Electric car

Wireless Electric Car Charges through Magnetic Induction; London Gets it First

November 3, 2010 / 1 Comment

A green revolution in the transportation arena is waiting in the wings to sweep across the nation of the UK. And the revolution is to be kick started by the first wireless electric car that was introduced in London recently.

EV Taxis Switch Batteries to Save Charging Time

November 1, 2010 / No Comments

In the US, the state of California has been known for being more environmentally conscious and for far longer than the rest of the country. In a move that will continue to set and example to the rest of the country and the world, a new plan has been announced that will bring an electric taxi program to the Californian ...

PETA to Use EV Charging Stations For Displaying Vegan Ads

October 26, 2010 / No Comments

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has confirmed its plan to use the first public charging stations to be set up in the city of Boston to install the organization’s advertisements promoting meat-free vegan lifestyle.

Electric Vehicle Sale Drops to 55 Units in 2009, in the United Kingdom

October 22, 2010 / No Comments

In 2007, as much as 397 electric vehicles were registered in the United Kingdom, which was considered as the best- selling year. But in 2009 the figure came down to just 55 units which accounts for a 90 percent drop. The reasons behind the setback is not clear, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Nissan Leaf Outlets in UK by End of November

October 19, 2010 / No Comments

Nissan Motors’s UK based outlets will become operational by the end of November for their new hybrid vehicle Leaf. The automaker company has earmarked 2,000 Leafs for the United Kingdom in 2011, and the vehicle hits the country dealers in March. Half of the orders received by the company are meant for fleets and only the other half is for ...

Siemens to Launch EV Test Fleet for Developing EV Components

October 18, 2010 / No Comments

Siemens has planned to launch a fleet of electric cars in November as part of a pilot project aiming at developing new Siemens automotive components, specifically meant for battery-powered vehicles.

Ecotality-BestBuy Deal for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

October 12, 2010 / No Comments

Ecotality will be installing electric vehicle charging stations by 2011. The company has announced a deal with electronics retailer Best Buy. As per the agreement, Blink EV charging stations will be installed at twelve of the Best Buy locations in Arizona, California, and Washington by March of 2011.

Google Self-Driving Robot Car is an Innovation to Note

October 11, 2010 / 1 Comment

Google has secretly been developing an autonomous, self-driving robot car. The company has driven their fleet of intelligent robot vehicles over 140,000 miles around California for test drive. These vehicles use artificial-intelligence software which helps it in sensing nearby objects and make decisions like that of a human driver. The innovative idea, which is still in its earlier stages, is ...

Win-Win for Green Cabbie Paton

August 30, 2010 / No Comments

A taxi fleet owner in Scotland is due to get his second environmental award for 2010. His mission to make a green impact in the taxi industry is getting noticed and acknowledged.

Detroit Offers Electric Car Plug-In Facility

August 11, 2010 / No Comments

The Michigan Public Service Commission has said that electric car owners in the Detroit area who get their energy supply from DTE Energy can now recharge their electric vehicles at a new experimental rate.