Electric Cars

Formula E Adds E.Dams Team Founded by Alain Prost and Jean-Paul Driot

Formula E Adds E.Dams Team Founded by Alain Prost and Jean-Paul Driot

It is the fifth confirmed team for the 2014 season

Formula E is preparing for its inaugural season next September and has added another team to the first year of competition. In addition to Andretti Autosport, Dragon Racing, Drayson Racing and China Racing, there will be the E.Dams team founded by...
28.10.2013 | 5135 views | 0 comments
Volvo Successfully Completes Test of Inductive Charging in Belgium

Volvo Successfully Completes Test of Inductive Charging in Belgium

It thinks that it could be a great alternative to cords for PHEVs

Volvo has just completed a public test in Belgium of inductive charging on specially equipped Volvo C30 Electric cars and public buses. There is a belief among automakers that one of the obstacles to plug-in electric cars becoming popular is t...
25.10.2013 | 1023 views | 0 comments
Audi of America President Says Tesla is a Company to Watch

Audi of America President Says Tesla is a Company to Watch

He calls Tesla 'the talk of the town'

Tesla is beginning to garner notice from major luxury automakers. BMW is citing it as a possible inspiration for its next car from the i sub-brand, and Audi of America President Scott Koegh described that company as “the talk of the town&rdq...
23.10.2013 | 4306 views | 0 comments
Quartet of Automakers Will Network UK and Ireland with EV Chargers

Quartet of Automakers Will Network UK and Ireland with EV Chargers

It is supposed to be over by 2014

Nissan is working with a consortium of UK businesses on the Rapid Charge Network project to create an infrastructure of EV chargers that run the length and breadth of the United Kingdom and Ireland. So far, the project has installed 74 chargers ov...
21.10.2013 | 687 views | 0 comments
BMW Has 8,000 Preorders for the i3, Considering Boosting Production

BMW Has 8,000 Preorders for the i3, Considering Boosting Production

It had suspected it would sell 10,000 in 2014

Early demand of 8,000 preorders for the i3 is strong enough that BMW is considering boosting production before the car even goes on sale on November 16 in Europe. Its initial production plan had been to make 10,000 i3s next year. “If dem...
15.10.2013 | 4822 views | 0 comments
Mercedes Thinks the Electric B-Class Will Outsell the BMW i3

Mercedes Thinks the Electric B-Class Will Outsell the BMW i3

I thinks that it offers a better range and more seating

Electric cars are getting a second chance to become popular, after the first attempt around the time of the 2009 global recession was a resounding failure. Nissan Leaf sales are growing at an ever-faster rate, and BMW is launching its i-sub-brand ...
11.10.2013 | 981 views | 0 comments
Nissan Leaf Has Best Month of Sales Ever in September

Nissan Leaf Has Best Month of Sales Ever in September

It is the bestselling EV model every worldwide

As of September, Nissan has sold over 30,000 Leafs in Japan cumulatively and had 4,700 units sold worldwide in September, its best ever. Worldwide, Nissan has sold over 83,000 Leafs since the car’s introduction in 2010. It makes the Leaf the...
10.10.2013 | 608 views | 0 comments
Daimler Beginning Test of At-Work Charging of Electric Vehicles

Daimler Beginning Test of At-Work Charging of Electric Vehicles

It includes 170 chargers and a fleet of 260 EVs

Daimler is starting a new pilot program called "charge@work” that is installing 170 EV chargers at five Daimler plants in Stuttgart and creating a fleet of 260 EVs to be shared by employees. The federally sponsored test aims to deve...
10.10.2013 | 789 views | 0 comments
The Tesla Model S is the Bestselling Car in Norway in September

The Tesla Model S is the Bestselling Car in Norway in September

Used cars are going for a premium because demand is so high

Norway loves electric cars. The Nissan Leaf is regularly on the bestseller list, and the Tesla Model S has become the country’s bestselling car in September while being on sale there for just a few months. Tesla sold 616 Model S cars in ...
09.10.2013 | 967 views | 0 comments
Toyota Will Publicly Test i-Road Car Sharing in Japan in 2014

Toyota Will Publicly Test i-Road Car Sharing in Japan in 2014

The 1,000-person test will be in its headquarters of Toyota City

Toyota is beginning public trials of its i-Road concept near its headquarters in Toyota City, Japan. Starting in early 2014, the i-Road and Toyota COMS electric vehicles will be used on the city’s roads as personal transport to test how they...
30.09.2013 | 5197 views | 0 comments
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