The plug-in hybrid model is called the Fusion Energi, and it will have a 1.6-liter gas engine, a lithium ion battery pack, and a fuel efficiency rating of more than 100 MPGe.
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 »
Mitsubishi Motors announced Wednesday that all its UK dealers shall henceforth be dubbed “Mitsubishi Electric Vehicle Centres.”
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 »
A123 has already begun producing the battery packs at its Livonia, Michigan factory, as VIA has started delivering trucks to commercial fleet customers.
Details are still top secret, but Tesla has already told us that it will have three rows of seats with room for seven passengers, and will “incorporate the functionality of a minivan with the consumer appeal of a sports-utility vehicle.”
The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium developed a suite of modern technology products to help emergency personnel respond to accidents involving hybrid and electric vehicles.
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 »
The first retail buyer of a Nissan Leaf in the state of Colorado drove it off the lot and into the slush in December.
The new concept car builds on technology developed for the V60 PHEV diesel wagon, which Volvo calls its “most technically advanced model ever.”