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Honda Fit EV (Honda Electric Car)

Honda Fit EV (Honda Electric Car)

You can drive it, but you can’t buy it, however–is the Honda Fit EV still a good “Fit” for the EV lease crowd? Honda has leases for only 1,100 of the Honda Fit EVs available– as compliance vehicles from summer 2012 through fall 2014 in a few of the US states that had adopted California’s [Continue]

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

2014 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is a parallel plug-in hybrid, that can operate both the electric motor and and the combustion engine at the same time, or each individually depending upon driving requirements. This model replaces the Panamera S Hybrid introduced in 2013, adds a new electric drive system with better performance, better batteries [Continue]

2013 Fiat 500e (Fiat Electric Car)

2013 Fiat 500e (Fiat Electric Car)

The all-electric version of the Fiat 500 four seat coupe the Fiat 500e is currently being offered for sale only in California. Sergio Marchionne (the CEO of Fiat) hates that California is trying to regulate the quality of their air and resents having to produce an Fiat Electric Car or ZEVs for the California market. The low [Continue]

Jay Leno Compares EVs of Today to Yesterday (100 years ago)

Jay Leno Compares EVs of Today to Yesterday (100 years ago)

Ford focus electric car is road tested and compared along with a 1909 Baker electric car by Jay Leno. Even Henry Ford’s wife Clara drove a Detroit Electric Car, instead of her husband’s famous Model T. She drove the car shopping in downtown New York city, which even had recharge stations every 10 blocks or [Continue]

George Takei Talks About Electric Cars

George Takei Talks About Electric Cars

Episode 12 of Takei’s Take is about Electric Cars along with guest Chris Woodyard Automotive reporter with USAToday. On this episode of Takei’s technology show they talk about Google’s driverless car technology, The Tesla model S and the need for more electric cars to help clean up the air pollution in China. Interesting fact from [Continue]

EVs Get Boost from Wide Bandgap Semiconductors

EVs Get Boost from Wide Bandgap Semiconductors

Wide Bandgap (WBG) Semiconductors are a proven technology that could eventually become as common place as silicon based technology. Semiconductors are used in nearly every piece of electronics (phones, toasters, etc). Electric Vehicles are likely to soon gain huge benefits in efficiency by incorporating WBG components. The adoption of wide bandgap [Continue]

Ten US EV Friendly ZEV States and Counting

Ten US EV Friendly ZEV States and Counting

The United States of ZEV: Ten US states have adopted Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandates with three more adopting a Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) programs. California started the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Mandate because the technology existed (GM had already produced the all-electric EV1) and more than half of the days of the year Los [Continue]

3rd Wave of EVs is Massive!

3rd Wave of EVs is Massive!

The old expression that the third time is the charm springs to mind and as any surfer or those that have applied technical analysis for stock charting/trading purposes will no doubt agree that the 3rd wave is also not only the most significant in terms of trends, but it’s the largest as well.  It is currently [Continue]

Clever EV PSAs Produced by Plug In America

Clever EV PSAs Produced by Plug In America

Plug In America was able to produce a series of seven fairly clever (and funny) low budget Public Service Announcements in support of Electric Cars, that deserved much more attention than they received at the time of their original release back in 2010. With the help of about 50 volunteers and about $6000 to pay [Continue]

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]

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