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Zap Electric Car Maker Names New Motor Supplier

Remy Electric Motors, LLC, has been named the new electric motor supplier to ZAP. Today ZAP Founder Gary Starr and Remy Electric Motors General Manager Kevin Quinn told an audience of exhibitors and participants at this year’s World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exposition (EVS) in Shenzhen, China, that the two companies have signed a long [...]

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House and Senate Unveil Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act of 2010

 The EV industry is about to get a big boost in the United States.  House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming Chairman Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) will introduce today the Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act of 2010, legislation that aims to advance the widescale deployment of electric vehicles and [...]

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Fraunhofer Institute - Fastracking Innovation of Electric Vehicles

Fraunhofer wheel hub motor on "freccO" demo vehicle

Battery systems, chargers, wheel hub motors – in the cars of the future, what will the components look like, and how will they interact with each other? Fraunhofer researchers are engineering the parts for electric vehicles and testing them on »Frecc0«, their demonstration vehicle. In a multi-disciplinary [...]


Chevy Volt Named Winner of the Detroit News Readers Choice Green Award

The Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range capability this week claimed The Detroit News Readers Choice Most Earth Friendly Award for being the greenest vehicle at the show. Each year, the Detroit News takes 100 readers to the North American International Auto Show at Cobo and then asks them to pick their favorites in a [...]


The First Lithium-ion Battery Manufactured for the Chevy Volt

Exactly three years since the day the Chevrolet Volt concept car debuted, GM manufactured the first advanced lithium-ion battery for a mass-marketed electric vehicle at GM’s Brownstown Battery Pack Assembly Plant. GM announced last August a $43-million investment to prepare the 160,000-square-foot, landfill-free facility for production of lithium-ion battery packs for the Volt and other electric [...]


GM Breathes New Life into Hamtramck Plant for All Electric Chevy Volt Production

Should an electric car be assembled in an old energy inefficient plant?

GM is the lastest manufacturer to announce that it will produce green electric or electric hybrid vehicles in an old car plant. While this may be great for local employment it does nothing for the overall Life Cycle Assesment of the impact the new [...]

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Lexus Debuts Revised LS 600h L Hybrid with Improved Battery Packaging

The Lexus LS 600h L sedan, the first vehicle to bring fuel-efficient gasoline-electric hybrid technology to the prestige luxury segment, debuts revised styling and new telematics systems for 2010.

The brand’s flagship model, the LS 600h L – the “L” signifying the long-wheelbase LS platform — provides the highest level of performance, technology and luxury in [...]


What Color do you want YOUR Volt to be?

I think that it is encouraging that discussion about GM’s new electric extended range vehicle has moved beyond whether it is a stupid idea or if it is too expensive for the average consumer or if the technology is commercially viable to something way more important. It seems that GM is having a hard time deciding [...]



eRUF Concept Model A “ Emotion without Emission”


Ruf Automobile GmbH, internationally well known manufacturer for high performance automobiles and the producer of the famous CTR-series is now introducing the first electrically powered sports car from Germany.

The fundamental ideas that lead to the development of the eRUF concept vehicle came from Alois Ruf. The car [...]

Battery developments

Panasonic Develops New Lithium Cell Based Battery

Osaka, Japan – Panasonic Corporation has developed a 1.5 kWh battery module from 18650-type (18 mm in diameter x 65 mm in length) lithium-ion battery cells, which are widely used in laptop computers, to provide energy storage solutions for a wide range of environmentally friendly energy technologies. For example, multiple units can be connected in [...]


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