An Oregon-based company, Arcimoto of Eugene, designed their fully electric vehicle capable of reaching no less than 190 mpg, if we take mpg as an energy reference.
Car designers Jaap Van Der Voort, Tiemen Stelwagen, Janne LeppÃƒÆ’¤nen, Roope Kolu and Tuulia Miettinen have designed a zero-emission concept car that can run on any type of road, including on water.
Shelby SuperCars, the makers of the ÃƒÂ¢€Ã…â€œWorld’s Fastest SupercarÃƒÂ¢€ the Ultimate Aero, have announced their plans to produce the world’s ÃƒÂ¢€Ã…â€œfastest EVÃƒÂ¢€ this summer, with the development of a hybrid motorhome.
Radu Gogoana, a Romanian student from MIT (I’m proud of Romanian students, btw, I am Romanian), leading a team of other students have an ongoing project aimed to build an electric car able to drive 200 miles on a single charge and charge in about 10 minutes. As you can see in the video below, they use A123’s batteries.
I don’t want to cross the decent border of believing in a conspiracy theory, but when the oil business is threatened these days, it’s normal that oil magnates wouldn’t sit back and watch electric cars and alternative energy providers take their piece of meat from right in front of them.
Something truly amazing comes from Turkey: some students from Sakarya University just released a prototype of what seems to be a car …
From Spring 2009, French battery/supercapacitor manufacturer BollorÃƒÆ’© and Italian car designer Pininfarina have finally reached the production line with their five-door hatchback electric Bluecar, and have started accepting online orders for it.
Th!nk, the electric car from Norway, has started a relationship with Oerlikon Graziano, who makes gearboxes. So, they designed a special gearbox, the only one at this time made specially for electric vehicles. With this gearbox, th!nk wil have the most efficient transmission system, would not waste energy on useless rpm, and run quietly.
I was talking in an earlier article about the possibility of electric car battery swapping systems installed on the roads, instead of gas stations. Mercedes did some testing back in the 70’s, and concluded that a battery swapping system was both inefficient and dangerous if it would have been implemented with the technology existing at the time.
I know my opinion doesn’t matter to those who matter, but it rather matters to me and probably to you, my reader. Since I saw what electricity could mean to the car industry and how it can revolutionize the way and what cars consume energy, I totally changed my mind about biofuels and other burnable liquids or solids. They are here, are working, but not for long – at least I hope so.
As many producers announce their hybrid or electric cars, it’s a more obvious sign that the future is for electric cars.
There is a competition to be the first one to produce electric cars and have them on the road.
China is trying to get on the track for this and they will try to produce 500 000 electric cars in the next two years. It might not sound much, but compared to the 2100 produced last year, it’s a great evolution.
Tai Chiem from Melbourne, Australia, has conceived the concept of an electric scooter, named Movito, somewhat different than the others existing on the market. It is different because of its versatility and refreshingly new approach of a millenium-old technology.
With similar specifications as the Tesla Roadster, Liv Inizio is an electric sports car made by EV Innovations formerly known as Hybrid Technologies.
Few people know about Magna. Magna is an Austrian car company that recently showed the MILA EV concept, an electric car. What is the connection with BMW?
Arizona is the testing ground for a new electric car charge network Nissan is going to develop.
The project is being created with ECOtality and Pima government association and is going to provide the electric support for the new electric cars Nissan will lauch in the US next year.
I happen to be an electric car enthusiast. I like the idea of driving clean and having silent power underneath me. It’s been talked about project Better Place lately, as being a system who uses a battery swapping infrastructure. IBM and the Danish government have involved in such a project and found it reliable. Mercedes, on the other hand, says they have tested the system in the 70s and found out it’s not so safe.