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Electric Motorcycle Startup Daman Adds Two More Bikes To Lineup

27th November 2020
"Canadian electric motorcycle startup Damon Motors is expanding their offerings with two more models and a subscription service for buyers of their tech-heavy machines."

Canadian electric motorcycle startup Damon Motors is expanding its offerings with two more models and a subscription service for buyers of their tech-heavy machines. Damon’s CEO, Jay Giraud, talked to Forbes.com earlier this week about the bikes, and also included some details on a major technical aspect of the machines called, appropriately, HyperDrive.

But first, Giraud said that despite the pandemic, demand for the company’s bikes continues, even after the 25 $40,000 “Founder’s Edition” HyperSport bikes sold out in a matter of days earlier this year. Now, Damon is offering two less expensive models with prices more in line with competitors like Zero.

Called the HyperSport SX and SE, the bikes will come in at $19,995 and $16,995 respectively. The HyperSport (aka the HS) and the HyperSport Premiere models remain in the lineup at $24,995 and $39,995. All prices are before any state or federal incentives, which can trim the tab by many thousands of dollars.

The SX will put out 150hp with a 150-mile range and 155mph top speed, and the SE will make 108 ponies with a 100-mile range and 120mph peak, as specified by Damon. Torque across the lineup is 200-foot pounds. The new bikes are very similar in appearance to the other models in the lineup. Onboard charging capabilities include 6.6kW and 19.2kW DC fast charging across the model lineup. Additionally, all of the bikes will include Damon’s signature tech packages, including the Shift system that allows ergonomic changes on the fly and the CoPilot safety alert system, which alerts riders to dangers around the bike they might not be able to immediately see.

Along those lines, Giraud also detailed the HyperDrive system that will be at the core of each machine. Giraud told me during the early development of the bikes that he planned to make the battery and drivetrain package a stressed member of the bikes’ frame, a tricky path technically but if done successfully, simplifies construction while also saving weight and maximizing battery storage space.

Indeed, the top line HyperSport bikes will carry batteries with over 20kWh of capacity, far more than the current competition. The $20,000-ish Zero SR/S, which I rode at length over the summer, carries a rectangular 14.4kWh pack inside its frame and was typically good for just a bit less than 100 miles in mixed riding. Damon says they are shooting for ranges closer to 200 miles once the bikes ship to customers.
Additionally, Giraud has said the top-line machines will have “200/200/200” capabilities: 200 miles of range, 200 mile an hour capability, and 200 pound-feet of torque, which should make the Damon bikes enormously quick, even if they come in at over 500 pounds, which is close to where the Zero SR/S tips the scales. Giraud also hinted that the torque figure might be a bit... conservative.

The HyperDrive approach also gives Damon an easily configurable “core” they can build other model types around, such as dual sports, three-wheelers, side-by-sides, small utility vehicles, and more, if they decide to go in those directions.

Another new wrinkle Damon will make available to buyers is a subscription service for the bikes. Giraud explained that they had done the math and that if buyers wanted to be able to trade their Damon bikes in down the line for a newer model, it made financial sense, plus it would give Damon a second fleet of used bikes that they could update and recondition to factory spec before reselling them. Giraud said Tesla offers a similar service for used models and that he believed buyers were more likely to trust the condition of a used bike coming from the OEM than taking their chances in the open market, where it can be tough to know what you’re really getting until well after the sale, especially with the new crop of electric bikes. Information given to Forbes.com indicates the subscription prices will range from $240 to $550 per month depending on the model.
And lastly, Giraud reminded me that the Damon bikes will feature V2H (”Vehicle to Home”) tech, or in other words, the bike can power your home for a while in case of a power outage buy essentially functioning as a big battery. This is not really a new idea and it’s already common practice in some places like China, where electrical infrastructure can be sketchy in some of the more remote areas. Tech-wise, the onboard charger on the HyperSports basically works “both ways,” both charging the bike but also allowing power to be drawn from the bike’s battery. This functionality will be controlled via the Damon app on a smartphone.

So, when will the bikes be ready? Giraud said the COVID-19 outbreak has been a challenge but the company remains in stable condition and a spokesperson said the current timeline points to mass production commencing in 2022. Stay tuned for more updates.

Source: forbes


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New Upcoming Electric Cars in Nepal 2020 | Price, Specs

27th November 2020
"Electric cars are creating a buzzing sensation in the streets of Nepal."

Electric cars are creating a buzzing sensation in the streets of Nepal. Here in this article, we will discuss the electric cars that are available in Nepal and the new upcoming electric cars in Nepal in 2020 with their price and specifications:

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New Upcoming Electric Cars in Nepal 2020 

DFSK Glory E3

In terms of appearance, the DFSK Glory E3 design inherits the DFSK's distinctive design style. The front is wrapped with a chrome grille with three horizontal trim lines. The design style that connects the headlights and chrome grille is a characteristic of the third row of other DFSK SUV models. The sturdy rear design, 18-inch sporty wheel, increasingly shows it is the current SUV model.

