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Mini Scooter e Concept

Posted: November 9th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: marcus dangerfield, michael silverman, mini, mini scooter e | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Mini Scooter e Concept

Mini Cooper look out – your lil sister is after the limelight. The Mini Scooter E was unveiled yesterday. This way to cute electric scooter was designed by BMW director of design Adrian Van Hooydonk & will make its official debut at the end of the month. The scooter charges through a plug-in system and features a docking station for smartphones which also serves as the key to start the engine. special software on the device then acts as a GPS system for the scooter and also notifies users when other mini scooter riders are nearby. 3 models of the scooter e will be released with the other two to be seen at the upcoming paris auto show. Read the full article »»»»

Bright Spark Mercedes A-Class Electric

Posted: November 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: electric car, mercedes benz, michael silverman | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Bright Spark Mercedes A-Class Electric

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 B-Class F-Cell.
The five-passenger E-Cell family vehicle has an estimated driving range of more than 200 kilometers (about 125 miles). Production of the zero-emissions vehicle required only minimal design changes to the base A-Class lineup, mainly a new cargo space in the floor to hold the vehicle’s lithium-ion batteries. Read the full article »»»»

It's Electric

Posted: November 6th, 2010 | Author: | 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 »»»»

New Auto Marketing Award | Nielsen Wire

Posted: November 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: michael silverman | Tags: | Comments Off on New Auto Marketing Award | Nielsen Wire

Nielsen Goes Green With New Auto Marketing Award | Nielsen Wire

Lois Miller, President, Automotive unit, The Nielsen Company
Marketing around “green” vehicles continues to be an important factor in driving sales for the auto category. In a recent  study of more than 1,700 U.S. consumers and their electric vehicle purchase consideration, Nielsen saw that seven  out of 10 U.S. consumers would consider purchasing an electric vehicle, and 63 percent would consider them for their positive environmental impact. However, price continues to be a barrier with only 35 percent saying they would pay more for these vehicles. Also, looking at online discussion (“buzz”) about EVs, consumers still often mention anxiety about how far these vehicles can go on a charge. With the current limited availability of charging stations, some question the wide-spread use of a car that needs to be charged frequently. Read the full article »»»»

Electric DeLorean Goes 'Back To The Future'

Posted: October 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: michael silverman | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Electric DeLorean Goes 'Back To The Future'

The legendary car from the ’80s movie is ”electrified” and takes a spin through Italy.

Wired magazine’s Italy edition has taken its DeLorean DMC-12 into the future.
The conversion of the legendary vehicle, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Back to the Future film, was started several weeks ago as a way to honor the movie and to get people talking about future energy sources. Read the full article »»»»