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10 electric cars getting in gear at Geneva Motor Show 2019

Post by 93Regina » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:47 pm

The Geneva Motor Show kicked off yesterday and this year it's all about electrification, as impending EU emission laws force automotive brands to gear their efforts towards more eco-friendly, electric cars.

The 89th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show is on show at the Palexpo exhibition and trade centre in Le Grand-Saconnex until 17 March
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Polestar 2 by Polestar

Dubbed a rival to Tesla Model 3, Polestar's latest car is a fully-electric, five-door fastback coupé, and comes at a lower price than the company's previous model, with prices starting at €40,000.
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Battista by Pininfarina

Billed as the most powerful road-legal car to ever be designed and built in Italy, the Battista is a sleek fully-electric hypercar that can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under two seconds.

The $2.6 million car uses four electric motors, one for each wheel, to create a total power output of 1,400kW, the equivalent of 1,900 horsepower



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Re: 10 electric cars getting in gear at Geneva Motor Show 2019

Post by oragex » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:53 pm

93Regina wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:47 pm
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Battista by Pininfarina

Billed as the most powerful road-legal car to ever be designed and built in Italy, the Battista is a sleek fully-electric hypercar that can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under two seconds.

The $2.6 million car uses four electric motors, one for each wheel, to create a total power output of 1,400kW, the equivalent of 1,900 horsepower

0-60 in 2sec is already pulling 1.4G, faster than an F1 car (2.5s)


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Re: 10 electric cars getting in gear at Geneva Motor Show 2019

Post by 93Regina » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:02 pm

oragex wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:53 pm
0-60 in 2sec is already pulling 1.4G, faster than an F1 car (2.5s)



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Re: 10 electric cars getting in gear at Geneva Motor Show 2019

Post by 93Regina » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:10 pm

oragex wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:53 pm
0-60 in 2sec ...
Even at 5 seconds, that's still a fast ride....problem with that much torque applied is spin-outs...I've been there before, years ago, with 400hp gas powered engines. It happens quickly, and most all John Doe drivers can't deal with it when a vehicle's vector changes off the line.

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Re: 10 electric cars getting in gear at Geneva Motor Show 2019

Post by mrbrian200 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:16 am

Friend of mine was traveling through Europe on his way back to the states last week had a long layover/connecting flight through Zurich - long enough to pop over the Geneva Auto Show for a couple hours.
The Polestar 2 was on display, he was impressed by it. He also noted it had about the largest crowd hanging around/looking at it of just about anything else at the entire show.

Unfortunately pictures he took were concept vehicles and 3-wheelers for the European market (he's always been one to fixate on things he can't have), so the Polestar 2, which he could conceivably buy for real didn't make it onto his flash card/pictures...

I've noticed anytime he goes back to visit his family he gets a car rental of some model that you can't buy in the states then makes some big fuss to tell everyone about it when he gets back home. This time he rented European modern equivalent of a Ford Festiva (Shoebox with a 1.x liter turbo). And for some reason felt the need to ramble on about it for half an hour after I picked him up at the airport...
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Re: 10 electric cars getting in gear at Geneva Motor Show 2019

Post by 93Regina » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:11 am

mrbrian200 wrote: ↑
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Polestar 2 was on display...it had about the largest crowd hanging around/looking at it of just about anything else at the entire show.

Oh the "cheapest" model available:-)



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Re: 10 electric cars getting in gear at Geneva Motor Show 2019

Post by precopster » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:20 pm

Great Britain has really caught the EV bug with about 12-13 models already in their marketplace.

We're lucky to have 4 or 5 here in Oz.

When battery technology becomes cheaper to produce, and it will, the petrol engine's days will be numbered. Manufacturers will promote the highest selling powertrain and phase out the others.


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Re: 10 electric cars getting in gear at Geneva Motor Show 2019

Post by 93Regina » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:21 pm

precopster wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Great Britain has really caught the EV bug...
From news bytes, it may be coming much sooner worldwide....Electric vehicles are cheaper to mass produce than petro ones...fewer parts

The conventional wisdom is that when the price for EV battery cells falls below $100 per kWh, that is when electric cars will become price competitive with conventional cars and the EV revolution will go into hyperdrive."

$100/kWh Tesla Battery Cells This Year, $100/kWh Tesla Battery Packs In 2020

FRANKFURT, GERMANY - Germany’s car industry is to invest nearly €60
billion ($68 billion) over the next three years on electric cars and
automated driving, the head of the VDA car industry association said
ahead of the Geneva motor show.

Volkswagen plans to phase out gas and diesel engines by 2026

GM To Shutter Ontario Car Plant To Focus On Hybrids/EVs

In regards to battery cost for energy industry=================

London and New York, March 28, 2018 - Coal and gas are facing a
mounting threat to their position in the world’s electricity
generation mix, as a result of the spectacular reductions in cost not
just for wind and solar technologies, but also for batteries -
according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).



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