Forbes reaffirmed its optimistic outlook for Tesla Motors’ stock, while noting three major risks that could put the brakes on the bull.
Rudy Burger, a partner at a Silicon Valley investment bank, doesn’t seem daunted by Fisker’s setbacks. The owner of the Karma sedan that caught fire on August 10, he intends to invest in the company.
Toyota has released a series of videos about its second-generation RAV4 EV, featuring engineers explaining various technical details of the vehicle, plus plenty of cool on-the-road footage. In this installment, Toyota’s team describes the many steps they took to reduce the RAV4’s Coefficient of Drag (CD). Reducing drag is important for any vehicle, at… Read more »
Mahindra Reva was founded in 1994 as the Reva Electric Car Company, and launched its first model in India in 2001 and in London in 2004.
Yet another exciting advance in battery technology was announced this week. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, led by nanomaterials expert Nikhil Koratkar, made a sheet of paper from the world’s thinnest material, graphene, then zapped the paper with a laser or camera flash to blemish it with countless cracks, pores, and other imperfections. The result… Read more »
Toyota, Duke Energy and Energy Systems Network, the non-profit industry initiative that leads Project Plug-IN, has launched a pilot project in Indiana to evaluate new communication standards.
The rush for a better battery is in full swing – every week seems to bring news of a new breakthrough, or at least a promising avenue of research. While most researchers concentrate on increasing energy density, and a few on improving thermal performance, a group of Korean scientists is attacking the issue of charging… Read more »
The company now has 364 hybrid vehicles and 118 electric vehicles in service.
French President Francois Hollande has proposed a package of measures to revive France’s auto industry by encouraging the production of environmentally-friendly vehicles. The government will strengthen the reward-penalty system for the environmental impact of cars that has been in place since 2008. The incentive for EVs will increase from €5,000 to €7,000, and from €2,000… Read more »
General Motors has announced that it is fabricating and testing prototype battery cells and systems at its Advanced Technical Center in Shanghai.