The 2013 Honda Fit EV set a record this week, as the EPA gave it a combined rating of 118 MPG equivalent, and a power consumption rating of 29 kWh per 100 miles.
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Tesla announced today that Model S has completed crash testing, earning a five-star safety rating. With the final hurdle for public sales cleared, the company will begin customer deliveries on June 22. Tesla is totally committed to marketing Model S (unlike another automaker that began delivering its new EV this week), and has a full… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 automotive legend turned 80 on February 12, but he still looks and sounds vital. Even better, and in contrast to the typical assumption about octogenarians Lutz is still entirely relevant. Bob Lutz tends not to speak in abbreviations. More often than not, it’s “gasoline,” not gas, “General Motors,” not GM. Perhaps it’s indicative of a… Read more »
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 »
On the strength of a shrewd business plan and ties to GM, VIA Motors plans to jump-start the electric transition through the back door of America’s service vehicles. Its E-REV pickup trucks and vans prove that you can have your fuel efficiency and costs savings, too. Everyone should want an EV. They’re more efficient than… Read more »