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Zero Motorcycles to open first exclusive dealership in North America, taking page out of Tesla’s book

When you think of an electric motorcycle, especially in the US, Zero Motorcycles is often the first to come to mind. They aren’t the only electric motorcycle company out there, but they are one of the best known for their multiple models of sporty and commuter electric two-wheelers.<p>The Santa Cruz, …

Motorcycles

Why Tesla And California Are Key To Electrifying The U.S. Automotive Industry, Regardless Of Low Oil Prices And/Or Anti-Green Policies

<i>The present article was first published on June 19, 2017, as a Marketplace piece for my subscribers only.</i><p>I have long thought that plug-in electric …

E-bikes give older cyclists a boost, as figures reveal battery power is a hit with over-55s

The rise of 'silver cyclists' is being fueled by electric bicycles, research suggests.<p>62 per cent of e-bikes in the UK are sold to people over the age of 55, market research by Halfords has shown.<p>In a statement, the retailer said that the UK may be “on the cusp of an e-bike boom”. Older cyclists …

Cycling

Some Dealerships Don’t Really Want to Sell You an Electric Car

A shopper in Texas, looking for the new Chevrolet Volt, was told that there wasn’t one within 1000 miles. At a California dealership, meanwhile, there were more than 20 Volts in stock, and personnel noted that Chevy’s plug-in hybrid is their top-selling car—and that it “flies off the lot.”<p>Both …

This electric car has 3 wheels and only costs $10,000

This affordable electric car uses only three wheels. The prototype comes from Sondors Electric Car Company. Their target starting price is just $10,000.<p><b>Storm Sondors</b>: We wanted to be able to execute [the] car quite fast to go from prototype, an idea, to engineering and production.<p>Sondors didn't …

As Demand For Electricity Falls, Utilities Look To Electric Cars To Save Them

As demand for electricity in the United States remains constant or declines, electric cars could become an important new market for utility companies

ISRO’s lithium-ion cells to set all-electric vehicles era rolling

CHENNAI: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday announced that it is ready to transfer lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries technology to …

Nissan starts new program to replace old LEAF battery packs

Nissan is launching a new program today to replace old LEAF battery packs with “refabricated” packs at a discount over new packs.<p>Electric car battery packs inevitably lose some of their capacity over time after some use.<p>It’s generally fairly limited to a few percentage points, but when it comes to …

London Black Cabs: Here's what it's like to ride in an electric taxi

<b>I’d never realised how primitive London’s black cabs actually are until I actually rode in one of the UK capital’s new fleet of electric taxis.</b><p>To be …

Kymco proposes battery swap scheme

Battery swap vending machines could be the key to the introduction of electric vehicles with long charging times, according to Taiwanese scooter …

EvoWheel converts almost any bicycle into an electric bike in just 30 seconds

1/11<p>Ready to give your old cruiser a makeover? The innovative EvoWheel turns almost any old regular bike into a speedy e-bike in under 30 seconds. …

Electric Bikes

Chinese Car to Be Built in Europe for First Time

BERLIN—Volvo Cars said it will start producing Lynk & Co’s sport-utility vehicle in Belgium next year, marking the first production of a Chinese automotive brand in Europe.<p>Lynk, which was formed in 2016, is jointly owned by car makers Volvo and Geely Auto, and their owner, Zhejiang Geely Holding …

Hyundai’s Kona is ready for almost anything

Imagine you're going out for the night with friends. You have the perfect jeans. You just picked up a great shirt or blouse. You're having a great hair day, your sock game is on point. Hell, you even picked up a new smartphone earlier in the day. You look great and step out on the town. Except …

Honda

Nissan is using recycled Leaf batteries to power street lights

Nissan is using old Leaf batteries in a very meta way: To power streetlights that will make roads safer for vehicles and pedestrians. Called "The Light Reborn," it uses a solar panel that charges up a battery, which can then power the LED at night with no external connection required. Nissan is …

Audi Will Build e-tron Electric Car at 'Carbon Neutral' Factory

A green car deserves a green factory.<p>Audi<p>Stephen EdelsteinView Stephen Edelstein's Articles<p>twitter.com/SAEdelstein<p>Electric cars cut down on carbon …

BMW iX3 Debut Rumored for Next Month

The iX3 would be BMW’s third offering under its electrified sub-brand.<p>BMW’s plan for an onslaught of electric vehicles isn’t news. The automaker has …

Tesla's Plummeting Share Price Shows That Musk Is Running Out Of Time

It is amazing to me that Tesla stock closed the penultimate day of February above $350 per share and today is struggling to hold $295 per share. The volatility in TSLA shares has bitten the longs with a 15% decline in 19 trading days, and the bulls are struggling to make coherent arguments. That …

Tesla

Vehicle to grid: quanto sarà “intelligente” la ricarica dei veicoli elettrici?

Redazione QualEnergia.itNell’isoletta portoghese di Porto Santo, Renault sperimenterà la tecnologia vehicle-to-grid per far comunicare le auto con la …

Nissan Introduces $2,850 Refabricated Batteries For Older LEAF

Announces exchange costs for new 24, 30 and 40 kWh LEAF batteries too.<p>Nissan is finally launching the exchange program for Nissan LEAF batteries in …

Chinese carmaker BYD close to completing battery recycling plant

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD Co will open a battery recycling plant in Shanghai in the second quarter as it looks to reduce raw material costs and help to address battery waste, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.<p>BYD has been building the plant and will hold a opening …

Everyone is making the same big mistake about electric cars

Compared to just a decade ago, we have a lot more choices when it comes to buying an electric car.<p>Short-range EVs such as the Nissan Leaf and the BMW i3 have been around for years, and long-range, mass-market EVs like the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model S have started to arrive.<p>Electric vehicles …

Startup Byton Says EV Crossover Will Cost $45,000 And Keep The Massive Dash Screen

The latest auto startup to make a splash at CES is Byton, and tonight the new company unveiled its first vehicle: an electric crossover-looking thing …

Toyota unveils new battery-electric autonomous vehicle concept, partners with Amazon, DiDi, Mazda, Pizza Hut and Uber

At CES in Las Vegas today, Toyota unveiled a new battery-electric multi-purpose autonomous platform concept that they aim to sell to new partners, including Amazon, DiDi, Mazda, Pizza Hut and Uber, for a multitude of different applications in their respective industries.<p>Akio Toyoda, President of …

The original archnemesis of the Tesla Model S is back — here's what it's like to drive

These days it's the world versus Tesla. Audi, Porsche, Mercedes, Aston Martin, and just about every other major luxury automaker with a heartbeat is working on a future rival for Tesla's Model S.<p>But that wasn't always the case. Back in 2012, the Tesla Model S burst onto the scene as a four-door …

The List Of America's Worst-Selling Cars Of 2017 Is Sad On Multiple Levels

Car sales overall weren’t as stellar as they’ve been in the United States last year. Yet predictably, the best-sellers were comprised largely of a …

Byton unveils its all-electric SUV starting at $45,000 with range up to 323 miles

After a few month of teasing and confirming that it will launch in the US in 2020, Byton, the international brand of China-based EV startup Future Mobility Corp, unveiled its first electric vehicle, which it refers to as “an electric intelligent SUV.”<p>As we previously reported, Byton was founded by …

General Motors' Chevy Bolt Just Beat Tesla's Model X

This contest was much bigger than a drag race.<p><b>General Motors</b> (NYSE:GM) said it delivered 3,227 Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) in the United …

A new ‘electric highway’ is going to connect Europe from Norway to Italy

A few days after announcing its massive electric vehicle charging infrastructure expansion, European electric utility E.ON elaborated on its actual plan to rollout charging stations across Europe – including an ‘electric highway’ of ‘ultra-fast charging stations’ that will connect Norway to …

Study: Cars can't yet match electric vehicles on efficiency

DETROIT -- If you prefer gasoline-power over a fully electric vehicle, you'll have to buy a car that's a lot more fuel miserly than the one you're probably driving now if you want to try to match efficiency.<p>A new study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds that …