Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Thought of the Day: Car Ownership Models (Feb 25, 2014)

Nikki replies to Mark’s thoughts from yesterday on battery swapping technology and talks about car ownership models and per-use leasing. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside [… ...


English Cycles: Designing & Building a Custom Electric Cargo Bike w/ Bosch, Gates, NuVinci

Rob English (of English Cycles) and his wife have been car free for over 4 years. Rob discusses his thought process of designing and building this custom electric cargo bike with components from Bosch, Gates Carbon Drive, and NuVinci. ...


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New Zealand Man Thinks It Takes Two to Tango, And That?s Perfect For Auckland

Long before the Nissan LEAF, the Chevrolet Volt, or even the Tesla Roadster, Commuter Cars, a small company in Spokane, Washington, was promoting its own electrified pocket rocket: the Tango EV.?Less than one meter (39 inches) wide — thinner than some motorcycles — the Tango T600 EV boasts a 0-60mph ?time of just 3.4 seconds, [… ...


What Can Tesla Owners Teach Nissan About EVs for the Mass Market?

No one could argue that the Tesla Motors Model S and the Nissan LEAF are in the same car market. There is very little chance that someone looking at one would cross-shop and look at the other – they just don’t compare on range, power, size or cost. But it seems that Nissan thinks it [… ...


Ultra High-Def EV Reviews Come to YouTube Thanks to Samsung

Reviewing cars on YouTube is a tough format to get right. Clear sound is a must: Reviewers shouldn’t stumble over what is being said, interesting features should be given just enough time to shine but not take up the whole video and on top of all of this, the camera quality has to be top-notch. [… ...


Monday, February 24, 2014

Electric car sales up


Thought of the Day: Battery Swapping

Mark replies to Nikki’s thoughts on the BMW i3 and CARB and talks about battery swapping technology. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside of the Transport [… ...


Range Anxiety Could Reduce Your Usable Range By 25 Percent, Study Finds.

Cold weather, poor driving habits, and under inflated tyres can all have an impact on electric car range, but it turns out range anxiety is the real reason for electric cars not travelling as far per charge as their manufacturers intended. That’s the conclusion of Thomas Franke, a?doctoral candidate at the Technische Universit?t Chemnitz in [… ...


Toyota Confirms Japanese Test-Fleet of Wirelessly-Charging Prius Plug-in Hybrids

Whatever your views on the subject, using inductive rather than conductive charging stations to refill an electric car’s battery pack is generally considered something of an inevitability for at least some parts of the electrified vehicle industry. Even if you think it’s not always practical in every situation due to power constraints and engineering challenges, [… ...


Rapid Chargers to Make Israel a Better Place for Electric Cars

It was about 9 months ago that Better Place – the company who brought real-world battery swapping to electric cars in Israel – filed for bankruptcy. Since then, electric car owners in Isreal have seen the company fail to be acquired twice and make do with charging when and where they can. The situation may [… ...


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Yet Another Fast Charge Standard (YAFCS)


Transport Evolved Episode 188: Wanted: Time Machine

On today’s Transport Evolved: EV Networks prepare to charge for plugging in, BYD’s e6 gets dropped by Green Tomato Cars, Tesla Stock soars, the BMW i3 REx isn’t on the HOV-list yet and stickers are running out, and why Renault?needs?to make a Zoe GT. These stories and more, on today’s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark [… ...


How Skeuomorphism Can Make Electric Cars Safer | MIT Technology Review


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Bledsoe Creek State Park no longer EV Friendly

For the last few years I’ve enjoyed walking the trails at Bledsoe Creek State Park, which was once EV Friendly. I had struck up a friendship with the park ranger Lance Crawford and we came to a gentleman’s agreement that … Continue reading → ...


Volt Owner Powerless After Charging Cord Vandal Cut them Off

Many electric cars now have the ability to let their owner know if something happens to interrupt the charging cycle. We?ve heard of people getting notified that their car is no longer changing after a brown/blackout or – sometimes – after someone has deliberately unplugged them. Not a nice thing to happen at all. But [… ...


Friday, February 21, 2014

IZIP E3 Path+ Electric Bike Pictures & Specs (2014)

Currie Technologies has just release their new and improved 2014 IZIP E3 Path+ electric bike! In this first part of the review there are a BUNCH of detailed pictures and specifications to get you familiar with the 2014 Path+. ...


