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Mitsubishi May Offer Gas-Powered i-Miev To U.S. Buyers

Mitsubishi May Offer Gas-Powered i-Miev To U.S. Buyers

Back in June, Mitsubishi unveiled the production version of its i-MiEV battery electric vehicle. The curious-looking five-door hatch went on sale in Japan six weeks later at a retail cost of ¥3 million ($33,800). It runs off a 16 kWh lithium ion battery, which powers an electric motor for about... read more

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2009 MINI E

The MINI E Isn't Quite Ready For Its Close-Up

Results from field tests of the MINI E have finally come in, and sadly, the EV didn't exactly pass with flying colors. Aside from braking, handling, and other problems that... read more November 13, 2009 by  0


 
From Renault's Zero Emissions Magazine #1

Renault's Sustainable-Mobility.Org Touts Zero-Emissions Tech

In America, we tend to think of Renault as that wacky French outfit responsible for the Le Car craze of the 1970s and 80s. But in fact, the company has been doing some very... read more November 12, 2009 by  0


 
Chrysler ENVI Vehicles

Chrysler Retools Its EV Program, Possibly For The Better

Last week, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled the company's five-year recovery plan. This week, we've received details about Chrysler's electric vehicle program, which... read more November 10, 2009 by  1


 
Ontario green license plate for hybrids and EVs

Ontario Goes Green With New Plates, HOV Perks

High Occupancy Vehicle lanes help reduce traffic congestion by encouraging carpools. In states like California and Virginia, they're also used as incentives for green car... read more November 3, 2009 by  0


 
Nissan President and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn

Nissan 'Not Intending To Play A Leadership Role In Hybrids'

Speaking of the Tokyo Motor Show, hybrid vehicles, and executive pronouncements, Nissan's head honcho, Carlos Ghosn, has made some interesting statements about Nissan's... read more October 23, 2009 by  0


 
Honday EV-N concept [video screencap]

2009 Toyko Motor Show: Honda's EV-N Minicar Concept Video

The 2009 Tokyo Motor Show kicks off today, and even though the event will be much smaller than it's been in recent years, there's already some fun stuff on view. Take, for... read more October 21, 2009 by  1


 
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Honda Officially Considering Battery Electric Vehicle

Back in August, Viknesh Vijayenthiran reported on rumors that Honda would launch a zero-emission battery electric vehicle in the US by 2015. The vehicle in question was... read more October 20, 2009 by  10


 
Wireless EV charging demo from Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr

Turning Roadways Into Range-Extenders For EVs

Wireless charging has become fairly commonplace for cell phones and other handheld devices (even backpacks can do it), and now, that same technology may be coming to the aid... read more October 8, 2009 by  0


 
Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid

Mazda Raises $1 Billion For Zoom-Zoomin' Hybrids

In January, Mazda North America president Jim O'Sullivan said, "We will not go somewhere unless it's 'zoom-zoom'" -- by which he meant that Mazda would stick with combustion... read more October 5, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Audi R8 e-Tron Concept

Audi E-Tron Concept EV Confirmed For Development

The Volkswagen family is growing by leaps and bounds today. Not only is Porsche planning to expand its lineup to include a "bottom-of-the-range" vehicle priced... read more October 5, 2009 by  0


 
Aptera 2e leak

Aptera 2e: On-Track For October, Official Shot Leaked

We haven't heard much from Aptera for a while -- at least, not since Jay Leno gave the company's 2e prototype a test run on LA's freeways. But despite the lack of updates... read more September 28, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Volvo V70 Plug-in Hybrid Demonstrator

Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy, Step Up To The EV Plate

The American South may not be the first place you think of when it comes to EVs, but two Southern utility companies -- Florida Power & Light and Duke Energy -- have both... read more September 28, 2009 by  0


 
Renault Fluence EZ concept, 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show

Better Place Sets Goal Of 100,000 EVs By 2016

Better Place has never been afraid of thinking big. Heck, the company's basic premise -- that electric vehicles can be built with easily swappable batteries -- is one of the... read more September 22, 2009 by  1


 
2009 Volkswagen E-up! Concept

Volkswagen Working On Electric Vehicles For American Market

Volkswagen gave us a preview of its first series electric vehicle at last week’s 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show, where the company also confirmed that the first cars will be... read more September 21, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Volvo C30

Volvo Working On Another EV (For Real This Time)

Yesterday we broke the news that Volvo is launching a fully electric vehicle next month. And although that's technically true, the news probably isn't very interesting to car... read more September 18, 2009 by  0


 

 
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