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Country Comparison: Electric Car Incentives & Electric Car Market Share

Originally published on EV Obsession. Incentives are an interesting thing. Sometimes, the ones you think will work the best don’t work too well. Sometimes, ones you don’t think will have as much effect end up having a huge effect. Sometimes, incentives work great with one population but don’t work so well with another population. Electric car […]

September 24th

Weird Ride Wednesday: The Wood-Powered Trucks Of North Korea

It isn’t easy running a tyrannical dictatorship these days. Just ask North Korea, a country with so many internal and external sanctions that they don’t even have even oil to run the few vehicles they’ve got. That led the resourceful North Koreans to power their vehicles using gasifiers, which produce immense heat and break down biomatter, like wood, into a usable fuel. North Korea is just crawling with these mostly-wood-powered pickups and equipment haulers.

February 6th

Fisker Seeking Chinese Savior By Next Month

Sometimes it feels like we are picking on Fisker, because for the past year it has been one bad, sad news story after another. But it is hard to deny that Fisker faces a grim outlook unless they can get a much-needed injection of cash. This means the U.S. based automaker, which builds and ships cars over from Finland, has gone to China in search of funding…and they may have found it.

January 29th

Electric Cars on Ice – New World Record For Speed

The weekend’s unseasonable cold has once again given rise to thoughts of how well electric cars perform in the cold. Gas2 readers may remember a number of solutions for maintaining battery power and improving range in the bitter cold, but there’s another way to help EVs in icy winter conditions: winter tires. Finnish tire manufacturer […]

April 5th

ERA Electric Sportster Goes Ice Racing (w/ video)

ERA’s sporty electric RaceAbout coupe is a slick, 380 hp, all-carbon, 4WD Finnish sportscar powered by 4 hub-mounted electric motors that are enough to propel the car to triple-digit speeds. The ERA crew has already proven the worth of their car’s hardware at events like Progressive’s Automotive X-Prize and trackdays at Germany’s famous Nurburgring. Now, […]

March 24th

Video: ERA RaceAbout Laps the 'Ring (quietly)

Finland’s ERA wants you to think of their Electric Raceabout coupe as Europe’s answer to the Tesla Roadster.  To that end, the company has worked to establish the Raceabout’s “green” chops by successfully campaigning the car at events like Progressive’s Automotive X-Prize and the Michelin Challenge Bibendum, where the sporty coupe looked strong.  Now, though, […]

August 7th

Finnish ‘Electric Race About’ to Participate in X-Prize

Finland isn’t exactly a tour de force in the automotive industry. The small, scrappy Scandinavian country is mostly known for its exports of electronics and ships, as well as the tenacity of its Skiing soliders. But cars? That’s for the Swedes! Though maybe not anymore. Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences has unveiled its Electric Race About […]