Electric car

Nissan Pivo 3 EV Likely to Go into Production [Video]

November 9, 2011 / No Comments

This thing called EV is growing big time. Remember Nissan Pivo, which made its appearance at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2005? If yes, you should notice the change that has happened to the third-gen model of the vehicle in the images we have here for you. According to the company, this is what Nissan envisions to be a more ...

Nissan Leaf Charges Up With SunPower

November 8, 2011 / 1 Comment

Nissan is partnering SunPower Corp to help Nissan Leaf electric vehicle owners learn the benefits of using a solar power system, so as to reduce carbon emissions and to control the cost of charging their electric vehicles. It was only few months ago that  Ford had signed a deal with SunPower to provide a 2.5-kilowatt rooftop solar system with their Ford ...

Varley evR450, First Aussie Electric Supercar, to Hit Roads by Early 2012

November 7, 2011 / No Comments

Varley Electric Vehicles has surprised the Aussies and the world by introducing evR450, an aerodynamic styled electric supercar with a wrap-around greenhouse and butterfly doors. The car, marketed as Australia's first electric supercar, brags a top speed of 200 kilometers per hour (or 124 MPH) and a zero to 100 km/h acceleration in 3.8 seconds. Though the entry level model is said ...

Mitsubishi i MIEV Given Away as Prize to Teacher in Hawaii

November 4, 2011 / No Comments

Can u imagine becoming the proud owner of a Mitsubishi car without even spending a penny? You may think that it is beyond imagination. But a teacher has managed to get it as a pretty big prize! Chad Miller, who works as a high school teacher in Kailua, Hawaii, won a Mitsubishi iMIEV provided by his local Mitsu dealer for a ...

Eleven States to Get Northeast Electric Vehicle Charging Network

November 3, 2011 / No Comments

Though the rising number of electric vehicles shows a brighter  phase for the environment, customers are fretting about the existing level of power stations. It is even harder, when situations such as getting struck by a hurricane or other calamites lay off charging processes. The power surge and outages are frequently appearing in US and with the winter coming, things ...

Nissan Leaf Bags 2011 GreenFleet EV of the Year Award

October 27, 2011 / No Comments

Nissan Leaf has won the Electric Vehicle of the Year at 2011 GreenFleet Awards in Europe. The car bagged had already 2011 European Car of the Year award, 2010 Green Car Vision, 2011 World Car of the Year and many others, thereby adding credibility to the company in the market. Nissan Leaf, sponsored by EDF Energy, was judged the best performing ...

Switch to Electric Car; Avoid Fuel Shock

October 19, 2011 / No Comments

To spare motorists the shockingly soaring fuel prices, former Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has this advice: switch to electric cars. To avoid a head-on collision with his audience, the Secretary diplomatically dodged their questions on the rising fuel prices and said: “The increase in fuel prices is a function of global oil prices; it’s not driven by policy.” Hammond, who had ...

DeLorean All-Electric Car to Drive In During 2013

October 18, 2011 / No Comments

DeLorean Motor Company is tantalizing us again, now with their seductive, all-electric DeLorean Car. Scheduled to hit the road in 2013, this is an electric version of their gull-winged masterpiece. DeLorean Motor Company, after weathering many a storm, is re-emerging with a vengeance by introducing this new car. The company just rolled out a prototype DMC-12 EV at the DMC Texas ...

Automakers Agree on Common Charging Systems for EVs

October 17, 2011 / No Comments

Seven giant automakers have reached an agreement regarding the common charging system for electric vehicles. The seven companies include Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen. The agreement is applicable for EVs in the United States and Europe. The agreement provides standardized infrastructure and charging protocols. There will be an integration of all charging methods into a single vehicle ...

Don’t Miss the Mia Micro Bus [Video]

October 14, 2011 / No Comments

Plug-in cars have always been an electrifying passion for Robert Llewellyn and he proves this on every episode of Fully Charged. In the latest video, he discusses solar energy, including how his residential solar panel installation powers his Nissan Leaf 1,000 miles for less than nine bucks. Llewellyn finishes the episode with a drive in the quirky electric Mia microbus. As ...