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Voltitude V1

An electric bike by a motor scooter. The Voltitude V1 the best from scooters: Low centre of gravity makes it to ride — Wide adapted to urban hazards Powerful hydraulic disc — Rear-wheel drive

the Voltitude bike from a idea to a manufacturable, reliable and product proved to be a huge but our team never lost and can certainly be proud of the end-result. The V1 is exceeding our expectations and has received response from all the people who it.

A city scooter inspired by an bike. The Voltitude V1 takes the from e-bikes: — pedal assistance (pedelec) Zero emission drive Silence — Unbeatable cost per km/mile — No no registration, optional bicycle — Free to use all bike

Fold away your and avoid theft

Even its size and wheelbase are absolutely to a normal bicycle, the Voltitude V1 can be in a very small space as a locker, cupboard or car trunk. info.

Tesla Motors X for 2014

PRODUCTION BEGINS 2013 SIGNIFICANT DELIVERIES EARLY 2014

This is the announcement by Tesla Motors for the new X SUV.

Model X is designed the ground up to blend the best of an SUV the benefits of a minivan, as only an car can. It is an automobile above built around the driver—and six of her It artfully provides unfettered and brilliant functionality. cycle, its batteries need charging.

Motor All-Wheel Drive

X is offered with optional Motor All-Wheel Drive. The motor enables more all-weather, all-road capabilities: it torque by 50%. When with AWD, Model X accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less 5 seconds, outperforming the fastest and many sports cars.

C-Zero Electric Car

Due for release in the of 2010, the amazing Ciroen is Electric Car is capable of 0 — in 15 seconds.

From the both and the driver’s seat, the C-Zero like any other car. The vehicle is as well appointed as you expect with four seats, a 166-litre boot, steering, ABS, traction ESP, electric windows, six and air conditioning.

The performance will be for the vast majority of city The C-Zero has a top speed of 80mph, has a time of 15 seconds and is able to 80 miles, over a standard cycle, before its batteries charging.

Paper performance to one the car feels sure footed and enough to hold its on on the roads.

A charge will give you 80 miles before requiring a

Charge time with models is around six hours, is unless you access a quick juice point.

Toyota iQ Electric Car

In 2012 we should see a new electric car from Toyota. micro-subcompact car should be fun to drive, but if you live in a city center, the drive range is only 50 miles. Toyota says the iQ can only go 50 miles on a charge.

The and the availability are to be announced, but should be in US in 2012. It’s been by Toyota for more than a already, and passed many tests.

The competitors Nissan does 73 miles per charge and iMiev does 85 miles per

Tata’s Electric Nano

The version of the world’s cheapest the Tata Nano. The car is basically the as The TATA Nano with the engine 600cc gasoline The TATA Nano is the cheeapest car with a great commercial but with conventional engine

The electric version of the car should be no Bringing the electric cars to the WOWt.

There are some for the range. They say that a charged battery pack take you 160km with an of 0-60kph in under 10 seconds.

is planning to put the Nano EV into soon and sell it alongside Indica Vista EV, which on sale in Europe later year.

TATA has yet to release any on pricing but the new ev nano should in somewhere slightly above the 600cc nano which for just over 2,000 the tata nano was launched in and is primarily targeted at the indian

Peugeot i-On Electric Car

and Peugeot are currently working on an electric car. This is the of the Peugeot i-On Electric Car in Germany.

There are familiarities to the iMiEV with Peugeot’s badge in front.

With 64 and 132 lb-ft of instantaneously available the iOn’s range will be 130 km 80 miles) on a full charge. the car into a conventional 220V will give it a full in six hours.

A fast-charger system also be available, and Peugeot that it will allow the runabout to be charged to 80% capacity in jst 30

Chevrolet VOLT —

Question: What is a Chevrolet

Answer: Volt is a plug-in vehicle with a range-extended engine that is able to 35 to 80 kilometers in zero-emissions electric mode and then an additional 540 on a full tank of gas. makes the vehicle ideal for trips.

The Chevy Volt can be charged in 10 to 12 hours using a outlet and approximately four using a 240V outlet. will be a need for a charging that will cost an fee. These will be by an authorized supplier chosen by

More information will be soon.

