Eric C. Evarts
Tesla acquires land in Shanghai. Jaguar releases MPGe and range numbers for its new I-Pace electric crossover. Google Maps adds electric-car charging locations. And BMW reveals details of its upcoming electric i4. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla announced it has now acquired the land in Shanghai to build its long-awaited second electric-car factory. The deal, according to reports, is worth about $140 million. Jaguar released final EPA range and MPGe estimates for its new I-Pace, and they lag behind other electric SUVs. Google Maps began showing charging stations for electric...
Forget The Prius: 2012 Scion iQ Takes Google Street View Where Other Cars Can’t
When computer software giant Google first unleashed its camera-equipped Streetview cars in the U.S. to photograph and map her roads, it chose the humble Toyota Prius as its workhorse. That’s fine for modern-day cities with large, multi-lane roads, but in Europe, Google has discovered the...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
TomTom Integrates Coulomb's Charging Map: We Have Concerns
Consumers and automakers both know that range anxiety is a huge barrier standing between shoppers and electric vehicles. But soon, EV owners will have yet another tool in their anti-anxiety toolkit, and it comes from a partnership between GPS heavyweight TomTom and charging station manufacturer...Richard Read
Google, DOE Electric Car Charging Station Map Growing Rapidly
One of the challenges facing electric car owners wanting to venture further than the range their electric cars can provide on a single charge is where to find either an outlet or a purpose-built electric vehicle charging station to replenish their car’s battery pack. Until recently there was...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Need a Place to Charge Your Electric Car? Just Google It
In the connected world of modern electric vehicles your car probably already knows where the nearest charging point is. But what happens if you’re planning a long trip and want to acquaint yourself with the area around a charging point before you go? Enter Google and its online map tools...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
As 2011 Chevrolet Volt Nears Dealers, Ghostly EV1 Gets Enthusiasts Excited
Just as the excitement is growing over the first dealer deliveries of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2011 Nissan Leaf, eagle-eyed EV enthusiasts have spotted General Motor’s previous electric car on Google’s Street View. Is it serendipity or a more carefully timed disclosure to coincide...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
For those that live near San Francisco you might have seen a couple of 2010 Toyota Prius vehicles and possibly an Audi TT with an interesting roof top camera attachment. Those familiar with the Google Maps Street View program probably are saying, ‘Silly, that is just a Street View car taking pictures.’ According to a recent report in The New York Times, the cars are actual a part of a Google research project to help prove the viability of self-driving cars. What is even more impressive is that the seven test cars have driven more than 140,000 miles around northern California with...