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Ranking The World's Top EV Nations

Norway was the world’s top electric vehicle market through the first quarter of 2015 based on registration percentage, ahead of major markets US and China.


Even Hydrogen-Friendly Toyota Is Introducing Two New EVs There

China is lending massive support to EVs, and it's making sure automakers play along.


Welcome to TRANSLOGIC World Report: Your weekly roundup of transportation tech news from around the web.


Chevrolet demonstrates OnStar's Volt technologies – Click above to watch the video after the break


Ford Escape plug-in hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery


Wrightspeed X1 – Click above to watch video after the jump


Chevrolet Volt – click above for high-res image gallery


A United States Senate bill that would provide a further $3.6 billion in funding for plug-in vehicles has made it past the first of many hurdles toward passage. The Senate Energy Committee approved the legislation, put forward by Senator Byron Dorgan, (D-ND) that would create so-called deployment communities around the country and subsidize the purchase of electric vehicles (EVs) and the installation of infrastructure.


2010 Plug-in Prius Prototypes – Click above for high-res image gallery


Battery manufacturer Electrovaya has begun shipping lithium ion battery packs to Chrysler for its test fleet of plug-in hybrid Ram pickup trucks. Chrysler is building 140 trucks based on the two-mode hybrid system that was co-developed with General Motors. A non-plug version of the hybrid Ram was due to go into production this fall, but Chrysler canceled the program in March citing slow sales of other similar vehicles (that would be the Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra hybrids).


Suzuki Swift PHEV – Click above for high-res image gallery


Citizens of which country are most likely to buy – or at least consider purchasing – a plug-in vehicle than any other nation? According to a recent survey conducted by Ernst & Young's Global Automotive Center, China leads the way out of all the countries surveyed. Now, you're probably wondering how this can be and might wonder if the U.S. was excluded from the survey, but that's simply not the case. Not only was the U.S. represented, other major players in the plug-in field were


2010 Plug-in Prius Prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery


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


2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery


2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

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