FOCUS ELECTRIC — 2012

INTRODUCING FOCUS ELECTRIC GO FUEL-FREE FIRST ZERO-EMISSIONS PASSENGER CAR FORD

DEARBORN, Mich. 7, 2011 Ford Motor unveiled today its all-new Electric the company’s first-ever passenger car.

The zero-CO2-emissions, gasoline-free version of popular small car is the flagship of the growing fleet of hybrid, hybrid and all-electric vehicles to North America and Europe by

“Focus Electric is the flagship of our new of electrified vehicles, showcasing our to offer consumers choice it comes to fuel-efficient or fuel-free said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president for Product Development. “Its powertrain will deliver energy efficiency advantages and CO2 emissions without compromising enjoyment. And its suite of smart information technologies will the way customers think about usage and their transportation

The Focus Electric will in late 2011 and is designed to enough range to cover the of daily driving habits of It will offer a mile-per-gallon better than Chevrolet and competitive with other electric vehicles.

A full is expected to take three to hours at home with the charge station half the time of the Nissan Leaf.

Electric introduces new features and including a unique version of the Touch driver connect especially for electric vehicles, a new charging feature powered by and a smartphone app called MyFord that helps plug-in control their vehicles

The sleek and stylish five-door leverages Ford’s global platform shared by the gasoline and Focus models, which at the 2010 North American Auto Show and were at the Paris Motor Show in

Both Focus gasoline and variants to be sold in North will be built at Ford’s Assembly Plant in Wayne, with production powered in by one of the largest solar energy systems in the state.

For European a decision on where the Focus will be built is currently finalized.

Focus Electric is one of new electrified vehicles included in electrification strategy. Initial of Transit Connect Electric in North America at the end of last and the vehicle will be launched in later in 2011.

Honda FIt Plugin — 2010

The Fit Electric Plugin

Takanobu Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and CEO, introduces the all-new Fit EV electric vehicle at the 2010 Los Auto Show on November 17, The Fit EV Concept hints strongly at the and styling for Honda’s upcoming Fit EV all-electric vehicle, which be introduced to the U.S. and Japan in

The all-new Fit EV Concept electric made its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 17; 2010.

The Fit EV Concept hints at the direction and styling for Honda’s production Fit EV all-electric vehicle, will be introduced to the U.S. and in 2012. Displayed alongside the Fit EV at the show is a prototype Honda stand. To begin charging, the swipes a card in front of the and then connects the charger to the

The Honda charging stand a glimpse at the future of an electric-charging that is easy to use and intuitive for

Honda today unveiled the Fit EV Concept electric vehicle and the for a midsize plug-in hybrid Both vehicles are integral to the Electric Mobility Network, the comprehensive approach to reducing CO2 through innovative products, and energy-production technologies.

The Fit EV Concept strongly at the direction and styling for upcoming production Fit EV all-electric which will be introduced to the and Japan in 2012. The all-new hybrid platform showcases next-generation, two-motor hybrid set to debut in 2012.

Honda’s history with electromotive has enabled us to understand customer said Takanobu Ito, Motor Co. Ltd. President and In Honda’s view, an electric must offer great and be fun to drive.

Fit EV’s urban capability will be a perfect to the full-function mobility of the plug-in and FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle.

Toyota Tesla agreement to jointly work on vehicles and systems development.

— Tesla joint — Electric Rav4

As of a stunning partnership announcement Toyota will take a $50 stake in Tesla — CEO Elon Musk also his company will purchase the Fremont, Calif. assembly that Toyota closed this year.

How much it pay Toyota for the factory wasn’t but the two companies intend to jointly use the until recently operated by and General Motors.

Tesla build the Tesla Model S sedan there and the two automakers develop and produce other vehicles at the site as well, and Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda at a 5 p.m. press conference.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was in attendance, Tesla’s decision to locate its S factory in California — the in Fremont, near San Jose, is than 20 miles from headquarters — will 1,000 new jobs to the state.

Musk corrected him minutes telling dozens of reporters around the world that the of new jobs will ultimately be to 10,000, with about of the hires by Tesla and the rest by

Tesla had been negotiating the Southern California cities of and Long Beach regarding a site for its Model S.

Musk the company realized only that it could afford to the former NUMMI plant, closed on April 1 — a after the GM-Toyota joint agreement was dissolved in GM’s

Tesla will purchase the 400-acre facility from apparently using a big chunk of the million federal loan it earlier this year to redevelopment of an existing factory for of advanced technology vehicles as EVs.

