All electric vehicles articles – Page 6

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    THINK starts US electric vehicle production


    THINK has delivered its first US-built EV in Indiana THINK has started production of its THINK City vehicle in the US, the Norwegian electric-vehicle maker said in a press statement. THINK’s Elkhart, Indiana, plant is receiving partially assembled vehicles from contract manufacturer Valmet in Finland, where the European version of ...

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    Fisker ties up with CGA to sell EVs in China


    Fisker CEO Henrik Fisker (right) and Jin-Goon Kim, CEO China Grand Auto, agreed to sell the Fisker Karma EV in China Fisker Automotive will distribute electric vehicles in China through a partnership with China Grand Automotive Group, one of the country’s largest passenger car retailers. Executives from the two companies ...

  • Peugeot's EX1 all-electric concept sports car

    Peugeot shows what EX1 concept sports car can do


    Peugeot’s EX1 all-electric concept sports car is very fast, but likely will not be built Peugeot has set several new speed and acceleration records with its full electric EX1 concept sports car, demonstrating the potential of electromobility across its model range. The French car brand, which represents roughly half of ...

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    Bain to European automakers: Don’t become dependent on foreign batteries


    A study by consultants Bain Company warns Europe’s auto industry in no uncertain terms to step up efforts to develop proprietary battery technology. “In Asia and the US the big battery and car manufacturers are already building plants,” Bain said. Â Europe runs the risk of becoming an ...

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    Renault-Nissan's Ghosn: EVs will be like iPhones


    Underscoring his commitment to all-electric propulsion, Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said electric vehicles will have the same transformational impact on the auto industry as Apple’s iPhone has had in the communications sector. “Electric vehicles will be to the car what the iPhone is to the telephone,” Ghosn said ...

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    9th International CTI Symposium, Berlin


    The 9th annual International CTI Symposium will take place in Berlin Nov 30 - December 2. The gathering will focus on "Innovative Automotive Transmissions Hybrid Electric Drives." About 50 automotive companies will present new powertrain ideas. Special attention will be paid to hybrid and full-electric drivetrains. Participants will ...

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    Mitsubishi to promote EVs in Singapore


    Leo Yip (left), chairman of Singapore’s economic development board, agreed to work with Mitsubishi Motors President Osamu Masuko to promote EVs Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) and its distributor in Singapore, Cycle & Carriage Automotive, said Friday they will work together to promote electric vehicles in Singapore. The Economic Development Board ...

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    Ghosn: EVs may be profitable in 3 years


    Nissan and Renault's electric vehicles may be profitable in three years, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of both carmakers, told Bloomberg Television. In an interview, Ghosn said the upward trend will be supported by the two companies' plans to introduce a range of EVs. The Renault-Nissan alliance will have annual capacity to ...

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    At GE, a commitment to electric vehicles


    General Electric made a major commitment to electric vehicles this week when it announced it would buy 25,000 of them for its fleet by 2015. The US industrial conglomerate said it would initially purchase 12,000 EVs from General Motors, beginning with the Chevrolet Volt in 2011. It will buy other ...

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    At Audi, working on the sound of silence


    An Audi e-tron in the sound studio Close your eyes and identify that car by its sound. Is it a V6 or V8 or one of the new small three-cylinder gasoline engines propelling minicars? 'The sound of the engine is important. It helps define the image of the car. For ...

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    A123 to develop battery for new SAIC EV


    US batterymaker A123 will develop a battery pack for a new electric vehicle from China's Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (SAIC). The two companies said A123 will provide a customized battery pack to Advanced Traction Battery Systems, a joint venture between A123 and SAIC. The pack wil be used to power ...

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    Mitsubishi to show N. American i-MiEV in Los Angeles


    Mitsubishi Motors will show the North American version of its i-MiEV plug-in electric vehicle at the Los Angeles auto show later this month. The Japanese carmaker said the North American i-MiEV will be slightly bigger than the Japanese version. The model's greater size will "secure plenty of space for four ...

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    NY Times: Republic of Georgia wants government to drive electric


    The republic of Georgia announced plans last week to replace all its official cars with electric or hybrid vehicles within four years, according to The New York Times. The newspaper quoted the country’s minister of the economy, Vera Kobalia, as saying that Georgia would use its abundant hydroelectric power to ...

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    BMW to build Megacity Vehicle in Leipzig


    BMW has shown sketches of its new Megacity Vehicle BMW is getting ready for series production of no-emission vehicles in Germany. The premium-car maker is investing 400 million euros in a plant in Leipzig in eastern Germany to build its Megacity Vehicle. “The production of the Megacity Vehicle in Germany ...


    Study: EV brands matter, but features are more important


    The Tazzari Zero will need many features to compete successfully in the EV market Consumer will pay a premium for an electric vehicle from a well-known brand, but they will pay even more for vehicles with better features. This is one of the outcomes of a survey of more than ...

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    Association: Germany faces shortage of engineers for electro-mobility


    Germany’s electronics and IT industry association, the VDE, fears a shortage of qualified engineers will hurt the country’s efforts to play a leading role in developing electric vehicles. Eight out of 10 electronics and IT companies are worried that they won’t be able to recruit enough electrical engineers, said Hanz ...

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    Gartner analyst: in-vehicle data access a must within 6 years


    Gartner analyst Thilo Koslowski said Wednesday that access to data will become a must-have feature for car owners in the next six years. In the premium segment it will be a requirement even sooner, he said. "Consumers will want access to in-vehicle data by 2016," Koslowski told the Telematics Update ...

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    In German research project, cars store electricity for Smart Home


    Electric vehicles store energy for the Smart Home The smart home on the grounds of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology in southwestern German is ready for new tenants. The prefab 80 square meter home is a prototype of the energy-efficient household of the future. That means electric vehicles serve as ...

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    Hitachi, Johnson Controls to cooperate on batteries


    Japanese electronics group Hitachi and Johnson Controls plan to cooperate on advanced energy storage. Hitachi and JCI, a US automotive supplier, signed a memorandum of understanding this month to cooperate on r&d, procurement, production, marketing and sales of lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion technology is seen as crucial to the successful near-term ...

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    German research project covers 600km with battery-powered Audi A2


    A converted battery-powered Audi A2 covered the 600km stretch from Munich to Berlin this week without stopping to recharge its battery pack, the German Economics Ministry said. The test vehicle, developed by Berlin-based DBM Energy with support from the Economics Ministry, covered the distance in seven hours at temperatures around ...