Remember the Fisker car company? Talented designer selling sleek electric cars for $100,000 each until a battery recall – among other things – bankrupted the outfit? Well the Chinese auto parts empire Wanxiang bought them last year, and reportedly just bought 555,670 square feet of California to resume production. »
Students of the University of Stuttgart had enough of the fact that the electric acceleration record ended up on the shelf of students from ETH Zürich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, so they built their own racer that was good enough to beat them by a mere 0.006 seconds.
The BMW Group Plant in Munich, Germany will start using a Terberg Type YT202-EV to make daily trips to their nearby shipping hub, cutting 11.8 tons of annual carbon output. They say that's the equivalent of a BMW 320d "driving almost three times around the world." »
Swedish truck company Scania will test a wirelessly charged electric-hybrid city bus in the city of Södertälje starting in June 2016 using a cutting edge bus stop that can add enough power for a complete journey in just six to seven minutes. »
Copper theft has been running rampant across the U.S for years, with everything from plumbing to cabling being stolen and sold as scrap. So as security tightens at building sites, thieves and junkies are turning to the copper cabling in electric car chargers to make a buck. »
Behold the New Red, the first prototype of the electric Manx V buggy that, if everything goes well, can be driven on public roads at speeds up to 25 mph. So, just fast enough to get you from your cabana to the beach. »
There's little doubt that Fiat Chrysler's future is ambitious. The multi-national company wants to sell many more cars than it does now, be more profitable, more nimble and more relevant. But when it comes to flashy, halo cars, they're sticking to Hemi power. Electric cars are notably absent from Fiat Chrysler's plans. »
What happens when a 660-pound electric car battery hits an offset wall while traveling at 40 mph? Not much, to be honest with you. Still, things crashing—in slow motion! »
EV startup Arcimoto has just unveiled their Pulse three-wheeled, tandem two-passenger electric car. It runs on lead-acid batteries charging on 110V in 6-8 hours and delivers a range of 50-100 miles. The extra helping of enviro-nerdiness comes standard. »
Thousands of inches of print and webspace have been dedicated to electric cars like the Tesla Roadster and countless more opining on hybrids and near-electrics like the Chevy Volt, but what about the Miles Electric Highway Speed? If you've never heard about it before, don't worry, we hadn't either.