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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

New Ashwoods Motor Makes Any Van a Stop-start Hybrid

UK-based Ashwoods Automotive has introduced a new bolt-on electric drive system that converts ICE-only commercial vans into stop-start hybrids, cutting overall fuel consumption by as much as 25%, depending on a vehicle’s driving cycle. Ashwoods’ hybrid system consists of an electric motor/generator and the company’s Intelligent Power Pack Module (IPPM), which contains the li-ion battery […]

September 16th