Electric car

Consumer Preference in Plug-In Vehicles Head Southward

November 9, 2012 / No Comments

Fascination for hybrid vehicles has been witnessing a slight decline in the US for the past year, Pike Research has found. The survey was based on the consumers’ interest level and concerns about the practicality of making such as purchase. The number of people who opt for electric cars was reported as down during the last year. Those who are ...

Toyota Prius Design to be Altered

November 7, 2012 / No Comments

The Toyota Prius, as you all know, is one of the most popular and recognizable cars in the world. The unique design has made the car a style icon already. The slippery, wedge-like design was originally developed for maximum aerodynamic efficiency. Well, the Toyota Prius design which has become a familiar site on the world’s roads may change soon. Yes, Toyota ...

Tesla Model S Chosen Automobile of the Year 2013

November 5, 2012 / No Comments

Automobile Magazine has announced that it will name the Tesla's Model S its Automobile of the Year for 2013 in its January 2013 issue. They have made the decision after having the chance to drive the EV and chat with CEO Elon Musk. Many reasons contribute to this decision except the vehicle's capability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to the ...

Toyota Fun-Vii Gets New Name iiMo

November 1, 2012 / No Comments

Last year,Toyota presented an all electric city concept called the Fun-Vii. Added details of the vehicle are now available just in time for the Sao Paulo Motor Show. The concept car, now renamed “iiMo” may be seen as a symbol of future mobility. The navigation concierge, embedded into the vehicle’s interior, will provide guidance to the driver It provides the multimedia ...

BMW i4 Concept Electric Car Heads for LA Show

October 30, 2012 / No Comments

The BMW i4 concept electric coupé will be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. We hear the concept is all set for debut and are looking forward to see that happen. Though the details of the new all-electric i4 concept car are slim, it is expected that the car will be a sportier version of the ...

All-Electric Taxi Fleet for Virginia; Nissan Leaf Cars to Drive In

October 26, 2012 / No Comments

If you have any plans to get a ride in an all-electric vehicle in Virginia, you can well do that by simply getting into a cab. EnviroCab in Arlington, the first cab company in the region, plans to add an all-electric car to its fleet. The taxicab operator in Washington, DC area, with the hope of going all-electric, has proposed ...

Kia Soul EV to Hit US Streets in 2014

October 9, 2012 / No Comments

While the 2014 Soul is still in the testing phase, rumors say that Kia will wheel out an electric variant of the next generation subcompact hatchback. Though the electric variant of the Soul will be the first Kia EV in the US, it will not be the first EV of the company. They have introduced Kia Ray EV last year which has ...

Chevy Volt Owners’ Charge-up Costs Can Be Calculated by App

October 8, 2012 / No Comments

We all know that driving an electric vehicle is cheaper than driving on gasoline. But, it is difficult to calculate how much an electric drive actually costs on a monthly basis. Worry not. General Motors’ OnStar division is trying to develop an app for Chevrolet Volt owners to figure out the new cost per mile. The new EcoHub app reminds Volt ...

Smart ForTwo Electric Car Is the Cheapest Ev So Far

October 4, 2012 / No Comments

The Smart lineup has been looking for an electric variant from its beginning. The company’s environmental commitment prompted them to debut an electric variant long ago, and it is now looking for an update. One of the most popular limitations of the EVs for not becoming a mass-popular vehicle is that they are mostly very expensive. In addition to that, the ...

Audi R8 E-Tron Arrives Sporting Digital Center Stack

October 3, 2012 / No Comments

Audi had already broken its silence over its plan to install the motorsport-inspired digital rear view mirror in R8 e-tron. The EV, which is being shown off at the Paris Motor Show, features a fully digital instrument panel located behind the steering wheel, with a new powermeter in the place of normal tachometer. In addition to this, Audi has also added ...