Ford Fusion Energi Earns Top Vehicle Safety Rating from NHTSA
DEARBORN, Mich. - May 20, 2013 – The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi has earned the highest possible “five-star” Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The five-star rating is the U.S. Government’s highest-possible safety rating and is determined...
Lexus Launches New 'IS' Lineup in Japan
Redesigned Sports Sedan Takes Driving Enjoyment to New Level Toyota City, Japan - May 16, 2013 - Lexus is rolling out its new "IS" sports sedan lineup today with the Japan-wide launch of the redesigned "IS 350" and "IS 250", and the introduction of the "IS 300h" hybrid to the...
Level 1 Charge Vs. Level 2 Charge with ClipperCreek LCS-25
May 16, 2013 - We are often asked how long it takes to charge a plug in vehicle at Level 2 charging (208/240V) versus Level 1 charging (120V). Here is the answer! The chart below lists a variety of different types of battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles along with...
Nissan LEAF Crosses 25,000 U.S. Sales Milestone
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - May 15, 2013 - After the all-electric Nissan LEAF's best sales month ever in March and a 423.5 percent year-over-year sales increase in April, Nissan LEAF continues to make history by crossing the 25,000 sales threshold, reinforcing LEAF's position as the world's...
Powin, EV4 Oregon, and OpConnect Partner to Launch Charging Stations
May 13, 2013 - A Tualatin energy company has completed the two charging stations it promised in an arrangement with two Oregon electric vehicle supplier mainstays. Powin Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Powin Corp. (OTC QB: PWON), completed the work on the quick charge stations with EV4...
ELECTROVAYA STARTS DELIVERY OF LITHIUM ION SUPERPOLYMER® 2.0
Electrovaya’s fast-track development team completes the design, build and test of a new automotive battery system in four months. TORONTO, Ontario – May 8, 2013 – Electrovaya Inc. (TSX: EFL) announced that it has started the delivery of automotive electric vehicle...
Nissan LEAF Earns "Top Safety Pick" from IIHS
Nissan LEAF joins the Nissan Altima and Infiniti M as Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 2013 Top Safety Picks NASHVILLE, Tenn. - May 7, 2013 - Now in its third model year, the highly innovative, industry-leading Nissan LEAF pure electric vehicle added another award to...
TMC Installs Electric Mobility Sharing Station at
Toyota City, Japan, - May 7, 2013 - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that it has installed a Smart Mobility Park electric mobility charging station at Toyota Ecoful Town, its low-carbon society model district located in Toyota City. Toyota is a member of...
MEDIA ADVISORY | TESLA MOTORS ANNOUNCEMENT
PALO ALTO, Calif. - May 2, 2013 - Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) will hold a conference call on May 3, 2013 at 10:30 AM Pacific Time (1:30 PM Eastern Time) for members of the media, to make an announcement. Following remarks from Elon Musk, Tesla Motors co-founder and CEO, media is invited...
GM is First Automaker to Sign ‘Climate Declaration’
DETROIT - May 1, 2013 - General Motors is the first automaker among 40 major U.S. companies to sign a “Climate Declaration,” collectively asserting that responding to climate change is good business. General Motors Co. is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation...
MEDIA ADVISORY | TESLA MOTORS ANNOUNCEMENT
PALO ALTO, Calif. - April 26, 2013 - Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) will hold a conference call on April 26, 2013 at 10:30 AM Pacific Time (1:30pm Eastern Time) for members of the media, to make an announcement about Tesla Service. Following remarks from Elon Musk, Tesla Motors co-founder...
Chevrolet Spark Most Efficient U.S. Retail Electric Vehicle
Electric range EPA estimated at 82 miles NEW YORK - April 24, 2013 - The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV is the industry benchmark in retail electric vehicle efficiency with a combined city/highway EPA estimated range of 82 miles when fully charged and an EPA-estimated...
The Cégep de Jonquière joins the Electric Circuit
Montréal - April 23, 2013 - The founding partners of the Electric Circuit—Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec—are pleased to confirm the signature of a partnership agreement with the Cégep de Jonquière to install a...
A Taste of Shanghai: Concepts, EVs, Crowds
SHANGHAI - April 22, 2013 - Automakers are offering a cornucopia of choice for Chinese consumers and enthusiasts at Asia's top auto show in Shanghai. Nissan is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) http://www.electricdrive.org/ For Nissan,...
Nissan, New York City Launch LEAF Electric Vehicle Taxi Pilot
New York - April 22, 2013 - To celebrate Earth Day, Nissan and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today launched a new electric vehicle taxi pilot with the world's best-selling electric car, Nissan LEAF. This pilot program, which puts six LEAF taxis into service beginning this spring, will...
Home Is Where the Hybrid Is: KB Home Features Ford’s MyEnergi Lifestyle
DEARBORN, Mich. & SAN DIEGO - April 19, 2013 - Ford Motor Company and KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announce that products from the Ford-led initiative MyEnergi Lifestyle® will be featured in the homebuilder’s ZeroHouse 2.0 model home in San Marcos, Calif., and potentially in additional KB...
GM Recognized for Mitigating its Climate Impact
DETROIT - April 19, 2013 - General Motors’ demonstrated commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and mitigating climate impact is being recognized by the nonprofit American Carbon Registry. General Motors Co. is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association...
WORLD'S FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC CAR FERRY POWERED BY ELECTROVAYA'S
EMERGING FAST GROWING DEMAND FOR GREEN MARITIME TRANSPORTATION Toronto, Ontario - April 18, 2013 - Electrovaya today announced that it has secured, in conjunction with its subsidiary, Miljøbil Grenland AS (Miljøbil) in Norway, an order for a large Lithium Ion battery...
ELECTROVAYA LAUNCHES THE NEW GENERATION OF LITHIUM ION
SuperPolymer® 2.0 SYSTEM, A QUANTUM ADVANCE IN ELECTROVAYA’S PROPRIETARY BATTERY TECHNOLOGY Toronto, Ontario – April 17, 2013 - Electrovaya, the leading designer and manufacturer of lithium ion battery systems, launches its new generation of lithium ion battery...
Worldwide Sales of TMC Hybrids Top 5 Million Units
Toyota City, Japan - April 17, 2013 - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that cumulative global sales of its hybrid vehicles topped the 5 million unit mark as of March 31, 2013, reaching 5.125 million units. Toyota is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association...
Spark EV Electric Motor Manufacturing Begins in Baltimore
GM is first domestic automaker to build electric motors and drive units in United States WHITE MARSH, Md. - April 16, 2013 - Until now, electric motors and drive units – the heart and soul of electric vehicles – have been mostly imports. General Motors today commemorated becoming...
Protean Electric Unveils Production In-Wheel Electric Drive System
DETROIT - April 16, 2013 - Protean Electric, the global leader of advanced in-wheel electric drive, today announces the debut of its production in-wheel motor at the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress. Protean Electric is a member of the Electric Drive...
smart Goes on Tour with New Electric Drive
MONTVALE, NJ - April 15, 2013 - smart, the iconic microcar, hits the road on an eleven-city tour bringing the all-new smart electric drive to eco-minded urbanites across the country. Each stop on the tour offers an opportunity to drive the most affordable electric vehicle on the market, with...
Cadillac ELR Puts Energy Control at Driver’s Fingertips
Luxury coupe’s Regen on Demand redefines the role of paddle shifters DETROIT - April 12, 2013 - Paddle shifters take on new meaning in the Cadillac ELR, the brand’s first electric vehicle with extended range capability that goes on sale in early 2014. ...
Nissan LEAF Sales Booming in Norway and Other Nordic Countries
NORWAY - April 9, 2013 - No country has sold more Nissan LEAF models per capita than Norway, with the world's first mass production electric vehicle taking 1.7 percent of all vehicle sales in 2012, its first full year on sale. Nissan is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation...
ECOTALITY AND KROGER ANNOUNCE EXPANSION OF EV PARTNERSHIP
Expanded partnership brings charging stations to Kroger stores in several key markets across the country San Francisco and Cincinnati - Monday, April 8, 2013 - ECOtality, Inc., a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies (NASDAQ:ECTY), and The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR)...
Volt owners exceeding EPA electric-driving estimate
150 million combined electric miles equivalent of trip from Earth to Mars
DETROIT - April 3, 2013 - Chevrolet Volt owners are consistently achieving the published EPA-estimated mileage of 98 MPGe gasoline-free miles, and many are even exceeding it. Their experience contributes...
Work Truck Show 2013 Green Award Goes to Odyne Systems
Odyne Receives 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show Green Award for Unique New Walk-In Van Hybrid Power Application.
Waukesha, WI, - April 2, 2013 – Odyne Systems, LLC has won The Work Truck Show® 2013 Green Award for an advanced hybrid commercial vehicle it...
TESLA MODEL S SALES EXCEED TARGET
PROFITABILITY GUIDANCE AMENDED UPWARD; 40 KWH BATTERY CANCELLED
MARCH 31, 2013 - Tesla Motors announced today that sales of its Model S vehicle exceeded the target provided in the mid-February shareholder letter. As customers who note their Model S serial number this weekend will...
Work Truck Show 2013 Green Award Goes to Odyne Systems
Waukesha, WI - March 27, 2013 - Odyne Systems, LLC, has won The Work Truck Show® 2013 Green Award for an advanced hybrid commercial vehicle it developed with ComEd (Chicago, IL).
Odyne is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) www.electricdrive.org...
Fuji Electric Begins U.S. Production of EV Charging Stations
Edison, N.J., - March 26, 2013 - Fuji Electric Corp. of America has announced that U.S. production of their UL-Certified DC Quick Chargers for Electric Vehicles has commenced, with the first production units shipping out of Milpitas, CA by late-March. The manufacturer’s 4th Generation...
Future Rapid Transportation System Unveiled in Bogota
Bogotá, Colombia - March 19th, 2013 - Express del Futuro, a partner-operator of Transmilenio, and BYD, are unveiling plans for an electric bus fleet in one of Colombia’s largest rapid transits at a Press Conference Tuesday 7:00AM Calle 80 # 96-91, Bogotá, Colombia. Express is the first to...
Joe Dalum Named the President of the Green Truck Association
Looks Forward to Serving the GTA in This Important Time of Green Technology Growth
Waukesha, WI, - March 13, 2013 - Joe Dalum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waukesha based Odyne Systems, LLC, a leading manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium and heavy duty...
The New E-Up
Wolfsburg, Germany - March 14, 2013 - Volkswagen is writing a new chapter in mobility in presenting its first fully electric production vehicle: the new e-up!. The four-seat car - which operates with nearly zero noise - is being shown at today's Annual Press and Investors Conference in...
ALTe Powertrain Technologies Pledges Clinton Global Initiative
CHICAGO, IL, - June 7, 2012 - ALTe Powertrain Technologies, developer of the first range-extended plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for light commercial fleet vehicle applications, today announced that it has created a Commitment to Action as part of the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI...
Drive Oregon, ODOT, and Governor’s Office team up for EV deployment
March 7, 2013 - “Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has formalized his support of the state’s pro-electric vehicle efforts. A memorandum of understanding that Kitzhaber signed Tuesday signals his further support for the new “Energizing Oregon” coalition that’s coordinating the...
Dan Akerson Speech to CERAWeek Energy Conference
HOUSTON, - March 6, 2013 - General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson spoke to the HIS CERAWeek energy conference on Wednesday. His prepared remarks follow:
General Motors is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) www.electricdrive.org...
