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Electric Surfboard: Lampuga Shows Electricity Works In Water Too

Electric Surfboard: Lampuga Shows Electricity Works In Water Too

There are numerous electric vehicles with two or four wheels, but here's one with no wheels at all. The Lampuga is an electric surfboard that's billed as the fastest of its kind by the German company that made it. DON'T MISS: Electric Boats: As In Cars, Battery Power Offers Advantages On The Water... read more

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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

German Electric-Car Charging Station Plans Accelerate As Grid Gets Greener

After some initial hesitation, Germany is moving ahead with more aggressive plans to encourage its companies and citizens to drive electric cars. The country currently offers... read more December 29, 2014 by 


 
Poly-lab.net Kulan electric vehicle

Kulan Electric Utility Concept: Simple 'Donkey' Vehicle For Parks, Farmers

Naming an electric car after a donkey would normally seem like an odd choice, but this isn't exactly a car. The Kulan gets its name from a donkey native to Central Asia and... read more December 20, 2014 by 


 
Wind farm, by Flickr user Patrick Finnegan (Used under CC License)

How A Small German Town Became A Renewable Energy Miracle

Renewable energy is attractive to many not just for its environmental benefits, but because it means independence from electrical utilities. Now, one small town in Germany... read more December 15, 2014 by 


 
BMW i3

Germany To Boost Incentives Toward 1-Million Electric-Car Goal By 2020?

When it comes to electric-car incentives, Germany hasn't had policies as aggressive as those in some other European countries. Yet Germany has a goal of putting 1 million... read more December 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 in Vancouver, Canada   [photo: Don Chandler]

BMW i3 Sales Slow In Germany; Will They Hold Up In States?

Over its first six months of U.S. sales, the 2014 BMW i3 electric car--with or without its innovative optional range-extending engine--has done quite well in the sales... read more November 17, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen elctric-car ad with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.

Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock Discuss VW Electric Cars In New Ad (In German)

Electric cars can be a more efficient alternative to internal-combustion vehicles, but how do they compare to a starship? Two people well-positioned to make that... read more October 6, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

Belatedly, Germany Follows California, Offers Electric-Car Incentives

As governments try to encourage the adoption of electric cars, incentives have proven to be one of the most powerful tools. That's why Germany has finally come around, and... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

Nissan Leaf Vs BMW i3 Vs Volkswagen e-Golf: German Magazine Compares

The BMW i3's styling has been divisive since its launch earlier this year but one thing that most agree on is its abilities--it's among the best electric cars yet. When... read more July 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

Skeptical German Reviewer Buys BMW i3 Electric Car: Likes The Car, Dislikes The Price

If it's worth saying once, it bears repeating a hundred times: The best way to get people to buy electric cars is to put them behind the wheel. One German journalist has done... read more July 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Audi A6 2.0 TDI Ultra

German Federal Parliament Gets Efficient Audi Diesel Cars For Official Duties

World governments are spurring carmakers to lower emissions through stricter regulations, that much we know. But how much effort is there to make the cars lawmakers actually... read more June 15, 2014 by 


 
WAVE electric-car parade in Stuttgart, Germany.

Most-Electric-Vehicles Record Broken Again: 507 in Stuttgart

While sales continue to grow, electric cars still represent a tiny fraction of the vehicles on the world's roads. Perhaps that explains the proclivity of electric-car... read more June 9, 2014 by 


 
Ebuggy electric range-extending trailer concept

Ebuggy Electric Car Trailer Boosts Range By 300 Miles, Looks A Bit Silly

Despite protestations that electric vehicles are compromised by short battery range, most owners find the vast majority of driving is achievable on the modest 80-100 miles... read more April 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

Germany Likes German Electric Cars; Leaf, Volt, Not So Much

It isn't unusual for citizens of a particular country to employ a little patriotism when buying vehicles and stick to brands from that country. A huge swathe of Americans buy... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
Hamburg (Image: Flickr user LuxTonnerre, used under CC license)

Hamburg, Germany, Aims For Car-Less Streets In 20 Years

Urban centers are very different in the U.S. to those in Europe, its more recent history and greater expanses of space allowing wide, open and sprawling spaces to develop--a... read more January 9, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S taken to top speed on a German Autobahn

Yes, A Tesla Model S Can Hit 132 MPH On The Autobahn (Video)

A few weeks back at the opening of a Tesla Motors service center in Munich, Elon Musk told a room full of fans and journalists that Tesla would offer a special tuning package... read more November 5, 2013 by 


 

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