Electric car

Chevrolet Sparks Off Another Electric Version

October 13, 2011 / No Comments

Chevrolet is sparking off another electrifying wave – they are releasing a limited edition all-electric version of the Spark Mini Car. And that too, in celebration of Chevrolet’s birthday! This revelation is a fantastic treat for the fans of Chevy's green initiatives. Chevrolet has designed the Spark EV for urban environments and people with short commutes. The tiny compact car is ...

Fuel Cell Boom Round the Corner

October 10, 2011 / No Comments

Fuel cells offer the benefits of zero-emissions operation without the range and charging limitations of pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs). While the market for FCVs has been slower to develop than many anticipated a few years ago, major automakers including Toyota, Daimler, GM, Honda, and Hyundai have all stated that fuel cells are a critical piece of a complete clean ...

EMC E36T Gets a Plug-in Version

October 6, 2011 / No Comments

If you have been waiting to see a plug-in truck after the termination of Ford Ranger EV, we have glad news for you. Electric Mobile Cars (EMC) has suitably filled in the gap now by converting their E36T to an emission-free truck. The updated truck will be the Renault/Dacia Logan Pickup converted to meet the plug-in configurations. This vehicle was ...

Toyota Prius C Coming to Japan in January 2012; To be Called Aqua

September 30, 2011 / No Comments

The Toyota Prius C will be known in Japan by the name Aqua when it launches there in January 2012. The compact hybrid is expected to launch sometime in the same year in the US. The Aqua will sport a starting price of 1.7 million yen (around $22,236). That price is roughly 300,000 yen cheaper than the 2011 Prius. To keep the ...

The Electric Car Debate

September 29, 2011 / 2 Comments

Everybody wants to do their bit for the environment. Switching from a conventional to an electric car is one way to make a difference. But is it a viable option right now? Here are some pros and cons of electric cars that can help you make an informed decision. The Pros of Electric Cars (1) Efficiency of Energy: Electric cars only lose ...

European Automakers Propose Uniform e-vehicle Charging System

September 27, 2011 / No Comments

The European automobile makers have agreed on a standardized system for charging electric vehicles. Europe's automobile manufacturers' trade association (ACEA) is aiming at implementing these standards throughout Europe, and possibly across the world, by 2017. The announcement made by the association stresses on a standardized plug. It aims to standardize one type of connector for all plug-ins sold in Europe. The ACEA ...

Gordon Murray Design’s Toray Teewave AR.1 Unveiled

September 26, 2011 / No Comments

Gordon Murray Design has unveiled the Toray TEEWAVE AR.1 (T.32), a prototype electric sports car. The 2-seater prototype, commissioned by Toray Industries, weighs 850 kg (1,874 lb) and it was created, from initial sketches to working prototype, in just nine months. [gallery] The car, which is powered by a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery, features a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and a lightweight ...

Shanghai Volkswagen Unveils Tantos as an E-Brand

September 22, 2011 / No Comments

With most of the vehicle manufacturers out there moving toward new e-concepts, it is now the turn of Shanghai Volkswagen to introduce a new electric car brand. Christened Tantos, the e-car brand was spotted in the new vehicle application list released by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. A few spy shots and the catalog number hint that the E-Lavida ...

Rimac Automobili Concept One Plug-In Super Car Bowls Frankfurt Over

September 19, 2011 / No Comments

As you all know we have been getting exciting bits of information about the Rimac Automobili Concept One car since the past two weeks now. We have finally got a glimpse at one of the efficient plug-in super cars built by the company. Shutterbugs present at the Ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show were able to produce some excellent shots of this ...

Opel Entry-Level Junior Minicar Pure Plug-In Version Cancelled

September 13, 2011 / No Comments

Opel has almost cancelled their plan for an all-electric minicar. An entry-level Junior minicar pure plug-in version which was expected to be rolled out in 2013 has now been stalled. The electric minicar project was internally christened Junior BEV S-04404. It is now being reported that the brand has decided to terminate the plan due to "excessively high" costs. The latest decision ...