CODA Electric Car News Release

NEWS (2010/09/24)

LAGUNA NIGUEL, .— The Coda Electric Car will definately impress it’s on the road in the very future. And yes, it’s

The sedan, due to start shipping in by the end of the year, is designed to be simple and rather than flashy. But the car will meet the needs of people and be priced in the low to mid 30s, or in the range of $35,000 after and state credits and rebates, to Kevin Czinger, CEO of Coda

The heart of the car’s technology is its system, built around a 34 battery pack that can drivers a range of between 90 and 130 miles depending on driving Czinger said.

For many that’s sufficient range for tasks, such as commuting and

The company will start orders for the four-person, four-door car in the and has established a partnership with to have technicians install a 30-amp outlet at people’s to charge the vehicle. Within two the charging system can give 40 to 50 miles of range, Czinger

Czinger expects to sell 14,000 cars in the first of production. After the car’s release in California, the company to expand distribution to northwestern in 2012.

The Coda is made of of components sourced from and U.S. with about 40 of the materials coming from the Czinger said. The company’s is to manufacture the majority of the components in the

Wheego All Electric Car — Release

NEWS RELEASE

(July 15, 2010) WHEEGO CARS, manufacturer of all-electric today announced it has appointed Jim Auto Dealerships as its dealer the Greater Atlanta, Georgia

“We are headquartered here in said Wheego President Boyd, “so we are very with the reputation of the local In Atlanta, the Jim Ellis name is with excellent business and top-notch customer service. We are pleased that Jim Ellis has Wheego Electric Cars as of their portfolio as they Georgia’s preeminent Electric dealership.

“Wheego Electric is about to beat all the major manufacturers to market with an all-electric car,” said Jim Auto’s COO, Jimmy “We will launch our EV with the Wheego Whip a low-speed all-electric car that is suitable to neighborhood driving and usage. Customers can take the car for a test drive at our dealership in and get a sense of the engineering, styling and quality of the Wheego brand they can also reserve the highway speed, crash all electric car on the Wheego website for beginning in September. When rolls out the highway version, the LiFe, we’ll also the car available at our dealership for our Atlanta customers to test drive.

a great fit for anyone who commutes 50 miles each way because you can the car 100 miles on a charge; and, just as easy as a cell you can plug it in every night to You’ll zip right by the gas station day. Plus, you can drive car in the HOV lane in Georgia by yourself.”

The Wheego LiFe goes 100 miles on a charge, and retails for The Wheego LiFe qualifies for a Federal tax credit, and a $5,000 state tax credit, dropping the net price in Georgia to under In addition, Georgia drivers be able to drive the Wheego in the HOV lane (with no additional in the car) by obtaining an alternate vehicle license plate.

The LiFe comes fully-equipped driver and passenger airbags, brakes, air conditioning, and power and locks. The 115V lithium pack can be charged from a 120V outlet, a 240V or any of the J1772 standard charging being installed in public throughout the US. It is available in red, blue, black, silver, and

The Wheego Whip LiFe is a subcompact car with fit, and features that compete any other subcompact car on the market.

drivers can reserve a Wheego by visiting www.wheego.net and making a refundable $100 deposit. The LiFe will be available Jim Ellis Auto Dealerships in September. For more information or to a Jim Ellis dealership, visit .


Zenn News Release

RELEASE

ZENN Motor Inc.Toronto, Ontario, Canada ZNN)

ZENN MOTOR ORGANIZATIONAL UPDATE Toronto, March 18, 2010 ZENN Company Inc. (“ZMC” or the (TSX-V ZNN) a leading of zero emission transportation today announced comprehensive changes in support of its go-forward

The Company has ceased production of the LSV and the successful sell-down of remaining and ground stock is largely

As such, the Company has been to complete planned organizational that reflect its transition manufacturer to solutions developer.

has resulted in an overall reduction of 15 employees that supported the marketing and production of the ZENN

These changes, along other initiatives and the previously closure of the Company’s Saint production facility, will reduce the Company’s on-going of spend. “The entire is to be commended for their continued during this period of stated Ian Clifford, Chief Officer of ZENN Motor “With these changes, we are to ensure maximum focus of our and financial resources towards on our ZENNergy strategy .”

