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BRP expands into all-electric kart racing

Rotax battery holder for ICE karts.

BRP is extending its range of Rotax internal combustion engines to electric powerpacks. BRP’s new Rotax THUNDeR powerpacks will offer users the benefits of electrification, with the same performance and ease-of-use common to the Rotax brand. The company also manufactures Ski-Doos, watercraft and other all-terrain vehicles,  as well as karts. …

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California considering ban of gas and diesel vehicles

Street traffic in Los Angeles, California.

The California Air Resources Board has confirmed California’s government is considering a ban on gas and diesel vehicles. The state is looking to catch up with the UK, France and China, who have already outlined plans to ban internal-combustion cars by 2040. In an interview with Bloomberg, California Air Resources …

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Meritor developing EV platforms

Conventional Meritor drive axle.

Automotive component manufacturer Meritor is developing a platform of electric drive axles and suspensions. “Essentially, we’re focusing on integrating an electric motor into the differential carrier,” said Jay Craig, CEO and president for Meritor. “As we look to future emissions regulations and our customers’ desire for more efficiency, we’re developing …

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Dyson promises “radical” EV by 2020

Sketches made by James Dyson for cyclonic exhaust capture technology.

British inventor to invest GBP2bn in EV and battery research UK-based inventor and engineer James Dyson has confirmed plans to design and manufacture an electric vehicle. The announcement, made Tuesday September 26, confirms long-running rumours that his eponymous consumer goods company, Dyson, would be entering the electric transportation market. Details …

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