Posts by Mark Kane

Toyota Levin HEV/Corolla HEV - The 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (2015)

Toyota Developing Plug-In Hybrid Corolla For Chinese Market

Toyota continues to moves towards the introduction of new plug-in hybrids for the Chinese market over the next few years. The Japanese company announced the expansion of its R&D facility in China, to handle not only internal battery evaluation and testing, but also test tracks for its upcoming EVs. “Specifically, the plan includes improvements…

1 hour ago by Mark Kane 0

U.S. Plug-in car sales – November 2016

EV Market Share In The US Nearly Hits 1% In November – Graphs

Plug-in electric vehicle sales in U.S. grew by a solid 32.4%, counting 13,337 deliveries (full details), while year-over year growth has now reached 14 consecutive months*. November’s result translated to a 0.97% market share (see graph below) – historically one of the best showings. Also of note, full year sales for the US are…

4 hours ago by Mark Kane 5

Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept

Nissan Navara EnGuard With Portable Battery Pack Prototype

Nissan has presented a special version of the Navara – the EnGuard Concept for rescue purposes. Its powertrain is still conventional petrol, and thus we normally would have no interest; however in this case, there are two portable lithium-ion battery packs on board, built from Nissan LEAF modules. Each pack is rated at 2…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 7

BYD Motors Electric Buses

BYD Picks Up Award For 2016 Electric Bus of the Year In US

BYD expanded its electric product portfolio – recently adding in a monorail system, “SkyRail” in Shenzhen to its offerings of cars, SUVs, buses, heavy and commercial vehicles; but in the U.S. it’s mostly known for its electric buses…which the company apparently does very well. For this year, the Los Angeles…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 10

2017 Ford Fusion Energi | TEVAdrive

2017 Ford Fusion Energi Review and Test Drive – Video

The Toronto Electric Vehicle Association TEVA has released interesting (and thorough) test drive review of updated for 2017 Ford Fusion Energi. TEVAdrive discuss the differences between the latest model year of Ford and its previous 2016 version, as well as its impressions of the new set up – which is always useful to know…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 9