ELECTRIC CARS

  • Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain cheapest electric car, starting at $22,995 3 days ago

    Detroit: Mitsubishi's 2016 iMiev will remain the cheapest electric car on the market when it goes on sale in the U.S. next month. The tiny four-seater starts at $22,995, the same as the previous model year. With a $7,500 federal tax credit, the price drops to $15,495. Standard features include heated front...
  • Apple aims to start making an electric vehicle as early as 2020: Report February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple aims to begin producing an electric vehicle as early as 2020, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying, a seemingly aggressive target for a mobile devices maker with little experience in car manufacture. The iPhone maker is pushing its "car team" of about 200 people...
  • Apple sued by A123 Systems for poaching auto engineers to build a large-scale battery division February 19, 2015

    San Francisco: Electric-car battery maker A123 Systems has sued Apple for poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division, according to a court filing that offered further evidence that the iPhone maker may be developing a car. Apple has been poaching engineers with deep expertise in car systems, including from...
  • BMW i8 hybrid electric supercar launched at Rs 2.29 crore in India February 18, 2015

    BMW India has launched the i8 hybrid electric supercar at a cool Rs 2.29 crore ex-showroom, pan-India. The car is built on an eco-friendly platform and has organic fibres and leather dyes. There is also lots of carbon fibre including the chassis. A twin-scroll turbo 231PS 3-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol motor powers...
  • Japan now has more electric car charging points than petrol pumps February 18, 2015

    Tokyo: Green-car sceptics take note: Japan now has more electric vehicle charging spots than gas stations. The country's number-two automaker Nissan says there are now 40,000 charging units - including those inside private homes - across the nation, compared with 34,000 petrol stations. While gas stations have multiple pumps and can service...
  • Nissan's all-electric vehicle, the Leaf, glows in the dark February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Japanese manufacturer Nissan is perhaps the first carmaker to have come up with the idea - painting its all-electric Leaf in a coat of bright, luminescent paint. Developed in conjunction with Hamish Scott, the creator of Starpath (that luminescent spray-on coating used to light up paths in the dark),...
  • Broon F8: An Android-powered electric 'supercar' for kids under five January 4, 2015

    London: A South Korean company has designed an Android-equipped 'supercar' which can compete with Ferraris and Lamborghinis! The special car can be an ultimate toy for kids aged under five as it can reach a top speed of 14 km per hour! Broon F8, developed by a South Korean company, is an...
  • Tesla unveils new Model S electric sedan variant with 'autopilot' features October 10, 2014

    Hawthorne: Tesla Motors on Thursday took its first step toward automated driving, unveiling features that will allow its electric sedan to park itself and sense dangerous situations. The company also said it will roll out an all-wheel drive option of the Model S sedan that can go from zero to 60...
  • BMW, Nissan keen to collaborate with Tesla: Report June 17, 2014

    Paris: Electric carmakers Nissan and BMW are keen to collaborate with rival Tesla after the US company agreed to share its patents with competitors, the Financial Times reported on Monday. "It is obviously clear that everyone would benefit if there was a far more simple way for everyone to charge their...
  • Tesla opening access to its patents to accelerate electric car development June 14, 2014

    San Francisco: Electric car maker Tesla Motors is handing over the keys to its technology in an unusual effort to encourage other automakers to expand beyond gasolineburning vehicles. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised Thursday to give away the company's entire patent portfolio to all comers, as long as they promised not...
  • Mahindra Reva slashes e2o price by up to Rs 1.7 lakh February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles, a part of the Mahindra Group, slashed the price of its electric car e2o by up to Rs 1.7 lakh by introducing a scheme under which a consumer pays a rental fee for the battery. "What we are doing with the scheme is bringing...
  • Mahindra unveils Halo electric sports concept car February 6, 2014

    Greater Noida: Auto major Mahindra unveiled an electric sports concept car, named Halo, alongwith the much awaited Mojo motorcycle at the 12th Auto Expo here, a few hours before the fair was officially inaugurated. The twodoor, twoseater was unveiled by Mahindra REVA the electric mobility division of the company and...
  • New battery may extend range of electric cars January 10, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have developed a new battery component that can allow electric vehicles to travel longer distances before needing to charge. The novel design for a critical part of the battery has been shown to significantly extend the technology's lifespan, bringing it closer to commercial use. A "hybrid" anode developed at the...
  • BMW to launch i3 electric car in India in 2014 October 31, 2013

