Electric car

Tesla Adopts New Brand Name; To Be Known as Tuosule in China

August 22, 2013 / No Comments

For some time now, the American EV maker Tesla Motors had been fighting to salvage its brand name, as it was actually owned by someone called Zhan Baosheng since 2006. The American EV maker hadn’t claimed it for until 2009. As the company can’t rest assured with the name Tesla anymore in the Asian markets, the automaker has decided to move ...

Mahindra Reva e20 Electrci Car Drives into Nepal

August 20, 2013 / No Comments

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles has launched its e20 green car in Nepal. E20 is a fully automatic functioning car that comes with boost-mode system for rapid acceleration. The car comes across as an urban mobility solution, according to reports. According to the car maker, EVs could help a sustainable zero emission society, and in the process reduce environmental degradation, pollution related ...

Singapore Puts First Driverless Electric Vehicle on Road for Trials

August 19, 2013 / No Comments

The first driverless electric vehicle has taken to the streets of Singapore for trials. The vehicle was tested along a two-kilometer route, between Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and JTC Corporation’s cleantech park. The vehicle can accommodate eight passengers and is able to acquire a speed of 20 kilometer per hour. At present, such vehicles are already running in the US and ...

Lighting Issue : 2012-2013 Ford Focus Electric and 2013 Focus ST Recalled

August 14, 2013 / No Comments

Ford is recalling about 6,308 units of its 2012- 2013 Ford Focus Electric and 2013 Ford Focus ST cars to fix faulty headlights. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration these vehicles are equipped with High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights. The NHSTA bulletin also confirms that because of some wiring incompatibility, the front side marker lamps of these vehicles ...

BMWi8 to Come with Gorilla Glass Rear Window

August 9, 2013 / No Comments

If you thought smart gadgets have the monopoly over Gorilla Glass, you need to think again. For, the Gorilla Glass feature will be present in the upcoming BMW i8 too. The chemically hardened material, which has proved itself to be more durable, lighter and provides more sound deadening properties, has been chosen by the car maker to spruce up the rear window ...

Nissan-Renault Alliance Sells 1 Lakh EVs

July 25, 2013 / No Comments

The alliance between of Japanese car maker Nissan and French company Renault has reached a new milestone by selling 100,000 electric vehicles on a global level. As you all know, Nissan and Renault are part of an alliance that shares management, resources and technology. More than 70,000 people worldwide have bought Nissan Leaf, making it the world’s best-selling electric car, ...

Honda Micro Commuter Prototype Field Tests Set to Roll

July 19, 2013 / No Comments

Japanese automaker Honda has announced plans to start testing the Micro Commuter Prototype ? electric vehicle in Saitama , Japan. Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has already approved the proposal from Saitama City council to promote the micro-sized mobility vehicles. According to Honda, this test will enable both the automaker and the City of Saitamato study the ...

Hyundai Zero Emissions Vehicle Lined Up for US

June 13, 2013 / 1 Comment

The US market place might soon get to see a new zero emission vehicle. We hear Hyundai is in the works with this new car. You already know that California’s stringent automotive emissions mandates insist that all automobile manufacturers should include some form of zero emissions vehicle in their lineup. A tweet from John Krafcik, HMA Chief Executive says that the ...

Detroit Electric SP:01 Production Delayed; to Start Only in September

June 4, 2013 / No Comments

What on earth has happened to Detroit Electric, of late? The electric car maker seems to be stuck in a pit for some reasons. The Detroit-based automaker says production of its SP:01 sports car will be delayed by at least a month. The reason is being attributed to problems with securing a manufacturing facility. It was almost confirmed by the Detroit ...

Tesla Entry Level Model in the Offing; Aims to Beat Nissan Leaf

May 29, 2013 / Comments Off on Tesla Entry Level Model in the Offing; Aims to Beat Nissan Leaf

An entry-level model is being readied by Tesla and the new car is expected to drive in within three or four years.  Significant is the fact that Tesla CEO Elon Musk has placed all our anxiety at a higher level by saying that the new Tesla will be a much better car than the Nissan Leaf. The new car is expected ...