T.E.N. Electric Car News Feb 21, 2014. Ep22: Mia troubles, Tesla dealers, Charging infrastructure

Welcome to episode twenty two 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: Mia Electric goes into [… ...


BMW i3 EV now on CARB?s ?HOV-Lane? List: BMW i3 REx Nowhere to be Seen?

In the state of California, HOV-lane access — or rather the state’s laws granting single-occupant High Occupancy Vehicle lane access for qualifying zero emissions, transitional low emission and advanced technology partial zero emission vehicles — has for many years influenced the type of cars people buy. With no tailpipe emissions, every highway-capable electric car on [… ...


Volkswagen Officially Unveils the VW 2015 Golf GTE Plug-in Hybrid Ahead of Geneva Debut

Ahead of its official launch at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next month, Volkswagen has published the first official photographs of its highly-anticipated Golf GTE plug-in hybrid. Soon to be offered alongside Volkswagen’s comprehensive lineup of different petrol and diesel engine choices for the iconic hatch, the plug-in hybrid will also be joined in the [… ...


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ford Sued over Use of Hybrid Technology

  Paice LLC filed a lawsuit yesterday, February 19, 2014, claiming the C-Max and other Ford Hybrids infringe its patents on electric and internal combustion engine optimization to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions without a loss of performance. ?Ford … Continue reading → ...


City Walk: Can't Walk There: The Brooklyn Bridge

1925, Brooklyn Bridge: We watch as a man and a camera climb the famous landmark. City Walk is a unique series that reveals the way walking is transforming ci...


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Transport Evolved: We Need Your Help

Hello folks! This is Nikki here from the?Transport Evolved team, and as today’s final post of the day I’d like to talk to you about how our network is funded and run — and how you can help to make it better. I’m pleased to announce that as of today, we’re now officially accepting donations [… ...


Thought of the Day: Electric Trucks

Mark replies to Nikki’s thoughts on public charging networks and EV adverts and talks about Via Motors and electrified trucks. Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside [… ...


Yates Honored: NAA Announces Most Memorable Aviation Records of 2013

                      Chip Yates One of Seven Record Setters Named to?”Most Memorable Aviation Records of 2013″ List by the National Aeronautic Association:?   TIME TO CLIMB TO 3,000 METERS: 5 minutes 32 seconds Record for airplanes (electric motor, weighing 1,102 < 2,205 lbs)? ?In a serie ...


Tesla Q4 2013 Earnings Call: 22,477 Teslas sold last year, Revenue Up, Losses Shrink, Share Price Soars

Yesterday afternoon, Californian electric automaker Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] gave its official Q4 2013 earnings report, ending its 2013 financials in good shape. Tesla reported a Q4 net income of $46 million, equivalent to $0.33 earnings per share?using the non generally accepted accounting principles (non-GAAP) method. Using the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) method, Tesla made [… ...


?Father of the Volt? Bob Lutz Appointed as Chair of Via Motors

Bob Lutz – known to some as the man who brought the Chevy Volt to the world – has been appointed as Chair for Via Motors, the motor company working on electrified trucks. In 2010 Bob Lutz retired as Vice Chairman of General Motors and since then has been working in a variety of positions [… ...


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Welsh Electric Road Trip | Fully Charged

A zero carbon electric road trip through Wales. Hills, sheep, water, mountains, rain and sunshine. And rain. Total distance travelled 418 miles Total CO2 out...


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Thought of the Day: EV Ads

Nikki replies to Mark’s thoughts on promised monthly tariffs for access to public charging networks, and wonders why EV adverts are generally so terrible. Unlike our other shows,?Thought of the Day?is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes [… ...


A Top-Spec Tesla Model S For Less Than $10,000? Here?s How It?s Possible?

Fully kitted out — and we do?really mean fully kitted out — the Tesla Motors Model S P85+, complete with all the optional extras, additional charging capabilities and fine Nappa Leather, would set you back today somewhere around $124,370. Yet on the day of Tesla’s official final 2013 earnings call, you could be walking into [… ...


Optibike SIMBB ? The All in One Mid Drive Electric Bike [VIDEO]

Optibike is one of the most innovative electric bike companies and to prove that they recently introduced their SIMBB electric bike with a mid drive system that houses everything (motor, battery and controller) in an aluminum case that is a structural part of the frame. ...


