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Cars, chargers, batteries, engines, new energy. Electric, hydrogen, solar, robo artificial intelligence, aero.

March 22, 2018. BMW plan.

Harald Krueger (BMW CEO): “BMW will not mass produce electric cars until 2020 because its current technology is not profitable to scale up. We will wait for the 5th generation. The cost advantage between BMW’s 4th and 5th generation EV is a “2 digit number” in %. You must be the most cost competitive, otherwise you cannot scale up the volume”. BMW unveiled its first battery electric car in 2013, and has been working on battery, software and electric motor technology since then (now the 6th generation). It is investing hundreds of millions of euros in battery cell research. BMW aims at making EV technology more modular and scalable to make mass production commercially viable. BMW makes electric cars at 10 plants across the world but focuses on hybrids. It plans 25 new electrified models by 2025, of which 12 fully battery electric. From 2020 BMW will make all its cars with pure electric, hybrid and combustion engined variants. In 2019 BMW will start a fully electric Mini at Oxford, a battery electric X3 in 2020. In 2018 it will start X3 in China and S.Africa, in addition to Spartanburg in the US. BMW has chosen Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) as its partner in China for battery cell production.(Reuters)

March 21, 2018. Automakers' EV plans.

Automakers invest in the rapidly growing electric market: (1) BMW AG (BMW, Rolls-Royce, Mini) plans 25 electrified models by 2025 and R&D spending of 7 bln euros in 2018. BMW and Great Wall Motor Co (China) will jointly produce electric Mini in China from 2021. (2) VW Group (VW, Audi, Porsche) has picked partners to provide battery cells and technology 20 bln euros worth for its growing electric car program and approved a 34 bln euro spending plan. AUDI plans to launch 20 electrified models by 2025, 50% -all-electric, in collaboration with Porsche. (3) FORD MOTOR CO plans $11 bln investments by 2022 in 40 hybrid and fully EVs. (4) DAIMLER AG is investing 10 bln euros in electric and hybrid technology and plans 100,000 annual EQ EV sales by 2020. (5) GREAT WALL MOTOR CO plans 0.7 mio fully EVs sales by 2025 and invest $3.16 bln on EV R&D by 2020. (6) GM will produce profitable EVs by 2021 and 20 new battery electric and fuel cell vehicles by 2023. (7) TOYOTA MOTOR CORP pledged to add 10 EV models early 2020s focusing on hybrids and fuel cell vehicles. It has partnered up with Panasonic Corp to develop EV batteries. (8) HYUNDAI MOTOR CO and Kia Motors Corp plan 38 green models by 2025. (9) BEIJING WKW AUTOMOTIVE PARTS CO LTD plans 16 bln yuan investments in a new energy car project. (Reuters)

March 10, 2018. New supercapacitors in batteries.

Electric car Terzo Millennio (Lamborghini) uses supercapacitors. Dr. Donald Highgate, Research Director of Superdielectrics Ltd, developed a polymer for contact lenses that proved to be energy-intensive, holding a powerful electrostatic charge, and now it is the basis for development of supercapacitors with the universities of Bristol and Sarray. Capacitors do not generate electricity from chemical reagents (like batteries), but accumulate the energy of the electrostatic field. Capacitors are used for a powerful pulse of electromotive force in a short time (starting the engine), recuperation (collecting energy released when braking an electric vehicle), power supply to quickly equalize the peaks of energy consumption. There are buses on supercapacitors in Shanghai, and in Seoul there will be 3500 by 2020. Peugeot Citroen has since 2010 used Maxwell Technologies' 1 million car capacitors. Gareth Hinds (British National Physical Laboratory): "The best solution is the combination of capacitors with Li-ion batteries in electric vehicles." Comparison of capacitors and Li-ion batteries. Advantages: (1) produce much more power in a short time (do not store as much energy as batteries, but instantly give it up and are well suited for acceleration and recuperation, doubling the battery life); (2) the lifetime and the number of charge-discharge cycles are much higher; (3) they do not require rare metals like cobalt. Disadvantages of capacitors: (a) high price; (b) the duty cycle is only a few seconds, minutes; (c) less energy density. Skeleton Technologies (Estonia) capacitors with carbon-based materials and graphene films are installed in hybrid buses and trucks and save 32% of fuel, in port cranes. 1 gram of graphene film of 1 layer of carbon molecules with a crystalline grid covers 2,000 m² of surface and accumulates much more energy. The capacitors NaWa (France) store 5 times more energy than conventional ones due to their electrodes from vertical graphene nanotubes which accumulate the charge on the surface. These micro-tubes (10 billion tubes per 1 cm² ) are coated with a carbon-based polymer. Carbon has a low weight, and NaWa with the help of capacitors with nanotubes will reduce the weight of the Li-ion battery of Formula E racing cars made by Williams Advanced Engineering from 300 to 200 kg and will increase the range. U.Grape, head of NaWa: "The ability to charge and discharge the battery in seconds si the priority in the future. The battery will have little energy, but 1 million charge-discharge cycles. Carbon is a hardy material". Li-ion batteries can withstand 3,000-5,000 cycles, as they depend on the chemistry between the anode and the cathode." Wind and solar power plants need energy conservation sources to equalize peaks and dips in energy consumption. Pumping hydrostations, flywheels, compressed air, large accumulators are used now.(BBC)

