Electric car

FedEx Nissan NV200 EV to Roar through the Streets of London

December 20, 2011 / No Comments

Nissan and FedEx Express are together planning to test a Nissan NV200 electric vehicle prototype in practical situations. The NV200 uses the same EV power train and battery as the all-electric Nissan Leaf, which has won multiple awards including, the 2011 European Car of the Year, 2011 World Car of the Year, and Car of the Year Japan 2011-2012. Beth Galetti, ...

Mazda EV for the US Likely in 2018

December 16, 2011 / No Comments

Mazda is currently busy with their Skyactiv technology and is planning to launch an EV by 2018 for the US market. Market researchers have forecast that the launch will be at California,  as the number of potential buyers are more there - and as far as an automotive company is concerned, boosting sales is their primary motto. It is true that 2018 ...

Ford Focus Electric Production Begins

December 15, 2011 / No Comments

Focus, the much awaited EV from Ford, has started production at the car maker’s assembly in Michigan. At first, the EV will be available in California and New Jersey. But as the production speeds up, it will be available in other US states as well. As far as Ford is concerned, Focus is like a new uplift in its EV segment ...

Nissan Lining Up Yet Another EV

December 14, 2011 / No Comments

With the astounding popularity of the Leaf, Nissan is planning to launch a new vehicle for the US market. It may be recalled that they had already planned to release 2 EVs at the start of the coming year. The two planned EVs include a Leaf-based luxury sedan and a small electric van for use as a commercial vehicle or taxi. ...

BMW Lining Up New EV Brand For China

December 13, 2011 / No Comments

BMW is planning to launch a new electric vehicle brand in China with their local partner Brilliance JinBei Automobile Co. The move is apparently being made to meet joint venture rules. The EVs made for China will utilize some of the green powertrains that BMW is developing. The new brand will be different from the previously announced i-sub-brand. There's no word ...

Lotus City Car Aims to Beat Mini, BMW and Audi Small Cars

December 13, 2011 / No Comments

We have been hearing about the Lotus City car for some time now. An enhanced EV that could overthrow Mini, BMW and Audi’s small car segments, the City Car concept (a possible name for it could be Ethos) is a generic-looking, range-extending electric vehicle. The concept has a 14.8-kWh battery pack that delivers a range of up to 37 miles in ...

Toyota iQ Sports Edition May Add to Fun-to-Drive Plan [Images]

December 12, 2011 / No Comments

At the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota's Global President Akio Toyoda had made it clear that the company is setting a goal to produce more 'fun-to-drive' cars in the near future. While releasing that statement, the world premiere of the new Toyota 86 sports coupe was going on. While the 86 is the only real sports car in Toyota's current range, ...

AMP Electric SUV Heads for Detroit Motor Show

December 9, 2011 / No Comments

AMP, specializing in SUV Electric Vehicles, announced that the company will unveil an expansion of their product line with an iconic American SUV that is 100% electric. The new AMP model is based on a vehicle with an All-American image. The new model is designed to be attractive to fleet users in the United States who desire to take a public ...

Smart For-US Premiere Scheduled for Detroit Show

December 8, 2011 / No Comments

Smart is revolutionizing the automotive world with their innovative designs and assuring technologies for the past few years. From the news of the premiering of a new 2-seater pickup at the Detroit Motor Show next month, the firm is targeting to continue the success saga further ahead. Smart is a brand of microcar currently operated by Daimler-Benz and distributed in the ...

Sporty EV Dartz Jo-Mojo Revealed [Video]

December 8, 2011 / No Comments

Gray Design has revealed the first rendering of the Dartz Jo-Mojo which can attain a speed of 100km/h from dead slow state in about 9.5 seconds. The EV which is 100% eco-friendly is built for the streets of French Riviera. The styling is done in a superior way providing the vehicle with such aggressiveness that even when seeing it again and ...