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US Air Force and DOD Deploy EVs

US Air Force and DOD Deploy EVs

US Air Force Deploys EVs, V2G and EVSE at several military bases in an effort to replace their entire passenger vehicle fleet with Electric Vehicles (EVs). The US military is committed to reducing its energy use and reliance on fossil fuels as part of a Presidential Memorandum, which was signed May 24, 2011, titled Federal [Continue]

EVs Desired 13 Times More in China than USA?

EVs Desired 13 Times More in China than USA?

68% of Chinese vs 5% of Americans wish to purchase EVs according to surveys. A 2010 Nielsen survey indicated up to 68% of Chinese consumers have a relatively high awareness and strong intention to purchase electric vehicles (EVs) mainly due to low operating costs and  EVs being green friendly were the major factors of consideration [Continue]

Brammo Offers Electric Motorcycle Retail Incentives

Brammo Offers Electric Motorcycle Retail Incentives

Brammo has had our attention ever since producing the first mass market electric motorcycle that had a range over 100 miles and a top speed of over a 100 MPH.  Brammo is making news again for offering retail customers incentives as some Federal EV tax incentives have recently expired: 2013 Empulse R ($2,000), Empulse ($2,000) [Continue]

Walgreens Still the USAs Largest EV Charging Retail Host

Walgreens Still the USAs Largest EV Charging Retail Host

Walgreens has been the largest retail host of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the USA since the end of 2011 when it had plans to offer this service at 800 of their locations. However, by the end of 2013 less than half that number had been installed. EV drivers were first able to top [Continue]

EV Sales Double in 2013

EV Sales Double in 2013

2013 was a record sales year for EVs in the USA with over 100,000 more vehicles with electric drives being sold over the 2012 sales numbers according to bloomberg.com and estimates from Autodata Corp. Pure electric battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are catching on even faster than hybrids did historically, which hints at an even brighter [Continue]

Tesla Model S Breaks Safety Testing Equipment

Tesla Model S Breaks Safety Testing Equipment

Is the Tesla Model S the Safest car ever? It would appear so as the EV gets the Highest Safety Rating two years running. After breaking the safety testing equipment the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the Tesla Model S sedan the highest safety rating in its history of testing cars. Musk said, “When [Continue]

Chevy Volt Virtual Tours and Test Drives via X Box

Chevy Volt Virtual Tours and Test Drives via X Box

Virtual Chevy Volt Tours & Test drives can be experienced using Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Kinect technology, taking gamers and product placement to a whole new level. Chevy Volt Virtual Test Drives will be available to players of the new Xbox 360 Kinect game called Joy Ride by Microsoft Game Studios that will be Microsoft’s first [Continue]

Tesla Truck F-150 Style Coming Soon

Tesla Truck F-150 Style Coming Soon

Elon Musk announced at a Business Insider conference that Tesla was going to make an F-150 style Electric Pick-up Truck, which is currently the best selling vehicle in America. He mentioned that the pick-up truck would be arriving after delivering Tesla’s mass-market EV, which is to cost about 30-35,000 USD. Don’t expect to see a [Continue]

Tesla Model S Sold Out Until March of Next Year

Tesla Model S Sold Out Until March of Next Year

Tesla’s backlog of orders for the Model S continue well into March of next year despite a 25% increase in production rates over the second quarter. It is always great to be wanted, but how long will Tesla Model S demand outpace production? Elon Musk told ABC News that the Tesla Model S “I am [Continue]

Prime Minister of Japan Rides in Nissan’s Self-driving EV

Prime Minister of Japan Rides in Nissan’s Self-driving EV

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe went for ride with Nissan’s Autonomous Drive test car around the National Diet Front Garden, a public park in the center of Tokyo between Japan’s parliament and the Imperial Palace. The all-electric Nissan LEAF is equipped with prototype autonomous drive technology called “Nissan 360”, which they [Continue]

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