With a New Electric Taxi Program, Rio De Janeiro Enters Zero Emissions Era
RIO DE JANEIRO - March 3, 2013 – Beginning this month, the city of Rio de Janeiro enters the zero-emission mobility era with the launch of the electric taxi program, a partnership between the Rio de Janeiro City Government, NBA and Petrobras Distribuidora. In the first phase, two Nissan LEAF...
Public Charging Stations Installed in Parking Lots at Québec Casinos
Montreal, - March 4, 2013 - The founding partners of the Electric Circuit—Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, Metro, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec—are pleased to confirm that a partnership agreement has been signed with the Société des casinos du Québec...
Yamato, Toyota, Hino Start Trials of Small Electric Truck
Companies Aim to Raise Efficiency and Cut CO2 Emissions in Delivery Business March 1, 2013 - Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. (Yamato), Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), and Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino) will begin trials using a small electric truck ("EV Truck") in Yamato delivery operations....
The Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe joins The Electric Circuit
Montréal, - February 28, 2013 - The founding partners of The Electric Circuit–Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec–are pleased to confirm the signature of a partnership agreement with the Cégep de...
Drive Oregon grants $180K to spur growth in Oregon’s EV industry
Oregon - February 28, 2013 - Drive Oregon has announced its largest round of grants yet under its year-old Matching Grant program, designed to accelerate the growth of Oregon’s electric vehicle industry. Six projects were awarded a total of $179,926: Drive Oregon is a member of...
The Bell Centre joins The Electric Circuit
Montréal - February 21, 2013 - On behalf of the founding partners of The Electric Circuit, Hydro-Québec is pleased to confirm the signature of a partnership agreement with the Bell Centre to deploy two public charging stations for electric vehicles (EV). They will be installed in its parking...
Eaton Powers Solar Carport Project
Collaboration with renewz sustainable solutions will provide clean energy for electric vehicle fleet
PITTSBURGH, PA - February 20, 2013 - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton today announced it has collaborated with renewz sustainable solutions inc., of Montreal, Canada, to install...
11 BYD e6s arrive at US
Los Angeles, CA - February 20, 2013 - Feb 19th in the morning, 11 BYD e6s arrive at US, we took the BYD ebus to pick them up. After floating on the sea for over one month, the e6s were covered by dust. But with the ebus leading ahead, 11 e6s following behind, our pure electric fleet attracted...
NASCAR Gives UPS the Green Flag in 2013
The Official Logistics Provider of NASCAR Introduces Environmental Enhancements to Its Trackside Pick-up and Delivery Operations
Atlanta, GA - February 20, 2013 - NASCAR gives UPS (NYSE: UPS) the green flag in sustainability as it upgrades its Trackside Services operation for the 2013...
Expanding Honda's Vision for Low-Carbon Living
February 20, 2013 - Today's announcement of a new partnership between Honda and SolarCity, America's largest solar power provider, is an important step forward in Honda's effort to reduce CO2 emissions that contribute to global climate change. It is also an important contribution to Honda's...
Nissan LEAF Joins the Ranks of Sydneysiders
SYDNEY, Australia - February 19, 2013 – The City of Sydney has taken delivery of 10 Nissan LEAF electric cars, the single largest order of the award-winning electric vehicles in Australia.
Nissan is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)...
Toyota Racing Reveals Updated TS030 Hybrid for 2013
February 19, 2013 - TOYOTA Racing today unveiled the revised TS030 HYBRID car which will spearhead the team's quest for victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) this season.
Toyota is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)...
Chevrolet Gets Lots of Love from Fans on Twitter
Brand has highest number of positive tweets of any automaker in past year
DETROIT – February 13, 2013 - On Valentine’s Day, people around the world celebrate the ones they love. The word ‘love’ has been used on Twitter to describe Chevrolets over 55,000 times in the past year...
Johnson Controls responds to President Obama's State of the Union Address
MILWAUKEE, February 13, 2013 -- Johnson Controls, a global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, issued the following statement today from Dave Myers, president, Johnson Controls Building Efficiency responding to President Obama's State of the Union...
Nissan Mexicana Blazes the Path for a Zero Emissions Future
MEXICO CITY - February 12, 2013 – About 70 taxi drivers in México have been driving fully electric Nissan LEAFs for more than a year now as part of a pilot program launched in 2011. The objective is to showcase the car's technology while building experience and evidence of the Nissan...
Cadillac ELR Undergoes Winter Chassis Testing
DETROIT - February 12, 2013 – Fresh off its award-winning world debut at the North American International Auto Show, the Cadillac ELR is undergoing the real-world extreme testing required to take the extended-range electric luxury coupe from auto show stage to Cadillac showrooms in...
Honda Expands Fit EV Leasing to Select East Coast Markets
The EPA-rated 118 MPGe Fit EV will be available in seven states and on both coasts
February 12, 2013 - The all-electric 2013 Honda Fit EV, first launched in California and Oregon in July 2012, is coming to select East Coast markets later this month, American Honda announced today. The Fit...
Electric Power Industry Optimistic As It Prepares for 2013
NEW YORK - February 06, 2013 - In their annual state-of-the-industry address before Wall Street, Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Thomas R. Kuhn and other members of the EEI leadership team said that the nation’s electric power industry—which is fueled by strong financial...
UPS to Rollout Fleet of Electric Vehicles in California
Marks One of the Single Largest Deployments of Zero Emission Vehicles in the World
Sacramento, CA - February 05, 2013 - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the deployment of 100 fully electric commercial vehicles that will be delivering packages around the state. Today's announcement will help...
Fuel-Efficient Ford Cars Drive January Sales Increase
Car sales up 24%, Best January sales in a decade
OAKVILLE, Ontario - February 1, 2013 — A full lineup of cars, utilities and trucks helped Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited kick off the New Year with an 8 per cent sales increase, marking its best January in 10 years. Car sales helped...
BYD Won The UAE Zayed Future Energy Finalists Award
January 31, 2013 - As the first Chinese enterprise to be given the “Large Enterprise Class Finalists Award” for the UAE Zayed Future Energy Prize, BYD emerge gradually in new energy field.
BYD is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)...
EDTA Takes U.S. Department of Energy's Workplace Charging Challenge
For Immediate Release
Washington, DC - January 31, 2013 - EDTA President Brian Wynne today appeared with Energy Secretary Stephen Chu at the Washington Auto Show, announcing that EDTA has joined other leading organizations in the electric drive industry to serve as an Ambassador for the...
Austin Energy surpasses 10,000th plug-in charge at public stations
Austin, TX - January 30, 2013 - Drivers of plug-in electric vehicles this month surpassed their 10,000th charging session using Austin Energy’s Plug-In EVerywhere network of charging stations. The 45,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity delivered through the charging sessions for all drivers...
The Renault-Nissan Alliance Joins Climate Action Group
Arnold Schwarzenegger's R20 welcomes Alliance support
The Renault-Nissan Alliance backs Vienna R20 Conference
Speakers from Renault and Nissan to address delegates
Fleet of electric vehicles on hand for participants to test
Vienna, Austria – January 29, 2013 - The...
Electric Light & Power names Southern Company Utility of the Year
ATLANTA, January 28, 2013 - Electric Light & Power magazine has designated Southern Company its Utility of the Year for the company's demonstrated leadership in the electric utility industry in 2012. Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning accepted the award...
BMW Group and TMC Deepen Collaboration by Signing Binding Agreements
Fuel Cell System, Sports Vehicle, Lightweight Technology and Lithium-air Battery Collaboration to Commence
January 24, 2013 - BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) are pursuing their successful strategic long-term cooperation in the field of sustainable mobility today by signing...
ECOtality's Minit Charger Unveils Revolutionary Minit Charger 12
New Industrial Product Launched at ProMat 2013
San Francisco – Monday, January 21, 2013 – ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today the launch of the fastest opportunity charger ever built for the material...
The Electric Circuit will expand in 2013
Montréal, January 17, 2013 - At the opening of the Montréal International Auto Show, held from January 18 to 27, 2013, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Hydro-Québec and The Electric Circuit’s founding partners presented very positive results for Québec’s and Canada’s first...
Georgia Power enables electric vehicle charging at work locations
ATLANTA, January 16, 2013 - Georgia Power is now offering workplace charging to its employees throughout the state. The program is part of ECOtality's Electric Vehicle (EV) Project – a public-private partnership with the Department of Energy that evaluates the effectiveness of EV charger...
Hertz Launches Electric Car Club For Milton Keynes
Hertz On Demand provides Nissan LEAF car share service for residents and visitors
LONDON, January 15, 2013 - The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ) has signed an all-electric car sharing partnership with Milton Keynes Council. Through the free-to-join Hertz On Demand car sharing club, local...
Electrified ELR’s Driving Experience is Pure Cadillac
Advanced suspension, propulsion systems deliver responsiveness, refinement
DETROIT, January 15, 2013 - The 2014 Cadillac ELR electrified compact luxury coupe drives with the performance-bred DNA of all the brand’s vehicles, connecting the driver to the road with responsive driving...
Johnson Controls exceeds 18 million AGM batteries
Technology helps to establish European Start-Stop vehicle market with U.S. adoption on the way
DETROIT, January 14, 2013 - Johnson Controls, Inc., today announced it has sold more than 18 million Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) batteries since the technology launched in 2001, topping 4.5 million...
Nissan Resonance Concept to Make Global Debut January 15
Franklin, TN - January 10, 2013 – The Nissan Resonance Concept makes its global debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 15th. The Resonance is the latest in a series of envelope-pushing crossover designs from Nissan, fusing bold, breakthrough styling with...
Honda to Build New 2014 Accord Hybrid in U.S.
Auto Plant in Marysville Will Expand, Add 50 Jobs
January 10, 2013 - Honda of America Mfg., Inc. announced today that it will invest $23 million and hire approximately 50 new associates at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant to add production of the new two-motor Accord Hybrid Sedan, scheduled...
Johnson Controls Research Confirms Consumers Want a Connected Car
New study indicates connectivity and safety features top list in consumer preference
Las Vegas, January 8, 2013 - Vehicle owners 1 responding to a recent online survey conducted for Johnson Controls by Harris Interactive indicate they want to use their phones and existing apps to safely...
BYD receives EU Whole Vehicle Type Approval for its pure electric bus
Rotterdam, Netherlands, January 8, 2013 - BYD announced today that its pure electric bus has received the EU’s Whole Vehicle Type Approval, WVTA for short, allowing it to sell its electric buses in all EU member states without the need for individual national approval.
Clone of Tesla Motors Model S Makes its Asian Debut in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Also Welcomes New Interactive Space
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - Tesla Motors Model S is now available for in-person customer demonstrations and test drives in Hong Kong. Model S is the world’s first premium sedan built from the ground up as an electric vehicle and has been...
Tesla Motors Wins Lawsuit Against Auto Dealers in Massachusetts
Judge Dismisses Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association Lawsuit
Friday, January 4, 2013 - Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) won dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association claiming Tesla was in violation of Massachusetts law by...
NAFTC Announces 2013 Winter/Spring Training Schedule
January 3, 2013 - This post holiday season finds the NAFTC a very busy place. We have recently completed the 2012 National AFV Day Odyssey, are preparing for training and presentations across the nation, and have developed and continue to develop new course work to reflect the rapidly changing...
