CODA Automotive has signed a contract with Great Wall Motors to co-develop a new EV for the North American, Chinese, and European markets. CODA CEO Phil Murtaugh told the Detroit News that the new car will be “the most affordable EV on the market, comparable to entry-level internal combustion engine vehicles.” He added that the new car… Read more »
Daimler joint venture launches new EV brand in China
The partnership between Daimler and Chinese automaker BYD has launched a new brand called DENZA, which will produce what the Chinese call “New Energy Vehicles” – EVs and hybrids. The very first DENZA, a concept EV, is now on display at Auto China 2012 in Beijing. Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology (BDNT) has provided copious… Read more »
EV Project reaches 24-million-mile mark
The project is currently gathering data at a rate of 100,000 miles per day. It plans to publish over 40 white papers on various topics ranging from the needs of commercial charging to regulatory issues.
GE Energy introduces networked EV charging platform
The WattStation Connect software platform will allow charger operators to manage, monitor and maintain their EV charging “ecosystem,” gather information and process payments.
ANSI releases “standardization roadmap” for US EV deployment
Some 80 companies and government agencies contributed to the report, including many of the major automakers, parts suppliers, electrical equipment manufacturers and electric utilities.
Electric racing bikes set to shine at the 2012 Isle of Man TT
This year’s SES TT Zero electric bike challenge, run as part of the historic Isle of Man TT race meeting, will see the highest number of entries in the event’s four year history. Eighteen competitors have confirmed their entries and will be aiming to become the first to beat the 100 mph average lap speed… Read more »
VIDEO: Spyders attack as Porsche and BMW show off prototype plug-in roadsters
Fans of electrical high performance will salivate over this new video from Motor Trend’s Wide Open Throttle, which gives us sneak peeks at two screamingly speedy prototype PHEVs from Porsche and BMW. Apparently, Motor Trend believes their audience is behind the times, for narrator Paul Horrell feels compelled to tell us that Porsche’s 918 Spyder is… Read more »
Two materials firms join IBM’s Li-air Battery 500 Project
IBM announced Friday that Asahi Kasei and Central Glass will join its Battery 500 Project team to collaborate on research into lithium-air batteries. The two companies have some very pertinent expertise, due to their existing work with lithium-ion batteries – Chemical manufacturer Asahi Kasei makes separator membrane, and Central Glass supplies electrolytes. The… Read more »
Green Park & Charge facility to open in Boston
EVs and hybrids will get a 10% discount on parking, while SUVs and other “gas guzzlers” will pay a 10% surcharge.
Chrysler delivers a test fleet of eight PHEV minivans to Duke Energy
NC-based Duke, one of the largest electric utilities in the US, will evaluate the vehicles’ performance and fuel economy over the next two years.