March 6, 2018. Fortum. Charging network.

Fortum (Finland) is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging business by acquiring Plugsurfing, a German charging and payment services provider present in 24 European countries. The acquisition was the latest in a string of deals by cash-rich Fortum to create a European charging network for the rapidly growing EV market. Fortum's own Charge and Drive unit has a customer base of 75,000 cars in the Nordic region, its main market, and adding Plugsurfing's 50,000-strong user base is a significant step for the firm's European ambitions. The Nordic charging network of Charge & Drive will be available on the Plugsurfing application for access and payment. Fortum's largest market is Norway, where more than half of all newly purchased cars in 2017 were hybrid or electric, but as the EV market grows in Europe, so do Fortum's ambitions. In 2017 Fortum signed 6 deals across Europe, extending access for its cloud-based charging services to a total of 17 countries, including Britain and Poland, before the Plugsurfing takeover. Fortum's CEO said the firm would seek alternative investments. (Reuters)

March 5, 2018. Japan. New Hydrogen Joint Project

On March 05, 2018 11 companies (3 automakers Toyota, Nissan, Honda; 6 infrastructure developers JXTG Nippon, Idemitsu Kosan, Iwatani, Tokyo Gas, Toho Gas, Air Liquide Japan and 2 investors Toyota Tsusho, Development Bank of Japan) announced that on Feb 20 they jointly established "Japan H2 Mobility, LLC (JHyM)", aiming at development of hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles (FCV) in Japan under the guidance of the Japanese Central Government's Ministerial Council on Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Related Issues ("Basic Hydrogen Strategy" dated Dec 26, 2017). JHyM data: capital 50 M yen, Executive Member Companies- Toyota (representative- President- Hideki Sugawara, Honda, JXTG Nippon, Iwatani, Air Liquide Japan, Development Bank of Japan. JHyM mission is for 10 years starting from building 80 stations by fiscal year 2021 in line with the Japanese Central Government's "Strategic Road Map for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells" (March 22, 2016). Business objectives: deployment and operation of hydrogen stations for FCV; support development of hydrogen stations for FCV; ownership and maintenance of hydrogen stations for FCV; promotion of FCV. Structure of investments: infrastructure developers will contribute some capital, construct hydrogen stations, and operate them; automakers through JHyM will entrust infrastructure developers to operate the hydrogen stations through JhyM to maximize FCV demand and promote the expansion of hydrogen stations and FCV; subsidies of the Japanese central government to infrastructure developers and initiatives of local governments; JHyM will own, maintain and control new stations and provide information to infrastructure developers and will help create sustainability of hydrogen station business; infrastructure developers will operate new and existing JHyM hydrogen stations; investors will contribute to scaling-up the deployment of hydrogen stations in the future with financial means. They will partially cover station deployment costs through investments in JHyM. By providing the funds necessary until the hydrogen station business becomes commercially sustainable, they will help reduce the initial financial burden borne by infrastructure developers and will help attract new participants. JHyM will start operating in April 2018, aiming to attract the wider participation of hydrogen station operators and investors, and to achieve sustainable hydrogen station business and FCV development in Japan. JHyM will improve convenience of stations for FCV users and reduce costs by addressing standardization of equipment and revision of regulations.(Toyota)

March 2, 2018. Robo-cars. Toyota.

