Electric car

BMW Gears Up with 46-Dealer Network for i Series

May 27, 2013 / No Comments

If you are a resident of Britain who would go all out to own a BMW, here’s something that would excite you big time. Latest reports say that BMW UK has roped in a 46-dealer network for its upcoming “i” series. The i3 in the “i” lineup will go on order from July, while the deliveries would begin around October. The ...

Kia’s Soul EV to Cost $35,000; to Arrive by Early 2014

May 23, 2013 / 1 Comment

Kia has officially announced that it will launch a battery-powered EV that will hit the market sometime in 2014. Meanwhile, we also hear that its companion-cum-rival Hyundai is busy working on a hydrogen fuel cell car. Kia’s previous model called Ray EV was a limited production vehicle that targeted fleet buyers in Korea. The follow-up is the electrified Soul. In a scenario ...

Nissan Leaf Sales Touch 25,000 in the US

May 20, 2013 / No Comments

Nissan can be excused for sitting on the glory of their name and relaxing a bit. The Leaf needs to be thanked for that. The automaker has sold 25,000 units of its electric vehicle Nissan Leaf in the US already. An increase in demand in markets like Atlanta, Dallas and Chicago on the West Coast helped to cross 25,000 number in ...

Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept Revealed in Spain

May 20, 2013 / No Comments

Valladolid in Spain witnessed something special, of late. The event was the unveiling of Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept. The concept utilizes a KERS system, installed in a space where the rear seat would normally be in the regular model. The KERS system works together with the 12.6 kW (17 bhp) electric motor and stores energy lost due to braking ...

OSCar eO PP01 Supercar Heads for Pikes Pike Hill Climb

May 15, 2013 / No Comments

Latvia’s OSCar is set to introduce a new racer at the Pikes Pike International Hill Climb in Colarado next month. The company seems to have been inspired much by the success it had when it sent its all-electric eO beast to the Dakar Rally. In case you didn’t know, the eO was the first electric vehicle to finish that event. The ...

BYD e6 EV Being Sold Only to Fleet Owners in the US

May 13, 2013 / No Comments

Seems like e-car enthusiasts in the US will have to wait a tad longer to drive their own BYD battery-electric vehicle. In case they are very particular about traveling in one, the only option before them would be to hire a BYD cab. BYD, the Chinese company, which stormed into the US light weight vehicle market with its electric sedan e6, ...

Chevy New Volt to Sell for Less Than $30,000

May 10, 2013 / 1 Comment

Have you ever imagined a Chevrolet that would come at sub-$30,000 levels? Such a vehicle could be a reality in the near future. Going by what Dan Akerson, CEO of General Motors, has hinted at, the company has decided to slice $10,000 off the sticker price of the next generation Chevy Volt. Profitability of the company would still not be affected ...

BMW i3 to be Priced Around $40,000

May 8, 2013 / No Comments

The BMW i3 hatchback will start its sale by the end of this year and its price may be around $40,000, which is equivalent to that of a well-equipped sedan 3 series. We hear that the US federal government is likely to give tax credit of $7,500 for this i3. But this has not been confirmed by BMW officials. The new ...

Wheego Building Electric SUV for Next Year

May 2, 2013 / No Comments

Wheego Electric Cars have trundled on despite skepticism and lack of attention. Travelling on the other side of the road from the prominent Tesla Motors and Fisker Automotive, Wheego has managed to keep adding new dealers and whisking past regulatory hurdles. The company owes its success, which is admittedly a low-key route success, to its designs. The company, based in Atlanta, ...

Venturi EV Teams with OSU to Break Speed Record in September

May 1, 2013 / No Comments

There’s nothing more adrenaline pumping than moving at a great speed and breaking a record. An effort to surpass the sound barrier is on with Ohio State University joining hands with Venturi, and this time it’s with the aid of electric vehicles. The team will be powering off in September, and the Venturi VBB-3 will be the hot wheels on the ...