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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]

Grenoble France Showcases Future of Urban eMobility

Grenoble France Showcases Future of Urban eMobility

It was announced June 28th 2014 that the city of Grenoble, in the French Alps will deploy a new car sharing service integrated with private and public transport that feature single and dual seat 100% EVs from Toyota. The three year project is designed to verify concepts that increase personal emobility while simultaneously reducing traffic [Continue]

BYD e6 Provides EV Taxi Services

BYD e6 Provides EV Taxi Services

The BYD e6 Is a 5-passenger 100% battery powered EV manufactured by BYD Auto of China. BYDs scheduled sale in the USA has been previously delayed and rescheduled numerous times. BYD currently is only looking to sell to green fleet customers in the USA with a price of $52,000 USD. BYD has has had some [Continue]

Bosch eMobility Provides EV Charging Infrastructure

Bosch eMobility Provides EV Charging Infrastructure

Robert Bosch GmbH which is Bosch’s Software and Systems House is trying to get a good jump-start on the EV charging station competition. According to Bosch their eMobility solution can provide a foundation for an internet-connected, electric vehicle charging infrastructure. They are currently using proven software and hardware components [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]

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]

Chevy Volt Achieves Over Half Billion Miles

Chevy Volt Achieves Over Half Billion Miles

According to GM’s Chevrolet website Chevy Volt owners have logged over a half billion electric miles, saving more than 25 million gallons of gasoline since going into production in 2010. That is a significant milestone and a huge achievement accomplished by individual Volt owners. Perhaps even more impressive is that according Chevy Volt owners [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]

Alaskan EVs to Drive in Defiance of Pro Oil Politics?

Alaskan EVs to Drive in Defiance of Pro Oil Politics?

Is Alaska about to get more friendly towards adopting an increase use of electric vehicles? Only the power company in the state capital is currently offering any token assistance. It’s not a far stretch to say that the state of Alaska is known for being “overly oil friendly” which may put them at odds with [Continue]

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