Mini E Fleet Trial Enters 2nd Phase at Berlin

April 5, 2011 / No Comments

The BMW Group, along with one of the leading energy companies in Europe Vattenfall, has announced that the Mini E fleet trial in Berlin, Germany is entering the second phase. With this, 70 electric Minis will be on the road, of which 30 will be going to private users and the rest to the fleet operators.

Mitsubishi to Introduce 8 New EVs/Plug-In Hybrids by 2015

January 24, 2011 / No Comments

Mitsubishi has plans to launch eight new electric / plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2015. The new plan of the Japanese giant is based on the growing markets of fuel-efficient products worldwide.

All-electric Unicab could be New York’s future taxicab

June 2, 2010 / 1 Comment

If this is New York’s taxi of tomorrow then it has little else than the yellow color in common with its already existing counterparts. Unicab is a creative concept submitted for the “Taxi of Tomorrow” website launched by the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) in search for a new model medallion yellow taxicab to New York City in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Toyota is developing power storage system for homes

April 15, 2009 / No Comments

Yesterday I wrote about homes having their own wind power. Today, I came across an article where Toyota is planning to develop batteries for homes to run off of.  Now if, the wind power could charge the batteries, we might really be on to something. Toyota Motor Corp. is working with Toyota Home to devise a power storage system to be ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Texas Teen Builds Electric Car With a $10,000 Budget

October 16, 2008 / No Comments

As car manufacturers are venturing into making electric cars to beat the high costs of fuel, a 17 year old, Lucas Laborde, has already built an electric car with a difference. It took him 150 hours to convert a normal gas powered car into one that runs on electricity. Luke, as he is known to his friends and relatives, hopes to ...