The Chinese telecom company uses Panasonic batteries in this efficient mobility solution.
NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle)
Renault says it's the first mass-market automaker to make its electric-vehicle technology open-sourced.
Eli says it's "reimagining the future of urban mobility."
Shaeffler's Bio-Hybrid concept combines the benefits of a pedelec with the comfort of a car.
Japan sets new goals for fuel cell vehicles. A USC study finds associations between cleaner air and healthier lungs in children. The Renault Twizy comes to Canada.
Innova EV Car Share is geared toward college campuses. ABB and Microsoft team up for cloud-connected charging. Honda tests solar charging in the Marshall Islands. Mercedes-Benz to use CO2 as an air conditioning refrigerant.
Local Motors plans to set up microfactories to print consumer EVs. A diesel-powered Audi A4 is expected in March. EV Charging USA helps networks grow.
Malaysia's B10 biofuel mandate begins in October. Renault Dieppe plant will build the Bolloré Bluecar. The Twizy EV will be the first Renault sold in North America in decades.
In a controversial move, the city of Indianapolis agrees to provide $6 million to fund charging stations for electric-car car sharing service BlueIndy.
The next-generation Porsche 911 could use hybrid power, according to Porsche CEO Matthias Muller. "There is no reason against it and we will see if we have some reasons to do it," Muller says of the model due around 2018. He also suggests that hybrid technology could eventually make its way into all Porsche model lines, but that the Boxster and Cayman would first get four-cylinder versions. Muller cites carbon emissions and "sportiness" as reasons to use hybrid power, pointing to the 918 Spyder
Will the rubber really hit the road for GreenTech Automotive (GTA) this year? The company said "yes" last week after announcing that it finished building its factory in Tunica, MS. With that done, the company's low-speed neighborhood-electric vehicles (NEV) will start production by the end of 2014. In the meantime, the company is shipping its stuff over from a temporary factory in Horn Lake, MS, about 30 miles away.
Remember the Kenguru electric car, the little city EV that was designed with wheelchair users in mind? It was supposed to be available by now, since deliveries were reportedly "imminent" in the middle of 2012. Unfortunately, things haven't worked out quite as they were supposed to, which means that the cars have not started being hand-assembled by Community Cars in Pflugerville, TX.
It looks like battery-electric vehicle startup GreenTech Automotive (GTA) is entering its next phase just as its founder and former chief is doing the same thing. This week, GTA finally started erecting the steel-support structure for the factory that will produce its MyCar electric vehicles. The plant is in Tunica, MS, and the plan is to make both a two-seat neighborhood-electric vehicle and a four-seat battery-electric sedan. GTA currently operates a temporary plant in Horn Lake, MS and says c
Zenn Motor Co. may have a name better associated with a sense of peace, but the company it has been connected to for years and has now agreed to buy does have a bit of uncertainty about it. Canada-based Zenn, which used to make and sell lead-acid battery-powered neighborhood-electric vehicles, has reached an agreement to buy a majority stake in energy-storage company and distribution partner EEStor.
It looks like golf carts – or low-speed vehicles – will never go away. Across the country, legislators are allowing low-speed vehicles (LSV) to drive down public roads, with some restrictions. In Kentucky, several municipalities have recently passed, or are looking to allow, golf carts on their streets. Or take a look at Peachtree City, GA, where just about all the residents are driving golf carts, and that's just fine with the city government.