Toyota Motor Corp and Toyota Group companies Aisin Seiki and Denso concluded a memorandum on a joint development of software for automated driving and establish in Tokyo in the end of March a new «Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development» (TRI-AD) with investments of 300 bln yen ($2.84 bln), staff of 1,000 employing top-level engineers globally, and to be headed by Dr. J.Kuffner and Dr. G.Pratt, CTO and CEO of Toyota Research Institute (TRI) in North America which since 2016 has conducted research in artificial intelligence, automated driving, and robotics (Toyota)

March 1, 2018. Robo-cars. California.

On April 2, 2018 the Department of Motor Vehicles of California will start permissions to test AI robo cars on public roads without people but remotely controlled (addendumd to the traffic rules). The same time Nissan and DeNA will start Easy Ride taxi in Japan without drivers but remotely controlled.

Feb 22, 2018. A new electric delivery van of UPS.

UPS (United Parcel Service Inc) partners with truck maker Workhorse Group Inc to build electric delivery vans and replace UPS fleet of 35,000 diesel or gasoline trucks. 50 new EV vans in 2018 will have a range of 100 miles (160 km). The price is comparable to gas and diesel conventional trucks but a lower cost of ownership. The vans will be lightweight, which will boost their range and fast-charging capability. Workhorse has already sold 300 delivery vehicles to UPS and has been testing package deliveries with drones for UPS. Workhorse is testing its lightweight N-Gen model, which has a carbon composite frame. It weighs 5,500 lbs (2,495 kg) when empty - 5,000 lbs lighter than comparable vehicles. Daimler AG and Navistar International Corp are racing to overcome the challenges of substituting batteries for diesel engines in delivery vehicles as regulators crack down on CO₂ and soot pollution. UPS will be the first U.S. commercial customer for Daimler's new battery-powered eCanter truck, and Daimler will expand production as cheaper, longer-range batteries become available within 2-3 years. Ryder System Inc (U.S. truck leasing and rental co) will order 125 all-electric delivery vans from Chanje (FDG Electric Vehicles Ltd). Cutting high costs associated with last-mile delivery as ecommerce has grown is a major priority for Amazon.com Inc with its own delivery service in some cities and with leased cargo planes to reduce expenses. Quotes of Carlton Rose (UPS president for global fleet maintenance and engineering) and Steve Burns (CEO, Workhorse Group Inc). (Reuters)

Jan 24, 2018. World news on CHAdeMO, CCS, Tesla, GB/T

Tesla and carmakers in Japan and Europe use different 4 plugs and communication protocols to link batteries to fast chargers. Worldwide charging stations: 7,000 CCS (Europe), 8,496 Superchargers (Tesla), 16,639 CHAdeMO (developed by Nissan, Mitsubishi, other Japanese firms), and 127,434 GB/T (China). The fastest 400 kW DC (direct current) stations recharge cars within 10 minutes (home chargers use AC alternate current). CHAdeMO allows cars to sell power from batteries back to the grid (bi-directional charging) that can help stabilize energy networks in times of demand swings and earn car owners some extra cash. Swiss bank UBS estimates $360 bln investments within 8 years to global charging infrastructures to keep pace with electric car sales with the fast grow of the quick-charging marketplace. BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen (Audi and Porsche) will open 400 CCS chargers high-kW on main roads in 18 European countries by 2020 and team up with Shell, OMV, Tank & Rast (Germany) networks and retailer Circle K. It is a safe-guarding investments into electric mobility. Tesla will add its Model S and Model X cars for China with the 2nd port GB/T fast-charging and other carmakers are doing the same, as China has ambitious quotas for electric car sales. Tesla develops Tesla charge network, sells CHAdeMO adapters, a member of CHAdeMO and CharIN initiatives. Tesla is worth $11 bln more than Ford, though Tesla delivered 76,230 cars in 2016 while Ford sold 6.65 million vehicles. Abbreviations: CCS (Combined Charging System), CHAdeMO (Charge de Move), CharIN (Charging Interface Initiative). (Reuters)

Jan 16, 2018. The inestment tsunami of $90 bln.

