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BMW i8 XCAR Review – Video

BMW’s has created the first mass produced plugin hybrid sportscar, the i8. BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system consisting of a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the form of an electric drive system. The 1.5-liter combustion engine develops 170 kW/231 hp and…

2 days ago by Inside EVs Staff 1

The Venturi VBB-3

Venturi VBB-3 At Bonneville – Video From First Tests

Venturi VBB-3 has completed its first tests on the Bonneville’s salt flats.  The partially flooded track prevented the team from reaching new speed records, however they gathered a lot of experience. The maximum that Venturi VBB-3 could do was 270 mph in its category (EV over 3.5 metric tons), but…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 2

Ford C-Max Energi to Soon be Available in Europe

Indian Tribe Purchases Four Electric Vehicles

One by one, we are driving up EV adoption. The Kashia Band of Pomo Indians who live in Sonoma County purchased 4 electric vehicles. The tribe purchased 2 Toyota RAV4 EV’s and 2 Ford C-Max Energi’s for multiple uses. The tribe will also install 6 charging stations. Two of them…

2 days ago by Mike Anthony 0


Yamaha Files Patent For (Electric) Leaning Trike

File this under two categories: “I’ll Believe It When I See It“, and “Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should“. Autoblog, among others, reported that Yamaha filed a patent last week for a three-wheeled electric-powered leaning motorcycle.  Out of all the stories on this topic, the Autoblog post provides…

2 days ago by Ted Dillard 5

Dormant Phillip Morris Facility

Has North Carolina Entered The Modern Battery Arena?

In April, a firm registered as Victory Industrial Park LLC quietly purchased a 2,100 acre compound in Concord North Carolina for $68.5 million. The park was formerly occupied by cigarette giant Phillip Morris who closed the facility in 2007, eliminating 2,500 jobs from the Concord NC tax base. Victory has declined…

2 days ago by Mark Hovis 3

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Tesla “Truths” – Part 2

It all started several months ago when a group of anti-Tesla advocates put slips of paper spelling out the Tesla “truths” on vehicle in San Francisco. That same group is now back at it again with this: “TESLA’S HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO HAVE BEEN FOUNDED BY ORGANIZED CRIME-CLASS BRIBES AND…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 31

Seneca's All Electric Cat Buses

Seneca Ready to Test Electric Buses in Passenger Service

Clemson Area Transit (CAT) and the City of Seneca, South Carolina, began the final deployment phase of the four Proterra electric buses in passenger service. The buses were bought with an aid from a Federal Transit Agency grant and were delivered to Seneca over the summer. The public could try out…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 11