Chasing the perfect electric vehicle battery

Chasing the perfect electric vehicle battery

Falling EV battery prices are a key factor in their growing popularity worldwide, but what goes into that cost? Is the dollar value all we should be looking at? Today on the JET Charge blog we examine the web of factors that go into battery tech, how they’re affecting the price and the performance of EVs today, and what’s next as li-ion technology is perfected and eclipsed.

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If snowmobiles can go electric, anything can

If snowmobiles can go electric, anything can

Taiga Motors have cemented their place as Canada’s powersport pioneers with the reveal of the TS3 electric snowmobile range. They’ll be the first production e-snowmobiles available worldwide when they launch in 2020. We investigate what makes this such an achievement and why it proves that electrification is inevitable.

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Solar powered electric vehicles are coming

Solar powered electric vehicles are coming

Dutch solar carmakers Lightyear have revealed their debut production EV and opened reservations for a 2021 release. With 725 km of range and 5 m2 of solar panels, the Lightyear One is already making waves in the EV space. Meanwhile, Munich-based Sono Motors have unveiled their own design for a solar vehicle, the Sion, slated to be the first of its kind mass-produced worldwide. Could solar be the future for EV tech?

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Can electric scooter rental work in Australia?

Can electric scooter rental work in Australia?

Rent-by-the-minute electric scooters have taken over swathes of North America & Europe, and since November last year they’ve been a fixture in Brisbane. But will tough laws and irresponsible riders spell the end for them before they’ve really arrived? We look at the logistics, the liabilities and the legislation to see if Lime or their competitors can make e-scooters work in Australia.

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Predictions and promises for the 2020 Tesla Roadster

Predictions and promises for the 2020 Tesla Roadster

Elon Musk has been dropping hints about the 2020 Roadster since 2017, constantly baiting us with stats that would blow today’s electric vehicles out of the water. We sift through the tweets and the hearsay to see exactly what’s being promised and how it compares to the best combustion has to offer.

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EVs at the Nurburgring

EVs at the Nurburgring

Germany’s Nürburgring racecourse is the de facto global proving ground for vehicle performance. Electric vehicles have proven they have the acceleration and the power to set records, so why haven’t they taken the lead on the world’s most (in)famous track? We’ve combed through the lap times, the specs, and the commentary to find out.

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