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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 won’t be much of real race without the roar of a polluting engine. Now these really aren’t the same crowd as those that are into “Rolling Coal”, but they might [Continue]

New BMW EVs Will Be Seen at Sochi

New BMW EVs Will Be Seen at Sochi

BMW showcases their new i3 and i8 electric cars during the commercial breaks of the Winter Olympic Games TV coverage with new EV ads. The first advertisement  helps bring home the point about the superior natural quietness of the electric car. Global sales of the i3 are expected to be approximately 20,000 in 2014, with [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 built upon the Lada Kalina platform from which it derives its name Ellada (electric Lada) in 2011 for the RUSNANOTECH 2011 forum. Under the order of the Government of Stavropol Territory a low-volume [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 the center of Tokyo between Japan’s parliament and the Imperial Palace. The all-electric Nissan LEAF is equipped with prototype autonomous drive technology called “Nissan 360”, which they [Continue]

EVs Charged by Towing?

EVs 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 supply using the regenerative braking system.  Mostly likely this is because the Nissan LEAF has a Regenerative Brake system   stays engaged in some measure at all times (not unlike how many All-time [Continue]

EV Charging Already Bountiful in the Baltic?

EV Charging Already 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 to do little more than talk about plans to have more EVs on the road. Tesla Motors Superchargers may be getting most of the press, due to their free EV fuel for life [Continue]

British Electric Race Car Sets EV Land Speed Record

British Electric Race Car Sets EV 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 (328.6km/hr) at a racetrack at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire. The world’s land speed record for a lightweight electric car has held firm for almost 40 years, but was broken [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 Nissan) that will reach speeds in excess of 186 MPH (300km/h) using electric technology. The ZEOD RC is scheduled to race in the next Le Mans in 2014. The 90 [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 R&D investment from Magna International, which is a major parts supplier for companies like GM, Ford and Chrysler. Magna’s investment will create more than 700 jobs and maintain about 1,300 at [Continue]

Nissan Leaf Wins World Car of the Year and More

Nissan Leaf Wins World Car of the Year and More

The winner for 2011 World Car of the Year was announced at the New York International Auto Show on April 21, 2011. The Nissan LEAF has also previously won the 2011 European Car of the Year, EV.com’s 2011 EV of the Year and quite a few additional accolades. Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn said “It [Continue]

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