It could be placed where Superchargers aren't available.
It has a rugged, four-wheel-drive design that can handle dirt roads and off-roading.
Grimsel achieved the feat with four wheel hub motors that produce a whopping 1,254 foot-pounds of torque and a body that weighs just 370 pounds.
The Quebec government announced on Friday that it is currently considering a new mandate that would require new homes built within the province be outfitted with a 240V charging station for electric vehicles.
In California, Tesla Motor Co. sold more Tesla Model S's in June than ten major auto manufacturers sold from their whole lineups.
Tesla Motors CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk told CBS the car company is looking to have an affordable Tesla on the market soon.
When Paul Scott decided to reach out to President Obama a mere letter or meeting with a lower staff member wasn't enough. The Los Angeles-based Nissan salesman is paying $32,400 out of his own retirement fund so he can make a case for stronger presidential support for electric vehicles in person.
It has the familiar blue, white and black roundel logo depicting an airplane propeller on the hood and rear door, and a familiar twin-kidney front grille. But this BMW, which the German automaker unveiled after months of teasing with concept cars, is like no Bimmer that has come before.
Electric vehicles accounted for a tiny fraction of the annual 10-million new vehicle sales in the United States in 2009, and an even smaller proportion of the country's overall vehicle fleet, which experts at the Earth Policy Institute figure is about 246 million vehicles. But with the number of EVs expected to grow, what happens when there are more of them on the road?
The EPA has finally weighed in with its (long awaited) fuel economy numbers for the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf. While the results are impressive – 93 and 99 miles per gallon equivalent for each of the two vehicles, respectively – the more important story is that consumers are likely to remain confused about just how fuel-efficient this new automotive technology is.
Forecasting the future of the automotive market ain't no easy task. The complex forces at work, including widely ranging government incentives and automaker's often-rosy outlooks, make predicting the future for emerging technologies all the more difficult. Will hybrids be a boon to the automotive industry? Will electric vehicles bomb? Predictions regarding the automotive industry's future are simply guesses based on some facts, complex tracking of trends, significant speculation and, sometimes,
According to Reuters, Kia is looking to jump into the EV fight with an electrified CUV. Parent company Hyundai said that it's planning to turn out a total of 2,500 battery-operated vehicles by 2012. A total of 500 of those will be Hyundai BlueOn models, but the rest of the fleet will be made up of the new Kia-badged creation. The early fleet will be sold to Korean government agencies as a large-scale test, but commercial sales are supposed to start shortly thereafter. Reuters quotes Hong John-he
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Electric vehicles (EVs) may be dramatically less mechanically complex than their traditional internal combustion counterparts, but that's where the simplicity ends. The battle that began with Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla over direct vs. alternating current continues to this day, the battlefield has just shifted to the EV powertrain. Electrochemical batteries can't store alternating current, the electrons will only flow directly in or out.