The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is working with BMW, Daimler, Siemens, Continental Automotive and several other German firms in a research consortium to produce a new safe, lightweight, low-cost EV for mass-market introduction.
After yesterday’s story about BYD’s Qin plug-in hybrid, the Chinese carmaker is back in the news at the Beijing Motor Show to announce a joint venture with German marque Daimler. The two companies produced their first concept model under a new brand called Denza.
Farah reveals all the electric stars ahead of March auto show.
As a city-centre resident with no off-street parking and only a
slim chance of parking even within sight of my house, I’m not an ideal
candidate for EV ownership.
The chairman of Bosch Automotive Group has said that ‘the
future belongs to electric drive.’ But Dr. Bernd Bohr also said that the
current high cost of batteries and limited range means that the switch
to so-called ‘electromobility’ will take at least a decade.