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What Electric Cars are Available Today in the U.S.? - Cites two electric cars presently available for sale in the U.S — the NmG , part car, part motorcycle and the Zap! Xebra, which costs under $10,000, with 40-50 mile range. (Maybe missed a few). Others coming soon. (TreeHugger July 25, 2006)
Why We Need Electric Cars - Electric Vehicles have overwhelming advantages over gasoline vehicles in fuel cost, emissions and energy independence. Solar recharged electric vehicles are 50 to 3,000 times more efficient than burning biofuels, based on sun to wheel energy conversion rates. (Mother Earth News October/November 2006)
Review:Who Killed the Electric Car? - Mary-Sue reviews this film about how California's forward-looking environmental legislation met Oil-zilla.
The Top Ten electric vehicles you can buy now - The list of retired EVs is long and, for some, emotional: the EV1, the Ranger EV, the RAV4 EV and so on. Instead of mourning, get off the gas in 2007 with one of these:
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EV Finder - Full Sized EVs, City EVs, NEVs, 3 Wheel EVs
Electric Cars - Elektromobiliai - list of electric cars
Robert Q. Riley Enterprises - Plans for building an electric vehicle: Tri-Magnum, Doran, Trimuter, Urba Electric, El Chopper ET
Vortex - Plans for building a three wheeled electric vehicle.
Electric Cars: A Look Into the Past - Chevrolet S-10 Electric, Chrysler EPIC Minivan, Ford Ranger EV, General Motors EV1, Honda EV Plus, Nissan Altra EV, Toyota RAV4-EV
There was an error working with the wiki: Code - Tesla Roadster is 100% electric, not hybrid. Four wheel drive (in-wheel motors) make it faster than most sports cars and it has a 250+ mile range. Major VC backed ($40 million) company debuted the car July 19, 2006 in Santa Monica.
Directory:Feel Good Cars - A Canadian developer, manufacturer and supplier of electrically powered vehicles currently sells two models in the U.S. The ZENN is an affordable Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) with a regulated maximum speed of 25 mph and a range of 35 miles on a full charge. The vehicle can be recharged overnight from a standard electrical outlet.
Directory:Phoenix Motorcars - Phoenix Motorcars, headquartered in Ojai, California, is an early leader in the mass production of full function, freeway speed electric automobiles. Entertaining fleet orders for Sport Utility Trucks (SUT).
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Directory:Venturi Automobiles - Features three electric models, including the Eclectic -- an urban 3-seater electro-solar or wind vehicle is the first production energy-autonomous vehicle in history. Eclectic takes advantage of moments of immobilisation to store energy in its NiMH batteries. It offers a range up to 50 km at a speed of 50 km/hr and can also be recharged from the grid in 5 hours. Production of 20 vehicles has commenced and 200 will be launched in June 2007.
All-Electric Mini Unveiled! - BMW says it will lease the Mini E two-seater to "select private and corporate customers" in California, New York and New Jersey under what is essentially a big R&D project to develop EVs through its Project i. (Wired Oct 21, 2008)
Chrysler Unveils 3 Electric Car Prototypes, One to Be Produced in 2010 - Chrysler has decided to play with the cool kids and has unveiled three prototypes that use its new electric drive technology. The good news is that this isn't just for car shows they intend to produce one of the three in late 2010, with a smaller number of EVs going out to fleets for testing in 2009. (TreeHugger Sept. 24, 2008)
Green Eco Mobility - Clean and green transportation gets a new look and feel as GEM, a Chrysler LLC company, introduces the next generation of clean, gas-free and emission-free, battery electric vehicles - Peapod. Top speed, 25 MPH, 30 mile range, street legal. (YouTube) (PR Newswire for Journalists Sept. 23, 2008)
Electric City Motors - The Current is a zero emission, electric vehicle designed for urban passenger car usage. Highway Legal, Government Crash Test Rated, 4 Door/4 Passenger Hatchback, A/C , Heater, Power Windows, Distance Per Charge: 65-200 miles, Highway Speed: 65-70mph, 0-60: 4.9 Seconds. Starting at $28,995. Manufactured by Quanxing Transport Equipment. Distributed by Colorado Auto Connection.