$90 bln investments are announced by global automakers into batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) - a tiny 1% sector out of total 90 million vehicles sold per year where Tesla Inc was a dominant player in 2017 with sales of 100,000 cars of only 3 models. $90 bln investments will include $19 bln by automakers in the United States, $21 bln in China and $52 bln in Germany. But the bulk of US and German investments are earmarked for China, where the government has enacted escalating EV quotas starting in 2019. Automakers are reacting to pressure from regulators in Europe and California to slash carbon emissions from fossil fuels and they are under pressure from Tesla’s success.Statements on EVs at the Auto Show in Detroit in January 2018: Ford Motor (B.Ford Jr) will double EVs investments to $11 bln; Daimler AG (D.Zetsche) will spend $11.7 bln on 10 electric and 40 hybrid models and will electrify its full range from minicompact commuters to heavy-duty trucks; Nissan Motor's 7-year-old Leaf remains the world’s top-selling EV and the sole battery-only Nissan car; Volkswagen AG will spend $40 bln by 2030 to build EVs of its 300-plus models; GM (M.Barra) plans 20 new battery and fuel cell EVs by 2023 on a new modular platform from 2021 and most of the investments will be in China, the GM’s Cadillac brand would play a central role in GM’s EV strategy in China including assembling; Chinese automakers, partners of Ford, VW, GM, have aggressive investment plans. Reuters) https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autoshow-detroit-electric/global-carmakers -to-invest-at-least-90-billion-in-electric-vehicles-idUSKBN1F42NW

Jan 9, 2018. New battery. Mini EV plants.

GM will make profit on EVs by 2021: (1) GM’s new EMC 1.0 battery system slashes cobalt and increases nickel in it, which enables to store and produce more energy; cobalt is the most costly ingredient in Li-ion battery cells (its price has soared for 2 years on LME expecting demand of automakers); (2) a low-cost, flexible vehicle design - a more efficient packaging of batteries in vehicles and improved systems for managing energy flow and cooling the battery cells which will cut the cost of battery cells by 30% from $145 per kW-h to less than $100 by 2021. The full cost of a GM battery pack in the GM's Chevrolet Bolt EV is $10,000-$12,000, or 1/3 of the car’s $36,000 price. By 2021 that price could drop to $6,000. The next-generation Bolt could deliver a 45% increase in range for the same (battery) pack cost; (3) high-volume production in China: GM jointly with SAIC (China) will reduce the cost of assembling EVs at smaller, less complex and more efficient dedicated EV factories in China than a conventional car plant. GM have invested heavily in the electrification strategy. (Reuters)

Trans-Continental Rally "New Amsterdam" Stage RU1 Moscow<=>St.Peterburg February 2018 Results

