• KIT and Schaeffler Developing Efficient Assisted Steering System for EVs

    The project “Intelligent Assisted Steering System with Optimum Energy Efficiency for Electric Vehicles (e²-Lenk)” subsidized by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) focuses on a new assisted steering concept. In conventional vehicles, the internal combustion engine not only accelerates the car but also supplies on-board assist systems with energy; such as the assisted steering system, which reduces […]

    KIT and Schaeffler Developing Efficient Assisted Steering System for EVs
  • e-Golf Dethrones LEAF as Europe’s Top-Selling Electric Car

    Volkswagen e-Golf was the top-selling electric car in the 17 West European markets during the first two months of 2015, ousting the Nissan LEAF from first place. According to AID Newsletter’s data, the e-Golf posted 2,150 regional registration during the opening two months of this year. The sector’s previous front-runner, the Nissan LEAF, had to make do with the runner-up […]

    e-Golf Dethrones LEAF as Europe’s Top-Selling  Electric Car
  • Glow-in-the-Dark LEAF breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for ‘Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting’

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    Glow-in-the-Dark LEAF breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for ‘Largest Glow-in-the-Dark Painting’
  • LG Chem to Supply Batteries for New Smart EV

    South Korea’s LG Chem has been selected by Daimler AG as the supplier of lithium-ion batteries for new Smart EV that will be newly launched in 2016. Based on the results of mass supply contract, LG Chem will be providing battery cells to Smart EV and the cells will be installed into packs by Daimler. Smart is a brand of […]

    LG Chem to Supply Batteries for New Smart EV
  • China Racing to Run NextEV Powertrain in Next Formula E Season

    China Racing will run a powertrain built by Chinese EV technology firm NextEV in season two of the FIA Formula E Championship. NextEV were one of the eight manufacturers selected to build components for season two, when the regulations regarding the powertrain are opened up to allow competition. China Racing has released some technical details of the new powertrain, which […]

    China Racing to Run NextEV Powertrain in Next Formula E Season
  • Europcar Expands EV Options In London With Nissan LEAF Launch

    Europcar UK announced its commitment to move its fleet to five percent electric cars by 2020 in line with the mayor of London’s Electric Vehicle Delivery Plan. The announcement comes as the company launches a fleet of Nissan LEAF electric cars at its branches across London, which will be used for delivery and collection of hire cars in the capital. […]

    Europcar Expands EV Options In London With Nissan LEAF Launch
  • Formula E Monaco ePrix Track Revealed

    Organisers of the FIA Formula E Championship have today revealed the circuit layout for the Monaco ePrix. There will be free entry for fans to the Monaco ePrix – round seven of the FIA Formula E Championship – which takes place on May 9. The 12-turn, 2.76km layout for the race is a shortened version of the historic circuit of […]

    Formula E Monaco ePrix Track Revealed
  • UK Government Announces Incentives For Electric Motorcycles

    Motorcycles and scooters will join cars, vans, trucks and buses in the UK‘s government drive for greener vehicles, Business Minister Matthew Hancock announced on Friday. Up to £7.5 million will be set aside to boost the uptake for electric motorcycles and help bikers bridge the cost gap between a zero emission electric motorcycle and conventional petrol versions. The grant could […]

    UK Government Announces Incentives For Electric Motorcycles
  • Kia Soul EV Named “Best Value In America” by Vincentric

    The 2015 Kia Soul EV has been honored as a 2015 Vincentric “Best Value in America” award winner in the Electric/Plug-in Hybrid category.  Vincentric is a leading source of cost-of-ownership data and analysis within the automotive industry. “The Kia brand has always stood for value, and even as we’ve grown and matured, adding ever more refined and diverse models to […]

    Kia Soul EV Named “Best Value In America” by Vincentric
  • TransPower Announces New Heavy-Duty Electric Truck Achievements

    TransPower, a provider of clean vehicle and stationary energy storage technologies and products, announced that it has achieved several significant new milestones in its development of battery-electric, hybrid, and fuel cell propulsion technologies for heavy-duty vehicles including trucks, tractors, and buses. Two of these milestones occurred the day before yesterday, when TransPower conducted a demonstration of four fully functional battery-electric […]

    TransPower Announces New Heavy-Duty Electric Truck Achievements

ELECTRIC CAR NEWS »

Global EV Charging Stations to Skyrocket by 2020, Report Says

Global EV Charging Stations to Skyrocket by 2020, Report Says

May 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

The global EV Charger (EVC) market is forecast to grow from more than 1 million units in 2014 to more than 12.7 million units in 2020, according to a new EV Charging Infrastructure...

 

ELECTRIC CAR REVIEWS »

1,341HP Toroidion 1MW Electric Supercar Unveiled [video]

1,341HP Toroidion 1MW Electric Supercar Unveiled [video]

April 20, 2015 at 1:00 am

The new 1MW electric supercar from Finnish automaker Toroidon is set to be the most powerful pure electric car ever made. Toroidion unveiled their hand-crafted 1MW electric...

PLUG_IN HYBRIDS »

PSC Motors Reveals 1,700hp Plug-In Hybrid Hypercar

PSC Motors Reveals 1,700hp Plug-In Hybrid Hypercar

May 29, 2015 at 12:50 am

Las Vegas-based PSC Motors has announced the upcoming 1,700 HP plug-in hybrid hypercar, dubbed the SP-200 SIN. PSC Motors said that the SP-200 SIN is a mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive...

TECHNOLOGY »

Bosch Develops Autonomous Driving Tech for Tesla Model S (w/videos)

Bosch Develops Autonomous Driving Tech for Tesla Model S (w/videos)

May 26, 2015 at 4:45 am

Spotting a test vehicle, equipped as they are with measurement devices, sensors, and instruments, is usually pretty easy. But that’s not the case for the new Tesla Model...

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