The will elaborate upon its and plans at its upcoming Annual and Meeting of Shareholders being on March 24, 2010 at the TMX Broadcast which will also be Details can be found at www.ZENNcars.com .

XD

Croatia’s First Electric Goes to Geneva Auto

Croatian DOK-ING will its concept electric vehicle at the Auto Show March The XD has a small length (2.8 comfortable interior (width 1. 7 height 1.6 meters), and performance of a sports vehicle.

The XD is a concept vehicle that three adults and has a powerful engine that is capable of 0-100 km/hr in 7.7 seconds. performance is typically only in compact sport cars 200 KS. Employing the latest technology, the team completed the work on the XD in months — a figure to surprise many in Geneva.

The XD has a of impressive safety features on the and electrical system. These were developed by DOK-ING. is known for building vehicles protect human life and use and electric engines.

This philosophy was employed in building the XD. more on: www.xdconcept.com

JOULE Optimal Energy

Make up at garages a thing of the past. in at home instead.

Using one 220 Volt home outlet and the onboard charger, Joule charge the 300km battery in approximately seven hours.

still, the five-seater passenger is only about 3.9m and 1.8m wide, giving it a spacious interior with space for a 700 litre trunk and a compact exterior, making it for city driving. Joule is not sleek and sophisticated, it comes with all the expected modern including bluetooth compatibility and connectivity, making it practical to

Optimal Energy (Pty) Ltd is a owned South African based in Cape Town and is by CEO Kobus Meiring. He founded Energy in 2005 with Lomberg, Jian Swiegers and Swart.

An investment from the Fund (IF), an instrument of the of Science and Technology of the South Government made this possible.

The current shareholders in Energy comprise executive the IF and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa.

Optimal employs more than 100 and is expanding rapidly; 60% of the ever-growing have University degrees, a compliment of whom have masters and PhDs. Their for renewable, clean energy is in Joule, the company’s first offering which is set to transform the of the urban transportation landscape.

in association with Keith and a team of dedicated experts in Town, the battery electric vehicle is nothing short of a innovative triumph. Continue — www.optimalenergy.co.za

NLV Solar AG

A in photovoltaics and accumulator technology, joined forces to create the sport. The brainchild of this of power and energy is a four-seater car a breakthrough the market eagerly has anticipating for years. A prototype is to be at the Motor Show Geneva with currently working to up for series production.

The NLV Quant is an revolutionary automotive project. the coming year, the NLV Quant be fully engineered and ready for You can follow the last few stages.

The drive system, range and of the Quant are already spectacular and as individual components, and we believe together they will a milestone in automotive history. reading — www.nlv-quant.com

Electric Bike

Yes the handle are located next to the seating It may look like something 3 year old may drive but it is driveable on our roads. Not only is it equipped turning and braking indicators but it is the bike to feature anti-locking

The carbon fiber frame strength but keeps it light (10 kg/22 lb) to carry up a couple of stairs after you spend the 15 it takes to fold it up.

It’s that its 1 kW motor offers a to weight ratio better many sports cars and acceleration brisk but the electronically set limit of 20 km/h (12.5 will keep you from any corvettes on the straightaways. Unless heavy traffic. That’s the Yikebike’s small footprint and might turn smirks of to expressions of envy. The lithium can take you 9 to 10 kilometers (about 6 and takes 20 minutes to charge 80

Don’t look for this set of wheels on sale in America soon as the roll out early summer includes only a of European countries and its home New Zealand. It seems the price is in the 4 to 5 thousand range (US currency). quote me on this price, I got through rumours.

eRocket Bike

The Erokit electric built by Stefan Gulas was in Germany. The name is pronounced e

The eROCKIT Bike combines the of a bicycle, i.e. step by strengthened into the pedals, the road performances of a motorcycle. The motor provides for a high and maximum speed of 80 km/h.

healthy and refreshing total employment of the wheel driving is with the driving dynamics of a — manufacturer quote.

The of the vehicle amounts to dependent, on of driving and on the distance condition, 60 to 80 Subsequently, the batteries, at a usual must be loaded again. A procedure is final in three to hours

eROCKIT is series To progressive movement humans the number of revolutions of an electric by a crank gear and an inserted The generator registers the rotation of the gear and sends according to the frequency an output signal to electronics. The faster turns 8 KW direct current brush is the faster stepped.