2012 Toyota U.S. Year in Review
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 29, 2012 – As the U.S. auto industry heads into a new year, Toyota looks back at a tremendous year of growth and accomplishments in 2012. Here are some of the highlights:
Toyota is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)...
EEI Survey Shows Transmission and Distribution Investment
WASHINGTON - Thursday, December 20, 2012 - New survey results from Edison Electric Institute (EEI) show that shareholder-owned electric utilities and stand-alone transmission companies invested a record $30.3 billion in the nation's transmission and distribution infrastructure in...
The First Chinese Auto Co. Enjoy Import
December 19, 2012 - Recently,the first batch of three pure electric vehicles e6 have formally delivered tothe power company MEA, in Bangkok, Thailand. At the same time, BYD has alsobecome the first Chinese auto company to enter the Thai market enjoy import“zero” tariff with Form E...
Audi: full speed ahead in motorsport too
Ingolstadt, December 19, 2012 - With more than 1.34 million worldwide deliveries, Audi equaled last year’s sales record after only eleven months. And in motorsport, the brand with the four rings continues to charge full speed ahead too. The title defense in the FIA World Championship (WEC),...
Tesla Motors Sets European Pricing for Model S
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - Tesla Motors set European pricing today for its award winning Model S premium sedan. European customers will have the opportunity to choose either a 60 or 85 kWh Model S. Country-specific prices can be found on Tesla's website .
The Model S -...
Cadillac ELR Luxury Coupe Breaks Cover at NAIAS
Detroit - 12/18/2012 – The all-new 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric luxury coupe will make its world debut January 15 at the North American International Auto Show.
2014 Cadillac ELR - General Motors is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association...
Ford C-MAX Hybrids Outsell Toyota Prius Plug-in and Prius v; Named Official Car for 2013 International CES
• Ford C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid combined November sales beat Toyota Prius plug-in and Prius v in C-MAX’s first full month of availability
• C-MAX hybrids showcase Ford’s most advanced technologies, making both vehicles natural selections for Official Car of the 2013 International CES, the largest technology trade show in the world
• Ford is committed to delivering leading fuel economy across our vehicle lineup to customers; C-MAX Hybrid is EPA-estimated to deliver 47 mpg city and highway; C-MAX Energi is EPA-estimated to deliver 108 MPGe city, 92 MPGe highway and 100 MPGe combined
Nissan: Excitement for EV-eryone
OPPAMA, Japan – 12/14/2012 -- Nissan celebrated the electric vehicle’s second birthday in Japan with a gathering of more than 200 LEAF owners at GranDrive last weekend.
LEAF owner Masahiko Yoshida joined participants at the gathering, which also included...
BYD Fe-battery manufacturing base receives international certification
Dec. 14, 2012 -- Recently, BYD Fe-battery manufacturingbase received the ISO/TS16949: 2009 certification, which is the firstISO/TS16949 certification in Chinese electric vehicle battery industry. It is an important milestonein the history of the development of BYD Auto ,also means that...
Electric driving in Québec: A driver’s perspective
December 13, 2012 -- Electric vehicles are progressively becoming more common on Québec roads. However, many people still have questions about the performance, driving range and public charging of these green cars.
Hydro-Québec is a member of The Electric...
The City of Joliette joins The Electric Circuit
Montréal, December 12, 2012 – The founding partners of The Electric Circuit–Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec–are pleased to confirm the signature of a partnership agreement with the City of Joliette to install...
BMW Group and Boeing to collaborate on carbon fiber recycling
12/12/2012 -- Munich/Seattle -- The BMW Group and Boeing signed a collaboration agreement to participate in joint research for carbon fiber recycling as well as share manufacturing knowledge and explore automation opportunities.
BMW of North America is a member of the...
Nissan Reports on Eco-Targets, Unveils Hybrid Plans
YOKOHAMA – 12/12/2012 – Nissan gave an update on a slew of eco-targets Wednesday, highlighting cuts in CO2 emissions and a plan to add 15 hybrid models by 2016.
Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga provided details on the company’s environmental...
Empire State of Drive: Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid Qualifies for New York Carpool Lane Access
C-MAX approved for carpool lanes in NYC. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has approved the all-new Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid for its Clean Pass vehicle carpool lane access program; C-MAX Energi offers a top speed of 85 mph – 20 more than Toyota Prius Plug-in – and a total range of up to 620 miles, enabling drivers to get where they’re going in a zippy fashion without having to worry about finding a gas station; C-MAX Energi meets the long-distance challenges of New York’s super-commuters who also face increased congestion; idling in stop-and-go traffic is estimated to waste 1.9 billion gallons of gasoline annually
Johnson Controls withdraws from A123 Systems bankruptcy auction
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 9, 2012 -- Johnson Controls officially withdrew from the bankruptcy auction to acquire portions of A123 Systems when it declined to match a higher bid submitted by Wanxiang. Subsequently A123 representatives have announced they selected Wanxiang's bid of $257 million...
UPS: Blue and Brown Make Green
Read this document initially published on the UPS press release web page .
Washington, December 06, 2012
Public-Private Partnership Helps Customers, Environment, Bottom Line
In a video address to a global audience, U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General...
Model Year 2013 Electric Drive Fuel Economy Leaders
Electric drive models in the Model Year 2013 Fuel Economy Leaders :
SMART fortwo electric drive convertible A-1 NA 107
SMART fortwo electric drive coupe A-1 NA 107
SCION iQ EV AV NA 121
MITSUBISHI i-MiEV A-1 NA 112
FORD Focus Electric A-1 NA 105
TOYOTA Prius c AV...
The city of Rivière-Rouge joins The Electric Circuit
Montréal, December 05, 2012 – The founding partners of The Electric Circuit—Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec—are pleased to confirm the signature of a partnership agreement with the city of Rivière-Rouge...
GM U.S. Sales Increase 3 percent in November
DETROIT – Dec. 3, 2012 – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today reported its highest November sales in the United States since 2007, with deliveries up 3 percent versus a year ago to 186,505 vehicles. Year-over-year sales to retail customers were essentially equal to a year ago...
Ford Expects November To Be Its Best Hybrid Sales Month Ever; Electrified Vehicle Sales Increase Fivefold to 11 Percent
Ford hybrid market share. Ford projects November as its best hybrid sales month ever exceeding 6,000 units, up from previous record of 5,353 units sold in July 2009; Ford expects to achieve all-time-high 11 percent share of electrified vehicle market – an increase of more than fivefold this year alone driven by C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid sales of 4,400 units projected for November; All-new Fusion Hybrid is turning in just four days; year-to-date 27 percent of Fusion retail orders are for hybrid model; Sixty-five percent of C-MAX Hybrid buyers are new to Ford; Toyota Prius is No. 1 competitive trade-in model followed by Honda CR-V
Honda's Environmental Technology
Nov. 30, 2012 -- Based on its vision of "Blue Skies for our Children," Honda is working to help advance technologies that can help address society's environmental and energy concerns. Honda is taking a comprehensive 'portfolio' approach that involves both advanced powertrain and...
All-new 2013 Ford Fusion wins Green Car of the Year
Nov. 29, 2012 -- Green Car Journal today named the 2013 Ford Fusion Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show. With five powertrain choices including two EcoBoost® engines plus hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants, the all-new Fusion comes to market with a “game-on attitude,” says...
Nissan LEAF Drives into the Record Books…Again
LEAF at Silverstone. Record of most Nissan LEAF's on a racetrack. Nissan LEAFs set record for the largest parade of electric vehicles. 225 LEAFs on track simultaneously at Silverstone circuit, UK.
ChargePoint and Service Solutions Announce Reseller Agreement for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in North America
ChargePoint and Service Solutions agreement. EVSE sales agreement. Today ChargePoint and Service Solutions US, LLC, (formerly SPX) an industry leader in EVSE full service supply, installation and support, today announced a reseller agreement for electric vehicle charging stations and services in the North American marketplace. Service Solutions, a supplier to virtually every major automotive manufacturer around the globe, will now resell all ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations and services into auto manufacturers, their dealers and customers and Fortune 1,000 markets in general. The agreement is the first time Service Solutions will resell networked EV charging stations and services in the market.
All-new 2013 Fiat 500e Recharges the Electric Vehicle (EV) Segment with Italian Style and Performance
All-new 2013 Fiat 500e electrifies the Cinquecento lineup with even more innovation and style, plus up to an estimated 116 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) city and 100 MPGe highway of pure battery-electric power and zero tailpipe emissions; Fiat 500e is designed to keep electric vehicle (EV) ownership simple with its familiar no-nonsense design, convenience features and intelligently integrated approach to battery-electric technology; More than 80 miles of estimated range, with city driving range typically greater than 100 miles; World-class handling and braking for an EV that adds to the FIAT brand’s lineup of vehicles with highly engaging driving dynamics; Arriving in the second quarter of 2013 to FIAT Studios in California
Chevrolet Spark EV is Pure, Electric Fun
Price of the Chevrolet Spark EV: competitively priced under $25,000 with tax incentives. Chevrolet Spark EV features: Expected range among best in EV segment; Advanced, U.S.-built motor and drive unit deliver best-in-class acceleration; Two seven-inch, high-resolution LCD screens display key vehicle functions and infotainment; Initial markets include California, Oregon, Canada, South Korea and other global markets; Optional SAE Combo DC Fast Charging capability enables Spark EV to charge to 80 percent in 20 minutes
Chevrolet Spark and Sonic Drive with Siri
LOS ANGELES – Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – Early next year, the Chevrolet Spark (1LT, 2LT) and Sonic LTZ and RS will integrate Siri, the intelligent assistant that helps get things done just by asking. Chevrolet made the announcement today at the Los Angeles International Auto Show....
GE to Purchase 2,000 Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrids; Companies Collaborate with Georgia Tech to Accelerate Alternative Fuel Vehicle Adoption and Research
GE will purchase 2,000 C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids – Ford’s largest-ever plug-in electrified vehicle fleet sale – as part of GE’s commitment to convert half of its global fleet to alternative fuel vehicles; C-MAX Energi is America’s most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid with a 108 MPGe city EPA rating and a 620-mile single-tank range that will benefit GE’s sales and service professionals – many who drive more mileage daily than average commuters; Ford will promote GE’s WattStation™ charging station and CNG in a Box™ natural gas fueling station with its commercial buyers. Ford will also supply new alternative fuel vehicles for use at GE’s Vehicle Innovation Center; Georgia Institute of Technology researchers to study GE employee driving and charging habits through innovative MyFord® Mobile app to help optimize all-electric driving
TMC Names 2012 Environmental Grant Recipients
Toyota City, Japan, November 20, 2012— Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) names 19 projects today that are to receive grants under the Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program for 2012. Since its start in 2000, the program has provided support to 233 projects in 50 countries and...
Duke Energy Launches My Home Energy Report
Charlotte, N.C. - Nov. 19, 2012 - Duke Energy is mailing reports to 500,000 residential customers in North Carolina showing them how their personal energy usage compares with customers who live in similar homes in their areas.
Duke Energy is a member of The Electric...
BMW Highlights at the Los Angeles International Auto Show
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 19, 2012 – BMW today announced a portion of its lineup to be displayed at this year’s Los Angeles International Auto Show press days. From the exotic BMW Concept i8 Roadster to the versatile new BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride based on the popular new...
