Volvo C30 is an almost all-electric vehicle. Though it might not be the commonest or the cheapest car around, it is well recognized and respected and now more so for clinching the coveted title. Continue reading
The sales of purely electric cars have not been promising after companies such as Ford, BMW and Honda joined pioneers Nissan in creating them- but, on the contrary, hybrids are so doing well in the market. Continue reading
After State-Owned Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan conducted a test drive of Indonesia’s national electric car prototype yesterday, the country said it was ready to start releasing such vehicles into the market by 2013. This was backed up by Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Professor Takashi Ohira and his team of researchers at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering of the Toyohashi University of Technology seem to believe the electric vehicles (EVs) could be charged through their tires.
This technology was demonstrated in Yokohama, Japan, at a trade show focusing on wireless technologies during this year’s Wireless Technology Park (WTP). The goal of their demonstration was to show how electricity could be transmitted to pair of tires through concrete. Continue reading
The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) in California has received new $27 million boost in funding from the Air Resources Board and a further $5 million from the California Energy commission. An additional $10 million in incentives is expected to be effected for hybrid and zero-emission buses and trucks. $2 million more will be utilized in creating high-tech demonstration projects for commercialization of new cars, motorcycles and equipment. Continue reading
Audi has finally revealed that its upcoming Audi R8 e-tron lapped the legendary Nurburgring circuit in Germany in an impressive 469 seconds (8 minutes 9 seconds). This is just 5 seconds slower than the company’s conventional 424bhp 4.2 liter V8 powered Audi R8 driven by Marcus Winkelhock (former grand prix driver) during a very recent round of test drives on the famous circuit.
The Audi R8 e-tron concept car is built for high performance in sports and is purely electric. Indeed, its performance is purely breathtaking. It is equipped with 4 engines that provide a total of 230kW (313 horsepower) for splendid driving. Continue reading
Many accolades have been won by Japan’s Nissan LEAF- and that might just not be all for this electric-powered vehicle. The company is aiming at a brand new record where stunt driver Terry Grant is to drive in reverse the 1.85km long Goodwood course, West Sussex. Continue reading
The Opel Ampera comes in with amazing features as Europe’s number one electric vehicle driven without range-anxiety. Doubling as sibling to the renowned Chevy Volt, it was also announced this week as Europe’s best performing electric passenger vehicle in the market commanding a share of above 20% in the continent.
These results, according to Opel’s Christopher Rux, were a combined total of the Opel variety and UK-based Vauxhall-badged Amperas. Continue reading
An ever ambitious Germany had set its target for electric cars on its roads at one million by 2020, but this might not finally work out as planned if there will be no additional incentives. This is according to Henning Kagermann, the Germany’s electric mobility strategy overseer. As a matter of fact, the 2008 set target might fall by 40% unless government ratchets up electric vehicle subsidies. Continue reading