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EV startup Aptera calls it a day

California-based car maker Aptera Motors, builders of the super-aerodynamic 2e EV, is pulling the plug, handing over the keys, gliding off into the sunset…and draining the battery (an important safety measure). CEO Paul Wilbur made the sad announcement on Friday. “After years of focused effort to bring our products to the market, Aptera Motors is… Read more »

The Nissan Leaf will go wireless in 2013

  At the Tokyo Motor Show today, Nissan unveiled a wireless charging system for the Leaf that it says will be available starting with the 2013 model. So far, Nissan is the only EV maker to announce wireless charging capability for a production vehicle. Electromagnetic induction charging, which doesn’t require physical contact, is shaping up… Read more »

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 »