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.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Is this the end of the line for Toyota Prius?

The pioneer of hybrid cars - Toyota Prius - has lived to see its end. At least on the German market where this model can no longer be ordered. Only the PHEV version remains on offer. 

The end for Prius comes at a time when hybrids have began to sell much better on the German market. In June alone, around 20,000 cars with hybrid technology were sold there, which represents around 9% of the market share (excluding plug-in hybrids). However, the Prius did not take advantage of this hybrid trend.

The main reason for the lack of popularity is Toyota's high internal competition. With the 2019 market launch of the Corolla, the RAV4 and C-HR models, and the hybrid version of the Yaris, each was more popular than the Prius.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Polish e-cars are here, Izera SUV and Izera Hatchback

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Today was a presentation of the prototypes of the Polish electric car.

Two types of body were shown - hatchback and SUV.

President of Electromobility Poland, Piotr Zaremba, said that the project is ready from the business side. Just press the green button and everything will start happening.

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Since it is a new business venture, the Electromobility Poland also announce the brand name, Izera, after Izera Mountains.

Work on the car started in 2016. The car manufacturer was founded on the initiative of the PGE Polish Energy Group, Energa, Enea and Tauron. Each of these entities has a 25% stake in it. Torino Design studio, which previously cooperated with brands such as BMW and Ferrari, is responsible for the visual design. Four energy companies will also be the first users of the car. PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA, Energa SA, Enea SA and Tauron Polska Energia SA have already signed a letter of intent with EMP in this matter.

The price of the car was not announced yet but it seems that sice those four companies will buy the initial batch of cars we, the consumers, will not have to pay for testing it, and the price will reflect what the market will demand.

The car will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than eight seconds. Batteries in two capacities are planned to match the offered range (up to 400 km) to customer needs. It will be possible to charge both at home and at fast charging stations.

The production is scheduled for the third quarter on 2023.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Polish e-car is almost here

ELECTROMOBILITY POLAND is giving us teasers at how the Polish electric car will look like. 

Above is one of the design sketches by Torino Design studio. 

The full reveal on July 28th.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Sorento hybrid already in production

Kia began production of the new version of Sorento, hybrid. This is the first electrified power train that makes its debut in the flagship Kia SUV offered worldwide. The fourth generation Sorento is manufactured at the Hwasung plant in Korea.