Electric cars


Luxury brand have been trouble with the strange sore… Tesla!

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  I must say first of all that: the electric car fascinates me, I like its way to move without vibrations and with little noise. The electric engine seems to me elegant, with its round components which just rotate, almost without tremors. The efficiency is a byproduct of this elegance, with its 85/90% outclasses any internal combustion engine for automotive applications and it is comparable only...

Electric hybrid vehicles and their consumptions

auto ibride
  For all of us, the electric hybrid vehicles and the electric pure ones by now mean reduction in consumption and therefore less CO2 emissions and more environmental protection, even if there are conflicting opinions because of the damages caused from the extraction of metals needed to build electric motors (see the post ‘Interview to professor Ivan Maio of the Polytechnic in Turin‘). Electric...

9th survey by AS. EV car registrations are still very low, why?

electric vehicles
  EV car registrations are still very low, why? 91 votes: Is the Automotive Professional tired because of the warm? A topic that has been already dealt with … or is it uninteresting? Who knows! But the fact remains that the votes, deliberately collected among a large set of selections in order to have opinions and ideas from different points of view, finally can be categorized only in 3...

Pure electric vehicles and the heat/electric hybrid ones

auto elettriche
  More and more frequently we attend the launch of new pure and hybrid electric cars or heat/electric ones, so it comes naturally to wonder: what is the differences of the product they offer and for what types of use? To better understand the products offered and their characteristics, I asked a friend and true expert on the subject for help, Ing. Roberto Barbiero, a career dedicated to car design...

The electric cars in EU in 2014: it was established their failure

Electric Cars
  This “European” post is originated from some considerations after more years of incentives and more millions of euro thrown away because of the electric. Here, for ex., are the italian data (this blog was born in Italy): 1,104 sales of EV cars, in 2014, of which 246 sold to private (UNRAE data). Essentially in Italy the 0,08% of the auto market, in 2014, represents electric cars, while...

Interview with Prof. Ivan Maio (Politecnico di Torino – Italy)

Ivan A. Maio
  Date of interview: September, 26 2014 Professional profile: Ivan Maio is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the department of Electronics and telecommunications at the Polytechnic of Turin. He conducts research in the areas of circuit theory, signal integrity and electromagnetic compatibility. Always passionate about sports cars. The international scenario about the car fleet foresees an...

Electric Cars, the BMW i3 “case”: when the materials count

BMW i3
  Will be the definitive turning point for the electric cars? Hard to believe. What the BMW i3 brings with vehemence to the forefront of the market is, however, a concept of frame optimization result of specific needs and constraints that the electrical architecture imposes. Some considerations can not pass in the background, especially when you put on the scales important elements. It is the...

There is newness and newness: but what if we were talking about technology and contents?

tecnica e contenuti
  «That’s nice, a new model of car!» Given that the time is far distant from those in which a new four-wheels product aroused emotions, today one wonders what the industry intends for “new product”. The innovation has evolved over the years through really useful devices, from ABS to the Common-Rail, from ESP to robotized gearboxes. In short, real progress in the field of technology...

Interview with Jacques Bousquet President of Renault Italia – 2^nd part

Bousquet
  … the first part! Speaking of electric cars, what is your opinion of the EC 2011 White Paper and of the studies conducted in the US, by Exxon and by Toyota itself, according to which a significant market is only possible after 2020? Don’t you think Renault’s anticipating the times is counterproductive? And if you don’t, why not? I don’t think so because a significant market for...

Interview with Sergio Solero, Sales Director of BMW Italy – 1^st Part

Sergio Solero
  Interview Date: July 31, 2012 Professional Profile: Sergio Solero Notes: Interview by Pietro Montagna Among its many commitments, in Italy and abroad, we were able to reach Dr. Sergio Solero, Sales Director of BMW and Mini cars in Italy. The replies received worth the long wait, thanks to the right perception of the spirit of our blog by Dr. Solero. Starting from this premise we wish you a good...

The car according to Google

car according
   The driver? … It’s an optional! How do you create something really new in the automotive field? The answer is: think different! It is what ​​the brilliant creators of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, made getting to an original and hardly debatable conclusion: the limit of the car we know is connected to the limits of the driver! The driving experience, the psychophysical state...

Interview to Marco Saltalamacchia

Saltalamacchia
  Interview Date: March, 14th 2012. Professional Profile: Marco Saltalamacchia Remarks: Interview carried by  Pietro Montagna   I have asked Mr. Marco SALTALAMACCHIA (former Senior Vice President of BMW Sales & CEO of BMW Italy SpA) some thoughts about the future of our sector. Good Morning Mr. Saltalamacchia, the current crisis of the European Automotive Market triggered a huge brainstorming...

Hybrid Ideas …

Hybrid
  Hybrid Ideas … If automotive experts would stop saying stupid things about more or less electric vehicles, the world would be a better place. There is a whole variegated bunch of stupidities out there. Some are functional to elegant and content deprived ads and commercials. Well, to be honest, in this case we are dealing with plain lies. Others are technologically flavoured, sound highly innovative,...

Green Car Korea Motor Show 2011

Corea
  Between the 28th and the 30th of September 2011 the “GREEN CAR GLOBAL VENTURE FORUM” took place in Kimdaejung Convention Center over Gwangju (the sixth biggest metropolitan city in Korea) placed in South of Korea. Automotive Space was sitting there as spectator too! First staged in 2010, this event is the largest auto show relevant to Green Car in Korea. The intended mission is to gather...

Internet car sales: who know nothing, speaks. Who know things, silents…

Internetcar
  We are used to the bombastic communication with which OEM and NSC floods the media when launching new industrial plans, programs, products or processes. Remember Saturn? The Opel Difference? The ‘new deal’ of the electric car? The new sales processes at FGA? Even in these days with ‘blasts of trumpets and drum rolls’, the spokesmen of Renault Italy informs the European...

The electric innovation: the voice of distrust

Innovation
  After the article on the test of Tesla Roadster: “Tesla Roadester: the electrical solution!” the criticisms forwarded privately surpassed public. Comments are welcome in any case because are made politely and with arguments of value that help us to better assess the facts. Before going on I state that what I wrote about the test is exactly what I think, without any kind of conditioning. The...

Tesla Roadster: the electrical solution!

Tesla
  Being professionally involved with innovation I couldn’t remain indifferent to the events of Tesla, intrigued by this Californian start-up created by a serial innovator as Elon Musk. The promotional road show, having Rome as one of its scheduled stops, was an opportunity I couldn’t miss and after some contacts by email I got in touch with Roberto Toro, Communications Manager Europe, who...

Full of electrons and go!

Full
  What will be the futuristic propulsive solution for private transportation? It is hard to say which one will prevail. The hybrid or pure electric perhaps, well aware of the current benefits and limitations of those innovative systems. Beyond this, however, I believe that innovation must include an alternative to the traditional concept of car overcoming the paradox of more or less comfortable...

“After Market” Electric Cars

After Market
  Sunday, May 22, at the fair Terrafutura was held in Florence an interesting workshop on sustainable mobility organized by the no-profit organization Energoclub represented by Professor Gianfranco Padovan. During the event the main issues of context were addressed: Air pollution Recharging infrastructure Security Electric traction The environmental crisis in urban areas, clearly illustrated...
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