Nissan Leaf Owners Stage Massive Test To Prove Battery Aging...
During the heat of summer, Leaf owners in hot climates - specifically in Arizona - began complaining that their cars were no longer retaining their 12 battery bars and instead were only allowing charge to 10 or 11 of them. Nissan says the Leaf's batteries are good for at least 7 years at up to 80%
Electric Cars We Look Forward To
Since the media insists on calling plug-in hybrids with names not technically correct, we’ll do the same. Plug-in hybrids and “extended range electric vehicles” will be part of those electric vehicles.The next generation of electric cars and plug-in hybrids promise to offer us better
Turn Any Car Into A Plug-in Hybrid With A $3,000 Conversion Kit
Are you handy with tools and are anxious to have a plug-in hybrid electric car NOW rather than wait for the car makers to build the plug-in hybrid vehicle of your dreams? A team of students at Middle Tennessee State University have developed an inexpensive plug-in hybrid retrofit kit for any car.
DENSO Steps Into The Vehicle To Home Power Supply Race
Why is that important? In many parts of the world where the grid is over taxed and hasn’t been upgraded, brownouts and blackouts are a daily part of life. Even in the US, where after decades of lack of maintenance and improvements, the current heat wave is wreaking havoc on our grid, a
Nissan Responds To Leaf Owners Worries About Battery Capacity...
Over the last several weeks some Nissan Leaf owners in Phoenix have reported significant loss of battery pack capacity. The loss of capacity was much steeper than to be expected given the intended 8-10 year lifetime of the Leaf battery packs. Between the level of discussion, and recent news
A Circulatory Combustion Engine To Extend Range For Plug-in...
When the economy takes a turn for the worse, suddenly somnolence is rudely interrupted and engineers and scientists alike are allowed to dive in deeper into revolutionary propulsion systems. A circulatory combustion engine system conceived by Dr. Norbert Müller from the Michigan State University
Plugless Power Customer Purchase Process
Interested in having your electric vehicle equipped with wireless charging? This video details the easy steps needed to get Plugless Power for your own electric vehicle. Have your vehicle equipped by a certified Plugless Power installer at your local dealership. Then we'll send Home Services to
Electric Cars To Become Inevitable, Cost Competitive, By...
A study released recently by McKinsey & Company says that, because of falling battery prices, electric vehicles are inevitable. Shifting prices will make electric cars cost-competitive with gasoline in the 2020's. That would erase one of the two resistance factors to buying an electric car: the
Latest Lithium Battery Triples Electric Car Range
The future of lithium-ion battery technology has never looked so bright. Breakthroughs happen at a neck break pace while industry experts predict only a few companies will be left in 5 years.Tin Lithium. Grant Norton and his team at the Washington State University have found that using tin would
How To Power Your Home With An Electric Car
PowerStream and Nissan Canada have teamed up to show that your very own electric car can power your home for a definite amount of time. The idea is simple. Charge your car and then use the electricity whenever you want. Think of it this way. Charge when electricity is cheapest, then use it later
Can Electric Cars Make Gas Prices Do The Electric Slide?
As a result of rising prices of gasoline all over the world, more and more people are starting to look for alternatives that can minimize the financial costs associated with driving vehicles. One of the obvious alternatives is the electric car. Put simply, an electric car is an automobile that is
Electric Car Owners To Pay $1/gallon Equivalent Under PG&E...
There is plenty of electricity in the electric grid to fuel millions of electric cars, especially if the majority of electric car charging is done at night. Because many electricity plants cannot slow down at night-time, when electricity demand is low, there is a lot of electricity going wasted at
Chevy Volt Continues To Thrash Nissan Leaf In April 2012
In April 2012, General Motors sold 1,462 examples of the Chevrolet Volt – an increase of 197% compared to April of 2011. This figure presents a fair drop from the 2,289 Volts sold in March but April is the second best month of the 2012 year for the electric Chevy with extended range capabilities.
Battery Suppliers, OEs Convinced Of EV Market’s Future
Battery-pack costs are declining and more capacity is on the way, as industry players predict continued market growth through 2020.TOKYO – Industry insiders on hand here for a battery and fuel-cell technology conference remain guardedly optimistic about the prospects for electric
Which Electric Car Is Best: Coda, I-Miev, Focus Electric,...
A Coda, a Focus Electric, an i-Miev, a Leaf, a Model S, and a Volt walk into a bar, the bartender asks them which offers the best value in electric cars, and they each point to themselves. While this falls flat as a joke, the electric automakers are following strategies that deliver a range of
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