Browsing the "Range Extenders/Generators" Category

True Cost of Ownership: 2013 Chevy Volt, One Year On

January 5th, 2014 | by Jo Borrás

I recently connected with the author of the piece below. Finding out that he was a Volt driver in Atlanta, and interesting city that is doing quite well on the electric vehicle front, I decided to ask him for a review of the vehicle… as I often do&hellip

Volkswagen XL1 Up Close in Barcelona (w/ video)

December 30th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

We’ve written a few times about the wickedly efficient (perhaps most efficient car in the world) Volkswagen XL1. I recently got to see the car over at EVS27 in Barcelona. Of course, I didn’t miss the opportunity to take a video and snap a few pics&hellip

Russian Yo Mobile Slashes Preliminary Production Predictions

July 16th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Yo Auto, Russia’s favorite, locally-built CNG hybrid manufacturer, took a big step away from relevance and credibility last week. Despite a sold-out 10 year run of Yo Mobiles and the backing of billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov’s Onexim Group to pay the bills, Yo Auto has cut Yo Mobile production predictions from 90,000 per year to just 40,

Whodunnit: Did Tata's Nano Kill Jag's Hybrid Supercar?

July 2nd, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Could the tiny, $2500 Tata Nano be behind the death of a future classic Jaguar? Will the new-for-2014 Nano’s sales numbers decide whether we get a future of awesome, kicass Jaguars and go-anywhere electric Range Rovers? Why am I asking so many questions!

Must-See: Jaguar C-X75 Build Video

June 29th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

First unveiled in 2010 as part of a joint venture between Jaguar and Formula 1 team Williams, the C-X75 Jaguar was a plug-in hybrid supercar powered by a range-extending gas-turbine engine mounted behind the seats. Here's a video explaining the whys and hows of it all!

Aftermarket Industry Rolls Out First EV Accessories

May 17th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

The automobile industry has a long history rich with aftermarket accessories, replacement parts, and modified parts to enhance drivers' experiences. It is about time that the electric vehicle industry got that as well, and the first of these EV-specific accessories is hitting the aftermarket now

Kymco to Build BMW i3 Extended-range Hybrid Engine

March 23rd, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Will the buying public care if their new BMWs are made in China? We'll soon find out, since Taiwanese company Kymco will soon be supplying engines for BMW's new line of i brand cars, starting with the i3. The ICE engines will add about 100 miles of range

LA Auto Show: Fisker Karma Phones It In Via Google

November 29th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

I'm not sure what it takes to get a time slot in the jam-packed schedule at the LA Auto Show media days, but I think having something new to announce is pretty much a requirement. So it's no surprise that Fisker chose to have a Q&A on Google Hangout livestreamed via YouTube instead of the usual fanfare. This actually makes more sense for a company still experiencing severe growing pains

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