Mercedes-Benz unveils latest Tesla Model X rival – the Generation EQ

September 30, 2016 by  
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It’s no secret that Mercedes-Benz is planning on expanding its electric car lineup beyond the current B-Class and Smart ForTwo. This week the automaker is giving the world a preview of its next-generation of electric cars with the debut of the Generation EQ concept at the Paris Motor Show . Just like BMW, Mercedes-Benz is going to create a sub-brand for its electric cars, which will be called “EQ,” which stands for “Electric Intelligence.” The Generation EQ concept previews an electric SUV that will go head-to-head with models like the Tesla Model X and upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron. It will then be followed by a range of electric cars that will all feature the EQ name with a third letter to signify its positioning in the lineup, like EQS and EQC. Even though there will be several new electric models, they will be based on the same modular platform that places the battery in the floor of the vehicle and an electric motor at one or both of the axles. Related: VW’s new electric car goes further and costs less than the Tesla 3 or Chevy Bolt The Generation EQ concept is powered by two electric motors that deliver a combined output of around 400 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Since there are two motors, the concept is essentially an all-wheel drive electric vehicle and Mercedes-Benz expects a 0-60 mph time of less than 5.0 seconds. The concept’s large 70 kWh lithium-ion battery will give it a driving range around 300 miles on a single charge. Beyond the electric powertrain , the Generation EQ concept also previews new technology on the inside that we may see in the not too distant future, like OLED displays in the steering wheel and a 24-inch high-definition wide-screen display that presents relevant information, such as speed, range, driving data or navigation and map details. The driver and passengers will also enjoy the four individual seats that provide a feeling of floating in space. The avant-garde seat upholstery features side bolsters that are covered in light-white leather, while perforations with a pixel rain look reveal a view of particles in rose gold. Speakers are also integrated into the head restraints, and TFT monitors for rear-seat entertainment are integrated into the front backrests. Mercedes-Benz hasn’t announced when the first EQ models will be introduced, but the first models are expected by the end of the decade. + Mercedes-Benz All images @ Mercedes-Benz

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Revolutionize your daily commute with the stylish and futuristic Spark e-bike

February 25, 2015 by  
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Canadian company Shocke bikes designed a new kind of electric bike that’s guaranteed to spice up your daily commute. Introducing the Shocke Spark , a stylish and sleek all-terrain electric bike that offers all the power, durability, and hi-tech gadgetry of high-end e-bikes for a fraction of the cost. Equipped with an easy-to-remove 36V 12AH lithium ion battery that provides up to 43.5 miles of juice, the 7-speed Spark helps riders stay safe with LED turn signal lights and can even project a laser illuminated bike path. Want one of your own? Head over to Shocke Bike’s Kickstarter to help bring Spark to production and learn more about its many other hi-tech features. + Spark Kickstarter The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycles , bikes , electric bicycle , electric bike , laser illuminated bike path , LED , lithium ion battery , reader submitted content , Shocke Bikes , Spark

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Tesla is Sucking Up the World’s Lithium Ion Battery Supply, Kick Starting Cell Production

September 4, 2013 by  
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Green Car Reports says that Tesla is on track to deploy more than 1.6 million kilowatt-hour worth of batteries in 21,000 cars this year, and so far the electric carmaker has already sold 14,000 of its all-electric Model S luxury sedans . With plans to double the sales of the Model S by 2015, Tesla could very easily gobble up the world’s supply of cylindrical “18650″ lithium-ion batteries, spurring manufacturers to ramp up the global production of power cells. Read the rest of Tesla is Sucking Up the World’s Lithium Ion Battery Supply, Kick Starting Cell Production Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy , batteries , carbon emissions , electric cars , electric vehicles , gas guzzlers , green transportation , lithium ion , Model E , model s , Model x , NISSAN , Nissan Leaf , panasonic , tesla        

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New Lithium Reserve Discovered in Wyoming Could Meet All US Demand

