Jun
10

Tesla hints at solar-assisted electric car charging

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During a annual shareholder’s meeting Tesla hinted at a new proprietary supercharger that could possibly be connected to an array of solar panels. Charging connector standards are still up in the air with all types of new charging technologies on the horizon. read more

May
29

A Few Safety Tips for Electric Cars

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Electric Car Safety
A brief history…

Believe it not, the electric car is not as new as some people might think. It has in fact been in existence since the 1830s, when a Dutch inventor named Sibrandus Stratingh introduced the world to his “electromagnetic cart”. Although this primitive vehicle is pretty far removed from what we would now come to recognise as an electric car, it did pave the way for its modern counterpart. read more

Mar
9

Electric car with Modules?

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Are you afraid that your new, cool electric car will be obsolete next month? With new battery technologies coming out every week it’s no surprise that potential buyers get cold feet over this thought. Not to worry! If rinspeed has it’s way your car will be the upgradable car of the future. Based on plug-in modules with two wheels you can add an extra extended range battery, gas powered generator, CNG generator,  read more

Mar
6

BMW Plans to Release Electric i3 in 2013

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BMW has developed a new electric car prototype called ActiveE. ActiveE has the ability to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a little under ten seconds. Additionally, this new BMW electric car prototype can go around 100 miles in between charges, thanks to its powerful lithium ion batteries. BMW will be showcasing its ActiveE car in South Carolina later this week at the International Electric Vehicle Conference. According to BMW, the electric car technology used in ActiveE will be the basis of their new BMW i3 luxury electric vehicle. BMW plans to release the i3 sometime in late 2013. read more

Apr
3

Georgia Tech unveil Solar powered Audi-TT

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The world solar challenge in Australia is about to get more sexy with the entry of a solar powered Audi TT courtesy of a team of students at Georgia Tech. The car has 2 separate battery packs one powering the car to a 70 mile range and the other pack powering brakes, windows & steering. We look forward to seeing more audi’s converted to electric in the name of tech and solar. Good Luck Georgia Tech! read more

Apr
3

EcoMove QBEAK goes for a test drive

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The QBEAK by ECOmove goes for a test drive in this video. In size it is very similar a smart car. The design is a novel concept. It has a modular frame layout that will allow for multiple designs, a Hub-motor system (in wheel motor) and an energy module system that can accept up to 6 different modules. The body is made up of light weight recycled composite materials and even has electric sliding doors! The topless feature makes it sexy and appealing making us want it even more. Will it be available in the U.S.? We don’t know yet but if it is we’ll let you know. Check out the video read more

Apr
2

Delta EV Coupe goes for a test drive

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The Delta E4 gets a test drive by the Fully Charged show by Llewellyn and Nick Carpenter. The carbon fiber body E4 has an amazing 250 mile range per charge which is unheard of in today’s production ev’s. Delta a british based company was a competitor in the Automotive X-prize competition.  Check out the video read more

Apr
1

Tesla Sues BBC’s Top Gear

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In some comical news Tesla is suing BBC’s Top Gear over an episode  called ‘the ultimate test for an electric car’ where a Tesla roadster was pitted against its nearest cousin the lotus elise. In the episode top gear shows the Tesla dramatically slowing down during a speed test and having to be pushed into the garage for charging. Tesla says these scenes were faked and were staged to damage Tesla’s reputation. Is big oil in bed with BBC? Watch Video read more

Mar
31

Israel gets EV Battery Swap Stations

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Israel the place of some of the world’s best innovation is getting it’s first better place battery swap stations. Looking more like a car wash the battery replacement system employs robots to swap out your battery and is completely invisible to the driver. The system currently works on the Renault Fluence and the process requires one swipe of an RFID card and 3 minutes of your time and your back off to your daily errands. Check out the video by clicking ‘Read More’ read more

Mar
28

Volvo C30 undergoes frigid testing

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In order to be a true Volvo it not only must be crash tested but also tested by the elements and what not a better test than taking it up to the arctic circle where temperatures drop down to -30C! In order to endure the sub zero temperatures the Volvo C30 Electric has 3 climate control systems including an ethanol-based heater. This keeps the batteries and it’s occupants cozy warm even in the coldest of weather. read more