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Look for Monster Tajima at Pike’s Peak in Rimac electric race car

May 26, 2015
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Potential record setting combination I’ve written about Rimac before (found here). Founded five years ago, Rimac hasn’t run out of money yet, and they build a wicked fast electric vehicle (EV) concept. Now, according to their new YouTube video (found here), it looks like they are teaming with the also wicked fast Monster Tajima to […]

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Tennessee, Connecticut offer EV incentives

May 25, 2015
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States encourage EV ownership Connecticut EV buyers will for the first time qualify for rebates up to $3,000. Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell and Toyota Mirai will also qualify for the maximum rebate. Hybrids or EVs with a seven to eighteen kilowatt hour battery qualify for $1,500, while smaller battery hybrids are eligible for $750. Tennessee, […]

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EV Infrastructure Grows

January 31, 2015
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ChargePoint seems to be the winner First Volkswagen and BMW announced the development of East and West Coast electric vehicle (EV) charge corridors. Then Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) stated that it would bring over 1,000 EV charge stations to its service area with Nissan’s help. ChargePoint, a manufacturer and network provider, is partnering […]

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Is $30,000 and 200 miles the new EV benchmark?

January 17, 2015
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Chevrolet Bolt misses that mark Chevrolet announced the Bolt concept electric car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a price of $30,000 and a driving range of 200 miles. The Bolt’s $30k price point is to be reached after incentives, which means that the vehicle price will be roughly $37,500. Elon […]

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Health, Happiness, Serenity

January 1, 2015
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My wish for you It is with some amazement that I sit down here and type these words. It was back in 2010 when I first started writing about the upcoming Nissan LEAF. Always a seeker of knowledge wherever it is to be found, when I first learned of Nissan’s plans for a new electric car […]

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Fuel cell vehicles – current and future

December 6, 2014
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A look at fuel cell vehicles – viable or not? Electric vehicles (EVs) are not all the same. The Nissan LEAF is a battery electric vehicle (BEV) taking its power purely from an on-board battery. The Chevrolet Volt is an Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV) using an onboard battery for motivation until the battery charge […]

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2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

November 23, 2014
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The year of the Fuel Cell? First – above you see Nissan’s BladeGlider concept. Nothing new here as this was announced by Nissan almost exactly a year ago. But this is the first time that we’ve actually had a chance to look at one in real-life. I must admit… it looks just as weird in […]

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Set an end timer to charge your electric car

July 6, 2014
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Why should I set an end timer? All electric cars and many EVSEs (electric vehicle supply equipment) come with a timer that offers the ability to set a start time, end time, or both to enable you to charge your electric car within a specific time window. This article offers a sound reason to use […]

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Nissan announces LEAF replacement battery pricing – finally

June 27, 2014
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Replacement pricing lower than many expected Nissan today announced the price for the LEAF replacement battery pack not on their corporate PR website, but on a LEAF internet forum. For a conservative Japanese company that carefully analyzes its every move, the delivery mechanism alone is worth noting. The behemoth is acknowledging the power of the […]

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e-NV200 test in Portland, Oregon

June 12, 2014
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Six week commercial evaluation Nissan’s e-NV200 electric van, based on the LEAF powertrain, will be evaluated by Portland General Electric (PGE) for a six week trial to determine its effectiveness in a commercial application. As we have written previously, the e-NV200 has been tested many times over the past several years in similar applications in […]

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