Monday, November 12, 2012

Electric cars

  • Study: Electric-cars won't make a big impact until prices fall

    Sales of plug-in hybrid, electric cars and hybrid vehicles in the United States are rising but according to a new study by J.D.

  • BMW Exec Reaffirms Commitment To Plug-In Cars

    That development will go into BMW i's first two products, the i3 urban electric car, and the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car.

  • Those Sexy Electric Cars

    Researchers from the University of Michigan said this week that the crop of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. in October are the most efficient ever to hit American roads.

  • Fleets Vital to China's Electric Car Revolution

    Struggling electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD got a major boost last week when Beijing announced an innovative new plan to stimulate an anemic industry whose sales have failed to take off despite generous government support.

  • Car Sharing: The Job For Which Electric Cars Are Already Perfect

    Short range is little issue on a car which may only be used for a few miles at a time. Cities with electric car-sharing schemes benefit from investment by those companies to install charging points too--so finding a plug is rarely an issue.

  • Oklahoma City adds electric cars to fleet

    Oklahoma City has added two electric cars to its fleet in an attempt to cut down on fuel costs. The city has its own charging station soon to go live near the Civic Center Music Hall downtown, and charging stations for the public could be installed ...

  • San Francisco aims for electric vehicle leadership

    In late September, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee stood on a stage in Justin Herman Plaza in front of a hundred or so electric vehicle enthusiasts and predicted that the San Francisco Giants would make the Major League baseball playoffs and that the Bay ...

  • Ford Triples Dealers Who Can Sell Electric, Plug-In Hybrids

    In case you haven't noticed, there's a hybrid, plug-in and all-electric vehicle war raging in the U.S. new car market right now and Ford is one of the parties engaged in it.

  • Barriers Need Fixing Before EV's Take Off

    The bad news for automakers putting marketing muscle behind electric vehicles (EVs) is that they won't be more than a sliver of the U.S.

  • Is an Electric Pickup in Our Future?

    It wasn't that long ago when the idea of fully electric cars had some pundits saying it would never happen, but they are here.

  • The Truth About Electric Cars

    "How can you say you're a supporter of electric cars when you predict only 1% market penetration by 2020?" This was a question I was asked during a recent alternative energy finance meeting I attended.

  • The Most Successful Electric Car Cities (+ Infographic)

    Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular, as people and cities all over the world have started recognizing their advantages and introducing initiatives to promote the use of the plug-in transport option.

  • 'Fast charger' refuels electric cars in a quick 90 minutes

    What's 90 minutes? A movie, a soccer game, a load of laundry? In that same time, a "fast charger" unveiled this week by Volvo could fully juice up your electric vehicle. For those who don't know, charge time of all-electric vehicles can be a ...

  • Madtown Munchies adds electric car to its emissions-free delivery 'fleet'

    The one catch with using an electric vehicle, of course, is keeping it charged. The Leaf can go about 110 miles per charge, good for about three days of deliveries.

  • Firefighters prepare for electric car fires

    Firefighters from all over the state came to Meridian Saturday to learn about the dangers from fires involving electric cars. Small logos are the only things that make electric cars look different than other cars on the road. But for first responders ...

  • 2013 Tesla Model S

    Range anxiety, safety, complexity--there are a lot of concerns for the average car buyer when it comes to electric cars. Ultimately, those concerns all come down to a simple lack of familiarity--at least with the Tesla [NASDQ: TSLA] Model S. Buyers in ...

  • McLaren backs electric Grand Prix venture

    SRT chief executive Frederic Vasseur said: "Sport and society are evolving and Spark Racing Technology is proud to be the pioneer and leader in the new field of electric cars that will revolutionize the motor racing industry and attitude." The Formula ...

  • Toyota the juggernaut of hybrids with 4.6 million sold

    Toyota, focused mostly on a green car strategy that favors hybrids over electric cars, has without a doubt become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the hybrid world with vehicles like the Prius.

  • How Improved Batteries Will Make Electric Vehicles Competitive

    There are plenty of reasons why electric cars aren't catching on, but one problem is certain: the batteries cost far too much.

  • Electric vehicle prices must fall for sales to take off -study

    DETROIT Nov 8 (Reuters) - U.S. sales of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles are rising, but they won't gain real traction until manufacturers lower prices and demonstrate clear economic benefits, market researcher J.D.

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