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Is Mazda working on an extended range electric vehicle?

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Mazda While both General Motors and Ford have shown extended range electric vehicle concepts, only the former has committed to producing such a vehicle. We have written endlessly here about the Chevrolet Volt, but now there may be a new challenger on the horizon from an unexpected corner. The Zoom-Zoom factory at […] […]

Hafei Saibao EV passes crash test; good news for Miles’ XS500

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Miles EV Sometimes a tiny nugget of information with sizable implications can slip by in the truckloads of news we sift through everyday. Just yesterday, for instance, there was a small mention in the China Real News of an “high-speed Hafei Saibao electric car” passing an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash […] […]

Lutz says a Volt battery supplier selected, won’t say who

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Chevrolet, GM At a preview of GM’s 2009 model year lineup yesterday in Jolliet IL, Bob Lutz revealed that the production supplier for the Chevy Volt battery has been selected. Unfortunately, the GM Vice Chairman would not say which of the development suppliers had been selected. Two partnerships have been supplying prototype batteries […] […]

Financial Times confirms Tesla to supply batteries for electric Smart

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, SMART, Tesla Motors A few weeks back I did some informed but utterly unconfirmed speculation about the nature of the deal that Tesla Motors had struck with Daimler. Of the two scenarios that I posited, the more likely was that Tesla would be supplying lithium ion battery packs to Daimler for use in […] […]