Toyota’s NS4 concept, revealed today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, represents the company’s "Vision of the Future," which focuses on connectivity and the human interface.
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The all-electric light commercial vehicle weds the drivetrain of a Leaf to the popular NV200, which has been sold in Asia and Europe since 2009.
The new concept car builds on technology developed for the V60 PHEV diesel wagon, which Volvo calls its “most technically advanced model ever.”
BMW has posted a few screenshots of the new i3 iPhone application to its Facebook page, and EV groupies are drooling for more.
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 »
Ford announced today that it’s cranking up the assembly line for the 2012 Focus Electric at its Michigan Assembly Plant. The new EV is billed as the first five-passenger all-electric car that will offer a fuel efficiency rating of over 100 MPGe. The Focus Electric will go on sale first in New York and California,… Read more »
Sears Home Services announced today that it will offer installation of Evatran’s Plugless Power systems to both residential and commercial customers.
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 »
Suzuki Motor Corp, the Shogun of small cars, is considering launching an EV in India, though it sees infrastructure as a big challenge. No details or dates have been mentioned, but it might be logical to assume that Suzuki’s tiny Swift PHEV, which is on display at this week’s Tokyo Motor Show, is the model… Read more »
Volkswagen’s concept of an “SUV of the future” is on display at this week’s Tokyo Motor Show. The Cross Coupé is an all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid that aims to cross the capacity of a compact SUV with the dynamic handling of a coupé. The four-seat Cross Coupé has not one but three motors: in the front… Read more »