Ask most people what the largest drawback to owning an electric car is, and they’ll tell you that limited range means they are only really suitable for life in large cities. But don’t tell that to the group of Europeans lead by former round-the-world Solar Taxi driver Louis Palmer. Driving through eight different European countries and covering 2,000 miles in just under two weeks, the 20 assorted electric vehicles -- which included electric motorcycles and electrically-assisted bicycles -- successfully finished a trip few of us would dare attempt. Starting in Paris, the teams...
16,000 Miles in an Electric Car? Mission Accomplished
A team of intrepid engineers turned explorers have just finished an epic road-trip from Chena Hot Springs Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina. Built in 9 months by a team of graduates from Imperial College London, the two-seat modified racing car drove over the finish line 135 days after it began its...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
2011 Chevy Volt: Freedom Drive Underway, GM Offers T-Shirts
Taking a break from the relentless drumbeat of news about Tesla Motors, its stock offering this week, and the latest model of its electric two-seater, the Roadster 2.5--we bring you a story about the upcoming 2011 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric vehicle. Specifically, a Volt is now en route...John Voelcker
Electric-Car Buyers Will Rethink Range Needs If Price Is Right
A survey conducted by MBA students at the University of Michigan shows that contrary to popular belief, a large percentage of potential electric vehicle buyers would be willing to trade off vehicle range for price. The survey, released by Norwegian based electric car company Think, appears to have...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield