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Grenoble France Showcases Future of Urban eMobility

Grenoble France Showcases Future of Urban eMobility

It was announced June 28th 2014 that the city of Grenoble, in the French Alps will deploy a new car sharing service

Battery Swap Should be Part of Formula E Racing

Battery Swap Should be Part of Formula E Racing

Formula E Racing should include Battery Swaps at least until battery technology improves. Formula E Racing in its current

Tesla Superchargers Charge Canada

Tesla Superchargers Charge Canada

With the first free to use Tesla Supercharger station now open in Canada—Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) expands their

Tesla Superchargers—Latest Superhero Feats

Tesla Superchargers—Latest Superhero Feats

According to information released from Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) their Supercharger network is now the largest

Tesla Roadsters to be 400 Mile EV Range Champions

Tesla Roadsters to be 400 Mile EV Range Champions

The Tesla Roadster to soon get 400 mile range battery upgrade. Elon Musk told AutoExpress UK during an interview on July

Elon Musk Explains Tesla Expansion Plans in China

Elon Musk Explains Tesla Expansion Plans in China

During an interview with Hu Shulo (Editor-in-Chief, Caixin Media) there were several Elon Musk quotes worthy of notice

Kandi EVs Offer Sweet Carsharing for China

Kandi EVs Offer Sweet Carsharing for China

Kandi EVs Offer Sweet Carsharing for China Kandi builds and rents electric cars in China and dispenses them from towering

New EVs Sales Tax Exempt in China

New EVs Sales Tax Exempt in China

Electic cars in China to receive a 10% sales tax government discount. For approximately the next three years new EVs sold

Top Selling Electric Vehicle Models

Top Selling Electric Vehicle Models

The electric vehicle sales numbers during the 2014 Summer Solstice. Top Selling Electric Vehicles (Jan 1st- June 30, 2014)

Chevy Volt Achieves Over Half Billion Miles

Chevy Volt Achieves Over Half Billion Miles

According to GM’s Chevrolet website Chevy Volt owners have logged over a half billion electric miles, saving more than

EV USA News

Nissan LEAF Free EV Charging in Los Angeles

Nissan LEAF Free EV Charging in Los Angeles

Nissan announced expanding their free charging for new Nissan LEAF EV buyers to include those living in Los Angeles, California starting July 1, 2014. Nissans “No Charge to Charge” promotion [Continue]

Tesla Model 3 to Arrive in 2017

Tesla Model 3 to Arrive in 2017

The Tesla Model 3 (aka Tesla Mode E) the relatively inexpensive EV for everyone, which should cost about thirty something thousand to be released sometime in 2017 according to Tesla [Continue]

Nissan LEAF EV Free Charging in a Dozen Cities

Nissan LEAF EV Free Charging in a Dozen Cities

The “No Charge to Charge” program has proven so popular in Texas that Nissan is expanding the promotion to nine other EV friendly markets. The following Cities will be offering two years of free [Continue]

Largest EV Government Purchase to Date in USA

Largest EV Government Purchase to Date in USA

The Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) buys 90 Electric Vehicles (EVs) and in the process creates the single largest government green fleet deployment in the U.S. to date (as of July 8th 2014). [Continue]

EVs Selling for Less than Conventional Cars?

EVs Selling for Less than Conventional Cars?

Daimler’s Smart Dump the Pump offer is still not well known. Since 2013 with little fanfare Daimler’s made a Smart play to get more people to “Dump the Pump”, by giving their customers a [Continue]

Solar Roadways Crowdfunded for You Me and EVs?

Solar Roadways Crowdfunded for You Me and EVs?

The idea of Solar Roadways, which can pay for themselves via the electricity they generate appears to be powered by the collective will of the People as well as the Sun. Solar Roadways Project Raises [Continue]

Nissan LEAF Leaps Ahead Again

Nissan LEAF Leaps Ahead Again

Nissan delivers 50,000 of their popular electric cars (the LEAF) in the USA and has delivered more than twice that many globally (115,000). Back in (April 2010) I said that “This EV really could [Continue]

George Takei Talks About Electric Cars

George Takei Talks About Electric Cars

Episode 12 of Takei’s Take is about Electric Cars along with guest Chris Woodyard Automotive reporter with USAToday. On this episode of Takei’s technology show they talk about Google’s [Continue]

Santa Barbara Electric Shuttles

Santa Barbara Electric Shuttles

Santa Barbara is great place for getting the opportunity to travel around their beautiful city via a public bus network that is about 1/2 electric or hybrid. The city was one of the first to add [Continue]

