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Wheego ready with LiFe EV build plan, 100 due by end of 2012

The biggest problem that Wheego was having the last time we looked in on the company was getting the Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to sign off on temporary exemption to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Regulations (FMVSSR) for its two-seat, all-electric Wheego Whip LiFe car. NHTSA granted the small elec

Over 10,000 Aerovironment chargers installed in US; Fiat deal coming soon?

Aerovironment has installed 10,000 residential chargers in the US. On top of these, there are many at Nissan dealers and more at BMW dealers that offered the ActiveE (around 70). Soon, possibly, there will be some at US Fiat Studios. Aerovironment's Tom Carney, director of aut

AltCar: ZeroTruck a big electric vehicle with bigger dreams

Richard Serio, CEO of ZeroTruck recently told AutoblogGreen his all-electric work truck company is "on the cusp."

AltCar 2012: Firefly ESV ready to check in on parking meters

The all-electric Firefly ESV looks exactly like the kind of vehicle that would be used to go around and hand out parking tickets. Luckily, that's exactly what it was designed to do. Good Earth Energy (maker of the ESV, which stands for Essential Services Vehicle) itself says the vehicle has an "aggressive design" and "appealing curves" and for $29,775 it could be yours.

Toyota sending RAV4 EV on Charge-to-Charge Tour of California

Anyone who's California Dreamin' about test-driving the battery-electric version of the Toyota RAV4 can now get their chance.

AltCar 2011: Electric Mobile Cars is all crunked up with three fleet models

It's been a while since an all-electric truck has been for sale in the U.S. (RIP, Ford Ranger EV), so perhaps a zero-emission crunk is just what the market is waiting for. Electric Mobile Cars will soon find out, now that it is taking orders (fleets only) for its converted E36T (pictured).

AltCar 2011: EV Mobile Charger brings electrons to the side of the road

Somewhat surprisingly given the early stage of the EV rollout we're in, there are already lots of ways to recharge empty electric vehicles along the side of the road, both official (see choices from AAA, Club Assist and Sebastian Blanco

AltCar 2011: Island Green Motors wants to scoot you to the Caribbean

How's this for an unusual business model: take a Chinese-built vehicle, convert it to electric drive in Iowa and then export it to the Caribbean. Yeah, it doesn't make all that much sense to us, either.

Alt Car 2010: Where plug-in vehicles are finally for sale and the drives are smooth

Brammo Enertia at AltCar 2010 – Click above for high-res image gallery from the show

AltCar: See X-Prize-winning X-Tracer and more this weekend in Santa Monica

Gov. Schwarzenegger learns about the Chevy Volt at AltCar 2009 – click above for high-res image gallery

AltCar 2009: Dan Neil, "Some Inconvenient Questions," and GM hints it could sell Chevy Volt gliders

On top of the test drives (Wheego Whip), test rides (Coda Sedan) and a visit to the unlimited energy booth, a highlight of the AltCar Expo last weekend was ge

AltCar 2009: EF9's "unlimited clean energy" turbine could go into cars, if it works

EF9's "unlimited clean energy" system - Click above for high-res image gallery

AltCar 2009: Touring the show with the Governator

Gov. Schwarzenegger learns about the Chevy Volt - click above for high-res image gallery

AltCar 2009: Vision Industries to display fuel cell truck at Santa Monica

The annual Alt Car Expo is coming up this weekend at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and Vision Industries will be on hand to display its Tyrano semi tractor. This is no typical smoke-belching, diesel-powered semi. In fact, the only thing emitted by this hauler is water vapor.

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