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BYD to sell EVs in Israel

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, China, Middle East Chinese automaker BYD has announced that it is going to start selling electric cars in Israel by 2009, as well as European markets in the following years. The planned models are the BYD E6 and a Plug-in Hybrid F6DM, which will benefit from Israel’s soon-to-be installed electric charging stations network […] […]

A123 Systems files for initial public offering

Filed under: EV/Plug-in Many of you who have been pestering us in the comments for the past couple of years about wanting to invest in A123 Systems and you may now have your chance. A123 is the Massachusetts based company that has developed a lithium ion battery chemistry based on nano particle iron phosphate. […] […]

Sunmotor Group to introduce solar car this year

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Solar We just got tipped that Sunmotor, an electric vehicle hopeful based in Boston, plans to release its first product in America. It’s solar and electric powered car ain’t pretty, that’s for sure. In side profile from wheel-to-wheel, you’ll notice that Sunmotor’s car is a clear smart fortwo knock-off. We wish it stayed […] […]

Popular Mechanics takes a spin in Nissan’s EV-02 prototype

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Nissan Nissan unveiled the latest edition of prototype electric Cube a few days ago as part of an advanced technology forum in Japan. Unfortunately ABG didn’t get an invite to this event. Popular Mechanics however did have someone on hand and he got to sample the EV-02. The Cube stores electrical energy in […] […]

A step further: Regional government supplies electric bikes to show feasability

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, On Two Wheels, European Union A few months ago, we spoke about the Government of Cantabria, Spain, and its BioBike project to promote the use of electric bikes. The program just got an additional boost when that Government supplied 16 electric bikes to the main media of the region to promote its use […] […]

Triac tryouts to begin this October, deliveries in November

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, USA A little while back we told you about a ,000 highway-speed electric car promised for the American market by Green Vehicles called the Triac. It seems, as with every other electric car program (except, so far, Aptera), that the launch has been delayed and now a new estimated delivery schedule has been […] […]

Mitsubishi iMiEV to get tested in California in Q4 2008!

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Mitsubishi, USA Those folks in America wanting to buy an all-electric Mitsubishi i MiEV sometime in the future now have a reason for increased optimism. The company has just announced agreements with both Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG & E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) to test how the vehicles fare under […] […]

France supporting the development of the EV car

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, European Union Usually news from France about EV cars are good. The country started developing electric versions of models very early, although most projects were halted in the mid-90s when problems with battery technology arose. With the newest technologies, specifically lithium-ion batteries, the things are starting to work again and we’ve had quite […] […]