60 Minutes Adds Engine Noise to Tesla EV

60 Minutes Adds Engine Noise to Tesla EV

The 60 Minutes News program broadcasts fake engine sound effects for the Tesla Model S during the initial airing of their segment titled “Fast Cars and Rocket Ships”, which aired March 30, 2014, [Continue]

US Air Force and DOD Deploy EVs

US Air Force and DOD Deploy EVs

US Air Force Deploys EVs, V2G and EVSE at several military bases in an effort to replace their entire passenger vehicle fleet with Electric Vehicles (EVs). The US military is committed to reducing [Continue]

EVs are Favored More by Younger Americans

EVs are Favored More by Younger Americans

18-24 year olds are twice as likely to buy an EV than 55-64 year olds in the USA according to an internet survey. EV purchase desirability in the USA suggested by a survey conducted by Zpryme [Continue]

Tesla Owners 1st to Drive Coast to Coast for Free

Tesla Owners 1st to Drive Coast to Coast for Free

With the most recent expansion of the Tesla Supercharger Network owners of the Tesla Model S (a father-daughter team) have been able to drive Coast to Coast (From LA to New York) without paying for a [Continue]

EV World News

BYD e6 Provides EV Taxi Services

BYD e6 Provides EV Taxi Services

The BYD e6 Is a 5-passenger 100% battery powered EV manufactured by BYD Auto of China. BYDs scheduled sale in the USA has been previously delayed and [Continue]
QUANT E-Sportlimousine 900hp EV Highway Approved

QUANT E-Sportlimousine 900hp EV Highway Approved

The QUANT e-sportlimousine electric sports car is powered by salt water using redox flowcell technology called nanoFLOWcell (an electrolyte flow cell [Continue]
Formula E Race Cars Not So Silent

Formula E Race Cars Not So Silent

The Electric Grand Prix is making noise in more ways than one with some racing purists (aka petroheads, petrolheads and piston heads) saying that it [Continue]
Furtive-eGT 155 MPH French Electric Supercar

Furtive-eGT 155 MPH French Electric Supercar

Exagon Furtive-eGT is a four-seat electric sports car produced by Exagon Motors. First shown as a concept model at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. A [Continue]
Rimac Concept One to Start Production

Rimac Concept One to Start Production

Rimac is a Croatian EV upstart company that first showed their 100% electric 1,088-horsepower supercar at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show the Rimac [Continue]
New BMW EVs Will Be Seen at Sochi

New BMW EVs Will Be Seen at Sochi

BMW showcases their new electric i3 and i8 cars during the commercial breaks of the Winter Olympic Games TV coverage with new EV ads. The first [Continue]
AvtoVAZ  Ellada (Russian EV)

AvtoVAZ Ellada (Russian EV)

The Ellada EV is a full-size Russian made electric car powered by lithium-ion batteries. AvtoVAZ developed and assembled their first electric Ellada [Continue]
Prime Minister of Japan Rides in Nissan’s Self-driving EV

Prime Minister of Japan Rides in Nissan’s Self-driving EV

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe went for ride with Nissan’s Autonomous Drive test car around the National Diet Front Garden, a public park in [Continue]
Chevy Volt Adds to Award List

Chevy Volt Adds to Award List

As long as the Chevy Volt keeps adding to their list of awards–we will continue to keep adding to this article. Not only does the Chevy Volt [Continue]
EVs Get Charged by Towing?

EVs Get Charged by Towing?

A Dutch Nissan LEAF driver accidently discovers “tow-charging” that their EV could be recharged by towing it without a typical power [Continue]
EVs to be Bountiful in the Baltic?

EVs to be Bountiful in the Baltic?

Estonia has charged ahead and installed the world’s largest and fastest nation-wide EV charging network, while the governments of most places [Continue]
British Electric Race Car Sets Land Speed Record

British Electric Race Car Sets Land Speed Record

Lord Drayson the Chief Executive of Drayson Racing was driving his companies Lola B12 69/EV vehicle hit when it hit a top speed of 204.2 mph [Continue]
Le Mans to Debut World’s Fastest Electric Racing Car

Le Mans to Debut World’s Fastest Electric Racing Car

Nissan unveiled the ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car) at Le Mans said to be the world’s fastest electric racing car (according to [Continue]
Australia’s 1st Electric Supercar is Alive and Well

Australia’s 1st Electric Supercar is Alive and Well

Varley Electric Vehicles will unveil their EVR450 an electric super car that showcases Australian electric car technology and posts some impressive [Continue]
UK Public EV Chargers Within 30 Miles by Little Chef

UK Public EV Chargers Within 30 Miles by Little Chef

90% of UK population will be within 30 miles of a public EV charging station, by the end of 2012 thanks to private companies. Until recently only [Continue]
Ontario Canada Becoming EV Land of Opportunity?

Ontario Canada Becoming EV Land of Opportunity?

Ontario Canada is the manufacturing home of the new Toyota & Tesla electric RAV4 sport utility vehicle and has received 439 million USD EV [Continue]

EV Makes & Models

Toyota i-ROAD EV Leans

Toyota i-ROAD EV Leans

The Toyota i-ROAD was introduced as a three wheel tandem concept electric vehicle at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show that features rear wheel steering and [Continue]

Hiriko Folding EV Folds (2012-2013)

Hiriko Folding EV Folds (2012-2013)

The MIT folding Citycar concept that was adopted by the Hiriko consortium, the Spanish led inter-firm group responsible for manufacturing the first [Continue]

Blade Electron RIP (2006-2012)

Blade Electron RIP (2006-2012)

Blade Electric Vehicle was forced to cease trading end of March 2012 due to lack of access to spare parts from Azure Dynamics. Azure Dynamics, which [Continue]

Tesla Roadster RIP (2008-2012)

Tesla Roadster RIP (2008-2012)

The Tesla Roadster is a 100% electric sports car & was Tesla Motors (TSLA@NASDAQ) 1st production vehicle as of 2012 –a total of 2400 [Continue]

Zenith Electric Vans

Zenith Electric Vans

Zenith Motors is a privately funded company that currently manufacturers electric service vans for: hotels, airports, hospitals, park-n-fly [Continue]

Corbin Sparrow PEV (1999-2003)

Corbin Sparrow PEV (1999-2003)

The design of the Corbin Sparrow electric vehicle allowed it to be parked in motorcycle parking and use HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) traffic lanes. [Continue]

Fisker Karma (2011-2012)

Fisker Karma (2011-2012)

The Fisker Karma was first introduced at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and was the first vehicle manufactured by the [Continue]

Smart Electric Drive by Daimler

Smart Electric Drive by Daimler

Daimler’s Smart Electric Drive is the cheap EV champion in America and the most economical electric car you can buy or lease from a major car [Continue]

Honda Fit EV (5 seat hatchback)

Honda Fit EV (5 seat hatchback)

You can drive it, but you can’t buy it, however–is the Honda Fit EV still a good “Fit” for the EV lease crowd? Honda has leases [Continue]

2014 Chevy Volt

2014 Chevy Volt

The Chevy Volt has been available in the USA since December 2010 and was first shown at the 2007 North American International Auto Show, where it [Continue]

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is a parallel plug-in hybrid, that can operate both the electric motor and and the combustion engine at the same time, or [Continue]

2013 Fiat 500e

2013 Fiat 500e

The all-electric version of the Fiat 500 four seat coupe the Fiat 500e is currently being offered for sale only in California. Sergio Marchionne [Continue]

Cadillac ELR Plug-in Hybrid

Cadillac ELR Plug-in Hybrid

The Cadillac ELR is historically significant as it is the first electric vehicle offered from Cadillac. The Cadillac ELR is a front-wheel-drive, [Continue]

Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV

Mass production and sales of the Kia Motors battery-powered compact car Soul EV has commenced in Korea (April, 14th 2014). The Soul EV will also be [Continue]

2014 Chevy Spark EV

2014 Chevy Spark EV

Urban 4-seat, 4-door battery powered electric commuter car from Chevrolet, the companies first pure BEV since the EV1. Range: 82 miles Performance: [Continue]

Honda EV Plus (1997-1999)

Honda EV Plus (1997-1999)

The Honda EV Plus was manufactured between 1996-1999 as a compliance car (not unlike GM’s EV1) to satisfy California Air Resources Board clean [Continue]

Wheego Whip LiFe EV

Wheego Whip LiFe EV

The Wheego Whip LiFe made their debut at the the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. The two-seat compact EV is known in the rest of the world as the Chinese [Continue]

Viridian Motors EV Truck Starts-up

Viridian Motors EV Truck Starts-up

Viridian Motor Corp a Norfolk, Virginia based EV start-up company is currently engineering, testing, producing and marketing zero-emission electric [Continue]

Mia – Electric Microbus

Mia – Electric Microbus

The Mia Electric Microbus is offered in three different models by Mia Electric a new French company that only produces electric vehicles. The EV [Continue]

Varley evR450 Australia’s 1st Electric Supercar

Varley evR450 Australia’s 1st Electric Supercar

Varley evR450 electric supercar makes it’s Debut at the 3rd Annual Australia Electric Vehicle Conference in Brisbane Australia. Varley Electric [Continue]