April 26, 2013 by  
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As the clean tech and electric vehicle industries grow, there is an ever greater demand for lithium – the key ingredient in the lithium-ion batteries used to store energy in EVs, laptop computers and a host of other devices. At present the US imports around 80 percent of its lithium, but the University of Wyoming’s Carbon Management Institute just discovered a massive reserve that could transform the US from a “significant lithium importer to an independent lithium producer.” Read the rest of New Lithium Reserve Discovered in Wyoming Could Meet All US Demand Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , carbon management institute , li batteries , li-ion , lithium , lithium batteries , lithium ion , lithium salt , natural resources , Rock Springs Uplift , unveristy of wyoming , wind energy , wyoming lithium        

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UID Architects’ Nest House is an Eco-Friendly Retreat for Three Women in a Japanese Forest

April 26, 2013 by  
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Forget the Housing Bubble – the Next Crisis May Be the Carbon Bubble

April 26, 2013 by  
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Bubbles are bad – how can we forget the internet bubble of the 90s or the recent subprime mortgage crisis ? Now it seems that we have gotten ourselves into a new bubble – and the consequences of ignoring it could be disastrous for the planet. A recent report by the  Carbon Tracker Initiative shows that companies invested 674 billion dollars last year in developing nonrenewable energy assets globally. Add that to the fact that fossil fuel reserves already exceed the carbon budget and you get an unsupportable surplus – aka a “bubble.” Read the rest of Forget the Housing Bubble – the Next Crisis May Be the Carbon Bubble Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energies , carbon bubble , coal demand , combating global warming , fossil fuel demand , fossil fuel supply , fossil fuel supply demand , global warming , oil demand , reducing carbon consumption , reducing emissions , reducing fossil fuels        

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Researchers Develop Safer Solid Electrolyte Lithium-Ion Batteries That Conduct Ions 1000 Times Faster

January 29, 2013 by  
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Most lithium-ion batteries rely on liquid electrolytes to conduct ions between a negatively charged anode and a positively charge cathode – however liquid electrolytes run into safety problems due to their flammability . Now a team of researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has developed a safer nano-structured solid electrolyte that is able to conduct ions 1,000 times faster than previous electrolytes of its kind. Read the rest of Researchers Develop Safer Solid Electrolyte Lithium-Ion Batteries That Conduct Ions 1000 Times Faster Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adam rondinone , anode , cathode , chengdu liang , electrolyte , journal of the american chemical society , lithium thiophosphate , litium ion battery , nanoscale , nanostructuring , oak ridge national laboratory , ornl

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Smog Continues to Blanket Beijing with Pollution Levels That Are Completely Off the Charts

January 29, 2013 by  
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Smog continues to cloak the city of Beijing with pollution levels that are off the charts. Officials warned residents not to leave their homes this week unless absolutely necessary as the toxic air reached levels that were beyond the range of the US embassy’s air quality index. Experts say that the pollution could linger until Thursday, raising concerns about the long-term consequences to the health residents living in the city. Read the rest of Smog Continues to Blanket Beijing with Pollution Levels That Are Completely Off the Charts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Beijing air pollution , beijing air quality , Beijing carbon emissions , Beijing China pollution levels , Beijing smog level , pollution levels in China

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German Scientists Develop Aerographite, Claim It To Be The Lightest Material In The World

July 19, 2012 by  
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Last year, researchers at the  University of California Irvine  developed a material that was as strong as metal yet 100 times lighter than Styrofoam—but now a team of German scientists claim to have bested them with aerographite, which weighs in at a mere 0.2 milligrams per cubic centimeter . The scientists, from  Kiel University (KU) and Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), claim that their porous carbon material is the lightest in the world . Read the rest of German Scientists Develop Aerographite, Claim It To Be The Lightest Material In The World Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aerographite , carbon nanotubes , carbon network , Hamburg University of Technology , lightest material in the world , lithium-ion batteries , university of kiel

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2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan is Officially Rated at 89 MPGe with a 265 Mile Range

June 21, 2012 by  
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Tomorrow is a big day for Tesla , with expectations high for the first deliveries of the all-new Tesla Model S sedan. We’ve now learned that the EPA has officially rated the Tesla Model S electric sedan at 89 MPGe with a range of 265 miles. Tesla originally estimated that the top version of the Tesla Model S would have a range of 300 miles with the 85 kWh battery pack. Read the rest of 2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan is Officially Rated at 89 MPGe with a 265 Mile Range Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , electric sedan , elon musk , epa , green car , green transportation , lithium ion , tesla , tesla model-s

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