Most of the energy was absorbed by the car’s crash structure. The remaining energy was mitigated by the carbon fiber body panels into the body structure, which remained rigid and showed no signs of bending or misalignment after the crash.
The French automaker, which debuted at the Paris auto show its new generation of plug-in hybrid vehicles as part of its electrification strategy, will complete the current rallycross championship season.
Even though electric cars don’t have radiators, Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Jaguar all have giant radiator grilles on the front of their EVs. It’s as if they can’t figure out how to identify their brands without that familiar radiator grille.
The automaker plans to locate a charging station at least every 90 miles (150 km) of motorway to “help motorists lose the fear of running out of battery during a trip,” Nissan Spain CEO Marco Toro says.
The cuts are “totally at odds with government ambition to be the world leader in the takeup of ultra-low-emission vehicles announced in its Road to Zero Strategy,” the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says.
Ionity and H2 Mobility Deutschland – the first supporting battery-electric cars, the second hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles – will help automakers plot a course as they begin a big rollout of new, longer-range EVs and a smaller-scale launch of first...