Could an Indian firm come to dominate the world market for electric two-wheelers? The Hero Eco Group may be planning just that. Hero, which builds 65,000 electric scooters and bicycles per year at its plant in the Punjab, recently acquired UK-based Ultra Motors, which sells its A2B and F4W brands of electric bikes and scooters… Read more »
“Will 2012 be the year the electric car takes off?”
The PolyPlus lithium-water battery could someday have a huge impact on EV technology.
Listen to my story ‘bout a company named Toyota Crankin out the Pria, tryin to make their sales quota Without enough batteries, production would halt Good thing they found a bunch of carbonate salt Lithium, that is…white gold…Argentine applesauce… …but seriously folks, Japanese news site Nikkei reported this week that the Toyota Tsusho Corporation… Read more »
Construction began Wednesday on a public EV charging station in Bellingham, Washington, the first in a network that the state plans to build along major highway corridors. The West Coast Electric Highway will provide EV drivers with fast chargers every 50 miles or so, all the way from Oregon to Canada. This in turn is… Read more »
Mitsubishi Motors is developing an electric light truck, which will be aimed at farmers, contractors and other commercial users, Japanese business daily Nikkei reported today.
The first Codas are expected to show up at the Marvin K. Brown Auto Center in central San Diego in February, with more locations to follow.
Polaris, the global king of small vehicles, has announced a plan to introduce EVs in India, where the company already sells gas-powered ATVs. Few details were forthcoming, but commercial utility vehicles are probably the company’s main target market. As Polaris India Managing Director Pankaj Dubey put it, “Once we launch the electric cars, then we… Read more »
Four major Japanese oil companies have partnered to test a network of EV charging stations that will charge customers a flat monthly fee for unlimited juice.
In a masterpiece of bad timing, a federal tax break for EV chargers, which allowed filers to take a tax credit for 30% of the cost of a home charger, will expire at the end of this year.