news, products, community - cars21.com
is the industry platform for
electrified vehicle experts worldwide.

News >> Products news

news
A heat pump to boost efficiency and range for EVs

A heat pump to boost efficiency and range for EVs

25 January 2010
In Frankfurt last year Audi presented the first heat pump to appear in a EV in its e-tron concept model. With its second concept e-tron, presented at the Detroit Autoshow, Audi emphasised the superior efficiency heat ...
news
UPDATE: Read cars21.com on the go with our mobile APP

UPDATE: Read cars21.com on the go with our mobile APP

15 November 2011
cars21.com is proud to announce that it released this week its first mobile application on the App Store, giving readers the opportunity to keep up-to-date on the latest EV market activities wherever they are. Have a ...
news
A rush to wireless connection

A rush to wireless connection

27 October 2010
Wireless networks for electric vehicles. General Motors, Toyota and Ford managers agree on the need to set interoperability standards and are all very interested in the technology.
news
Transformed Audi drives 600 km on one charge!

Transformed Audi drives 600 km on one charge!

3 November 2010
It is an amazing success for DBM Energy and Lekker Energy who transformed an Audi A2 into an electric vehicle that was able to travel 600 kilometres without recharging at an average speed of 89km/h. Thus, already reac...
news
Charge your EV as easily as your toothbrush

Charge your EV as easily as your toothbrush

16 August 2011
Charging an electric vehicle (EV) is considering different options: overnight at home with low-power source, at fast-charging stations in the public space, but also, less predictable, just by parking on a special spot...
news
PlugSurfing joins cars21.com to showcase dynamic EV charg...

PlugSurfing joins cars21.com to showcase dynamic EV charg...

14 May 2012
PlugSurfing – the social EV charging network – has launched a widget which since April 2012 is showing dynamic, real-time data for half of the 16,000 charging points displayed, including the UK Government&...
news
MINI gets electric power up

MINI gets electric power up

26 November 2008
At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW has revealed the MINI E, a zero-emission, two-seat version of its famous hatchback. The all-electric version will be leased to 500 Americans and Germans as part of a one-year trial.
news
Visteon features hybrid AC compressor at Paris Motor Show

Visteon features hybrid AC compressor at Paris Motor Show

14 October 2008
The leading global automotive supplier is presenting a new electrically-driven air conditioning compressor in a BMW 7-series mild hybrid at the Paris Motor Show. A second design allows for the use of th...
news
The much-awaited Tesla Model S sedan unveiled

The much-awaited Tesla Model S sedan unveiled

27 March 2009
Tesla Motors presented its second EV model designed and ready for mass production, on 26 March. After proving technological know-how with its Roadster sports car, Tesla is now offering an EV model more accessible to t...
news
Obrist Technologies: Thermal Management & Battery Coo...

Obrist Technologies: Thermal Management & Battery Coo...

1 June 2009
Newly founded Obrist Technologies can build on more than a decade of engineering expertise in vehicle thermal management and components development for cooling and heating solutions. As a Gold Partner of cars21.com, i...
news
Bitrode - Battery Charging and Test Systems

Bitrode - Battery Charging and Test Systems

3 December 2009
The US-based company is joining cars21.com as a new Silver Partner to present its expertise in cell, module, and pack testing - especially for the EV market and advanced chemistries. State-of-the-art technologies comb...
news
Plug less electric cars

Plug less electric cars

28 December 2009
US design and engineering company, Evatran, develops technology that will allow for EV’s to recharge wirelessly. The company has partnered with Syncroness to help commercialize “plugless-power”
news
Bitrode adds EV/HEV Battery Module Test System

Bitrode adds EV/HEV Battery Module Test System

23 December 2009
The American battery formation and test equipment manufacturer is showcasing its Model FTV. The high performance FTV system is the ideal solution for demanding electric and hybrid electric vehicle battery testing and ...
news
A car body powering the electric motor

A car body powering the electric motor

15 February 2010
A research alliance between Imperial College London and European partners is working on a prototype of multifunctional structural composite material that would boost up the energy storage capacity of electric vehicles...
news
Fisker's Aluminium Space Frame and the future

Fisker's Aluminium Space Frame and the future

9 March 2010
In Geneva the premium carmaker Fisker is showcasing its aluminium space frame for the Karma model for the first time. It incorporates new levels of rigidity and strength to the PHEV that will come to the market early ...