The Electrification Leadership Council is a coalition of business leaders whose aim is to design a large-scale EV demonstration project that will help create a national model for EV deployment.
The original model, which has a range of up to 150 miles, has a MSRP of $39,900. The new 31-kWh battery option has a range of up to 125 miles and a MSRP of $37,250.
The People’s Car has come a long way since 1938. Where the original Beetle was simple, utilitarian and cute, the E-Bugster is sleek, sporty and elegant.
The all-electric light commercial vehicle weds the drivetrain of a Leaf to the popular NV200, which has been sold in Asia and Europe since 2009.
The plug-in hybrid model is called the Fusion Energi, and it will have a 1.6-liter gas engine, a lithium ion battery pack, and a fuel efficiency rating of more than 100 MPGe.
Does an electric car need a special type of tire? German tire maker Continental AG seems to think so, or at least that British buyers think so. It recently introduced the Conti.eContact, which features new dimensions optimized for EVs, to the UK market. According to the company, “the Conti.eContact has a larger outer diameter, such… Read more »
Mitsubishi Motors announced Wednesday that all its UK dealers shall henceforth be dubbed “Mitsubishi Electric Vehicle Centres.”
The Ford Focus Electric is green from its non-existent tailpipe to its sustainable seat covers. Ford announced Thursday that the new compact EV will be the company’s first car to feature 100 percent sustainable clean technologies in interior materials, including seat fabrics with REPREVE fiber. REPREVE, made by North Carolina-based firm Unifi, is a polyester… Read more »
A123 has already begun producing the battery packs at its Livonia, Michigan factory, as VIA has started delivering trucks to commercial fleet customers.
Details are still top secret, but Tesla has already told us that it will have three rows of seats with room for seven passengers, and will “incorporate the functionality of a minivan with the consumer appeal of a sports-utility vehicle.”