Electric car

Think City Electric Car Costs $41,695

March 30, 2011 / No Comments

Want to drive the Think City? The small yet snazzy 2-seater car has been written about as fun to drive in urban traffic. The latest on the Think City front is that the first 100 of the EVs will cost a total of $41,695. Though the actual retail price has not yet been revealed, it’s expected to be around ...

Kia EV to Come in 2013; Based on Venga Concept

March 28, 2011 / No Comments

Car maker Kia is expected to launch their first electric vehicle in 2013. Well, we have only scarce details about the vehicle as well as its launching timeline.  The production model is likely to be based on the Venga EV concept. This concept, hope you remember, was debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

BYD All-Electric Buses to Race Ahead of Cars on US Roads (Video)

March 25, 2011 / No Comments

BYD’s first automobile to hit the US roads could be an all electric bus. The US is set to be the company’s biggest and most important market of all. BYD, shared by Warren Buffet, world’s third richest person, is constructing its US base in Los Angeles. The US headquarters is expected to open by this year end or ...

Mercedes-Benz to Set Up Fuel Cell Plant in Canada

March 25, 2011 / No Comments

Mercedes-Benz has revealed plans for building their own fuel cell plant in Vancouver, Canada. The manufacturing plant will provide new age fuel cells for the Hydrogen powered hybrid cars from the Merc stables. Mercedes had collaborated, efforts with Accumotive GmbH in Germany in battery technology.

Fisker Karma Plug-In Hybrid Jumps into Production

March 23, 2011 / 1 Comment

It's been a long time since Fisker presented for the first time its Karma plug-in hybrid when its manufacturing partner, Valmet Automotive, kicked off the production of the model. Fisker has now announced that it has commenced production of the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid sports sedan in Finland.

Nissan Leaf Deliveries to be Delayed Due to Japan Quake

March 21, 2011 / 1 Comment

As a result of the devastating earthquake that struck Japan, Nissan have postponed the delivery of its flagship EV, Leaf.  Customers who ordered the vehicle and were counting days to delivery got the pending message on their account page. It is also indicated that frequent updates will be provided on the page itself.

A Mini Volt in the Offing?

March 18, 2011 / No Comments

Well, as far as reports and feedbacks go, the Chevrolet Volt isn’t a value-for-money car nor is it very green either! But the car seems to be a good idea for those who cares a bit about their surroundings and for those who don’t want to shell out half their salaries for fuel.

Pininfarina BlueCar Getting into Production

March 17, 2011 / No Comments

Pininfarina BlueCar, developed by the Pininfarina-Bollore joint venture and shown for the first time during October last at Paris, has stirred up great interest already for the fact that it is innovative and is moving in the right direction, well ahead of the times. Awareness on the need to act to protect the environment has been going global, and the EV ...

‘No Harmful Emissions’ C-ZEN: Designed by Courb, Powered by Valence

March 14, 2011 / No Comments

The 2011 Geneva Motor Show saw the unveiling of the Courb C-ZEN. The Courb C-ZEN electric concept car is a collaborative project between French designer Courb and Texas-based battery supplier Valence Technology.

Nissan Leaf Drives You to No-Gas-Land (Video)

March 11, 2011 / No Comments

Nissan Leaf, among the most fully developed pure electric vehicles, continues to receive good feedback. The EV could be charged using the 220-volt chargers, and the charging time of 7 to 9 hours would yield almost 22 kilowatts at one go. The car can also be charged on 110-volt current, but charging times takes almost 20 hours.