California-based car maker Aptera Motors, builders of the super-aerodynamic 2e EV, is pulling the plug, handing over the keys, gliding off into the sunset…and draining the battery (an important safety measure). CEO Paul Wilbur made the sad announcement on Friday. “After years of focused effort to bring our products to the market, Aptera Motors is… Read more »
California-based Epic EV will provide a lightweight resin-infused composite body for DeLorean’s new EV, which is scheduled to go into production in 2012.
The home team won the Car of the Year Japan award at last week’s Tokyo Motor Show, as Nissan’s Leaf became the first EV to bag the coveted cup.
ALTe Powertrain Technologies and Coda Automotive are two of America’s Most Promising Companies, according to Forbes.
You can say what you will about GM, but there’s no question that the company has been offering exemplary customer service (or is it damage control?) since the NHTSA launched a safety investigation into the Volt’s lithium-ion batteries
Three Swedish companies have designed a new transmission for electric vehicles, which will be on display for the first time at next week’s CTI Exhibition in Berlin.
A clever TV spot for Nissan’s Leaf EV earned an accolade from the advertising establishment this week, as Adweek magazine selected it as one of the 10 best commercials of 2011.
Sales of the Chevy Volt accelerated in November – over 1,100 units – even as sales of Nissan’s Leaf continued to sputter – 672 units for the month.
Panasonic announced today that it will supply lithium-ion batteries for Toyota’s new Prius PHEV. The company is already supplying nickel-metal hydride batteries to several automakers, but this will be the first time its lithium-ion offerings appear in a production vehicle. The Japanese electronics giant is charging ahead in the battery business, with a major R&D… Read more »
Suzuki Motor Corp, the Shogun of small cars, is considering launching an EV in India, though it sees infrastructure as a big challenge. No details or dates have been mentioned, but it might be logical to assume that Suzuki’s tiny Swift PHEV, which is on display at this week’s Tokyo Motor Show, is the model… Read more »