Electric car

Vauxhall Ampera Earth Set for UK Arrival

August 2, 2012 / No Comments

The streets in the United Kingdom would see an entry level Ampera whizzing along very soon. The new Vauxhall creation has been christened Earth, and has been put up for  order. So, if you are in the UK and are yearning to drive the Earth, you just need to place your order at £29,995 after government incentives. For than money you will ...

Wheelchair-Ready Kenguru EV Ready to be Launched Soon

July 25, 2012 / 1 Comment

Electric vehicle designed for people in wheelchairs, called the Kenguru electric car, is about to make its way into production. The exact date of its arrival to the market is not known, but reports say that distribution in a number of European countries is imminent. The vehicle is unlike any electric car. For one, it doesn’t have any seat. That’s because ...

Nissan Leaf Models Used as Police Cars in Portugal

July 19, 2012 / No Comments

In an effort to reduce its ecological footprint,Portugal's Polícia de Segurança Pública (PSP) has begun using Nissan Leaf as police cars. PSP is the first police force in the world to incorporate cars with zero-emission technology in its fleet. Superintendent Paul Gomes Valente, National Director of PSP, said that the force is proud of this decision and want to continue contributing ...

FedEx to Test Nissan e-NV200, May Include in its Fleet

July 17, 2012 / No Comments

FedEx, one of the largest courier services company in the world, will test the new 100% Electric Nissan e-NV200, starting this month. FedEx will test the EV in the Yokohama area in Japan. FedEx has already conducted a trial of the vehicle last winter in Europe. Hope this final test would be enough to convince the courier giant to include the ...

GreenTech Unveils New City EV MyCar

July 17, 2012 / No Comments

GreenTech Automotive, A Mississippi-based automaker, has unveiled a new two-seat city electric vehicle called MyCar. The vehicle comes with many highlights, but what is now making the headlines is its well-attended opening. The event became a high-profile one with the visit of former President Bill Clinton and state Governor Haley Barbour. GreenTech Automotive is chaired by former Democratic National Committee chief ...

Renault Twizy EV Distribution Expands to Eastern Europe, South America

July 12, 2012 / No Comments

Renault plans to hit the East European and South American markets with its Twizy electric vehicle. This was stated by Thierry Koskas, head of Renault’s electric-vehicle program, in an interview. This two-seated, compact city EV was introduced at the 82nd International Geneva Motor show. The model was introduced in France in March and started selling in the UK in April. The company ...

Honda to Start Leasing Fit EV in Select Areas in US

July 10, 2012 / No Comments

Honda will soon start the leasing facility for its electric model Fit. The EV has already earned 118 MPGe by the EPA, which is an achievement in itself in the EV segment. The Fit EV would be available for a three-year lease at $389 per month and it's MSRP is $36,625, though it is not available for sale now. The facility ...

Mazda to Roll Out Demio EV in Japan Soon

July 10, 2012 / No Comments

The confirmation has finally arrived. We can soon see the electric version of Mazda Demio. But the news is that the EV’s production would be limited to a very small quantity and it would be available only in Japan. The Demio EV features a 20 kWh, 346 V Li-ion battery pack and Mazda coil-switching electric motor with maximum output of 75 ...

BMW i3 and i Pedelec Concepts Updated

June 18, 2012 / No Comments

BMW has introduced an updated i3 concept, and the upgraded version has been shown as part of its BMW iPark Lane opening celebrations. This model apart, the carmaker also unveiled its new i Pedelec concept. Specs of the new variants are stunning. The latest variant of i3 is based on its original version. The major difference would be the revamped interior. ...

Tesla Mulls Over New EVs at Shareholders’ Meet

June 15, 2012 / No Comments

Tesla Motors is likely to use their third generation electric vehicles platform for a new crossover as well as a sedan in future. The company’s shareholder meeting held recently discussed sales projections and other future ventures. The details of different body types and associated details regarding this future venture was discussed. Though the CEO kept further details unmentioned, he stated that ...