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Honda Power Manager Concept plugs EVs into smart electricity grid

The Honda Power Manager Concept made its debut alongside the well received Urban EV Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show. Described by its maker as a "fully-integrated energy transfer system”, the Power Manager Concept is designed to regulate the flow of electricity between a home or office, and the rest of the electricity grid...

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2018 Nissan Leaf revealed
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2018 Nissan Leaf revealed

The all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf electric hatch has been revealed in Japan today, at a giant tech-centric gala event inside the old Tokyo motor show venue. See the full article here.


2018 Nissan Leaf: Volume sales still a hard road
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2018 Nissan Leaf: Volume sales still a hard road

The new 2018 Nissan Leaf was styled to attract a wider audience, packed with a bigger battery to wipe out range anxiety, and blessed with a chassis design that the company reckons will make it a more exciting drive. Good start. But, Nissan admits there are still two significant hurdles to increasing sales: infrastructure and incentives...


2018 Nissan Leaf revealed
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2018 Nissan Leaf revealed

The all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf electric hatch has been revealed in Japan today, at a giant tech-centric gala event inside the old Tokyo motor show venue. The Leaf's unveiling brings only limited surprises, having already been partly revealed and detailed through the usual media leaks...


German car makers must challenge Tesla, says senior political figure
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German car makers must challenge Tesla, says senior political figure

German car manufacturers have been put on notice by a senior political figure who is urging the country’s auto industry to challenge Tesla in the field of electric vehicles. Speaking at a public forum in Berlin on the weekend, Peter Altmaier, who is German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff, said he was disappointed no car manufacturer had come close to matching Tesla’s electric vehicle performance parameters...


Audi working on panoramic roof with built-in solar cells
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Audi working on panoramic roof with built-in solar cells

Audi and Alta Devices are working on thin film solar cells that can be embedded into a panoramic roof and used to power various in-car functions. Energy generated by the solar cells would be fed into the car's electrical system, and could be used to drive various amenities, such as the air conditioning system or seat heaters...


Bosch says synthetic carbon neutral fuels could save the internal combustion engine
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Bosch says synthetic carbon neutral fuels could save the internal combustion engine

A new study from Bosch advocates the use of synthetic fuels as a means of making internal combustion engines carbon neutral and extending their lifespan well into a more environmentally friendly future. According to Bosch, the optimal type of synthetic fuel would be made with hydrogen extracted from water, and carbon captured the air or recycled from industrial sources...