Dear Friends! On February 22, 2018 the Organizing Committee of the Trans-Continental Rally on electric, hydrogen, solar, AI robo-cars (with artificial intelligence) St.Petersburg<=>New York City (RU-USA® «Новый Амстердам») approved the Protocol of 2018 February results of the Stage RU1 (Moscow-St.Petersburg). Greetings to the Winners: Eco-Team «Melman» (Captain V.A.Rakitsky) on the electric BMW i3, Eco-Team «EnergyGeek» (Captain D.V.Sysoev) on the electric Nissan Leaf, Eco-Team «Cyberrush» (Captain I.Yu.Volkov) on the electric Tesla Model S P85+, who drove in snowfall and minus 10°С temperature and passed in record time 785 km from Mercury Tower Moscow City to the President Library in Saint Petersburg by the public roads complying with the traffic rules and the Rally Rules. The details of the route of the Eco-Teams, driving time and charging time will be published. The Finals Table will provide advantages to these Eco-Teams for the hard weather conditions and low temperatures in which they boldly performed.
17 international Eco-Teams on electric Tesla, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, smart electric drive, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, EL Lada took part in 8 Rallies Stage Moscow-St.Petersburg of the Trans-Continental Rally from October 2017 till February 2018. The Rally Organizing Committee checked the service and compliance of the technical characteristics of all electric cars with the Rally Rules, the validity of driving licenses and documents certifying the identity of the members of the Eco-Teams, the state of their health, instructed them on the Rally Rules, the route and checkpoints of charging. From December 2, 2017 to February 9, 2018 (except for the days of the Rally, the stations are on the route), the Organizing Committee together with ABB and the Mercury Tower Moscow City provided the fast-charging stations ABB Terra 53 at the Starting line in front of the Mercury Tower Moscow City - for the first time 2 fast-charging stations at 1 place and for the first time in Moscow City. On the days of the Rally, as on February 10, 2018, the Organizing Committee distributed the fast charging stations ABB Terra 53 to the charging stops on the M10 highway, in cooperation with PAO "Rosseti" and ABB connected them and made sure of effective work. Special transport of the Organizing Committee with fast charging stations ABB on board accompanied the Rally Eco-Teams on the Rally route. Since December 2, 2017, the fast charging station ABB Terra 53 from the Rally Organizing Committee, ABB and Rossetti, has been operating in Rosseti in Valday which for the first time provided an opportunity for all electric cars to travel fast from Moscow to St. Petersburg, and now it charges simultaneously 2 electric cars of all makes and models with all charging standards. On February 10, 2018 at 9:45 the Rally Teams started from the Mercury Tower Moscow City (Moscow, 15 1st Krasnogvardeysky Prospect) to the Presidential Library (St. Petersburg, 3 Senate Square) within the RU1 Rally Stage (785 km) by M10 and M11 highways across Moscow, regions of Moscow, Tver, Novgorod, Leningrad regions and St. Petersburg with chargers from Rosseti and ABB at the Mercury Tower Moscow City, Solnechnogorsk, Mokshino, Poddubki (Tver), B. Kiselenka (Torzhok), V.Volochok, Bologoe, Valday, Winy, Myasnoy Bor, Novgorod, Syabrenitsy, St. Petersburg at fast charging stations ABB Terra 53, as well as at other stations - FORA (GRPZ KRET "Rostekh"), EVLink (Schneider Electric). The Rally Organizing Committee agreed with the Department of Technological Development and Innovation of PAO Rosseti on the route, and subsidiaries DZO PAO Rosseti provided timely the charging of electric cars in 8 cities, 8 villages of 4 regions at 11 charging points every 70 km, where they met Rally Eco-Teams on escort cars of PAO Rosseti, having installed and turned on their charging equipment and charging stations of the Rally Organizing Committee PAO Rosseti made a significant contribution to the organization of the charging infrastructure for the participants of the Trans-Continental Rally, namely the Department of Technological Development and Innovation of PAO Rosseti, the subsidiaries of PAO Rosseti, MRSK of Center, MRSK of the North-West. The support was provided by Rally Partners: Mercury Tower Moscow City, ABB (Sweden-Switzerland), Mercedes-Benz Rus (provided smarts electric drive and participated in the Roundtable of auto manufacturers, teams and guests of the Rally on electro, hydrogen, solar and robo- technologies) and the Fund "Middle class support & development". On February 11, the Rally Eco-Teams left St. Petersburg back to Moscow, and on all the way back to Moscow they were recharged by the subsidiaries of Rossetti, which showed their professionalism in the Rally on January 20-21 at -15 ° C, heavy snow and wind. On February 19, all data was received that the Eco-Teams had no traffic rules violations (penalty is 10 minutes for each violation). On February 22, the Rally Organizing Committee will approve the Protocols of registrations and video reports of the Eco-Teams at all checkpoints on the Rally route. On March 3, the next Rally Stage and another 26 qualifying Rallies will take place in 2018 for 9 Stages: March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12 and further between the pit stops of the finals in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Yakutsk, Anadyr (Vladivostok) Sitka, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington, New York City. Winners of each class of cars reach the finals for the Rally Cup, II