The fun started when Wunderlich Securities analyst Theodore O'Neill took a tour of Tesla's California headquarters factory on Friday.
NRG to build EV fast charging infrastructure in California
NRG Energy made a deal with the California Public Utilities Commission that calls for NRG to invest $100 million over the next four years to build a comprehensive EV charging network.
Market mauls A123 as it recalls defective battery packs
A123 Systems (Nasdaq: AONE) announced today that it will replace battery modules built at the company’s Livonia, Michigan factory, because they may contain defective prismatic cells.
ALTe builds a prototype Ford E350 PHEV
ALTe Powertrain Technologies, which has converted dozens of Ford F150 trucks to PHEVs, announced this week that it has successfully installed its system on the Ford Econoline E350 platform. The E350 is very popular with fleet operators, who are likely EV customers because of the high mileage they tend to put on their vehicles –… Read more »
EV racer takes to the streets of Monte Carlo
Thursday saw Formulec’s EF01 become the first 100% electric single‐seater to take to the fabled streets of Monte Carlo.
GM to replace Volt 120V charging cables
The 120-volt charging cord exchange affects all 2011 models and some of the 2012s. The 240-volt cords will not be exchanged, and recharging time will not be affected.
Zipcar adds Volts to its Chicago car-sharing fleet
The company plans to deploy up to 20 more PHEVs and/or EVs in Chicago this year. Zipcar will launch the new Volts with a public event on Saturday, March 31.
New EV assault planned for the 2012 Pikes Peak race
Interesting news filtered out of Japan today as yet another high profile EV plans entry in to the historic race up the hill.
VIDEO: PBS feature highlights EVTV’s conversion convention
A PBS station in Carbondale, Illinois, recently aired a thirty-minute feature on EVTV and the Electric Vehicle Conversion Convention (EVCCON) that two tinkerers sponsored in 2011.
VIDEO: Chevy teases with a tiny taste of the Spark EV
This week’s video and blog post from GM offers a tantalizing peek at the company’s new Spark EV.