WrightSpeed manufacturers an innovative heavy duty electric truck propulsion system. The key to its range extended vehicle (REV) powertrain is a small multi-fuel turbine range extender engine that company head Ian Wright claims is 30% more efficient than any other turbine on the market. It provides 80 kW of power to keep the onboard batteries […]
Workhorse unveiled its W-15 plug-in hybrid electric pickup truck at the ACT Expo in Long Beach on May 2. With an range of 80 miles on battery power, the all wheel drive W-15 can carry 2,200 lbs and tow a 5,000 lb trailer.
May 2 is when Workhorse will introduce its W-15 plug-in hybrid all wheel drive electric pickup truck to the public. Here are some specifications shared with us by the company.
As exciting as the coming era of electric cars is, with its promise of swift, silent, emissions-free transportation for all, the truth is that trucks are some of the biggest polluters on the road. According to the US Department of Transportation, nearly 50% of all emissions from the transportation sector are attributable to light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks. So where are all the electric trucks? When will you be able to buy an electric truck? What’s going on in the electric truck startup world? For the purposes of this discussion, we will look at four categories of electric trucks — light-duty trucks, delivery trucks, freight trucks, and trash trucks.
As promised, Techrules pulled the wraps off a prototype of its turbine/electric supercar at the Geneva Auto Show. The car is said to have more than 1200 miles of range.
Mysterious Chinese start-up Techrules says it will introduce an electric supercar called TREV in Geneva with 1,242 miles of range, thanks to a gas powered turbine range extender engine.
In our 7th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into some of the really juicy stuff — specific features people want, car classes people are interested in, and some specifics regarding batteries. We asked only the non-owners/lessees about required and desired features […]
Originally published on EV Obsession. The topic/title I was given for my presentation at the EV Transportation & Technology Summit was “EV R&D and the Future.” You can jump right into the presentation below. In addition to that, or alternatively, you can read more about the backstory and a summary of the presentation in the text below […]
We here at CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 are launching our first report. It’s a report that was made possible by the thousands of readers who completed a handful of surveys we created to dive deeper into the electric car market. I think the report, Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want, fills a number of important […]
Sources say BMW is testing a plug-in hybrid carbon fiber research vehicle that can accelerate to 100 kph in under 7 seconds with emissions of 10 g per km.
Originally published on EV Obsession. With a much-improved 2nd-generation Chevy Volt about to hit garages, there are some great offers out there on 1st-gen Volts. As just one example, an Iowan recently spotted a 2014 Volt for $25,900 that is still eligible for the $7,500 tax credit, bringing it down to just $18,400. However, he actually got it […]
Those wanting to lead the world to a cleaner future and drive on electricity in London are getting another boost. “Ultra low-emission vehicles” (basically, electric cars) are getting a further reduction in London’s congestion charge, and taxi drivers with cars >10 years of age can get a decommissioning grant to drop their polluters and go electric. […]
Also published on EV Obsession and CleanTechnica. Chris DeMorro, the editor of Gas2.org, and I got a great opportunity for our first Cleantech Talk interview and 8th Cleantech Talk podcast. We got to interview Ian Wright. If the name isn’t yet familiar to you, two key things to know are that 1) he is the founder […]
One of our sharp-eyed readers spotted a one-off Chevy Volt powered by what looks like a Honda EU2000i generator. Is it just for laughs, or is it for real?
Mazda may bring back the iconic Wankel rotary engines (made famous in the RX-7 sports car) as a range-extending generator for a new, Japanese market hybrid.
West Coast Associate Editor Susanna Schick takes the Wrightspeed turbine truck for a spin around the block. Only this block happens to also be a racetrack.
No word, yet, on whether this is a real thing that Katy Perry did or some sort of elaborate Fisker Karma publicity stunt being carried out by Wanxiang.
Generating 400 HP from less than 40 kg of mass is no easy feat, but the big brains at Nissan’s motorsports division have managed to wrestle space, time, and physics into submission on this one. The 1.5 liter, three-cylinder, turbocharged engine you see here is going to add some fossil-burning power to Nissan’s 2014 LeMans […]
One of the great things about going to auto shows is the bags of swag you get to take home. Most of the time, the “swag” is a throw-away USB drive, but sometimes it’s a bit better. In the case of the BMW display at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, we got a great little […]
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…