EV-ergreen in Yokohama
YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nov. 16, 2012 – Could this be the future of transportation in Japan? Zero-emissions, small and easy to maneuver and still with a seat in the back for parents to do the school run.
And even though it's already on sale in Europe, small...
Advanced Energy Acquires Solvix SA
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Nov. 15, 2012 —Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEIS) today announced that it has acquired Solvix SA, a privately held company based in Villaz-Saint-Pierre, Switzerland. A manufacturer of power supplies for the surface treatment and thin films industry, Solvix...
Ford Fusion Interior Takes Cues from Sculpted, Three-Dimensional Fashion Trends on This Season’s Runways
Ford Fusion Hybrid interior: This season’s fashion focuses on textures and sculpted looks, with a wide variety of color; the trend is similar to the interior of the all-new Ford Fusion; Ford Fusion offers a sculpted interior with sleek, symmetrical lines and both high and subtle contrasts in color; In both fashion and vehicle interiors, details are extremely important, from lace on a collar to the grain in a wood finish
Daimler: Sustainability Dialogue 2012
Daimler CSR forum: Daimler maintains a regular exchange of ideas with its stakeholders or stakeholder groups. At the 5th “Sustainability Dialogue” in Stuttgart representatives from non-governmental organisations, associations, labour unions, communities and Daimler debated the company’s important sustainability issues. Corporate Social Responsibility of Daimler Group.
Ford Triples Dealers Certified to Sell C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid, Beats Toyota in Fuel Economy Across the Board
Ford dealerships for C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid: Ford has tripled to more than 200 the number of dealers certified to sell plug-in electrified vehicles, including C-MAX Energi – Ford’s first-ever plug-in hybrid; More than 900 dealers are either certified or enrolled for certification, far outpacing Ford’s original estimates for 350 total, with 25 percent of buyers placing plug-in hybrids on their shopping lists; Ford plans certified dealers in all 50 states by early 2013 when the new Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid arrives, adding to one of the industry’s most fuel-efficient lineups that beats Toyota in fuel economy in every segment where both compete; 2013 C-MAX Energi is America’s most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid – certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to offer the equivalent of 105 miles per gallon (MPGe) combined – 5 MPGe more than Prius Plug-in
Nissan Presents the Future: Today
Groundbreaking exhibition launches in Stockholm that immerses visitors in a world of new technology: Nissan to launch ground-breaking, future-facing exhibition at Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm; Exhibition will revolve around the zero-emission Nissan LEAF; Exhibition will be housed in an innovative structure designed by Jump Studios; Exhibition to feature additional content from Chris Levine, Hellicar & Lewis, TED and Masdar.
Chronology of all Toyota hybrids
As of Nov. 8, 2012 - According to Toyota Motor Corp.
(from newest to oldest)
Nov. - Redesigned Auris Hybrid launched (for sale outside Japan).
Oct. - Cumulative hybrid vehicle sales in Japan top 2 million mark; cumulative global hybrid vehicle sales from January...
Ford, University of Michigan Launch Student Contest for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications Innovation
Vehicle-to-vehicle communications by Ford: Ford and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) are partnering on a competition for undergraduate students to develop innovative applications that enhance vehicle safety and sustainability by using Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications; Multidisciplinary teams of students from across the Midwest will be encouraged to develop new and innovative applications that benefit all road users and all forms of transit; cars, commercial vehicles, transit buses, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians; This fall, the UMTRI and the U.S. Department of Transportation launched a year-long program that establishes a real world test site in Ann Arbor, Mich. to enable wireless communications among vehicles and roadside equipment for use in developing future safety measures and technologies, including vehicles equipped by Ford and other automobile manufacturers
Ford’s Flexible Michigan Assembly Plant Makes History by Launching C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrid, Beating Toyota in Fuel Economy Across Lineup
Where does Ford produces hybrid cars? C-MAX Energi is fifth major advanced technology, fuel-efficient vehicle to be produced at the transformed Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP) – the world’s only plant to build gasoline-powered, electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles all on the same production line and the only one to produce four vehicles delivering 40 mpg or more; After launching the new Escape, Fusion and C-MAX hybrids, Ford now beats Toyota in fuel economy in every segment where both compete; The C-Max Energi is America’s most fuel-efficient and affordable plug-in hybrid vehicle, delivering 108 MPGe city and “real car” horsepower of 195, eclipsing the Prius plug-in by more than 60 horsepower; MAP’s five fuel economy leaders, coupled with the all-new Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid and the nearly half a million EcoBoost-powered vehicles sold globally, cements Ford’s fuel economy leadership position in 2013
All-New 2013 Ford Fusion Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick; Offers Smart Technology, Leading Fuel Economy
Hybrid cars safety: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently named the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion a Top Safety Pick for 2012; The all-new Fusion features the Personal Safety System, new safety belt technologies and a total of eight airbags which can provide protection for vehicle occupants in the event of a crash; Redesigned seat-mounted side airbags incorporate new venting technology to further enhance side impact protection.
Duke Energy to give $2 million to Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE)
Charlotte, NC - Nov. 6, 2012 - As part of its continuing commitment to the communities it serves, Duke Energy has given the first half of a $2 million contribution to Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE), a South Carolina non-profit program designed to improve the quality of the environment by...
Ford, Microsoft Celebrate Five Years of In-Car Connectivity Leadership with 5 Millionth SYNC-Equipped Vehicle
Number of vehicles with Ford SYNC: Five years after launching SYNC® with Microsoft, Ford has delivered more than 5 million vehicles with the award-winning connectivity system; SYNC’s success based on open, flexible and agnostic Microsoft platform and vision for mobile connectivity being a growing consumer trend; Ford and Microsoft look to the future for next phase of the connected car experience to be based on intelligence through fusion of cloud computing and sensor data
Ford C-MAX Hybrid Outsells Toyota Prius v in First Full Sales Month, Helps Ford Set Hybrid, Small Vehicle Sales Records
In its first full month of sales, Ford’s new C-MAX Hybrid outsells Toyota Prius v, 3,182 units to 2,769. Ford sets record for hybrid sales in October with 4,612 units – double October 2011 hybrid sales. C-MAX hybrids help Ford achieve strongest October small car sales in 11 years –a total 25,493 vehicles for a 54 percent increase year over year. Nearly 70 percent of C-MAX Hybrid buyers are new to Ford, with 25 percent of sales in California as Ford continues to make in-roads on the coasts.
Ford Fusion Launch Ads Show How All-New Sedan Sets Itself Apart from the Bland Competition
Ford Fusion ads: Three television commercials for the all-new Ford Fusion debut this week and show viewers how and why this sleek new sedan outshines the competition; In one of the new ads, all other vehicles on the road become invisible while the new Fusion remains, standing apart from the crowd. In another, a Fusion drives over a cliff showing off “the one thing” the car cannot do; The ads are part of an integrated launch campaign that builds on the “Random Acts of Fusion” digital series starring Ryan Seacrest and print ads developed with input from Chinese artist Liu Bolin
Proudly Making Hondas in America for 30 Years
Nov. 1, 2012-
Rick Schostek, SVP Honda of America Mfg., Inc
As we celebrate Honda's 30th year of making cars in the U.S., I am reminded of a story I was told by a Honda associate - that's what we call all our employees - at our auto plant in Alabama....
GE Introduces an Optimization Solution for Microgrids
Enables Renewable Energy to be Reliably and Cost-Effectively Integrated into a Microgrid System. Optimizes the Cost of Microgrid Energy and Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Balancing the Use of Renewable and Fossil Fuel-Based Energy Resources. Provides an Easy-to-Use, Operator Interface Allowing Microgrid System Operators to Effectively Manage Operations and Make Maintenance Decisions Easier.
Toyota Announces Pricing for 2013 Avalon
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the all-new 2013 Avalon premium mid-size sedan. For 2013, this five passenger flagship sedan is available with gasoline V6 and Hybrid Synergy Drive...
The best way from A to B in the capital: "moovel" goes Berlin
Stuttgart/Berlin. Following its successful pilot launch in Stuttgart, the "moovel" mobility platform is set to conquer the German capital from today. The user-friendly app bundles the offers from various mobility providers to find the best way from A to B. "moovel" links private transportation and public transit. The launch version of the second pilot project provides offers from mitfahrgelegenheit.de, Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (VBB) and, for the first time, car2go.
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: efficiency without sacrifice
The latest member of the Jetta family is the antidote to the common hybrid: fun to drive, yet frugal and competitively priced
• Best fuel economy in the Jetta range, with manufacturer estimated highway mileage of 45 mpg
• Starting price for Jetta Hybrid is $24,995: entry-level model includes standard premium features such as Bluetooth® technology and dual-zone climate control
• The only turbocharged engine and dual-clutch transmission in the compact hybrid class
• Best acceleration; sportiest handling; most rear-seat legroom; and largest trunk in compact sedan hybrid class
• Exclusive Fender® Premium Audio System provides world-class audio in the Jetta Hybrid SEL Premium
• Jetta range now extended to five different powertrains, providing a German-engineered compact sedan for everyone
Evatran founder named Entrepreneur of the Year
Oct. 26, 2012 - “Evatran, a Wytheville, Va.-based company that’s become an international leader in the plugless-power industry, received “Innovation and Entrepreneur of the Year” honors from the Southwestern Virginia Technology Council during the group’s annual awards banquet...
Six months after launch: The Electric Circuit presents positive results
Montréal, October 25, 2012 – As the EV 2012 VÉ conference being held in Montreal this week draws to a close, Hydro-Québec, on behalf of The Electric Circuit, presents positive results after the first six months of operation of the first public electric vehicle (EV) charging network in...
Nissan releases first global brand campaign TV commercial
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Nissan has released the first television commercial for its global brand campaign on the Nissan LEAF. Through the global brand campaign "WHAT IF_" which launched June 1, Nissan aims to highlight iconic products and technologies that invigorate consumers...
Introducing Next Generation Steering
YOKOHAMA, Japan – Oct. 25, 2012 – A conventional steering system directs tire movements by transmitting steering inputs to the tires via a mechanical link. Nissan Motor Co.'s next-generation steering technology, unveiled at its Advanced Technology Briefing last week, reads the...
Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid qualifies for California carpool lane access and incentives up to $5,250
Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid approved by California’s Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (CARB) for Green Clean Air Vehicle Sticker carpool lane access; C-MAX Energi owners also may be able to receive up to $5,250 in tax credits between the state’s $1,500 rebate and the eligible $3,750 federal tax incentive; C-MAX Energi addresses trends of more Americans “super commuting” longer distances and facing increased congestion; idling in stop-and-go traffic is estimated to waste 1.9 billion gallons of gasoline annually.
Nissan begins eMotor trials at Decherd Tenn. plant
Decherd, Tenn. – Oct. 24, 2012 – The eMotor that powers the Nissan LEAF has more than one mile of copper wiring inside. Currently those motors are assembled in Japan. Soon, however, Nissan's eMotor will be produced in Decherd, Tenn., about 70 miles away from where...
Meet the mum who's made EV history
Video credits: EVU - http://www.evunion.eu/.
This story was initially published on the Renault-Nissan Alliance blog . NORWAY – Oct. 23, 2012 – When young Norwegian mum Solveig Marie Ødegård decided she had to learn to drive to transport her new...
