Nissan Leaf Approved To Supply Energy To Germany’s Power Grid

The Nissan Leaf electric car has been approved for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) connections by German regulators, making it the first electric car to get such an approval. This is positive step forward for the concept of distributed energy storage, discussed below. V2G is a concept that enables electric vehicle batteries to supply power to the electric…

Audi E-Tron in Berlin

Audi E-Tron Will Use A Heat Pump To Manage Battery Temperature

The Audi E-Tron electric car will be equipped with a heat pump that keeps battery temperatures in their ideal range throughout the seasons, according to TU News. The news report states that the system will keep the car’s 95 kWh battery pack between 25 and 35 °C, which helps to prevent performance reductions caused by hard…

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Renewable Energy Accounted For 44% Of Germany’s Production In October

Renewable energy accounted for a record 44.1% of Germany’s electricity production in the month of October, according to Germany Trade And Invest. The record is partly attributable to winter storms Xavier And Herwart. Wind turbines contributed the bulk of that power, at 82.1 TWh, biomass contributed 40.1 TWh, solar systems contributed 37.5 TWh, and hydroelectric power…

Silver Porsche Cayman S sports car. Side View.

Porsche Cars Recalled Due To Odd Emissions Test Results

The German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrint has withdrawn certification for Porsche Cayenne vehicles equipped with three-cylinder Diesel engines due to faulty emissions control software. On Thursday, during an internal probe into their vehicles, Porsche stated that they discovered ‘irregular’ emissions software, and agreed to recall the vehicles and resolve the problem. Alexander Dobrint commented: ‘We…