Industry sources say Chevrolet will lose $9,000 on each Bolt it sells. How can it afford to do that?
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An all-new set of liquid-cooled engines with start stop technology mean the 2017 Vespa GTS has low emissions rolling, and ZERO EMISSIONS standing!
Driving an electric car to work just got a lot easier for Honda employees – the company recently committed to installing 120 new EV chargers at its HQ.
By 2018, any automaker that wants to sell cars in California needs to build either electric or hydrogen vehicles, or spend a lot of money buying Zero-Emissions Vehicles (ZEV) credits from companies like Tesla. At least, that’s how it was supposed to be. Automotive News reports that after hearing pleas from five smaller automakers, including […]
ZEV sales requirements for automakers in California could be altered at a meeting later this week as smaller automakers push for more time and less EVs.
One of the presenters at EVS27* was Jack Broadbent of the Bay Area Quality Management District. I actually missed his presentation, but Jack indicated to me in a follow-up Q&A session that he could get me results from US EV owner surveys. I emailed…
Before they became the de-facto European streetbike for guys who wear flat-brimmed hats bbut can’t afford a Ducati, KTM motorcycles were the stuff of off-road legend. With the introduction of the first Duke, they practically invented the idea of a roadworthy stunt bike. Now, KTM is going back to its crazy, road-terror roots with their […]
The new electric Land Rover Defender concept uses a simple, air-cooled battery and motor combination that can pull more than 12 tons up a 13% grade, wade through 3′ of water, and play off-roader and rock-crawler for more than 8 hours on a single charge. YEAH!
Not too long ago, China appeared to be shooting past everyone else in the race to dominate alternative energy industries — Especially the wind turbine, solar panel, and electric vehicle industries. But Chinese consumers aren’t buying up EVs as fast as hoped, leading to a glut of electric car companies as the larger fish snap up the smaller ones.
Size doesn’t matter – at least, not when it comes to beauty and charm. The mia, a microvan produced in France, is the embodiment of practical and cute wrapped up in a tiny package. How Much Car Is Enough? The mia rolls off the line in Cerizay on 14” electric wheels, to the tune of […]
The California Air Resource Board, or CARB, has a checkered history within the Golden State, passing some very progressive policies that ultimately proved either too ambitious or poorly enacted. We have CARB to thank for GM’s EV1, as well as the subsequent failure of first-generation electric vehicles. Last week CARB voted to enact increasingly tough […]
After a few months of regularly commuting on two wheels, I have come to a conclusion: two wheeled rides are awesome. That said, two-wheeled vehicles of all kinds are not without their drawbacks. Pedal-powered bikes, for example, are great exercise and good for the environment – but no one wants to get sweaty and gross on […]
Like many green-tech enthusiasts, I’m simultaneously a fan of cutting-edge green tech, scooters, and the sort of pie-in-the-sky “vaporware” projects that push the boundaries of what we think of as possible. As such, the compressed-air propelled scooter concept (above) is flipping all of my switches. It’s called the Hornet, and it combines a compressed-air engine, […]
In one fell swoop, BMW has released its new “i” sub-brand on the world, and made every other car on the road look like a relic from the horseless carriage days. The future, as they say, is now. This is what the future will look like. It sure has been a he(ck) of a ride […]
GM’s upright, Segway-like EN-V electric vehicle has been given the green light for production, with high hopes to see the EN-V become a key part of major cities and car-sharing programs by 2020. As with the original concept vehicles that made their debut last year, the production EN-V will be fully electric, powered by li-ion […]
My enthusiasm for Toyota’s little iQ has been well documented here on Gas 2.0, and its arrival on US shores in 2012 has been hotly anticipated. Now, however, it looks like I’ll have a tough choice to make: gas-powered, or electric! The electric iQ’s impending arrival on US shores was announced at Toyota’s US dealer […]
With a sticker price of just $29,990 (before a $7500 federal tax rebate) Mitsubishi will sell you a brand-new, Mitsubishi i SE, complete with 66 hp highway-legal electric motor, premium sound system, a gussied-up interior (below), and more – which means Mitsu’s i comes in at several thousand dollars less than even the base Nissan […]
Despite carrying a pricetag in excess of $40,000, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne insists that Fiat will lose as much as $10,000 for each of the upcoming (2013) electric 500Cs it sells, adding that “the economics of EVs simply don’t work. On the 500 that (Chrysler) will begin selling in the U.S. next year, we will […]
Saab’s new owners announced the all-electric 9-3 ePower late last year, and has just revealed the system that will provide motive power: a 180 hp “PowerPhase” system from UQM Technologies capable of pushing the car to 60 mph in a pretty zippy 8.5 seconds (about the same as a 1980’s 5.0 Mustang convertible w/ an […]
New Holland’s revolutionary ZEV NH2 tractor will be making its North American debut at next week’s Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa… but it’s much more than a static concept: it’s a fully-functional prototype of (what New Holland hopes will be) the farm tractor of tomorrow. More – including pictures and videos – after the […]