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Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Picks Up Tech Award

The Automotive Researchers and Journalists Conference (RJC) recently met in Japan to award the upcoming Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid SUV with its ultimate clean tech award, the RJC “technology of the year” award for 2014. The Mitsubishi Outlander’s hybrid EV System features a high-capacity battery that sends juice to separate front and rear motors, and […]

November 19th

VW / Audi Pushes Wireless Charging (w/ video)

Audi’s Urban Concept tandem-2-seater first debuted last summer, amid promises of revolutionizing the “city car” concept and wireless, in-road charging for its on-board electric batteries. A few days ago, Audi posted a new video to its YouTube channel demonstrating the wireless system’s ability to conduct large amounts of electricity through the air at high speeds. […]

March 4th

EVCCON 2011: Electric Opel GT

It’s not easy to make a 1973 Opel GT sexier than it already is – but ripping out the engine to install an electric motor is a pretty good start, and that’s exactly what Texans Charlie and Tamara did! The married couple bought the Opel three years ago, and have been working to make the 70’s coupe into a forward-looking EV ever since.

September 24th

2015 Volt / Ampera to be Cheaper, More “Radical”

When Chevrolet showed off the original Volt concept car (above) it looked tough and muscle-y, despite its green cred. Petrolheads wanted to see the radically-styled, long-hood / short deck, chopped roof, and broad-shouldered machine get built – and (gasp!) environmentalists wanted it to get built, too. It seemed like the unified field theory of automotive […]

August 9th

Charge Your EV at Home – Now For Under $1000

Limited access to fast charging stations is holding back the widespread acceptance of EVs, but even some of the braver “early adopters” are being turned away if they don’t have home-charging stations … which can be pretty pricey!  Last week, though, California-based electronics firm ClipperCreek made getting a home charging station a little easier by […]

June 25th

Ever Monaco Electric Auto Show (video)

Our friends at recently visited Ever Monaco, an all-electric car show  which takes place in the heart of the tiny municipality, itself probably best known for its numerous appearances in James Bond movies and the classic Super Monaco GP game on Sega Genesis.  Also, there’s a race there.  Prince Albert in a can.  Lots […]

April 7th