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Solar Powered Electric Cars Glow in Dark?

Solar Powered Electric Cars Glow in Dark?

Nissan LEAF electric car teams up with inventor Hamish Scott to use their environmentally-friendly, UV powered paint on their EVs. According to a Nissan press release: Even though glowing car paint has previously been available using glow-in-the-dark car wraps, this will be first time that a major car maker seeks to deploy the technology using [Continue]

Looking forward to Pikes Peak Race

Looking forward to Pikes Peak Race

Riding like Greased Lightning the Mitsubishi team finished in the money at the 92nd Pikes Peak International hill climb. Greg Tracy and Hiroshi Masuoka conquered the mountain at 9:08 and 9:12 respectively driving the Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III. What will happen this year? Riding with 4 112KW Motors and all wheel drive, the 2 drivers [Continue]

2014 Nissan LEAF Sales Record 30,000 Sold in USA

2014 Nissan LEAF Sales Record 30,000 Sold in USA

2014 thanks of the Nissan LEAF will go down in history as the first year that over 30,000 Battery Electric Vehicles of a single model (BEVs) were sold in a single year. The Nissan LEAF has been on a steep upwards sales curve ever since being introduced five years ago. The 5 seat all-electric LEAF [Continue]

German Chancellor Backs More Incentives for a Million EVs

German Chancellor Backs More Incentives for a Million EVs

Back in 2011 when Chancellor Merkel announced her plan for Germany to have a million EVs on the road by 2020, she thought the goal could be accomplished by doubling EV incentives to manufacturers to nearly 3 billion USD and not offering any consumer sales incentives like some other countries such as Japan, France, China, [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]

Twizy EV Ice Racing Takes Drifting to New Levels

Twizy EV Ice Racing Takes Drifting to New Levels

EV Ice Racing takes the sport of drifting to a whole new level, once ski resort goers have had their fill going up and down the mountainside all day, now they have the opportunity to go sideways as well. An important difference when racing on ice is that the brakes are what is used to [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]

RIP Think City EV 2008-2012

RIP Think City EV 2008-2012

The Think City is a 100% pure electric vehicle originally available in Denmark, Norway and Sweden in 2008, followed by the UK, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands in 2009. The Think City was also sold in the USA starting in 2011, and at some point was available in Austria, Spain, France, Switzerland, Finland as well. [Continue]

Happy Country Wants Only Electric Cars

Happy Country Wants Only 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]

Can Electric Cars Save the World?

Can Electric Cars Save the World?

Electric cars and their drivers are the modern day Superheroes of our times. The early adopters that started driving an EV before it became popular and trendy should really go down in history as being true patriots, trying to do something for everyone and making the world a better place. EVs are Heroes of Efficiency [Continue]

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