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Renault Zoe Making Noise

Renault ZOE Drives 142 Miles On Single Charge

“Trevor from MyRenaultZOE beat his personal best: a 228km range with his #Renault #ZOE!” Tweets Renault Z.E., who directed us to Trevor’s “My Renault ZOE” website, where we found the following information (edited for brevity) on the 142-mile (228 km) drive: “It’s a year since I managed to persuade my…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 6

Nissan LEAF

ZEV Sales Exceed 260,000 In U.S.

Yesterday, in California at the world’s largest ” Zero Emission Vehicle Showcase” representatives of an eight-state partnership to develop and support the market for zero emission vehicles joined Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols to announce that national ZEV sales have passed the quarter-million mark. Actually, the 250,000 mark…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 5

Renault’s Lineup Of Pure Electric Cars – Fluence Z.E., Twizy, Kangoo Z.E. and ZOE

Sales of Renault Electric Vehicles Up 29% In September

September was very good month for Renault electric car sales.  In fact, September was the first time this year when we see growth year-over-year for Renault’s EV sales. In total, Renault sold  ~1,899 units, which is 29% more than in September 2013. Excluding Twizy, the increase is even higher –…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 2


Volkswagen Buying Mobile 20 kW Chargers For Dealers In Europe

As we know, manufacturers who introduce electric cars on the market typically install charging points at dealerships. Normally, those are AC Level 2 stations and sometimes higher power DC chargers. Volkswagen recently selected IES Synergy as the supplier of 20 kW DC chargers for its European dealership network. Interesting is that…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 6

Is Another Audi E-Tron In The Works?

Range-Topping Audi A9 To Get PHEV Treatment

According to Autocar, Audi will unveil a range-topping four-door concept at the 2014 Los Angeles Motor Show: “Audi is set to showcase an advanced four-door concept that reveals the new design language to be adopted by all of its future models.” “The concept will be unveiled at the Los Angeles…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 30

Tesla's Influence Can Clearly Be Seen In The Toyota RAV4 EV

What’s Up With That? Toyota Lessens Its Position In Tesla Motors

Apparently the thing to do this week if you were an early investor in Tesla Motors…is to sell, as Toyota has reportedly lessened its position significantly in the California EV automaker. This comes after Tuesday’s announcement from Daimler that it had exited its Tesla position completely earlier this week.  In so doing the…

2 days ago by Jay Cole 60

Left to right. Barry Katz, Franz von Holzhausen, Bernard Lee, & David Imai.

Tesla Model S Design Team Interviewed – 20-Minute Video

“Barry Katz, Professor of Industrial and Interaction and Design, California College of the Arts; Fellow, IDEO, interviews Franz von Holzhausen, Bernard Lee, and David Imai from the Tesla Model S Design Team, the 2014 Magical Team Honoree.” States the video description. Want to see the Tesla Model S design team…

2 days ago by Mike Anthony 9

First Gen VW Phaeton

Volkswagen Phaeton Plug-In Hybrid Coming In 2018?

The Volkswagen Phaeton was perhaps the best luxury car with sporting intentions ever sold in the US (for the money).  The problem was, few were willing to spend $60,000 to $85,00 on a Volkswagen.  $70,000 for a Volkswagen?  You must be kidding.  That’s mid-level Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz money for…

3 days ago by Eric Loveday 14

Sunswift eVe

Sunswift Solar Car Smashes 26-Year-Old EV World Record

It’s now official.  Australia’s top solar car racing team UNSW Sunswift eVe set in July a solar land speed record over a distance of 500 kilometres. The record of 106.966 km/h (almost 66.5 mph) was confirmed by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). This result is well above the previous…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 4