Getting the most out of an electric vehicle requires an understanding of the charging basics. Two of the most common issues people ask me about are where to charge and how long charging takes. Often, people are concerned that charging stations aren’t on every corner the way gas stations are. On a recent trip, my… Read more »
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Coda’s official 88-mile range beats every other EV on the market, save the smaller and much pricier Tesla Roadster, which claims a range of 245 miles.
Indiana-based EV start-up Bright Automotive will cease operations this week after failing to secure a federal loan to finance the production costs of its Idea plug-in hybrid delivery van. The Idea, which Bright unveiled back in 2009, is a purpose-built PHEV aimed at commercial and government fleets. GM had invested $5 million in Bright. Bright’s… Read more »
Envia Systems announced today that a test sponsored by ARPA-E has verified the company’s impressive claims for its new battery cells. Envia’s prototype juice boxes have achieved an energy density of 400 Watt-hours/kilogram – the highest ever recorded for a rechargeable lithium-ion cell. We’ll leave the hyperbole to the marketing folks, and settle for a… Read more »
The German chemical company has built a super-light electric version of the Lotus Elise that demonstrates several of the company’s innovative materials.
Another bundle of bad news for EV startup Fisker Automotive hit the wire on Monday, as the company announced that it has put Project Nina on hold, and laid off 66 workers.
GreenCharge allows users to view battery data in real time, and evaluate the environmental and monetary benefits of owning an EV.
Energy 101: Electric Vehicles is the latest in a series of videos on energy-related topics from the US Department of Energy.
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.