By improving the usage efficiency of electricity – for example, by cutting the amount used during peak usage times – the new system can cut the cost of electricity and gas used by half
According to Honda, it’s the first production car in the US to meet California’s new, more stringent LEV3/SULEV20 emissions standard.
If we’re going to drive off a cliff, at least we can do so with our batteries fully charged. As part of the agreement that slammed on the brakes just short of the so-called “fiscal cliff,” the federal government reinstated a tax credit for EV charging stations that had expired at the end of 2011…. Read more »
According to the EPA, Ford’s new Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has a range of 21 miles in electric-only mode, and a 620-mile range using dino juice. With a 100 MPGe combined fuel economy rating, there’s no doubt that the new sedan is a gas saver. In fact, Ford is making fuel economy a centerpiece of… Read more »
GM unveiled what you might call “the Cadillac of plug-in vehicles” at this week’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2014 ELR luxury coupe is a plug-in hybrid, or an Extended Range Electric Vehicle, as GM prefers to call it. Developed from the Converj Concept, first shown in Detroit in 2009, the ELR… Read more »
Can you imagine police officers giving up their massive Crown Victorias for electric hatchbacks? In China, they just might. Chinese automaker BYD delivered 500 pure electric e6 police vehicles to the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau this week. The local cops love the virtually silent engine, according to the company. The five-seat e6 has a… Read more »
Nissan has made incremental improvements to range and slashed entry-level pricing with the 2013 LEAF.
All in blue, this German miss made her debut this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The CrossBlue concept is a midsize crossover SUV that Volkswagen developed for the North American market. Under the hood, she’s a plug-in hybrid with a diesel engine, two electric motors and an all-wheel-drive system. … Read more »
Based on the internal-combustion Trumpchi GS5 SUV which was introduced in March of 2012, the new concept was jointly developed by GAC and California-based AC Propulsion.
Tesla hasn’t said whether or when US customers will be able to buy adapters for CHAdeMO and the new SAE Combo US standard.