It’s a sad story, but not a surprising one. Los Angeles-based electric car maker CODA Holdings has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, saying that it hopes to reinvent itself in the energy storage field. “After concluding a comprehensive review of our strategic options, the Board of Directors, management team and senior lending group have concluded… Read more »
GM CEO Daniel Akerson was talking green with Fortune’s Geoff Colvin at this week’s Brainstorm Green conference. He talked about the $90 million that GM saves every year in the US from its energy- and waste-saving policies, and took a dig at the politicians, pointing out that no president since Nixon has articulated a national… Read more »
The prototype system uses an adsorbant, a material with microscopic pores that attract water molecules, to drive an evaporative cooling process.
Continuing its policy of trickling out tidbits of good news, the company announced a couple of upgrades to its service offerings.
Volvo’s V60 Plug-In Hybrid wagon is a runaway success. The first year’s batch of 1,000 cars sold out before any had a chance to reach showrooms, and Volvo announced in November that it would increase production to 4,000-6,000 units for model year 2014. That figure will now be raised to 10,000 units, according to Cars… Read more »
Two sensors attached at the sides of the batteries measure the magnetic field generated by the flow of electrical current in order to determine the battery’s level of charge.
Volvo’s demo fleet of 100 C30 EVs, which is now being evaluated by European leasing customers, will be upgraded this summer with a new, more powerful motor from Siemens and a new on-board charger from BRUSA. The new Siemens motor has a peak power output of 89 kW (120 hp), torque of 250 Nm, and… Read more »
The Spark EV will be the first vehicle on the market to offer (as an option) the new SAE combo charger, which includes Level 2 and DC fast charging.
There were few surprises at Thursday’s House hearing on failing carmaker Fisker Automotive. The title of the hearing, Green Energy Oversight: Examining the Department of Energy’s Bad Bet on Fisker Automotive, made it clear up front that Fisker and its DOE champions were in for a roasting. Five witnesses testified, including company co-founder Henrik Fisker,… Read more »
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is an EV champion, encouraging a massive rollout of public chargers, and setting a goal of electrifying a third of the city’s taxis by 2020.