ATT R&D - Parade is a highway legal Korean made MPV model electric vehicle with a top speed of 70 mph and up to 150 mile range for around $20,000. The drive motor is located between the rear wheels with the batteries underneath the passengers, enhancing safety and performance. It offers dual air bags, crash-worthy aluminum body with crumple zone, ABS and climate control system.
NevCar is planning to build an electric vehicle assembly plant and/or distribution center in Sutherlin, Oregon by 2009. ATT R&D supports NEVCAR's efforts to market ATT R&D and the Invita and Parade product in the United States.
Miles Javlon XS500 all-electric sedan - Miles Automotive rolled-out their all-electric, five-seat sedan with an 85 mph top speed and a 150+ mile range, that starts at $29,500. It has a 320 V, 25 kWh, 80 Ah lithium-ion battery that takes six hours to charge, and will become available for sale by the end of 2008. (AutoblogGreen Apr. 3, 2007)
Miles Electric Vehicles - Introducing the first line of zero-emissions all electric vehicles manufactured in China to the highest international standards.
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TH!NK city Debuts in UK - The TH!NK city electric two-seater urban car has a top speed of 65 mph and a range of 126 miles. Charging the batteries from 20% capacity to 80% takes four hours. The first cars have been delivered to Norwegian customers and UK delivery is expected in summer 2009. (Green Car Congress'' July 21, 2008)
Mitsubishi i MiEV drives the halls at 2008 New York Auto Show - During press days for the 2008 New York auto show, Mitsubishi drove its electric i MiEV up and down the hall, because it could. While gas-powered cars were prohibited from driving in the hall, the i MiEV was allowed to troll by the booths of its automotive competitors. Video from the 2007 Tokyo Auto Show (CNet Reviews March 19, 2008)
AC Propulsion - Dedicated to creating electric vehicles that people want to drive. The tZero is one of the world's fastest accelerating cars.
Inflatable, Affordable Electric Car Announced - Low cost inflatable electric car is announced as world's first crash-proof, long range, flat-pack vehicle. Imagine a pre-deployed air bag forming the body of the car. (PESN Sept. 14, 2007)
First Peek Inside the eBox - AC Propulsion gives EV World correspondent first glimpse of battery electric Scion xB conversion.
eBox - Electric car from AC Propulsion has a top speed of 95 mph, a range up to 180 miles and a 2 hour fast charge. eBox is made by converting a Toyota Scion xB to electric power that is stored in a lithium ion battery made from 5,088 small cells.
ZAP to Unveil Alias Performance Electric Car at NADA January 24, 2009' - The ZAP Alias is a stylish, 100% electric, 2-seater capable of freeway speeds. ZAP indicated the mass-production version of the Alias is targeted to be priced under $35,000 and a limited number of hand-crafted, Signature Series Alias roadsters will be produced. (CNN Money Jan. 22. 2009)
Zap New, Demo, and Used Electric Cars Available. Featuring Xebra.'''
OBVIO! will develop and introduce lithium-ion-powered electric cars based on its 828 and 012 microsport car designs for export to North America. OBVIO! has a strategic partnership with California automobile distributor ZAP, which has agreed to be the exclusive North American distributor and has pre-purchased 50,000 OBVIO! units.
In-Wheel Motor, Plug-in Series Hybrid MINI - PML Flightlink and Synergy Innovations have unveiled the QED, which uses four brushless permanent motors in its wheels, a 21 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack and a 250cc two-cylinder, four-stroke engine as the genset. The QED has an all-electric range of 200-250 miles and a total range of about 932 miles. The car accelerates from 0-62 mph in less than 5 seconds. (Green Car Congress Aug. 28, 2006). See also PML Flightlink Electric Mini Cooper - Car News
Japanese Automaker, U.S. Firm Team Up To Convert Cars to Electric Power - "We want to make lithium powered, electric-powered vehicles [a part of the] mainstream in America, moving towards more electric-powered vehicles, electric-powered products, and electric-powered energy." (Renewable Energy World June 6, 2008)
Hybrid Technologies R-Electric Car Co. sells lithium battery electric cars like the Smart Car, R-Car Chrysler Crossfire and PT Cruiser. These zero emissions vehicles can travel 70-90 mph for 100-125 miles.
