You just never know what you'll hear at conferences. You might, for instance, hear Nissan America's director of product planning, Mark Perry, casually mention that the Nissan Leaf electric car now permits Level II 240-Volt charging at 3.3 kilowatts--"and we'll raise that in a year or so." In other words, Nissan plans to offer a higher-rate onboard charger for the Leaf, which will significantly shorten the present recharging time of 8 hours for a fully discharged Leaf pack. That's a little piece of news we don't think has been published anywhere before. Perry confirmed after his presentation...
Video: 2012 Ford Focus Electric Live Unveiling At 2011 Detroit Auto Show
Ford’s Volt and Leaf rival has been revealed, making its world debut last week at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and then reappearing again this week at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show. We are, of course, talking about the 2012 Ford Focus Electric, the Blue Oval’s first...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
2012 Ford Focus Electric: Full Production Details Unveiled At CES
As yet another sign of the gap being bridged between consumer electronics and cars, Ford decided to unveil not only the interface inside its upcoming Ford Focus Electric at the sprawling Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, but the production version of the car itself. For those who have...Bengt Halvorson