09/12/2011, While EV charging stations aren’t exactly that common, that doesn’t stop Nissan from working on improving them. The company has just announced the launch of its new quick chargers for electric vehicles that are smaller than the current ones they have right now. In addition to taking up less space and being easier to install, the chargers are said to retain the high performance of the current chargers and will […]
08/18/2011, When it comes to electric vehicles (EV), rarely do we equate them with comfort, style, luxury or power. Instead we tend to think of EVs as fuel-savers, efficient, environmentally friendly and green, but General Motors is hoping to change that with their Cadillac ELR Coupe which they had just unveiled today.
08/16/2011, In recent months we’ve been seeing quite a lot of companies, especially car manufacturers, turn their focus towards creating more environmental-friendly products like electric cars. However, there won’t be one high profile car manufacturer that will be joining the electric party anytime soon, and that manufacturer is none other than Ferrari. The folks over at Engadget recently caught up with Luca di Montezemelo, Ferrari’s president, and he was quoted as […]
08/10/2011, So you’ve just bought yourself a brand new electric vehicle (EV) from Ford. Good for you! Now there’s one less person in the world contributing to pollution, but why stop there? Why not take it a step further and install solar panels for your home? If you have the spare cash or are willing to pay on installments just to go green and do your part for the Earth, it […]
08/04/2011, So you are feeling smug that you finally took the plunge to purchase an electric vehicle, knowing that you do not contribute to greenhouse gas emissions whenever you are right beside a Hummer at a red light, throwing a smirk at the driver at the same time. Your smirk might not last if your vehicle’s lithium ion battery pack fails suddenly – it seems that UK-based news baron The Times […]
08/02/2011, Evatran’s Plugless Power wireless/proximity charging system grows up by evolving into the form of a new circular sensor that is far removed from the boring, rectangle design which folks caught a glimpse of at the Plug-In 2010 Conference. The change is not just cosmetic, ending up as round simply because customers preferred something that looked like that, but rather, the insides have been improved as well. The Plugless Power system […]
08/01/2011, Are you looking forward to living the Jetson life in pod-like vehicles that drives itself? It appears that GM is taking a step towards that direction if you can remember when they unveiled the electric and autonomous pod-like vehicle last year. There have been several rumors surrounding the EN-V that have said that GM has started production of the vehicles, which the company has denied but have appeased those interested […]
07/29/2011, BMW has just announced its entry in the electric car market with two impressive looking models – the i3 and the i8. Even though the cars are spec’d differently for different markets, one thing the cars have in common is that they’re both great for the environment. The i3 will be an all-electric small city car, while the i8 will be a powerful hybrid sports car featuring an electric motor […]
07/29/2011, It never ceases to amaze how many different kinds of innovations companies can come up with that help to make life so much more comfortable and convenient, although we’re thinking that the Suzuki motorized couch definitely takes the cake. The EV Couch Car also happens to be Suzuki’s very first EV, so I guess we should be giving them points for novelty and effort.
07/19/2011, Folks thinking about getting the Nissan LEAF but haven’t invested their hard earned cash into getting one will be pleased to know that their patience has paid off. Nissan has just announced that it launching an updated Nissan LEAF based on feedback of thousands of owners who have already driving one around. The new features will be available in the 2012 model which will also be sold in more regions […]
07/14/2011, If you want one of the more creative and zany looking vehicles in your garage, then you need not look very far with Arcimoto’s SRK. This is an electrical vehicle which is currently a fifth-generation prototype that features front-wheel drive to get you going, although the range isn’t going to impress anyone as you will have to plan your travels within a 40-mile radius – and that’s only one way, […]
07/13/2011, If the T.27 were to be some kind of Pokemon that went up against an opponent known as Greenhouse Monster, then we would most probably see the following message displayed – “It’s super effective!”, knocking out the Greenhouse Monster in but a single blow. Why do we say so? Well, the T.27 is touted to be an extremely high efficient electric vehicle thanks to its 25 kilowatt motor and a […]
07/06/2011, There is nothing like progress to marvel at – and Mitsubishi continues to push the boundaries when it comes to electric cars, rolling out a new generation of their i-MiEV electric vehicle that will come in two trim levels. Firstly, there is the entry-level “M” that will retail for JPY 1,880,000 (roughly $24,000) after subsidies from the Japanese government, while the higher-level “G” that will feature a more comprehensive equipment […]
07/06/2011, Pioneer has just introduced a new navigation system, called the AVIC-ZH09-MEV, specially designed for electric vehicles (EV). Instead or simply rebranding one of its existing Navigation System units, Pioneer took the time to engineer a new device for the purpose. In addition to functioning as a map to lead you to your destination or take you out of unfamiliar territories, the AVIC-ZH09-MEV has a number of features to help you […]