• 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

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    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

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

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    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

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BMW i Brand Sales Top 30,000 Units Worldwide

BMW i Brand Sales Top 30,000 Units Worldwide

July 28, 2015 at 5:41 am

BMW – the official supplier of course cars to Formula E – has seen sales of its BMW i3 and i8 exceed 30,000 units by the end of the first half of 2015. The BMW i brand...

 

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Renault Updates ZOE And Twizy Trim Levels

Renault Updates ZOE And Twizy Trim Levels

July 16, 2015 at 8:26 am

Renault has updated the trim levels of two of its three electric vehicles on sale in the UK – the ZOE supermini and urban Twizy – to bring them into line with the company’s...

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Volkswagen Launches Passat GTE Into European Markets

Volkswagen Launches Passat GTE Into European Markets

July 14, 2015 at 12:50 am

The Volkswagen continues to electrify! Following the Golf GTE, comes the next high-volume model with a plug-in drive system: this time the German carmaker is electrifying...

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Airbus E-Fan Electric Aircraft Successfully Crosses The English Channel [full flight video]

Airbus E-Fan Electric Aircraft Successfully Crosses The English Channel [full flight video]

July 27, 2015 at 1:05 am

The Airbus E-Fan — a light all-electric aircraft powered by lithium-ion batteries and two electric motors — has successfully completed its crossing of the English Channel. From...

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