Electric car

T10 Electric One Seater Upgraded

February 4, 2009 / No Comments

Takeoka Jidosha (Car) Kogei based in Toyama City, Japan, showed off a prototype of an electric minicar at the 1st Int'l Automotive Electronics Technology Expo. The minicar, "T10," is based on the "Milieu R." It is a one-seater electric minicar. The T10, however, is longer and wider than the Milieu R. The care will be released this year. The price will ...

Eliica – The 8-wheeled Electric Lithium-Ion Car

January 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Modern day electric cars and bikes are most often viewed by the vast majority as slow slugs that really are no match for the Ferraris and that Hayabusas on the road. But that perception of owning an electric car 'just for the sake of the planet' is being fast changed and Eliica is attempting to bring about that change with ...

Mitsubishi Motors Will Make Electric Cars for Peugeot

January 12, 2009 / No Comments

When a foreign (outside of Japan) car maker can't make a car as good as Japan does, what do they do? Contract a Japanese car maker to make it for them and call it their own. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will make electric cars for France's PSA Peugeot Citroen Group beginning early next year. The French government is ponying up to 5,000 ...

Cadillac Converj: Luxurious Electric Concept

January 11, 2009 / 2 Comments

The 2009 Detroit Auto Show just opened gates to press and there's good stuff for eco-minded people. GM just officially unveiled their beautifully styled, sleek, and clearly aerodynamic Cadillac Converj. It's a two-door front-wheel-drive coupe extended range electric concept that uses E-Flex technology - now known as Voltec, that is expected to deliver a 40-mile range from a set of lithium ...

2008 SF Auto Show: 100 Mile Range Triac Spotted

November 27, 2008 / No Comments

The 100-Mile-Range Triac was potted at the 51st Annual International Auto Show in San Francisco. The vehicle is 100% electric, goes up to 80mph (needs the speed/power to go uphill said the sales dude), has a structural steel cage and has a 100 mile range in one charge. That's enough to get me to San Francisco and back from San Jose, ...

Current Economic Downturn to Kill the Electric Car?

November 20, 2008 / 1 Comment

The current economic recession that is taking over the planet could see the story of the electric car turn from a fairytale comeback into a haunting curse, as car makers and automobile industry is experiencing its worst period ever in 25 years. With companies like GM standing in queue for a bailout, it seems that the green cars line-up that ...

What’s the Zap Electric Car?

November 10, 2008 / 6 Comments

A redesigned 2009 Zap Electric Car with a hatchback will make its debut in Sacramento. Performance • 0 – 60 mph : 7.7 seconds • Vmax: 100 mph • EV range: 100+ miles (160.9 kilometer) • Vehicle curb mass: 1612.6 lbs (733 kg) MSRP - $32,500 ZAP is a leader in electric transportation and has been since 1994. They have delivered over 100,000 ...

Tesla Model S, the all-electric 4-door sedan

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

Things are improving when it comes to electric cars, and the new Tesla Model S, the all-electric 4-door sedan is here to confirm. [caption id="attachment_2235" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Tesla Model S, the all-electric 4-door sedan"][/caption] With similar specs to Tesla Roadster, the new Model S is a 5 passenger car that gets a 240 miles range with a full charge and goes from ...

London Taxis Electrified by Geely Automobiles of China

October 21, 2008 / No Comments

The Chinese car maker Geely Automobiles which is a partner of the black London taxi maker Manganese Bronze has been negotiating plans with the UK government to transform the London cabs into electric cars. Chairman Li Shufu elaborates that he has had talks with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson at the Beijing Olympic Games - this August, and that Geely ...

Electric Mini Cooper – Plug-in is Ready

October 21, 2008 / No Comments

Starting next year, Los Angeles and New York City and surrounding areas will be able to lease from a fleet of 500 all-electric Mini-Coopers says BMW. The car is called the Mini E, rhymes with Mini Me. [caption id="attachment_2000" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Mini E - Electric Mini Cooper"][/caption] The car will be able to travel 150 miles on a single charge and has ...