NASCAR's Clint Bowyer pushes technology edge with Prius Dream Build
TORRANCE, Calif., (Oct. 20, 2012) – Fresh from his third NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the season on Saturday in Charlotte, Clint Bowyer finds himself neck-deep in another chase – to win the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge ( http://www.toyotaracingdreambuild.com/ ). Bowyer, currently...
Honda R&D creating new value in the U.S.
Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA) is responsible for creating advanced products and technologies that provide new value to Honda and Acura customers. HRA has the capability of "complete product creation" – developing all-new products, starting from market and technology research and...
Scion iQ EV arrives for campus and urban car-sharing programs
DENVER, Oct. 17, 2012 – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today announced the arrival of the 2013 Scion iQ EV in the United States. The iQ EV is a battery- electric four-seater city commuter car designed for car-sharing programs, in urban and campus environments. “Toyota believes...
Toyota powers-up first of its kind stationary fuel cell
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 – Furthering its commitment to alternative energy and the environment, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) activated today a new 1.1-megawatt hydrogen fuel cell generator on the Torrance headquarters campus. The fuel cell will supply approximately half of...
Final ‘Random Acts of Fusion’ adventure combines fun, philanthropy and fusion in a way only Ford can
Ford dealers throughout the country will present “Go Further with Ford Night” on Thursday, Nov. 15 – a fundraising event that will benefit charities across the U.S., engage consumers in the final “Random Acts of Fusion” adventure and offer them a chance to see the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion in person; While at dealerships, consumers will have an opportunity to test their judging skills with American Idol® and compete to win a unique VIP experience during the show’s 12th season; Random Acts of Fusion is a unique transmedia marketing program that already has introduced Fusion to millions of fans by playing out a story arc through multimedia platforms
Ford C-MAX Energi tops all utility and compact vehicles with EPA-rated 620 mile range; triples Prius Plug-in’s electric range
Ford C-MAX Energi has the most range of any utility or compact vehicle by achieving an EPA-rated 620-mile range on a single tank and a single charge, taking customers 80 miles further than the Toyota Prius plug-in; C-MAX Energi achieves up to 21 miles in all-electric range – more than triple the Prius plug-in hybrid’s six-mile all-electric range – with a 108-MPGe EPA city rating; C-MAX Energi addresses trends of more Americans “super commuting” longer distances and increased congestion; electric-only operation in stop-and-go traffic is estimated to waste 1.9 billion gallons of gasoline annually
Electric vehicles could one day do the parking for you
CHIBA, Japan - Nissan's self-driving and parking technology could revolutionize the way we drive.
Picture this. You are driving into town in your Nissan LEAF zero-emission electric car, looking for somewhere to park. Pulling into an underground parking garage,...
A123 systems reaches agreement to sell automotive business assets to Johnson Controls
A123 Systems Reaches Agreement to Sell Automotive Business Assets To Johnson Controls; A123 and its U.S. Subsidiaries File Voluntary Chapter 11 Petitions To Facilitate Transaction Process; Johnson Controls to Provide $72.5 Million in DIP Financing To Support A123's Continued Operations;
A123 Actively Pursuing Strategic Alternatives for Grid, Commercial, Government and other Businesses and Operations
Idea platform for electric mobility
e performance research project developed platform for electric cars; Close collaboration with experts from academia and industry; High-voltage battery as focal point of the project.
Toyota to participate in 19th ITS World Congres
Toyota City, Japan, October 15, 2012—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) will host a corporate display booth at the 19th ITS World Congress in Vienna, Austria from October 22 through October 26, 2012.
The ITS World Congress is the world's largest ITS-related international conference....
SAE International releases new fast-charging
WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 15, 2012 - SAE International’s much-anticipated technical standard for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV) has been approved and published.
Developed in a consensus environment by more than 190 global experts representing...
Rockwood Lithium Increases Butyllithium Prices
Princeton, NJ USA (October 15, 2012) – Rockwood Lithium, a division of Rockwood Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ROC), announced that prices for butyllithium will be increased by 4 to 6 percent, effective today, as contracts permit. "The company is taking this action to recover the increased costs for...
Ford Motor Company’s Michigan assembly plant named Plant of the Year by ASSEMBLY Magazine
Ford plant that produces Focus Electric receives ASSEMBLY Magazine Plant of the Year award. Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP) is the first plant in Michigan and the first auto plant to earn Plant of the Year honors from ASSEMBLY Magazine. ASSEMBLY Magazine cites MAP’s flexible, green manufacturing and transformation from producing large SUVs to fuel-efficient small cars. Following a $550-million transformation, MAP now produces the Focus, Focus ST and Focus Electric, and is ramping up production of the C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid.
Turning over a new LEAF
PARIS – The Paris Motor Show, which runs until 14 October, isn't just a static exhibition. Thanks to the zero emissions produced by electric vehicles, one of the halls of the vast Parc des Expositions has been converted into a test track.
We caught up...
The future: today in Norway
OSLO, Norway – Nissan's Future: Today exhibition opened this week in the Norwegian capital, with a gathering of Nissan LEAF owners due in the city's main square on Friday night for a special event.
Check out the video for a behind-the-scenes look at the event.
Ford C-MAX Energi rated America’s most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid at 108 MPGe; saves customers $7,000 in fuel costs
Ford C-MAX Energi is America’s most fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid with U.S. EPA-certified 108 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in the city. C-MAX Energi achieves a best-in-class combined EPA-certified rating of 100 MPGe, topping the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid combined rating by 5 MPGe, which the EPA says will help customers save nearly $7,000 in fuel costs in five years. A Californian facing record $5-per-gallon gasoline and turning in an average 23-mpg vehicle for a C-MAX Energi would pay the equivalent of $1.25 per gallon for the same distances traveled. At $29,995, the C-MAX Energi is America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid; available this fall, C-MAX Energi is Ford’s first production plug-in hybrid, part of Ford’s first hybrid-only dedicated line of vehicles.
All-new Lincoln MKZ offers more standard features, lower price than new Lexus ES 350
Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, available at same price as base gasoline-powered model, projected to remain America’s most fuel-efficient premium midsize sedan
> The all-new Lincoln MKZ midsize premium sedan, representing the style and substance of the future of Lincoln, delivers more features and lower starting price than the new Lexus ES 350; dealer order banks now open
> Standard equipment includes 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, SYNC® with MyLincoln Touch™ driver connect technology, Lincoln Drive Control, unique push-button shift, remote start, LED headlamps and taillamps, and 60/40 split rear seat; class-exclusive retractable panoramic roof makes production debut
> No price premium for new MKZ Hybrid
Ford develops carbon fibre technology that could deliver more fuel-efficient vehicles
Ford Motor Company demonstrates a prototype carbon fibre bonnet that could cut vehicle weight and improve fuel economy; Ford Focus carbon fibre prototype bonnet weighs more than 50 percent less than steel version with production times significantly reduced by new processes that can also be applied to other components; Ford European Research Centre involvement in the Hightech.NRW research project follows Ford partnership with Dow Automotive Systems to research advanced material usage, development and manufacturing; Carbon fibre reinforced plastic component is manufactured using new techniques developed as part of advanced research project involving Ford engineers.
Toyota brings hybrids to the living room as first automaker on HSN
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 – Toyota introduced its all-new Avalon Hybrid and its hybrid vehicle lineup into millions of living rooms across America on Sunday, Oct. 7, with a “Discover Toyota” showcase that aired on multichannel retailer HSN at 12 noon, 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. EDT....
BYD and Enerpoint jointly develop energy storage market in Italy
Shenzhen--Recently, BYD, a world leading battery manufacturer, and Enerpoint Group, one of the top players in the international PV scenario, have announced the establishment of deep cooperative relationship with each other in order to jointly develop energy storage market in Italy,...
Ford targets Prius, non-hybrid owners by redrawing popular classic animated character in new C-MAX ads
Ford C-MAX ad: New TV, digital and print campaign – featuring Italian “La Linea” character popularized in the U.S. in the 1970s and 80s – highlights how Ford C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid top Toyota Prius v and Prius plug-in in MPGe and more; New ads also showcase C-MAX Hybrid’s “real-vehicle” performance, technology and value to attract non-hybrid intenders who have not been willing to sacrifice attributes they are used to receiving from traditional gas-powered vehicles; C-MAX Hybrid delivers EPA-certified 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway ratings – 7 mpg better than Prius v on the highway – for a 47 mpg combined rating; All-new 2013 C-MAX Hybrid is expected to be America’s most affordable hybrid utility vehicle with a base price of $25,995, including destination and delivery, which is $1,300 lower than Prius v
Mercedes-Benz posts sales records in September and Q3 2012
Dr. Joachim Schmidt: “Despite numerous model changeovers and the difficult market environment in Southern Europe, we sold more vehicles than ever before in September and in the third quarter.”
“Thus we are still on track to achieve a new sales record for the year as a whole. We expect further momentum in the fourth quarter, especially from our new models.”
Sales are up again in Western Europe; strong growth particularly in UK
Mercedes-Benz is the premium brand with the highest number of new vehicle registrations in the U.S. and Germany in 2012
New models in high demand: B-Class, M-Class and GLK all post record sales in September
EV 2012 VE Conference and Trade Show in a little over two weeks
In a little over two weeks, Canada’s Premier event for electric mobility, EV 2012 VE Conference and Trade Show, will open at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. It runs from October 23 to 26.
EV 2012 VE Conference and Trade Show is a partner conference with EDTA.
CHIBA, Japan – There's a growing trend in consumer electronics and IT: cars.
Japan's largest showcase of electronics and information technology, CEATEC, kicked off with three carmakers displaying products in which mobility, electronics and IT intersect....
Video highlights from Ghosn-Zetsche Paris press conference
PARIS – Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler’s CEO Dieter Zetsche held their annual press conference last Friday Sept. 28 at the Paris Motor Show to update on the Alliance-Daimler strategic partnership, which began in April 2010.
At the conference,...
Volkswagen announces 2013 Jetta Hybrid pricing
VW Jetta Hybrid offers competitive pricing, excellent fuel economy, and the fun-to-drive nature expected of a Volkswagen. Jetta Hybrid starts at $24,995*, with SE priced from $26,990; Most fuel-efficient Jetta in the lineup with manufacturer estimated combined fuel economy of 45 mpg** ; World’s first hybrid to use a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; Fastest compact hybrid in its class with an estimated 0-60 mph of less than 9.0 seconds; Drives as a full EV at speeds of up to 44 mph; Premium features include LED taillights and Daytime Running Lights, plus Bi-Xenon headlights; Jetta range now extended to five different powertrains, providing a German-engineered compact sedan for everyone.
New 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium blends unsurpassed fuel efficiency with premium amenities
All-new Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium adds premium amenities and technology to the most fuel-efficient midsize family sedan in America; Standard features include leather interior, premium Sony® audio system and MyFord Touch®; Customers can select a Fusion Titanium model with either a hybrid powertrain or the 2.0-liter EcoBoost® all-wheel-drive powertrain for the same base price of $32,995.
Toyota begins testing optimized urban transport system
Toyota City, Japan, October 1, 2012—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), in cooperation with the Toyota City municipal government, transportation companies and others 1 , began tests here today of an optimized urban transportation system called "Ha:mo" 2 . The system will select optimal...
Tesla Motors announces pricing of its follow-on offering
Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA)announced today that it has priced and fully allocated its follow-on offering of 6,925,740 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $28.25 per share. In addition, Tesla has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional...
