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E-Fan 2.0 - Artist Impression

E-Fan Electric Airplane Will Go On Sale In Late 2017

Airbus Group confirmed production plans for electric aircraft E-Fan 2.0 from late 2017 or early 2018. The company will invest €20 million in the overall design and development of the E-Fan 2.0 aircraft, while the rest will comes from partners and government support. The aircraft will be manufactured by subsidiary…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 39

The world's first electric car ferry hits the waves

“World’s First” Electric Car Ferry Goes Live

As we reported back a few months ago, the Norwegian “Ampere” hit the high seas (well, the ferry link across Sognefjord between Lavik and Oppedal, Norway, anyway) this month, according to the Seimens story, and is running just about the biggest Anderson-type-looking connector we could imagine.  Size matters, despite rumors…

2 days ago by Ted Dillard 8

Electric delivery truck "Workhorse" and drone (Photo: Lisa Ventre/University of Cincin)

Workhorse Presents Electric Truck And Drones In USPS Bid

The Postal Service returns to the idea of all-electric delivery trucks. Recently, the USPS released a list of pre-qualified companies, from which vehicles will be evaluated for delivery duties ahead of a contract being issues to supply an estimated 180,000 vehicles to the USPS. One of them – Workhorse Group…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 14

2015 Nissan LEAF

Here’s How To Improve Plug-In Electric Car Sales In U.S.

The National Research Council released a report titled Overcoming Barriers to Deployment of Plug-in Electric Vehicles. According to the study, the main hurdles standing in the way of improving market adoption of EVs are cost, battery performances and inadequate consumer information. How do we address these problems? “Developing less expensive, better performing…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 36

12V Li-Start Battery

A123 Systems Sees Future In Lithium-Ion Starter Batteries

Several years ago, A123 Systems was considered a company with great battery products for electric cars. Sadly, things didn’t work out too well; they lost a bidding war with LG Chem for the Chevrolet Volt, the Fisker Karma went over like a lead balloon, and Chrysler’s multiple EV vehicle “ENVI”…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 32

Rimac Concept_One on the island of Pag

Wallpaper Wednesday: Rimac Concept_One (w/video)

Rimac released this month an album of high-res phots of Concept_One shot at the island of Pag in Croatia. We choose a few of them and made each available to download in wallpaper size. Additionally, Rimac announced that soon it will unveil a 1+ MW electric race car! “With a…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 2

Full $3,000 Rebate For The Nissan LEAF In CT

Connecticut Starts $3,000 Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

While some states are currently scaling back rebate and incentive programs in the US, Connecticut is just getting started. Announced on Tuesday by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, buyers of electric vehicles are eligible for up to $3,000 in rebate incentives. “This rebate puts money right back in people’s pockets and…

4 days ago by Jay Cole 19

iCar?

Apple To Settle Lawsuit With A123 Systems

A few months ago, A123 Systems filed a claim that Apple poached its engineers and chemists who were leading some of the company’s most critical projects. We don’t know who is right, but according to many other stories Apple will maybe someday develop its own electric car and battery technology…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 1

Rendering of the 80 kW Fulcrum microturbine generator.

Wrightspeed Unveils Improved Turbine Range Extender

Wrightspeed announced this month a new range extender for electric vehicles – a turbine generator called Fulcrum. It has 80 kW of power, weight of 250 lbs (113 kg) and is 30% more efficient than the “existing turbine generators“, which by the way doesn’t tell us how efficient it actually…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 15