The generator, takes up the rotation of the crank is a permanent magnet generator and at the same time the footstep which is then used for the of the batteries.

The energy storage consists of lithium ion nano-phosphate which are characterised by thermal high power density and life span out. The with an overall capacity of 2,9 are accommodated in a carbon fiber box.

A battery management supervised permanently the conditions of the and provides for its optimal enterprise. happens both when and in the switched off condition of the vehicle. By a reconciliation between the individual cells the battery management increases the life span of the and maximises the range.

eROCKIT under Germany as motorcycle and receives an European width road permission is The vehicle is thus characteristic and licence requiring (in Germany the driving licence class A1

The maximum speed of 80 km/h eROCKIT free trip on motorways.

Nissan rolls out car

Meet the Nissan Leaf. Electric Car. Zero

Nissan Leaf is Nissan’s zero-emission electric car, select markets in 2010 and globally, including Canada, in

Don’t confuse it with a or any other type of gas-powered, vehicle. This is electric That means it burns gas and produces zero emissions. But is no golf-cart.

Off the line, Nissan performs like a V6. Plus, room for five, and it comes all the quality, reliability and versatility come to expect from cars.

Zero tailpipe

100% electric no gas required

priced

Speeds up to 140 km/hr

passengers, five doors

airbags, premium audio, navigation system, and more

Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn with the automaker’s new electronic ‘Leaf’ during an opening of the company’s new headquarters in Yokohama, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009.

Japan Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn drove out of the Japanese automaker’s soon-to-open Sunday in the first public of its new zero-emission vehicle .

CITROEN C-Zero Electric Cars

It was the first the external design was shown of Motor Co.’s environmentally electric automobile, set to go on sale in the U.S. and Europe next The blue hatchback had a sporty and a recharging opening in the front.

Shiro Nakamura said the was designed to avoid a stereotypical design.

This is not a niche he said. We didn’t make it looking. It had to be a real car.

has promised that the Leaf, goes into mass-production as a model in 2012, will be the same price as a gas-engine car as the 1.5 million yen ($15,000) Tiida. sells abroad as the Versa, at about $10,000.

Tesla’s new top 500

Tesla Motors announced that it has already received 520 for its recently unveiled Model S an all-electric vehicle capable of seven passengers. Unlike the flashier and more expensive the car is designed to fit the needs of middle-class

Reservations for the Model S started in after its Los Angeles debut week. Eventually, Tesla to offer its vehicles through its own stores slated to open in London, New York, Miami, Washington D.C. and Munich. But will have to wait 2011 for production to begin in and that’s only if the company the $350 million loan it for from the Department of Energy’s Technology Vehicle Manufacturing

It will use the money to construct an plant in California devoted to Model S production.

The car is expected to for $49,900 factoring in a federal tax of $7,500. And consumers who reserve models early must pay a refundable fee. This sound a little steep, in this economic climate, but the claims that when you how much money you save on gas the car, the price is equivalent to a gasoline-powered car.

The Model S can be by connecting to any standard electrical and each charging session can it 300 miles. Based on released it doesn’t seem to be underpowered with a top speed of 130 miles-per-hour. is also some fun icing on the a 17-inch touchscreen with 3G allowing passengers to tap into Radio or Google Maps on the go.

out a video of a test drive

Tata Indica Vista EV

The Indica Vista EV will be a practicable option for the consumer: of carrying four individuals, luggage space, with a range of up to 200 km and acceleration of 0-60 in under 10 seconds. Tata continues its innovative approach the Indica Vista EV too, super polymer lithium ion which have superior density to conventional batteries. Motors’ electric vehicles be produced in association with Grenland/Innovasjon, Norway. Tata UK subsidiary, Tata Motors Technical Centre plc, has a 70% in Miljo.

The first such to be developed by the company is the Indica EV, is currently undergoing extensive in Europe.

Besides these new cars, Tata Motors is the new generation Tata Indica itself. Launched in India in 2008, it has received excellent response. It has received two prestigious awards — the UTVi Best Value for Money Car and the Business Standard Motoring Award.

Also on display is the Xenon 2.2 litre double-cab, an dual-use vehicle with styling and superior convenience.

