Nissan Leaf Glacier Pearl

Nissan’s official response to the Leaf Battery degradation concerns

What started back in May as a few owners noticing one less bar on their Leaf’s battery capacity display has now turned into a larger issue. Up to 50 Nissan Leaf owners are said to be having the same issue. The battery capacity loss is being noticed in hot areas of the country like Arizona.… Continue reading Nissan’s official response to the Leaf Battery degradation concerns

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2012 Coda Sedan

Coda Automotive gives up on DOE Loan

After announcing a partnership with Great Wall Auto last week, Coda Automotive has apparently withdrawn it’s request for a $334 million Department of Energy loan. Coda was skeptical that the DOE’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan would ever be funded. According to Coda Auto’s vice president of government affairs Forrest Beanum, Coda Automotive was going… Continue reading Coda Automotive gives up on DOE Loan

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Infiniti LE Concept will make production within 2 years

Infiniti’s latest reveal, the Infiniti LE concept, is said to be hitting dealerships within 2 years in nearly unchanged form.The Infiniti LE is a purpose built electric vehicle (rather than a conversion of a current model) and would be the fancier sibling to the Nissan Leaf EV. The Infiniti LE Concept boats a 24kWh lithium… Continue reading Infiniti LE Concept will make production within 2 years

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Fisker Automotive doing fine, according to CEO

Just a few weeks ago, Fisker Automotive announced it was laying off 66 US workers to help conserve cash. That’s because Fisker missed some production deadlines and may not receive all of the DOE funding it had originally been granted and had planned on. Many media outlets were reporting that Fisker would soon fail, but… Continue reading Fisker Automotive doing fine, according to CEO

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2015 Volkswagen Golf Plug-in Hybrid

VW Golf Plug-in Hybrid will start selling in 2015

Volkswagen has announced it will start selling the Golf plug-in hybrid model in 2015 and is estimating that the Golf PLug-in Hybrid will be able to travel up to 30 miles on pure electric power. The VW Golf plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will likely use a 1.4 liter turbocharged engine and a 107 horsepower electric… Continue reading VW Golf Plug-in Hybrid will start selling in 2015

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Cost comparison of Electric Vehicle to Gasoline powered over 50 years

Thanks to AutoBlog.com, here’s an interesting graphic that compares the cost of owning a gasoline powered car vs an electric vehicle that uses solar panels on your house roof to charge the vehicle. Over 50 years, a gasoline car will cost $275,000 to operate – assuming 12,000 miles per year and a 20 MPG vehicle… Continue reading Cost comparison of Electric Vehicle to Gasoline powered over 50 years

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Berlin Police add Toyota Prius to fleet of electric vehicles

Government in Berlin is calling it Initiative 120. It’s an effort to have an eco-friendly fleet of police vehicles patrolling the capital city that will all have emissions of less than 120g/km – which is where the 120 in Initiative 120 comes from. 3 Toyota Prius hybrids have been delivered so far. 11 gas conscious… Continue reading Berlin Police add Toyota Prius to fleet of electric vehicles

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Fisker Karma is being recalled for fire hazard

Fisker automotive has issued a recall notice on all 239 of it’s Fisker Karma electric vehicles. The Fisker Karma, with a price that starts at $103,000 US, is recalling the cars because of a fire hazard, according to a report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety administration. In the report, Fisker said a hose… Continue reading Fisker Karma is being recalled for fire hazard

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Dodge Ram Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Chrysler to deploy Dodge Ram Plug-in Hybrid trucks for testing

Earlier this year, Chrysler delivered the first 20 units of its coming 140 Ram plug-in hybrid truck test fleet. 10 Ram Plug-in Hybrid trucks went to Clark County Nevada, and 10 went to Yuma Arizona. The Chrysler Plug-in Hybrid pickup truck project is a $97 million effort, with the Department of Energy contributing $40 million… Continue reading Chrysler to deploy Dodge Ram Plug-in Hybrid trucks for testing

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Australian Electric Vehicle sales seem slow

Electric vehicle manufacturers have long earmarked Canberra, Australia as being an electric vehicle hot spot. There’s plenty of people with fairly short commutes, and the city is fairly green-aware – lots of bicycles, farmers markets and the like. But since the Mitsubishi i-Miev came to market in August, Canberrans haven’t been rushing out to buy… Continue reading Australian Electric Vehicle sales seem slow

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Volkswagen E Up!

With every iteration of the Volkswagen Up! concept car, the release date moves further back. The most recent concept is the E Up! which is an all electric car that Volkswagen is talking about putting into production in a few years.

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