Electric car

Nissan picks Hawaii for early launch of LEAF Electric Car

May 12, 2010 / No Comments

Hawaiian Islands are globally renowned for their incomparable scenic beauty comprising pristine beaches, glorious sunsets and tranquil waters. It is the Hawaiian residents’ spirit to retain the islands timeless radiance by remaining committed to clean energy that even after having met the most modern luxuries, the place maintains its eternal charm and beauty.

Tokyo embraces Better Place’s switchable-battery electric taxis

April 27, 2010 / No Comments

Japanese taxis are the cleanest, most modern, and the drivers are the most polite and service-oriented people you would get to meet. And, anyone would agree with the fact that electric vehicles have done much in promoting this culture of environmental sustainability, cleanliness and excellent service. .

Sanyo battery helps set Guinness world record in the history of e-travel

April 22, 2010 / 1 Comment

Electric cars any day offer a clean and safe alternative to internal combustion engine that leaves behind a huge carbon footprint. However, its’ the shorter battery life and long charging times that provides reason enough to eschew the greener alternative. Here’s good news for all those who have at some or the other point of time turned down an eco-friendly ...

Oklahoma Residents Can Get the Kandi Coco for Under $900

December 18, 2009 / No Comments

Residents of Oklahoma have the unique chance to buy an electric car for just $900 until December 31, thanks to a combination of tax credits, both federal and state. The vehicle in question is the Kandi Coco, which holds a standard retail price of $10,600, and drops all the way down to $865.

Electric Cars Aren’t Really All That Green, say Scientists

October 21, 2009 / 4 Comments

Electric cars have been hailed as the modern, non-polluting vehicles, but it's too early to shower them with all the praise, say scientists. In fact, if things don't change dramatically, electric vehicles may not be very green even in 2030. The problem of course doesn't lie entirely in the zero-emission electric cars, it has more to do with the generation ...

Google Gets Working on Smart Charging for Electric Vehicles

October 1, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_6559" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Toyota Prius Hybrid Plugged In For Electricity"][/caption] As the number of electric vehicles, or plug-in hybrids increases, there is a good chance that they may put greater strain on the grid with a lot of vehicles going for a recharge simultaneously. Google is currently working on a solution to this problem, by integrating vehicles with the electric ...

Ford hopes to electrify 10%-25% of its vehicles by 2020

July 3, 2009 / No Comments

Ford Motor Company expects to electrify around 10% to 25% of its vehicles in one way or the other by 2020.  According to Nancy Gioia, director of hybrid vehicle programs of Ford Motor Company, the first step towards achieving the company’s vehicle-electrification goal is “to convince drivers that plugging-in makes sense.” [caption id="attachment_5803" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Ford Mustangs ... waiting to be ...

Warren Buffet Breaks 3 Rules, Invests in Chinese Electric Car Company – BYD

April 14, 2009 / No Comments

Warren Buffet is breaking his own rules. The rules - When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is usually the reputation of the business that remains intact. You should invest in a business that even a fool can run, because someday a fool will. And perhaps most famously, Never invest in a business ...

President Obama Injects $2.4 billion into The Electric Vehicle Industry

March 20, 2009 / No Comments

The nation that leads the world on energy will be the nation that will lead the world in the 21st century— or at least that's the clear message emanating from the White House. Investing in the technology and energy of the future, President Barrack Obama unveiled a $2.4 billion dollar boost for electric vehicle development in the US and urged the ...

Cool Ride: BugEV the DIY Electric Vehicle

February 10, 2009 / No Comments

Many people are looking these days for eco-friendly alternative for their daily commuting. With that in mind the good folks from Blue Sky Designs, came out with a DIY electric vehicle that you can afford. Dubbed BugEV, the kit for the three wheeled single-seater car/bike is made out of 72 pieces and reaches about 50mph with a maximum range of ...