smart produces electric version of fortwo in Hambach, France

Everything about the smart fortwo electric drive is small – the size, the price and even the name, in which no capital letters are allowed. However, there’s nothing small about the plant where it’s produced, or the Daimler Group’s pride in the advanced, green facility, located in the industrial region of Lorraine. The factory opened… Read more »

VIDEO: Nissan opens Tennessee battery plant, celebrates two years of LEAF sales

Nissan has announced the launch of the United States’ largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The first batteries produced at the plant have completed the required aging process and are ready to receive their first charges. The new facility, adjacent to the vehicle assembly plant where the LEAF is built, is part of… Read more »

US Army base uses EVs as energy storage devices on microgrid

While many have discussed the potential of EVs to act as energy storage devices in a smart grid of the future, the day when this idea can be implemented on a citywide scale is probably pretty far off. However, a smaller, self-contained “microgrid” offers the perfect opportunity to test the concept. Microgrids are one of… Read more »