Electric car

Nissan 1947 Tama EV, the first Electric Vehicle in Post-War Japan

April 4, 2013 / No Comments

It has been rightly said that necessity is the mother of invention, at least it is true when we consider the first electric vehicle by Nissan. A new video posted by the automaker explains the situations that led to the manufacturing of their first electric vehicle. Nissan’s Tama EV, the first electric model, was built in 1947. During that time Japan ...

GM to Produce New Electric Car in Korea

April 2, 2013 / 1 Comment

GM has recently announced its plans to produce its next electric car in South Korea. At the Seoul Auto Show, Sergio Rocha, CEO of GM Korea told journalists that the company is planning on producing a new electric car and it will be larger than the existing model, Spark. According to Sergio Rocha, the new electric vehicle will have an entirely ...

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Marks Debut at New York Show

March 28, 2013 / No Comments

Mercedes-Benz has an all-new B-Class Electric Drive making its debut at the New York International Auto Show. This is something of a surprise as the vehicle wasn’t expected to arrive in the US as early as the dawn of 2014. Daimler announced that their new wheels would be having a range around 115 miles, and that it will be wholly digitally ...

Toyota-Grenoble to Launch EV Car Sharing Program in France

March 19, 2013 / No Comments

Japanese automaker Toyota, the city of Grenoble, the Grenoble-Alpes Metropole and Electricite de France (EDF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on March 4 to bring an urban electric vehicle (EV) car sharing project in Grenoble (France). The project is expected to deploy almost 70 ultra-compact Toyota urban EVs in the Grenoble-Alpes Métropole for self-service car sharing. The project will ...

Volkswagen e-up! with combined charging system

March 18, 2013 / No Comments

The new Volkswagen e-up! - the first all-electric vehicle from VW – will make its debut today at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in Germany.  Although the vehicle unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, this one is the fully electric production vehicle. The e-up! is a four-seater car that offers a driving range of 93 miles and can be ...

Bollore Bluecar EV for 12,000 Euros, but no battery

March 15, 2013 / No Comments

The electric car manufacturer Ballore has decided to sell their electric vehicle for just 12,000 euros (US$15,550), but that’s without a battery. The battery is available for rent with a monthly service plan of 80 Euros for unlimited mileage. Right now, Bollore supplies its Bluecar EV’s to the Paris car-sharing service Autolib, which was the best-selling electric vehicle service in France ...

Audi A3 SportBack G-Tron is Eco-friendly and Fuel-efficient

March 14, 2013 / No Comments

Audi has an eye on the future and is now rolling out cars that are powerful as well as mission-free, a requirement for most brands to survive in future. The most interesting fact about the all-new G-Tron model is that it uses Audi's innovative carbon-neutral compressed natural gas called e-gas. Previously called A3 TCNG, we first heard about this technology last ...

Mahindra Reva E2O Electric Car Launch this Month

March 13, 2013 / 1 Comment

Mahindra Reva has announced the launch of its new generation electric vehicle, E2o in India and the vehicle is expected to launch by the middle of this month. The company hopes to sell 30,000 units of the E20 by the end of  2016. The E20 micro car is said to have a top speed of 60 miles per hour. Moreover, ...

Tiny Colibri One-Seater EV for Under 10,000 Euros

March 8, 2013 / No Comments

The Thuringian company Innovative Mobility Automobile GmbH (IMA) unveiled its efficient electric single-seater ‘Colibri’ vehicle, which is intended for congested urban areas, at the Geneva Motor Show this week. In spite of its small dimensions - 2.75m length, 18m width and 1.30m height, this vehicle provides generous interior space. The company claims a battery that should last for 2,000 charges which is ...

Plug-in EVs Ahead of Hybrids in Sales

February 25, 2013 / No Comments

Year 2012 has been a good year for electric vehicles. Thinking of the success of Toyota Prius, you need to admit that it is not an overnight achievement. The car launched in the market over a decade ago, and after so many years, it has now turned to be the favorite car in road. But then, what about cars like Nissan ...