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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 Roadsters were sold in at least 31 countries. The Roadster was the first highway-capable all-electric vehicle in serial production available in the United States. The Tesla Roadster set a new world [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). Ten local city and county governments and agencies have pulled their resources together to almost double the 50 electric vehicles that four [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 sold in the USA in select markets (California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Maryland) starting in the 3rd quarter of 2014. Kia Soul EV was on display for [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: 400 lbs/ft of torque which is more than Ferrari 458 Italia (398 llbs/ft) at 6000 RPM or 911 Porsche Carrera S Cabriolet (325 lbs/ft ). 130 HP 0-60 mph 7.5 sec Combined MPGe: [Continue]

Honda EV Plus Shredded like GMs EV1

Honda EV Plus Shredded like GMs EV1

Let us not forget that Honda was just as guilty as GM for not renewing leases and destroying perfectly functioning EVs, just like GM did with their EV1s. A relatively unknown story that was part of one of the darkest chapters in the story of: EVs, the Automotive Industry and US Federal Government intervention. Besides [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 air requirements that forced auto manufacturers to make at least 10% of the vehicles they sell in their state to be zero-emission vehicles to try and mitigate the air pollution being caused [Continue]

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Sept 17-19, 2013 Detroit

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Sept 17-19, 2013 Detroit

Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo will be co-located with The Battery Show. Sponsored by Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International publication, the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo will take place at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI, USA (Northwest Detroit). Why was Michigan chosen to host the [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]

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