Electric Cars

GM CEO Discusses More About Tesla Rival

GM CEO Discusses More About Tesla Rival

It will cost about $30,000 with a 200-mile range

The first news about General Motors’ possible electric sedan to take on the Tesla Model S emerged late last week. Now GM CEO and Chairman Dan Akerson says that the car is in development as a Cadillac. Akerson did not give a timeline for the ...
24.09.2013 | 621 views | 0 comments
BMW i3 Begins Production in Leipzig and Will Lead Berlin Marathon

BMW i3 Begins Production in Leipzig and Will Lead Berlin Marathon

Its production reduces energy use by 50% and water use by 70%

The first, production-ready BMW i3’s are leaving the company’s Leipzig factory and deliveries will begin before the end of the year. The factory got a €400 million upgrade to build the electric car that is made from carbon fib...
20.09.2013 | 1256 views | 0 comments
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is Bullish on Future for Cheap EVs

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is Bullish on Future for Cheap EVs

He says that a Dacia hybrid or EV is not out of the question

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says that there is a possibility for an EV or hybrid Dacia in the future. Ghosn believes that the electrified vehicle market will continue to grow, which will drive down the prices for the technology. “As ...
19.09.2013 | 1267 views | 0 comments
Renault-Nissan Preparing for New Challengers in EV Market

Renault-Nissan Preparing for New Challengers in EV Market

BMW, VW and Tesla will enter the European EV market in the next 12 months

Renault- has controlled electric vehicle sales in Europe for the last several years, but it is about to get several challengers coming in the next few months. Volkswagen announced its e-Up and e-Golf at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and BMW reveal...
18.09.2013 | 706 views | 0 comments
GM Now Operates the Largest Auto Battery Lab in US

GM Now Operates the Largest Auto Battery Lab in US

It has tripled in size since opening in 2009

A recent expansion to General Motors’ Global Battery Systems Laboratory in Michigan has made it the largest automotive battery lab in the United States. The updates added 35,000 square feet to the lab to bring its total size up to 85,000 squ...
17.09.2013 | 5900 views | 0 comments
Tesla Begins Expanding Into Europe Starting with Germany

Tesla Begins Expanding Into Europe Starting with Germany

It plans to have 15 dealers by the end of the year

Tesla is beginning its expansion into Europe and plans to have 20 dealers open by the end of the year. The first priority will be the German market, and it already has dealers in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Munich with two more coming soon ...
13.09.2013 | 5150 views | 0 comments
Formula E Announces Renault Co-Developed Racecar for First Season

Formula E Announces Renault Co-Developed Racecar for First Season

The series will begin in September 2014

For a series that has never held a race, Formula E has announced that it will use three different cars to race in the last year and a half, but it says that the newest one – the Spark-Renault SRT_01E – will actually be racing next seas...
11.09.2013 | 5179 views | 0 comments
Norway Sets New Record with Parade of 260.5 EVs is Oslo

Norway Sets New Record with Parade of 260.5 EVs is Oslo

it beat the previous record by 35.5 cars

Norway was successful in its attempt to set a new world record for the largest line of simultaneously moving electric vehicles ever. In Oslo, 260.5 electric vehicles drove a pre-determined 4km route from just outside the Oslo city center to city&r...
04.09.2013 | 5142 views | 0 comments
Nissan Working on 3 More EVs, Likely with Inductive Charging

Nissan Working on 3 More EVs, Likely with Inductive Charging

It is planning to introduce them slowly

Nissan’s head of R&D in the US says that the company is planning on bringing its number of electric vehicles up to five, from two currently. "We haven't announced what models they will be, but we have plans for five. The oth...
02.09.2013 | 734 views | 0 comments
Toyota Will Present First Details on Hydrogen Fuel Cell in Frankfurt

Toyota Will Present First Details on Hydrogen Fuel Cell in Frankfurt

The concept will be shown at the Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota announced yesterday that it would show the concept for its production hydrogen fuel cell car at the Tokyo Motor Show in November and will have it on sale for 2015 in Japan, the United States and Europe. The electric motor system will be sha...
30.08.2013 | 4451 views | 0 comments
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