Thursday, November 19, 2020

Izera, Polish EV, spotted on the highway

 “At the construction site of the Southern Bypass of Warsaw, a prototype of Polish electric car Izera hatchback appeared. The closed section of the S2 expressway was used as a film set for the material that will soon be shown on one of the online automotive information portals"
- wrote General Directorate for National Roads and Highways.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Milan Orders Another 100 Urbino 12 Electric Buses

 Following the framework agreement, Milan commissioned Solaris to deliver another batch, 100, of electric buses with a length of 12 meters. Together with the 40 Urbino electric already delivered, which ATM Milano purchased in 2019, this gives a total of 140 buses. Solaris will deliver the newly ordered 100 vehicles to the Italian city in the first half of 2021. After completing the entire contract, Milan will have 275 zero-emission Solaris buses. The first electric buses - 25 Urbino 12 electric - appeared in the metropolis in 2018 and 2019.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Warsaw Police Headquarters bought 6 KONA Electric squad cars

 The Warsaw Police Headquarters has received six fully electric Hyundai KONAs, expanding its fleet with emission-free vehicles that will soon begin service on the streets of the Old City in Warsaw.

KONA Electric vehicles are very popular with local administrations, not just police, in Poland. They could be found in Warsaw, Krakow and Poznan.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Electric bus for city and inter-city transport

 On October 20, 2020, Solaris, a Polish bus maker, introduced a completely new generation of the Urbino 15 LE model, created solely with zero-emission drivelines in mind.

The bus is certified and offered with specs characteristic for class I vehicles – as a city bus, and for class II vehicles – as a bus for inter-city transport.

The new battery solution allows to offer a drive range on a single charging which will fulfil expectations of municipal and inter-city carriers in any travel conditions. The first two pre-series vehicles will be fitted with 6 battery packs with a total capacity of over 470 kWh. Two will be roof-mounted, whereas four will be placed in the back of the bus. The bus was designed to operate in harsh winter conditions like in Scandinavia. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

GMC revealed its Hummer EV

 GMC has revealed its beautiful all electric Hummer, but, is it really the World's first all-electric "supertruck"? What about Tesla's Cybertruck?

Not-surprisingly the reservations for the Hummer EV Edition 1 at $112,600 are already full.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

This product may revolutionize the photovoltaic market

 Saule Technologies, a Polish company that creates flexible photovoltaic cells based on perovskite technology, presented energy-harvesting blinds that can define the future of hi-tech. The company intends to commercialize the solar blinds in cooperation with the company that will be selected in the tender.

The company, has already signed letters of intent for several hundred thousand square yards of light roof and façade structures based on perovskite cells.

The solar blinds presented by Saule Technologies can also cooperate with the weather station installed on the roofs. Thanks to the data updated on a regular basis, they automatically change their position in relation to the position of the sun to provide building users with thermal and visual comfort, regardless of the season. The system allows for integration with almost any Building Management System and fully fits into the trends of smart building or smart house. The slats can be adapted to the preferences of consumers, ranging from the material used, such as aluminum, wood, glass or plastics, through shape and width, to color. In addition, the solution protects the building against overheating or cooling, significantly reducing the operating costs of air conditioning and heating in all types of buildings.

Perovskite cells can generate energy from artificial light and, unlike silicon panels, are efficient even when the sun's rays fall at an angle other than 90 degrees. Thanks to this advantage over silicon cells, as well as the aforementioned very low weight, they can be installed even on vertical elements of the façade.

Wanting to take the next step on the way to the commercialization of solar blinds, we announce a tender for a partner with whom we will soon make this solution appear on the facades of office buildings, shopping centers, warehouses in Polish and other European cities.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

KIA will have a new hybrid plug-in, Sorento

 Kia Motors has unveiled the new Sorento as a Plug-in Hybrid, the flagship and globally sold SUV with an ultra-low-carbon powertrain.

The fourth-generation Sorento was constructed on a new platform that not only provides maximum interior space and functionality, but also space for additional components for a plug-in hybrid powertrain. In addition, thanks to the new Sorento Plug-in Hybrid platform, it offers both a spacious luggage compartment and as many as seven seats - similar to the rest of the engines in the Kia flagship SUV range.

The new Sorento Plug-in Hybrid will go on sale in selected markets in Europe in early 2021, with a 7-year warranty or up to 150,000 kilometers as standard.