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Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive-Opens new Transform 2025 Initiative

Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive

Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive

Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive

Now is a crucial time in the automotive industry with more and more motorists switching to Alternatively Fueled Vehicles and away from petrol and diesel. In addition to this, autonomous technology has come on leaps and bounds, and it seems that driverless cars could be arriving in

the near future. With so much change on the horizon, it is worth looking at the major manufacturers to see what their plans are and what role will be during this exciting time.

 

Volkswagen

German manufacturer Volkswagen is one of the biggest automobile manufacturers in the world. In 2016 they unveiled their future plans. so, with the impressive TRANSFORM 2025+ program. VW’s plan for the next decade and beyond involves developing clearer brand positioning. Hence, across various regions around the world. So, by improving both efficiency and productivity. There will be an increase in economy cars in India, Russia and South America. With a focus on electrification and connectivity. They will also be increasing presence in the United States. Of course, by introducing large SUVs, sedans and their electric car range.

Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive-Plant Investment

As part of TRANSFORM 2025+, VW will be upgrading their production operations around the globe with a €22.8 billion plant investment. This is with a focus on modular production. Which will lead to e-mobility. At first, VW will be developing their new modular electric drive kit (MEB). Which will lay the foundation for their new generation of electric vehicles. Consequently,the first of which will be the Volkswagen ID. Which is expected in 2020. They aim to have 1 million electric cars on the road by 2025. According to the brand. So, the MEB will be able to deliver EVs that have ranges of 400 km to 600 km. Naturally coming with a string of rapid charging capabilities. In addition to this, a huge investment will be made into the electrification and hybridization of all Group models.

 

Overall, they expect the strategy to result in a positive impact of 3.7 billion euros a year. Establishing themselves as the number one player in the electric mobility sector by 2025. They believe that China, Russia, Brazil and North America will be the main growth drivers over the next few years.

 

Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive-Car Buyers

So, what does this all mean for motorists? Car buyers will benefit from investing in VW cars as they will have the most efficient and technologically advanced automobiles available. Additionally, if you switch to an electric, you can benefit from low running costs and no road tax. It is not just the electric capability and innovative technology that make VW cars a smart investment, however. Volkswagen has a reputation for their excellent build quality and reliability. They always use the best tyres for superior grip on the road and excellent ride comfort, which improves the performance across their entire range.

Another key selling point for Volkswagen is that they are one of the more affordable brands with a car in every sector and this makes them popular with a wide range of motorists. This is particularly true when you visit dealerships like Unbeatable Car, where you can find nearly new and used Volkswagen’s for sale.

 

The automotive industry is undergoing an enormous revolution with a heavy focus on electrification. This is being pushed by governments around the world, but also by the major manufacturers. VW have outlined their plan to become the biggest electric car company in the world with their TRANSFORM 2025+ strategy. This will involve an enormous technology offensive with a €22.8 billion plant investment with a focus on modular production, which will lead to e-mobility. This will result in a range of new electric automobiles on the roads over the coming years, as well as the electrification of their and hybridization of their Group models.

Leisure Batteries Connected-How to Connect 2 or More Leisure Batteries? / Car & Leisure Battery …

Leisure Batteries Connected

Leisure Batteries Connected

Trojan Leisure Batteries

Connecting two or more leisure batteries is entirely possible, but it should be undertaken with caution. To connect the batteries, you’ll have to have enough space in the caravan to house the multiple batteries safely, as well as …

 

eric roberts’ insight:

Connecting 2 or More Leisure Batteries

It is entirely possible to connect more than two leisure or solar power batteries. But it must be in parallel. Therefore, this means that to retain the twelve volts that you require. Hence, you must connect the two positive terminals together. Naturally, and the two negative terminals together. By connecting the batteries in this way.Thus, as I have said you will retain the twelve volts that you will require.As a result, to power a twelve-volt system. For this reason, that is used on most cars and marine and leisure systems, it

Leisure Batteries Connected

2 x 75 amp Lucas Leisure Batteries

will also double the amps for more power storage, which is why this is done in the first place. This method also means that your batteries will charge at the same rate.

It is also important to use the same type of batteries, the accompanying video will explain about the different types of Leisure Batteries and the best for most applications are AGM batteries.

