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Is A123 Systems losing Black and Decker before its IPO?

Filed under: EV/Plug-in Just last week we found out that lithium ion battery maker A123 Systems had filed the first batch of paperwork required for it to make an initial public stock sale. Having tried to read through a few of these kinds of filings in the past, we took a pass this time around. Fortunately […] […]

New electric car coming from Fosh Automotive in three days?

Filed under: EV/Plug-in These days, radical claims concerning new alternative and green vehicles are flying rampant, with Shelby Supercars, Ronn Motors and now Fosh Automotive all making semi-announcements. Fosh Automotive? Yeah, we hadn’t hear of them either before now, but they are making some outrageous claims on their website. To wit: “In our pursuit to completely reinvent […] […]

At Witz End – GM’s EV1, the True Story, part I

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, GM, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, Green Daily, At Witz End Triumph of technology set the stage for the future Our gift is a world of opportunity. To leave it a better place than we found it is our greatest gift to the next generation. – Ken Baker, GM Electric Vehicles “Since when does being an auto engineer […] […]

VIDEO: Bob Boniface discusses the changes to the production Volt

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, GM Bob Boniface the director of the E-Flex design studio at GM is in Traverse City MI this week for the Management Briefing Seminars. We already saw the new teaser shots of the Volt released yesterday and Green Fuels Forecast had a chance to speak with Boniface following his presentation. Boniface elaborated […] […]

VIDEO: ZAP Xebra hacked!!!

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Zap Kids today. Give them a new toy and before the sun goes down it’s been taken apart, hacked, and maybe even improved. Jeff isn’t exactly a kid and he picked up this toy some time last January but a Xebra isn’t exactly an Playstation so it took a little time. The point […] […]

Mass transit going greener: Urban tramway to work with solar power

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Solar, Transportation Alternatives, Green Daily, European Union I’ve had the pleasure to visit the beautiful island of Tenerife a few times, which is the largest of the Canary Islands. Being a very mountainous island, it’s a difficult place to build a railway system, but they’re catching up with a new tramway line which […] […]

Learning from the past: two green Golfs almost lost to history

Filed under: Etc., EV/Plug-in, Volkswagen, Germany Although the current signature for the “greener” VW Golfs is BlueMotion, there have been at least two models in the Golf’s past that should be considered green for their time. German’s Auto-News has published a complete report about special-edition Golfs and there are two green variants: One is an ancestor […] […]

Johnson Controls-Saft get $8.2m for batteries, calls money-givers ignorant

Filed under: Emerging Technologies, EV/Plug-in, Legislation and Policy, USA Johnson Controls-Saft has been awarded a contract worth some .2 million for the development of lithium ion batteries and the associated system that goes into making them an automotive-ready pack. The goal is to find out how feasible the planned push for PHEVs really is. According to […] […]