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There is so much buzz about Electric Cars these days, I wonder is it really worth all the extra money we spend on it? Are Electric Cars going to fight the threat of Global Warming?
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To mark the 125th Anniversary of Varley Electric Vehicles, the Australian company shifted from its long history of golf-cart-like utility vehicles tosomething completely different: the evR450 electric supercar. The car was revealed at the end of October at the Australian Electric Vehicle Conference.
The car uses electric motors from Ultramotive Technologies and draws power from a 24-kWh lithium ion battery. The car offers 0-62 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 180 kph (112 mph). The sports car has a stated range or 160 kilometers (100 miles) and charges up in eight hours.
They do not resemble beasts of the road. Neither do they sport designs that would make any youngster swoon head over head over heels. But Reva, Twingo and Twike, the three electric/hybrid cars which were parked at the AP Pollution Control Board here on Tuesday, had just completed a 750-km long trip from Mumbai to Hyderabad with zero dependence on fuel, negligent emissions and top speeds in excess of 100 km/hr -- a limit otherwise touched by only fuel guzzling vehicles. For a country reeling under high fuel prices and maintenance costs, these three green vehicles, which were part of the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) campaign, showed the best course forward.
The team, which originally comprised five cars, two of which are expected to reach Hyderabad anytime, will continue their 15-day road trip to Bangalore, then to Goa and finally back to Mumbai.
While South Africans will have to wait a while to purchase an electric vehicle (EV), for now they can get a taste and feel for it. At least a dozen zero-emission electric cars have been doing the rounds in Durban since the start of COP17. COP17 delegates are being given a chance to test drive the Nissan LEAF, named World Car of the Year 2011, and Renault Fluence Z.E. courtesy of Renault-Nissan Alliance. These vehicles are also being used to shuttle people attending the climate change talks.
GreenTech Automotive’s MyCar is a 2-seater Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) which is a low-speed vehicle and, by law, limited to 25-35 mph in the US. MyCar was named electric vehicle of the year at the 2008 European GreenFleet Awards. It's range is about 70 miles while the estimated price is only around $10,000 each - before subsidies.
Read More: http://www.wmgta.com/en/products/mycar-nev
The Go Green movement has touched automotive companies as well with a lot of companies now manufacturing electric vehicles. It is interesting to note that though electric vehicles are getting popular, they are yet to find a foothold on the market. Most of the electric cars unveiled so far are concept versions.
1. Mercedes-Benz Aria Concept
2. Avions Amélie A25
3. Mercedes-Benz LeMans electric race car concept
4. Honda Native concept
5. Light in Motion Concept
6. Mercedes-Benz SF1 concept
7. Fisker Surf concept
8. One Euro Car concept
9. Chevrolet Mi-Ray Concept
10. EALO concept electric car
The i8 is a concept car, yes, but BMW insists its on track to bring it to production by 2013.
Under the hood is a 3-cylinder diesel engine that is mated to two electric motors. This combo can supposedly make the jump from 0-60 miles per hour in an fantastic 4.8 seconds, with a total range of 430 miles.
PHOTO COURTESY: http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/cars/2011-tokyo-motor-show-exclusive-innovative-green-concept-cars/page/4/
The Nissan LEAF won the 2011-2012 Japan Car of the Year on Saturday, the automaker's first national media title since the early 1990s.
The official website claims that the EV can cover a distance of 109 miles on a single charge on the Leaf's 24 kWh battery. The car takes 12 hours to get charged fully.
Total vehicles sales have dropped 12% in the U.S. since March 2007. Why? What does this mean for the future of the auto industry? Double-digit declines have - http://www.triplepundit.com/2008/04/a-seismic-shift-in-consumer-preferences-for-the-auto-industry/?dhiti=1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Gerbrand Ceder and graduate student Byoungwoo Kang have published details of their battery breakthrough - http://www.triplepundit.com/2009/03/the-li-ion-holy-grail/?dhiti=1
It would probably strike you as somewhat out-of-place to even be talking about a car that won the British Top Gear TV show's Luxury Car of the Year Award, - http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/12/coolest-green-car-never-heard-wins-luxury-award/
Toyota will be replacing its Axio racer with a Prius for next year's SuperGT season- the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship. The touring car Prius will reportedly run in the GT300 class against the recently released Subaru BRZ and Honda CR-Z, the latter of which – like the Prius – will use some kind of hybrid drivetrain in the championship.
Japanese carmakers push fuel-efficient vehicles, following the energy shortages caused by the March 11 quake and tsunami disaster.
Powered by a combination of two 40 kilowatt electric motors -- one on each axle -- as well as a direct-injection turbo petrol engine, the Volkswagen Cross-Coupe Plug-in SUV produces a combined 195 kilowatts of power and 486 foot-pounds of torque.
It can go from 0-62 mph in under 7 seconds in sport mode, with the Cross-Coupe Plug-in SUV going on to a top speed of 125 mph.
E-Canopy is a three-wheeled scooter. Honda envisions the all-electric trike primarily for personal use, though the large optional trunk may also make the vehicle ideal for small delivery businesses that may need to cover short distances. The large, plexiglass windscreen should help keep the driver fairly dry in light weather, though the lack of passenger seating may be a problem should the E-Canopy ever make it to production.
We always expected that eventually the price of the Nissan Leaf would decrease as the numbers produced increased, and now there's word that Leaf prices will fall with the arrival of the 2014 model. The world's best-selling passenger car EV is to be slightly revised and will not only be cheaper two years hence, it will offer more range and it will have a wireless charging option as well.
The wireless charging system will use a electromagnetic induction unit which is said to be 80 to 90 percent efficient and will be able to charge at rates between 3 and 6 kWs.
Despite the recent worrying battery car fires, Chevy Volt tops the satisfaction criteria, beating even Porsche.
Chicago’s largest car sharing program, I-GO, has launched a $ 2.5 million project, for electric vehicles that will use solar power. The program is adding 36 all-electric vehicles to its fleet, along with 18 solar-powered charging stations to power these cars. Each solar charging station, with 44 solar panels and a capacity of 10 kW, will be capable of powering 2 vehicles. Each station will cover 4 parking spaces and will be installed by 350Green by early 2012.
Suzuki's Q Concept is configured for two adults in tandem fashion, or an adult up front with two kids in the back. Suzuki says the Q is part car and part motorcycle. With a range of just over six miles, the Q isn't much of a car, but it could make a nice runabout for city-dwellers.
Back in 1973, at the 20th Tokyo Motor Show, Daihatsu - Japan's oldest auto maker - unveiled two electric vehicles, a 550-watt electric trike as well as the BCX-III electric car prototype. Now, nearly 40 years later, they are displaying the PICO a two-seater electric vehicle that is positioned between light automobiles and motorized bicycles. The PICO has been developed as a compact car model aimed at the environmentally conscious and delivery businesses.
Read about the PICO and other Daihatsu vehicles displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011 in this 4-page press release: http://www.daihatsu.com/news/2011/1109-2/20111109-2.pdf
Electric vehicle manufacturer Aptera has closed down business, months after returning customer deposits. The company which was about to obtain a $ 150 million DOE Advance Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan which would enable the company to open a manufacturing facility in Ohio, said it could not find funds from the private market to execute these plans.
The Aptera 2e, an extremely strong, three-wheeled EV with an expected range of 206 miles, had gained several customers, but could not invoke the interest of investors. The company has plans to manufacture a 5-seater mid-size vehicle that would cost around $30,000