EV Trends

Several Models of EVs Stumble out of the Starting Gate

Several Models of EVs Stumble out of the Starting Gate

Only a handful of EVs available in 2010 are still being sold today, which is actually a sign of a rapidly maturing and healthy market. The selection [Continue]

Free Tesla Giveaway A Wishful Trend

Free Tesla Giveaway A Wishful Trend

ebay as part of a recent promotion gave away a free Tesla Model S.  We hope to see more EVs as high value prizes in the future. eBay Garage [Continue]

EVs Get Boost from Wide Bandgap Semiconductors

EVs Get Boost from Wide Bandgap Semiconductors

Wide Bandgap (WBG) Semiconductors are a proven technology that could eventually become as common place as silicon based technology. Semiconductors [Continue]

Self-Driving Tesla Concept Car

Self-Driving Tesla Concept Car

Autonomous EV Driving Concept car featuring a Tesla Model S—Rinspeed (Swiss Design and Automotive Think Tank company) helps bring the near future [Continue]

Best Buy Sells EVs and EVSE

Best Buy Sells EVs and EVSE

Best Buy started selling Electric Rides over four years ago in: Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Miami, Miami Beach and had plans to add more [Continue]

Tesla Electric Cars Blow Up says Fox News

Tesla Electric Cars Blow Up says Fox News

According to a recent Fox Business News segment there have been a handful of recent reports about Tesla cars catching on fire. Why haven’t we [Continue]

Free EV Charging for Texan Nissan LEAFs

Free EV Charging for Texan Nissan LEAFs

Nissan and NRG eVgo launche a “No Charge to Charge” campaign for one year to new Nissan LEAF customers that purchase or lease their [Continue]

Americans Don’t Want EVs?

Americans Don’t Want EVs?

Not unlike most people in the USA I have seen some of the following headlines & quotes from mass media outlets over the last few years: Soft [Continue]

Media Sees Tesla Ignores 17 Automobile Fires Per Hour

Media Sees Tesla Ignores 17 Automobile Fires Per Hour

For some reason a few well known names in the  News Media has focused attention on a few incidents of  Tesla Model S fires in Kent Washington, [Continue]

Tesla Offers Historical 3 Year Resale Guarantee

Tesla Offers Historical 3 Year Resale Guarantee

Tesla makes automotive investment history deal with customers. If the cost of Tesla’s Model S (Motor Trend’s 2013 car of the year and [Continue]

Mazda EV Plans Demio (Mazda 2 EV)

Mazda EV Plans Demio (Mazda 2 EV)

Huge trend change for Mazda as the king of the internal combustion wankel engine lets the world know that they (like all the other major auto [Continue]

UPS Brown Fleet Getting Greener Again

UPS Brown Fleet Getting Greener Again

The UPS brown wrapper goes deep, but it’s slowly getting greener on the inside and has some surprisingly green roots. In the 1930′s UPS [Continue]

Tesla Offers Free EV Fuel Forever

Tesla Offers Free EV Fuel Forever

Tesla has just deployed high-speed solar-powered EV Superchargers in California that allow owners of the new Tesla Model S to drive “For free, [Continue]

Nashville Has Nissan LEAF Stretch Limos

Nashville Has Nissan LEAF Stretch Limos

A USA hotel chain provides their guests with green luxury on wheels. The worlds first 100% electric stretch Nissan LEAF limo was created for Embassy [Continue]

Rare Chevy Volt at a Gas Station Commercials

Rare Chevy Volt at a Gas Station Commercials

You probably won’t see a Chevy Volt at a gas station very often since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics data says that 78% of daily [Continue]

Mitsubishi to Produce Low-Priced Commercial EV

Mitsubishi to Produce Low-Priced Commercial EV

Mitsubishi Motors Corp plans to bring down the prices of EVs through enhanced sales in the commercial-use market of an all electric mini-van. [Continue]

Nissans 2nd EV Likely to be NV200 Electric Compact Van

Nissans 2nd EV Likely to be NV200 Electric Compact Van

At the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany,  Nissan Motor Co.  had on display the NV200, a small van that they introduced last year, [Continue]

The Mercedes F800 Concept the Future isn’t Diesel….

The Mercedes F800 Concept the Future isn’t Diesel….

