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Is Japan ready for the EV revolution? Sure looks like it

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Japan According to a Financial Times online article, the answer to the question in the headline is yes. The EV revolution will require a lot of participants, and editor J. Soble summarizes the recent efforts from four Japanese automakers, the postal service, a utility company and the Japanese […] […]

EnerDel ramping up battery production to supply Th!nk

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Th!nk (Think), USA Click above for more shots of the Th!nk Ox and City Th!nk Global recently hired a new President and COO named Richard Canny who had previously been Ford’s Worldwide Director of Strategic Planning (details in the Th!nk release after the break). It didn’t take too long for Canny to announce that […] […]

Miles EVs doing Mile High duty for Dems in Denver

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Miles EV click to enlarge It’s not all beer-powered trucks at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this week. Aside from the Daily Show’s interest in electric vehicles and Daryl Hannah, there are more alternatives in action. Like the pure electric vehicles from Miles EV that are in town to help volunteers get around […] […]

Electric Vehicle Rolling Showcase brings Daryl Hannah to the Daily Show

Filed under: Etc., EV/Plug-in, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, Green Daily click to enlarge When Daryl Hannah sold her biodiesel El Camino on eBay earlier this year we didn’t think it would herald a full-scale shift from biofuels to electric cars, but at the very least it moves her more into the hybrid zone (i.e., she supports multiple fuel alternatives, […] […]

Electric Jeep DJ-5E undergoing restoration in Canada

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Jeep, North America, USA Click above for more high-res shots of the Electruck Back in the ’70s (when the Big 3 were really the Big 4), American Motors flirted a bit with electric vehicles. Perhaps their greatest successes came from the Jeep side of the ailing brand. Known internally as the DJ-5E and to […] […]

Fosh Automotive = Hoax (and an anti-Barack Obama one at that)

Filed under: Etc., EV/Plug-in, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, Green Daily OK, so FOSH got our attention last week by kinda, sorta promising the sky when it comes to green car dreams. But, reading their words again, it’s painfully obvious that all of the “mights” and “coulds” in that announcement were important for the smokescreen that these […] […]

Tesla Roadsters reportedly experience glitches during Euro test drives

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Tesla Motors Ever since Tesla Motors started letting outsiders actually drive the Roadster late last year the reviews of the over-the-road experience have been largely favorable. In recent months, Tesla has been taking the Roadster on a European tour trying to drum up sales on the continent. One of the people who drove […] […]

GM powertrain plans: high-tech, low weight

Filed under: Diesel, EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Hydrogen, GM, HCCI, Lightweight Click above for more early images of the production Chevy Volt It’s no secret that we appreciate what General Motors has been able to do with just two-liters. The direct injected and turbocharged mill powering the rear-wheel drive Solstice GXP and Sky Redline along with the front-wheel drive […] […]