Leisure Batteries Connected

Leisure Batteries can be connected in parallel

Leisure Batteries Connected

The Leisure Batteries that you connect together must also be the same type and age, preferably new batteries, it will be of no use if you connect a new battery with one that is old and has less power. this will only make the new battery fail at a later stage and not give you the full power that you are looking for. It is also possible to connect each battery to a fuse, which will stop the risk of a high current flowing from the good battery to the bad battery with a faulty cell causing it to short; this situation could be dangerous, with a risk of a fire or explosion.

For more reading… http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/serial_and_parallel_battery_configurations

Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

 

Two Person Car-The world’s most aerodynamic two-person car achieves 110km/hr on batteries … – Quartz

Geeky gadgets

The world’s most aerodynamic two person car achieves 110km/hr on batteries …

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Two Person Car-New car project will play a big part

This new car design is claimed to be one of the most aerodynamic car ever built with greater efficiency than many other cars ever designed. The guy who designed the cars and the cars engineers were funded

by a scheme called the “Kickstarter Campaign”. This is a business funding scheme that lets investors offer the collateral towards any worthy project that they feel as though they could invest in, and the investors will offer their money to make the Project Management work. The Project Ideas will have a time limit and the money is paid out at the end

Two Person Car

Urbee

of the project.

Funding has been very effective at creating new ventures and getting the inventors and investors round a table to help get some great ideas off the ground, including this Two Person Car . As I have said the money will not be paid out until the project has been finished and up to this day over 40% of projects have reached their climax for more information… http://www.kickstarter.com/

“The name of the new Two Person Car will be Urbee, because of its lozenge shape and it has the ability to slip through the air. The car will be driven by a 7 horse power engine the type used in a lawn mower and is thought to be capable of speeds nearing 70mph, the top speed allowed on British motorways. To prove the cars “green status” the engineers who made the car are hoping to travel from New York to San Francisco on just 10 gallon of bio-fuel a distance of just short of 3000miles, which must be some kind of World record ,if it is achieved.

The car was put together by a 3D printer, which allows for seamless parts

Which makes the car more efficient and reduces the total weight of the completed car. The parts are thinner and much lighter than the ones which are made from the conventional car manufacturing methods”.

Eric Roberts...www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

 

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Recharging EV Batteries-Industry Rises – New York Times

New York Times
A Recharging EV Batteries Industry Rises
New York Times
Such public charging has an advantage over the 240-volt charger that a car owner can install in a garage or car port, said Michael D.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Recharging EV Batteries but EV batteries may not be here to stay?

It seems that Americans are throwing billions of dollars in the production of electric car, now they are expanding the car battery

charger market. In the article by the New York Times it explains the way that the USA is going towards in this direction.

I live in the North of the UK at it appears that we are miles behind in the establishment of Battery charging stations in our towns and cities. There is a website that shows EV drivers where their electric cars can be charged up, but to date I have only seen the Battery Charging Stations in the Cheshire city of Chester, where there are three of them in one spot, a local hotel.Recharging EV Batteries

We do have companies that manufacture charging stations; one of them is Schneider Electric’s EV Link fast charge stations…http://www.schneider-electric.co.uk/sites/uk/en/products-services/electrical-distribution/products-offer/ev-link-charging-solutions/electric-vehicle-fast-charging-infrastructures/ev-link-fast-charger.page   that can charge 80% of the Car Batteries in less than 30 minutes. These Recharging EV Batteries stations can be bought for home use or for use by businesses and the Electric Vehicles owners will be able to easily and safely charge their vehicles, without any risk of exceeding their supply contract and in the most environmental friendly manner.

The UK also has web site that shows electric car owners where to find the car  batteries charging points to recharge their cars batteries

the web site is http://www.nextgreencar.com/electric-cars/charging-points.php it also tells you other valuable information, such as the number of fast charging sites, it now states that we have 3035 fast charging sites in the UK, alright if you are near one?

The big problem here in the UK is that the public have not taken the electric car to their heart, they do not seem interested. According to the figures only just over 1000 cars were sold in the UK in year ending in October 2011 and figures for up to October 2012 were even worse at 950 cars, these figures are measly

Recharging EV Batteries

A Renault Twizy at a charging station in Rome Italy

compared to 981,000 diesel cars sold and 934,000 petrol cars sold in the same period… Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/experts/article-2243534/How-does-cost-charge-electric-car-home.html#ixzz2kpbrHF3a

In my opinion the bottom line is that it is too early just to go out and buy a so called green car because you care about the” greenhouse effect “on our planet. The reason being that there

Recharging EV Batteries

Filling a Toyota Hydrogen cell vehicle

are many new technologies that will be coming onto the market in the next few years that will not run solely on batteries , but use other mechanical methods to lower the emissions, the new technology that is coming out of Peugeot looks a good alternative and Toyota are looking into Nitrogen powered engines, so it will be very interesting to say the least.

Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk
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Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Johnson Controls-To make Smaller battery pack which may jolt auto industry – The Detroit News

Johnson Controls

Post updated  15/2/2014

Daily Tech Johnson Controls smaller battery pack may jolt auto industry The Detroit News Plymouth —Global automotive supplier Johnson Controls says it has reduced a micro-hybrid battery pack from the size of a car trunk to the size of a shoebox,…

Johnson controls are a leading battery pack company

This is yet another major step that Johnson controls are involved in, a realistic sized Lithium Ion Battery Pack.

One of the new range of Lithium Ion Rechargeable Battery will be used to power a boat outboard motors and electric motors made by Torqeedo a German boat manufacturer who will use these  new  Leisure Batteries, (that will be made in Johnson controls Holland plant). The new marine batteries are to made from a

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls offices

modified version of its plug in Hybrid electric vehicle battery, that will be waterproof and will not be effected by the salt water on marine boats.

Johnson Controls are one of the largest manufacturers of 12 v lead acid batteries in the world and are now getting involved in making batteries from the new technology era that we are getting into.

Johnson Controls

Some of the new types of batteries are creating some problems at the moment for the scientists to find answers to.This includes overheating and the length of time that these batteries will last on one charge, but i am sure that answers are imminent in the near future.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Subsequently, I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies . Of course, in my younger days. Naturally, before starting my first business. As a result, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Consequently, I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products . Thus, that will help my business to grow. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes.Also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

 

See on www.detroitnews.com

New batteries to change solar energy storage – The Strategic Sourceror (blog)

New batteries to change solar energy storage
The Strategic Sourceror (blog)
While electricity sourcing from storage technologies for renewable energy is only emerging, it could soon become mainstream.

New Types of  Batteries  for Solar Storage” Not Far Away”

Although we have been trying out new systems for storing the energy produced by the Sun there does not seem to be any major developments coming from the big energy players. Millions of individuals have been trying different methods out using all types of devices and different types of batteries

The most successful battery at the moment appears to be the AGM battery (Absorbed Glass Matting). This type of New batteries will dis-charge to much lower levels, than a normal New batterieswet lead acid battery, the type that is used in cars and trucks. But as we all strive to make renewable energy other methods have started to come to life. By the way one of the best AGM storage batteries on the market are made by Trojan batteries . They are a little more expensive than other makes but they are a heavy duty quality product and well worth looking at if you are interested in building a small bank of solar storage batteries.

A new kid on the block will shortly be the development of the Lithium-Ion solar storage unit. The idea has come from the development of the use of New batteries called Lithium-Ion batteries in the electric cars. These storage units will be tailor made as a thing that consumers can just buy and plug in to a solar panel system or a wind turbine. The idea comes from the car maker Tesla, who may work together with Bosch batteriesto produce this product.

In my opinion this will open the gates for more companies to come up with more products and will be of great advantage to home owners and

New batteries,Solar Storage Batteries

How a solar system works using Solar Storage New batteries

businesses alike. A typical home owner with solar panels could store the electricity when the cost is at the lowest and then use the electricity stored in the home or business when the rates are at their highest, by using New batteries . I actually have a bank of solar panels on my roof here in the UK and they work really well, even now in November we still produce electricity on a sunny day. My system though goes into the national grid and is bought from us by the electricity provider, but if such storage system came onto the market that was custom made then I would think about changing things around.

I have sold New batteries all my working life, but I must confess that these are the most exciting times for change and different battery technologies and inventiveness coming from our Universities and colleges.

Eric Roberts … www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

 

See on www.strategicsourceror.com

Johnson Controls buys 90% stake in Colombian battery maker – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Johnson Controls buys 90% stake in Colombian battery maker
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Johnson Controls Inc. said Friday it has acquired a 90% stake in battery supplier MAC, which does business in Central and South America.

Hi what can you say about Johnson controls

“They are the World’s biggest battery makers and have made significant progress in its expansion plans and that now includes this acquisition in South America. Johnson controls have always been at the forefront of automotive technology and that includes their battery division.

