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Continental introduces special tires for EVs

Does an electric car need a special type of tire? German tire maker Continental AG seems to think so, or at least that British buyers think so. It recently introduced the Conti.eContact, which features new dimensions optimized for EVs, to the UK market. According to the company, “the Conti.eContact has a larger outer diameter, such… Read more »

Ford turns plastic bottles into seat covers for the new Focus Electric

The Ford Focus Electric is green from its non-existent tailpipe to its sustainable seat covers. Ford announced Thursday that the new compact EV will be the company’s first car to feature 100 percent sustainable clean technologies in interior materials, including seat fabrics with REPREVE fiber. REPREVE, made by North Carolina-based firm Unifi, is a polyester… Read more »

GM upgrades Volt battery pack

Today, General Motors announced a set of enhancements to the Volt’s vehicle structure and battery coolant system in an attempt to put the burning-battery bugaboo behind it once and for all. Last May, a Volt battery caught fire after a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash test that punctured the battery pack and caused coolant… Read more »