Posted: October 1st, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Auto News, Blip, Citreon, concept, Concept Car, Concept Vehicle, design, ecodriver, electric, electric car, Frankfurt Motor Show, Green Motoring, Grilled, M.Aaron Silverman, Peugeot, PSA | Tags: 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Citreon, City Light Electric Vehicle, concept, Concept Car, Electric Vehicle, Peugeot, PSA, VeLV | Comments Off on PSA Peugeot-Citreon VeLV
Peugeot, hmmm, they’ve always made a decent enough Looking automobile, a little lacking perhaps on the reliability front – Peugeot Drivers Be Quiet, servicing your car EVERY month isn’t normal – aside from that little nugget, if don’t fit into a slimline blue pencil skirt or loafers and cardigans, they’ve never really been inspiring. Adding to that image, Peugeot has released pix of it’s latest concept, the VeLV.
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Posted: April 19th, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: electric car | Tags: nismo leaf, nissan | Comments Off on LEAF Gets Liftoff
Nissan has called on its motorsport division NISMO to help give its all-electric LEAF some serious street cred. The result is the new LEAF NISMO RC, and despite the fact it’s unlikely to be banging panels on the racetrack in the near future, Nissan says it’s been designed and constructed as a real race machine. By cutting the weight and giving it a new aerodynamic body the NISMO RC makes 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.85 seconds on its way to a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph).
Although it shares moniker and sports the same the same lithium-ion battery powertrain as the LEAF, that’s pretty much where the similarities between the two vehicles end, with the NISMO RC doing away with the rear doors, rear seat, trunk, audio system, navigation, carpeting and other creature comforts found in its mass-produced cousin. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 6th, 2010 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: electric car, forbes, michael silverman | Comments Off on It's Electric
Five points to clear up some of the misinformation about the new electric car.
The Chevy Volt is generating a lot of interest, and no wonder. GM has often been content to follow the trends, and it’s suddenly coming out with a car that’s far ahead of the pack. By all means visit your local GM dealer (soon to have solar electric vehicle charging) and kick the tires, but here are some critical facts to remember:
1. It’s not all-electric. There was a big hoopla on the Web about this, with angry bloggers saying that GM had “lied” when it said that the car is all-electric, all the time. It’s really a tempest in an oil can. At 70 mph, with the battery power depleted, the gas engine drives the wheels. In all other circumstances, including the first 25 to 50 miles, it is always electric. GM, which was trying to protect a trade secret, shouldn’t have been so insistent about the car being 100% electric, but its choice in this case makes sense and improves its overall sustainability. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 22nd, 2010 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Auto News, Eco Driver, electric car, Green Motoring, Grilled, hybrid, mercedes benz, Motoring News, plugin | Tags: A-Class E-Cell, hybrid, mercedes benz, Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell, SmartCharge Communication | Comments Off on Mercedes-Benz's Easy E-Cell
This electric vehicle’s design is based on the automaker’s A-Class lineup.
Europe will be getting yet another new electric vehicle courtesy of Mercedes-Benz. Daimler announced that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell electric passenger car is under production at the company’s Rastatt plant in Germany. The new vehicle will be Daimler’s third electric vehicle following in the footsteps of the smart electric drive and the A-Class E-Cell. Read the full article »»»»