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One Hundred Smart Electric Drives To Be Used in U.K. Trial

One Hundred Smart Electric Drives To Be Used in U.K. Trial

How well do drivers interact with electric vehicles, both driving and charging them? Smart has just launched a trial to answer that question, providing Smart Electric Drive vehicles to 100 Britons as part of a year-long research study. It may seem like overkill in the details, but it will probably... read more

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rendering of 2011 Toyota Prius Alpha people carrier from Japanese magazine

March Debut Expected For New 2012 Toyota Prius Alpha Minivan

Speculation about what models will join an expanded Toyota Prius lineup has run rampant since Toyota confirmed at January's Detroit Auto Show that it would add more body... read more May 27, 2010 by  1


 
Coda Automotive logo

Coda To Build Batteries in the U.S. With Energy Dept. Loan

CODA Automotive, builder of electric cars and batteries, is diversifying its manufacturing operations, which had previously been based mostly in China. The company says it... read more May 25, 2010 by 


 
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Concept

BMW Hybrid 5-Series On Sale in 2011, Hybrid 3-Series To Follow

BMW's chief executive officer, Norbert Reithofer, has confirmed that the company's ActiveHybrid 5 sedan will go on sale as early as next year. Reithofer told shareholders... read more May 19, 2010 by 


 
2010 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show

Why Can't Toyota's Plug-In Prius Recharge Its Larger Battery?

Toyota has come under some fire from electric-vehicle enthusiasts for what some perceive as a grudging, halfhearted approach to building vehicles that plug in. Its first... read more May 11, 2010 by  18


 
prototype 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, April 2010

Prius Plug-In Hybrid: It Won't Compete With the Leaf or Volt

We've been thinking a lot about the prototype 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid since our test drive of a prototype last month. And about the rest of the plug-in cars that... read more May 10, 2010 by  7


 
Lithium Air Battery

GM Confirms Lithium-Air Battery Research to Revolutionize EV

General Motors is quietly conducting research into Lithium-Air batteries, the next Holy Grail of electric vehicle technology, according to a Friday article in The New York... read more May 10, 2010 by  5


 
Three-seat, three-wheeled electric vehicle in traditional Japanese style, photo by Kyodo Photo.

What Wacky Forms of Electric Tourist Transport Can YOU Invent?

It must be Friday, when the silly stuff comes up. According to Japan Times, in the Kansai region of Japan, four companies have got together to produce a new vehicle which... read more May 7, 2010 by 


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

2011 Chevy Volt Marketing Theme Emerges: An EV for Road Trips

GM has been talking about the 2011 Chevrolet Volt for three and a half years now. After absorbing an enormous amount of Volt propaganda, we've learned that subtle shifts in... read more May 5, 2010 by  10


 
President Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton: Feds Should Subsidize Buyers' Switch to Electric Cars

Former President Bill Clinton recently visited social network digg.comĀ  for a special Earth Day interview that touched on electric-vehicle policy and legislation. He... read more May 5, 2010 by  5


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt pre-production prototype, January 2010

2011 Chevy Volt To Offer 'Mountain Mode' For Hill Climbing

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car will offer a capability that General Motors hasn't previously discussed: a "Mountain Mode" that the driver can select if... read more May 4, 2010 by  3


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Says: We'll Make Money On Selling Leaf Electric Cars

It's almost an article of faith in the auto industry that electric cars will require huge subsidies in their initial years. Certainly Toyota is widely assumed to have put... read more May 3, 2010 by  1


 
BYD e6 electric crossover, Electric Avenue, 2010 Detroit Auto Show

Chinese Electric Carmaker BYD Loves LA Too, For U.S. Offices

While Chinese car company BYD exhibited its E6 all-electric crossover at the Detroit Auto Show last January, they've otherwise been fairly quite of late. Now comes word that... read more May 3, 2010 by  8


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Will Nissan Have a Smaller Electric Car For Sale After the Leaf?

Rumors are flying that Nissan is preparing a subcompact electric vehicle to compete directly with cars like the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and it may even be made in China. The... read more May 2, 2010 by  3


 
SAIC Roewe E1 electric minicar concept, Shanghai, April 2010

2010 Beijing Motor Show: SAIC Roewe E1 Electric Mini-Car

Sadly, we weren't able to cover the Beijing Motor Show, which opened last week. It's too bad, too, because China is on track to become the world's largest single car market... read more April 29, 2010 by  2


 
Nissan electric taxi leaving Better Place battery switching station, Tokyo, April 2010

Better Place Launches Battery-Swap Test In Four Tokyo Taxis

This past Monday, the electric-vehicle infrastructure provider Better Place held a press conference in Tokyo at the site of its first completed battery-swap station to be put... read more April 29, 2010 by  2


 
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