Electric car

Geely-Detroit Electric EC7-EV Gets Ready for China

April 29, 2013 / No Comments

It seems that Geely Automobile Group have teamed up with Detroit Electric to bring in electric vehicles and powertrains. Geely, the Chinese automobile group, had recently revealed an all-electric version of their Emgrand EC7 model dubbed the EC7-EV. It has now come bearing the Detroit Electric Technology badge. As per reports, the project started almost three years ago and hopes to produce ...

Volvo C30 Ushers in Fast Charging Upgrade

April 26, 2013 / No Comments

Sprucing up electric vehicles is not a snappy process like that of gasoline vehicles.  Plugging EVs to an ordinary port could be a slow affair. Manufacturers have come up with fast charging stations, but the so called high power outlets are only a few in number and making it commercially viable would take time. In future, EVs might only need a ...

NYC Taxi Fleet Adds 6 Nissan LEAF Cars

April 24, 2013 / No Comments

A green take on Earth Day came from Nissan as they donated 6 of their exemplary electric LEAF models as taxis to the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). The new electric cars added to the New York City Taxi fleet will be part of a pilot program to test the feasibility of integration with cycle of the taxi networks. New York City Mayor ...

Buick Riviera Concept Showcased at Shanghai Show

April 22, 2013 / No Comments

GM’s efforts to reincarnate the Buick of the 1960s have borne fruit with the arrival of the Buick Riviera concept. The plug-in hybrid coupe owes its gratitude to Shanghai GM and Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center. Buick announced its arrival at the Shanghai Motor Show with Riviera’s reveal. Riviera is visually too futuristic to be made a production model, but ...

Nissan UK Introduces Battery Leasing Plans on LEAF Models

April 16, 2013 / No Comments

The 2013 version of Nissan LEAF has undergone some notable overhauls, thanks to the recommendations posted by LEAF owners in the Nissan community. The Japanese automakers have also introduced affordable leasing plans on the battery pack for their LEAF options to make consumers around the world to think a little more enthusiastic on EV adoption. The LEAF models are continuing to ...

Tesla Third Generation EV to be Cheaper; Wider Charging Networks Offered

April 12, 2013 / 1 Comment

Tesla is planning big; they say they will be making cheaper EV, but different from the the ditched 40 kWh Model S. They will also provide widespread supercharging stations and better service by 2016 or at least early 2017. Tesla’s cheaper 40 kWh Model was scrapped on April 1st without any celebration, and the reason they said was that it ...

BMW X1 Leaked Image Suggests All-Electric Version in the Pipeline

April 11, 2013 / No Comments

BMW X1 is a car, SUV, wagon, and truck all rolled into one! The crossover utility vehicle (CUV) from the German automaker has been a huge success around the world since its launch in 2009. A recent leaked image suggests that BMW could be working on an all-electric version of the X1. The image shows a BMW X1 with a sticker ...

Westfield iRacer Electric Sports Car Makes Track Debut [Video]

April 10, 2013 / No Comments

Three years ago the UK-based car manufacturer Westfield announced their all-electric sports car iRacer and recently they released an eight-minute video of iRacer making a silent track debut. Westfield is a pioneer in manufacturing light-weight sports cars, but iRacer belongs to a different genre. It is an electric sports car with a long, narrow body similar to their classic Lotus ...

Zipcar Introduces Honda Fit EV to Los Angeles Fleet

April 5, 2013 / No Comments

Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has announced the addition of Honda Fit EVs to its Los Angeles fleet. This decision comes as a result of a partnership between Honda and Zipcar in April 2012. With this partnership Zipcar members will get access to Honda’s technologically advanced, lowest emission vehicles. According to Jeff Shields, the general manager of Zipcar Los ...

Chevrolet Volt Owners Exceeding EPA-Estimated Mileage

April 4, 2013 / No Comments

Chevrolet has said that its Volt owners are constantly getting the EPA-estimated mileage of 98 MPGe gasoline free miles. And a few customers are even exceeding the estimated mileage. The company said in a press release that a typical Volt owner who regularly charges the vehicle gets to travel 900 miles between fill-ups of the gasoline engine, which powers the Volt’s ...