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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 their order of 1,200 BYD Electric Buses. The Chinese City of Dalian will soon become the world’s leader in electric bus deployment by the end of 2015. The first half of the [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 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]

Russia Declares EVs To Be Import Tax Free

Russia Declares EVs To Be Import Tax Free

Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus eliminate EV Import Duties and make electric cars tax free imports. Andrei Slepnyov the Trade Minister of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC ) approved a temporary removal of the 19 percent duties on imports of electric cars in the countries that make up the Customs Union (Russia, Kazakhstan [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 hold several Car of the Year Awards, that are not specific to green category cars, but all cars in general, so the fact that the awards were won [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 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]

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 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 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 (328.6km/h) 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]

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 performance numbers as well. 0-100 km/hr (0 to 62 MPH) in 3.8 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 200 km/h! Range of the standard version is 150km, but an extended range battery [Continue]

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