Brakeless EVs, Nissan FEV, California V2X, Bollinger and Roush: Today’s Car

California dives deeper into two-way charging. Bollinger has announced how his electric truck will be built. We look back at a Nissan electric car that could be more than a point in EV history. And can EVs go without a break as we know in the future? This and more, here and here Green Car Report.

While some of us have become accustomed to the powerful regenerative braking and one-pedal driving modes that can enable it, cranking the brake region and removing the pads altogether is a bold next step that at least one automaker is considering. Can future EVs completely eliminate friction pads?

Bollinger Motors has announced its manufacturing partner for electric trucks, including platforms and chassis cabs: Raush Industries. The Bollinger will provide the source and materials, while the Russians will assemble the trucks at a flexible facility in Livonia, Michigan. Thinking about B1 electric SUV and B2 electric pickup? They are suspended indefinitely.

The California utility Pacific Gas & Electric EV saw three major pilot programs for two-way charging, sometimes called V2X Tech, approved by the state. They will test technology that can help smooth the grid and prevent brownouts with hundreds of commercial customers and 1,000 residential customers. One of the pilots also has a “microgrid” view that uses medium and heavy-duty electric trucks to back up power during disruptions.

And long before the Tesla Roadstar or Leaf, the Nissan FEV electric car could compete with the GM EV1. Called FEV and nothing more than a prototype, it boasts something like an arrow-savvy shape, a heat pump, low-rolling-resistance tires, solar-complementary accessories, aluminum-intensive construction and fast-charging. In 1991, it was a patron of the EV era.

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