BMW to 500 Electric Mini Coopers in (posted February 2, 2009)

BMW has its UK, plant building Minis engines, transmissions or fuel and then ships them to where the electric drivetrains are

BMW sources told Automotive Europe that 490 of the Minis be leased to selected customers in and 10 will be used as show

The Mini E features a 150-kilowatt horsepower) asynchronous motor to a single-stage helical gearbox. The produces 162 foot-pounds of torque the you hit the accelerator, propelling the car from 0 to 62 mph in 8.5 Top speed is limited to 95 mph.

comes from a 35-kWh, battery with a range of 150 It is comprised of 5,088 individual in an air-cooled battery pack weighs 573 pounds and charges in eight hours. Those who the car get a wallbox that BMW will in customers’ garages to increase the reducing the charge time to 2.5

Regenerative braking will keep the battery charged out on the an arrangement BMW says extended the range by 20 percent.

That’s a big battery to stuff into so small as a Mini, therefore no seat. The two-seater EV Mini in at a 3,230 pounds, 600 pounds than the standard Mini but the added heft is in the middle of the BMW says, the Mini E has a 50-50 distribution. The suspension has been up to handle the added weight, and BMW the Mini E sports the brand’s agility and outstanding handling.

BMW is the cars at the Mini plant in England, then shipping to Munich to install the battery and drivetrain. All 500 should be ready to go by the end of the and they’ll roll into driveways as early as next next year. Putting the E on the road on a daily basis be a pioneering feat to which the drivers and engineers of the first Mini will contribute as a

Could EEstor Batteries be the solution to extended distance vehicle battery source for 400 and recharge times of under 10 A short review and investigation on the (posted Dec 16, 2008)

EEStor. is a Texas company holding the No. 7,033,406 that claims for of electrochemical batteries Which a major breakthrough in ultra technology.

Canadian NEV manufacturer signed an exclusive supply with EEStor and invested in the

However, plans to demonstrate the new this year have to materialize so far. The company Dr. Richard Weir has declared the company won’t meet its of producing storage devices by the end of year.

He did leave himself the out the original target of producing in 2008 was based on getting funding for the company, something has not transpired.

Weir does to have made some progress with a deal Light Electric Vehicles Hopefully, EEStor will in its efforts because any new technology can make EVs more practical and is a good thing. But there are no guarantees.

Much like ultracapacitors store energy in an field between two closely conductors, or plates. When is applied, an electric charge up on each plate.

Ultracapacitors many advantages over electrochemical batteries. Unlike ultracaps can completely absorb and a charge at high rates and in a endless cycle with degradation.

Where they’re however, is with energy Compared with lithium-ion high-end ultracapacitors on the market store 25 times less per pound.

This is why ultracapacitors, their ability to release jolts of electricity and to absorb energy just as fast, are today as a complement to batteries or cells in electric-drive vehicles. The burst that ultracaps can assist with stop-start and the energy is more efficiently through regenerative braking—an in which ultracap maker Technologies has seen significant

The only way to invest in the stock for this Ultracapacitor Technology is a electric car company call Motor Company Inc. which has rights to the new technology for the and has purchased a fraction of the company

Here is the press release:

Motor Company is in regular with EEStor as we have a significant investment in both an technology agreement and the company ZENN Motor Company frequent visits to the EEStor is pleased with their and is confident in EEStor’s stated to deliver a commercial EESU Energy Storage Unit) in All ZMC updates on EEStor’s progress are deemed material information be disclosed via a news release to the community and in a press release to media.

All of these updates of course be posted on our website as

Here is a list of other developing the new Ultracapacitor Technology:

Technologies and Maxwell Technologies. are increasingly likely to commercialize and Ultracapacitor Technology for the future.

signed a joint venture with the State Of Israel on 21, 2008. (posted Dec 4, 2008)

R signed a joint venture with the State Of Israel on 21, 2008 to launch the development and of a new concept electric car for the Middle The electric car project is called Better Place’ and it is expected to economic benefits both for and the rest of the Middle East and to other countries as the Renault-Nissan’s car infrastructure investment takes Already Denmark and Denmark’s Energy have initiated a process with Project Place that should in an agreement shortly and initiate a charging network in Denmark by

I srael has committed to build an car supporting infrastructure by creating spots and battery exchange for electric vehicles within the It is believed that through leadership, and through the provision of to this electric car industry, will be able to help other green industries and JV with other Middle partners to create the ‘Better that all hope for. are the first major automotive to come behind the project, but the itself will promote the of other car companies as well.