Live in Washington State? Prepare to Pay to Drive The Electric Highway

Yesterday, we told you the news that UK-based EV-charging network Chargemaster was gearing up to switch from its yearly flat-fee membership model to a series of tiered tariffs . Today, it’s the turn of Washington State and its highly-praised West Coast Electric Highway, whose plentiful EV quick charge stations along its length will switch from [… ...


Peugeot Confirms Hybrid Air Car With Compressed Air ?Zero emission? Mode for 2016

Yesterday, French automaker Peugeot confirmed its plans to bring an all-new hybrid car to the marketplace which will have zero-emissions capability in and around town and the potential to dramatically reduce tailpipe emissions on the motorway. The technology will be officially unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and is expected to be offered as [… ...


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Thought of the Day: ChargeMaster/POLAR

Mark replies to Nikki’s thoughts about Apple and Tesla?and talks about how ChargeMaster/POLAR, a charging infrastructure provider in the UK, is about to roll out some new tariffs and how that worries him. Unlike our other shows,?Thought of the Day?is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it [… ...


London Minicab Firm Pulls Out of Deal With BYD for Electric Taxis: No Reason Given

Green Tomato Cars, one of London’s best known private minicab companies, has pulled out of a 50-car deal with Chinese battery company turned automaker BYD, it was announced today. As?The Telegraph reports, the two firms appear to have reached a mutual decision to end a deal originally signed in 2012 in which Green Tomato Cars [… ...


Can?t Wait for Tesla?s Autonomous Car? Take A Look At This

Let’s face it: the road to fully autonomous cars is a long one, full of regulatory as well as technical challenges. And if Californian automaker Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] gets its way, it will have a car on the market by 2020 with some kind of autopilot or autonomous driving technology fitted. If a six-year wait [… ...


Chargemaster Reiterates Plans to Introduce Tariffs for EV Charging

Yesterday, EV infrastructure firm ?Chargemaster reiterated its plans on Facebook to introduce a range of tariffs for chargemaster members from April 1, 2014 wishing to use its network of charging stations to top up or fully charge their electric car. Chargemaster says it isn’t in a position at this time to divulge details of the [… ...


Monday, February 17, 2014

Metering the EV


ChargedUp: Tesla Model S (EU 2013)

Following on from the Tesla Model S QuickCharge episode where Nikki and Mark gave their initial views of the 2013 EU spec Model S, we bring you their thought-out review after having lived with the car for three days. Watch the video below: The Model S is the electric car all others are held up [… ...


Thought of the Day: Apple and Tesla

Unlike our other shows,?Thought of the Day?is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside of the?Transport Evolved?universe. Every weekday, Nikki and Mark will take it in turns to explore a story that catches our eye, developing [… ...


Why We Think Renault Needs to Make a ZOE GT

The Transport Evolved team has been on an outing today to a Renault/Dacia drive event and after all the driving, the little cheesecake yummy things, the chin-wagging with non-electrically minded motoring journalists we were left with one thought: We think Renault should make a ZOE GT. In the world of EVs, the Renault ZOE has [… ...


Despite EV Popularity, Washington Sate Considers Anti-Tesla Law

You’d think that Washington State, home to the highest number of EV registrations per capita last year, would be immune from the kind of laws which would make it difficult for automakers like Tesla to sell cars directly to consumers. But this weekend, EV owners and advocates in Seattle, WA held peaceful protests in an [… ...


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Toyota's Flawed Fuel cell Math


Transport Evolved Episode 187: The Fight is on (Again)

On today?s Transport Evolved: Snowy trips, fighting autodealer associations, hobson’s choice of i3, and why the Nissan LEAF is good for everyone.? These stories an more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, and Deb Seymour. Click beyond the break to see our full show notes, including timings?of each story in the show.? Introduction [… ...


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Second Unscheduled Maintenance Visit

I notice last weekend when I visited the ATM that the drivers window would not roll down on my LEAF. Other windows worked just fine, the problem was isolated to the drivers window. I went to Newton Nissan this weekend … Continue reading → ...


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Friday, February 14, 2014

Thought of the Day: Fox News and Mia

Unlike our other shows,?Thought of the Day?is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside of the?Transport Evolved?universe. Every weekday, Nikki and Mark will take it in turns to explore a story that catches our eye, developing [… ...


