Originally published on EV Obsession. You may have heard of the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) concept in which electric vehicles can supply their battery power to electricity grids during peak hours and other electricity shortages. Nissan recently decided to apply a somewhat similar concept to the Nissan Advanced Technology Center in Atsugi City, Japan. Show More Summary
Coca-Cola is converting its 100 newly purchased 2014 Chevrolet Express service vans into fuel-efficient hybrid electric vehicles using XL Hybrids’ powertrain technology. The updated vans will be traversing roads across the country by year’s end, the beverage giant says. Show More Summary
Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) powered by hydrogen were taken more seriously at the LA Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show last month than ever before, but their presence in the market is still shrouded in fog. Soichiro Okudaira, chief...Show More Summary
No big surprise that Bhutan, the happiest country in Asia, plans to hold onto its title by converting most of its fossil-fueled vehicles to electric cars. The democratic constitutional monarchy of 725,000 in Bhutan rates high on the recently contrived global happiness index. Show More Summary
Saleen Performance EV in the WorksSaleen has plans to produce a high performance electric vehicle. Saleen Automotive, most known for developing technical performance parts and high performance vehicles, has decided to turn over a new leaf. Show More Summary
Austin’s Mayor, Will Wynn, is a serious plug-in hybrid vehicle supporter. And, he has been a strong advocate of PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) from Austin to Washington, DC. ”We have made our intentions clear that we want to pave the way for the plug-in hybrid …” via Plugging in Austin … Texas leading the way Continue reading ?
Suddenly, hydrogen fuel-cell cars are back in the news. Headlines have proclaimed a coming battle between plug-in electric cars and the new shining hope, hydrogen-powered vehicles. Three automakers–Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota–will offer fuel-cell cars to consumers by the end of 2015, albeit in small numbers and limited areas. Show More Summary
The government of Bhutan is considering replacing all their gas-powered taxis with electric ones. So far, the electric vehicles mentioned in connection with this potential plan have been Nissan Leafs and Teslas. Prime minister Tshering Tobgay wants to reduce oil imports by 70%. Show More Summary
According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit group intent on "solving the planet's most pressing problems," less than 1 percent of U.S. motorists drive electric vehicles, despite that 65 percent think EVs are an important part of our...
ByAhmed Jabril: There is no better way to assess the success of electric vehicle charging companies, than by first determining the outlook of the industry. If the industry outlook is good, then companies like CarCharging Group Inc. (OTCQB:OTCQB:CCGI),...Show More Summary
In recent years, electric vehicles (EVs) have made headway with consumers, yet the industry has largely failed to live up to the hype due to inadequate charging infrastructure, costly vehicles, range fears and concerns about truly being eco-friendly. Show More Summary
Leonardo DiCaprio has long been an advocate of environmental ventures. Now, he has teamed up with Venturi Automobiles to create, and enter, a team into the world's first electric vehicle racing series. If all goes as planned, it is hoped that the new FIA Formula
California-based musclecar modifier and sportscar manufacturer Saleen Automotive has confirmed plans to introduce an all-electric vehicle in the future, with a scale model of the project to be unveiled in early 2014. Not actual details have been revealed, but Steve Saleen said the EV will be “unlike anything currently in the market place. Throw out Continue reading ?
Lit Motors, the electric car startup that launched last year with its first vehicle called the C1, has debuted another sleek looking electricity-fueled vehicle called the Kubo.
Currently, the American Power Grid is majority powered by coal. However, the two fastest growing sources of power in the US are natural gas and renewables. If these trends continue, in the next 5 years natural gas will replace coal as the top source of energy. Show More Summary
A broad cleantech recovery, the rise of crowdfunding, risk to electric vehicle growth rates and surprises in rare earth element industry profits lead cleantech research and consultancy Kachan & Co.’s 2014 cleantech predictions. In 2014, Kachan forecasts a continued recovery in cleantech, with an overall upward trend in metrics like corporate, private equity and family […]
The power management and automotive company Eaton has just introduced its new HyperCharger wireless charging system for electric buses in Europe, demonstrating once again that electric vehicle technology provides new opportunities that liquid fuels have a hard time beating. Show More Summary
Originally published on Gas2. Before the first Arab oil crisis hit American shores, there was a small but sure surge of interest in electric vehicles. In 1966 the United Kingdom Electricity Council held a contest calling for the design of an electric vehicle, and the winner was the Enfield 8000. Show More Summary
The Tokyo Motor Show, as we’ve been noticing from various stories of late, was a hotbed this year for electric vehicle ideas. Another one in this vein came from Kawasaki, which used the event to showcase its futuristic J concept personal transportation concept vehicle. read more
High-performance US car maker Saleen is developing its first electric vehicle, with plans to reveal scale models of the car in early 2014. In a statement, company founder Steve Saleen said the brand’s first EV will be “revolutionary” in both … Continue reading ? The post Saleen to reveal first EV in early 2014 appeared first on CarAdvice.