Author: CarAndy

I bet Sony didn’t expect such an enthusiastic reaction from the CES visitors and Tech freaks. Form what I read most of them really want Sony to produce this car and I also think they should do it! The probably biggest endorsement is coming from Star Tech Youtuber Marques Brownlee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1T-VTFiUwc One reason why I think Sony might seriously consider producing the car is that they actually shared the specs like range and acceleration. If this car was only meant to show their sensor tech that wouldn’t have been needed.

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How far can these electric cars go before they die?! Carwow drove the Tesla Model 3, Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-Pace, Nissan Leaf, Kia e-Niro and Mercedes EQC across the UK to see how long they could last! Sure, the smart money is on the Tesla, with its claimed range of up to 348 miles – but can the manufacturer’s figures really be trusted? Will victory instead go to the sporty-feeling I-Pace, or the posher EQC? Or will the more affordable likes of the e-Niro and Leaf pull a major upset and make it the furthest? There’s only one way to…

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GM

Autonews reports: General Motors Co. will revive the Hummer name to sell a new family of electric pickups and SUVs and will tout the return with a Super Bowl ad featuring NBA star LeBron James The production will begin in 2021. GM will first launch the Humer pickup. If sales meet expectations they will give the definitive green light to the SUV Hummer.

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2019 was a graveyard year for many Chinese battery makers. Nikkei reports that the current price war wiped out half of the battery company makers because To add to the sector’s woes, automakers have been starting their own in-house battery production. Moreover, leading Japanese and South Korean battery makers — which have a cost and technological edge — have rushed to enter the Chinese market. As a result, the number of electric-vehicle battery makers in China halved by June last year from 200 three years ago. These and other headwinds are expected to intensify in 2020. Nikkei also claims that…

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BMW

There is a lot of talk about Solid State Batteries being the next big thing. But so far this is the wild west of technologies and nobody can tell if and when the new tech will be ready for mass production. The only thing we know for sure is that all big car companies have invested heavily into it. And this video explains you in a few minutes what’s going on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPcvLGl7Lms

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