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DBT and Matra showcase battery swapping station for electric bikes and scooters

European charging equipment maker DBT CEV and Matra, a manufacturer of Light Electric Vehicles, have introduced the Bat’Lib battery-swapping station for e-bikes and e-scooters. The new system is designed to let a rider exchange an empty battery for a full one in 10 seconds. The Bat’Lib swapping station has ten charging ports. One port is… Read more »

Remy to provide motors for Quantum Fuel Systems PHEV pickups

Electric motor maker Remy International, Inc. (OTC-PINK: RMYI) announced Tuesday that it has agreed to supply its HVH250 motors to Quantum Fuel Systems, which will use them in its Ford F-150 PHEV conversions. Quantum recently announced plans to upgrade Ford’s popular pickup to a parallel hybrid system with an electric range of 35 miles and a total range… Read more »

VIDEO: EV West’s converted BMW M3

The electric class for this year’s “Race to the Clouds,” which takes place July 8, promises to be quite interesting, with big-name drivers Beccy Gordon and Hiroshi Matuoka driving two different versions of the Mitsubishi i, and Pikes Peak legend Nobuhiro Tajima driving Team APEV’s custom EV. The latest addition to the field is a… Read more »

The state of EV charging: more questions than answers

As you may have guessed, we at Charged believe that electricity is the best way to power our vehicles in the post-fossil fuel era. Compared to other contending technologies (biofuels, natural gas, hydrogen), electricity is the most efficient, and our best shot to be truly sustainable. However, there’s a much more immediate reason why automakers… Read more »

VIDEO: Jay Leno takes the Mission-R electric sport bike for a spin

The latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage tells the story of Mission Motors, a San Francisco-based company that started out making electric motorcycles, and went on to develop a number of proprietary battery, motor and software technologies which it licenses to the automotive and heavy equipment markets.     Mission’s marketing chief David Salguero gives Jay the… Read more »

Vision Industries sells 100 hydrogen plug-in hybrid class 8 trucks

  Here’s a gift that will satisfy both the EV fan and the hydrogen partisan on your Christmas list. The Tyrano, from California-based Vision Industries Corp. (OTCBB:VIIC) is a street-legal hydrogen plug-in electric hybrid 80,000-lb class 8 truck. This week, Vision announced a purchase order agreement with Total Transportation Services of Rancho Dominquez, California, for… Read more »