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Car ferries – the latest electric vehicles

What does a zippy two-seater sports car have in common with a plodding oceangoing car ferry? Both are moving into the new century under clean, high-tech electric power. A Scottish shipbuilder has announced plans for the world’s first PHEV ships. Operator CalMac Ferries will use the two roll-on-roll-off car ferries on short routes around Scotland’s… Read more »

VIDEO: Autoweek features the KleenSpeed EV-X11

  Autoweek TV’s Mark Vaughn visited KleenSpeed Technologies and took a drive in thier EV-X11 racecar.  Very cool!     SPECIFICATIONS KleenSpeed EV-X11 EPS ; KleenSpeed Power & Drivetrain / UQM Technologies Motor Controller ESS : KleenSpeed Energy Storage System & Control Interface 4 KleenSpeed Battery Packs 430 Volts 15.4 kW/hrs BMS : KleenSpeed Battery… Read more »

Obama agrees to investigation of DoE loans

The Obama administration has agreed to a complete third-party review of all the Department of Energy loans that have recently kept the electric teapot on the boil. Of course, the star of the show will be the half billion bucks that swirled with stinky solar startup Solyndra. Also under the mediascope will be loans to… Read more »

This week on EVTV

This week: Introducing the coast down test for the eCobra Examining the differences between the stock eCobra tires and the Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires Comparing the data for the power usage and range tests to date for the eCobra Explaining the dangers of a pack voltage frame ground and troubleshoot this issue in the… Read more »