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Mitsubishi Motors Plans Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle

October 8, 2008 / No Comments

The president of Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Osamu Masuko, said Monday that that Mitsubishi is currently developing a plug-in hybrid car. The automaker has plans to develop a plug-in hybrid and launch a mass-produced electric vehicle next year in Japan. Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, Masuko opined that the plug-in hybrid will be a better suit for ...

The Electric Fiat Tender Two by Castagna

September 11, 2008 / No Comments

Italian coachbuilder Castagna says it can turn a Fiat 500 into a tender or two. And they did it in six quick steps. 1. First they had to remove the top, remove the doors and the tailgate 2. Then they enlarged the sills, but kept some semblance of structural integrity 3. Removed the entire interior 4. Replaced the interior with some canvas for weather ...

Electric Police Cars

July 12, 2008 / No Comments

Japanese policemen will be saving us from bad guys and saving the planet's resources at the same time. Well, at least they will be doing the second. The truth is, Japanese police have never been too good at catching the bad guys. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will supply new vehicles, the Mitsubishi MiEV, to Japanese in Kanagawa prefecture, home to Yokohama. The ...

McCain Wants $300M for a New Car Battery

June 24, 2008 / 1 Comment

John McCain wants to save fuel and reduce emissions. (Don't we all?)  If elected he is willing to earmark $300 million to encourage innovation on a new car battery. I wonder if he couldn't just buy the technology from Toyota for about half that price. That $300 million is equal to everyone in the United States ponying up $1. McCain ...

Norway’s Think City Goes 110 miles on One Charge

June 13, 2008 / 6 Comments

The Norwegians are on to something. Think Global is the company and Think City is their electric car that can go 110 miles without a recharge. Apart from meeting all US and European safety standards, the two-seater also packs very good performances and tops at 65mph. Assembled in Southern California, Think City will be sold for less than $25K and ...