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Posted Sun, 06/13/2010 - 7:25pm by Linda
Eight Plug In America EV drivers recently lined up to test drive a demo Think City electric vehicle. Tim Cunningham, Sales Manager for the Western Region, met the group on June 9 at the Costa Mesa ASG Renaissance Regional Headquarters parking lot for a Q & A huddle prior to our test spins. Continue reading...
Posted Sat, 06/12/2010 - 2:54pm by Marc
Shanghai is a mind blower. Exuberant, flashy skyscrapers dot the landscape soaring above the city's overhead freeways, many claiming their place in the skyline with decorative, synchronized light shows. Immense shopping malls with every major international brand represented are packed with locals out merely for a stroll, the newly rich dressed to the nines toting Cartier bags, and tourists alike. Continue reading...
Posted Thu, 06/10/2010 - 11:28am by Sherry
Brammo brought its electric Enertia motorcycle for test rides at the June 5 meeting of the San Francisco Electric Vehicle Association, and people seemed to like what they rode. Continue reading...
Posted Sat, 05/22/2010 - 6:57pm by Sherry
Seems my blog post last week about GM planning an all-electric version of the Volt caused a bit of a stir. Not surprising, given the way this news came out. So let me recap how it happened, and you can decide for yourself whether you believe it or not. Continue reading...
Posted Thu, 05/20/2010 - 1:58pm by Marc
This is a big deal. Biggest EV news since Carlos Ghosn got religion. I just watched the press conference where Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda announced an agreement. Toyota's investing in Tesla. Tesla's buying the NUMMI factory. The Model S and subsequent vehicles will be made at NUMMI. (Tesla won't oppose any union activity.) Continue reading...
Posted Thu, 05/20/2010 - 6:14am by Marc
VW has released some more information on its electric plans. Look for an e-Golf to be launched in 2013. 93 mile range from a 26.5 kWh lithium battery pack. Similar to the LEAF or RAV4-EV, the car weighs about 3400 pounds, a few hundred pounds heavier than the gas/diesel versions. Around the same time, VW intends to have two other EVs on offer, a smaller e-UP, and a Jetta. Continue reading...
Posted Tue, 05/18/2010 - 8:36pm by Linda
So what's it like to consistently be upstaged by the car you drive -- a radiant red beauty that often captures photographers' lens, draws small crowds in supermarket parking lots and appraising looks on freeways? Continue reading...
Posted Tue, 05/18/2010 - 7:46pm by Sherry
Plug In America leaders and guests drove the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid in San Francisco and got some cheery news from GM about an all-electric version that will follow 6 months after the Volt's launch in late 2010. Continue reading...
Posted Fri, 05/07/2010 - 8:07am by Sherry
For the first time on U.S. soil, electric motorcycle racers will compete in the first round of the international TTXGP eGrand Prix on May 14-16, 2010 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Continue reading...
Posted Tue, 05/04/2010 - 3:28pm by Sherry
What can be said about the BP oil spill that hasn't already been said? Plenty -- and you and I should be saying it. Continue reading...