Once-in-a-Lifetime Electric Car - Sam's Club, a unit of Wal-Mart, will sell a 70 mph Mercedes-Benz Smart electric car in a once-only Christmas promotion. For $35,000 you get lithium-ion batteries from Hybrid Technologies, bringing the car's range to over 100 miles. (AutoblogGreen Oct. 6, 2007)
Universal Electric Vehicle - The Electrum Spyder electric convertible provides a range of up to 150 miles and a top speed of 80 miles an hour. It uses nickel zinc batteries which can be charged from a 220v or 110v outlet in 2-8 hr. Priced at $69,995, accepting orders December 2006.
REVA - The ElectriCity Car from India.
GoinGreen in the UK sells the G-Wiz (Reva).
VisionGreen - Reva Germany
Commuter Cars Corporation - Tango - Doubling freeways. Quadrupling parking. 0-60 mph in 4 seconds.
Myers Motors - Qui Moto electric vehicle coming summer 2007. Two passenger seating, 60 mile range, 70 mph speed, 110 volt charging, 1000 miles on less than $25 of fuel.
Dynasty Electric Car Corporation - IT sedan
Global Electric Motorcars - A DaimlerChrysler Company
Esoro E301 from Switzerland
Frazer-Nash Research City Car LSV
World Class Exotics - Porsche, Lamborghini, and Rolls Royce Electric cars
Noram Concepts eRoadsters Electric - 3/4 Scale '32 Ford HiBoy Roadster
MendoMotive - Electric Porsche Spyder replica
American Custom Golf Cars - Builders of luxury golf and estate vehicles.
Wilderness E.V. offers Volkswagen Beetles, Geo Metros and Ford Festivas that are already converted to electric power.
Electrovaya Maya-100 - Up to 230 mile / 360 km range. Top speed (regulated) of 140 kph / 80 mph.
Electrovaya Launches Maya-300 - Electrovaya is launching the Maya-300 low-speed electric vehicle with a 120 mile range on a single charge. It is powered by Electrovaya’s lithiated manganese oxide battery that offers 40-60% higher energy density with comparable safety to its Phosphate-Series offerings, incorporating battery separator films from ExxonMobil. (Green Car Congress Jan. 23, 2008)
C-Fee - electric cars made in Thailand
Ariana-EV - ISFCEV Intelligent Solar Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle - High Performance Vehicle with 400- 500 Km Range & 160 km/h speed.
Free Drive EV - The Solar Bug is a fun, inexpensive, economical, solar power supported personal electric vehicle.
CityCom - German CityEl is powered by a 2.5Kw electric engine that has a range of 70 - 90 Km.
BigMan - The strong, tough, durable, revolutionary, "ZERO EMISSIONS" Electric Powered Low Speed Vehicle (LSV)
Columbia ParCar - NEVs
E-Z-GO - Golf cars and utility vehicles
VentureOne - three-wheeler will be available as a hybrid with 300 mile range or as an all electric vehicle with 120 mile range. It seats two and is capable of 100 mph with 100 mpg fuel efficiency and can tilt almost 45º in turns. To be released in late 2008, priced in the $20,000 range.
EcoV Electric - 25 mph street legal vehicle with automotive ride, comfort and durability for use on public roads 35 mph and slower. It recharges for 50 cents from a standard wall outlet to go 25 to 40 miles and is virtually maintenance free. 4 and 6 passenger models with flip down rear seat convert into a utility vehicle and a pick-up truck, for under $10,000.
Micro-Vett - sells the Fiat Doblo' Electric freeway speed EV. 120 km/h speed, 150 kms range in city.
Green Machines sells the Doblo in Ireland
RoadRatMotors.com - Electro Bubble Buddy - Your LSV (low speed vehicle) will travel over 50 miles on a single charge! When you are done using it, just plug it into a standard wall socket to recharge the batteries.
