Think electric cars and Japan and your thoughts might turn to the Nissan LEAF, the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid or maybe the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. However, there is a new addition to this impressive line-up of electric cars from the land of the rising sun More
It’s human nature to push the boundaries of what one can achieve, a trait clearly illustrated every time an electric car owner embarks upon a huge journey to prove it can be done.
Such a trip is almost a cliché now–a brave few have already taken an electric car around the entire world, after all–but people are still find ways to put a new spin on the theme.
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Beijing plans to have 50,000 electric cars by 2015, 30,000 of which will be owned privately, the rest used as public transit, taxis and other public uses, Legal Evening News reports.
On Sunday, the first electric car rental service in Beijing opened in the Wudaokou area of the city as part of the Electric Beijing Partnership Plan, according to Caixin News, a financial news website. As part More
Electric car maker Tesla Motors has shifted into a good place: CEO Elon Musk intends to use the potential $1 billion from a new stock offering to pay off the maker’s $465 million in Department of Energy loans – and to help pay for other products that would grow the California automaker.
Musk, who uses tweets to signal his plans, has hinted that he will formally announce the payoff of th More
Lease deals and tax incentives add appeal to electric cars like the Nissan Leaf.
This car deal sounds too good to be true: Drive a car, almost free.
To entice drivers to try electric-powered cars, auto makers are lowering the price of entry to the zero-emission lifestyle.
A new round of discount leases on mainstream-brand plug-in cars such as the Nissan 7201.TO -1.14% Leaf or More
News of of BMW’s ‘i’ EV sub-brand has been circulating for a while now, or so it seems. There have been spy shots, passenger rides and motor show reveals; now we have the list of dealers that will sell and service the new range of electric BMWs.
The list comprises 46 BMW retailers, from Jacksons Jersey to John Clark Aberdeen. The first showroom, BMW Park Lane, currently ha More
If you don’t know who Leilani Münter is, you probably should. Apart from being a NASCAR ARCA-series racer, sister-in-law to the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, and very easy on the eyes, her motto is “never underestimate a vegetarian hippie chick with a race car.” And she now drives a Tesla Model S.
Upon her first drive of the car earlier this month–with Elon Musk More
You can buy almost anything on the Internet: uranium ore, wolf urine, a levitating hover scooter. But you can’t buy a car straight from the factory. Go to the website of Ford or Honda or any other major automaker and you will be sent to your local dealer to conduct anything resembling an actual transaction.
It isn’t an accident. Rather, it is the result of hard-fought efforts by More
The RC world has come a long way since the lumbering vehicles I used to pilot when I was a kid. They couldn’t go very fast, but if need be, they could flex their D battery-powered muscles to get unstuck once mired in the carpet.
In recent years, however, the RC vehicles across sea, land and air have gotten so realistic you have to zoom out to realize you’re watching a miniature, and not More
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I recently read an interesting article about putting nissan leafs through automated car washes and it promoted the question in the subject line.
Would you put your electric car through an automated car wash?
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– Milestone by University of Delaware, NRG Energy eV2g project celebrated by Gov. Markell and other leaders –
NEWARK, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 26, 2013– Joined by government and industry leaders, the University of Delaware and NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) are celebrating an important milestone for its eV2g project today: becoming an official resource of PJM Interconnection More
Fewer Chevrolet Volt owners would buy another this year than at the same time last year, Consumer Reports has discovered.
…Of course, when that figure is still 92 percent (down from 93) and the Volt has topped Consumer Reports’ consumer satisfaction survey for the second year running, perhaps a drop isn’t so bad…
Unsurprisingly, the Volt is going down a storm More
Success of Leaf rival depends on induction charging
The launch of a luxury Infiniti electric car based on the Nissan Leaf hinges on a standard process of induction charging being introduced around the world.
The new Infiniti will have a completely different exterior and interior from the Nissan hatchback and it will be used to showcase induction technology, which does away with charg More
Are you seeking an electric car and don’t know what to do? You’ve got two options, really. Go for a big production model like Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Ford Focus Electric or the coming-this-summer 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV. Or, you go for the one-off model car companies must manufacture to meet environmental regulations. (No, I am not kidding.) One of these cool EV wonders is the brand new 2013 More
Sean Hart charges his new Nissan Leaf electric car at a Windsor Crossing Outlet station. The self-professed “technology guy” is likely the first individual in the area to purchase the vehicle.
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The global market for lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries in light duty vehicles will grow from $1.6 billion in 2012 to almost $22 billion in 2020, according to a Pike Research report.
The free report, Electric Vehicle Batteries, says the Asia Pacific region will continue to lead the global Li-ion battery market with China replacing Japan as the leader in automotive Li-ion battery production by More
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SALISBURY, Conn. (AP) — Two flat tires didn’t deflate the enthusiasm of the Housatonic Valley Regional High School team that competed in the Electrathon at Lime Rock Park.
In the school’s first entry into the electric car competition, drivers Wayne Purdy and Brian Saccardi managed to get their entry around the track nine times.
The students are members of the agricultural mecha More
A shift in production from Japan to the United States has resulted in improved mileage for the 2013 Nissan Leaf.
The Environmental Protection Agency has given the U.S-built 2013 Nissan Leaf a combined rating of 115 MPGe. Last year’s model, which was built in Japan, was rated at 99 MPGe.
Although essentially the same model, Nissan was able to institute incremental changes in the More
Japanese automaker Mitsubishi will race two all-new MiEV Evolution II all-electric four-wheel drive prototype vehicles in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Based off last year’s second-placed MiEV entrant, th More
Improvements in lithium ion (Li-ion) battery technology are helping to accelerate the worldwide market for electric vehicles (EVs).
In the last few years, automakers have shifted from nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries to Li-ion batteries. This shift represents a major endorsement of Li-ion chemistry and its ability to perform consistently in an automotive environment. According to a re More
London’s Plugged-in Places scheme, Source London, has now successfully installed 1,300 electric car charging points across the capital.
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Over 60 public and private partners, led by the Transport for London (TfL) have taken an active part in helping to build the infrastructure in the two years since the Source London project began. Now Source London charge p More
WASHINGTON, DC, May 20, 2013 (ENS) – To foster the adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles, the U.S. Energy Department has embarked on a new public-private partnership to develop the country’s hydrogen infrastructure.
Dubbed “H2USA,” the new partnership brings together automakers, government agencies, gas suppliers, and the hydrogen and fuel cell industries.
The stakeholders More
A sea of bikes indicated that, yes, the Portland Employers Bike Summit was underway last Friday. Click through for more pictures from the event.
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CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX Musk speaks during a session titled “To Infinity and Beyond: Skoll talks with Elon And Kimbal Musk” at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California (Fred Prouser Reuters, / April 30, 2013)
Batteries are one of the largest demand drivers for lithium and the market is only expected to grow. This week, international metals and minerals research firm Roskill released a report on the dependence that the lithium market has on batteries, stating that rechargeable battery demand accounts for nearly one-third of global lithium demand.
Despite waning investor interest in most other com More
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46 UK dealers to sell electric city car
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Sales start in autumn, from around £35k
BMW’s new i3 electric city car will be sold through a network of 46 British dealers when it reaches showrooms in the autumn.
The i3 makes extensive use of high-tech carbonfibre in its construction, and it will be available as either More