Posts by Jay Cole

The Nissan New Mobility Concept's Parent Renault Twizy

Review And Test Drive: Renault Twizy – Video

After having had the opportunity to drive a Renault Twizy for a couple of weeks back in 2012, I still can’t quite explain just ‘what it is’ to drive to my fellow North Americans. You just have to drive it.  The only problem is – it’s a Renault, which means…

16 hours ago by Jay Cole 8

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Next Generation of Nissan LEAF Visualized

Now that the first of the “2nd generation” of plug-in vehicles has been teased recently in the form of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt (debuting in Detroit in January, and arriving showrooms next summer), attention has also moved to what the next mainstream EV will get for a new look – namely the…

5 days ago by Jay Cole 28

New Charging Stations Come Online At Epcot (Photo: ©2014 Walt Disney World Resort)

Epcot Unveils Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

About six months ago, we unselfishly went to Disneyland in California to report on the first public charging station installations at a Disney theme park. Now another park, Epcot in Florida, has followed Disneyland’s lead. In total there is 4 charging spots, located in the “Journey” section of the parking…

1 week ago by Jay Cole 20

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SAAB Presents 9-3 EV Prototype

Perhaps in response to some high profile solvency issues of late, SAAB made an effort to display its “real Saab EV product” on Wednesday in Trollhättan. Still, no matter the reason they did decide to show it off, we are happy to see the first shots of the SAAB 9-3…

2 weeks ago by Jay Cole 12

JuiceBox EVSE - A 15kw / 60A Level 2 Open Source Charging Station With WiFi Data Reporting

Live In California? Want A Free JuiceBox?

Our friends over at Electric Motor Werks sent us a note on a program that is now launching in California that can see plug-in vehicle owners get a “high power” charging station for free. We spoke to Valery Miftakhov about the offer to get a JuiceBox EVSE – a 15kw /…

2 weeks ago by Jay Cole 40

Buy 1 Or 100 - The Price Remains The Same

Tesla Extends Drive Unit Warranty To Infinity And Beyond

In the wake of more than a few drivetrain exchanges being done on existing Tesla Model S sedans – most notably the 4th such warranty action that was needed on Edmunds’ long-term car, Tesla has made the extraordinary step of expanding the warranty on the drive unit from 4 years/50,000 miles to 8…

2 weeks ago by Jay Cole 59