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Subaru to Evaluate Quick Charge Electric Car with New York Power Authority

Subaru R1
Subaru R1

NEW YORK, March 20, 2008 – Subaru today announced that it would begin evaluating its R1e electric vehicle (EV) in the United States this summer. The Subaru R1e will be on display at the New York International Auto Show, from March 21-30 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Based on the Subaru R1 minicar sold in Japan, the R1e was developed by Subaru in partnership with the Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. (TEPCO). The utility has been testing a fleet of R1e electric cars since 2006. As part of a U.S. test program, two of the Subaru R1e electric cars will join the New York Power Authority (NYPA) fleet. Continue reading Subaru to Evaluate Quick Charge Electric Car with New York Power Authority

Tesla Motors Begins Regular Production of 2008 Tesla Roadster

Tesla
Tesla

San Carlos, Calif. – (March 17, 2008) — Regular production of the 2008 Tesla Roadster commenced today, marking an historical milestone for Tesla Motors and a watershed in the development of clean, zero-emissions vehicles.

First unveiled as a prototype on July 19th, 2006, the revolutionary Tesla Roadster generated an extraordinary response from people everywhere who were inspired by the vision that beautiful, high performance cars could generate zero-emissions and burn no oil. Continue reading Tesla Motors Begins Regular Production of 2008 Tesla Roadster

What is a “Green” car?

ECOstrive – Green is more than just a color, today it has come to represent environmentally friendly technology. With so much talk of reducing emissions and lowering our dependence on foreign oil, it is hard to figure out which new automotive technology is the best. There are alternatives available now that can help us reduce our pollution and dependence on oil. This article will attempt to review the available technologies and help you determine which is best for you. Continue reading What is a “Green” car?

Better Battery Technology Could Soon Power Your Car

A123's m1 Lithium Nano Battery
A123's m1 Lithium Nano Battery

ECOstrive – A123Systems has a battery technology that powers DeWalt tools today, but could be powering electric and Plug-in Hybrid cars tomorrow.

DeWalt’s new 36 volt cordless systems use A123Systems’ new m1 Nanophosphate™ lithium ion battery technology to get 2 to 3 times the run time, and cut charging time to about 1 hour. But the real promise will be the use in electric vehicles. The technology yields an incredible amount of power for the weight, and is much safer than traditional lithium ion technology. Continue reading Better Battery Technology Could Soon Power Your Car

Tesla: Taking Action

Tesla Roadster
Tesla Roadster

ECOstrive – Tesla Motors has taken action in making electric cars more mainstream. They were not content with the current state of the electric vehicle, boxy, small, slow and very limited range. They decided to take electric cars to the opposite extreme. The Tesla Roadster is sexy, fast, and has a range that is manageable for a sports car of its class. Continue reading Tesla: Taking Action

A123Systems Signs Production Contract for Think Electric Vehicles

A123Systems
A123Systems

GENEVA and WASHINGTON – March 5, 2008 – GE (NYSE: GE) announced it is ramping up its efforts to enable global electrification of transportation by investing in Norwegian electric car manufacturer Think, which unveiled a five-seat crossover concept car in Geneva today. To power its vehicles, Think has signed a commercial supply agreement with lithium-ion battery manufacturer A123Systems. GE is in a unique position to help both companies commercialize technology to make electric transportation practical and affordable. Continue reading A123Systems Signs Production Contract for Think Electric Vehicles

Detroit Electric Car to Return After 100 Years

Detroit Electric
Detroit Electric

JINHUA, China and SANTA ROSA, CA (February 7, 2008) – In a joint announcement, US electric car pioneer ZAP (OTC BB: ZAAP) and China Youngman Automotive Group announced today they are reviving the 100-year-old electric car brand Detroit Electric for their automotive joint venture. Detroit Electric officials look forward to bringing new vehicle technologies to market by 2009, and beyond that the possibility of bringing new manufacturing and green collar jobs to California.

Detroit Electric plans to introduce its first electric cars and buses in 2009. The ZAP Alias, which is under development for the joint venture, will be one of several vehicles being planned to carry the Detroit Electric brand. ZAP is planning a presentation on Detroit Electric for North American auto dealers at NADA 2008, the world’s largest auto show for dealers. Learn more about the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) annual meeting and exhibition, February 9-12, 2008 in San Francisco at http://expo.nada.org. Continue reading Detroit Electric Car to Return After 100 Years