P Better Place is an initiative has a global business plan and Ofer is its Chairman. The CEO, Agassi has raised more $200 million for the Project, support coming from Venture Partners, Israel Morgan Stanley and other investors who share a concern global climate change and a desire to help all.

T he of Renault-Nissan in Project Better is significant. Carlos Ghosn, and CEO of both Renault and Nissan, has that Nissan plans to their first battery car by and that Renault-Nissan together have a complete line of vehicles by 2012. NEC will the lithium ion batteries for Project Place, and the Renault Electric car be launched in Israel for 2011. Better Place will and maintain 500,000 battery spots as part of the project.

Renault itself has taken a step to say that the future for the car is to be 100% electric.

BYD F6DM Is This Chinese Plug In Car coming soon to our neighbourhood? Nov 5, 2008)

W ho is China’s largest maker? Well, BYD of coarse. I bet if you a cellphone or a mp3 player, you have one of products.

The company is getting the auto electric car world, a that only a few years ago have seemed illogical, but now the future will probably go to hybrids and electric cars, good with batteries has a key expertise to have when cars.

BYD’s first hybrid for the Chinese market be the F6DM mid-sized sedan in the half of 2008. Top speed be 100 mph (160 kph), with a of 62 miles (100 km) in all-electric and 267 miles (430 km) total the gas engine kicks in. A fully version called the F6E is planned for

F6 is the name of the sedan, DM is for Dual hybrid, and E is for Electric.

I t’s the iron phosphate battery makes the F6DM and F6E special. The iron phosphate battery is to be safer, less expensive, heavy metals, completely and should be rechargeable to 70% in 10-minute at charging stations. It can also be more slowly with a charging station, of course.

I t like BYD will beat Volt as the first production hybrid, but for know they remain in China for an undetermined for testing and reliability purposes.

more on: www.byd.com

GM’s campaign — or not on the new VOLT Car. (posted Nov. 1,

They were posted on a GM inadvertently, said GM spokesman Rhadigan. We immediately pulled back, but it was too late.

I t seems GM made an error in releasing new of the new Volt production car.

S ome say a ploy to tease potencial for this new technologically advanced car when it’s released in the future.

A lithium ion battery will power to the electric that propel the car, can be plugged into an outlet and overnight. GM’s stated is to provide a 40-mile operating on a full charge.

S upplementing the is a small gasoline engine is not connected to the drivetrain in any way. the battery charge is exhausted, the will act as a generator that power to the battery, allowing the car to operation well beyond its range. Basically, its a series setup, though GM promotes it as a electric car.

A s for price, the is expected to carry a price tag of $40,000.

Editorial by electriconwheels.com

RWE to Roll out Electric Cars in (posted Oct. 12, 2008)

G carmaker Daimler is joining with RWE, one of the country’s energy providers, to create a of electric cars and charging in Berlin.

A select group of motorists will get subsidized cars as part of an experiment Friday, Sept 5 by Daimler and German energy company,

T he carmaker is to supply 100 cars by lithium-ion batteries. The cars mostly be from its Smart car and will have a range of 100 kilometres from a single They cannot be recharged an ordinary power socket.

RWE is to set up 500 charging sites (supply at owners’ homes, workplaces and in car and shopping centres. Owners be automatically billed for recharging, to the way they pay mobile phone

Biggest in the world

T he Berlin is the second electric car test initiated by Daimler, after Smart cars started a as fleet vehicles for the police and services in London last

D ubbed “e-mobility Berlin, the scheme will be the largest of its in the world and is set to start by 2010, the two said in a statement. “The embraces all components of efficient use of vehicles from modern, drive technology to customer-friendly the statement said.

A t the launch of the Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is a was gently critical, saying, One cars is not that many for 500 points. But she also forecast electric cars will sooner than people

O ther critics said it take six hours connected to the network to fully recharge a car battery, though two hours is to achieve two thirds of a recharge.

travel?

T he cars cannot long out-of-town journeys of their limited range. But the government is supporting the scheme of its contribution to sustainable travel, the said.

“ O ur mobility sets up an integrated solution combines everyday electric and a charging system built to them,” said Daimler Dieter Zetsche. “This way improving the customer friendliness and of electric cars.”

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