The second-generation Chevrolet Volt uses an all-new battery system that maintains its signature t-shape configuration but uses nearly 100 fewer cells. The battery system will provide improved range while weighing 30 lbs. less than the previous battery system.

The Charge of the Battery Brigade – Autoline (Video)

John McElroy recently gathered three experts for for “Autoline This Week 1833″ discussion on battery technology – Ann Marie Sastry from Sakti3, LG Chem’s Prabhakar Patil and Brett Smith from the Center for Automotive Research. Among the topics were battery outlook, costs and, of course, the Tesla Gigafactory. According to…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 12


Mini Debuts Electric Citysurfer Scooter At 2014 LA Auto Show

With the somewhat blaring headline: “SPONTANEOUS RIDING FUN – VERSATILE AND EMISSIONS-FREE: THE MINI CITYSURFER CONCEPT” …the Mini folks have joined the folding two-wheeled scooter fray.  Forgive us if we’re somewhat unimpressed. Specs from the press release: With a maximum speed of up to 25 km/h (15 mph) and an…

4 days ago by Ted Dillard 0

Good Ride For UK Government Officials?

The Rise of the Alternatively-Fueled Vehicle In The UK

When we look at the alternatively-fueled vehicle (AFV) registrations in the UK, we find an accelerating growth curve. However, conventional hybrids seems to be stuck and most of the growth over the past 5 years (roughly 10,000 units) comes from plug-in cars. First were all-electric, but now plug-in hybrids hold…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 2

Consumer benefit and new vehicle share for U.S. states with largest total battery
electric and plug-in hybrid electric incentives (2013 electric vehicle registration data provided by
IHS Automotive).

Study: State Incentives Drive Electric Vehicle Sales

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) recently released an interesting report title “Evaluation of state-level U.S. electric vehicle incentives”. Incentives are usually a political mine field, as there are always two sides – those who would like incentives and those who don’t. ICCT focuses on how incentives influence sales…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 24

2014 LA Auto Show

2014 LA Auto Show – Plug-In Vehicle Round-Up

Aside from the 2016 Chevy Volt partial reveal, the 2014 LA Auto Show should be referred to as a dud for plug-in vehicles. Dud or not, we still have some images from the show that we’ve not yet presented. So, without further adieu, here’s your plug-in vehicle round-up (with one…

5 days ago by Eric Loveday 23

MegaBots at ComicCon, NYC 2014

But It’s An EV (MegaBots, w/video)

Imagine you’re driving on some long trip with a back seat full of 10 year old boys who are getting a little wound up about some awesome idea that’s just totally over the top, and probably only possible in the mind of a ten year old boy.  You know how…

6 days ago by Ted Dillard 6

Morgan Threewheelers

Morgan Electric Three Wheeler Under Consideration

The Morgan Threewheeler is back and is a hot seller, but the one available right now is not electric. For Morgan Motor Company, the newly resurgent vehicle with 100 years of tradition (production ended in 1953), the Threewheeler, becomes the firm’s single most popular product and is responsible for 50% of…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 7