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US Air Force Deploys EVs and V2G Tech

US Air Force Deploys EVs and V2G Tech

US Air Force Tests an EV Fleet and Electric Vehicle-to-Grid technology The US Air Force and the California Energy Commission announced November, 14, 2014 a milestone in their Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) test program as well as unveiling the first U.S. Department of Defense non-tactical electric vehicle (EV) fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric [Continue]

Tesla Test-Drive Illegal in Iowa

Tesla Test-Drive Illegal in Iowa

If you live in Iowa it looks like you won’t be taking out Motor Trend’s, Automobile Magazine’s and EV.com’s car of the year for a test-drive anytime soon. Nor will Iowa citizens be able to go to a place of business and see the vehicle that earned a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 5-star [Continue]

Renault Twizy is Popular Car Sharing Program Choice

Renault Twizy is Popular Car Sharing Program Choice

The all-electric tandem two-seat Twizy has been called the Fred Flintstone car of modern times, with few creature comforts it is designed as a basic functional urban vehicle. The EV weighs less than 1000 pounds and is powered by a 13 kw/hr motor and a 6.1 kWh lithium-ion battery. The Twizy EV is the result [Continue]

Happy Country Only Wants Electric Cars

Happy Country Only Wants Electric Cars

Bhutan to attempts to be first zero emission nation—bans the sale of fossil fuel powered cars, allows only electric cars to be sold. The landlocked Himalayan country of Bhutan only wants electric cars. The country is already ahead of most of the world when it comes to sustainability with 95% of their population having access [Continue]

Official $7500 Federal Electric Car Tax Credit List

Official $7500 Federal Electric Car Tax Credit List

List of Qualified $7500 Federal Tax Credit Electric Vehicles The US government’s official list of Electric Vehicles that qualify for a $7500 Federal Tax Credit. The credit amount varies based on the capacity of the battery used to propel the vehicle and is for EVs purchased starting in 2010 and is for highway capable vehicles [Continue]

100000 Electric Cars Sold in California

100000 Electric Cars Sold in California

The LA Times reported on Sept 9th, 2014 that California not only leads the USA in electric car purchases but also announces that a buyer in California just purchased the 100,000th plug-in electric vehicle in the state. California has 23 million cars and currently electric cars only make up 1% of that market—however, that number [Continue]

Australian EV Beats Tesla Model S

Australian EV Beats Tesla Model S

Australian students have created a two seat 4 wheel electric vehicle called “Sunswift Eve” that go faster and farther than the Testa model S on a single charge. The accomplishment also helps gives it the title of being the world’s first practical solar powered car. The Australian EV is covered with solar panels and was [Continue]

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 the ability to tilt into turns, much like downhill skiing. The “Active Lean” technology uses a gyroscope, speed calculations and computers on each side of the front suspension to determine [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 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]

Electric Car Insurance Costs Less than Gas or Diesel

Electric Car Insurance Costs Less than Gas or Diesel

Not only do electric cars save you money at the pump, but driving one can also lower your Auto insurance rates, because electric car insurance is less expensive than for gasoline, diesel and some other fossil fuel powered cars. For instance Farmers and Travelers Insurance offers a 10% discount for alternative fuel vehicles for California [Continue]

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