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Boston-Power Targets Own Gigafactory

Boston-Power secured $290 million in “financial support” from Chinese government agencies in late 2014 to expand its battery factories to GWh levels. “The company claims that this latest funding event allows Boston-Power to grow its Liyang facility fivefold by 2016 and expand its Tianjin facility capacity to 4 gigawatt-hours by…

18 hours ago by Mark Kane 12

The bus can be wirelessly charged at one of its stops via a charging station located under the road surface (1). A receiver, mounted in the bus floor, absorbs electric energy (2) and charges the batte

Scania To Test Wireless Charging Bus In Sweden

Scania announced that it will become the first company in Sweden to test a wirelessly-charged electric-hybrid city bus. On the streets of Södertälje, Sweden, the vehicle will appear in June 2016 as part of a research project into sustainable vehicle technology. One of the bus stops on the route will be…

19 hours ago by Mark Kane 1

That's One Part Of The "Better Battery"

How Hydrogen Fuel Is Made – Video

Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell campaign is beginning (note Toyota is the sponsor of the video below). DNews recently released video covering several aspects of hydrogen fuel cell cars, including how the fuel is made. Judging from the comments from EV enthusiasts, it seems that FCVs are unwanted, though we should point…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 84

McLaren P1 GTR

McLaren P1 GTR To Make World Debut At Geneva Motor Show

McLaren P1 GTR is a  supercar (or rather track-only race car, based on the regular P1) that intends to be a plug-in. Its world premiere is scheduled for the upcoming 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March, while sales should begin in late 2015. According to Autocar, weight-saving and track optimization…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 2

BYD Tang

BYD Tang PHEV SUV Now Available To Order

BYD announced that its Dual Mode Electric SUV, the Tang, is available for pre-orders in China. The anticipated price before any EV incentives stands at 300,000 RMB (or over $48,350). BYD expects that the Tang will sell even better than Qin, which surely would strengthen BYD’s position in plug-in segment….

3 days ago by Mark Kane 6

BMW i3 with Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2

BEVs Sales Down In November Across Western Europe

EagleAID declares in its latest report on all-electric car sales in Western Europe, indicating that November was in reverse – compared to a year ago. “For the first time, demand for genuine electric cars has failed to beat comparative sales for the same month last year. A renewed sign that…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 3