Tesla Driver Completes first Electric Vehicle U.S. Coast-to-Coast Trip with Model S

Using Tesla‘s exclusive supercharging network, John Gleeney together with daughter Jill Glenney made the first ever coast to coast drive using an all electric vehicle, from New York to LA in less than a week using 28 supercharging stations, according to Silicon Beat. Read more

Plugless Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging System Now Available

EV car owners must have gotten really excited when the Evatran Group spoke of introducing a wireless charging system for EVs in the US back in 2010. Now guess what? Thanks to a partnership with Bosch Automotive Solutions group; your wait is finally over.

This will be the first system of its kind to be commercially available in the United States. The Plugless Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging System works similar to that of a pad based charger used for mobile phones. Read more

With the continues increase in fuel prices as well as the awakening to the importance of protecting our habitat; electric cars are becoming more and more popular. This popularity is likely to increase as time goes by with the heightening fuel prices seeming to be becoming a trend amongst gas stations. Also, some countries seem to be eager to lead in setting that trend…not sure why. Read more

In. an era when automakers are striving hard to close deals on electric vehicles which seem to be the future of the automobiles world, BYD Auto seems to have struck quite a deal. They have just signed a 200 eBUS-12 electric buses and 300 battery-powered e6 crossovers contract with the Chinese city of Shenzhen.

That’s quite a contract, isn’t it? The vehicles will be primarily used during Universiade 2011, an international sport festival held in mid-August. And if you are wondering what happens to these masterpieces after the event, they will become part of Shenzhen’s public transport system, that has been served by BYD Auto for over a year now. When fully charged, both the eBUS-12 and the e6 can supposedly go up to 300 kilometers (186.4 miles) under optimal conditions.

Fiat 500e

If your thinking of buying the hot little Fiat 500e, but your worried about it’s range on those long distance road trips. You need not worry anymore. It seems as though Fiat had that same concern in mind, so they have made an agreement with major car rental chain Enterprise to offer  a gas powered vehicle to 500 e owners whenever those long journeys are being taken on.

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UQM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (AMEX:UQM), a developer of alternative energy technologies, announced today that one of its 150 KW propulsion systems will be powering a 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV being converted to a bio-hydro-electric series hybrid vehicle by rock legend Neil Young in collaboration with Jonathan Goodwin’s H-Line Conversions of Wichita, Kansas.
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Electric Cars | BMW i3 eCar Enjoys High Demands, delivery up to 6 months

Planning to buy a BMW i3? Well unfortunately, you will have to wait up to six more months as BMW sales director Ian Robertson reports that the company has received 11,000 orders for the compact electric vehicle worldwide. 80% of these orders are either new customers or are switching from other brands and as of May 2013, the i3 has had 1,200 pre-orders bound for first adopters in the US dubbed as “electronauts” Read more

Green Motor | USA: Electric Cars overtaking Plug-in Hybrids… #Video

The silent electric automobile was initially viewed with derision. But it has now overtaken its rival, the plug-in hybrid automobile – and this in the USA, home of the gas guzzler.

In the first half of 2013, a total of 20,121 fully electric automobiles were sold in the United States (9,839 Nissan Leafs, 882 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs and around 9,400 Tesla Model S). In the same time period, 18,335 vehicles with plug-in hybrid drive found new owners. Read more

Renault-Nissan sells its 100,000th Zero-Emisson car #Video

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 100,000th zero-emission car this week. According to the French-Japanese joint-venture, Renault-Nissan has sold more zero-emission cars than all other major automakers combined.

Electric cars from Renault and Nissan have driven approximately 841 million zero-emission kilometers — enough to circle the earth more than 20,000 times. Read more