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The Eternal Cycle: Electric Taxis, Then And Now

As early as 1896, electric taxis were humming through the streets of London, the hummingbirds, as they were affectionately called by the inhabitants, did not smoke and did not leave dung on the asphalt. And they were also quiet.
The drivers could pay some dividends to the London Electric Cab Company, owner of most of these taxis. The basic model was from Bersey, with an American Lundell engine, and a patented battery changing system - the batteries slid out in their box with small wheels and a new box with fresh units slid back in. The E.P.S. lead batteries with 170 ampere hours lasted up to 80 kilometres. Of course there were problems, where not, and later gasoline-powered taxis were…
01 March 2020 / V. Christian Manz

The Vietnamese VinGroup Will Also Built Electric Vehicle

In June 2018 I published a news concerning a Vietnamese company that intends to enter the automobile market, Vinfast. And I said that surely in the…
06 May 2019

Major Anniversaries Of Electric Cars / Jubiläen Der Elektrofahrzeuge

Every year international newspapers and magazines publish reports about the different brands and models that will celebrate an anniversary ... but…
02 October 2018

Anniversaries Of Electric Cars / Jubiläum Der Elektrofahrzeuge

In the national newspapers, the typical reports starting a new year are concerning what brand and what car model will celebrate an anniversary in 2018…
14 January 2018

Electric Bus-System From Vectia - Elektrischer Linienbus Von Vectia

The Spanish company Vectia, subsidiary of the CAF Group, has developed its own fast charging system for buses, and the first line of these…
06 January 2018

Siemens Creates A Zero-emission EHighway In California

Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) are conducting a one-mile, zero-emission eHighway demonstration in Carson,…
11 November 2017

Siemens Builds EHighway In Germany

Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead contact line for electrified freight transport on a ten-kilometer…
16 August 2017

Uniti From Sweden, A New E-Mobility Concept

The Swedes want to re-invent the car, to be electric, and, after a successful crowdfunding campaign, the start-up Uniti has joined the multinational…
17 March 2017

Electric Taxi And Battery Changes

Fascinating this rapid change of batteries in the Eucort Taxi in Barcelona in 1943, as shown by this RTVE film. But they were not the first Spanish electric taxis between the civil war and postwar; and we also bring here two photos of a change of batteries back in 1906 - just as effective.
We…
03 January 2017 / V. Christian Manz

Rinspeed Presents Its Oasis Urban Car At CES And NAIAS

The visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht presents its urban concept Oasis at the most important American Fairs, the CES Las Vegas - exhibited in the Hard…
06 December 2016

First E-highway Opened In Sweden

The first e-Highway was opened in Sweden on a two kilometers stretch of the E16 north of Stockholm. A Siemens catenary system for trucks will be…
27 June 2016

Six Electric Irizar Buses For Marseille

The city of Marseille (France) has just inaugurated the first regular line for 100% electric buses. Six buses from the Irizar brand, model i2e, are…
13 June 2016

An Open Interface For Charging Electric Buses

European bus manufacturers Irizar, Solaris, VDL and Volvo have agreed to ensure the interoperability of electric buses with charging infrastructure…
15 March 2016

BelAZ 75710 World´s Largest Electric Dumper Truck

Guinness World Records crowned the truck BelAZ-75710 as the world´s largest two-axle dumper truck. One of these gigantic vehicles is able to…
02 September 2015
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