Nissan LEAF takes on the Mongol Rally 2017 – 10,000 Miles

Nissan LEAF takes on the Mongol Rally 2017 – 10,000 Miles

On July 16th this 12 months’s Mongol Rally begins on the Goodwood Racing Circuit in Chichester within the UK and finishes in Ulan-Ude in Easter Russia (this isn’t faux information!).  With help from Nissan Retail within the UK,  Plug In Adventures will enter the Rally in a barely modified 30kW Nissan LEAF Acenta – the again seats have been ripped out, suspension’s been raised, improved underside safety and a roof rack added. It’s a non aggressive occasion with a  journey time of 6 – eight weeks. It’s been run since 2004. This 12 months there are over 330 entrants in varied petrol and diesel automobiles participating. This isn’t a rally about good roads, mounted routes, marshals, time trials, backup help or supervision – this can be a Bear Grylls sort of Rally masking roughly 10,000 miles (16,000 kms) with no set route and no guidelines – make your individual means....




Honda crew up with Hitachi in EV motor three way partnership

Hitachi Automotive Techniques, Ltd. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. right this moment introduced the institution of a three way partnership firm for the event, manufacture and gross sales of motors for electrical automobiles on the premises of Hitachi Automotive Techniques in Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture. As introduced on February 7, 2017, the 2 corporations have carried out discussions primarily based on a Memorandum of Understanding signed on February three, and entered right into a three way partnership settlement on March 24 to make extra tangible preparations to determine the brand new firm. The newly established firm will obtain a monetary grant from Ibaraki Prefecture because it has been acknowledged as a related mission that “promotes the institution of company head workplace features” inside the prefecture. The brand new firm will reply to the rising world demand from automakers for electrical automobile motors by creating aggressive motors that mix the experience of....