Profile

Cover photo
Michael Jenkins
Attends University of Tennessee
Lives in Telford, Tennessee
265 followers|205,890 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1'sReviews

Stream

Michael Jenkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Reuters: German automakers shift focus to high-end electric cars
 
German carmakers are shifting their focus toward high-end electric vehicles such as the Audi R8 e-tron and away from cheap city cars, in the latest effort to revive environmentally-friendly but unpopular zero-emission vehicles.

At the +Geneva auto show, Audi unveiled an emission-free version of its 165,000-euro ($184,619) R8 that can drive 450 kilometers (280 miles) before needing to recharge, which takes less than two hours.
It marks a new departure for Audi, which has agonized over whether to launch a range of electric vehicles.

Battery-powered cars have failed to live up to their initial hype, with drivers put off by the slow rollout of recharging stations, and limited range -- despite generous sales incentives in some markets.

Because the batteries, cabling and cooling systems for electric cars cost more than a conventional combustion engine, electric vehicles have struggled to gain widespread acceptance among price-sensitive customers, particularly if the same model is available cheaper with a more conventional powertrain.

However, U.S. maker +Tesla, which produces cars with a price starting at 50,000 pounds ($77,000) has had notable success with electric cars. +http://goo.gl/0Qtvwv

A premium price-tag enables the carmaker to install a larger battery which would be uneconomical in a cheap car, giving the vehicle a range of more than 400 kilometers on a single charge. In smaller electric cars, the operating range is limited to around 100 kilometers until costs come down.

In Geneva, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said one of the reasons electric cars had failed to gain traction was because they tended to be in the cheaper vehicle segments.

“As proven by Tesla, there can be a market at the other side of the range as well. If that is a possibility, we are investigating," Zetsche said, hinting the company's luxury Mercedes brand may be working on an electric limousine.

The electric car industry may still gain traction, but it will take time, Zetsche added. "This is an industry where the cycle takes 14 or 21 years to become really strong and relevant,” he told reporters.

Learn more
+http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/04/us-autoshow-geneva-audi-idUSKBN0M014T20150304
Read also WSJ: Apple Has Hundreds Working On An Electric Car Design  +http://goo.gl/TGtodz

#electriccar #batteries #audir8 #genevamotorshow2015 #tesla #apple #germancars  



Picture credit: +Reuters / +Audi
 
23 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Michael Jenkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
Such a nice restaurant!
1
Add a comment...

Michael Jenkins

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Holy crap, I'm really impressed! Such great inspiration and talent can really do great things, I see. I can't wait to see the next iteration. TOTES
1
Add a comment...

Michael Jenkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
God, I love this company. If only they were in Tennessee...
 
Editor’s Note: If you’ve been reading CleanTechnica for long, you may have noticed that I’m quite critical of a lot of the solar and electric vehicle advertising out there. A lot of it is simply crap, and I’m sure ineffective. However, one solar company…
Editor's Note: If you've been reading CleanTechnica for long, you may have noticed that I'm quite critical of a lot of the solar and electric vehicle advertising out there. A lot of it is simply crap, and I'm sure ineffective. However, one solar company seems to knock it out of the park on a regular basis.
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Michael Jenkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
A word of caution if you're planning on buying a laptop in the future.
Superfish may make it trivial for attackers to spoof any HTTPS website.
97 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Michael Jenkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
+Jordan Thomas​ I've been waiting for this!
 
Second coming: The first HTTP update in 16 years, HTTP/2, is finished http://trib.al/InWXeOo
5 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
153 people
Have him in circles
265 people
Nicholas Wayne's profile photo
Frank Jungman's profile photo
Annie Jennings's profile photo
Peter Terren's profile photo
Alex Carter's profile photo
Bruce Kenyon's profile photo
Kohl Iron's profile photo
Sherena Jolie's profile photo
Leo McDevitt's profile photo

Michael Jenkins

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Dude, you made me laugh so damned hard in this video. I need more of your videos in my life!
1
Add a comment...

Michael Jenkins

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
As always, a superbly produced and informative video.
1
Add a comment...

Michael Jenkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
Anytime I read someone referring to the ACA as Obama-care, it's seen as infantile. Who actually calls it that? Oh yeah...the media...
1
Add a comment...

Michael Jenkins

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
On the blog: From Warp Drives to Cloaking Devices: Star Trek Cosmic Queries Sunday.
http://www.startalkradio.net/from-warp-drives-to-cloaking-devices-star-trek-cosmic-queries-sunday/ #startrek #neildegrassetyson +Leighann Lord 
Preview Sunday's episode: Neil Tyson & Leighann Lord answer fan questions about Star Trek, from transporters and warp drives to Klingons and the Borg.
8 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...
 
