Porsche has started testing its three all-electric Boxsters in Germany. The Porsche Boxster is powered by twin electric motors that produce a total output of 241 bhp, and a battery pack that produces 29 kWh of power.
The all-green Nissan Leaf is at the top of its game. Fifty-seven auto journalists from 23 European nations have voted the 100 percent electric vehicle as the 2011 European Car of the Year, beating 40 contenders to win Europe's most prestigious motoring prize. This is the first time that an electric vehicle has won this accolade in the 47-year history of the annual competition.
Jaguar unveiled the striking C-X75 electric two seater super car concept at the 2010 Los Angeles Motor Show.
Honda unveiled the all-new Fit EV Concept electric vehicle and the platform for a midsize plug-in hybrid vehicle at the 2010 Los Angeles Motor Show.
Tata Motors has announced that the Indica Vista Electric Vehicle (EV) will be produced from the first quarter of 2011. However, the target market is UK and not India, its home ground.
General Motors has announced the price and started taking orders for the 2011 Opel Ampera, the European version of the Chevrolet Volt. The ex-showroom price of the Opel Ampera is €42,900 inclusive of 19 percent VAT. That’s about $58,718 at current exchange rates.
Yamaha showcased the EC-03 concept moped at the EICMA motor show. The company claims that the EC-03 can be charged in about six hours and with a single charge it can travel about 25 km at peak power. The company claims about 43 km per charge under regular road use conditions. The price of the Yamaha EC-03 is €2,390.
U.K.-based AVID Vehicles has launched a new all-electric utility vehicle with superior off-road performance. The ‘E-Warrior’ costs less to buy and less to run than a diesel or petrol-powered utility vehicle – and is quiet, clean and better for the environment, a press release states.
What a way for Jag to celebrate its 75th birthday! Last night at the Paris motor show, the British icon unveiled an all-new concept supercar, which gives new meaning to the word ‘electric’. Electric performance, electric looks and a shocking top speed – with nearly no emissions.
Renault joins electric-car race; previews Zoe at Paris Auto Show 2010
French carmaker Exagon Motors is set to showcase its electric sports car named Furtive-eGT at the Paris Auto Show 2010. The Furtive-eGT is a 2+2 seater, powered by a pair of Siemens-developed electric motors that can produce a massive 340 hp of peak power.
Coda Automobile Inc., the American start-up based in Santa Monica, California, has priced its new Electric Vehicle sedan at $44,900 (approx. Rs 20 lakhs), barring the cost of the charging equipment.
MINI, owned by the BMW group, is gearing up to unveil its “E Scooter Concept” at the Paris Auto Show 2010 next month.
Porsche has been increasingly taking an interest in alternative powertrains – the latest news is that the company plans to produce three Boxster electric sportscars which will likely be powered by Tesla Motors' internals.
Honda has launched its electric scooter, the 2011 EV-Neo, which will be leased out by the company from December 2010.
General Motors Corp (GM), ths US based automaker, is planning to enter the electric motors business. The company said that it is planning to make electric motors for hybrid and electric vehicles from the year 2013 onwards.
Remember the Audi e-Tron which made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2009? The latest news is that the company is planning to manufacture and sell the Audi e-Tron by 2012. Audi chairman Rupert Stadler told AutoCar magazine of UK that the e-Tron will see production in 2012. Oops. We mistyped it as 2010 - not 2012. Apologies. Production version in 2012. Sorry!
Polaris has introduced a neighbourhood electric vehicle that can also double as a golf cart. The cute Polaris Breeze NEV is an electric vehicle. Looking very similar to a typical golf cart, the Polaris Breeze can cart around a little bit of cargo or four people in relative comfort.
We talked about the Reva NXR and the Reva NXG recently. The car has been launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2009 yesterday. For once, not many dislike Dilip Chhabria's design. I have said this before - Dilip Chhabria either gets it right to amazing results, or they are a downright embarrassment to all of us. This time, he did the job, and how.
As the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show approaches, it seems we would all get washed away in the flood of leaked cars. The latest to join the cars that will be unveiled officially at the Frankfurt Show is the Audi e-Tron, an electric concept car from Audi.
Herpa Miniaturmodelle GmbH will unveil an electric version of the iconic Trabant, called the Trabant nT, at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Autocar has reported that Volvo is working on an all-electric concept, the Volvo C30 electric car, that will be unveiled at its Innovation for Life event, held after the 2009 Frankfurt auto show, in mid-September 2009.
The Frankfurt Motor Show that will be held in September 2009 is just weeks away, and, predictably, rumor mills have gone into overdrive.
Nissan has unveiled its new electric car, the 2010 Nissan Leaf, which it plans to launch in the Japanese, European and American market in 2010.
The Mitsubishi iMiev electric car is currently on display at the Canadian International Auto Show. We have been hearing about this car for more than an year, and it looks like a real car that would come to the markets in Europe, USA, Canada and possibly even India.
Tesla has released a teaser photo of their Model S electric sedan. Tesla's electric sportscar, the Tesla Roadstar, is yet to enter production. The Model S electric sedan would take some time coming, and the company has only produced 200 Tesla Roadster cars so far.