Electric car

Fisker Karma Production Hits Speedbreaker as Battery Supplies Dry Up

December 4, 2012 / No Comments

Looks like bad times have dawned on Fisker, and it has been forced to temporarily halt production of its Karma plug-in hybrid. The decision comes after its lithium-ion battery supplier A123 Systems reduced output. A123 Batteries, is the main supplier of batteries for Fisker Karma, had filed for bankruptcy last week.  Fisker has enough lithium-ion batteries with it if any owner ...

GM Sail Springo EV Comes to China

November 29, 2012 / No Comments

At the Auto Guangzhou 2012, Shanghai General Motors launched its first localized new energy vehicle christened Sail SPRINGO EV. Shanghai General Motors is a joint venture of US carmaker General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Motor. The vehicle was developed by Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) under the ‘Green to Drive’ product strategy to produce ...

Fiat 500e Images Out Ahead of LA Show

November 21, 2012 / No Comments

Even though Fiat was waiting to officially take the wraps off its 500e at the 2012 LA Motor show, two images have just sneaked out much ahead of the show. The images brought to public view the electric car which we all saw in concept form three years ago. Now with the LA debut just a few weeks away, the ...

NEVS 9-3 Convertible in the Works

November 21, 2012 / No Comments

 The Saab name is set to be alive again as the new owners plan to re-start sales of the brand in 2014. Saab’s new owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS) will debut an all-electric vehicle based on the Saab 9-3 platform in 18 months. It will start sales in China, we hear. After the re-launch of the 9-3-derived car as ...

Chevy Spark EV Prototype Electric Car Ready to Drive In

November 20, 2012 / No Comments

At the 2012 LA Auto Show later this month, GM will take the wraps off its all-electric 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV. As it is the GM's first battery electric car after the EV1 of the 1990s, there are more features on the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV electric minicar than its size suggests. According to Spark EV Chief Engineer Chuck Russell, Spark ...

US National Parks Install EV Charging Stations

November 19, 2012 / No Comments

US national parks have not only been providing amusement, but are also inspiring visitors to drive for a cleaner tomorrow. The Yellowstone National Park’s Lamar Valley is known as the American Serengeti for its wide open plain that is home to a variety of wild animals. Now, apart from bisons, wolves, elk and grizzly bearr, visitors at the Lamar Valley have ...

Chevrolet Spark EV to Debut at LA. Auto Show

November 16, 2012 / No Comments

The Chevrolet Spark is all ready to welcome a new member into the family. The new born is all electric and will get baptized in 2013. Chevrolet has announced plans to unveil the Spark EV at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Chevy's smallest car has been a sales success in the automotive world. In order to expand that success, the company ...

Motor Trend Picks Tesla Model S Car of the Year

November 15, 2012 / No Comments

Tesla has done it again! The car maker has grabbed one of the most prestigious awards in the automotive world. Motor Trend, one of the biggest automobile magazines, has selected the Model S as its Car of the Year and in the process the automobile beat 10 other contenders. Tesla Model S, one of the quickest American four-doors ever built, drives ...

Tesla Model R to Drive in by 2013

November 13, 2012 / No Comments

After a tough and tumultuous trip down the economy path, automakers are now coming out with their big plans for the coming years. After Porsche and Lincoln, now it is Tesla’s turn now to be in the spotlight and they have disclosed their future plans. Their foremost idea is to bring out a new version of its Roadster which will ...

Ford Hybrid EV+ Feature Studies Most Frequented Routes

November 12, 2012 / No Comments

A self-driving car is a dream. Ford had introduced a new Hybrid EV+ system with the hope of increasing the electric-only range of hybrid vehicles like the C-MAX Energi and Fusion Hybrid. The EV mode is not only eco-friendly, but also helps store most of the energy on-board batteries and saves on gasoline. Two Ford engineers have now introduced a method ...