The German boys at Mercedes Benz, with their new F800 Concept, see the future in fuel cells, by way of a stop at hybrid technology. Mercedes Benz [Continue]

EV Hybrid Benefits Help Fleet Sales Surge

EV Hybrid Benefits Help Fleet Sales Surge

Even though it may take a few years for individual consumers to start buying EVs and hybrid cars en masse, manufacturer’s are currently finding [Continue]

Frankfurt Auto Show Trends

Frankfurt Auto Show Trends

After having one’s fill of bratwurst sausages dipped in spicy German mustard served with a crusty bread roll on the side and everything washed down [Continue]

EVs Everywhere

Panthera 4 Seat Hybrid and Electric Aircraft

Panthera 4 Seat Hybrid and Electric Aircraft

Pipistrel was the first to fly both a 2-seat and a 4-seat electric aircraft, and was the winner of all three NASA challenges for energy efficient [Continue]

1st Two-Seater Solar Plane Soars

1st Two-Seater Solar Plane Soars

The Sunseeker Duo soars on solar power alone and becomes the world’s first solar-powered flying EV for two. This latest feat is just one of [Continue]

Brammo Offers Electric Motorcycle Retail Incentives

Brammo Offers Electric Motorcycle Retail Incentives

Brammo has had our attention ever since producing the first mass market electric motorcycle that had a range over 100 miles and a top speed of over a [Continue]

Vectrix Electric Scooters Ridden by Police

Vectrix Electric Scooters Ridden by Police

The Vectrix VX-1 Li/Li+ Personal Electric Vehicle has proven to be an effective alternative to polluting gasoline-powered transportation for several [Continue]

PlanetSolar Breaks Atlantic Speed Record and More

PlanetSolar Breaks Atlantic Speed Record and More

22 days to cross the Atlantic and also completes Gulf Stream Climate Testing along the way. PlanetSolar after recently having sailed completely [Continue]

Lit Motors C-1 Self-Balancing Electric Carcycle

Lit Motors C-1 Self-Balancing Electric Carcycle

Lit Motors’ C-1 is a self-stabilizing, all-electric two-wheeler that combines all the creature comforts and safety of a car with the [Continue]

Worlds Fastest and Largest EV is Solar Powered

Worlds Fastest and Largest EV is Solar Powered

Solar energy Technology has been deployed to power the worlds largest and fastest Electric Vehicle in the world, the International Space Station [Continue]

DHL Delivers a Greener Apple to NYC with EVs

DHL Delivers a Greener Apple to NYC with EVs

DHL Express is now using a fleet of thirty American-made, battery-electric vans and 50 hybrid trucks in New York City that will cut down fossil fuel [Continue]

14 million EVs on Roads by 2017

14 million EVs on Roads by 2017

Production of electrified vehicles is gearing up worldwide, and automakers are planning to launch an increasing variety of new models over the next [Continue]

BYD K9 Electric Bus is No Dog

BYD K9 Electric Bus is No Dog

Bad marketing name in the US for BYD’s good electric bus, it’s no dog. “It’s BYD’s dream to help solve the World’s pollution problems [Continue]

Perpetual EV Flight a Proven Reality

Perpetual EV Flight a Proven Reality

When the four-engine Solar Impulse touched down at the Payerne airport in Switzerland at 9 am on the 8th of July 2010 not only had it completed a 26 [Continue]

FedEx Launches USA EV Truck Fleet

FedEx Launches USA EV Truck Fleet

The first FedEx all-electric delivery trucks hit the streets of Los Angeles.  The specialized trucks have been designed from scratch for pure [Continue]

Largest EV Boat in the World Launched

Largest EV Boat in the World Launched

PlanetSolar’s Türanor trimaran, the world’s largest oceangoing EV plans to circumnavigate the globe using only solar power. PlanetSolar’s [Continue]

China EV News

1200 Electric Buses to Arrive in Chinese City

1200 Electric Buses to Arrive in Chinese City

Dalian —”China’s most livable city” is trying to expand on to that title by becoming the Electric Bus Capital of the world with [Continue]

EVs Desired 13 Times More in China than USA?

EVs Desired 13 Times More in China than USA?

68% of Chinese vs 5% of Americans wish to purchase EVs according to surveys. A 2010 Nielsen survey indicated up to 68% of Chinese consumers have a [Continue]

Is Sharing Caring When it Comes to Chinese EVs?

Is Sharing Caring When it Comes to Chinese EVs?

Many are worried that China is not playing fair and they are using their fast-growing market as leverage to force foreign companies to give up years [Continue]

60% of Chinese Consumers Interested in Purchasing an Electric Car

60% of Chinese Consumers Interested in Purchasing an Electric Car

In answer to the question: How to get 3% market for electric cars by 2020? Talk about answering my own question…. In a previous post, I talked [Continue]

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