In the late 1990s my wife, Cathy, decided she wanted her next car to be electric. It wasn’t until July of 2008 that she was able to find and buy one, a 2002 Toyota RAV4-EV, one of the few hundred saved from the crusher when California relieved the automakers from the short-lived requirement to produce… Read more »
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DENSO Corporation, a Japanese supplier of automotive components, announced last week that it has jointly developed a home energy management system (HEMS) with Toyota Housing Corporation. The HEMS, which will be available in Japan in 2012, has optional functions that work with plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles. The system features a 7-inch touchscreen monitor that shows… Read more »
Consumer Reports published an article on Thursday that confirms what most of us already know: EVs are cheaper to run than ICE vehicles. A lot cheaper.
Sales of the Chevy Volt accelerated in November – over 1,100 units – even as sales of Nissan’s Leaf continued to sputter – 672 units for the month.
Panasonic announced today that it will supply lithium-ion batteries for Toyota’s new Prius PHEV. The company is already supplying nickel-metal hydride batteries to several automakers, but this will be the first time its lithium-ion offerings appear in a production vehicle. The Japanese electronics giant is charging ahead in the battery business, with a major R&D… Read more »
The long-awaited PHEV version of Toyota’s trendsetter will begin deliveries in Japan in January, and in the US in March.
Japan’s number-two automaker has faced at least five major crises over the last few years – the US mortgage meltdown, the European debt debacle, a quake in Japan, floods in Thailand and a sky-high yen that makes things tough for Japanese exporters.
A wave of good news has buoyed Tesla’s stock price even in the recent choppy market.
Seven major automakers have agreed on a standardized DC fast-charging system for the United States and Europe.