DFSK Glory E3 electric car

DFSK Glory E3 Specification

DFSK Glory E3 motor specification

DFSK Glory E3 has 163 PS power and 300 Nm of torque, which can accelerate from 0-50 km in 3.9 seconds. In addition, there are three driving modes that can be selected according to the needs of Normal / Eco / Sport.

DFSK Glory E3 Mileage

The battery of the car is lithium-ion polymer battery and the range provided by it is 305 km with a full charge.

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Tata Nexon EV

Tata Motors unveiled its anticipated Tata Nexon EV on 16th December. According to Tata Motor's latest updateits first electric SUV, Tata Nexon EV launch date is scheduled in Jan 2020 in India but no information is released about its launch in Nepal. It is expected that the Tata Nexon EV price in India will be set between Rs.15 Lakh and Rs. 17 Lakh. The Tata Nexon EV will be the first vehicle by the carmaker that will accompany the company's Ziptron powertrain

Tata Nexon EV

Tata Nexon EV specifications

As for the Tata Nexon EV Specifications, the new Nexon EV will get IP67 appraised dust and waterproof battery pack and it is expected to give a range of near 300km.

The company is now chipping away at its charging framework and it means to increase the number of chargers in significant metro urban areas very soon. Once launched, the Tata Nexon EV will go facing any semblance of the Mahindra XUV300 electric that is as of now experiencing advancement. In the interim, Tata Motors is likewise trying its Nexon facelift that has been spied as of late very close. The front finish of the SUV is sharper than previously and gets smooth projector headlamps.

The backside of the vehicle looks to a great extent unaltered. The new Nexon facelift will keep on getting power from the equivalent 1.2-liter petrol and 1.5-liter diesel motors and these will probably be BS-VI compliant.

Peugeot 2008 EV

The SUV is built with strength and character, the striking new exterior design is complemented with vibrant new paint finishes. Innovative lifestyle technology has been introduced to ensure maximum convenience and safety.

Peugeot 2008 EV

Peugeot 2008 EV has a battery capacity of 50 kWh. It gives the maximum power of 136 PS and a peak torque of 260 Nm. The maximum speed provided by the vehicle is 150 km/h. It takes 7 hours and 45 minutes for a full charge and provides a range of 275 km.

Nissan Leaf

The Nissan LEAF is equipped with the latest Intelligent Driving technologies including e-Pedal and ProPILOT² systems and energizes you with the future of dynamic driving. The all-electric Nissan LEAF is the perfect expression of smart & sustainable Nissan Intelligent Mobility.

nissan leaf

Nissan Leaf electric takes 7.9 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 kmph.

Nissan Leaf gets a 40.0 kWh electric motor with a battery power of 150 PS and a peak torque of 320 Nm. The car provided a maximum speed of 144 kph. A full charge will take 11 hours and 45 minutes. Nissan Leaf electric gives a range of about 220 km in one full charge.

DS 3 E-TENSE

The luxury compact SUV, combining advanced technology and refinement, DS 3 E-TENSE is the first 100% Electric vehicle from DS Automobiles. DS 3 E-TENSE will pave the way for a new generation of electric vehicles.

DS 3 E-TENSE

DS 3 E-Tense electric takes 8.7 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph.

DS 3-E Tense gets a 50kWh electric motor with a battery power of 134 bhp and a maximum speed of 165 kph. A full charge will take around eight hours. DS 3 E-Tense electric gives a range of about 322 km in one full charge.

Mahindra E KUV 100

In the biggest development on the first day of Auto Expo 2020, Mahindra and Mahindra launched e-KUV100 at the starting price in India of INR 8.25 lakh.
Mahindra e-KUV100 is equipped with a liquid-cooled battery pack, auto transmission, fast charge, and remote connections.

Mahindra E KUV 100



Mahindra e-KUV100 is in line with the vision shared by the company at the motor show. "Purpose for cleaner performance for a cleaner tomorrow, zero waste tomorrow is at the core of Mahindra and Mahindra," the company's MD Pawan Goenka said at the Auto Expo 2020. The company also announced the all-new mStallion range of engines that will complement the mHawk range. The new engine, says Mahindra, will offer better performance and mileage. The company had earlier said that the electric version of Mahindra  XUV300 will be made available in the country by 2021.

