Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Guaranteed To Increase Your Gas Mileage More Than 10 Percent!


Electric Bike News: E-Bike Skiing, Copenhagen E-Bike Share, Optibike B.E.A.S.T, Magnic Light & More! [VIDEOS]

Pedego Trail Tracker bike board, The new Drummer electric bikes/trike, why the next gen of e-bikes will be awesome, the Fitness Shirt, Optibike and B-Cycle, Copenhagen e-bike share, touch less dynamo Magnic Light, the Amsterdam commuting scene and more! ...


Monday, December 30, 2013

Don?t Have Parking Or Charging At Home? You Can Still Own An EV

We’re often told by readers that while they’d?like to own a plug-in hybrid or all-electric car, they’re unable to because they don’t have a driveway, a garage, or a regular parking spot where they can charge up. ?And on the face of it, we’d have to agree: owning an electric car if you’ve not got [… ...


BMW North America Quietly Releases BMW i3 Price List

We’ve known for some time what the base prices would be for BMW’s 2014 i3 electric car and i3 REx range extended EV when they go on sale in the U.S. in March 2014. But now we know how much the various different trim and other options will cost, thanks to a newly-released price list [… ...


SpyShots: 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Gets To Play At EA

One of the best things ?about the growing EV community is that when an interesting, unusual, or yet-to-be-released EV appears in an unusual place, someone is there to snap a photograph. That’s exactly what happened this week when BMW ActiveE driver George Betak spotted a pre-production Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive charging in the parking lot [… ...


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Transport Evolved Episode 180: Janus

On today’s Transport Evolved: We look back on 2013, ask what cars and news stories helped the cause of electric cars, which ones didn’t, and try to predict what’s coming next year.? These, and many other stories, on this week’s Transport Evolved, with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, and John Voelcker You can?watch on the Live?page, [… ...


Friday, December 27, 2013

Hi-Power Cycles HPC HT Electric Bike with Portable Solar Charger: Harnessing the Power of the Sun

Yes, portable solar charging for electric bikes is real! Find out more about the Hi-Power Cycles HPC HT electric bike with Hi-Power Cycles solar charger. ...


Winter Driving in Norway in a Tesla Model S? No Problem!

Self-confirmed car-nut Bj?rn Nyland may have only made the switch from gasoline to electric a few months ago, but he’s already proving an Internet sensation with his informative docu-vlogs recording his many trips around Norway for work and pleasure. His first EV video — a 28-miunte video documenting his first long-distance trip, ?made just a [… ...


Tesla Model S Keeps Itself Safe From Poor Electrical Wiring With new Update

When it comes to reacting to potential problems which may directly affect its customers’ experiences of its Model S sedan, Tesla is faster than any other automaker on the planet. That’s been proved after Tesla pushed and over-the-air software update to all of its Model S cars last weekend designed to protect them from any [… ...


T.E.N. Outtakes

Welcome to this special holiday episode of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week. This week, as we’ve all been stuffing ourselves silly with chocolate and yorkshire [… ...


Renault?s PAMU Project Turns Fluence Z.E. EV Into Self-Driving, Self-Charging Car

When we told you about Renault’s prototype self-driving Zoe electric car, we had to admit to being a little disappointed. Although it could tackle autonomous driving tasks in specially-designated urban self-driving zones, the budget-consious autonomous technology in the prototype Zoe couldn’t go over 20 mph without human intervention, couldn’t detect pedestrians, animals or cyclists, and [… ...


EVs Enter The Zeitgeist


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Transport Evolved Episode 179: Oh, Christmas Tree (Christmas Mashup)

On today?s Transport Evolved:?Nikki and Mark chat about the week’s news (not that there’s been much) and they go and get a Christmas Tree with Robert Llewellyn’s help in a Renault Kangoo Z.E.? http://youtu.be/lpu2EzUTt7w A very merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!   ...

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Friday, December 20, 2013

T.E.N. Episode 13: Hot BMW Laps, High Mileage, Battle of the Plugs, and life-sized Scalextric

Welcome to episode thirteen of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week. Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: BMW i3 Hot Laps, [… ...


EcoReco M3 Folding Electric Kick Scooter Review [VIDEO]

Full review of the EcoReco M3 folding electric kick scooter with a video, ride characteristics, range test results, pros, cons, and overall thoughts. ...


ChargedUp: Renault ZOE ZE

Following on from the QuickCharge videos where Nikki and Mark gave their initial views of the family-sized Renault ZOE ZE, this is the ChargedUp review where they give their final impressions having lived with the car for a week. What did Mark and Nikki think of the ZOE? The ZOE is – at the time [… ...


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Last-Minute Gift Ideas For An EV Owner You Love

With just five shopping days left until December 25, we’re guessing — if you’re celebrating Christmas in one way or another — that you’ve already done a fair bit of shopping for those near and dear to you, figured out what you’re going to eat on the big day, and perhaps even decorated your house [… ...


Tesla: Model S Wasn?t To Blame For November Garage Fire

News of a fire involving another Tesla Model S hit the wires early this morning, when Reuters published a report which claimed a 15 November garage fire in Irvine, California, could have been caused by an “electrical failure in the charging system” of a Model S luxury sedan. But, says Tesla [NASDAQ:TSLA] spokesperson Liz Jarvis-Shean [… ...


Winter Driving Redefined

We followed one of our Norwegian owners, Arne Jakobsen, through his daily commute with Model S. Watch how it performs in sub-zero temperatures, through the mountains and fjords of Norway,...


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Tesla Vs Ohio Dealers Associations: Dealers Hit Back With Court Action

A few weeks ago, we told you about the successful defeat of a proposed anti-Tesla amendment which certain pro-dealer Ohio legislators had attached to a completely unrelated bill in an attempt to prohibit Tesla from selling cars directly to customers within the state. The proposed amendment to Senate Bill 137, a bi-partisan, benign, universally-supported bill [… ...


Ultra-Lightweight CFRP Proves Problematic For i8 Spyder, BMW Admits

Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic is both lighter and stronger than steel, uses less energy to make, and is easier to repair, making it one of the hottest new construction materials in the automotive world today. It’s no surprise then that performance-oriented BMW — whose i3 electric hatchback and i8 coupe plug-in hybrid sportscar both extensively [… ...


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

100,000 Mile LEAF!


City Walk: A Word From the Mayor

Case Study: Portland, OR, introduced by former Mayor Sam Adams, and a clip from the hit-TV series "Portlandia" featuring a cameo appearance by the mayor. Cit...


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City Walk: Can't Walk There: Charlie Chaplin

Venice, 1914: a Vanderbilt Junior Cup for boys and their homemade "pushmobiles". In only his second performance on film, the still-unknown Chaplin ambles out...


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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tesla Model S, BMW i3 Vie For European Car Of The Year Award

Some EV fans say the Tesla Model S sedan and all-new BMW i3 hatchback are the first two mass-market cars to capture the imagination of those whose interest in electric cars isn’t purely environmental. Others say they’re the two best plug-in cars made to date. ?Now the two luxury plug-in cars get to duke it [… ...


QuickCharge: Renault Kangoo Van ZE Phase II (2013)

Renault has the widest electric range of any manufacturer at the moment. There’s the battery-swapping Fluence, the go-cart-like Twizy and the charge-from-anything ZOE. But there is a forth vehicle in this list that often gets overlooked; the workhorse of the bunch: The Renault Kangoo ZE. First going on sale in 2011 as the ‘Phase I’ [… ...


Monday, December 16, 2013

Ford C-Max and Fusion Energi In First Viral Video

Last year I thought it would be a boost to the C-Max Energi if Ford would get Devin Graham, a YouTube video guy from Utah, creating videos with the C-Max that people would actually watch. ?Well, without any input from … Continue reading → ...


Chevrolet Volt Range-Extended EV Turns Three

Yesterday, Chevrolet’s first mass-produced plug-in car — the Chevrolet Volt — turned three. Or rather yesterday, the Volt celebrated three years of being on sale. Unlike its closest rival, the Nissan LEAF — whose first customer lived in San Francisco — the Volt’s first retail customer was retired airline pilot Jeffrey Kaffee from Parsippany, New [… ...


Steve Marsh?s Nissan LEAF Rolls Over 100,000 Miles, Still Going Strong

Sometime today, the odometer on the 2012 Nissan LEAF owned by Washington resident Steve Marsh will roll over from 99,999 miles to 100,000 miles, marking yet another milestone for Nissan’s all electric hatch. On sale in the U.S. since late 2010, there are now more than 40,000 LEAFs on the road of America, but Marsh’s [… ...


BMW i3 Hot Lap Shows Car Buyers What They Really Want In An EV

For as long as we can remember, electric car adverts have focused on how environmentally friendly EVs are, how easy they are to drive, and how an EV is made for the ?daily to and fro of suburban life. But BMW’s latest advert for the BMW i3 doesn’t contain any of the usual ‘green’ car [… ...


Renault Gives Prototype Zoe EV Self-Driving Capabilities, Promises Self-Driving Car For 2020

Not to be outdone by its alliance partner Nissan, Renault has confirmed that it is working to bring cars with some form of self-driving technology in them by 2020. Like Nissan, Renault is using one of its electric cars to develop the prototype autonomous vehicle technology — but as?Autocar?reports, Renault’s approach is slightly different to [… ...


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Transport Evolved Episode 178: Made Just For You

On today’s Transport Evolved:?The Nissan LEAF turns three, BMW lets its electronauts have a play in the i3, how more people could go electric than they thought, and the French take over London. These stories an more, on today’s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, ?Michael Thwaite and Chris Neff. Click beyond the break to [… ...


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Have Nissan lost worldwide CarWings Data?

According to Nissan CarWings, a vehicle telematics service, I have driven 165 miles so far in December 2013. I know I have covered 700 miles during the same time period. CarWings shows no data whatsoever for my vehicle for the … Continue reading → ...


Friday, December 13, 2013

Electric Bike News: Tilting E-Cargo Trike, UPS E-Trike, Velosurance, Shimano & Yamaha Mid Drives, & More! [VIDEOS]

Also, A2B e-bike coverage in the LA Times, video from Public Bikes about their new e-bikes, video of keg delivery via e-cargo bike, the EcoReco M3 electric kick scooter, and more! ...


City Walk: What's Your Excuse?

This episode questions non-walkers on their excuses for sitting around, and has fun encouraging people to get up and move. City Walk is a unique series that reveals the way walking is transforming...


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T.E.N. Episode 12: Driving games, Plug in Mustangs, Normal EVs, M4 Charging and Self-Drive cars

Welcome to episode twelve of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week. Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: A virtual Tesla car [… ...


Third-Party Tesla ?Upgrade? Gives Model S A Licence To Thrill

Let’s face it: the Tesla Model S is one super sexy car. Aside from the ability of its 85 kilowatt-hour flagship model to travel more than 250 miles on a single charge, the unbelievable 4.2 second 0-60mph time of its P85 variant, and the fact it’s got a frunk where the engine normally is, the [… ...


New Map Shows Where UK?s 3,000 Nissan LEAFs Live?And What They Do

We all know that the Pacific Northwest, California and Norway are all hotspots for electric car adoption, providing a shining example to places in the world where electric cars are less popular. But what about the U.K., where Nissan has just celebrated selling its 3,000th LEAF since the car went on sale there in March [… ...


Thursday, December 12, 2013

How to Use the Electric Vehicle Chargers on Electric Avenue


News From The Studio: We?re Going Live On YouTube, Google Hangouts!

Hi folks! It’s Nikki here from Transport Evolved, and I’m just dropping by to let you know some really exciting news about the Transport Evolved network! As you know,?Transport Evolved started off life as a weekly podcast covering everything there was to know in the world of electric cars. Our first show — aired on [… ...


Rinspeed Promises Self-Driving EV Concept Vehicle For Geneva Motor Show

Zurich-based Rinspeed started off life as a garage offering its European customers imported U.S. sunroofs and driver’s aids for disabled drivers, but for as long as we can remember, it’s been the company responsible for some really amazing concept cars. And when we say concept cars, we really do mean concept cars, ranging from an [… ...


Is There Any Business Model For Public Electric-Car Charging? Plug-In 2013 Report


Plug-in Cars Suitable For 42 Percent Of U.S. Households, Study Finds

Those who have read Douglas Adam’s celebrated series?The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy will be familiar with the ultimate question to life, the universe and everything. And of course, its answer: 42. But perhaps the ultimate question relates to the tailpipe, emissions and plugging in, because a recent study by Consumers Union and the Union [… ...


With Locally-Sourced Parts, Nissan Makes LEAF Cleaner Than Ever Before

When charged from renewable sources of electricity, electric cars are extremely clean and green. We all understand that. But what about the carbon footprint of the car’s manufacturing process, from its raw constituent parts to a finished vehicle ready for delivery? If the processes used to make an electric car aren’t exactly green, than how [… ...


French Car-Sharing Firm Bollor? To Take Over London?s EV Charging Network

A subsidiary of Bollor?, the French firm responsible for Autolib,?the largest and most successful electric car sharing schemes in the world, is to take over day-to-day operations of London’s electric vehicle charging network, it was announced this morning. The subsidiary of the global investment and industrial holding group is primarily known for its design manufacture [… ...


smart Electric Drive deal for OEVA members


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

660 Mile Model S Roadtrip with Snow and Ice for New EV Driver

Let’s say that you’ve just picked up your shiny new top-of-the-line Tesla Motors’ Model S [NASDAQ:TSLA]?and you’re planning your first ever trip. Do you go for something easy? Maybe a short hop to show it off to your friends and family? Or do you travel 535km (~332 miles) in sub-zero temperatures uphill? If you’re Bj?rn [… ...


Rapidly Charging from London to West Wales on the M4

I truly believe that the availability of charging is one of the keys to unlocking the general acceptance of electric cars. More so if this charging is ‘rapid’. When competing against an internal combustion engine car – which can refuel at any petrol station – an electric car just has fewer choices. But that isn’t [… ...


Plug In America Co-Founder Paul Scott Accepts Californian Environmental Award

Paul Scott, long-term EV Advocate, Nissan Leaf salesman and co-founder of Plug In America, accepted a 2013 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award yesterday on behalf of Nissan of Downtown Los Angeles. You may remember Scott from the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? where he fought against the crushing of the General Motor’s EV1. [… ...


Renault and Orange Join Forces to Provide High-Speed Data to Cars

Renault and Orange have joined together to test 4G/LTE technologies and explore how they can be used within cars in the future. 4G/LTE technology will allow data connection speeds of up to 100 megabits per second in cars, well above the UK average which was 14.7 megabits per second in May 2013. An initial test [… ...


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

How To: Preheat Your EV This Winter

There’s nothing better than heading out the door on a cold, dark morning to find your plug-in car sitting there with a clear windscreen, a warm interior and not a single piece of ice or snow to scrape anywhere. And with a bitter arctic wind sweeping across a large part of Europe and the U.S., [… ...


EcoReco M3 Electric Kick Scooter Pictures, & Specs

Here is an introduction to the EcoReco M3 folding electric kick scooter with a BUNCH of detailed pictures and the specifications. ...


Normal, Illinois, Shares How It Helped Make EVs Normal

Normal, Illinois is like many small U.S. towns. Located on the northern fringes of Bloomington, Il., a large percentage of its 54,000 population are employed by either the Illinois State University, State Farm Insurance, Country Financial, or Mitsubishi Motors North America. Despite how normal Normal is, however, the town is home to more than 300 [… ...


?Bitcoin? Tesla Model S: Here?s How It Was Really Paid For

Remember the story about the anonymous Internet buyer who purchased a used Tesla Model S from a Lamborghini Dealership in California last week? The one where the the guy paid for his new all-electric sedan with BitCoins? It certainly sounded plausible: a bitcoin millionaire who decided to splash out on a super-sexy, all-electric Tesla. But [… ...


Happy Third Birthday, Nissan LEAF

On December 3, 2010,?Nissan’s first mass-produced electric car — the five-seat LEAF hatchback — was launched at Nissan’s headquarters in Japan.? i Seven days later, on December 11 — three years ago tomorrow — California resident?Olivier Chalouhi became the world’s first Nissan LEAF owner after being presented the keys to his car at a gala [… ...


Monday, December 9, 2013

Win a ProdecoTech Outlaw SS Electric Bike!

ProdecoTech is giving away one of their fast and powerful electric bikes; the Outlaw SS! To enter to win, simply "like" the ProdecoTech Facebook page. ...


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Transport Evolved Episode 177: Whose Power Is It Anyway?

On today’s Transport Evolved: Imprisoned LEAF drivers, the BMW i3′s lack of an SOC meter, dirty political tricks, and an unholy alliance These and more stories on this week’s Transport Evolved with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, Marc Geller and Jonathan Porterfield. Have a problem with the audio stream from Justin.TV? (We occasionally have problems with this service [… ...


Friday, December 6, 2013

Fancy A Used Tesla Model S? Why Not Pay For It With Bitcoin? This Guy Did

Bitcoin, the global digital currency which has hit mainstream consciousness in recent months thanks to its use on clandestine, black-market, hidden Internet sites like Silk Road, has an unnecessarily unfair reputation for being only good for drug-dealers, hit men and ne’er-do-wells. But on Wednesday this week, the decentralised, peer-to-peer, cryptographically secure virtual currency was used [… ...


ABUS Granit Bordo X Plus Lock and ABUS Bordo Big Lock Review

Keeping your electric bike secure is very important. U-locks have been the "standard" for tough locks for a while but now there is new option that is more compact and flexible; the ABUS folding locks. ...


Madrid and Barcelona Launch EV Car Sharing Scheme With Nissan LEAF

Unlike gasoline cars, which can be a total pain to drive in inner-city environments, electric cars are quiet, easy to use, and don’t waste energy when stuck in traffic, making them ideal for use in urban car-sharing programs. It’s no surprise then that there are several car sharing services around the world which use electric [… ...


T.E.N. Episode 11 5¢ theft, sneaky politics, i3 SOC, Self-driving Volvos

Welcome to episode ten of T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big EV news stories of the week. Weekly show about plug-in and electric vehicles. This week news about: the 5¢ electricity theft, [… ...


A Musician's Dream Car

Mike Johnston is a drummer and anyone who knows drummers knows that means a big load to carry. Be it to gigs, practices, lessons... this musician needs a car with a lot of space. Take a look...


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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Chevy Volt Given Marching Orders In Europe, Opel Ampera To Remain

Chevrolet’s range-extending Volt electric car, currently available to buy in certain European countries alongside its European-branded GM Twin — the Vauxhall/Opel Ampera — has officially been given its orders to vacate the continent by the end of 2015, leaving just its European twin on sale. That’s according to an official press release from General Motors [… ...


How Quiet is A Nissan LEAF? Italian Ad Tells Us Along With Other Neat Stuff

With a few notable exceptions like the Zombie Volt competition entry and the Tesla Nod,  official and unofficial advertisements for electric cars have tended to focus on the environmental and financial benefits of owning an electric car. Cue lots of Polar bears, happy flowers and hip middle-aged people who know how to save cash. But Nissan’s [… ...


State of Charge Gauge Missing On BMW i3: BMW Says You Won't Need One

As any electric car driver will tell you, the most useful gauge on an electric car’s dashboard — aside from perhaps the speedometer — is the one which displays the car’s state of charge (SOC). We’re not talking about a basic, segmented bar graph representing with terrible resolution an approximate representation of how much charge [… ...


The Pre Payment Meter Rip Off

In amongst all the hoo ha of the last few weeks, about rising energy bills and Big Six profiteering -- we've frequently heard about people who struggle to pay their energy bills, lower income households, the fuel poor. Sometimes in the context of what Cameron calls ‘green levies' -- the social elements of that melting [… ...


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Police Who Jailed EV Owner For ‘Electricity Theft' Say He Was Being A Jerk

It’s a well-known but unwritten rule: don’t make the person holding the gun cross. Be a jerk and you might end up dead or, if the person with the gun is a policeman, in Jail.  As the latest twisty in the story of EV driver Kaveh Kamooneh shows, not everyone chooses to play by those [… ...


Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi Sales Down 50.5% from November 2012

Ford Motor Company said yesterday that 2,398 C-Max Hybrid and Energi vehicles were sold in November, down 50.5% from November 2012. There was a month-over-month loss of 5% from the 2,530 vehicles sold in October. November was the second lowest … Continue reading → ...