EVA-USA - The BANDIT is a three wheel electric car that can pay for itself in less than a year in gas and insurance savings. It has a top speed of 50 mph, can go 100 miles on a charge, has a heater for winter use and is delivered anywhere in USA.
Tomberlin Outdoor - The Eco-friendly Tomberlin™ ANVIL™ is designed from the ground up as a Street Legal Low Speed Vehicle. Completely powered by electricity and controlled by GE™ technology, it combines the latest advances to offer a range of 40+ miles.
Preview of the Ze-O Electric MPV - NICE Car Company presented the Ze-O electric MPV, which is coming to the UK this Autumn and to the rest of Europe during 2009. It will have a range of up to 65 miles (105 km) in city driving and top speed of 55 mph (89 kph). (Green Car Congress July 14, 2008)
Greener Energy - The electric Jester is no joke - 70 mph and 200 mile range.
OKA Auto - Mini-car neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV) available for sale in USA is safer than other low speed vehicles (LSV - 25 mph). It has been crash tested in Europe and meets EU regulations for a full speed vehicle. Fuel costs are estimated at $0.50 to $1 a day for a 15 to 30 mile commute.
Covco - Korean electric four wheel vehicle - Salon, Pick-up, LSV or Golf
Elettrica - A compact Italian city car that runs on electricity, and can travel at speeds of up to 45mph for up to 70 miles on a single charge, by Start Lab.
American Electric - The Kurrent Coupe seats two passengers, costs less than 2¢ per mile to operate and travels up to 35 miles when fully charged. It charges in 3½ hours and top speed is limited to 25 mph as required for a LSV (low speed vehicle). Interview: Scott Thornton, President-American Electric Vehicle Co.
Treffpunkt Zukunft - German electric car
Vstar Group Vehicles - The Vstar 2 seater electric city car from China has a range of 100 km and a maximum speed of 58 km/h. This all electric alternative to the Smart Car is manufactured by Flybo. See the video.
SCVE - French electric Jeep-like vehicle
Peugeot 106 electric - Still going strong with old NiCd's
Zytek Group - The smart fortwo ev sets a new benchmark in the electric vehicle sector, the 55Kw drivetrain producing a top speed of 120km/h. 12 kilowatt hours per 100 kilometres gives it a range of 110 kilometres.
MDEK - The MDE-A Sprint NEV can be driven by those with severe physical handicaps up to the paraplegic, requires the use of one hand to operate.
TIO America - T.i.O. NEV can drive for 50 miles at speeds up to 25 m.p.h. for about a penny a mile.
New Electric Sports Car - Lightning Car Company will produce a new electrically driven sports car powered by Altairnano's Nanosafe batteries and Hi-Pa Drive wheel motors from PML Flightlink. A three model lineup is planned that includes a luxury model, a lightweight sport version and an extended range model that can run 250 miles on a charge, starting in 2008. (AutoblogGreen Jun. 12, 2007)
Sonik - Chinese electric cars
Shandong Huoyun Electromobile - Chinese electric cars
Solamo - Electro vehicles can be charged from the socket or through the sun using solar modules on the roof of the vehicle.
American Electric Vehicles - Electric Police Car: Chevrolet Impala conversion to a high performance all electric car. An Azure Dynamics 50 KW peak motor is powered by 27 KWh of lithium-polymer batteries. Top speed = 91 mph. Single gear - NO transmission. All lights are functional. Very quiet - be ready to go with no noise.
Ecolori SPA - Fiat Panda Elettrica EnerMove and Renault Twingo Elettrica
e'mobile - Fiat Panda Elettrica and Renault Twingo Elettrica Switzerland
Archimede Energia - Fiat Panda Elettrica and Renault Twingo Elettrica
Armor Electric - high quality EV's, NEV's, ZEV's, (electric, neighborhood and zero emission vehicles)
Symphony Motors - will design, manufacture, sell, and service battery powered electric vehicles.
Leo Motors - 4 wheel, 3 wheel and 2 wheel EVs from Korea
Luxury Electric Car - The first demonstration prototype has been built by converting a brand new 2007 Acura TL Type S automobile from gasoline power to all electric power.
Green Vehicles - Starting with the sleek freeway drivable commuter, then the rugged work truck, and finally onto petite but sheik city vehicles, we offer a full range of pure electric vehicles. Videos
Electrorides - Electrorides plans to introduce new integrated zero-emission electric vehicles to fleet operators in 2008.
Revo Motor Company - A different type of electric car company. With a different type of electric car! For a different world!
Brixxon Electric Motorcars - The Bontino EMC ( Electric Module Car ) is the ideal vehicle for driving in crowded cities, suburban neighborhoods, for it is quiet, releases no harmful emissions and environment friendly.
AMP Motorworks (Advanced Mechanical Products) - The AMP is a Saturn Sky converted to all electric. Zero to 60 in 5.7 seconds. 90 MPH top speed. 150 miles per charge.
Lumeneo - The French Lumeneo Smera EV can go 80mph tops on its dual electric 20hp motors. It's just a concept for now, but Lumeneo is reportedly aiming for a 2009 release. The initial price of the EV would be somewhere around $31,000 to $47,000.
Blade Electric Vehicles - conversion technology has been used successfully to convert the Hyundai Getz to electric drive for government, business and private use.
CT&T - e-zone Korean electric car
Jinhua Shiwei Vehicle Co. - Electric Car Model Number: SW-C001 Motor power: 3KW Max Speed: 45Km/h-60Km/h Battery: 120Ah, 12V (8pcs) Charge time: 6-12hr N/W
Electric Q-Car from Takara Co. - Takara zooms from the world of toys to that of personal transport. With look-at-me styling, a range of 80km on fully charged batteries, and a turning radius of just 2.5m, the cars are tailored to the young city dweller on the move. Top speed is 50km/hr and the batteries can be charged in 8 hours using any 100V electric outlet. (metropolis.japantoday.com)
BG Automotive Group - BG Automotive will be offering electric vehicles for the 2008/2009 model year in most major cities in North America, including Canada.
Hiline Carts & Cars - Cost of ownership of an XG vehicle in comparison to a standard gas-powered vehicle is one third and fuel efficiency is eight times greater. Simply plug into any standard 15-amp, 110-volt outlet to recharge and go….for pennies a day.
Fosh Automotive - We wanted to create a vehicle that you didn't have to plug in all the time, basically we wanted a vehicle that you could just get in and drive. Nanoantennas came to our rescue. Our double-sided nanoantennas target mid-infrared rays and don't need visible light like traditional solar cells do. The EVT-3 also utilizes regenerative braking and does offer a plug-in option, for abnormal and emergency situations. Basically, we have created a car that will continue to collect and convert energy to constantly charge your battery pack.
Raptor: An Electric Car Nearly Anyone Would Want to Drive - Using a 3-phase AC induction motor and 290 nickel-hydride batteries, software engineer, Raul Atkinson's "Raptor" kit car reaches 0-60 mph in 8 seconds, with a top speed of 100 mph. Maximum range is about 80 miles, with a full recharge taking just 3 hours. At $85,000, the Electric Raptor costs less than current incarnations of similar cars that are all-electric. (PhysOrg July 9th, 2009)
Vancouver inventor charged up about electric car - Milner Motors developed the ElectriCar, a four-door, four-seat, plug-in hybrid car ready to hit the highway in about a year. The first 100 cars will be sold as “kit cars", assembled and driven away one at a time, for between $20,000 and $30,000 each. Mass production will come later. (The Columbian June 7, 2008)
SUNN - solar powered car kit - uses no fuel - You can custom design and build your own car which can be driven on roads with a speed limit of less than 35 MPH (in states that have a low speed vehicle law). The car is recharged from the sun or can be plugged in, and has a top speed of 25 MPH with a range of 12 miles. Starter kits as low as $2,900.SSI-Racing.com
NEVCO - The gizmo is a street legal single passenger NEV with a top speed of 45 mph and a 45 mile range.
Araco - Japanese single person electric vehicle.
Blue Sky Design - BugE four-season personal electric transport can go 40 miles @ 30 mph at a cost of 1 cent per mile, with a top speed of 50 mph. The lead acid batteries can be fully charged in 8 hours, or plug in anywhere you go. The BugE kit will sell for approx. $3000 and assembled for $4000, from the designer of the Gizmo.