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: active noise cancellation helps deliver quiet fuel efficiency
Ford Fusion: All-new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid delivers EPA-certified 47 mpg city and 47 mpg highway for a 47 mpg combined rating, with Active Noise Cancellation technology; Fusion Hybrid engineers tuned the gasoline engine more efficiently in rpm ranges that typically produce unpleasant powertrain sounds, now suppressed by an advanced noise cancellation system to give driver and passengers a quiet ride
The Audi crosslane coupé makes its debut at the Paris Motor Show
Audi provides a glimpse of the future shape of design, along with automotive and drive concepts, through its Audi crosslane coupé concept car. This vehicle is an entirely new fusion of technology, engineering and design, and provides pointers to the design language of Audi’s future Q models.
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV press information
With a long-standing tradition of pioneering technologies and a presence in 160+ world markets, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is rather well equipped to embrace the structural re-shaping affecting the global auto industry, whether geographical or environmental.
Nissan TeRRA stars at the Paris Motor Show 2012
Innovation and excitement - Nissan brings its brand message to life at the Paris Motor Show; TeRRA fuel cell electric vehicle takes center stage after global unveil Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer and Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura lead the presentation of Nissan's vision of a Zero Emission future; Images and video showing the Nissan Paris Motor Show press conference now live
Tesla Motors announces follow-on offering
Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced today a follow-on offering of 4,344,930 shares of its common stock. All 4,344,930 shares are being offered by the company. In addition, the company has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 651,740 shares of...
Vehicle-to-Grid: an intriguing, but challenging, opportunity
NB: this post was initially published on A123 Systems' blog here .
As expected , one of the main topics of discussion at last week’s 2012 High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF) was making the business case for deploying electric vehicles in...
Aéroports de Montréal Joins The Electric Circuit
Montréal, September 24th, 2012 – The founding partners of The Electric Circuit—Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec—are pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Aéroports de Montréal.
Overview of the “eQ” Electric Vehicle
- High performance electric vehicle designed for daily commutes, shopping and other
short distance travel; provides efficient energy use with a compact battery space and
vehicle body that affords easy-to-handle, light and brisk driving.
- Boasts the world's best 1...
EV Owners Celebrate at Plug In Day Across the U.S.
Franklin, Tenn. – No gas. No tail pipe. Fun to drive. This is commentary heard from electric vehicle owners at events throughout the U.S. on Sunday, Sept. 23, in support of the second annual National Plug In Day.
For the celebration, thousands turned out at parties...
Nissan e-NV200 Electrifies Hanover
HANOVER, Germany (Sept. 21, 2012) – Nissan and FedEx electrified the 64th IAA Commercial Vehicle International Motor Show in Hanover earlier this week with the unveiling of the all-new 100% battery-powered version of the e-NV200 Concept van.
Summary of Honda's CEO Speech on September 21, 2012
As for hybrid vehicles, Honda will adopt three different systems with unique individual characteristics depending on the model in order to fulfill the needs of more customers.
As for the lightweight and compact one-motor hybrid system, EV driving range will be...
Daimler acquires interest in startup company tiramizoo
Tiramizoo and Daimler: Strategic partnership with the pioneer in the field of
online services for local urban deliveries; Daimler has acquired a minority interest; Networking of local urban mobility and transport services creates comprehensive and efficient portfolio.
Calling All LEAF Owners: Nissan Supports Second Annual Plug In Day
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2012) – Nissan LEAF owners throughout the United States are gearing up for the second annual National Plug In Day on Sept. 23. This nationwide celebration of electric vehicles involves a variety of events planned in more than 60 cities across the country, with...
Nissan LEAF Works For Orlando Couple and their “eBaby”
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2012) – Shannon and Christin Monroe of Orlando, Fla., decided to go electric, in a Nissan LEAF, 18 months ago. They since have logged nearly 24,000 commuting miles traveling to work, running errands and driving around town. “There is nothing we...
FedEx and Nissan Expand Their Cooperative Testing of the 100% Electric Nissan e-NV200 to New Global Markets
100% Electric Nissan e-NV200: Nissan and FedEx first worked together in December 2011, testing e-NV200 commercial vehicle prototypes in London, UK and later in July 2012 in Yokohama, Japan. Test programs to extend to other countries such as Singapore, USA and Brazil. Trial results and feedback will continue to shape the development of the all-electric urban delivery compact van and related software. FedEx Express and Nissan are both committed to reducing CO2 emissions and improving the environmental sustainability of their operations.
Michigan Recognizes GM’s Local Environmental Leadership
LANSING, Mich. – General Motors continues to lead all Michigan organizations in Neighborhood Environmental Partner awards, receiving six more acknowledgements of superior community environmental projects and partnerships from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality ....
Totalcarscore.com names Nissan Leaf the best car for commuting
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Sept. 18, 2012) – Need to get from point A to point B in the most fuel-efficient and convenient way possible? TotalCarScore.com suggests hopping in a 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF, which it recently named the No. 1 car for commuting.
TotalCarScore.com is a...
24th AVL Conference Engine and Environment in Graz
95 – 70 – 50 CO 2 /km – evolution or revolution?
Over 300 experts from 18 nations attended the 24 th AVL conference yet, “Engine & Environment”, which was held on 13 th and 14 th September 2012 in Graz. Lecturers of high standing from the automotive...
Smart connectivity: the automobile evolves again
NB: this story by Leo McCloskey, Vice President, Marketing at Airbiquity was initially published in automotiveworld .
Monday, September 17, 2012 -
Without discounting the real value of rapid, informed emergency responder services, the car phone of 1992 could...
A Call to Calsonic Kansei
SAITAMA, Japan – At the R&D Center and headquarters of supplier Calsonic Kansei, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn expressed confidence in the company's growth and cost leadership, as the two work in tandem to keep production in Japan in check, from Nissan GT-Rs to EVs.
Ford Fusion Certified As America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Midsize Sedan
All-new Ford Fusion is America’s most fuel-efficient midsize sedan after being certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to deliver 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway, 47 mpg combined in hybrid model. Ford Fusion Hybrid beats Toyota Camry Hybrid by 8 mpg highway, 4 mpg city. New Fusion offers greatest powertrain range of all midsize sedans with five engines, including two EcoBoost® options and hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants for true power of choice.
Smart forstars: world premiere at the Paris Motor Show
An amazing drive - in cinema experience
Stuttgart/Paris. smart is reaching for the stars. With the concept vehicle smart forstars the urban global brand is hitting the nerve of a target group that is at home in the cities of the world. The electrically driven smart forstars is an...
2013 Honda Insight Pricing and EPA Data
Sep. 17, 2012 -
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World premiere of the Lexus LF-CC concept car at the 2012 Paris Motor Show
Three key things about the Lexus hybrid coupe: LF-CC displays the latest evolution of the L-finesse design language and signature spindle grille, to be reflected in future Lexus D-Segment vehicles. Announces the market launch of a mid-size coupe in the near future. Features a new 2.5 litre full hybrid powertrain with class-leading CO2 emissions, which will be introduced soon in the Lexus model range.
H. Ravi Brar named new ECOtality CEO
SAN FRANCISCO – Wednesday, September 12, 2012 – ECOtality, Inc. , a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today that H. Ravi Brar will succeed Jonathan Read as the new president and chief executive officer of the company, effective today....
Ford’s new Li-Ion batteries reduce use of rare earth metals, enable superior fuel economy for Fusion, C-Max hybrids
Ford li-ion batteries in Fusing hybrid and C-Max hybrid reduce use of rare earth metals. New projected 47-mpg Ford Fusion Hybrid and EPA-certified 47-mpg C-MAX Hybrid feature lighter, more efficient, more powerful lithium-ion batteries that are expected to reduce Ford’s use of expensive, rare earth metals by up to 500,000 pounds annually. Dysprosium, the most expensive rare earth metal used in Ford vehicles, is reduced by approximately 50 percent in new Fusion and C-MAX hybrids’ electric machines. These rare earth metal reductions helped Ford cut the cost of its third-generation hybrid technology by 30 percent, adding to the overall value of the new C-MAX Hybrid – America’s most affordable hybrid utility vehicle starting at $25,995 – and Fusion Hybrid
Zero emissions, zero limits: Nissan's Terra SUV Concept takes sustainability off-road
Nissan TeRRA SUV Concept: Nissan-developed fuel cell vehicle opens path to future zero-emission SUV featuring electric 3-motor AWD. Compact SUV exterior design expresses athletic eco-appeal with "Modern Toughness" that's confident off-road or in the city. Unique seating layout and material fusion set a new paradigm in SUV category. Portable instrument cluster creates seamless digital space.
Survey: Americans go slower, choose greener goods like new Fusion EcoBoost with $295 auto start-stop technology
Recent Ford survey shows 82 percent of Americans are paying more upfront for green products that save money longer term, as many drive slower and take other steps to conserve fuel. New 2013 Ford Fusion offers hybrid-based Auto Start-Stop technology that shuts off the engine at stops to reduce fuel consumption in stop-and-go driving conditions. If just 50,000 customers add the $295 Auto Start-Stop Fusion option, it could save more than 14 million pounds of CO2 emissions and nearly 1 million gallons of gasoline annually. New Fusion is the first vehicle ever to offer the power of choice with fuel-efficient EcoBoost®, EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
International car manufacturers join forces in the name of hydrogen!
Stuttgart, Sep 12, 2012 - September 13 marks an extraordinary milestone in the history of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV). Four international car manufacturers will join forces to demonstrate hydrogen-powered FCEVs are not just technologies of the future but of today. A total of 7 FCEVs...
Introducing the All-Electric CODA
LOS ANGELES, September 11, 2012 - Just four years ago, CODA Automotive opened its first U.S. facility at the Santa Monica airport in Southern California with an ambitious yet pragmatic plan to design, manufacture and sell pure-electric, zero-emission cars in America. Driven by a desire to...
Ford Opens New Era at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Source of 1,200 New Jobs and U.S. Production Home of All-New Fusion
Ford celebrates opening of a new era at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, new U.S. production home of the 2013 Ford Fusion as well as the iconic Mustang Supporting its Fusion production growth plans, Ford is adding 1,200 jobs, a second production shift, and investing $555 million, taking full management control of the former AutoAlliance International plant. Upgraded Flat Rock Assembly Plant will feature a state-of-the-art, fully flexible body shop and an upgraded paint shop with an environmentally friendly 3-Wet paint process when production begins in 2013
On sale this fall, the 2013 Fusion offers customers the power of choice with the broadest selection of fuel-efficient powertrains in the midsize car segment.
Nissan's LEAF Nismo RC Goes Racing in Sugo
SENDAI, Japan – Nissan's LEAF Nismo RC went electric vehicle racing at Japan's Sportsland Sugo circuit on September 2, in the Sugo 50km EV race.
Check out the video above to learn more about the challenges of electric racing.
More footage of...
BYD Pure Electric Vehicles First Launch in Thailand
SHENZHEN CHINA - Sep 7th, 2012:
Recently, MEA, the Thailand power company, has placed an orderfor 3 pure electric vehicles from BYD. This is BYD’s first new energy vehicle business order in Thailand,adding a new domain for its global business area.
OnStar to Offer Services in Mexico in 2013
DETROIT – OnStar is expanding to offer its integrated safety, security and navigation services in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles sold in Mexico sometime in 2013, joining the United States, Canada and China as countries where the services will be available.
