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.”
As major EV makers announced their 2011 sales figures today, it appears that the Japanese beat the home team by a nose – Nissan sold 9,674 Leafs, and Chevy delivered 7,671 Volts.
UPS plans to power up 100 new electric delivery vans in California early in 2012, replacing legacy diesel trucks and saving 126,000 gallons of fuel a year. The new brown beauties are built by Electric Vehicles International (EVI), a Stockton, California firm that’s been making commercial vehicles for 20 years. EVI’s walk-in van comes in… Read more »
Hyundai Motor Group has announced a record-high budget for 2012 that includes 5.1 trillion Korean won (about $4.4 billion) for R&D, of which the lion’s share will be for hybrids and EVs, according to Singapore news portal AsiaOne. Company spokespeople made it clear that eco-friendly cars will be its main focus in 2012. The giant… Read more »
BMW has posted a few screenshots of the new i3 iPhone application to its Facebook page, and EV groupies are drooling for more.
Taiwan’s EPA has made a large pot of subsidy money available to businesses to set up the battery swapping systems.
Today, Fisker Automotive released a statement regarding the battery pack recall that has received much media attention.
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 »