electric cars

  • Fast charge electric car… for about a quarter million dollars

    Fast charge electric car… for about a quarter million dollars

    Lightning Car Company (LCC), unveiled the Lightning GT at the ongoing British Motor Show this week. Capable of 0 to 60 MPH in just four seconds, the speedster is powered by a 120 kW electric hub motor attached to each 20” wheel. The whole package provides over 700 HP. As interest in electric cars (once again) heats up, a common concern surrounds the most mundane of tasks: How long does… Read More

  • Tennessse teams up with Nissan to promote usage of electric cars

    Tennessse teams up with Nissan to promote usage of electric cars

    Nissan and Tennessee’s state government announced they will jointly promote local use of electric cars. The automaker hopes to build an infrastructure that makes it possible to launch electric cars in the United States in 2010. Nissan Motors’ president Carlos Ghosn made the announcement at his company’s North American headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee. Nissan and its… Read More

  • Former Chrysler executive joins Tesla Motors

    Former Chrysler executive joins Tesla Motors

    Tesla Motors has hired former Chrysler Executive Michael Donoughe to oversee the company’s engineering and manufacturing processes as executive vice president. The 220 miles-per-charge electric Tesla Roadster that sells for more money than most people make in a year will soon be joined by a more consumer-friendly four door sedan. Donoughe should be well-suited for his new role, as… Read More

  • GM to release ‘Volt’ electric car in September?

    GM to release ‘Volt’ electric car in September?

    Reuters is reporting that General Motors may be unveiling a “showroom-ready model” of its electric car, the Volt, in September. It was previously thought that the Volt wouldn’t be released until 2010, but “a deepening slump in sales” has apparently pushed GM to get the Volt on the market ahead of schedule. September’s a good time for GM to unveil the new… Read More

  • Mercedes aims to be entirely petrol-free in 2015

    Mercedes aims to be entirely petrol-free in 2015


    I don’t think I give Mercedes enough credit. I’ve never really liked the styling on their cars and they always seemed a little too rich for me. But the fact is they have a history of innovation and smart business decisions. So it shouldn’t surprise me as much as it does that they’re making such a ridiculous push for total nonreliance on gasoline within seven… Read More

  • Pedalectric kart is perfect for going to the store (or being crushed by an SUV)

    As long as one can steer clear of traffic (as the driver in this video does not demonstrate), this little homemade kart seems like a great way to get around. It’s got a battery for propelling itself, and pedals for extra speed, powerless propulsion, or charging the battery (I assume). Modest, low-power vehicles like this are also prime for being solar-powered; imagine if everyone in the… Read More

  • Bentley gets into the green game with electric roadster concept

    Bentley gets into the green game with electric roadster concept

    We’ve talked much the last two weeks about going green and electric cars, and now Bentley is getting in on the act with this tiny-yet-awesome Continental DC electric concept car. Though it’s not planned for production, the 256-pound Bentley works quite well for what it is, and can reach a top speed of 40MPH. The fact that a company like Bentley is jumping into the electric car field… Read More

  • Real electric car spotted on set of Star Trek

    [photopress:TrekSet4.jpg,full,center] The Aptera, one of our favorite electric cars, is so futuristic it’s landed a spot as a prop in the new JJ Abrams version of Star Trek set to hit theaters next year. The very cool, very Mod car was seen in shots, like the one above, taken during the filming of “Corporate Headquarters“, the cover name for Trek.. Read More

  • Tesla Roadster now in full production

    [photopress:tesla_roadster_on_the_road_2.jpg,full,center] The car that may go down in history as game-changing, the Tesla Roadster, has officially started production, according to the manufacturer. For those not yet caught up, the Tesla is an all-electric sports car capable of top speeds beyond 125MPH, with super-fast acceleration and good looks. The prototype was powered by laptop batteries… Read More

  • Popular Mechanics takes Aptera electric car for a spin

    Popular Mechanics takes Aptera electric car for a spin

    If you haven’t heard of Aptera yet, you’ll probably be hearing a whole lot about the company in the coming months. It’s got two models of automobiles coming out next year. One is just about ready — named the Aptera Typ-1 e — which is all-electric and gets 120 miles per charge. The Typ-1 h is a gasoline/electric hybrid that’ll be available in 2009 and is… Read More