The Obama administration has agreed to a complete third-party review of all the Department of Energy loans that have recently kept the electric teapot on the boil. Of course, the star of the show will be the half billion bucks that swirled with stinky solar startup Solyndra. Also under the mediascope will be loans to… Read more »
New York City will put the city’s first EV taxis on the streets in early 2012.
This week: Introducing the coast down test for the eCobra Examining the differences between the stock eCobra tires and the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires Comparing the data for the power usage and range tests to date for the eCobra Explaining the dangers of a pack voltage frame ground and troubleshoot this issue in the… Read more »
Oregon-based Brammo Inc. has announced a huge contract to supply the government of Hong Kong with the company’s Enertia Plus electric motorcycles.
Polaris Industries, the king of off-road vehicles, has made a hefty investment in electric motorcycle maker Brammo, the companies announced this week. It’s a strategic move for both players, as Polaris gains access to Brammo’s battery and powertrain technology to develop EV versions of their ATVs and snowmobiles, and Brammo gets the cash and distribution… Read more »
Bob Beaumont, the creator of the CitiCar, passed away Monday at the age of 79. As the owner of an auto dealership in the 1960s, Mr. Beaumont wondered why a country that could build a battery-powered lunar rover was so dependent on gasoline that an OPEC oil embargo could cripple its economy. He founded a… Read more »
Still think EVs are just glorified golf carts? Get a load of the big boxy truck that Nissan just exhibited at the 2011 Tokyo Truck Show. The e-NT400 Atlas Concept is an EV based on Nissan’s workhorse Atlas F24 commercial truck that includes components borrowed from the LEAF. With an electric motor and a lithium-ion… Read more »
700 lucky drivers in 7 US cities will soon have a chance to put BMW’s new EV coupe through its paces.
20 of Audi’s new A1 e-trons will take to the Autobahnen and Strassen around Munich, Germany in a major fleet trial jointly sponsored by Audi, Munich Technical University and the local electric utility. Part of the financing comes from the German Ministry of Transport, which has provided 10 million Euros for pilot EV projects in the region. The power… Read more »
Tesla’s CEO recently unveiled a wall-mounted charger for the company’s forthcoming Model S sedan