electric vehicle

Geely-Kandi Joint Venture to Make Low-Speed EVS for China

February 11, 2013 / No Comments

Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles Co, a Chinese EV maker has inked a deal with Geely’s Shanghai Maple Guorun Automobile Co, in order develop electric vehicles. The joint venture targets investment, research and development, production, marketing and sales of EVs in China. Each company will pump in around $80 million and will develop neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs). Such automobiles have a large sales ...

Volkswagen Aims to Be Leader in Electric Vehicle Market

January 15, 2013 / No Comments

Volkswagen has revealed its goal to become the leader in electric vehicle industry. Recently, at a meeting with a group of journalists, Volkswagen executives listed out the company’s road map for electric vehicles. Two years ago, the company set a target of making plug-in electric cars, a combination of pure battery electric cars and plug-in hybrids. And it was to represent ...

Cadillac ELR Image Released Before Detroit Auto Show

January 10, 2013 / No Comments

The Detroit Auto Show will begin soon but before the event, we got our eyes on a teaser image of the 2014 Cadillac ELR, the next generation electric vehicle from General Motors. The photo was released by the automaker and shows the vehicle on the road in Southern California. This is the second teaser shot for this vehicle The specification details ...

More layoffs at Coda Automotive

January 7, 2013 / 1 Comment

We have been hearing some bad news from Coda Automotive lately, as there have been “massive layoffs” at the California electric vehicle start-up. Coda Automotive laid off more than 50 employees including a substantial part of its sales and marketing staff. Though we are not sure about all the details, sources have been heard  saying  that the company has sold fewer ...

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 ...

Tata plans new sub-$20,000 electric vehicle

July 4, 2012 / No Comments

India's Tata Motors has partnered with the France-based Dassualt Systems for  developing its upcoming eMO ("electric mobility") electric vehicle. The two companies have set the goal of selling a vehicle with a 100-mile single-charge range for less than $20,000. Both the companies are reportedly working on a design and other best means to  keep the cost under control. Not many details are ...

Pontiac Gets A Makeover As An Electric Vehicle

June 22, 2012 / No Comments

A 1939 Pontiacis undergoing an overwhelming makeover. Members of the Electric Club at the Roanoke Collage in Salem are half-way through converting the car they bought two years back for $1500 into an electric vehicle. They expect the process to be completed by 2014. The major focus is to turn it into an electric drive rather than giving the usual makeover ...

Tesla Mulls Over New EVs at Shareholders’ Meet

June 15, 2012 / No Comments

Tesla Motors is likely to use their third generation electric vehicles platform for a new crossover as well as a sedan in future. The company’s shareholder meeting held recently discussed sales projections and other future ventures. The details of different body types and associated details regarding this future venture was discussed. Though the CEO kept further details unmentioned, he stated that ...

FedEx Nissan NV200 EV to Roar through the Streets of London

December 20, 2011 / No Comments

Nissan and FedEx Express are together planning to test a Nissan NV200 electric vehicle prototype in practical situations. The NV200 uses the same EV power train and battery as the all-electric Nissan Leaf, which has won multiple awards including, the 2011 European Car of the Year, 2011 World Car of the Year, and Car of the Year Japan 2011-2012. Beth Galetti, ...

Sporty EV Dartz Jo-Mojo Revealed [Video]

December 8, 2011 / No Comments

Gray Design has revealed the first rendering of the Dartz Jo-Mojo which can attain a speed of 100km/h from dead slow state in about 9.5 seconds. The EV which is 100% eco-friendly is built for the streets of French Riviera. The styling is done in a superior way providing the vehicle with such aggressiveness that even when seeing it again and ...