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Mitsubishi BEVs and PHEVs Sales in Japan – August 2014

Mitsubishi Plug-in Sales Drop In Japan To 600 In August

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV didn’t have a strong month in August in Japan as just 457 were delivered, which is one of the lowest numbers ever for the plug-in SUV. With 148 all-electric MiEVs added in, total Mitsubishi plug-in sales in Japan amounted to 605 units in August. In total, Mitsubishi…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 4

cheetah

See MIT’s Electric Robotic Cheetah In Action – Video

“MIT researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding that they’ve successfully implemented in a robotic cheetah.” States the video description. This electric, robotic cheetah, though not capable of matching the speed of a real cheetah, is nonetheless a joy to watch in motion. MIT adds: “Speed and agility are hallmarks…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 13

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in 2014 Australasian Safari

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Completes Australasian Safari 2014

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is nw the first plug-in hybrid to have completed the 2014 Australasian Safari (19-27 September) – (See our earlier article on the Safari here) As it turns out, the private Team Mitsubishi Ralliart Australia with manufacturer support was able to cross the finish line after completing the…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 8

The State of the Art: Honda CBR600RR chassis

The Dream Bike Build (w/video)

I’ve been riding motorcycles for over 45 years.  I’ve built several gas-powered bikes, and once I got it into my head what the electric drivetrain could deliver, all that focus fell directly on building electric motorcycles.  After decades of riding motorcycles and owning more bikes than I’d care to admit…

2 days ago by Ted Dillard 5

iPhone?

iPhone Maker Foxconn Invests In Electric Vehicle Production

Hon Hai Precision Industry (aka Foxconn) is the world’s largest electronics maker.  Most notably, Foxconn is the company responsible for assembly of all iPhones and iPads. Well, its seems that Foxconn now wants in on this BIG electric vehicle boom. According to Want China Times: “Foxconn will invest in electric…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 7

Zero 2015 Model Release

2015 Zero Models Unveiled: New Features (w/videos)

As we suspected, there’s not a lot new to report on the 2015 Zero electric motorcycle lineup announced at Intermot last night.  You’ve got the same models: the Zero S (Streetfighter), the SR, the DS (Dual Sport) and the FX (Stealthfighter).  You also have the Police and Military options. Here’s the cheat sheet…

2 days ago by Ted Dillard 12

(Two men in center, from left) Yunshi Wang, director of the China Center for Energy and Transportation at UC Davis, and Zhixin Wu, deputy director of the China Automotive Technology and Research Center shake hands in Tianjin, China during a signing ceremony Sept. 6. Behind the two are (from left), Alberto Ayala, deputy executive officer of the California Air Resources Board; and Gang Li, department chief of the Industry Coordination Bureau of the National Development and Reform Commission. (China Automotive Technology and Research Center/photo)

UC Davis Teams With China’s Automotive Tech & Research Center To Speed Plug-In Vehicle Adoption In China

During the 2014 International Forum on Chinese Automotive Industry Development, the China Automotive Technology and Research Center and the University of California, Davis established a partnership for Zero emission Vehicles. Both sides signed a memorandum of understanding with the goal to speed the commercialization of plug-in and fuel cell electric cars in…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 0