Consumers Say No to Flower Power as Mia Electric Enters Receivership

With a central driving position, a tiny 10 kilowatt, extremely noisy motor, either three or four seats in total and two sliding doors which required you to press a flower-shaped release button to open them, the Mia Electric will undoubtedly enter the history books as one of the weirdest electric vehicles to enter production. As [… ...


Trikke Pon-e 48V Electric ?Carving? Trike Review [VIDEOS]

It's time for the full review of the Trikke Pon-e 48V electric carving vehicle! The Trikke Pon-e is a stable 3 wheeled light electric vehicle (LEV) that can lean (carve) into corners and contour to varied terrain with ease. It has an upright riding position and it is very easy to get on and go. ...


Valentine?s Day Brings Out Love in Many Forms: Which Electric Cars does Mark Love?

Today is Valentine?s Day. A day where couples still in the soppy part of their relationship finally get to see their other half?s reaction to that present they have been obsessing over for the past fortnight and where older couples share a take-away, a Bottle of Red and mumble drunken ?love yous? at each other [… ...


Thursday, February 13, 2014

City Walk: Can't Drive There: FYF Fest (Introduction)

In its 10th year, FYF Festival is a two-day music festival taking place in Los Angeles Historic State Park. With an emphasis on public transportation, the fe...


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Gates Carbon Drive? Electrifies 2014 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Gates partners with Bosch, SRAM, BionX, NuVinci, and award-winning builders to create ?Custom eBike Showcase? for display at world?s largest custom bike show. ...


Thought of the Day: Journalistic Integrity

Unlike our other shows,?Thought of the Day?is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside of the?Transport Evolved?universe. Every weekday, Nikki and Mark will take it in turns to explore a story that catches our eye, developing [… ...


Bad Weather Guide: What to do if Your Electric Car Has Been in a Flood

It’s something we hope nobody who reads this has to encounter, but given the propensity for extremes of weather we’ve seen over the past few years — not to mention the weather the UK has been subjected to continuously for the past six weeks — waking up one morning to find your prized EV submerged [… ...


Lauren Fix Disses EVs (Again) on Fox Business. We Set The Record Straight On Her ?Expert? Advice

Don’t buy a used EV because you don’t know if the previous owner remembered to keep the coolant filled up and the battery pack may have died as a result. That’s the advice given by automotive expert Lauren Fix during a segment on falling EV sales during the month of January on popular right-wing, EV-hating [… ...


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Testing Begins on World?s First Mid-Air Recharge of an Electric Plane

Photo: the Piper Charger that will carry the battery pack for in-flight recharging of the electric Long-ESA Chip Yates has announced the winter-spring development and testing schedule for his?groundbreaking world?s first mid-air recharge of an electric plane. Yates? now-famous Long-EZ (N89CY), popularly known as the all-electric world record setting Long-ESA (for ?electric speed and altitude?) ...


IZIP E3 Metro Wins iF Design?s Taipei Cycle Design & Innovation Award

Currie Technologies is proud to announce that the all-new IZIP E3 Metro electric bike has won iF Design?s 2014 Taipei Cycle Design and Innovation Award. ...


VolksWagen e-UP! | Fully Charged

A first drive in the wonderful electric version of the VW UP! It's the very nicely put together VW e-UP! Also includes some pondering on the 'Yorkshire conne...


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Thought of the Day: Weather and EVs

Welcome to?Thought of the Day, a new five-minute YouTube series we’re testing out at?Transport Evolved.? Unlike our other shows,?Thought of the Day?is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside of the?Transport Evolved?universe. Every weekday, Nikki and [… ...


Forget Better Place: Simple Battery Swap Technology From Slovakia Proves Its Worth

In today’s modern world, it’s all too easy to be lulled into believing the notion that says the more complex, the more automated something is, the better. In the electric car world, specifically the world of battery swapping, fully autonomous battery swap systems like now bankrupt Israeli firm Better Place were often highlighted as the [… ...


US BMW i3 Customers Limited to ?Launch Edition? Spec for Three Months

An interesting move from BMW in the US has emerged this week with confirmation that for the first three months of sales in the US, the i3 will only be available as a ‘Launch Edition’. This version of the i3 comes with pretty much all the possible add-ons and options in the i3 range. In [… ...