The D-Drive Infinitely Variable Geared Transmission: http://youtu.be/F6zE__J0YIU
1
Add a comment...
 
So, that's pretty awesome!
 
#COSMOS electric car sharing system, I hope it really works and pick up the electronic car development market.

#PETRONAS car is under testing or diagnostic when I took the photos. The dashboard and audio interfaces are fully digital.

#RENAULT #EV #ElectricVehicle


For greener environment.
3 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
153 people
Have him in circles
265 people
Nicholas Wayne's profile photo
Frank Jungman's profile photo
Annie Jennings's profile photo
Peter Terren's profile photo
Alex Carter's profile photo
Bruce Kenyon's profile photo
Kohl Iron's profile photo
Sherena Jolie's profile photo
Leo McDevitt's profile photo
Education
  • University of Tennessee
    Electrical Engineering, 2015 - present
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
Story
Tagline
Engineer, Technologist, Foodie, Beekeeper, Gardener, Nerd, General Book Owner
Work
Occupation
Engineering Student
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Telford, Tennessee
Previously
Knoxville, Tennessee - Johnson City, Tennessee
Michael Jenkins's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Actualización Motorola
market.android.com

Esta es una actualización del instalador OTA que descarga actualizaciones de sistema. Esta actualización se necesita para una futura actuali

Inbox by Gmail
market.android.com

Per utilizzare Inbox by Gmail è necessario un invito. Invia un’email a inbox@google.com per richiederne uno. La tua casella di posta dovrebb

Little Web Browser
market.android.com

Thanks for showing your interest in Lynx Browser. A free ad-support version is available for you to test and get familiar with the applicati

Musking — Elon Musk Is Now A Cultural Meme
cleantechnica.com

Musking? What the hell is that, right? Well, it actually makes a lot of sense -- it's simply blocking in gas-powered cars that have parked i

Hercules 2014
market.android.com

Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of god king Zeus,

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
market.android.com

A 13-part adventure across the universe of space and time, hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, exploring humanity's heroi

How I Got Rejected From a Job at The Container Store
www.cafe.com

What happens when, within a single 10-month period, you send a kid off to college, get separated from a 2+-decade marriage, are diagnosed wi

The flaws with the imperial unit system
www.technicianonline.com

I can’t say this enough: The imperial unit system needs to slowly make its exit from our society. It makes no logical sense other than tradi

Hangouts
chrome.google.com

Hangouts brings conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free.

Oyster – Read Unlimited Books
market.android.com

Named one of TechCrunch’s “Best Apps of 2013” and featured by The New Yorker, CNN, The TODAY Show, and more.Oyster is the best way to read b

BMW Debuts 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle at World Premiere in New York City
inhabitat.com

This morning, BMW debuted its 2014 i3 electric vehicle at a world premiere in New York City.

Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective
www.goodreads.com

Author of Contact, Cosmos, The Demon-Haunted World, Pale Blue Dot, Dragons of Eden, Billions & Billions, Broca's Brain, The Varieties of Sci

METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA
market.android.com

In METALOCALYPSE: the DOOMSTAR REQUIEM A KLOK OPERA, we pick up directly after the abduction of Dethklok guitarist Toki Wartooth in the seas

Model 3 will be Tesla Motors’ electric car for the masses
arstechnica.com

200 miles of range, a $35,000 price tag, and an arrival date some time in 2017

Power Formulas in AC & DC Circuit - EE Figures: Power Formulas in AC...
electrical-engineering-figures.blogspot.com

2014 (255). ► June (11). ► May (38). ▼ April (65). Diesel Locomotive Technology · How does electromagnetic induction work · Charging and Dis

Trouble in Missouri | Blog | Tesla Motors
www.teslamotors.com

We have just become aware of a last-minute attempt by the auto dealers lobby, via pressure on legislators, to use a procedure that would bar

Physicists Reveal the Hidden Interiors of Gas Giants
www.universetoday.com

In astronomy we love focusing on the bigger picture. We’re searching for exoplanets in the vast hope that we may begin to paint a picture of

Fabulous meal, atmosphere price, and service.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
What a fantastic selection and quality of food. Brötchen is the best and the beer is excellent. I love a good Spaten.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
My favorite local brewhaus.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
I love this place. Good rates and hassle free.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
7 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Very cool business with a long history and a very welcoming crew.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
What a shine!
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Always have a Cannoli and a Margherita pizza. Delicious every time.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago