If you thought getting asked to prom was exciting, try setting the world record for most efficient electric car before you can even drive. Students from DeLaSalle High School in Kansas City are awaiting confirmation from the Guinness Book of World Records that a vehicle they built for a class project sets a new world record for fuel efficiency.more →
Tata Motors is set to release its Indica and Ace electric cars by March 2011 in Europe. The electric Indica is a four door hatchback powered by lithium-ion batteries. It has more size and power than the Reva Electric and can run for 175-200 km on a full charge. Tata Motors will also be releasing its first electric mini-truck, the Ace EV with a range of 72 kilometers and a loading capacity of 750 kg (1650 lb).more →
GM has announced the price of the Chevy Volt electric car, the first mass-produced EV to hit the streets of America (since the EV1, but that wasn’t mass-produced, just mass-acred) will cost $41,000. The US Government is giving a $7,500 credit, so this would take the EV’s price down to $33,500. This price is just about in the middle of the range that was expected; although at the pre-rebate, not post-rebate price.more →
Eyes have been on the Chevrolet Volt for quite some time now. This electric-vehicle is supposed to revolutionize the automotive industry, but how much will it cost us? Well, that part of the equation is expected to be revealed tomorrow. General Motors VP of US Marketing Joel Ewanick will be making an announcement at the Plug-In 2010 Conference in San Jose, California.more →
The sale of Nissan’s new hatchback electric car, the Leaf (acronym for Leading, Environmentally Friendly, Affordable, Family Car) is set to begin in December 2010.
The four door electric car is powered by a 480 pound lithium ion battery pack. With a range of about 100 miles per fill, and a fill time of between 8 and 16 hours depending on the outlets used, the Leaf is primarily aimed towards city driving.more →
I have a soft spot for hot hatches. The hatchback is functional, fun, and (typically) fuel efficient. Well, it turns out that the 2012 Audi A2 will be even more fuel efficient, because it’ll be offered as an electric-only model. Not only that, but it’s starting to sound like the German automaker will only offer the Audi A2 in its electric powertrain configuration. No gas. No diesel. Just pure electric. It’s debatable whether or not electric cars may not be the future, but they sound like a good intermediary.more →
It was recently announced that California electric car manufacturer Tesla would be working with Japanese automobile producer Toyota to produce the Tesla Model S sedan, a high end electric car.
For those not current on their electric car data, Tesla which was incorporated in 2003 and is known for producing high powered electric sports cars. The 2010 Tesla Roadster boasts a 0-60 time of around 4 seconds, with a range of about 250 miles between charges.more →
Remember years ago when we first heard about Project Ginger and then it was revealed to us as the Segway? It was supposed to revolutionize the way that we got around town, but it hasn’t exactly lived up to these high hopes. We still want a proper vehicle of some kind for longer trips and it seems that Nissan is capitalizing on this emerging niche.
There are other electric cars and there are fuel-efficient scooters, but none of them are quite like the Nissan Land Glider. It has four wheels, but it leans into corners like a bike or a scooter.more →
While its name may lead you to believe that it has something to do with the cell phone industry, the Sim-Drive is something different entirely. Instead, it’s the name of some eco-friendly electric vehicle technology from Keio University and they’re ready to hit the road running.more →
The Chevy Volt will not be a major volume seller, but it could represent a major accomplishment for General Motors. It’s a hybrid, but it can also run on electricity alone for shorter trips; you just have to plug it in to top up the batteries. What if you don’t want to rack up your […]more →
You know how we’ve been waiting for the Chevrolet Volt for what feels like an eternity? It seems that the electric car will be joined by a more upscale stablemate in the form of the Cadillac Converj. We’ve only seen this car in concept form, but it seems that Caddy is ready to push this […]more →
A friend of mine enjoys zipping around town on his scooter in the summer, but he’s not exactly a fan of throwing on the rain gear when the weather starts to get less friendly in the fall. Well, he would have less of an issue, maybe, if he were to consider this electric scooter from […]more →
It may look like any other hybrid on the block, perhaps even evoking images of the iconic Toyota Prius, but the Nissan Leaf is something different entirely. Rather than working with both gasoline and electricity, the Nissan Leaf is fully an electric car and it’ll be ready for the people of BC in under two […]more →
Just because we want the convenience of having a personal vehicle does not mean that we should throw our care for the world out the window. It won’t completely eliminate our environmental impact, but it’ll certainly reduce the footprint that we leave behind. Thats’ because the Nissan Leaf EV is an all-electric car. The Leaf […]more →