URGENT UK Storm Advice To All UK EV Owners: Forget Economy 7, Charge Your EV Up NOW

This morning, the UK’s Met Office published a Red Severe Weather Warning?of extreme, damaging winds of up to 100 mph or more for parts of Wales and England along with torrential rain. Elsewhere in the UK, winds in excess of 70 mph are predicted, along with the kind of amounts of rain in a few [… ...


Koenigsegg Founder Digs EVs, Buys A Tesla Model S

Aside from having a difficult-to-spell name, Christian von Koenigsegg has been associated for many years with high-performance, gear-jamming, high-octane fun. That’s because von Koenigsegg is the founder of Koenigsegg cars, the Swedish company known for its ultra-fast, super-sexy, exclusive hypercars. With a 0-62 mph time of 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 273 mph, [… ...


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thought of the Day: Self-Driving Cars

Welcome to Thought of the Day, a new five-minute YouTube series we’re testing out at Transport Evolved.? Unlike our other shows, Thought of the Day?is our chance to muse on one big story in the news each day, using it as a spring board to explore other topics, sometimes even outside of the?Transport Evolved universe. [… ...


Electric Cars Aren?t Just For Tree-Huggers Any More: Even Jerks Buy Them

Ask most EV drivers to describe the personal qualities of their brethren, and they’re likely to paint EV drivers as fairly easy-going folks who are trying to do the right thing by driving a zero-emissions car. In our experience, we’d have to agree: most EV drivers we’ve met have seem good-natured and well-meaning. For the [… ...


Renault?s Next-Generation Zoe Will Come With Autonomous Driving Tech, Renault Says

A few months ago, we told you about Renault’s autonomous driving project, where a specially-adapted all-electric Zoe could drive itself in specially-marked urban autonomous driving zones at speeds under 20 mph. Then in a different story, we told you about ?the PMAU project where valet-parking technology was being developed using a Renault Fluence Z.E. as [… ...


Nissan LEAF Officially The Greenest Car You Can Buy, Says the Automotive Science Group

We’re often told by plug-in skeptics, certain right-leaning media outlets and of course our honourable?nemeses at BBC Top Gear that electric cars are responsible for more environmental damage and a higher carbon footprint during their manufacture, use and recycling than a conventional, gasoline-powered vehicle. But now we’ve got some proof — from the Automotive Science [… ...


BMW 3-Series Plug-in Hybrid Spied in Scandinavia Undergoing Cold-Weather Tests

German automaker BMW might be waiting to see how well its plug-in i3 city hatch and i8 plug-in sports coupe sell before launching any more of its i-branded plug-in cars, but that isn’t apparently stopping it from developing plug-in hybrid variants to its existing gasoline cars. As Autobloggreen?reports, a BMW 3-Series plug-in hybrid — which [… ...


Monday, February 10, 2014

6 Years of Workplace Charging Lessons Learned


Solar Electric Cargo Bike ? Interview with Neil Saika, Inventor of the NTS SunCycle [VIDEOS]

An electric cargo bike that can be charged via the sun is definitely something to take note of. Neil Saiki is the inventor of the NTS SunCycle and he is no stranger to 2 wheeled vehicle design. Neil spent many years at Santa Cruz Bicycles (high end mountain bikes) and he founded Zero Motorcycles (an electric motorcycle company). ...


The Big Range Anxiety Reversal | EV.com


An English Girl in NY

Last week Nikki was in Washington DC taking part in a joint Department for Transport and Department for Energy conference. After the conference finished she took a trip to New Jersey to meet up with Michael Thwaite – the hidden third team-member in Transport Evolved – and some other EV fans and advocates. Along the [… ...


Cross-Country U.S. In a Model S Too Easy? Try Driving To The Panama Canal

With its flagship model boasting an 85 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack that’s good for more than 300 miles of range if you drive it sensibly, the Tesla Model S is undeniably the best car for making long-distance EV road trips. If the thought of driving from Tesla [NASDAQ:TSLA] Supercharger station to Supercharger station makes the [… ...