Kia - looking to the future
Development of alternative-fuel powertrains
Hybrid and FCEV vehicles are main focus for company
Real-world testing taking place in Korea
It used to be said that the only certainties in life are death and taxes, but there is...
Honda Begins Lease Sales of Fit EV in Japan
TOKYO, Japan, August 31, 2012 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today began lease sales of the Fit EV to local governments and businesses in Japan.
The Fit EV, comprehensively pursuing the potential of electric vehicles, origins back to the EV Plus that was introduced in...
DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Program: Revitalized Senate Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Caucus Holds Inaugural Meeting
The revitalized Senate Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Caucus held its inaugural meeting, titled "Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Briefing: Celebrating a Clean Energy American Success Story," on July 18. Co-chaired by Senators Blumenthal, Graham, Hoeven, and Coons, the goal of the Caucus is to help Senators and Hill staffers get information on fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, including their role in creating jobs and making a difference across the country today.
Powertrain Innovation Comes Standard on 2013 Regal
The 2013 Buick Regal luxury sport sedan arrives at dealerships this fall with a standard advanced eAssist powertrain and 36 highway mpg. Two powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engines give Regal one of the most technologically advanced engine ranges in the brand’s history.
ChargePoint, the Electric Vehicle Charging Network Leader, Recognized for Potential to Transform the Future of Business and Society
Coulomb Technologies today announced that the Company has been named as a 2013 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Coulomb’s ChargePoint is the largest network of independently-owned charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in the world and was recognized for its potential to ‘transform the future of business and society.’ The Technology Pioneers Award, consisting of 23 of the world’s most innovative technology start-ups, will be honored at the Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2012 in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, September 11 – 13, 2012.
Nissan Readies 2013 Launch of the Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicle in Puerto Rico, Without Excise Taxes
Fourteen months after the company and the government of Puerto Rico signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore and foster the future introduction of electric vehicles in Puerto Rico, Nissan prepares the 2013 retail launch of the first and best-selling 100 percent electric vehicle (EV) in the world, the Nissan LEAF. With this step, Puerto Rico will become the first Latin American market where the Nissan LEAF is sold in retail showrooms.
All-New 2013 GS 450h Illustrates Dynamic Hybrid Performance
The all-new Lexus 2013 GS 450h continues to be a leader in the hybrid-powered luxury sport sedan category it created six years ago. Combining bold, dynamic styling, precise handling, 338 total system horsepower, and a spacious interior, the GS 450h offers the best of all worlds with its performance, connectivity and comfort features.
A First in Eastern Québec: Auberge Internationale du Témiscouata Joins The Electric Circuit
The founding partners of The Electric Circuit—Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec—are pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Auberge Internationale du Témiscouata for the installation of a public charging station for electric vehicles in its parking lot by the end of September.
BMW Group launches premium car sharing in US
The BMW Group has now extended its premium car sharing program DriveNow to the US. DriveNow starts out in San Francisco with 70 electric vehicles. The innovative mobile parking solution, ParkNow, will debut in the Californian city in September.
GM Connected Vehicle Development Enters Critical Phase
General Motors will help drive a critical phase of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications technology development by providing eight specially equipped vehicles for a year of real-world testing.
Tesla Motors Announces Canadian Pricing for Model S
Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) today announced pricing for Model S in Canada. Canadian customers can choose from one of three battery pack sizes, with the base 40 kWh battery pack Model S starting at $64,500 Canadian dollars (CAD) before provincial tax rebates, as may be available. Model S with the 60 kWh battery pack and 85 kWh battery pack will start at $75,200 and $85,900 CAD respectively.
Saint-Laurent becomes the first municipal administration to join The Electric Circuit
The founding partners of The Electric Circuit—Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec—are pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with the borough of Saint-Laurent for the installation of about ten public charging stations in its municipal and commercial parking lots by fall 2013.
The new BMW C evolution
There have been drastic changes in the requirements for individual mobility concepts, in particular for conurbations.
Discount Car and Truck Rentals joins The Electric Circuit
The founding partners of the Electric Circuit—Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, Metro, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec—are pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Discount Car and Truck Rentals for the rollout of public charging stations for electric vehicles. The stations will be installed in the cities of Québec, Boucherville, Blainville and Montréal by the end of 2012.
Allison: Driving transmission technology
Leading fully automatic transmission manufacturer highlights advanced technology as the key to saving fuel, emissions and time. At the 64th International Motor Show (IAA) from Sept. 20-27 in Hannover, Germany, Allison Transmission will present its hybrid propulsion systems, all new controls and innovative transmission architectures for commercial vehicles in booth E54, outdoor area south.
FedEx Express to Test 100% Electric Nissan e-NV200 in Yokohama Area
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., in cooperation with FedEx Express, will carry out real-world driving tests of the 100% electric commercial vehicle, e-NV200, in the Yokohama area beginning in mid-July. The e-NV200 test vehicle is based on Nissan’s multi-purpose compact van NV200.
Mitsubishi Motors North America to Celebrate its Owners at MOD 2012 (Mitsubishi Owners Day)
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is set to host its annual celebration of all things Mitsubishi Motors for thousands of passionate automotive enthusiasts at the 2012 Mitsubishi Owners Day (MOD) to take place at the company’s headquarters located at 6400 Katella Avenue in Cypress, California 90630. The festivities kick off promptly beginning at 9:00 am on Saturday, July 14 and are open to the public and completely free of charge.
The All-New BMW ActiveHybrid 3.
The quintessential sport sedan combines with cutting-edge hybrid technology for a new dimension to The Ultimate Driving Machine TM
Progress Energy Supports Energy Education Through DonorsChoose.org Partnership
The Progress Energy Foundation has teamed up with DonorsChoose.org, an online charity, by donating $50,000 to help students learn about energy, electricity, alternative energy and energy conservation. As part of the DonorsChoose.org “Almost Home” initiative, the donation will help fund energy-focused project requests submitted by teachers at public schools within the Progress Energy Florida service area.
Magna Facility in Brazil Recognized by Ford with 2011 World Excellence Award
Magna International Inc. today announced that a manufacturing division of its Cosma International operating unit has won a Silver World Excellence Award from Ford Motor Company for demonstrating superior quality, delivery and cost performance in 2011. The 14th annual awards, Ford’s highest recognition for its suppliers, were given during ceremonies on May 31, 2012.
Rocky Mountain Power and VIA Motors Team to Launch First Electric Pick-Up Trucks in Utah
In a press conference on the steps of the Utah State Capitol today, with a 100-year-old utility fleet truck on one side new electric pick-up truck the other, Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced that Utah would be one of the first states in the nation to demonstrate new electric pick-up trucks by Utah-based VIA Motors, in partnership with the state’s 100-year-old electric utility, Rocky Mountain Power.
U.S. Athletes Go for the Gold with Help from BMW
Renowned for high performance, BMW earned its standout reputation through the glory of competition. Now, a fresh crop of world-class athletes will get the same opportunity – some with a helping hand from The Ultimate Driving Machine® – at the 2012 London Olympic Games, taking place July 27–August 12.
Allison Transmission opens Colombian office intensifying South American expansion
Allison Transmission has marked an important milestone with the addition of an operational branch in Bogotá, Colombia. The new office follows the company's expansion plan for South America, consolidating the continent’s three foremost regions: Brazil, the Southern Cone (Argentina, Uruguay and Chile) and the Andean Community.
Electric Ampera/Volt range extender wins green engine award
The range-extending 1.4-liter engine in the Opel Ampera and Chevrolet Volt won the “International Engine of the Year Award” for the best green engine in a field of 45 contenders, the first time in the 14-year history of the awards that a range-extending powertrain has won.
Eaton Signs Supercharger Distributor Agreement with Cosworth
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that it has signed a distributor agreement with the Cosworth Group, Northampton, UK, to supply Eaton’s TVS® Supercharger (Twin Vortices Series) and other Roots-type Superchargers to the European automotive market.
car2go Continues Expansion in Canada and the USA
car2go North America LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, announced today it will expand its carsharing operations in Canada and the United States this summer, making urban mobility more convenient, more flexible, and more widely available than ever before.
Nissan Establishes Zero Emission Fund
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of the Nissan Zero Emission Fund, a new fund for individual Nissan electric vehicle (EV) owners in Japan which converts the amount of CO2 emissions that are offset by driving the 100% electric Nissan LEAF to generate credits.
Siemens acquires Brazilian company for smart metering solutions
At the beginning of June 2012, the Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector acquired Senergy Sistemas de Medição S.A., one of the leading companies for smart metering solutions specialized in offering software and services for the prevention and reduction of non technical losses in the power distribution grid.
Quantum Announces First Delivery of Plug-In Hybrid Electric F-150 Pick Up Truck to Florida Power & Light
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTWW), a global leader in natural gas, hydrogen and hybrid/electric vehicle technologies, today announced that it has delivered the first pilot version of its plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) F-150 pickup truck to Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), in association with Dow Kokam, the lithium-ion battery system supplier for the PHEV F-150.
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Nissan and Nichicon to Launch the "LEAF to Home" Power Supply System with "EV Power Station"
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. will launch the "LEAF to Home" power supply system, which can supply electricity from batteries onboard in Nissan LEAF electric vehicles (EV) to homes when used with the "EV Power Station" unit developed by Nichicon Corporation. "LEAF to Home" is an industry first backup power supply system that can transmit the electricity stored in the large-capacity batteries of Nissan LEAFs to a residential home.
Electric Vehicle Innovation at GE-NAZA EV Experience
General Electric (GE) and NAZA Group of Companies hosted the ‘GE-NAZA Electric Vehicle Experience today, bringing together key stakeholders and industry players in the electric vehicle (EV) space to discuss EV deployment in Malaysia.
Enova Announces Development of ACUMEN™ System
Enova (NYSE AMEX: ENA and AIM: ENV and ENVS), a leading developer of proprietary hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components for the emerging green commercial vehicle market, announced today it has begun development of its next generation system, code named ACUMEN™.
MTA Promises a Greener Future for Michigan
The Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) today unveiled its new hydrogen fuel cell bus and opened their alternative fuel facility in Grand Blanc Township. The MTA is the first transportation agency in the Midwest with a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The vehicles will be stored at the Grand Blanc Service Center and Alternative Fuel Facility location.
Energy Department Webinar May 22: DOE Highlights Tool to Estimate the Economic Benefits of Fuel Cell Adoption
The Energy Department will present a live webinar on May 22, 2012, featuring a new modeling tool for estimating the economic benefits of fuel cells in early market applications. The tool, called "Job and Output Benefits of Stationary Fuel Cells (JOBS FC): Economic Benefits of Fuel Cells," estimates the number of jobs created by deploying fuel cells in forklifts, backup power, and prime power applications. The webinar will be offered on Tuesday, May 22, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Electric Vehicles Gaining Momentum and Advocates
Electric vehicles are expanding in scope, size, and shape. It’s a transformation that started nearly a decade ago and is just now solidifying. Established car makers like Nissan have invested big because they are confident in an electric revolution.
Emissions-free fuel-cell car from Mercedes-Benz conquers Hollywood
An increasing number of Hollywood stars are opting for eco-friendly mobility from Mercedes-Benz. Actress Diane Kruger is one of more than 35 environmental enthusiasts and early adopters in California who are among the first to drive the locally emissions-free B-Class F-CELL vehicle. This electric vehicle with fuel cells from Mercedes-Benz generates electricity on board in a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. With a range of around 400 km and short refuelling times, the B-Class F-CELL combines locally emissions-free mobility with suitability for long journeys and impressive performance. The vehicle produces no emissions, but only pure water.
