At last week’s Washington Auto Show, Nissan outlined a strategy to deploy at least 500 quick-charging stations over the next 18 months, which it says will triple the public quick-charging infrastructure in the US. The company is obviously hoping that giving drivers additional charging options will increase public interest in EVs, and lead to more… Read more »
Thirteen major US employers and eight “stakeholder groups” have joined the DOE’s new Workplace Charging Challenge.
Well, what a surprise – Elon Musk is in the news again. A few days ago, he offered to help out beleaguered Boeing, whose pride and joy, the new 787 Dreamliner, has been grounded because of its battery pack problems. Now Musk has criticized the Dreamliner’s battery design as “inherently unsafe,” in an email to… Read more »
Fisker Automotive is in talks with several potential buyers and/or investors, and won’t be able to stay open without a deal, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Elon Musk, the entrepreneurial force behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX, who surely knows a thing or two about lithium-ion batteries, has offered unspecified aid to aviation giant Boeing, whose flagship 787 Dreamliner remains grounded after a pair of battery-related incidents. “Desire to help Boeing is real & am corresponding w 787 chief engineer,” Musk tweeted… Read more »
Leave it to Bob Lutz to create what must be the baddest plug-in truck ever built. VIA Motors’ XTRUX, which the company unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, is based on the Chevrolet Silverado, but with its squared-off wheel wells and massive, chunky front end, it looks like it’s just itching to eat a LEAF for lunch…. Read more »
Vehicles with a battery system capacity of 10 kWh or more are eligible for the $3,000 rebate amount.
The vehicle uses a lithium-ion battery system developed by 4R Energy Corporation to operate its refrigerator and chiller compartments.
Two months after it installed a public charging station at a Residence Inn in California, Fuji’s data shows that the station has delivered nearly 2 MWh of energy, averaging five users per day.
Tesla’s director of Model S programs said that the company’s Fremont, California assembly plant is running at its full rate of 400 vehicles per week (20,000 per year).