Electric Cars

World Record Gathering of Electric Vehicles Being Attempted in Norway

World Record Gathering of Electric Vehicles Being Attempted in Norway

The Leaf is among the bestselling vehicles in Norway

Norway is attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of electric cars on August 31. Nissan is contacting Leaf owners in Norway and are asking them to attend. The Norwegian EV Association will also be attending the r...
27.08.2013 | 5692 views | 0 comments
Tesla Model S Is the Safest Car Ever Crash Tested in the US

Tesla Model S Is the Safest Car Ever Crash Tested in the US

It scored five stars overall and in every sub-category

The Tesla Model S has become the highest rated car ever tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the US. It scored not only a five-star score overall but five stars in every subcategory, including front, side, rear and rollo...
21.08.2013 | 856 views | 0 comments
Renault Has Decided Not to Add to Its EV Range

Renault Has Decided Not to Add to Its EV Range

It hopes to follow the same trajectory as the Prius

Renault has decided that it will not develop any future EV models and instead focus on marketing and developing its current range that includes the Zoe and Twizy, plus several commercial models. Its goal will be to reduce the price of its electric...
09.08.2013 | 1307 views | 0 comments
UK Political Party Wants to Ban Petrol and Diesel Vehicles by 2040

UK Political Party Wants to Ban Petrol and Diesel Vehicles by 2040

They also want to introduce road congestion charges to regions

UK political party the Liberal Democrats are debating introducing a plank to their platform that petrol and diesel cars should be banned from British roads by 2040. They are also debating charging drivers for each trip depending on distance and lo...
09.08.2013 | 4894 views | 0 comments
Fiat and Chrysler Say That Hybrids and EVs Are Too Expensive for Market

Fiat and Chrysler Say That Hybrids and EVs Are Too Expensive for Market

They are not currently developing any

Fiat and Chrysler say that they are not currently working on any hybrid or EV models because they consider the technology too expensive and without enough benefits for the current market. They do not believe that their customers are interested in ...
08.08.2013 | 741 views | 0 comments
UK Company Hyperdrive Developing Modular Range Extender for EVs

UK Company Hyperdrive Developing Modular Range Extender for EVs

It is meant to conquer range anxiety

Hyperdrive, a UK company that specializes in developing electric vehicle tech, has created a small, modular petrol engine that could be added to EVs to increase range and mitigate range anxiety. It calls the range extending engine the Range Extend...
06.08.2013 | 6437 views | 0 comments
Land Rover Testing Electric Defender at Eden Project in UK

Land Rover Testing Electric Defender at Eden Project in UK

It amounts to the car's real world trial

Land Rover has begun real-world testing of six electric Defenders at the Eden Project in Cornwall, England, and it is using them to tow 60 visitors at a time around the park in a 12 metric ton road train. The trucks are all based on the Defend...
31.07.2013 | 5094 views | 0 comments
BMW Reveals Production i3 with Hopes of an Automotive Revolution

BMW Reveals Production i3 with Hopes of an Automotive Revolution

The electric car will go on sale in Europe in November

After years of showing the car in various forms as a concept, BMW has finally revealed the production i3 that will be on sale in Europe later this year and be on sale in North America in the second quarter of next year. BMW is betting big on the i...
29.07.2013 | 812 views | 0 comments
Renault-Nissan Alliance Hits 100,000 Combined Electric Car Sales

Renault-Nissan Alliance Hits 100,000 Combined Electric Car Sales

The 100,000th car was a Leaf sold in the US

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold a combined 100,000 electric cars, and the 100,000th sale was a Nissan Leaf sold in the United States. Renault-Nissan has sold more pure EV road cars than any other automaker.  "The age of the main...
24.07.2013 | 925 views | 0 comments
Volkswagen and Seat Sign Deal for Renewable Energy for Spanish Plants

Volkswagen and Seat Sign Deal for Renewable Energy for Spanish Plants

The factories will receive 600 gigawatt hours of energy a year

Volkswagen and Seat have signed a deal with Spanish energy company ACCIONA to provide 600 gigawatt hours of completely renewable energy annually to its plants in Martorell, Zona Franca, El Prat de Llobregat and Pamplona starting in 2014. The S...
23.07.2013 | 1023 views | 0 comments
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