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  • PlugShare Helps Electric Vehicle Drivers Find Free, And Paid Charging Options

    A newly released app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, called PlugShare aims to alleviate so-called “range anxiety” for electric vehicle drivers by giving them a map of an area’s available, paid charging stations and homes or lots that will allow them to plug in and recharge for free. Xatori co-founder and chief executive Forrest North —who previously worked as… Read More

  • All Electric Bike Makers, Zero Motorcycles, Raise Another $2.4 Million

    A Santa Cruz-based electric motorcycle manufacturer, Zero Motorcycles, raised another $2.4 million in private equity, according to a new SEC filing. Earlier this month, California’s Scotts Valley Police Department started using the company’s Zero DS bikes in urban patrols. According to a company press statement, its Zero DS has a range of up to 50 miles (80 km) and is highway… Read More

  • Moving Beyond Electric Motorcycles, Mission Motors Becomes EV Tech Supplier

    San Francisco-based Mission Motors has gained some recognition in the Valley for its flagship electric motorcycle, the Mission One Superbike. The sleek vehicle, which features a lithium ion battery park, can reach speeds of 150 mph and go for 150 miles on a single charge. The problem is, it’s not quite ready for prime time. Despite earlier promises for a Q4 2010 release and then a Q2… Read More