electric cars

Billionaire Ellison to Create Green Paradise in Hawaiian Island of Lanai

October 16, 2012 / No Comments

Wonder what’s on at the Hawaiian island of Lanai? Billionaire Larry Ellison, the Oracle CEO, has finally decided to give us a sneak peek on his plans for the island. Ellison had bought 98% of the 141 square-mile Hawaiian island of Lanai for $500 million. Though there wasn’t any news on that front for quite a while, we now hear that ...

200 Citroen C-Zero electric cars gone in 24 hours

June 28, 2012 / No Comments

The car-sharing service Multicity by Citroen, along with its partner Zilok Auto, makes vehicle available for lease for just 90 euros (around $112) a month. Last week, 200 C-Zero battery-electric vehicles were made available for 23-months, 20,000 kilometers (about 12,500 miles). All the 200 units were gone in 24 hours. That stands testimony to the success of the program. In order ...

EV Taxis Switch Batteries to Save Charging Time

November 1, 2010 / No Comments

In the US, the state of California has been known for being more environmentally conscious and for far longer than the rest of the country. In a move that will continue to set and example to the rest of the country and the world, a new plan has been announced that will bring an electric taxi program to the Californian ...

PETA to Use EV Charging Stations For Displaying Vegan Ads

October 26, 2010 / No Comments

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has confirmed its plan to use the first public charging stations to be set up in the city of Boston to install the organization’s advertisements promoting meat-free vegan lifestyle.

Siemens to Launch EV Test Fleet for Developing EV Components

October 18, 2010 / No Comments

Siemens has planned to launch a fleet of electric cars in November as part of a pilot project aiming at developing new Siemens automotive components, specifically meant for battery-powered vehicles.

Nation-E Angel Car is an EV Charging Station on Wheels

September 16, 2010 / No Comments

Swiss company Nation-E has come out with a vehicle called Angel car, which is actually an EV charging station. The device is attached to the boot of the vehicle and it is painted green. It has a touch screen for making the operations simpler and can be retrofitted to any appropriately-sized van.

Bugatti builds 800 HP electric supercar prototype

May 28, 2010 / 2 Comments

Supercars are all high end exotic cars with performance greatly superior to that of its contemporaries. There’s news that Bugatti has actually built an 800bhp battery-powered supercar that exemplifies the balance between environmental and dynamic performance.

Old Electric Car Batteries May Find Use in Solar and Wind Farms

April 15, 2010 / No Comments

The increase in the number of electric vehicles means there will be a lot of batteries. Some of these batteries may complete their lifecycle with the life of the vehicle, and some may go out early, and that means we will have a lot of batteries to deal with in the future. Recycling, of course sounds like a very viable ...

New York City Introduces Electric Buses

December 7, 2009 / No Comments

London recently brought electric buses into their public transport system, and NY seems to be following close behind. The new buses use a turbine engine recharging a lithium-ion battery. Inside, there are 37 seated spots and at least twice as much standing ones. There are already three buses roaming Manhattan and Brooklyn, and more are expected to be in circulation ...

Obama, Biden to Make Important ‘Green’ Announcements

October 26, 2009 / 1 Comment

The US President Barack Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden are expected to make important announcements that will provide stimulus for a greener future. An Obama administration official has said that the President will make announcement regarding Smart Grids during his visit to Florida. Obama's announcement of a Smart Grid will be the government's largest investment of economic stimulus funds ...