Posts by Mark Kane

Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire - Jay Leno's Garage

Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire – Jay Leno’s Garage

Unveiled two months ago, Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire recently appeared in the Jay Leno’s Garage. The first all-electric Harley-Davidson is a demo motorcycle used to obtain feedback from potential customers, but maybe some day Harley-Davidson will introduce a production version. According to the video, Project LiveWire can go up to 53…

9 hours ago by Mark Kane 8

Charging electric cars by induction is still a distant vision. By installing the charging system at the front of the vehicle, scientists have found a new efficient and cost-effective approach.© Fraunhofer IISB

Fraunhofer Institute Develops Vertical Wireless Charging

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB in Erlangen, Germany recently presented an interesting new concept on wireless charging. Instead of the typical pad on the ground, IISB developed a vertical unit and an on-board adapter for under the front license plate. Researchers took up this topic…

13 hours ago by Mark Kane 9

EU Sales of Electric Cars 2012 & 2013

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Double In European Union

In the Electric Vehicles in 2013: a Progress Report released recently by the European Federation for Transport and Environment we found some additional insights into the European EV market. According to the report, sales of plug-ins doubled in prior years from 22,000 in 2012 to almost 50,000 in 2013 (around…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 4

Volvo V60 D6 Plug-in Hybrid

Polestar Now Offers Volvo V60 PHEV Performance Upgrade

Polestar, the high performance tuning arm of Volvo, announced that the Volvo V60 D6 Plug-in Hybrid will be added to the Polestar Performance range. According to press release, with a power output of 298 hp and 670 Nm, this will be the strongest ever diesel model from Volvo.  Hans Bååth,…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 0

Saleen FOURSIXTEEN Lizstick Red

Saleen FOURSIXTEEN Tesla Model S Unveiled (w/video)

Saleen FOURSIXTEEN is the new variation on the Tesla Model S P85 made by Saleen Automotive. The car was shown for the first time at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and is ready for sale from $152,000 (including donor) with deliveries in 6-8 weeks. Steve Saleen stated: “Tesla has…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 9

2015 Renovo Coupe - Rear Three Quarters

Renovo Motors Reveals World’s Sexiest All-Electric Coupe

Renovo Motors emerged from stealth mode since its foundation in 2010 to unveil the Renovo Coupe. The all-electric supercar – and more specifically the first all-electric American supercar according to Renovo Motors – is built in Silicon Valley and was featured at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Renovo’s CEO…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 18

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Road Trips Fully Charged – Video

Robert Llewellyn recently spent some time driving a Tesla Model S in UK. Interesting is his discussion of journeys, including considerations on free Supercharging. Is this a sustainable business model to use energy without limit for free? Here’s the Fully Charged video of Llewellyn’s Model S road trips. “A couple…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 8