January 15, 2009Chrysler has shown ENVI electric vehicles based on four distinct platforms from Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep at the Detroit Motor Show. The company claims its first electric vehicle will be produced in 2010 (for the US) with three additional models in production by 2013.
January 8, 2009Following trials in the UK, Smart has shown a next-generation prototype of the electric smart fortwo at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, with the intention of introducing the car to the American market.
January 5, 2009The G-Wiz is to get lithium-ion batteries, giving Londons most popular electric runabout a range of 75 miles and a maximum speed of 50mph. A fast charge station will also be introduced, capable of charging the car to 90% in one hour.
December 18, 2008Switzerland is moving towards electric vehicles and an associated recharging infrastructure through a partnership with Swiss electric utility company Energie Ouest Suisse (EOS) and the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
December 15, 2008Mercedes-Benz is presenting its Concept BlueZERO at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Its just one car, but it comes with three drive options electric, fuel cell, and electric with a petrol range extender engine.
December 11, 2008A feasibility study is to be carried out which will analyse the technical requirements of a recharging infrastructure for the integrated marketing and viability of plug-in electric cars.
November 5, 2008GoinGreen, the retailer of the UKs best selling electric vehicle, the Reva G-Wiz, has launched the first dedicated insurance scheme for the G-Wiz driving community in London.
September 24, 2008Suddenly manufacturers are seeing electric vehicles as the way forward. Chrysler has announced that it is introducing three electric vehicle prototypes, one for each of its brands: Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge.
September 18, 2008Tesla has announced that it is to assemble its all-electric Model S luxury saloon in a new production facility in the heart of Silicon Valley.
August 7, 2008Mitsubishi has raised its production targets for its i-MiEV city car from 2,000 vehicles a year to 10,000, and has increased the production of its batteries to allow this.