    BMW will launch the electric i3 in India next year. The car which is powered by a 125kw motor run by lithiumion batteries has a range of about 150km on a single charge. The i3 is also the first car to roll out under BMW's new subbrand BMW i. BMW...
  • Andretti Autosport become first American Formula E team July 17, 2013

    Indianapolis: Renowned IndyCar team Andretti Autosport, led by racing legend Michael Andretti, on Wednesday became the third of 10 teams to sign up for the FIA Formula E Championship the world's first fully electricracing series, beginning in September 2014. The launch, held at the team's headquarters in Indianapolis, was attended...
  • ZEOD RC: Nissan unveils world's fastest electric car June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Nissan unveiled the ZEOD RC (Zero Emission On Demand Racing Car), the world's fastest electric racing car, which is claimed to reach speeds of more than 300km/h with electric technology at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Nissan ZEOD RC will utilise the same lithium battery technology as used...
  • Electric car maker Tesla unveils 90second battery pack swap June 22, 2013

    Los Angeles: Tesla Motors Inc unveiled a system to swap battery packs in its electric cars in about 90 seconds, a service Chief Executive Elon Musk said will help overcome fears about their driving range. The automaker will roll out the batteryswapping stations later this year, beginning along the heavilytravelled route...
  • Electric car maker Tesla unveils 90second battery pack swap June 21, 2013

    Los Angeles: Tesla Motors on Thursday unveiled a system to swap battery packs in its electric cars in about 90 seconds, a service Chief Executive Elon Musk said will help overcome fears about their driving range. The automaker will roll out the batteryswapping stations later this year, beginning along the heavilytraveled...
  • Watch: A car that runs on your tweets and Facebook likes May 27, 2013

    In the US, a group of students have created a car that runs on your tweets and Facebook likes. Take a look. ...
  • Mahindra e2o review: A very strong case as a second or third car April 20, 2013

    The e2o is an electric car developed by the Mahindra Reva Electric Car Company. It's the successor to the Reva India's first electric car. The big question is if India is prepared for a car of its kind. Nearly a decade ago it wasn't but how far have things...
  • Obama says US must shift cars, trucks off oil March 16, 2013

    Lemont: Envisioning cars that can go "coast to coast without using a drop of oil," President Barack Obama on Friday urged Congress to authorize spending $2 billion over the next decade to expand research into electric cars and biofuels to wean automobiles off gasoline. Obama, expanding on an initiative he addressed...
  • Nissan upgrades Leaf electric car, lowers price November 21, 2012

    Tokyo: The upgraded Nissan Motor Co. Leaf electric car can travel further without recharging, comes in a cheaper model and tells drivers how much battery life is left. The changes in the revamped model, shown Tuesday at a Tokyo hotel, were based on feedback from owners whose chief worry was running...
  • An electric car with a builtin film projector September 30, 2012

    London: Car firm Smart has unveiled a concept electric car with a builtin film projector that allows any wall to be turned instantly into a cinema screen, a media report said. The "smart forstars" was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, the Daily Mail reported. The projector integrated in the front bonnet...
  • Pranab Mukherjee takes a ride in the Reva NXG January 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A small electricpowered car was the cynosure of all eyes at the Prime Minister's Office at South Block where ministers had come for a meeting of the Union Cabinet. Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah drove in the blazing green twodoor Mahindra Reva NXG to attend the...
  • Tata to display concept electric car at Detroit January 7, 2012

    New York: Tata Technologies, the research and engineering arm of the Tata Group, will showcase an electric concept car at the muchwatched Detroit Auto Show next week. The company said it has no plans yet to commercially produce the electric mobility concept vehicle 'Emo', which was...
  • Will the electric car be closer to mass market? January 4, 2012

    Think about it this way: India currently has about 15 cars per 1,000 residents. The UK has 560. Do you think Indian consumers will gladly accept a much lower standard of "motorisation" than the West already enjoys? One of the first bigticket purchases of new members of the middle class...