Milner Motors - Jim Miner builds the kits for the ElectricCar and AirCar in Vancouver, WA.
EnVironmental Motors - ZAP and Miles Automotive car dealership in Los Angeles
NEV Portal - Directory for locating Neighborhood Electric Vehicles Dealers
Electric Wheels Inc is an all electric vehicle dealership based in Salem Oregon
Wheelz of Celebration - Electric low speed vehicles for urban and recreational use.
MC EV - Street legal electric vehicles with retail locations in Seattle, Spokane and Portland
Advanced Electric Vehicle Center - Neighborhood Electric Vehicles - Carson, California
Electric Cars & Carts is Indiana's only authorized H3 and California Roadster distributor.
The Electric Car Company of Long Beach - NEV dealer in California
EV Tech - NEV dealer in Texas
Electric Cars of Austin - all electric, street legal, zero emission, low speed (LSV & NEV) vehicles in Austin Texas
eVehicles of Hawaii - Hawaii's source for electric vehicles
Electric cars for sale - About Electric Cars For Sale Reviews 2011-2012
Little Radio EV - ZAP electric car dealership in Los Angeles
Electra-City Motors - ZAP electric car dealership in Escondido California
Star Electric Cars - South Florida NEVs. STAR Cruiser also available with Solar Power!
Cal-Roadster Neighborhood Electric Vehicles in Santa Ana, Ca.
Colorado Auto Connection - sells the Flybo, Current and Comet
The Electric Vehicle Company - and Planet EVC will market and promote ZAP electric vehicles in Chicago.
Lang Motors - Vancouver, Canada distributor for ZENN and Electrovaya
Ecomotion - Portland's green car emporium
Synergy EV - Electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles in Silicon Valley
Great Lake Auto Sales - 2007 FLYBO
Electric Transportation - of Arkansas
Revolution Electric Cars - San Luis Obispo, California
Green Scene - Electric Cars Electric Bicycles Hybrids and More serving Oregon and Washington
Alternative Vehicles Technology AVT - Practical electric cars and vans for everyday use in the UK.
Newteon - Distributor for Piaggio Porter, Fiat Doblo, Ydea, in France and Monaco.
AllGreenVehicles - Miles Electric's new EU distributer
Green Machines - Dublin Ireland
Traverse City, MI's Kurrent electric car rentals - E Company will begin offering two- and four-seat NEVs for rent from their base in the Traverse City railroad depot where new solar panels will soon be installed, according to the AP.
Aloha Toy Store is the First Electric Car Rental Company on Maui, have Rented Electric Cars since 1999, have the Largest Selection of Electric / Alternative Energy Vehicles for Rent in Hawaii.
Electric cars wait in the wings - Dr. Mike Duke outlined the future of the the UltraCommuter electric car designed and developed at Waikato University that defies all weaknesses previously associated with electric vehicles. It is capable of running on batteries for up to 200km before it requires recharging and reaches speeds between 120kmh and 170kmh. (Manawatu Standard Sept. 17, 2008)
Fisker- A prototype of Fisker’s sleek $80,000 plug-in, Fisker Karma, was introduced at the Detroit’s January Auto Show. (Fisker Sept. 15, 2008)
Irvine-based Fisker will run its plug-in on Canadian batteries - The Irvine automaker said it would buy the batteries for its $87,900 luxury sedan, the Karma, from Advanced Lithium Power Inc., a Vancouver concern that also supplies batteries to the U.S. military. In addition, Fisker spokesman Russell Datz said the company would make a "sizable" cash investment in Advanced Lithium Power, also known as ALP. (LA Times March 12, 2009)
Directory:Shelby Supercars - The Ultimate Aero EV is based on the SSC Aero, the world's fastest production car. The EV will be powered by a 500 horsepower electric motor. The drive train will feature a revolutionary power source allegedly allowing for 'several years between charging' (not a typo). (PESWiki August 13, 2008)
Directory:Electric Vehicles > Directory:Electric Cars >Nissan Shows Off Powerful New Electric Car - Expected for 2010, Nissan said the front-wheel drive, boxy-shaped car has a newly-developed 80 kilowatt motor with 660 pounds of advanced lithium-ion batteries installed under the vehicle's floor, giving it plenty of punch. (CBS News August, 6, 2008)]
Chevy Volt - GM's plug-in EV concept uses the E-Flex Propulsion System to run 40 miles on electricity alone and charges in 6 hours from plugs on either side of the car. The on-board generator burns gasoline, E85 or biodiesel to recharge the battery, extending the range to 640 miles.
