Electric car

Formula E Electric Racing Coming to 8 Cities in 2014

March 20, 2013 / No Comments

Formula E, the electric-car version of Formula 1, has announced its Preliminary 2014 Calendar. This time they have announced 8 cities around the world to host the 2014 race. The host cities will include two US cities Miami and Los Angeles. Others in the list are London, Rome, Los Angeles, Beijing, Putrajaya, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro. Formula E Holdings, ...

Tata Developing Affordable Electric Car Priced Under $20,000

June 25, 2012 / No Comments

Looks like Tata has not completely done with the ‘affordable’ range of cars. The company has revealed that an electric car, with an attractive price tag, is in its development stage. Kevin Fisher, Tata Technologies President (Vehicle Programs and Development Group) said the company is working on an EV prototype in partnership with Dassault Systèmes,France, to meet numerous designs and cost ...

Varley evR450, First Aussie Electric Supercar, to Hit Roads by Early 2012

November 7, 2011 / No Comments

Varley Electric Vehicles has surprised the Aussies and the world by introducing evR450, an aerodynamic styled electric supercar with a wrap-around greenhouse and butterfly doors. The car, marketed as Australia's first electric supercar, brags a top speed of 200 kilometers per hour (or 124 MPH) and a zero to 100 km/h acceleration in 3.8 seconds. Though the entry level model is said ...

Switch to Electric Car; Avoid Fuel Shock

October 19, 2011 / No Comments

To spare motorists the shockingly soaring fuel prices, former Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has this advice: switch to electric cars. To avoid a head-on collision with his audience, the Secretary diplomatically dodged their questions on the rising fuel prices and said: “The increase in fuel prices is a function of global oil prices; it’s not driven by policy.” Hammond, who had ...

The Electric Car Debate

September 29, 2011 / 2 Comments

Everybody wants to do their bit for the environment. Switching from a conventional to an electric car is one way to make a difference. But is it a viable option right now? Here are some pros and cons of electric cars that can help you make an informed decision. The Pros of Electric Cars (1) Efficiency of Energy: Electric cars only lose ...

Volvo Unveils C30 Electric Hatchback in Europe

June 10, 2011 / No Comments

Is Volvo on the green path? It seems so. A modern hatchback electric variant named Volvo C30 has geared up to be on-road soon! Expected to be out in the European markets probably by the end of this summer, Volvo C30 is all set to hit the markets at large. Currently, 250 cars are proposed to be built in the initial ...

Wheego Whip Life EV to Hit Roads this March

February 10, 2011 / No Comments

Electric car makers Wheego are close on the heels of Volt and Leaf with their Whip Life. The EV was launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Recently the Life got EPA certification was given the green signal for its launch.

Back to the Future car, Converted to Electric

October 7, 2010 / No Comments

In time for the 25th anniversary of the popular sci-fi movie ‘Back to the Future’, an all-electric DeLorean DMC-12 will going around the roads of Italy. Wired Italy, who are big fans of the movie collaborated with open source car conversion experts from eCars Now!Italy to create the vehicle. Technically speaking, the electric car is not ready yet – what the ...

Europe’s first commercial fast charging EV station opens in The Netherlands

May 26, 2010 / No Comments

Netherlands reputation in promoting culture of environmental sustainability, cleanliness and excellent service is all set to take another leap with the introduction of first commercial fast-charging station in Europe, at Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, by the electric vehicle charger maker Epyon.

Mira EV breaks its own Guiness record, travels 1000 Kms on single recharge

May 24, 2010 / No Comments

Only last month did we talk about Sanyo issuing a press release proclaiming that one of its lithium-ion battery systems helped Mira EV run a distance of 555.6 km on a single recharge. The trial run conducted from Tokyo to Osaka used 8320 cylindrical lithium-ion batteries, normally used in the laptops.