In a masterpiece of bad timing, a federal tax break for EV chargers, which allowed filers to take a tax credit for 30% of the cost of a home charger, will expire at the end of this year.
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Virginia-based Evatran announced today that it has agreed with six commercial EV users to equip their fleets of Volts and Leafs with pre-production Plugless Power wireless charging systems.
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 »
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 »
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Friday that it will open an investigation to assess the risk of fire in Chevy Volts that have been involved in a serious crash, after the agency’s latest test succeeded in causing a Volt battery to burst into flame. In May, a Volt caught fire three weeks… Read more »
German automakers are looking at tough fleet-average CO2 regulations in 2015, and tougher ones in 2020, so each is searching for the perfect mix of electrons and hydrocarbons in their product lineup.
General Motors announced on Monday at the Guangzhou Auto Show that the Volt will go on sale in eight Chinese cities.
UK sales have been as lukewarm as a pint of bitter, and right-hand drive Roadsters are piling up unsold.
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 »
The 2009 DOE grant recipient was delisted was delisted by Nasdaq, apparently for failing to file a quarterly report on time.