Formula E Confirms 2014/15 Race Calendar For Zero-Emissions Fun

The official race calendar was released this afternoon for the all-new FIA Formula E championship’s inaugural season, marking a new chapter in an industry previously not known for its eco-credentials: motor racing. Thanks to its relative quietness when compared to traditional gasoline-based motor racing, Formula E races won’t be taking place on traditional grand prix [… ...


The Copenhagen Wheel All-In-One Electric Bike Kit Now Available [VIDEO]

A few years ago the innovative Copenhagen Wheel with a complete electric bike kit in the rear wheel hub was announced and now it is available for sale for $699 (limited edition)! ...


Feds Request More Data in Tesla Fire Investigations

The Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt – the German Federal Motor Authority, may have just cleared Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] of any blame in the case of three recent fires involving its luxury Model S sedan, but that hasn’t slowed down the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) from continuing its own investigation into the same incidents. Last Wednesday, in an official [… ...


2014 Mitsubishi i-Miev Will Cost Just $22,995 Before Incentives, $6,000+ Less Than 2012 Model

With smaller range, less powerful motor, fewer seats and a smaller trunk than the Nissan LEAF, the dome-shaped Mitsubishi i-Miev hasn’t sold well in the U.S. since it was introduced there in late 2011. In fact, less than 2,000 Mitsubishi i-Mievs have been sold in the U.S. since December 2011. The Nissan LEAF has sold [… ...


Fancy Warcharging Your Electric Car? Check First, Or You Could End Up In Jail

If you’ve driven an electric car for any length of time the chances are you’ve become pretty adept at spotting both official public charging stations for electric cars, along with the odd unattended household outlet in an unusual yet readily accessible place. The kind of place that you might, you know, be able to plug [… ...


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Anti-Tesla Amendment To Ohio Senate Bill 137 Fails: EV Fans Rejoice

In the past half hour an amendment to Ohio Senate Bill 137 — which would have made it impossible for Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] to sell its cars direct to customers without using a third-party independent dealer — was defeated, allowing the original bill to pass 12-0 without negatively curtailing Tesla’s ability to sell its Model [… ...


Tesla Asks For Customers' Help As Legislators Play Sneaky In Ohio

The ongoing battle between Tesla [NASDAQ:TSLA] Motors and Car Dealer Associations keen to stop Tesla from selling its cars directly to buyers got a whole lot more underhanded today when news broke that the Ohio Dealers Association have discovered a new, sneaky way of trying to get anti-Tesla laws passed: add a few lines of [… ...


BMW, Toyota Say Partnership Has Resulted In Better Battery Technology

With its i3 electric car already on sale in parts of Europe and its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car due to launch in the next few months, BMW isn’t just launching itself into the electric car market — it’s leaping.  In today’s increasingly crowded plug-in marketplace however, producing a plug-in car isn’t enough to ensure [… ...


Volvo Plans Massive Autonomous Driving Project, Will Include Plug-in Cars

Not to be outdone by Japanese automaker Nissan and its self-driving LEAF, Volvo announced yesterday that it plans to launch a massive self-driving pilot project in the Swedish city of Gothenburg next year. As you’d expect, plug-in cars are expected to play a part. Called the ‘Drive Me’ project and backed by the Swedish government, [… ...


Tesla Fires: German Safety Body Clears Model S Of Any Design Flaws, Defects

The Tesla Model S is safe, and it’s design isn’t to blame for three fires which took place this past autumn involving the luxury sedan. That’s the opinion of the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt — the German Federal Motor Transport Authority — which has just carried out a full safety analysis of the Tesla Model S following three incidents [… ...


Monday, December 2, 2013

Temperatures are rising !

The average temperature of the Earth surface increased by about 1.4 °F (0.8 °C) over the past 100 years, with about 1.0 °F (0.6 °C) of this warming occurring over just the past three decades (NRC, 2011). The principal driving … Continue reading → ...


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Transport Evolved Episode 176. Rabid Enthusiasm

On today’s Transport Evolved: BMW i3 and Outlander PHEV Crash Tests, Volvo’s new plug-in car, new LEAF ownership deals, and rabid fanboys.  These, and many other stories, on this week’s Transport Evolved, with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, Martin Messer Thomsen and Robert Llewellyn. You can watch on the Live page, or listen live with Mixlr. Click beyond the break to see [… ...


EV Charging at Home - What to Buy