and III place in the Rally and each Stage for speed, reliability, efficiency of Eco-Teams and manufacturers. We invited the Eco-Teams of the USA, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Norway, the Republic of Korea, all cities of Russia, universities - Moscow State University (with the proposal to create their own electro and solar-car), MGIMO, LNS Skolkovo, St. Petersburg State University, universities of 32 countries with solar cars in the World Solar Challenge, Jackie Chan, A.Schwartzenegger, L.Besson, J.Statham, M.Damon, L.DiCaprio, J.Bieber, E.Cutcher, A.Gore, S.Woznyak on their electric cars, the Gazprom team, "KAMAZ", "AvtoVAZ" on hydrogen cars (Honda and Toyota produce hydrogen from natural gas) and all others. Registration: orgcommittee@ru-usa.org, facebook.com/rally.nyc.spb.ru.usa. On November 18, 2017 the French team took part in the Rally for the first time . It was led by captain eco-pilot Samy Naceri (the winner of the Golden Palm Palme d'Or of the Cannes Film Festival, the hero of the Luc Besson films "Taxi", "Taxi-2", "Taxi-3", "Taxi-4", "Leon" and another 48 films). Video of the Rally on November 18 - https://youtu.be/QtSW5L1NUB4). TASS press conference (http://tass.ru/sport/4625061). On December 2 for the first time and on December 23, 2017 again 2 Eco-Teams on 2 smarts electric drive passed 725 km from Moscow to St. Petersburg with Pit-Stop in Novgorod the Great, 2 Eco-Teams from Moscow, Ladies Eco-Team (I.Uvarova, O. Ershova) and a Gentlemen Eco-Team (M. Makhov, A. Bogolyubov, A. Chupilkin). On May 12-13, 2018 there will be the first city Eco-Race Moscow City RU-USA® on electric, hydrogen, solar, AI robotic cars (260.52 km, like Monaco Formula 1), 1st day for multi-seated and the 2nd day for single-seat cars. Invitations were sent to ABB, FIA and Formula E Holdings about ABB FIA Formula E participation and championship. On May 25 - July 15, 2018 there will be the finals of the Trans-Continental Rally on electric, hydrogen, solar and robotic cars with artificial intelligence St. Petersburg <=> New York City (RU-USA® "New Amsterdam") with simultaneous start in opposite directions from St. Petersburg on the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and from New York City with a pit stop in Moscow at the opening of the World football Cup. The purpose of the Rally: the development of environmentally friendly transport and infrastructure (fast charge networks, hydrogen-electro-wind-solar systems, remote charging in traffic), the release of electric vehicles from the borders of cities and long-distance travel; new technologies in power engineering, artificial intelligence, electro, hydrogen, solar, AI robo-transport; protection of the environment, noiseless and clean roads, trees, measures to protect animals from roadside deaths; adventure and travel from the extreme west to the extreme east across Russia and the United States for 19,200 km (average car mileage per year); promotion of Russian culture and the development of the Russian Far East. We welcome all our Friends! The next Rally start is on March 3, 2018 at 8-10:00 from Mercury Tower Moscow City. For the Rally PAO Rosseti provided 11 additional charging opportunities and ABB provided ABB Terra 53 fat charging AC-DC stations (CHAdeMO, CCS, Type 2) and AC stations: at the Mercury Tower Moscow City, in the Tver region in Mokshino, Tver (external freeway), Torzhok, V.Volochek, Bologoye, in the Novgorod region in Valday, Viny, Novgorod the Great, Myasnoy Bor, Syabrenitzy. You can use other charging stations on the route M10, in towns and villages. Controlling Pit-Stops are in Valday and Novgorod. The Organizing Committee installs and puts into operation the necessary quantity of charging stations prior to the start of the Rally on the whole route in the places coordinated with the Eco-Teams. The Organizing Committee provides the return of your cars to Moscow (cars carrier) and special conditions of staying in the hotels of Valday, Novgorod, St.Petersburg which are comfortable for the Eco-Teams. Rules: +10 minutes for violation of traffic rules; +5 minutes but excluding the waiting time in line at the charging station; -5 minutes and excluding the waiting time for others behind you in order to move jointly; sponsors' advertising on the cars is allowed. All the participants who completes the distance from Moscow to St.Petersburg will be shown in all our media resources specifying their time results, sponsors, etc and they will get an access to the rides with the significant Prize Fund from the cars producers prior to the Moscow City Race on May 12, 2018 as well as prior to the Race from May 25 till July 15 St-Petersburg-New York City. A separate competition of different models of cars and in the charging distance: >100 km, >200 km, >300 km. We welcome Eco-Teams of Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novgorod and even France on their electric cars and the Eco-Teams of the universities MGU, MGIMO, MShU Skolkovo, SPbGU and others on their electric cars and on electric Smart Mercedes-Benz provided by the Rally Organizing Committee. Partners of the Rally: PAO Rosseti, Mercury Tower, ABB, Mercedes-Benz Rus. Please request the participation entry form: orgcommittee@ru-usa.org, +7499 381 1071 (7 days/24 hours) Rally Video reports on Dec 2- (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyvbfXVI_e4 ) Nov 18- (https://youtu.be/QtSW5L1NUB4 ) Nov 4- (https://youtu.be/A20LyY-3Vn8 ) TASS press conference on Oct 6- (http://tass.ru/sport/4625061 )
Rally Partners: PAO Rosseti, Mercury Tower, ABB, Mercedes-Benz Rus. Live TV broadcasting.

