Toshiba has announced a new type of lithium-ion battery which it says could provide an EV with almost 200 miles of range with a six-minute charge.
The technology company has implemented titanium niobium oxide into its cells, a new material which reportedly doubles the capacity of the battery anode. This results in extremely rapid charging which could ultimately eliminate any concerns about EVs being too slow to charge.
Nissan has updated its electric van with a bigger battery pack, giving it a 60 percent increase in driving range to an estimated total of 280km (174 miles).
The new battery pack has a 40kWh capacity but it retains the same dimensions with the previous battery so it doesn’t compromise the load space or payload of the new Nissan e-NV200.
When Nissan unveiled the 2018 Leaf many people where surprised the model would have a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery that provides an EPA-estimated range of just 150 miles (241 km).
The decision to use such a small battery enabled the automaker to price the model at $29,990 before incentives but it seemed like an odd choice considering its key rivals offer a significantly longer range. In particular, the entry-level Tesla Model 3 can travel up to 220 miles (354 km) on a single charge while the Chevrolet Bolt can go 238 miles (383 km).
How much do you value the third generation Toyota Supra? Enough to pay around £9,000 ($11,645) at an auction for a good example?
If so, then you should book a hotel room, and a flight, to The Warwickshire Exhibition Center, near Leamington, Spa, UK, for September 23, when this example will go under the hammer at ClassicCarAuctions.
Up until Nissan devised the still-related 350Z, it was the 300ZX that earned various honors from auto journalists worldwide.
While the underlying 300ZX (Z31) was impelled in 1983, this, the second-gen Z32 model was sold in the region of 1989 and 2000 in Japan, and in the region of 1990 and 1996 in the US.