By on May 30, 2013

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New and current Honda Fit EV customers can look forward to a reduction in their lease costs.

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By on May 28, 2013

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Elon Musk is turning his sights towards the Nissan Leaf. The Tesla Motors founder says his ultimate goal is for a sub-$40,000 car that’s better than Nissan’s EV, and he’s hoping to make that happen within 4 years.

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By on May 27, 2013
Select EV Sales
Company Vehicle Units Time-frame
Tesla Motors Model S. 4,900  Q1 2013
Fisker Automotive Karma  < 2,000  since inception
CODA Coda 100  since inception
BYD BYD e6 1,700 2012
Nissan Motor Leaf 62,000  since inception

Source: ABC News
By on May 27, 2013

Better Place “filed a motion in an Israeli court to wind up the company, bringing an end to a venture whose battery charging network had aimed to boost electric car sales,” Reuters says. (Read More…)

By on May 16, 2013

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The annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is quickly turning into a Nurburgring equivalent when it comes to bragging rights of electric vehicle makers. The venue is perfect for EVs:  The track is 12.42 miles long, as cinch even for the most range-challenged EV.  The track finishes at 14,110 ft, a height that deprives ICE-powered cars of oxygen and some 40 percent of their power. An EV just laughs at the breathless engines. I learn all those trivia today in Mitsubishi’s showroom in Tamachi, Tokyo. A descendant on Mitsubishi’s iMiev will be part of the electrified hill climb. (Read More…)

By on May 15, 2013

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Beleaguered EV start-up Better Place faced yet another blow this week, as Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn declared that rapid-charging, not swappable batteries, will be the predominant charging technology for EVs.

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By on May 15, 2013

Scaling back from its former intentions of becoming “China’s No. 1 automaker by 2015 and the world’s leading car maker by 2025,” China’s BYD now wants to become a world-class fish in Hong Kong’s taxi pond. (Read More…)

By on May 10, 2013

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Bosch has introduced a home charging point for EVs that costs half as much as current competitors, which will no doubt be welcome news for current and prospective EV buyers.

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By on May 8, 2013

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Ferrari will be scaling back production in 2013, in an effort to help retain some of the brand’s exclusivity.

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By on May 6, 2013

 

Toyota plans to defend its electric title at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with a tweaked TMG EV P002. The electric racer is currently on its way to Salisbury, N.C., where TRD USA will perform aerodynamic upgrades to the Radical-based chassis. (Read More…)

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