James Ayre, Author at EV Obsession

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2nd Daimler Battery Factory In Kamenz On Solid Ground Now

The foundation for the second ACCUMOTIVE (a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler) battery factory in Kamenz, Germany, has now been laid, according to new press release. The under-construction €500 million lithium-ion battery pack production facility has reportedly been designed to be CO2-neutral and will be relying on electricity from a power + heat production facility […]

May 24th

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Vs Hyundai Ioniq PHEV: A Road Trip Comparison (Video)

One of the main reasons that many car buyers have been reluctant to buy all-electric vehicles is quite simple — traveling long distances in one is generally quite time consuming and inconvenient. This is mostly owing to the dearth of electric vehicle superfast-charging stations and the low range of many of the offerings out there now.

May 22nd

Tesla Model Y To Use Different Platform Than Model 3, With 95% Reduction In Wiring (As Compared To Model 3)

The Tesla Model Y crossover will be built on a different platform than the Model 3, despite earlier comments from CEO Elon Musk that seemed to indicate otherwise … going by recent comments from Musk made on the Q1 2017 earnings call. Is this the Model Y under wraps? Perhaps more interestingly, though, Musk also […]

May 6th

Large Investor Group Requests Tesla Add Board Members Independent Of CEO Elon Musk

In a bid to increase the diversity of opinions on Tesla’s board of directors, 5 large institutional investors — amongst which are the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (Calstrs), the CtW Investment Group, and the Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds — have signed a letter recently sent to Tesla director Antonio Gracias requesting that the […]

April 18th

Bollinger Motors Unveils Chassis For Electric Sport Utility Truck

The electric truck startup Bollinger Motors has now revealed some basic information (and images) of the chassis structure that will be used for its all-electric sport utility truck, a few months ahead of the planned unveiling of the truck in New York (sometime this summer). The chassis to be used is apparently made entirely of […]

April 13th

Audi Labor Leaders Representing 43,000 Workers Demand Audi Management Assign Production Of An All-Electric Model To Main Plant

Audi labor leaders are demanding that management assign production of at least one all-electric model to the brand’s main production facility in Germany (Ingolstadt). The labor leaders are reportedly worried that they might lose market share and work as electric vehicles become more popular over the coming years. To explain the situation a bit better […]

March 31st