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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]

EV Drivers Save on Auto Insurance and More

EV Drivers Save on Auto Insurance and More

Not only do electric cars save you money at the pump, but driving one can also lower your Auto insurance rates. For instance Farmers and Travelers Insurance offers a 10% discount for alternative fuel vehicles for California residents, while AAA, Geico and the Hartford offers a 5% discount for hybrids and electric vehicles for its [Continue]

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 of electric cars that were offered by the major car manufacturers at that time were meager at best. Many of those earlier models couldn’t capture and hold the [Continue]

Ford Explains EVs with Infographics

Ford Explains EVs with Infographics

Ford Social takes the time to explain the difference between the various types of Electric Vehicles (EVs): Hybrid, Plug-in hybrid and All-electric. Basic differences in range, power sources and refueling options for electric cars are covered. Ford’s EV infographics also categorize what type of EVs are best suited for particular types of trips [Continue]

Oil Refineries Electric Needs Make Case For Electric Cars

Oil Refineries Electric Needs Make Case For Electric Cars

Oil Refineries in the USA consumed/purchased 46,227 million Kilowatt-hours from electric companies in 2010 according to figures released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In some states such as California oil refineries are the largest industrial customer of the electric companies. Any reduction in oil refinery electric use allows an [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. Just under 300 of the single passenger three-wheeled Corbin Sparrows were produced before Corbin Motors filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on March 31, 2003. The Personal Electric Vehicle (PEV) was powered [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 chance get into one of their electric models for significantly less than their competition. Currently the Smart Electric Drive is still [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 manufacturer and starting in 2014 it will be available in all US states. Daimler is based in Stuttgart Germany and owns (Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, and Smart). They also hold a little [Continue]

Tesla Makes Leading Edge EV Technology Open Source

Tesla Makes Leading Edge EV Technology Open Source

In an unprecedented move patented award-winning electric car technology from Tesla is now available to all for free! Elon Musk has always said that the goal of Tesla Motors (TSLA@NASDAQ)  is: “to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass market electric cars to market as soon as possible.”, but that [Continue]

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