• 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

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    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

ELECTRIC CAR NEWS »

Toyota Mirai to be NASCAR Pace Car

Toyota Mirai to be NASCAR Pace Car

April 25, 2015 at 12:57 am

The Toyota Mirai is the first-ever fuel cell vehicle to serve as a pace car in an American auto racing event. Just days after Toyota launched a new series of videos on the...

 

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 »

Cost-efficiency Of Plug-In Hybrids Calculated A Thousand Times Faster

Cost-efficiency Of Plug-In Hybrids Calculated A Thousand Times Faster

April 23, 2015 at 4:40 am

Plug-in hybrids have low fuel consumption, but require more costly parts than cars with a regular combustion engine. During development, the optimal cost balance must be calculated,...

TECHNOLOGY »

Continental to Launch Next-generation of Power Electronics for EVs in August

Continental to Launch Next-generation of Power Electronics for EVs in August

April 22, 2015 at 4:34 am

When it comes to hybrid and electric vehicles, there appear to be many seemingly straightforward general assumptions. The range of the electric drive is determined by the...

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