The US government is cleaning up its energy usage, both to save money and to encourage high-tech manufacturing. The feds have plans to cut government petroleum consumption by 30 percent. Part of that involves the Electric Vehicle Pilot Program (EVPP), a targeted investment to incorporate EVs and charging infrastructure into federal vehicle fleets. The EVPP… Read more »
Fans of Swedish engineering were “sobbing” last December when the country’s #2 automaker filed for bankruptcy. Since then, administrators have negotiated with a number of potential buyers. Now they appear to have struck a deal that will not only preserve the iconic Saab brand, but position it on the electrified cutting edge. A consortium called… Read more »
Remy International (OTC-PINK: RMYI) and VIA Motors have announced a joint agreement to supply Remy’s HVH electric motors for VIA’s plug-in hybrid commercial trucks. Privately-held VIA offers a lineup of powerful PHEVs that it calls VTRUX, including full-size pickups, vans and SUVs. The company’s eREV powertrain includes a 4.3-liter gas V6, a 300-kW electric motor,… Read more »
In this week’s episode of “Inside Tesla,” a Body-in-White (assembled but unpainted body) gets a multi-layer paint job.
A123 Systems (Nasdaq:AONE) showed once again why, in a business dominated by much larger firms, it’s a contender that can’t be counted out. Just days after the company conceded that its ability to continue operations was in doubt, it announced a new lithium ion battery technology called Nanophosphate EXT, and its stock price instantly accelerated… Read more »
Participating Japanese LEAF owners will be able to generate CO2 emissions credits certified by the country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car has announced plans to install OpConnect EV charging stations at their Santa Monica and Torrance, California locations. The new stations feature a quad port design that allows four vehicles to recharge at the same time. Charging will be restricted to Enterprise’s customers. Enterprise claims to operate the largest network of EV rentals in… Read more »
The project is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the US DOE.
The TMG EV P002 has a predicted top speed of 149 mph, with 350 kW of power from its two EVO axial flux motors.
The carmaker will use a hydrogen-fueled rotary engine as a range extender for a new EV that it plans to start leasing next year.