NIO, Aulton & Geely : a look into China’s EV battery swapping “Big 3”

NIO is attracting worldwide attention for its battery swap technology, but there are other competitors arising from China. NIO, Aulton, Geely are the ‘Big 3’in this field from a EV leading country. Lei Xing, who is a Co-Host of the China EVs & More Podcast, also the former chief editor of ‘China Automotive Review’ gives you an insight to the latest situation.

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NIO, Aulton & Geely : a look into China’s EV battery swapping “Big 3”

Restricted power issues for Porsche Taycan at EV race series JEVRA

The Porsche Taycan’s appearance at the JEVRA (Japan Electric Vehicle Race Association) series on 8th August was eagerly anticipated. However, its suspicious absence from the later stages of the series highlighted issues with its restricted power mode, which could not be resolved by its owners “GULF RACING Taycan”.

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Restricted power issues for Porsche Taycan at EV race series JEVRA

Nidec Corporation’s business plan predicts EV dominance by 2025

Kyoto-based Nidec Corporation is a major supplier of electric motors to various industries, including a 80% global market share in hard disk drive (HDD) motors. In a recent announcement in April this year, they revealed an ambitious plan to vastly increase their supply capacity to the auto industry. In the article, we look at how their business plan sheds light on the predicted growth of EVs.

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Nidec Corporation’s business plan predicts EV dominance by 2025

The new Nissan ARIYA: an exclusive interview with Nissan Chief engineer Hikaru Nakajima

The EV ARIYA, Nissan’s new crossover Electric vehicle, was announced on the 15th of July. Besides a base price of 5 million yen ($47,000), there are few details available to the public, and deliveries will not start until the middle of 2021. Until then, several exciting new EVs from Nissan’s competitors (Honda e, DS 3 Crossback E-tense, Lexus UX-300e, Mazda MX-30) will be released. Is it worth waiting for the ARIYA?

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The new Nissan ARIYA: an exclusive interview with Nissan Chief engineer Hikaru Nakajima.

Do EVs release more emissions than ICE vehicles across their lifespan? – I examine the‘Well To Wheel’ analysis by Mazda

A ‘Well To Wheel’ (WtW) analysis allows us to compare the environmental impact of different vehicles. In short, it considers the total energy cost of a car, from digging oil in a well, to the manufacture of the vehicle, to the vehicle being driven until it is scrapped. In this article, I will examine a WtW argument put forward by automotive giant Mazda, regarding whether EVs are indeed better for the environment.

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Do EVs release more emissions than ICE vehicles across their lifespan? – I examine the‘Well To Wheel’ analysis by Mazda

How realistic is it to commercialize all-solid-state batteries for the EV market?

At the Tokyo Motor Show in 2017, Toyota announced that they would commericalize all-solid-state battery technology for EVs by early 2020s. Since then, all-solid-state batteries have been considered a crucial component in the evolution of the EV industry. However, can we rely upon this technology as much as Toyota claims? To answer this question, I interviewed Mr. Toru Amazutsumi, a specialist in the field of battery research.

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How realistic is it to commercialize all-solid-state batteries for the EV market?