Posts by Mark Kane

Plug-in Car Registrations in UK – August 2014

Plug-In Car Registrations Up 350% in UK

Plug-in vehicle registrations in the UK fell down to 515 in August.  However, this is still a 348% improvement over the 115 sold in August of last year. Not bad on a market that’s growing by 9.4% as a whole (for the 30th consecutive month). With 72,163 new cars registered,…

7 hours ago by Mark Kane 0

Finally You Can Justify That Cadillac ELR Purchase!

Cadillac Extends ELR’s Free Charging Station Offer Into Canada

Cadillac announced that early adopters in Canada, those who decide to purchase the ELR soon, will receive a complimentary 240-volt home charging station and installation for free, just like in the US. Full charge takes about 4.5 hours. Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer global Cadillac, stated: “The ELR’s blend of leading…

10 hours ago by Mark Kane 4

Public-Private Partnership between City of Hermosa Beach and NRG eVgo Brings New Electric Car Fast-Charging Station to Popular California Beach Destination - Freedom Station(R) features first SAE Combo fast-charger install in greater Los Angeles metro area

City of Hermosa Beach Gets NRG eVgo Freedom Station

The City of Hermosa Beach, California and NRG eVgo, introduced the first electric vehicle fast-charging Freedom Station installation on public land in California. Mayor Michael DiVirgilio and eVgo Vice President Terry O’Day attended the grand opening. The new Freedom Station is located in the municipal parking garage at 1301 Hermosa…

12 hours ago by Mark Kane 4

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Featured in MotoManTV

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is closer then ever to its US launch and MotoMan took the opportunity to test dive the car in Virginia. The review begins with a question if customers will be attracted to an EV that doesn’t have unique design and on how much the e-Golf resembles the…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 10

Volkswagen e-Golf in „Polizeiuniform"

Volkswagen e-Golf Ready For Police Duty

Volkswagen recently presented its e-Golf in “Polizeiuniform,” which simply means e-Golf equipped for police duty. It’s of course specially equipped for the duty – with the signaling system “SOSI” as well as a modern digital radio. The Electric drivetrain seems the same as in regular e-Golf – 85 kW and…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 1

Renault EOLAB

Top Gear Insights From Renault EOLAB Test Drive

Top Gear recently had the exclusive opportunity to test drive the new Renault EOLAB, which will be presented early next month at the Paris Motor Show. As it turns out, this is not concept car that  barely goes, but rather a fully functional prototype. It seems that Renault is seriously…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 29

Now You Can Rent a Renault Fluence Z.E. in Copenhagen

Hundreds of Remaining Better Place Cars End As Scrap

Globes received from its sources interesting news and published article on a new scrapage plan for Renault Fluence Z.E. orphaned by Better Place. As it turns out, Carasso Motors, importers of Renault and Nissan cars in Israel, “is turning hundreds of remaining Better Place cars into scrap, following Better Place’s…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 9

Renault EOLAB

Renault Unveils EOLAB Plug-In Hybrid (w/videos)

Renault, the only car manufacturer that had four all-electric models on the market (Fluence Z.E., Kangoo Z.E., ZOE and Twizy) announced that its EOLAB plug-in hybrid will make its world premiere at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The name comes from combining the name of “Aeolous” God and Ruler of…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 28

The PEUGEOT EXALT Concept

Peugeot Announces EXALT Concept For Paris Motor Show

At the upcoming 2014 Paris Motor Show in October, Peugeot will present the EXALT concept plug-in hybrid (petrol-electric) with combined output of 340hp in a new livery. “PEUGEOT is showcasing the EXALT Concept Car in a new livery at the Paris Motor Show next month. The bodywork features shades of…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 9

BMW i3

Consumer Reports’ BMW i3 Review – Video

Consumer Reports released a video as a complement to its BMW i3 review. A more detailed review is expected when, after nine months of waiting to take delivery, Consumer Reports will finally able to pile on the miles. For now, the price, shape and still limited range turns Consumer Reports…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 11