Volkswagen announced Tuesday that it will test 20 prototype E-Golf EVs over a nine-month period at several US locations. Some of the vehicles will go to Volkswagen employees, who will also receive 220-volt charging stations and iPhones with dedicated charging apps. The company hopes to gather valuable data on the effect of climate conditions, driving… Read more »
Varley Electric Vehicles to build prototype electric bus for city of Brisbane
Varley Electric Vehicles, a division of one of Australia’s oldest specialty vehicle manufacturers, announced this week that it will retrofit a Brisbane City Council bus as an EV.
Coming in December: a new and improved Nissan Leaf
Nissan plans several upgrades for the 2013 Leaf, including leather seats, a redesigned interior and a more efficient heater.
Peugeot and Citroen drop EV prices in the UK
Citroen also announced that it will increase its UK network of EV dealers from 11 to 21. Both companies plan to introduce small electric commercial vans in 2013.
Fuji Electric brings DC quick charging to New Jersey
As Fuji Electric continues the expansion of its EV Charger business from overseas to the domestic market here in the US, they celebrated the official launch of their DC Quick Charger launch by hosting an EV Event at their Corporate Headquarters in Edison, NJ on March 14th. With attendees from local utilities, installation and integration… Read more »
First section of West Coast Electric Highway powers up in Oregon
Spaced at 25-mile intervals along I-5 in southern Oregon, each of the eight locations has two charging stations, including one DC fast charger.
GM CEO: We are not giving up on the Volt
Dan Akerson gave an interview to CNN Money this week in which he answered critics of the Volt, and denied the interviewer’s assertion that Chevy’s new PHEV had given the company a “black eye.”
AAA adds EV charging stations to its digital maps
Using the TripTik Travel Planner on AAA.com, or the TripTik mobile app for smartphones, EV drivers can locate more than 2,000 public chargers across the US.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL bares all
The new SLS AMG E-CELL, a product of cooperation between Mercedes and AMG, has a number of features guaranteed to get fans of electric performance hot under the collar.
ABB agrees to use ECOtality’s Blink EV charging network
The Blink Network lets EV charging providers integrate with utilities and other third parties to facilitate energy management.