Electric car

Rinspeed microMax Drives Transportation Options to Next Level

February 21, 2013 / No Comments

The microMax could well be the answer for our next generation commuting issues. Swiss based vehicle manufacturer Rinspeed is getting the concept working for its public unveil at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show 2013. The microMax concept merges a car in to a miniature bus form factor with the soul intention of providing both public and private conveyance, more specifically, ...

Visio.M Prototype EV Spotted at Test Site

February 15, 2013 / No Comments

Scientists and engineers from world’s leading companies, especially those from Germany, have come together to develop electric vehicles that promise both safety and a lighter design. Automakers, including BMW and  Daimler AG the parent of Mercedes, which already have advanced EV technology, are leading this project titled Visionary Mobility concept Visio.M. The German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) is ...

2013 Ford Focus Electric Sports Superior Security Features

February 12, 2013 / No Comments

The 2013 Ford Focus Electric is a star already. With the latest laurel coming in the form of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) applause, the makers can be proud of such an innovation. Crash tests over, the car has been handed over a rating of 5 stars out of 5 by the NHTSA. The overall ratings talk a lot ...

Geely-Kandi Joint Venture to Make Low-Speed EVS for China

February 11, 2013 / No Comments

Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles Co, a Chinese EV maker has inked a deal with Geely’s Shanghai Maple Guorun Automobile Co, in order develop electric vehicles. The joint venture targets investment, research and development, production, marketing and sales of EVs in China. Each company will pump in around $80 million and will develop neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs). Such automobiles have a large sales ...

Mitsubishi Recalling 14,700 Electric Cars Due to Brake Issue

February 7, 2013 / No Comments

Mitsubishi is recalling around 14,700 of its i-MiEV electric cars worldwide, because of a potential brake issue. The automaker announced that the recall will affect 2012 models made between December 2, 2011 and September 7, 2012. This will include 5,800 EVs in Japan.  And in Europe, alone the company is recalling around 8,900 i-MiEV electric cars. Mitsubishi has sold around 200 ...

Germany to Boast One Million Plug-in Vehicles by 2020

February 4, 2013 / No Comments

Germany, the land of Volkswagen, Porsche, and BMW, is now planning to become the leader in Electric Vehicles by developing a million plug-in vehicles by the end of 2020. According to Germany Trade & Invest publication, a study estimates that there will be about a million units of plug-in vehicles in the country by the end of the decade. By the end ...

Toyota Prius Best Seller in California in 2012

January 28, 2013 / No Comments

Toyota Prius has become the best selling car in California in 2012.The Japanese automaker sold around 60,688 of the hybrid in the U.S. last year. According to USA Today and the California New Cars Dealers Association, in the year 2012, Prius outsold the Honda Civic, the second in the list by about 3,500 units of vehicles. But for automobile lovers, it ...

Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept Goes into Production

January 25, 2013 / No Comments

Those who have been waiting for the next electric car from Nissan can smile. The company has now confirmed that a production version of its Leaf Nismo Concept is up and ready to roll. What we get to hear is that the version of the model is all geared up to go into production this summer at its Japanese plant. According to ...

Tata Tech Keeps eMO Plans Alive

January 23, 2013 / No Comments

When Tata Technologies unveiled the eMO electric concept at the last year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, it did indeed catch a bunch of enthusiastic eyeballs. The eMO won praise for its roomy interior, swooping windshield and front-opening rear doors and above all for its hypothetical $20,000 price tag. This electric vehicle eMO was said to be created for North ...

European EV Sales to Pierce 800,000 Mark by 2020

January 22, 2013 / No Comments

Electric and hybrid vehicle sales in Europe will touch a magic number of 827,000 by the end of this decade, says Pike Research, a part of Navigant's Energy Practice. Although government support for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Europe is declining, the increasing availability of vehicle charging infrastructure facilitates the market growth of EVs. This infrastructure enables vehicle to charge at ...