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VIDEO: Lisa Klassen all smiles and burnouts with electric HST Shelby Cobra

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, USA We’ve shown you pictures of the electric HST Shelby Cobra 427 before sitting pretty while on display at EVS23 but now we have video of this sexy carbon fiber machine being propelled by its own 300 horses and 1000 lb-ft worth of spinning and drifting power. All the while the machine is […] […]

Mitsubishi, Yuasa quintuple lithium ion production before it even starts

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Manufacturing/Plants, Mitsubishi, Japan Click above for a high-res gallery of the Mitsuibshi i MiEV Once again showing how important automakers see the lithium ion battery is an announcement from Yuasa and Mitsubishi that their joint venture battery plant needs to be much larger than originally planned. In fact, the two companies have quintupled […] […]

Nissan shows off next-gen green vehicles including new EV and Hybrid

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Infiniti, Nissan Click the hybrid G35 for high-res images While Nissan has been offering a version of the Altima in selected states for the last two years with a licensed version of the Toyota’s hybrid system, they have been diligently working on their own design back in Japan. The Nissan developed system is […] […]

Renault-Nissan massive EV project also coming to Spain

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Nissan, Renault A hint was given when the Spanish Government announced its wish list to reduce the Iberian country’s dependence on oil but now it’s been announced by Europa Press: The Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce has announced an agreement with Nissan-Renault to study the possibility of a large-scale project (à […] […]

GM hopes to give Chevy Volt battery 10 year/150,000 mile warranty

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Chevrolet, GM In an interview with Design News, GM Vice President for R&D and Strategic Planning Larry Burns reiterated the company’s intention to have the lithium ion battery pack last essentially the life of the car. Since early on the program, GM officials have set the target lifespan of the battery pack […] […]

Bosch CEO talks lithium ion batteries and diesels

Filed under: Diesel, EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, HCCI In the wake of a new lithium ion battery joint venture, Bernd Bohr, CEO of Bosch is not concerned that automakers will try to keep battery production in house. In an interview with German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, Bohr was asked about the fact that several automakers including […] […]

Lotus announces Safe and Sound hybrid demonstrator

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Lotus click to enlarge For the past two decades, Lotus has been working on active noise cancellation technology to make cars quieter. While that may have been a good thing on internal combustion cars, the spread of hybrid and electric cars has made advocates for the blind concerned. Electrically driven cars tend […] […]

Nissan debuts its own hybrid and EV

Filed under: Hybrids/Alternative, Green, Nissan Click above for high-res gallery of Nissan’s new green cars Nissan has been selling a hybrid version of its Altima sedan in select U.S. states for the last two years that uses a licensed version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive. At the same time it’s been working on its own hybrid and […] […]