Great Minds Think Electric
The 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles (EVS26) is a show completely dedicated to electric vehicles in the newest shapes, colors, and sizes. This year's event was the first time for both the Nissan LEAF and the Infiniti LE to sit side by side.
Enova Systems to display at EVS 26, SDGE 7th Annual Energy Showcase and ACT 2012 Expo
Enova Systems, Inc. (NYSEAMEX: ENA and AIM: ENV and ENVS), a leading developer of proprietary hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components for the emerging green commercial vehicle market, is pleased to announce that it will participate in the upcoming Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) 26 Conference as well as the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) 2012 Expo.
Leviton Launches Next Generation Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Leviton today announced the launch of its Level 2 (240V, 40A) charging station. Designed, tested and assembled in the United States, the next generation Leviton charging station is able to provide 9.6 kW output, and will charge the Toyota RAV4 EV in approximately six hours.
Delphi to Showcase EV/HEV Products at EVS26
Delphi Automotive will display its latest electric and hybrid vehicle technologies at the upcoming 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26), which will be held May 6-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
DBT announces press conference in partnership with French OEM Matra in Los Angeles
On Monday, May 7th/1.15pm (EDT) at Los Angeles Convention Center (West Hall, media briefing zone), DBT (booth#1246) will reveal, in partnership with French light-duty vehicle manufacturer Matra (#1248), innovative light-duty charging technologies for electric two-wheelers at the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS26), the world-class conference dedicated to electric vehicle innovations.
EV Project Marks Milestone With Over 24 Million Miles Of EV Operation
ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today achievement of a milestone in the development of plug-in electric vehicle infrastructure, with the collection of over 24 million miles of electric vehicle operating data since the inception of The EV Project.
Enova Systems Signs Purchase Agreements with Lincoln Park Capital, LLC
Enova Systems, Inc. (NYSEAMEX: ENA and AIM: ENV and ENVS), a leading developer of proprietary hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components for the emerging green commercial vehicle market, announced today that it has signed a purchase agreement on April 24, 2012 for the sale, from time to time, of $3.4 million of its common stock, including an initial investment of $250,000, with Lincoln Park Capital Fund, LLC (LPC), a Chicago-based institutional investor.
SMUD's Smart Grid Development
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), one of the most progressive utilities in the nation, is implementing an advanced operating system for its distribution system, the next foundation piece of the SMUD smart grid.
2012 Mitsubishi i Named a 10 Best Green Car by Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) has seen its breakthrough 100% electric-powered 2012 Mitsubishi receive yet another prestigious accolade with today's announcement by Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com that the Japanese auto manufacturer's all-new EV has made its "10 Best Green Cars of 2012" list.
U.S. Chamber Welcomes Seven New Members to Association Committee of 100
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today welcomed seven new executives to its Association Committee of 100. These business leaders will represent association members before the U.S. Chamber’s board of directors, enhance Chamber lobbying and coalition work, recommend programming, and strengthen outreach to the business and association community.
Public Charging Stations to Be Installed at Five Québec Hotels
The founding partners of The Electric Circuit-Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, RONA, METRO, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec-are pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to install charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) at their Québec hotels.
Acoustic Innovation: E-sound by Audi
Audi’s future e-tron models will cover long distances powered by practically silent electric motors. To ensure that pedestrians in urban settings will hear them, the brand has developed a synthetic solution: Audi e-sound.
Toyota To Hire 150 Engineers at R&D Tech Center in 2012
Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc., (TEMA), announced today that the company will hire approximately 150 engineers, technicians, advanced researchers and scientists by the end of 2012.
Chevrolet Volt March Sales Update
Volthighway2The Volt had its strongest sales month to date in March, with sales of more than 2,000 vehicles. Sales nearly doubled from January to February and that trend continued into March. This is positive sales growth and we're very pleased with the potential with the California market, where low-emission package Volts can now be driven in HOV lanes.
Official Launching of The Electric Circuit: First Public Charging Stations Now in Service
The Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife and Minister responsible for the Plan Nord, Clément Gignac, and the founding partners of The Electric Circuit—Les Rôtisseries St Hubert, RONA, Metro, the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Hydro-Québec—are pleased to announce the official launching of Canada’s first public charging network for plug-in electric vehicles (EVs)
car2go Opens For Business in Portland, Oregon
car2go North America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corporation, will officially launch a new way of carsharing in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, March 31; making a large network of low-emission shared-use vehicles widely available and affordable for those who live in, work in and visit Portland.
E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID and efficiency champions: Impressive efficiency without compromises
Mercedes-Benz is continuing its hybrid initiative with the new E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, the world's most economical luxury-class model (4.2 l of diesel/100 km, 109 g CO2/km). At the same time, efficiency champions such as the SLK 250 CDI, S 250 CDI, ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC and SL 350 BlueEFFICIENCY are emphatically demonstrating that the brand continues to take a pioneering role in the continuous improvement of vehicles with internal combustion engines in all classes. The common factor in all these environmentally compatible mobility solutions is their impressive efficiency, with no compromises whatever.
Volkswagen Launches E-Golf Test Fleet in the US
Mar. 20, 2012 - Volkswagen of America today announced that it will begin a pilot scheme to test 20 prototype E-Golf Battery Electric Vehicles over a nine-month period in select locations in the U.S. Twelve of these vehicles will be allocated to selected Volkswagen employees during the time period.
ECOtality Selected as 2012 New Energy Pioneer
Mar. 19, 2012 - Bloomberg New Energy Finance today announced ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, as a 2012 New Energy Pioneer.
Toyota Announces North American Organizational Changes
Mar. 16, 2012 - Various organizational changes will take effect April 1, as the company moves to further streamline its structure in North America in order to speed decision-making and further enhance customer satisfaction.
Iraq Veteran Joins Growing Army of Chevrolet Volt Owners
Mar. 16, 2012 - Bob Tanner isn’t the kind of guy who’d revel in someone else’s pain. But as fuel prices soar across the country, Tanner admits it feels good to pocket an extra $200 a month while his friends helplessly watch their fuel bills soar.
Prius c Launch Kicks Off with Strong Sales
Mar. 16, 2012 - Toyota’s subcompact Prius c five-door hatchback, the newest member of the Prius family of hybrid vehicles, is off to a quick start since going on sale March 12.
Top Industry Leaders to Speak at Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles
Mar. 14, 2012 - More than 100 exhibitors, 200 presenters, and approximately 3,000 electric drive industry leaders, government representatives and energy officials will participate in the 26th International Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles at the L.A. Convention Center on May 6 - 9, 2012.
ABB Signs Licensing Agreement with ECOtality to Utilize the Blink EV Charging Network
Mar. 14, 2012 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced it has signed a $5 million dollar non-exclusive licensing agreement with ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, to utilize ECOtality’s Blink Network for ABB’s electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.
CODA Earns Best-in-Class Range Rating from EPA
Mar. 13, 2012 - CODA Automotive, a leading developer of all-electric vehicles, today announced that the all-electric 31kWh 2012 CODA sedan earned a combined (city/highway) range of 88 miles per full charge range rating from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) based on standard testing procedures.
CODA Automotive Drives its First All-Electric 2012 CODA off the Production Line
Mar. 12, 2012 - Amid cheering employees, the first fully assembled CODA - a silver all- electric sedan with a 31 kWh battery pack - to be sold to consumers drove off the final assembly line. The momentous occasion officially kicked-off the final assembly of CODA Automotive’s first all-electric 2012 CODA five passenger sedans that will be sold in California - ultimately to current reservation holders.
Remy International, Inc. Signs Long-Term Agreement with Enova Systems, Inc.
Mar. 9, 2012 - Remy International, Inc., North America’s largest independent manufacturer of advanced electric propulsion motors, and Enova Systems, Inc. (NYSE: ENA and AIM: ENV and ENVS) have signed a long-term electric motor supply agreement. Under the five year agreement, Remy will provide its patented Remy electric motors to Enova for its all-electric drive systems.
Enova Continues Supply of Drive Systems to Smith Electric Vehicles
Mar. 5, 2012 - Enova Systems, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: ENA and AIM: ENV and ENVS), a leading developer of proprietary hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components for the emerging green commercial vehicle market announced today it has received further orders to supply drive system components to Smith Electric Vehicles Corp (Smith), a global leader in all-electric commercial vehicles.
Enova Systems joins GoElectricDrive Committee
Feb. 29, 2012 - Enova Systems, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: ENA and AIM: ENV and ENVS), a leading developer of proprietary hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems and drive system components for the emerging green commercial vehicle market announced it has joined the GoElectricDrive (GoElectricDrive.com) committee.
Model X, Fastest Selling Tesla Ever
Feb. 14, 2012 - Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) unveiled the highly anticipated Model X last Thursday evening at its Design Studio in Southern California. One day after the reveal, without any advertising, advance sales of the Model X exceeded $40 million.
Paul Gordon Joins ECOtality as Chief Technology Officer
Feb 13, 2012 - ECOtality, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECTY), a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, announced today that Paul Gordon has joined ECOtality as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Gordon joins ECOtality from Trilliant Networks.
First 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco Customer Takes Delivery
Feb 8, 2012 - Jeneise and Talfred Hunt of Romeoville, Ill. took their 2009 Malibu Hybrid to Advantage Chevrolet in Bolingbrook for an oil change this week and instead became the first customers to purchase the all-new 2013 Malibu Eco midsize sedan.
OnStar Looking to Make the Smart Grid Smarter
Feb 2, 2012 - OnStar is inviting utilities, energy companies and tech firms to develop Smart Grid solutions for the Chevrolet Volt using a set of proprietary OnStar application programming interfaces, or APIs.
Toyota Announces Pricing for 2012 Prius c
Feb 8, 2012 - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. today announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for the all-new 2012 Prius c which extends Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive to the subcompact segment. This dynamically styled, five-door hatchback will arrive at Toyota dealerships in March 2012.
Driving the green
Feb 1, 2012 - New study suggests that electric-powered trucks will save money for businesses.
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5
Jan 28, 2012- BMW takes the development of intelligent hybrid drive systems to the next level with the introduction of the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 – another series-produced model in which a combustion engine and electric motor join forces to enhance both efficiency and the brand’s hallmark driving pleasure.
Fast-charging electric with arctic whisper
Jan 28, 2012 - While the merits of the electric bus are zero CO2 emissions and no noise, unfortunately the batteries that deliver the electricity are not powered from thin air.
New 2012 forecasts for Electric Vehicles
Jan 27, 2012 - Old electric vehicle reports are useless: the subject is moving too fast. IDTechEx is the only analyst with 18 current reports forecasting sales of electric vehicles and their key components and they are all kept up to date.
Enova and Freightliner display Green for Free Vehicle
Jan 26, 2012 - Enova Systems, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: ENA and AIM: ENV and ENVS),a leading developer of proprietary hybrid electric and all?electric drive systems and drive system components for the emerging green commercial vehicle market is pleased to announce that one of the first pre? production vehicles resulting from Enova’s and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp’s (FCCC) recently announced Green for Free™ initiative (www.greenforfree.com) will be on display at the Portland International Auto Show January 26?29th.