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Californians: With This Deal, You May Want to Buy a Ford C-Max Energi

The Center for Sustainable Energy of the State of California has just $11,064,574 remaining in its rebate fund?as of February 9th, 2014. ?This amount will only last for a short while longer (see the CVRP Rebates by Month graph). ?The … Continue reading → ...


Transport Evolved Episode 186: Transcontinental Catch-up

On today?s Transport Evolved: Nikki and Mark bring you a less formal – more freerange – episode of the Transport Evolved news chat show this week. Nikki has been in the US to meet with various important people at a joint Department for Transport and Department for Energy conference. Mark has been in the UK [… ...


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Drive 1000 Miles for Free with a New UK Electricity and EV Tariff

Ecotricity, an green energy supplier in the UK that focuses on wind energy, is offering 1000 miles of free EV driving each year to any customers who own a plug-in hybrid or pure battery electric car. Called the ‘Green Electricity + Car’ tariff the 1000 free miles of driving is applied as a reduction in [… ...


Friday, February 7, 2014

Trikke Pon-e 48V Carving Electric Trike Videos, Pictures, & Specs

What is a Trikke Pon-e? It is a 3 wheeled electric carving vehicle that is designed to make your commute and/or recreational ride a lot of fun! Part 1 of this review will give you an idea of what the Trikke Pon-e 48V is all about with videos, a bunch of pictures and the specs. ...


An English Girl in DC

You may have noticed this week that Nikki hasn’t been posting on the site very much. In fact, this week it has mostly been Mark manning the Transport Evolved offices. But why is that??It’s because Nikki has been in Washington DC taking part in a joint Department for Transport and Department for Energy conference. Very [… ...


T.E.N. Episode 20: Self-Drive Tech, Focus EV, New E-Tron

Welcome to episode twenty 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 record breaking cross-US [… ...


2015 Kia Soul Officially Unveiled: 80-100 Miles Range, Quick Charge Capabilities

After months of waiting, Kia has finally unveiled its production-spec Soul EV at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, which is says will debut in the U.S. later this year as a 2015 model. Performance-wise, the Kia Soul EV won’t be the quickest production electric car we’ve ever seen, taking an expected 12 seconds to sprint [… ...


Thursday, February 6, 2014

City Walk: American Dreams: Walk to School

We take a journey back in time when nearly 50% of children walked to school. We explore the growing trend away from walking to school and the overall lack of...


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Tesla Model S Cross Country Rally -- Los Angeles to New York

On January 30, 2014, Tesla Motors embarked on the journey of a lifetime. The plan was to drive two Model S sedans across the United States, powering them for...


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UK Charging Network Reaches 100,000 Charging Session Milestone

On Tuesday 4 February the Charge Your Car (CYC) network in the UK logged its 100,000th charging session. ?The network has 1535 charging stations located mainly in the North-East of England, Scotland and Bristol. This information follows on from two weeks ago when CYC rolled out a system update to all their charging stations. The [… ...


Celebrate Earth Day 2014 With Plugs & Pinot


Elon Musk Amsterdam Town Hall Meeting ? Short and Medium Term Future

This week we are bringing you all the interesting talking points from Elon Musk’s Amsterdam Town Hall meeting. In a room filled with Tesla customers and fans, Musk – CEO of Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] – kindly answered questions for an hour. At the event he covered subjects from updates to the Model S, charging and [… ...


Alternatively Fuelled Vehicle Sales Up 25% on January 2013

In official figures released by the?Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), sales of alternatively fuelled vehicles in the UK for January has risen by 25% on last year. Alternatively fuelled vehicles are classed as any flavour of hybrid and fully electric vehicles.?This rise in sales brings their total share of the UK market to [… ...


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tesla Motor?s CEO Elon Musk to Receive the 2014 Edison Achievement Award

It’s fair to say that Elon Musk is a fan of?Nikola Tesla; so much so that Musk named his automotive company after?the great Serbian inventor who lived from 1854 to 1943 who brought about many innovations relating to alternating current. Musk even went as far as personally donating an undisclosed amount to The Oatmeal’s campaign [… ...


Delhi Auto Expo 2014: Renault KWID Concept Unveiled With ZE Compatibility

As there are no limits on what a concept car can include or do, we at Transport Evolved are usually very cautious about covering them as this freedom can lead to, at least in the electric car world, unrealistic range predictions and outlandish ‘futuristic’ designs. But Renault may have outdone all the competition at the [… ...


