Saturday, June 27, 2020

Polish electric car(s) to be revealed soon

In a month from now, on July 28, the Electro Mobility Poland (EMP) will reveal the prototypes of two electric cars - a hatchback and an SUV. 


Friday, June 19, 2020

Hyundai, EV of choice by police in Europe

An increasing number of police units and other uniformed services across Europe are introducing Hyundai electric vehicles into their fleets. To reduce air pollution in the city, the police choose zero-emission vehicles - electric (BEV) or hydrogen powered (FCEV). Long range, fuel economy, and in the case of fuel cell vehicles also short refueling times also contribute to the popularity of this type of vehicle among law enforcement agencies.

Kona Electric, Hyundai's best-selling electric SUV is a popular choice amongst police in countries such as Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and Poland.

In 2019, the city of Krakow started using 47 KONA Electric vehicles. These cars went to various municipal institutions, including the City Guard.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Poland: electric school buses program

National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management has announced that under the "Kangaroo" program it will allocate PLN 60 million ($15 million) to support rural communes in the purchase of electric school buses and charging infrastructure.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

City of Cracow (Krakow) orders 50 e-buses

On May 25 the Cracow public transport operator has signed a contract for the purchase of 50 (fifty) Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses. The new electric buses will expand the existing fleet of 400 Solaris vehicles of varying configurations, cruising the streets of Cracow - including 28 electric buses.

“Cracow has taken the fifth place in the contest “Green capital of Europe 2022”. One of the factors taken into consideration in that competition was ecological transport and its meaning for the environment. The new buses will service four bus lines running through the region of the city where the air pollution limits are exceeded the most,” stated Cracow mayor Jacek Majchrowski.

This year, Solaris will add a 15-meter (49 feet) Urbino version to the electric bus portfolio. Up until now, the “electric offer” of Solaris encompassed only city buses, the 15-meter version of the Urbino will also meet requirements of intercity transport.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Nicola Badger, the next step in electromobility revolution?

I am a little surprised that this truck is not on the top of the news, and it should. I am talking about Badger from Nicola Motor. It's a rare combination, or hybrid, half battery - half fuel cell electric vehicle with a range of 600 miles with some impressive stats.

0-60 MPH - 2.9 Seconds
Peak HP - 906
Continuous HP - 455
Peak Torque - 980 Ft. LBS
Range - 600 Miles

  • Battery - 300 Miles
  • Fuel Cell - 300 Miles

Hydrogen - 8 kg
Fuel Cell - 120 kW
Towing Capacity - 8,000 LBS

This company and their truck should definitely be on the watch list. It may also be a very attractive investment opportunity.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Nissan Leaf and Altima had a baby: Leaf-Nismo RC

The front looks like Altima. Source:Nissan USA

The Nissan Leaf Nismo RC is an electric car whose performance impresses even the most demanding drivers. The car has 322 horsepower and its maximum torque is 650 Nm. This specification allows the electric Nissan to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds. 

The car has two electric motors - one for each axle. Naturally, the vehicle's batteries were placed in the center so that the car is balanced as well as possible. In addition, thanks to the carbon fiber structure it weighs only 1220 kg.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Lucid Air Will Debut in April

Lucid Motors promises the details about the global reveal of a production model of the Lucid Air in New York this April. That's when they will release its production specifications, available configurations, and pricing information. The production of the Air sedan is slated to begin in late 2020, and the company is already taking $1,000 deposits. The base price is expected to be $60,000.