Rules: no fuels except hydro, electric, solar charging; penalty time for violence of traffic rules; 2 pilots and 8 team members (technicians, doctors, etc); non-stop video recording; ads of general sponsors on doors, hoods and roofs; International teams: private, universities, sponsors, cars-producers, producers of charging stations and batteries...

RU-USA Hydro-vehicles and Hydro-electric vehicles 2017 Rally "New Amsterdam"

Hydro-vehicles: Toyota �Mirai� (�Future�) (charge for free 3 min for 650 km; 100 km/h- 9 sec; max speed 175 ��/�); Hyundai Tucson FCV (Fuel Cell; max speed 160 km/h; charge for 594 km; 100 km/h- 12.5 sec); Honda FCV (Clarity Fuel Cell; charge for 750 km); Hydro-electric vehicles: Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell (charge 3 min for 500 km); Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro (100 km/h- 7.9 sec, max speed 180 km/h, charge 4 hours for 500 km)...

RU-USA Electric vehicles 2017 Rally "New Amsterdam"

Audi Q6 E-Tron Quattro (max speed 210 km/h, 100 km/h- 4.6 sec; charging 8 hours for 500 km or 50 min with 150 kWt); Volkswagen e-Golf (100 km/h- 10.4 sec, charging 4 hours for 190 km, max speed 140 km/h); Volkswagen e-up! (100 km/h- 14 sec, max speed 135 km/h, charging 30 min for 150 km);

BMW i3 (100 km/h- 7.2 sec, max speed 150 km/h, charging 8 hours for 200 km);

Chevrolet Bolt EV (max speed 145 km/h, 100 km/h- 7 sec, charging 9 hours for 320 km; special- 1 hour);

Citroen C-Zero (with Mitsubishi Motors; max speed 130 km/h, 100 km/h- 16 sec, charging for 150 km); Citroen E-Mehari (cabrio; max speed 110 km/h, charging 8 hours for 200 km);

EL Lada (AvtoVAZ; Swiss MES S.A. engine, 100 km/h- 18 sec, max speed 130 km/h, charging 8 hours (special 30 min) for 207 km);

Hyundai IONIQ Electric;

Jaguar E-Pace;

KIA Soul;

Mercedes-Benz (Generation EQ; Smart; Urban eTruck; MB Vision Van (with Matternet); Mercedes-Maybach coupe; F015; MB Sprinter Van; Mercedes Bus auto pilot; Mercedes EV1 extra fast);

Mitsubishi i-MiEV (charging 7 hours (min 1 hour) for 160 km, 100 km/h- 9 sec, max speed 130 km/h);

Nissan Leaf (100 km/h- 10 sec, charging 8 hours (min 30 min) for 160 km);

Opel Ampera-e (100 km/h- 7 sec, max speed 145 km/h, charging 9 hours for 500 km);

Renault Fluence Z.E.; Renault Kangoo Z.E.; Renault Twizy (max speed 80 km/h, charging 3.5 hours for 120 km); Renault Zoe (charging 6-9 hours (min 3 hours) for 240 km, 100 km/h- 13.5 sec, max speed 135 km/h);

Tesla Model X; Tesla Model 3 (100 km/h- 5.6 sec, max speed 209 km/h, charging for 354 km); Tesla Model 3 Long Range (97 km/h- 5.1 sec, max speed 225 km/h, charging for 499 km); Tesla Model S 60 (100 km/h- 5.5 sec, max speed 210 km/h, charging for 375 km); Tesla Model S 60D (100 km/h- 5.2 sec, max speed 210 km/h, charging for 351 km); Tesla Model S 75 (100 km/h- 5.5 sec, max speed 230 km/h, charging for 400 km); Tesla Model S 75D (100 km/h- 5.2 sec, max speed 230 ��/�, charging for 417 km); Tesla Model S 90D (100 km/h- 4.4 sec, max speed 249 km/h, charging for 473 km); Tesla Model S 100D (100 km/h- 3.3 sec, max speed 250 km/h, charging for 430 km (record 1,078 km); Tesla Model S P100D (100 km/h- 2.5 sec, max speed 250 km/h, charging for 613 km); Tesla Roadster (100 km/h- 3.9 sec, max speed 201.1 km/h, charging 3.5 hours for 644 km); Tesla Roadster Sport (100 km/h- 0.2 sec)...

RU-USA Solar vehicles 2017 Rally "New Amsterdam"

Winners and participants of World Solar Challenge in Australia�

RU-USA Registration 2017 Rally "New Amsterdam"

Please send your request for the Registration Form to ontracuniversal@gmail.com (+7 499 3811071, +7925 8994677)- Organizing Committee of RU-USA Interactrive Line, Forum & Festival "Common History For Mutual Understanding".

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