 

Electric cars available in Nepal

KIA Niro

Energy and power for the Kia Niro EV come from a cutting-edge, liquid-cooled 64kWh lithium-ion polymer battery and powerful electric motor. The long-range battery, packaged under the floor of this electric car to maximize cabin space for passengers, gives the Niro EV a range of over 450 kilometers from a single charge.

KIA Niro Electric car

KIA Niro Specifications

Kia Niro Motor Specification

The maximum power produced by this electric motor is 139 hp @ 5,700 rpm and the peak torque produced by the car is 195 lb·ft @ 1,000.

Kia Niro Mileage

The battery of the car is lithium-ion polymer battery and the range provided by it is 452 km with full charge.

Kia Niro Ground Clearance

The kerb weight of the car is 1,409 kg and KIA Niro ground clearance is 170 mm.

KIA Niro Price in Nepal

The KIA Niro price in Nepal is Rs. 65,96,000.

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MG eZS

The MG eZS electric car gives you the best, and that includes what’s found under the bonnet. Which is why we designed a compact SUV that gives you premium style, without the premium price tag. The smooth lines and high-end touches aren’t just there to look good; they’ll make you feel good too. Knowing that you’re in a ride that doesn’t do middle-of-the-road. This luxury SUV turns heads in both the town and the country.

MG eZS electric car

MG eZS Specification

MG eZS motor specification

MG eZS produces 148BHP and 350Nm. Moreover, it is fast enough to get from 0 – 50kmph in just 3.1 seconds.

MG eZS Mileage

The battery of the car is lithium-ion polymer battery and the range provided by it is 428 km with a full charge.

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Hyundai Kona

Introducing the ground-breaking KONA Electric car, the uncompromising newcomer that combines bold, roomy SUV with impressive electric driving range.

Hyundai Kona electric car

Hyundai Kona Specifications

Hyundai Kona Engine Specification

The maximum power produced by this electric motor is 134 bhp and the peak torque produced by the car is 395 Nm.

Hyundai Kona Mileage

The battery of the car is lithium-ion polymer battery and the range provided by it is 452 km with full charge.

Hyundai Kona Ground Clearance

The kerb weight of the car is 1685 kg and Hyundai Kona ground clearance is 170 mm.

Hyundai Kona Price in Nepal

The Hyundai Kona price in Nepal is Rs. 76,96,000.

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Mahindra E2O

The Electric Hatchback from Mahindra.And here is the Mahindra E2O price in Nepal and other Mahindra E2O  specifications for you.

Mahindra E2O Electric car

Mahindra E2O Specifications

Mahindra E2O Engine Specification

The maximum power produced by E2O is 26 PS @ 3500 RPM and the peak torque produced by the car is 70 Nm @ 1000 RPM.

Mahindra E2O Range

The battery charges within 6 hours and gives the range of around 100 km.

Mahindra E2O Ground Clearance

The kerb weight of the car is 932 Kg and Mahindra E2O ground clearance is 170 mm.

Mahindra E2O Price in Nepal

The Mahindra E2O price in Nepal is Rs. 20,35,000.

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Kia Soul EV

The KIA Soul EV is a battery-electric vehicle ideally suited for city commuters thanks to its class-leading drive range, a spacious cabin, and generous cargo area. Kia Soul EV price in Nepal and other Kia Soul EV specifications is discussed below.

Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV Specifications

Kia Soul Engine EV Specification

The maximum power produced by the electric motor is 109 PS @ 2730-8000 RPM and the peak torque produced by the car is 285 Nm @ 0-2730 RPM.

Kia Soul EV Ground Clearance

The kerb weight of the Kia Soul electric car is 1565 kg and the ground clearance is 165 mm.

Kia Soul Price in Nepal

The Kia Soul EV price in Nepal is Rs. 56,00,000.

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Hyundai IONIQ 2020

The much-awaited Hyundai IONIQ Electric 2020 has been facelifted in Nepal. Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt. Ltd, the authorized distributor of Hyundai for Nepal is offering the latest Hyundai Ioniq electric car facelift 2020 for Nepalese customers.

Hyundai IONIQ electric car

Hyundai IONIQ Specifications

Hyundai IONIQ electric takes 8.9 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph.

Hyundai IONIQ gets a 38.3 kWh electric motor with a battery power of 134 bhp and a maximum speed of 165 kph. A full charge will take slightly less than nine hours. Hyundai IONIQ electric gives the range of about 275 km in one full charge.

Hyundai IONIQ 2020 has LED DRL and Headlamps, Smart Electric Sunroof and new Iconic Grille.

Hyundai IONIQ Electric Price in Nepal

The Hyundai IONIQ price in Nepal as stated by Hyundai Nepal is 76,96,000 NRS.

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Genius electric motorcycles and TAILG electric scooters launch in Nepal

27th November 2020
"These motorcycles and scooters have been brought to Nepal by Yoma Ma E Motors. The company has its showroom in Narayanchaur, Naxal, Kathmandu."

