• 280 Mile Range Electric Audi R8 e-tron Coming to Geneva Motor Show

    Audi announced its Audi R8 e-tron 2.0, a pure electric supercar will have its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show as a prototype, alongside the second generation Audi R8 V10. Audi has made major engineering developments in its high-performance electric sports car, the R8 e-tron. The latest evolution of the vehicle takes up the multimaterial Audi Space Frame from the […]

    280 Mile Range Electric Audi R8 e-tron Coming to Geneva Motor Show
  • Toyota i-Road Enters Tokyo Car-Sharing Service With Park24

    The Toyota i-Road is entering service in new car-sharing program in central Tokyo in April. The ultra-compact, electric three-wheeled vehicle is already proving its value as part of a co-ordinated public transport scheme in Grenoble, France, and has also been put through its paces in Toyota City. The new trial will see i-Road paired with Park24’s Times Car Plus service, which […]

    Toyota i-Road Enters Tokyo Car-Sharing Service With Park24
  • Study: Chinese Car Buyers More Willing to Adopt Pure Electric Vehicles than Americans

    A new study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers finds that mainstream Chinese car buyers are more willing to adopt pure electric vehicles than American consumers. CMU engineering professors Jeremy Michalek and Erica Fuchs, Ph.D. student John Helveston and their co-authors surveyed automobile consumers in China and the U.S. to understand their preferences and willingness to pay for vehicle attributes. “China is now the […]

    Study: Chinese Car Buyers More Willing to Adopt Pure Electric Vehicles than Americans
  • Tucson Fuel Cell Drivers From Southern California Accumulate Sufficient Mileage To Reach The Moon Emissions-Free

    Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell drivers have surpassed an impressive threshold, recently accumulating more than 238,900 miles on the roads of Southern California, all while emitting only clean water vapor. The average distance from the earth to the moon varies with the lunar orbit, with 238,900 miles as an average estimated distance. Hyundai has delivered more than 60 Tucson Fuel Cell […]

    Tucson Fuel Cell Drivers From Southern California Accumulate Sufficient Mileage To Reach The Moon Emissions-Free
  • Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports’ 2015 Top Pick Cars

    Tesla Motors’ Model S electric sedan won top honors in Consumer Reports’ 2015 list of top pick cars. This was the second consecutive year Tesla was atop the list. Consumer Reports praised the ability to update the Tesla’s software over the Internet, and that the company surmounted early technical problems, including a handful of fires that started from objects on […]

    Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports’ 2015 Top Pick Cars
  • 2015 Geneva Preview: Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II

    The Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II will have its global debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Japanese carmaker said today. The Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II is a small SUV concept expected to be Mitsubishi’s second PHEV following the Outlander PHEV. The new PHEV system presented in the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II is a lightweight, compact and high-efficiency front-engine/front-drive system ideal for an urban crossover. […]

    2015 Geneva Preview: Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II
  • Formula E DHL Berlin ePrix Track Revealed

    Organisers of the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship have today unveiled the circuit layout for the Berlin ePrix on May 23 2015, sponsored by leading logistics company DHL. The 17 turn, 2.47km circuit will be built within the ‘Apron’ section of the Tempelhof Airport, located in the city-centre. Designed by Rodrigo Nunes, it is the setting for the eighth […]

    Formula E DHL Berlin ePrix Track Revealed
  • Audi Prologue Avant PHEV Concept for Geneva Revealed

    The Audi Prologue Avant concept car with its stretched roof which the brand is presenting at the Geneva Motor Show gives a look into the future – with the new and emotion filled design language that Audi has initiated with its study in the coupé, the Prologue. In November 2014 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Audi presented the Audi Prologue concept car, giving […]

    Audi Prologue Avant PHEV Concept for Geneva Revealed
  • BYD Enters Japanese Market with its Electric Buses

    Kyotokyukou Bus Incorporated has taken delivery of 5 Long Range Battery Electric Buses from the Chinese electric carmaker BYD Company Ltd. The delivery ceremony held was widely covered as it not only represented electrified public transportation, but also Japan, a nation built on engineering excellence, for the first time acquiring high tech vehicles from their neighbor, China. The BYD electric […]

    BYD Enters Japanese Market with its Electric Buses
  • SDG&E Integrates Electric Vehicles And Energy Storage Systems Into California’s Energy And Ancillary Service Markets

    San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today announced that it is actively bidding a group of energy storage systems and electric vehicle fleets as one resource directly into the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) energy markets. These markets include those that address short-term imbalances in electricity supply caused by such things as intermittent renewable energy. The achievement ranks SDG&E as […]

    SDG&E Integrates Electric Vehicles And Energy Storage Systems Into California’s Energy And Ancillary Service Markets

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280 Mile Range Electric Audi R8 e-tron Coming to Geneva Motor Show

280 Mile Range Electric Audi R8 e-tron Coming to Geneva Motor Show

February 26, 2015 at 8:31 am

Audi announced its Audi R8 e-tron 2.0, a pure electric supercar will have its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show as a prototype, alongside the second generation Audi...

 

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C 350 PLUG-IN HYBRID Unveiled in Detroit

2016 Mercedes-Benz C 350 PLUG-IN HYBRID Unveiled in Detroit

January 12, 2015 at 9:36 am

Following its premiere in the S-Class, Mercedes-Benz is now offering its most advanced hybrid technology yet in the C-Class and, for the first time, also in an Estate model. The...

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2015 Geneva Preview: Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II

2015 Geneva Preview: Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II

February 25, 2015 at 9:02 am

The Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II will have its global debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Japanese carmaker said today. The Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II is a small...

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Ricardo Develops 85kW Electric Vehicle Motor

Ricardo Develops 85kW Electric Vehicle Motor

February 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

The new electric vehicle motor has been designed and built in prototype form by Ricardo as part of a collaborative research and development project, RapidSR (Rapid Design...

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