Browsing the "range anxiety" Tag

Hawaii Sets EV Charging Prices To Alleviate Cost Anexiety

July 18th, 2013 | by Scott Cooney

To encourage EV ownership, Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) and the state energy office have announced today that regulatory approval has been achieved for differential rates on EV charging stations. In other words, EV owners can charge at EV charging stations without worrying about what rate they're paying for the electric, or about peak demand charge hours. The rates are an attempt to encourage EV ownership in Hawaii, a place where range anxiety is limited by geographic barriers (that's the techy term for "an ocean on all sides")

Bob Lutz: "Electric Car Future Definitely Coming"

June 13th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

Bob Lutz was interviewed on CNBC about the Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, and the electric car industry. And as always, Maximum Bob did not disappoint with timid expectations. Nope, according to Lutz, the electric car future is on its away, and there is nothing you can do about it.

Up Close and Personal with the Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid (w/ video)

March 13th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

This XC60 plug-in hybrid combines a new 280 HP turbocharged 4-cylinder engine based on Volvo’s modular “VEA” platform with a 70 HP electric motor mounted at the rear of the car. With 350 combined HP and 100% of the electric motor’s torque applied to the rear wheels at launch, the XC60 plug-in can scoot to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds!

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