Heat generated in high-density automotive battery packs is often managed by connecting battery cells and/or modules to a heat sink via a thermal interface material (TIM). The TIMs promote heat conduction by displacing any air that resides within the large gaps and microscopic rough surfaces that exist between the substrates …read moreRead more
McLaren is set to launch 18 new cars by 2025, all utilizing at least a hybrid powertrain This past weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, McLaren confirmed their future 18-strong model lineup. Part of the Track 25 business plan, this massive model makeover will include 18 new cars, complete …read moreRead more
Porsche opened this month orders book for the Taycan (formerly Mission E) – its first electric car – and seems thrilled by the feedback. The Porsche Taycan, considered as a competitor to the Tesla Model S, is expected to be unveiled in 2019 with production scheduled for 2020, but customers …read moreRead more
HAGERTY: THIS DECADE’S ‘GREATEST CAR’ IS THE TESLA MODEL S If you’re a collector of classic cars, you’re probably familiar with Hagerty. Started in 1984, this industry leader protects over one million vehicles — insuring some of the world’s finest collector cars. With real-world expertise valuing the classics, Hagerty decided …read moreRead more
In Switzerland, it’s not just the Alpine meadows that are green: every corner of the country can be reached by public transport, solar panels are ubiquitous, and recycling programs are strong.
When it comes to automobiles however, it’s a different story. The Swiss love their cars every bit as much as …read more
The second-generation Nissan LEAF is second to none in Europe in terms of plug-in electric car sales, regardless of type (all-electric or plug-in hybrid). The Japanese manufacturer says that it sold in the first six months of 2018 more than 18,000 copies of the LEAF, which is more than Renault …read moreRead more
We review the fuel economy of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Lexus mulls hybrid systems for its F-series performance cars. Big oil refineries voice skepticism over electric cars. And the results are in from our latest Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Green Car Reports …read moreRead more
Williams Advanced Engineering has selected ZapGo, a spinout of Oxford University, to join a consortium working to develop next-generation battery systems for EVs (part of the UK government’s Faraday Battery Challenge).
ZapGo’s Carbon-Ion technology, based on carbon nanomaterials including graphene, is intended to combine the power density of supercapacitors and the …read more
Does Tesla paint suck? There’s definitely a whole lot of negativity surrounding just about every aspect of Tesla vehicles. Conversely, most Tesla owners absolutely love their cars, along with just about everything the company is about. Not to mention automotive reviewers are all over the map with regards to their …read moreRead more