Electric Vehicles

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May 12, 2008 - Industry News

Audi Promises Electric Car within 10 Years

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Audi is joining other German automakers in the effort to eliminate exhaust emissions, promising to bring an electric model to market in the next 10 years.

Tags: Audi, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 9, 2008 - Industry News

ExxonMobil Chemical's Separator Films Help Speed Progress of Next Generation Hybrids and EVs

HOUSTON – ExxonMobil Chemical will introduce new co-extruded separator grades for hybrid and electric vehicle batteries at the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) in Tampa, Fla., May 12-16.

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 5, 2008 - Industry News

Smith Electric Vehicles Launches Another ZEV at CV Show

BIRMINGHAM, UK – On April 15, Smith Electric Vehicles launched Ampere, its latest zero emission vehicle, at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham NEC.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles

May 2, 2008 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz: Innovating Technologies Working to Bring Fuel-Cell Cars to the Market

MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz is leading the way in innovating technologies, and part of its process is a detailed testing schedule. From the development of a concept through to it becoming a reality, the Mercedes-Benz team looks at many different areas to make sure the vehicles are the safest on the road.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, F-Cell, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 2, 2008 - Industry News

BMW’s Planned Electric Car May Be Going Global

MUNICH, GERMANY – It was reported BMW is considering production of an all-electric Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV). Originally developed in answer to California regulations requiring large automakers to sell a number of ZEVs each year starting in 2012.

Tags: BMW, Greenhouse Gas

April 30, 2008 - Industry News

Courier Goes the Extra Mile with Electric Experiment

CANADA – Fleet operators in Canada’s courier industry are increasingly using electric vehicles. The Purolator Quicksider operates 10 hours a day in downtown Toronto, delivering about 220 packages and parcels with zero greenhouse-gas emissions.

Tags: Purolator

April 23, 2008 - Industry News

NYC Parks Fleet Gets Greener With Nine New Electric Cars

NEW YORK – The City Department of Parks and Recreation added nine new electric cars to the Astoria Park fleet.

April 22, 2008 - Industry News

ZAP Electric Car Has Sold More Than 700 Xebra Electric Pickups and Sedans

MIAMI, FL – Electric car interest is picking up as gas prices push toward record highs. ZAP has delivered more than 700 of its Xebra electric city-cars and trucks.

Tags: ZAP, Xebra

April 22, 2008 - Industry News

Phoenix Motorcars Exhibits at Low Carbon Fuels 2008

SAN FRANCISCO – Phoenix Motorcars, a California-based electric vehicle manufacturer, recently participated at the Low Carbon Fuels 2008, a two-day event in Sacramento featuring the latest in alternative fuel technologies. Phoenix

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles

April 17, 2008 - Industry News

Ford, Smith Plan Pure Electric Version of F650

Ampere Van and Faraday II truck from Smith Electric Vehicles

Ford recently agreed to supply Smith Electric Vehicles with a range of Ford F-Series commercial vehicles for the U.S. market.

Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Smith Newton, Battery-Electric Vehicles

April 16, 2008 - Industry News

Miles Electric Vehicles Appoints Czinger to President/CEO Position

SANTA MONICA, CA – Miles Electric Vehicles has appointed Kevin Czinger as president and chief executive officer.

Tags: Miles Electric Vehicles

April 8, 2008 - Industry News

GM Puts Electric-Car Testing on Fast Track to 2010

DETROIT – General Motors Corp. will road-test technology needed for its Chevrolet Volt electric car this month. However, GM said it may not know for another two years whether its battery technology will be commercially viable.

Tags: Battery, Volt, A123, General Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles

April 4, 2008 - Industry News

Mercedes Sees Electric-Car Progress

NEW YORK – Mercedes-Benz said it will have a demonstration fleet of electric vehicles on the road in two to three years.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Battery-Electric Vehicles

April 4, 2008 - Industry News

EnerDel Provides Market Update on Think Global Supply Agreement

INDIANAPOLIS – EnerDel, the advanced automotive battery systems division of alternative energy company Ener1, Inc., has made progress toward meeting the lithium-ion battery system deliverables schedule under a supply contract with Think Global.

Tags: Battery, EnerDel, THINK electric vehicle, Battery-Electric Vehicles

April 4, 2008 - Industry News

Searching for ZAP's Fleet of No-Show Green Cars

SANTA ROSA, CA – In September 2006, Ehab Youssef, an intellectual property lawyer in San Jose, California, was shopping for a new car. With gas prices surging above $3 a gallon, Youssef and his wife were looking to offset their Toyota Land Cruiser with something more fuel-efficient.

Tags: ZAP, Xebra

March 31, 2008 - Industry News

Mercedes Sees Electric-Car Progress

NEW YORK – Mercedes-Benz said it will have a demonstration fleet of practical electric vehicles on the road in two to three years.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 30, 2008 - Industry News

Ricardo Creates Battery Development Center for Hybrids, EVs

VAN BUREN TWP., Mich. --- Ricardo Inc., an engineering firm specializing in vehicle fuel economy, is establishing the Battery Systems Development Center to offer turnkey engineering and development of high-voltage battery-pack systems for hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV).

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 27, 2008 - Industry News

New ZAP Electric Truck Offers More Payload Capacity

A prototype of the ZAP XL Truck has been completed and production models are expected for delivery to customers by the fall of this year.

Tags: ZAP, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 26, 2008 - Industry News

New ZAP Electric Truck Offers More Payload Capacity

SANTA ROSA, CA – Electric car pioneer ZAP is introducing a new electric truck for fleets with a greater payload rating. A prototype of the ZAP XL Truck has been completed and production models are expected for delivery to customers by the fall of this year.

Tags: ZAP, Xebra

March 25, 2008 - Industry News

Smart Takes Charge of Plans for Electric Vehicle Test Fleet

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI - The smart brand is in the process of settling in the United States and the company hopes to have a small fleet of electric-powered smart fortwo coupes in the U.S. for tests in about one year, according to an interview with David Schembri, smart USA president, at the New York Auto Show.

Tags: Battery, smart USA

March 23, 2008 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Sets Sights on Smart Car Test Fleet

NEW YORK --- Mercedes-Benz announced plans to have a demonstration fleet of small electric vehicles on the road in two to three years, USA Today reported.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Battery, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 19, 2008 - Industry News

Electric Truck Named Most Innovative New Product at The Work Truck Show

Modec won The Work Truck Show 2008 Editors’ Choice Award for New Product Innovation. (L-R) Colin Smith, Modec engineering director; Terry Skelhon, Modec sales support engineer; Lord Borwick, Modec cha

COVENTRY, UK - The Modec, a new electric truck that generates zero emissions, was selected by trade media editors at The Work Truck Show 2008 as the most innovative product to debut at the show.

Tags: Modec, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 17, 2008 - Industry News

All-Electric BMW Coming to the States in 2012

MUNICH, GERMANY – BMW indicated that the United States may be receiving an all-electric BMW by 2012.

Tags: BMW, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 13, 2008 - Industry News

Nissan’s Electric Car to Get Here in 2010

NASHVILLE, TN – Nissan is moving full speed ahead with plans to introduce a pure electric car in 2010 for fleet customers in Japan and the United States.

Tags: Nissan, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 5, 2008 - Industry News

City of Olympia Buys First Electric Vehicle

OLYMPIA, WA – The City of Olympia received $11,000 from the Olympia Regional Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) to purchase its first electric vehicle.

 

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