Directory:Venturi Automobiles - 2-seater tandem electro-solar vehicle uses photovoltaic cells covered by a film of nano-prisms concentrating solar energy to recharge NiMH batteries. It has a range of 110 km and a top speed of 120 km/hr. Solar recharging provides a daily range of 18 km or it can be recharged from the grid in 5 hours. First delivery is scheduled for January 2008.
Subaru all electric car uses lithium batteries, seats four and can travel up to 50 miles on a single charge.
Subaru Canada Unveils Fast-Charging R1e Electric Prototype - The R1e uses manganese lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology that could recharge to 90 per cent of its capacity in just five minutes.
Subaru Commended for Developing the R1e electric vehicle - Parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, received the ‘2006 Commendation For Global Warming Prevention Activity’ award. Subaru’s 2+2 city car can be recharged in 15 minutes, has a 50 mile range and a 62 mph top speed.
Mitsubishi Delivers EV Prototypes to Utilities - Mitsubishi Motors has delivered prototypes of its i MiEV research electric vehicle to two utilities in Japan, for data collection on driving performance and battery-charging capabilities. Mitsubishi plans to sell the commercial version in 2010 for less than ¥2 million (US$17,000). Subaru has also begun field trials of 10 EVs. (Green Car Congress Mar. 12, 2007)
Mitsubishi Motors Colt EV test car uses in-wheel motors & lithium-ion batteries. The in-wheel motor makes it possible to regulate drive torque and braking force independently at each wheel without the need for any transmission, drive shaft or other complex mechanical components.
Mitsubishi Accelerates Electric Vehicle Work - Mitsubishi Motors has unveiled a new, single-motor research electric car based on its i minicar. The new Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle (i MiEV) will be used for joint research programs with Japanese power companies beginning this year, and in fleet tests in 2007. Mitsubishi had earlier planned to begin selling electric cars in Japan in 2010. (Green Car Congress October 12, 2006)
A Carbon-Free, Stackable Rental Car - An MIT group hopes that its foldable electric vehicles will cut pollution, and ease congestion in the "last mile" by letting people rent and return the vehicles to racks located near transportation hubs, such as train stations, airports, and bus depots. (MIT Technology Review Nov. 1, 2007)
Volvo's New 3CC - Under the bonnet of the 3CC is an electric powertrain that quietly propels the car to a governed top speed of over 135 km/h (85 mph) and delivers 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration in approximately ten seconds with zero emissions.
Directory:Electric Cars >The 8-wheeled Electric Eliica - The makers of the Eliica (which stands for Electric Lithium-Ion Car) aim to exceed 250 mph, with a range of 200 miles between charges. Each of 8 wheels house an 80 hp electric motor. (Inhabitat Jan. 6, 2009)
Solar Electric Hybrid Prototype - The UltraCommuter is an ultra-light weight, low drag, hybrid-electric commuter vehicle that combines photovoltaic recharging and grid recharging with a CNG-fueled range-extending generator. Solar panels provide 87% of the car's total power needs.
Cree (Creation Engineering Ecology) - SAM is a Swiss award-winning and patented Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) of a new generation designed and developed by Cree Ltd. SAM is at prototype stage and approved for all public roads. 80 vehicles initially produced for public testing in the cities of Zurich and Basle are currently running mainly on Swiss roads and owned by private consumers. SAM in Australia
Electric Racer - The Formula race car that Raser Technologies recently built runs solely on electric power from a bank of more than 30 12V batteries and a proprietary drive system based on an ac-induction pancake motor. In dynamometer testing, this drive system has generated as much as 420 ft-lb of torque, enough to produce 500 horsepower at 6,250 rpm.
