor the financial capacity to undertake the challenge of lithium industrialization in one of the countries holding the most lithium resources on earth.

In a recent article, published in El Diario under the title "The race for lithium in the world," it is stated that "the country opted for the German company ACI Systems to install four lithium plants in Salar de Uyuni, with an investment of 1.328 billion dollars, which will be contributed by the two partners of the project in proportion of their pa...




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This is why I drive White Electric cars

By Jim Stack

Why does the color of your car matter? Why do we have great Electric cars with Battery Thermal Management and terrible electric cars with no battery Thermal Management?

I live in a HOT area like most of the Southern USA. We don't get any SNOW or ICE. We have plenty of Sunshine for Solar in all it forms. I also only own and drive WHITE cars. Here is why.

QUOTE= from Why airplanes are usually white. = The main reason for snow white planes? Thermal science. MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics professor R. John Han...




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