• Trailblazing Toyota FCV to Feature in Final Stage of 2014 Japanese Rally Championship

    A Toyota FCV will be put through its paces in the final installment in this year’s Japanese Rally Championship: the 285 km Shinshiro Rally, held in Aichi Prefecture on November 1 and 2. Before the race starts, the Toyota FCV, specially tuned and outfitted for rally racing (as pictured below), will check the safety of the roads as a zero [...]

    Trailblazing Toyota FCV to Feature in Final Stage of 2014 Japanese Rally Championship
  • Nissan LEAF Sets Annual U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales Record – Again

    With more than two months remaining, Nissan LEAF has shattered the record for the most U.S. electric vehicle sales in a single calendar year, surpassing the previous record of 22,610 that it set in 2013. LEAF sales in 2014 through September are up more than 36 percent compared to the same period last year. With more than 142,000 LEAF sales [...]

    Nissan LEAF Sets Annual U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales Record – Again
  • VW Group Will Launch More Than 20 Plug-In Electric Models in China

    Volkswagen Group will launch more than 20 plug-in electric vehicles in China over the next few years. “In the near future, Volkswagen will be offering Chinese drivers over 20 plug-in electric vehicles, from small cars to large-sized SUVs, from plug-in hybrids to pure electric cars,” Jochem Heizmann, head of Volkswagen Group China, said. Heizmann was speaking to reporters in Shanghai, [...]

    VW Group Will Launch More Than 20 Plug-In Electric Models in China
  • ChargePoint Now Accepts PayPal as Payment Option

    ChargePoint is committed to providing the most convenient charging experience and now, electric vehicle drivers can sign up and pay for charging with PayPal. PayPal has long supported EVs and has installed 34 ChargePoint ports at their San Jose, California, campus for employees and visitors. By enabling people to pay for a charge using PayPal, we’re giving our customers a [...]

    ChargePoint Now Accepts PayPal as Payment Option
  • Indianapolis to Have Largest Electrical Vehicle Fleet in the US

    The City of Indianapolis will deploy the largest municipal fleet of plug-in electric vehicles in the nation by early 2016, under a new program detailed by Mayor Greg Ballard. Through the initiative with Vision Fleet the City will upgrade 425 non-police pursuit sedans to plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles, cut the size of the fleet by 100 vehicles, and [...]

    Indianapolis to Have Largest Electrical Vehicle Fleet in the US
  • e-NV200 Shines In Nissan’s Latest £2 Challenge

    A leading building and building services engineering group is the latest UK business to accept Nissan’s ‘£2 Challenge’; putting the groundbreaking e-NV200 through its paces to show just how much fleet operators and business van users can expect to get from the 100% electric workhorse for just a couple of quid. The Ergro Group, which operates a 35-strong fleet from [...]

    e-NV200 Shines In Nissan’s Latest £2 Challenge
  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt Features All-New Voltec Propulsion System For More Efficiency

    When the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt debuts at the Detroit Auto Show in January, it will feature an all-new Voltec extended range electric vehicle (EREV) propulsion system substantially developed from Volt owners including data collected on their driving behaviors. The Voltec system includes the battery, drive unit, range-extending engine and power electronics. The new system will be more efficient and [...]

    2016 Chevrolet Volt Features All-New Voltec Propulsion System For More Efficiency
  • GM to Invest 240M to Make 2016 Chevrolet Volt Electric Drive in Michigan

    General Motors will invest $240 million at its Warren Transmission Plant will build the electric drive unit for the second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt. That means most major Volt powertrain components – from its battery cells to its range-extender – will be made in Michigan, establishing the state as the company’s global engineering center of excellence for vehicle electrification. “We must [...]

    GM to Invest 240M to Make 2016 Chevrolet Volt Electric Drive in Michigan
  • Human-to-Machine Connectivity Inspires 2014 LA Design Challenge Entries

    The Los Angeles Auto Show has unveiled the 2014 Design Challenge entries submitted by world-renowned auto design studios for its 11th annual competition. This year’s entries explore the future of automobile connectivity by responding to the prompt: “Sensing the Future: How Will Cars Interact With Us In 2029?” Each Design Challenge entry showcases how future technology will further transform human-to-machine [...]

    Human-to-Machine Connectivity Inspires 2014 LA Design Challenge Entries
  • Tesla Releases Details Of Model S Leasing Policy

    Tesla Motors announced that US Bank is now offering very compelling leasing for Tesla buyers in the United States. This will lower monthly lease payments by as much as 25% on a new Model S. Leasing now also comes with the Tesla happiness guarantee. If you don’t like the Model S for any reason in the first three months, you [...]

    Tesla Releases Details Of Model S Leasing Policy

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Trailblazing Toyota FCV to Feature in Final Stage of 2014 Japanese Rally Championship

Trailblazing Toyota FCV to Feature in Final Stage of 2014 Japanese Rally Championship

October 31, 2014 at 1:00 am

A Toyota FCV will be put through its paces in the final installment in this year’s Japanese Rally Championship: the 285 km Shinshiro Rally, held in Aichi Prefecture on November...

 

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2015 Zero Motorcycles Lineup Unveiled

2015 Zero Motorcycles Lineup Unveiled

September 30, 2014 at 8:13 am

Zero Motorcycles today announced its 2015 model line with premium new standard equipment including Showa suspension, Bosch anti-lock brake systems and Pirelli tires. The refinements...

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2016 Chevrolet Volt Features All-New Voltec Propulsion System For More Efficiency

2016 Chevrolet Volt Features All-New Voltec Propulsion System For More Efficiency

October 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm

When the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt debuts at the Detroit Auto Show in January, it will feature an all-new Voltec extended range electric vehicle (EREV) propulsion...

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Singapore Scientists Make Breakthrough With Fast-Charge Batteries

Singapore Scientists Make Breakthrough With Fast-Charge Batteries

October 14, 2014 at 1:00 am

Scientists at Nanyang Technology University (NTU) have developed ultra-fast charging batteries that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only two minutes. The new generation...

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