Mitsubishi’s full electric mini camper van - Mitsubishi has taken the old school Volkswagen camper van, shrunk it down a bit, thrown in some electric motors, and called it the Concept-EZ.
Apollo Energy Systems - Silver Volt II - Projected Performance: Top Speed 100 mph, 0-60 mph in 10 seconds, 350-400 mile range, 5-minute refueling time.
Le BlueCar electric car from France - Batscap's BlueCar prototype electric city car technology has been sold to Valeo and PSA (Citroën-Peugeot). Powered by lithium metal polymer batteries, the car has a range of more than 200 km (120 miles) and 125 km/h maximum speed (80 miles/hr). The battery can be fully recharged in 6 hours. (AutoblogGreen Jun. 17, 2007)
Horlacher - EV development prototypes: TAZI people mover, Pantila coupe, city III
Audi R-Zero Concept - If anyone thinks that an electric car is deprived of elegance and dynamism, Audi R-Zéro is a battery-driven vehicle that can fulfill dreams and arouse desires. Top Speed estimated 286 mph. 0-62 mph under 3 seconds.
One Liter Car - OSCAR (open source car) is the prototype of an electric lightweight vehicle, consuming 6 kWh per 100 km from the grid. This amount of energy can be generated from 1 litre diesel. Alternatively, we installed 10 m² of solar cells on a roof to power this car 20,000 km per year - only with solar energy!
Hyundai Santa Fe Electric SUV Demonstration and Evaluation - The State of Hawaii conducted a two-year demonstration and evaluation of 15 Hyundai Santa Fe electric sport utility vehicles. The electric SUVs are manufactured by Hyundai Motor Company and have a 60 kW electric drive system, designed and developed by Enova Systems. These SUVs are powered by Panasonic nickel metal hydride batteries and utilize the rapid charging stations installed around the island of Oahu under the EV Ready State Project.
Nissan Unveils All-Electric LEAF - Nissan's all-electric LEAF, slated to launch in late 2010 in Japan, the US, and Europe, will have a 100-mile range, seat 5, have an advanced computer system with remote control by IPhone, and promises to be competitively priced. Recharge time is 8 hours with a 200-volt power source, and just under 30 minutes with a quick charger to charge to 80% of capacity. (Reuters Aug. 3, 2009)
10 Minute Charge for Student-Built Electric Car - Some MIT students are woking on an EV prototype called the elEVen that could be charged in just 10 minutes, but would require 350 kW of power, so special charging stations would also have to be built. The lithium iron-phosphate batteries aren't cheap either, bringing the vehicle's sticker price to the range of $80,000 USD. (Alt. Energy News July 30, 2009)
CarGo concept beats the hell out of traffic - The compact, battery-powered CarGo goods van that is designed to negotiate the urban jungle, making frequent deliveries without fuss or fouling the air. Adam Schacter’s single-seated design can be changed into different configurations, including compact (compartment upright), narrow (storage laid at an angle), and pick-up truck (compartment laid flat). (GizMag June 7, 2009)
EV Proponents Lobby Calif. Governor on ZEV Rules - Plug In America advocacy group sent a lengthy letter to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, urging him to influence the panel to protect present rules calling for automakers to collectively build 25,000 zero emissions vehicles for sale in the state between 2012 and 2014 and 50,000 between 2015 and 2017. (Edmunds March 18, 2008)
Air board may trim electric car mandate - A California Air Quality staff report recommends that the board greatly reduce the required number of purely electric vehicles that automakers offer for sale and instead focus on more readily available and less expensive hybrids that would still cut pollution dramatically. (UNION-TRIBUNE March 24, 2008)
There was an error working with the wiki: Code- In March we did an interview with Chris Hunter, who described his ultra-efficient, 800-mile range electromagnetic motor design that he's making for his Alaskan car. Though delayed, the project is still moving forward and the "Dream Factory" initiative in Fairbanks, which is a place for inventors to go to for taking an idea to reality, is likewise moving forward. (PESWiki Aug. 19, 2010)