NASA: Electric Cars Can Dramatically Help Reduce Federal CO2 Emissions, Travel Costs

When it comes to carbon emissions, we’re pretty sure the years of space shuttle missions and rocket launches — not to mention all those sub-orbital test flights — means that NASA has a pretty large carbon footprint. ?Now, thanks to plug-in cars, NASA’s carbon footprint is far smaller than predicted.?What’s more, it has the potential [… ...


Is an All-Electric Q8 E-Tron SUV a Possibility in Audi?s Future?

Audi engineers are hard at work creating an all-electric version of the Q8 SUV. With a practical range of around 370 miles, Audi has placed the Q8 e-tron firmly as a contender to Tesla Motor’s upcoming Model X. According to autocar.co.uk, senior Audi sources have approved the car for production. This follows quickly on from [… ...


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Guide to Electric Trikes [VIDEOS]

The electric trike niche is growing and this guide will show you some of the new tilting electric trikes along with the more traditional style e-trikes. ...


Elon Musk Amsterdam Town Hall Meeting ? Europe Specific Information

This week we are bringing you all the interesting talking points from Elon Musk’s Amsterdam Town Hall meeting. In a room filled with Tesla customers and fans, Musk – CEO of Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] – kindly answered questions for an hour. At the event he covered subjects from updates to the Model S, charging and [… ...


Ford Tries To Increase Focus EV Sales By Offering $6,000 Cash Incentive, Zero Percent Financing

For the past few years, Ford?s all-electric Focus has been viewed by the automotive industry as something of a compliance car ? sold in limited numbers just to satisfy various zero emission mandates in states like California. With a price tag of $35,200 before incentives, the Focus Electric has struggled to sell more than a [… ...


Charge Remaining After the Tesla Model S

Nikki and Mark were lucky enough to have a Model S on loan for three days last week. You can view their QuickCharge videos on the Model S which goes into their initial views of the Model S after having just got behind the wheel. A full review of the car, known as a ChargedUp [… ...


Two Year European Automated Driving Project Begins

A two year research project looking into the creation and application of self-driving technology started this week in Europe. Based at the MobileLifeCampus in Wolfsburg, German, the project, known as AdaptIVe (Automated Driving Applications and Technologies for Intelligent Vehicles) combines the knowledge and skills of 29 partners. The consortium, led by Volkswagen, also has representation [… ...


Monday, February 3, 2014

Ceiling Mounted EVSE Extender


January 2014 Is Slowest Month for C-Max Sales since Introduction

Ford Motor Company said today that 1,418 C-Max Hybrid and Energi vehicles were sold in January 2014, down 48% from 2013. ?There was a month-over-month loss of 30% from the 2,028 sold in December. ?January was by far the lowest … Continue reading → ...


Elon Musk Amsterdam Town Hall Meeting ? Charging and SuperChargers

This week we will be bringing you all the interesting talking points from Elon Musk’s Amsterdam Town Hall meeting. In a room filled with Tesla customers and fans, Musk – CEO of Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] – kindly answered questions for an hour. At the event he covered subjects from updates to the Model S, charging [… ...


Kia Readies Soul EV For 2014 Chicago Auto Show Debut This Week

Kia’s Soul EV — the first Kia-branded plug-in to be sold outside of its home market of South Korea — will get its official unveiling this week at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, Kia confirmed today. While Kia remains tight-lipped on the specs for its all-electric urban crossover, we can tell you based on past [… ...


Tesla Teams Complete All-Electric Cannon Ball Coast-To-Coast Run In 3 Days, 4.5 Hours

Just a week after John Glenney and his daughter Jill completed a coast-to-coast trip in their Tesla Model S in just five days, two teams of Tesla employees completed their own coast-to-coast Model S odyssey yesterday, setting a new Guinness World Record in the process. Taking just three days, four hours and thirty minutes to [… ...


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Transport Evolved Episode 185: More Proof Needed

On today?s Transport Evolved: Tesla completes its coast-to-coast trip in under four days, Nissan gets customer feedback on a potential 150-mile LEAF, Brammo comes to the UK, BMW says public chargers aren’t?important to EV adoption, and dogs that love plug-in cars.? These stories an more, on today?s Transport Evolved,?with Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Mark Chatterley, Quentin Clark [… ...