Genius Motorcycles, a fresh entrant electric motorcycle, and scooter company started to be around in the Nepalese market by debuting in the Nada Auto Show 2019. From the looks of the Genius electric bike and scooters, they look promising.

 

During a function in the Kathmandu yesterday, Mahabir Pun Teacher, Social Entrepreneur and Kulman Ghising Managing Director of the Nepal Electricity Authority jointly cut the ribbon and announced the official sale of Genius brand electric motorcycles and TAILG  brand electric scooters.

These motorcycles and scooters have been brought to Nepal by Yoma Ma E Motors. The company has its showroom in Narayanchaur, Naxal, Kathmandu.

The company has unveiled two scooters of TAILG brand named Lion and Tiger. The company has stated that most of the features are similar in both these scooters. 

TALGI Scooter Specs and features

TALGI Lion has a 2.5 kW motor and a 1.9 kWh battery pack. The company claims that these scooters can travel 85 kilometres on a single full charge.

Similarly, Tiger has a 2.5 kW motor and a 2.3 kW hour battery pack. The company claims that these scooters can travel 95 kilometres on a single full charge.

In addition, these two scooters have features like keyless start, disc brake system, TFT display, LED light, tubeless tires.

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Price of TALGI Scooter

The company has informed us that the price of both Lion and Tiger scooters is Rs. 183,000.

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Genius Electric Motorcycle Specs and features

The company has also unveiled two motorcycles. Genius X46 Naked and Genius XY46 sports motorcycles have been made public. Both these motorcycles have the same features.

These motorcycles have a 72 volt 60 amp battery and a 4,000-watt motor. It will take 3 hours and 30 minutes to fully charge the battery in normal household electricity. It can travel 100 kilometres on a single full charge. It has features like a double disk, chain drive, LED lights, hill assist sensor, TFT display, the mobile holder on the front.

Price of Genius Motorcycle

The Genius X46 is priced at Rs 426,000 and the Genius XY46 is priced at Rs 416,000, according to the company.

The company has also provided a monthly instalment facility. Sanjib Silpkar, Director of the Yoma Ma E Motors Pvt. Ltd, said that special discounts will be provided to customers who want to buy in cash.

 

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Daimler will shrink with shift to electric, autonomous cars: CEO

26th November 2020
"Making Daimler smaller also fits with a new era where luxury no longer defines itself through opulence and excess but also through sustainability and efficiency."

Daimler will be a smaller company five years from now, focused on capturing recurring revenues with software-based services as Mercedes-Benz seeks to redefine luxury in an era of electric self-driving cars, Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius said.
The Stuttgart-based company founded by Carl Benz, who patented the first gasoline-powered car in 1886, is accelerating plans to shift the carmaker beyond combustion-engine vehicles, a step which will result in job losses.

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The next five years we will become a smaller company,” Kaellenius told a Reuters Events broadcast on Thursday. “We will have a fundamental change in the industrial footprint on the powertrain side,” he said. Jobs will disappear because it takes less time to build an electric car than a conventional gasoline or diesel version. That’s because an electric car’s battery and motor have only 200 components, compared with at least 1,400 parts found in a combustion engine and transmission, according to analysts at ING.

The shift away from fossil fuel requires the carmaker to double down on efficiency so it can free up resources to build electric and self-driving cars, Kallenius said.
We are hiring a lot of new software engineers, experts in battery chemistry, electrification,” he explained. Making Daimler smaller also fits with a new era where luxury no longer defines itself through opulence and excess but also through sustainability and efficiency. “There is no doubt in our minds that the footprint that this product leaves on this Earth needs to be smaller. That is part of the modern luxury promise,” Kaellenius said.

Mercedes-Benz is tapping engineering expertise from its Formula One team to build the EQXX, an electric vehicle that aims to be the most efficient vehicle capable of taking passengers from Stuttgart, Germany, to Marseille, France, on a single charge.

It is a pre-development project to introduce new technologies,” Kaellenius said.
Daimler also wants to offer customers new digital services so it can make money with new, recurring sources of revenue such as assisted driving functionalities and infotainment services when it unveils a new vehicle car operating system in 2024.

Think about it like an iPhone,” Kallenius said, explaining that with new software updates, new services and functions can be included. “You can add to it,” he said. “That’s the beauty of it.”To invest in digital tech, Daimler plans to tap growth in China, potentially by building new models in the market where Mercedes-Benz sees the biggest growth potential over the next 10 years. “If we have individual models which reach a critical mass in China ... that’s possible,” Kaellenius said, adding that no decision has been made to localize production of new models. “It depends on how the market develops,” he said.

Source: Reuters


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