Johnson Controls latest line of development is a compact Lithium-Ion , that is not much larger the a normal lead acid car battery. The battery is a 24 volt battery and is being looked at by car manufacturers with much interest. Johnson controls also brought the AGM “stop/start” battery onto the market and has been used on many new models. The only point that I would like to make is that as a Varta Battery dealer we have to have a special electrical device to enable us to change the battery, which costs about £600?

Other than that we sell many battery products that are made by Johnson controls, these include Varta batteries, Lucas batteries and also Numax Johnson Controlsbatteries, all of which are excellent quality.

Going back to the new 24 volt battery, this new battery is expected to lower emissions and improve the cars fuel economy to help make a greener planet. Another good point is that this battery is expected to a cheap battery compared with the massive price tags on the Lithium-Ion batteries used on the EV electric vehicles that are in use today. This battery could also replace the standard lead acid batteries now fitted to new cars, but there is an issue with the disposal of the old batteries and as now the problem has yet to be solved”

Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

 

 

See on www.jsonline.com

ELECTRIC CAR Battery Plug in Stations in Chester UK

ELECTRIC CAR Battery

 

ELECTRIC CAR Battery Plug in Stations in Chester UK

In the last few days I visited the beautiful city of Chester in Cheshire, North West England. Chester is very close to the Welsh border and is steeped in history. Of course, the city was once a Roman settlement. So, still boasts a near complete Roman wall. Encircling the city centre. Including, its many shops and hotels. Attracting millions of visitors a year.

electric car

Charging station sign

electric car

My daughter Brooke collecting her graduation gown from the University campus in Chester.

My wife and I were in Chester to see our daughter receive her Honours degree. Naturally, from the University of Chester. The ceremony was held at the cities cathedral. Attended by many dignitaries and important university personnel. Subsequently, the service took some two hours. But was well worth it see our daughter Brooke receive her degree in French studies. Indeed, we were very proud parents indeed Celebrating with a nice meal and a few drinks. Before heading back to the hotel for a few more night caps.

The Hotel was the Mill Hotel and Spa complex Hotel just off the centre of Chester and very nice it was too. On arriving I could not help noticing that there was a few very large life size replicas of rhinos, painted in very bright psychedelically painted situated around the hotel car park. Looking more closely I noticed that they all had a sign attached to them. To my amazement the rhinos were in fact “electric car charging points”.

ELECTRIC CAR Battery- charging is free to residents of the hotel.

These were some of the first that I had ever seen in the North of England. The Hotel had them installed care of a company called”Zerocarbonworld.org and are fitted free of charge through government grants and special funding. I have always been interested in the electric car and other inventions that are at the moment flooding the car market place, so I could not wait to turn this find into a blog.

When we checked out I asked the guy at the reception how much they charged to top the battery up on an electric car and to my surprise he said that there was no charge for the service indeed the service was free. But as a business man I know that the electricity used would have been a business cost and used to calculate the cost of a room, so therefor we would have been paying for the cost of charging up an electric car battery in the price of a room. The reception guy then told me that they had only ever had two electric cars to have their batteries charged.

In the end we all had a great three days and I found an interesting subject to blog about.

Eric Roberts… www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

electric car

Giant model Rhino marking where the electric car charging points are located

Power Sonic batteries for Mobility Scooter & Wheelchair Batteries : GoBuzz.ME

Power Sonic batteries

Power Sonic batteries

Carl Smith (Mobility Scooter & Wheelchair Batteries : GoBuzz.ME: http://t.co/8IQRs3uQBd)

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Power Sonic batteries

Of course, I can back this American site to the hilt. Regarding the super quality on the Power Sonic batteries Ltd (PS) products. Selling PS products for a few years now and “touch wood”. Consequently, I have not had a single problem yet.

For this reason, Power Sonic batteries make batteries for all types of applications. Including, mobility scooter batteries, Hillbilly Golf Batteries. Not forgetting Powakaddy Golf Battery, UPS batteries and even batteries for kids toys. So, Powersonic, have been one of Power Sonic batteriesleading 12 Volt Battery makers in the World for the past 42 years. Supplying the public and industry. High value cost effective batteries for all applications.

Power Sonic batteries-Power many things.

Naturally, Power Sonic batteries Lead Acid Battery Manufacturers make batteries for the following  applications. Including, Emergency Lighting , Solar power, photographic equipment, burglar and Fire alarm systems. Of course, also Hand held lights, Testing and measuring equipment, Ride on toys, walking Stackers,  Metal detectors. Film and Theatrical Equipment,  Remote Monitoring, Robotics, Electric fencing, Scientific Instruments. Not forgetting, Photographic Equipment and many more. As a result, this shows the scope of their products. Subsequently, all these and more can now be bought online…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk .

