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Germany Wants 1,000,000 EVs On The Road By 2020

Germany Wants 1,000,000 EVs On The Road By 2020

Germany has set a goal of putting 1,000,000 electric vehicles on its roadways by the year 2020, and Chancellor Angela Merkel is putting together a plan to make that happen. The plan relies on financial incentives to both manufacturers and consumers, which would begin rolling out in the 2012... read more

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Tesla Roadster

Tesla Turns A Corner -- And A Profit

Tesla Motors -- the flashy electric automaker capable of evoking schadenfreude in even the most enthusiastic EV fan -- met two major milestones in July: the company sold a... read more August 10, 2009 by  6


 
BMW Z Vision concept

Spotted: BMW Z Vision Concept

At the Geneva Motor Show in 2008, BMW unveiled the X5 EfficientDynamics concept, a hybrid diesel variant of the BMW X5 luxury SUV. Last week, BMW announced that it's bringing... read more August 6, 2009 by  0


 
Jesse James with hydrogen land-speed record contender, by Spencer Weiner - Los Angeles Times

B-List Star-Mechanic Mouths Off: Jesse James On Green-Car Tech

We always liked watching Jesse James on "Monster Garage." He was quiet, and usually brought a needed touch of reality to the hype, jumpy editing, and quick-and-dirty projects... read more August 6, 2009 by  2


 
Renault Twingo

Renault Helps Mercedes On New Smart, Plans Return To U.S.

No one can deny that French automaker Renault is on the move these days. In addition to its work with Nissan on electric vehicles, the company is in talks with Mercedes-Benz... read more August 4, 2009 by  0


 
toyota-iq

Revamped Toyota iQ To Be Company's First Fully Electric Car

Toyota's iQ is a popular guy these days. A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that the iQ will serve as the base for Aston Martin's first foray into the citycar segment. (In... read more July 29, 2009 by  0


 
Teaser image of Nissan EV

Nissan Relies On Subsidies For EV Profitability; Releases First EV Teaser

Nissan has garnered a lot of headlines in the past few months -- largely because of its buzz-worthy EV project. You might recall that Nissan recently received a $1.6 billion... read more July 28, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Fisker Karma

2010 Fisker Karma To Make Track Debut At Monterey Historics

Fisker Automotive will show its Karma Plug-In Hybrid sedan driving under its own power for the first time—on a racetrack. The powertrain debut will be more than a... read more July 24, 2009 by  0


 
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: First Photo, Going Electric Too?

Who says the new age of electric vehicles won't be any fun? According to AutoWeek, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG gullwing supercar will get in on the green action with a... read more July 10, 2009 by  0


 
China 3

Detroit Electric Holdings And Dongfeng Ink Partnership To Develop EVs in China

The American marketplace may be sluggish right now, but manufacturers and investors are betting big on China. Not only is there a fair amount of money floating around that... read more June 19, 2009 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2013 Tesla Model S [photo: David Noland]

Car-Charging Start-Up Sparks Interest

From Elon Musk to Bob Lutz, many folks are amped about electric vehicles. Unfortunately, there are still lots of hurdles preventing EVs from becoming attractive to mainstream... read more June 17, 2009 by  3


 
Jay Leno rides the Zero S electric motorcycle

Video: Jay Leno And The Zen of Zero S Electric Motorcycle Maintenance

A couple of months ago, we posted video footage from a 24-hour race of electric motorcycles made by California-based Zero Motorcycles. And while we loved the concept of the... read more June 15, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Mazda3 MPS

Mazda Zoom-Zooms Down The Hybrid Road

It's been a strange year for Mazda--at least on the drivetrain front. Last summer, rumors circulated about the company's top-secret "Volt-killer": a hybrid vehicle with a... read more June 12, 2009 by  0


 
Jeep American Flag

'Buy American' Provision To Boost U.S. Development Of Electric Vehicles

You may recall that there's a mammoth bill on energy policy in the works, and that in addition to the fairly contentious regulations put forward in the American Clean Energy... read more June 8, 2009 by  2


 
2008 Prius Plug-in Hybrid prototype

Toyota Hit Hardest By New California Emissions Standards

Yesterday, Toyota announced that it will launch a fleet of plug-in hybrids later in 2009. The company's timing couldn't have been better. California's new emissions... read more June 5, 2009 by  0


 
2009 WheeGo Whip

Review: 2009 WheeGo Whip NEV -- Challenge To Smart ForTwo?

So why is TheCarConnection.com (emphasis on CAR) reviewing a neighborhood electric vehicle? Valid question. Answer: Because WheeGo has told us that their 2009 Whip NEV will... read more June 5, 2009 by  2


 
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