The DOE agreed to extend the deadline for the company to use a federal grant to build a factory in Michigan.
Ford sponsors reality show on Yahoo! to promote its new Focus Electric
Ford and Yahoo! have announced a new reality competition series that will promote the launch of Ford’s new EV, the Focus Electric. The show will be broadcast on Yahoo! Screen (screen.yahoo.com), and will begin in May, coinciding with the Focus Electric’s launch in several US cities. Each episode will feature two-person teams competing to win… Read more »
DOE offers up to $12 million for development of wireless EV charging
The DOE intends to select up to four projects. Selected teams will have three years to integrate their wireless charging technology into a “light duty GCEDV.”
Prototype battery explosion injures two at GM research center
Two employees were hurt and 80 were evacuated following an explosion at the GM Tech Center in Warren, Michigan this morning.
Abu Dhabi firm sells stake in Tesla
Abu Dhabi National Energy, a mostly state-owned firm in the United Arab Emirates, announced this week that it is selling its seven-percent stake in Tesla Motors [Nasdaq:TSLA].
Hyundai Heavy partners with Magna E-Car to develop lithium-ion batteries
The link between building supertankers and oil rigs and making lithium-ion batteries may not be an obvious one, but the synergy seems attractive to Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, which announced Wednesday that it will form a joint venture with Magna E-Car Systems, which supplies a wide range of EV components, including lithium-ion… Read more »
VIDEO: Audi develops simulated engine sounds for future e-tron models
Silence is one of the wonderful things about EVs – until you get blindsided by one at a crosswalk. Recognizing the danger that silent-running vehicles pose to cyclists and pedestrians, governments around the world have mandated that EVs emit warning sounds, and most automakers now incorporate some sort of virtual engine sound into their EVs… Read more »
Fisker secures new financing and unveils new Atlantic sedan
The overall look is similar to the Karma, including the “grinning shark” front grille that creates what Fisker calls a “rear-view mirror presence.”
Hawaii gets free DC fast chargers
Thanks to a cooperative effort by Mitsubishi Motors, Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) and the State of Hawaii, the first of a network of DC fast charging stations will soon be installed at Ko Olina Resort, an upscale hotel, marina and golf course complex near Honolulu. Eaton’s partner Volta Industries will be installing the CHAdeMO-compliant chargers as… Read more »
Record high Volt sales in March
Despite strong numbers GM is faced with an oversupply, and plans to suspend production of the new PHEV for three weeks in July, instead of the traditional two-week holiday.