Subsequently, Powersonic are one of our best battery performers. I have never seen a faulty Powersonic battery. Naturally,in the last 40 years of trading with batteries. 

Eric Roberts

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Working for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days. Of course, before starting my first business. Owning a garage and MOT testing centre. Here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Lastly, that will help my business.

Power Sonic batteries

Power sonic batteries can be used on all types of lawnmowers

 

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Mobility Scooter Owners Batteries-Advantages Of Owning your own “MOBILITY SCOOTER “

Mobility Scooter Owners Batteries

Mobility Scooter Owners Batteries

Mobility Scooter Owners Batteries

If you are a disabled person. Using a mobility scooter. Then getting around in a town centre or in a shopping centre. For an hour at a time can be difficult. This can also apply if you are not feeling well, or if you are experiencing any type of pain. You can put the pain and the discomfort behind you by using a scooter. A scooter gives you the mobility you have been dreaming about so you can be more mobile and shop. From groceries, to holiday shopping, or just personal shopping you can take your mobility scooter along, and enjoy your day out  at the the shopping centre.

Mobility Scooter Batteries;Advantages Of Owning A mobility Scooter for disabled person are Vast

If you are disabled and use a mobility scooter getting around in a town centre or in a shopping centre for an hour at a time can be difficult, without the correct Mobility Scooter Batteries. This can also apply if you are not feeling well, or if you are experiencing any type of pain. You can put the pain and the discomfort behind you by using a scooter. A scooter gives you the mobility you have been dreaming about so you can be more mobile and shop. From groceries, to holiday shopping, or just personal shopping you can take your mobility scooter along, and enjoy your day out  at the the shopping centre.

Advantages Of Owning A mobility Scooter for disabled person are Vast

The advantages for the elderly and people with disabilities, of owning a scooter include the ability to be more independent. You probably would not want to wait for your children to take you shopping or do your shopping for you all the time, but with a mobility scooter, you can get out and about and do the shopping yourself (especially the ladies).

A scooter with good Mobility Scooter Batteries can be used to take you right into the store. If you live in town or city, near the store, you can ride your scooter to the store (weather permitting),then you can shop while riding the scooter and carry your goods home on your scooter. A  mobility scooter is a great way of giving those who are unable to walk due to illness or those who are unable to walk long distances without the ability to be self-dependent. I recently did an article about the large amount of these scooters there were in Benidorm Spain and they are also used in large numbers of mobility scooters in the USA.

While owning or renting your own scooter. So, you don’t have to disinfect the scooter in the store where you are shopping. Sometimes accidents and spills will happen such as a broken bottle or a burst packet of peas. Whilst in the retail setting leaving you with a scooter that may not be very clean,or sanitized. If you were to purchase your own scooter, you will feel more comfortable, and it would only need cleaning.

Using your own scooter with good Mobility Scooter Batteries, instead of renting also means you have the advantage of always having a scooter that has fully charged batteries and is ready to go. Often there are times when those who are disabled will enter a retail centre only to find the scooters batteries become flat and are out of power, and become useless. To give yourself the freedom of mobility with a fully charged scooter battery, buy your own scooter and leave all your worries behind you.

Owning your own mobility scooter must be the best way
Mobility Scooter Batteries

Mobility Scooter Batteries = freedom for the elderly and disabled

Owning your own scooter gives you the choice of  being familiar with your  scooter. . Riding a scooter you are not familiar with (a rented one).So, can at times be a little awkward. Especially, until you learn how to use the controls.

The retail scooters that you can rent at a shopping centre are big, bulky.Not cutting corners very well. Hence, by having your own scooter. Consequently, it is going to allow you the freedom to travel. Of course, especially in the retail setting. While still feeling at home on your own scooter

Therefore, you can make the seat adjustments. So, to fit your own body size and shape on the scooter. Whilst adjusting the handle bars and the controls to your personal liking. Knowing, that the scooter settings will stay that way.

Mobility Scooter Owners Batteries

Subsequently, there will be no need to keep adjusting the seat. Especially, after other people have been using it. Because you are the only one who is using your scooter.

Your personal scooter is just like your car, your personal transportation, and like a car you need a good set of Mobility Scooter Batteries.

 

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.