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Spy shots of a 2018 Nissan LEAF have surfaced online thanks to an alert tourist in Barcelona who captured one during a photo shoot. The car is scheduled for its official reveal in September.
The 2018 NIssan LEAF will come with e-Pedal technology., introducing true one pedal driving for all.
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 […]
Ford has unveiled the first hybrid police cruiser, a beefed up version of the Fusion Hybrid specially prepared to survive the rigors of police work,
Gas2 reader Caleb Hey has glowing things to say about his Nissan LEAF after one year of ownership. He has also has made a video of his experiences.
Gas2 reader Mike Winger writes about his experiences with a second generation Chevy Volt. He says this is one time that General Motors has under promised and over delivered.
I have just returned from Italy, where getting around on scooters is practically a national religion. They range from tiny (and tinny) 50 cc models suitable only for use in crowded urban environments on up to 650 cc offerings that can take on major highways. In general, scooters offer a lower riding position than traditional […]
It’s day three with the Chevy Volt and I find I am becoming very fond of the car. I’m going to be sad to see it leave my driveway next week.
My first full day with the Chevy Volt went off without a hitch. The car is quiet and powerful. It also went a lot further on battery power than I expected.
48 volt mild hybrid systems can power many vehicle systems like stop/start, active suspensions, power steering and coolant pumps, and air conditioning compressors. Many rely on ultracapacitors.
The clever kids at Bosch have figured out a way to keep EVs warm in the winter withOUT draining battery life and range. You definitely want to check it out.
Via EV Obsession: The world’s first commercial Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road freight trucks/vehicles was recently unveiled by Skeleton Technologies and Adgero SARL. The new system can reportedly reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 15–25% — depending upon traffic circumstances and terrain. The new Adgero Hybrid System is composed of a bank […]
Originally posted on CleanTechnica With more than 2,000 Superchargers all across Europe, the United States, and China, Tesla Motors is making it easier than ever for Model S owners to drive and charge for free. But what if you happen to own a Model S outside of one of Tesla’s officially supported markets? For the […]
The folks at Rebbl know a lot about converting a car with an internal combustion engine into an electric vehicle. They have made mistakes and learned from them so you don’t have to. Now they have taken all the hard earned knowledge and used it to create a list of 10 things you should ask yourself before you start your […]
In this video, driver Sam Bird talks about his first day of on track testing in the Virgin Racing Formula E race car.
Echo Automotive is offering operators of the Ford E-150 and Chevy Express vans a bolt-on plug-in hybrid system that can boost fuel economy by up to 50%.
The 2014 Mazda 6 GT: a drop-dead gorgeous machine whose primary purpose is, I think, to sell more base-model Mazda 6 Sport sedans with manual transmissions.
Thanks to the success of the Prius and others, hybrids have become a big deal in the automotive universe – so much so that boutique carmakers like Porsche and Ferrari are looking to hybrid technology to stay relevant. Cars aren’t the only people-movers moving to hybrid power, of course. Trains are adopting the technology in […]
A few days ago, I said something about making sweet love to Acura’s NSX while everyone else at the auto show was paying attention to Hyundai’s new Elantra coupe (note: I actually yawned while typing the words “Hyundai’s new Elantra coupe”). The NSX, with its curves and stance and its promise of blistering trackday performance, […]