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25Boulder Electric Vehicle delivers first truck to Precision Plumbing [w/video]

It's been a couple years since we first saw the Boulder Electric Vehicle prototype in action but now comes word that the company has delivered its very first production vehicle. The initial DV-500 (as it is affectionately called) has been sold to Denver-area Precision Plumbing,Heating & Cooling who have made a commitment to buy 20 of the all-electrics at a very reasonable-sounding $70,000 apiece.

4Countdown to Earth Day: PHEV? BEV? E85? What's with all the acronyms?

Deciphering the meaning of automotive acronyms can be complicated. To alleviate confusion, we've compiled this condensed list of some acronyms associated with the types of vehicles that you'll encounter when perusing the AutoblogGreen site:

2Opel/Vauxhall's all-new city car could provide a platform for future electric vehicles

Opel Corsa ecoFlex – Click above for high-res image gallery

34GM begins all-electric Chevy Cruze demo fleet in Korea; no production version planned anywhere

2011 Chevrolet Cruze EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

262012 Ford Focus EV to use liquid-cooled lithium-polymer battery

Ford Focus EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

10Isn't it Ironic? Ex-Hummer builder AM General handling final assembly of Transit Connect Electric

Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddSAE 2010: Argonne Lab director says battery electrics still not ready for mainstream

Don Hillebrand understands electric vehicles and their benefits and limitations. As the director of the Center for Transportation Research at the Argonne National Laboratory, he has done plenty of testing on all kinds of alternative drive vehicles. Speaking to the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress on Wednesday, Hillebrand acknowledged that despite advances in lithium ion technology, battery electric vehicles still have not evolved far enough to capture a significant share of the mai

AddFedEx adds 4 more BEVs to its already green delivery fleet

Two of the largest parcel delivery fleets in the U.S. have been competing neck and neck in a race to become the greenest in the land. Both Federal Express (FedEx) and United Parcel Service (UPS) have delved into alternative energy vehicles for daily delivery use.

7Geneva 2010: Kia Venga EV, sorry we missed you the first time around

Kia Venga EV concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddExpert says lithium ion batteries better for hybrids than full EVs

Low-cost electric cars are waiting on nothing but a simple battery breakthrough. That's been the long-held opinion of many experts for the last, oh, 50 years or so. Is lithium ion technology the tipping point we've been waiting for all these years? Well, naturally that depends on who you ask.

AddGreenlings: PHEV? DSG? VMT? A guide to common green vehicle acronyms

Guide to Common Green Acronymns

Deciphering the new vocabulary of the green car movement can sometimes be a real head scratcher. To alleviate as much confusion as possible, we would like to present our readers with a list of common acronyms and what they mean, with plenty of links for more information. If you have some TLAs (that's three-letter acronyms) that you'd like us to add to our glossary, just let us know in the comments.

AddQuick Spin: Nissan Leaf the tip of mass market EV spear

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

46Quick Spin: Nissan Leaf the tip of mass market EV spear

Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddElectrification Coalition sees plug-ins making up 25 percent of market by 2020

A new Electrification Coalition was announced today with the backing of the CEOs from twelve companies. What's interesting about this group is that, among the leaders from electric vehicles companies and related start-ups – Coda Automotive, Coulomb Technolgies, A123 Systems, etc. – we find Nissan's Carlos Ghosn. Nissan is the only major OEM to participate in this coalition, which will promote "policies and actions that will facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass sca

AddPlug-in vehicles will get special license plate in Ontario next year

digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Plug_in_Cars_To_Get_Special_License_Plates_in_Ontario_by_10'; Want to emblazon your ride with Ontario's new "environmentally friendly vehicles" license plate? There are two hurdles you'll have to jump. First, wait until next year when the plate actually becomes available on July 1. Second, you'll need to get a car with a plug. According to the Toronto Star, the new green vehicle plates are for plug-in hybrids and battery-powered cars only.

AddHonda CEO: People will embrace fuel cells when they realize battery limits

Here at the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda introduced its first plug-in vehicle concept in many years in the shape of the EV-N. However, during the press conference, new CEO Takanobu Ito shared the main stage with only two cars, the FCX Clarity and the new CR-Z concept. The EV-N and a plug-in Cub scooter were off on a smaller side stage. During a Q&A session with media this evening, Ito explained the company's strategy on electric vehicles.

20Officially Official: Jay Leno to put stars in (un)reasonably priced car

Ford Focus EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddOfficially Official: Jay Leno to put stars in (un)reasonably priced car

Ford Focus EV - Click above for high-res image gallery

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