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BlueIndy Electric Car Sharing

BlueIndy Electric Car Sharing Program Now Operational

Bollore finally launched this month its electric carsharing BlueIndy in Indianapolis, about a year after the announcement. Project begins with 50 cars, 25 stations and 125 charging spots (see map). BlueIndy will have 500 cars, 200 stations and 1,000 charging spots eventually in the future. If BlueIndy succeeds, Bollore already intends…

12 hours ago by Mark Kane 6

Seeo

Bosch To Acquire Battery Startup Seeo

Bosch is in the acquisition process of Seeo (Berkeley Lab solid-state Li-ion battery spinoff). Financial terms remain secret. The company gained popularity after an investment from Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation in 2014 and is announcing a goal of 400 Wh/kg energy density on the cell level. “The deal is one…

16 hours ago by Mark Kane 5

one pedal

BMW i3 – One Pedal Driving Video

The BMW i3’s strong regenerative braking allows for one pedal driving in most situations. Here’s a BMW-made video showing how one pedal driving works. Video description: “In this video, learn more about the different modes of the accelerator pedal, brake energy recuperation, and One Pedal Drive in the BMW i3.”

17 hours ago by Electric CarsTV 20

A Nissan LEAF Has A Bad Day In Texas

Nissan LEAF Fire In Flower Mound, Texas

A Nissan LEAF was caught on video this past Tuesday on fire near a yield sign in Flower Mound, Texas. We still don’t have any specific cause for the blaze right now, and are in no way suggesting this has anything to do with the electrified components of the car….

21 hours ago by Jay Cole 39

New Kia Sportage

Kia Hints At Possibility Of Plug-In Sportage

With the reveal of the all-new fourth-generation Kia Sportage comes word that there’s a possibility that a plug-in version could be offered in the future. The new Sportage will make its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but ahead of that reveal Kia has released some images. Autocar reached…

21 hours ago by Eric Loveday 6

VW e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf Battery Removal – Video

Volkswagen e-Golf is slowly becoming more popular, so now we can spot some videos more often. Here is a battery removal video, nothing fancy, but it does provide us with an opportunity to compare the pack to other EVs. e-Golf uses: 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack 264 cells 25 Ah…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 20

Shin Fujioka - president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Canada - takes his Eaton quick-charge station for a spin.  (Image via: CNW Group/Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, Inc.)

Eaton Leaves The Commercial EV Charging Station Game

Eaton send out a note to its sales operation team that it would be getting out of the commercial electric vehicle charging station manufacturing business, citing a “strategic business decision”. The company bills its EVSEs as providing “… the most robust, flexible offering of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) on the…

2 days ago by Jay Cole 4

Formula E Pre-season testing at Donington Park - Nico Prost (Renault e.dams team)

Inside Track – Formula E Pre-Season Test Videos

A lot is going at the Formula E pre-season tests at Donington Park. Teams are testing new versions of cars with new motors, gearboxes, inverters, and other parts. Some of them have kept the original drivetrain from season one, some are trying to develop their own drive systems with different…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 2