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All 8 Of BYD's 8 Vehicles On Display At Shanghai Auto Show Are Plug-In Electric Cars

BYD Hopes To Raise $2.4 Billion To Finance Expanded Production Of Batteries, New Energy Vehicles

BYD announced its intention to raise 15 billion yuan (US$2.4 billion) in equity placements. The main purpose for the funding is to finance expansion of the company’s lithium-ion battery production and development of new New Energy Vehicles (that’s all-electric and plug-in hybrids for those outside China). Cash will be needed also to replenish working…

9 hours ago by Mark Kane 7

The chicks were in heavy shock that you could use regenerative brake

Using Regenerative Braking To…Cook Breakfast? – Video

Toyota recently released a regenerative braking video (sadly of its non-plug-in hybrid race car) to demonstrate how much energy you could regenerate. Well, regenerative braking is something common to all modern electric cars, so the topic is relevant to EVs. According to Toyota, one lap of a Le Mans race…

11 hours ago by Mark Kane 9

Nissan LEAF sales in US - September 2015

Volkswagen Electric Car Sales In US Compared To Nissan

Comparing Nissan LEAF and Volkswagen e-Golf sales in U.S. is risky, as the LEAF is the U.S.’ best-selling model (by volume), while the e-Golf entered the party late. Even today, sales of the LEAF are over three times higher than e-Golf, despite the LEAF going backwards in sales volume this…

12 hours ago by Mark Kane 5

Nissan LEAF vs Sports Car ad

Nissan LEAF Versus Sports Car – Video Ad

Here is a Japanese ad of the Nissan LEAF, which highlights its lively acceleration. LEAF does 0-60 mph in around 10 seconds, which ain’t bad, although it’s a little too high to be in sports car territory.. There are other approaches to presenting the LEAF in Japan (all released in…

13 hours ago by Mark Kane 9

The size of the 1917 Detroit Electric Model 68 can't be fully appreciated until you're standing next to it. Its height accommodated for hats, so the roof was much taller than today's cars. Image Credit:  Bearded Mug Media

Electrical Surge As EVs Storm New Jersey Car Shows

Electrical Surge in NJ as EVs Storm Morristown, Madison Events. Fear not, dear weather-loving friends and those without proper surge protection. The type of electrical swell I am referring to is the vehicular kind. You know, the ones you don’t hear coming. Or leave a carbon footprint. Or even emit…

16 hours ago by Bryan McCarthy 16