As far as official info goes, it is anyone’s guess, but anonymous sources have said Henrik Fisker is working with Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li in one of two potential bids to keep Fisker Automotive’s name alive. Henrik Fisker abruptly left the company he co-founded six years ago in March this year, and Reuters says [...]
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Porsche’s plug-in 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid sedan can go from 0-62 mph in 5.2 seconds, has a top speed of 167 mph, all-electric speed of 84 mph, and gets an honest-to-goodness 54 mpg when it has to. This was the average returned by 42 auto journalists who sampled the car on a 28.7 km (17.4 [...]
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Since 1999, ultra-lightweight design has been playing a central role with Audi’s Le Mans prototypes (LMP). Audi said that materials, such as CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic), harbor major potential for optimizing weight. “In the space of 15 years, we’ve also achieved major progress in the area of ultra-lightweight design,” stresses Head of Audi Motorsport [...]
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ECOtality, Inc. has announced the summer launch of Blink HQ, its new family of electric vehicle (EV) charging products for the home. The Blink HQ suite of products is adding two new programmable Level 2 home chargers to consumers’ charging options; the first to launch is a 30-Amp home charger with delayed start options to [...]
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After two years of on-the-ground testing the Ricardo-engineered Fuel-Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator (FED) has proven to be as good as the simulation models projected. The analysis released May 23 proves that when compared to the US military’s regularly outfitted M1151 HMMWV, the FED experienced a 72 percent improvement in fuel economy. The FED’s performance was [...]
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Nissan’s alliance partner, Renault, has been confirmed as official Technical Partner of Spark Racing Technology to supply the Formula E cars to be entered in the FIA Formula E Championship. The agreement was signed by Patrice Ratti, Renault Sport Technologies Managing Director and Renault SAS representative; Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E Holdings; and Frédéric [...]
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Today Chevrolet announced the 2014 Spark EV will start at $27,495 including $810 destination charge, and before potential $7,500 federal subsidies. Lease deals will start at $199 per month for 36 months with $999 due at signing and before applicable tax, title, license dealer fees. “The Chevrolet Spark EV is the most efficient – and [...]
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Tesla Motors announced yesterday, May 22, that it has paid off the entire loan awarded to the company by the Department of Energy in 2010. In addition to payments made in 2012 and Q1 2013, Tesla said May 22′s wire of almost half a billion dollars ($451.8M) repays the full loan facility with interest. According [...]
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BMW UK revealed its network of dealers that will supply and support BMW i, the company’s new sub-brand featuring electric drive systems and premium mobility services. From launch, 46 sales agents across the UK will offer the BMW i range. Each will have specialist technical capabilities allowing them to carry out repairs to the vehicles’ [...]
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ChargePoint and National Grid unveiled May 22 the first of what will be many electric vehicle charging stations funded through a $1 million award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The ChargePoint EV charging station, which can charge two cars at once, has been installed at the Homewood Suites on [...]
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