EV News and Hybrid Headlines
8 States Teaming Up to Support Electric Cars(October 28)
- In an effort to spur lackluster sales of electric cars,
California, New York and six other states said on Thursday
that they would work jointly to adopt a range of measures,
including encouraging more charging stations and changing
building codes, to make it easier to own an electric car.
your father’s electric car(October 28) - There are
hysterical features Tesla makes to help drivers adjust to an
all-electric world. For instance, in a normal car, when you
shift into drive and take your foot off the brake, the car
creeps forward. But in an electric car, there’s no reason
for the motor to turn unless you touch the accelerator. So
in the settings menu on the touchscreen, there’s an option
“Creep: On/Off.” Handy for the drive-through at McDonalds.
WHY ELECTRIC VEHICLES HAVE STALLED(October 28) - In
recent years, our collective attention has turned to
electric vehicles powered by batteries instead of fuel. In
2009, the Obama Administration handed out two billion
dollars in Department of Energy grants to companies
developing battery-powered electric vehicles and the
components that run them. Alternative-vehicle proponents
gushed about the imminent widespread adoption of the
technology, and investors followed. Better Place, an
electric-vehicle-infrastructure company founded by a former
software executive, raised nearly a billion dollars in
private capital to build a network of battery-swapping
Electric Cars Pros and Cons(October 28) - Like
almost anything in life, electric cars have their pros and
cons. You can expect a site like PluginCars.com to generally
promote EVs as having, on balance, a lot more benefits than
shortcomings—but that doesn’t mean we can’t offer an honest
assessment of the pros and cons of cars that use electricity
rather than petroleum. Here it is, short and sweet.
World's Fastest Electric Street
Motorcycle - 218 MPH+
What are the Tax Credits for Electric and Plugin Hybrids
Federal Tax Credit for Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles (EVs) purchased in or after 2010 may
be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to
$7,500. The credit amount will vary based on the
capacity of the battery used to fuel the vehicle.This
credit replaces an earlier credit for EVs purchased in
2009. Small neighborhood electric vehicles do not
qualify for this credit.
Cars in Production
Electric Cars, NEVs in production and future models
AC Propulsion builds the 2010 electric car called the
eBox by converting a Scion xB 5-speed to electric power.
The gasoline Scion xB costs less than $15,000
well-equipped (very reasonable considering the
Scion tC starts at $19,305) and weighs less than
is a neighborhood vehicle (NV), which means it has four
wheels and weighs less than 2500 lbs. It runs on the
same standard electricity you use to operate your
household appliances. Think of it as juice to go.
Kurrent is not just a new car – it’s a whole new way to
get where you’re going.Kurrent, when fully charged, will
travel 35-40 miles at a constant speed of 25 miles per
The Arcimoto Pulse has 100%
electric drivetrain, three-wheeled tandem design,
multiple range options, multiple exterior and interior options
including A/C, stereo, power locks/windows, GPS. Range 40-100 miles.
Bigman Electric Vehicle
"Bigman" is a five passenger zero-emissions electric
vehicle traveling up to 25 miles per hour. Its DC 48
Volt connected to a standard 110 outlet charger,
requires a charging time of only 10 hours and zooms up
to 75 miles between charges - a proven test
BYD e6 Electric Car
The pure-electric e6 features BYD's revolutionary
battery technology - what we call the Fe battery. The
range per charge is expected to be a remarkable 250
miles. Performance is surprisingly brisk, with 0-60mph
acceleration in less than 8 seconds and a projected top
speed of 100mph.
Dynasty Electric Car Corporation
Dynasty Electric Car Corporation designs, manufacturer
and markets zero emission, electric Low Speed Vehicles
(LSV's) for urban, recreational and light commercial
markets such as planned and gated communities,
destination resorts, industrial complexes and
The Fisker Karma will
offer consumers the ability to drive the car emission
free for up to 50 miles a day, provided the car is
charged every evening. It's feasible that if consumers
follow this daily routine, they will only need to fuel
the car but once a year. This means it will not only cut
down on pollution and global warming, but on a
consumer’s gasoline budget as well.
Ford Electric Transit
If an electric passenger car is good, an electric people
mover is even better. Ford Motor Company on Monday
announced plans to bring an all-electric version of the
2010 Transit Connect to the North American market in
addition to its 2.0 liter gasoline-powered model.
From its seating for four to a variety of vehicle
options. Add one of the three optional, interchangable
carriers for exceptional functionality. The GEM e4
features a sunroof and six 12-V flooded electrolyte
batteries for a range of up to 30 miles on a charge.
What does 170 miles per hour on the road sound
like? Again silence... as you press down on the pedal and accelerate
to 60 mph in just over three seconds, pushing faster and faster
until that boom you hear is actually your heart catching up. That's
the power of the Inizio, the world's fastest all-electric supercar.
The Lightning Car Company is developing of a range of
700 bhp Lightning electric cars, for the first time
genuinely harnessing electric motive power and uniting
it with class-leading sports car design, engineering and
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell
Power for the E-Cell will be provided by four electric
motors – all located at the rear of the vehicle – that
are capable of revving to 12,000rpm. Power for the setup
totals 525 hp and 649 lb-ft of torque, zero-to-62 time
of just 4 seconds.
With its mono-volume design, Porter Fontana grants the
best results of versatility and driving controllability.
For persons transport with 6 seats, Porter Fontana
represents the best answer to present-day problems of
city mobility thanks to its lowest cost of maintenance
and the absence of gas and acoustic emissions.
Miles Electric Vehicles is a manufacturer and
distributor of full electric vehicles manufactured in
China to meet international car safety standards. MILES
was recently given the "Electric Car Company of 2007"
award by Good Clean Tech.
Mini Cooper - Electric Mini E
BMW is getting on the electric-car bandwagon with what
may be the most stylish alternative-fuel vehicle to
date, The Mini Cooper E plug-in is available in a
limited rollout of 500 cars in New York, New Jersey, and
Phoenix Motorcars announced that it was on the road to
producing over 500 Phoenix Sport Utility Trucks
featuring more compact packaging of the Altairnano
Nanosafe battery than originally projected.With a peak
power output of 200 kW and low manufacturing cost
The REVA is designed for city
commuters across the globe, for an economical and
pollution free driving experience. It is designed for
low speed, congested, urban conditions. Being efficient
and cost-effective, the REVA has the lowest running cost
in the world!