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Tiny Electric Car Has Removable Battery

Written by , on September 30, 2013

One of the problems with electric cars is how to charge the battery if you have to park in the street or your destination doesn't have a a suitable charging point. The Itaian manufacturer Estrima has solved the problem in its tiny Birò electric car by making the batterey removable, so that it can be […]  Read more »

Car Sharing in Berlin

Written by , on July 13, 2012

The video clip features car2go and DriveNow which have petrol cars, Another company, Flinkster, is experimenting with electric cars (Mini-Es, Toyota Prius Plug-ins, Smart electric drive, Citroën C-Zeros and Peugeot iOns). Multicity (by Citroën) is beginning operation soon with electric C-Zeros.  Read more »

Upstage Those Tesla Braggarts

Written by , on April 28, 2012

The Croatian-built Rimac Concept One electric sports car has been exhibited at the Top Marques Monaco motor show. The manufacturers claim that it could do 500 kilometres an hour but they have limited to 300 kilometres an hour for safety reasons. It will do 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 2.8 seconds and has […]  Read more »

Car Bodies That Store Electricity

Written by , on June 16, 2011

Researchers at the Imperial College London are working towards developing car bodies which can act as capacitors. To help cut weight and increase driving distances, engineers are developing car frames and bodies made of carbon fibre-reinforced composite materials that can be half the weight of steel but provide superior strength and rigidity. By lacing the […]  Read more »

Electric Car Sharing for Paris

Written by , on June 15, 2011

Following the success of Paris’ bicycle sharing programme, Velib, the city is to get an electric vehicle sharing programme, Autolib. It is eventually hoped to have 4,000 electric vehicles allowing one-way trips between charging stations all over the city, beginning in December. Production of the first 700 Autolib cars has already started in the Italian […]  Read more »

Electric Tesla-beater

Written by , on January 20, 2011

North Carolina-based Li-ion Motors has announced the first all-American made electric car. The company says that the Inizio will have a top speed of up to 170 mph (275 kilometres per hour) and will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 kilometres per hour) in 3.4 seconds – beating the Tesla Roadster’s 3.7 secounds. In […]  Read more »

What Will Make Electric Vehicles Mainstream?

Written by , on December 14, 2010

At the Future of Electric Vehicles USA 2010 conference, experts answer the question: "What still needs to happen before electric vehicles can become the dominant form of transportation?"  Read more »

Sucessful UK Electric Car Trial

Written by , on October 13, 2010

Initial results from a year-long, 110-car trial being conducted by the Technology Strategy Board in the West Midlands of the UK have indicated that electric cars are more than meeting drivers’ daily range requirements and are cheaper to charge than previously thought. The results from the first six months of the trial in Birminham and […]  Read more »

The Electric Car Song

Written by , on September 14, 2010

A musical interlude from They Might Be Giants:  Read more »

Hyundai Launches Its First Electric Car

Written by , on September 10, 2010

Korean car maker Hyundai Motors has unveiled its first production all-electric vehicle. The car is an electric version of the Hyundai i10 hatchback, named the BlueOn. According to Hyundai, the BlueOn can be driven up to 140 kilometers on a single charge and has a maximum speed of 130 kilometers per hour. The car will […]  Read more »