Guest writer Ash Gupta
New York’s Mayor, Mike Bloomberg, wants NYC to be the US’s leading city for EV usage. He said he would work with the NY City Council to amend the building code and require up to 20 percent of all new public parking spaces be set up for electric vehicle charging, which could lead to “10,000 parking spots for electric vehicles over the next seven years.”
Sounds like a good plan, but for the moment New York is not well equipped to recharge electric vehicles. Right now it has a measly 100 public recharging points with another 50 in the plan during 2013. So far, so slow.
Persuading auto makers to agree on a standard recharge plug never mind a battery format has taken until 2012, so I could see right from the start that PBP was going to be a hard concept to sell in.
I can feel a competition coming on ... who can make the best guess as to what this secret EV will actually resemble? With a name like Rimac Automobili it sounds like an eastern European footballer, but the truth is even stranger.
So far Li-on batteries have been the kings of the new road, but that’s now facing a real challenge.
Now we have BMW + Toyota facing off to Ford + Nissan/Renault + Daimler/Mercedes, each looking to take the high ground for their own solution to carbon free motoring via hydrogen.
And they are not alone as you will see
'Made in Cambodia' - not something you see on a car every day. And calling its new EV after its sacred city long buried in jungle suggests that Cambodia has history-making ambitions for the Angkor electric car.
The two-seater's totally bonkers scissor doors are what initially caught my eye