Electric Nissan Land Glider represents future of urban transportation?

Nissan Land Glider Concept

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.

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Microsoft Hohm platform helps Ford electric cars recharge better

The Focus Electric will be the first Ford vehicle using the Microsoft Hohm energy management application via a joint solution from Ford and Microsoft Hohm. Ford is the first automaker announcing the use of Microsoft Hohm.

The whole electric vehicle movement could use a good boost and it seems that Ford is partnering with Microsoft on that front. As you know, many Ford vehicles are already equipped with Microsoft SYNC to handle all sorts of multimedia and other functions, but this partnership is going further.

The newest thing to show up in Ford cars is something called Microsoft Hohm. This platform is aimed to “help future owners of Ford’s electric vehicles optimize the way they recharge their vehicle and better manage their home’s energy use.” Hohm is an “energy management application” and it will first be seen in the Focus Electric some time next year. With Hohm, owners can determine “when and how to most efficiently and affordably recharge battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles.”

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Fiat 500EV all-electric vehicle bound for the United States

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There’s this whole Fiat-Chrysler relationship that presented an opportunity to bring Fiat vehicles to the roads of America, well, as it turns out one of those first vehicles won’t need a droplet of Texas Tea to make its way around the boardwalk. That’s because theFiat 500EV is an electric car.

It’s not like the Fiat 500 is a brand new car, per se, since the platform has spawned more than its fair share of micro vehicles over the years, but this is an electric powertrain that speaks to the future of Chrysler. Quite different from the Chevy Volt though!

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