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Today starts National Drive Electric Week , the event designed to promote electric and hybrid vehicles. Six different Colorado venues will host test-drives and expos, allowing drivers to see the latest in hybrid and plug-in technology.
Yesterday | CSP
Just how high would retail gasoline prices have to be to make the Chevy Volt competitive with basic gasoline-burning vehicles? A flex-fuel car would require a pump price of $6.90 per gallon; a Volt, $12.50, according to a Lundberg Survey report excerpted below. The report focuses only on claims that alt-fuel vehicles are cheaper to drive.
Monday | Investor's Business Daily
The system is more efficient than fans and liquid-filled pipes, Gentherm says. "We have a nice relationship with electric-car makers," CEO Daniel Coker told IBD, noting that the company's thermal management system is in the late stages of design.
A friend of mine in Austin with a background in solar power, completed the installation of a small solar array at his workplace. The system provides a portion of the energy the company uses for its offices and has a charging station for up to 4 vehicles.
Lately, a lot has been written about Tesla . It is easy to make a best-case scenario for Tesla, as the main underlying arguments why this automotive company is the future are plain obvious.
Those falcon wing doors appear appropriate for the Tesla Model X , as pre-orders for the battery-electric SUV are flying. That's what Gas2.0 is saying, citing various sources.
Lots of electric-car news today. We've got a recap of one owner's three years with a Chevrolet Volt, the potential cost to Nevada of hosting Tesla Motors' gigafactory, and a highly unorthodox way of charging an electric car.
The National Drive Electric Week provides drivers in Colorado the opportunity to drive electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. There is no fee and most of the vehicles listed will be available for you to sample/test drive.
Although electric vehicle sales are consistently increasing, the most expensive element for all types of EVs is the rechargeable battery, which accounts to about half of the retail cost of the car. In over a decade, there were advances in battery development, however costs remain too high and, coupled with a limited driving-range, they present an hindrance in mass adoption.
Despite a booming U.S. auto market, sales of electric and hybrid cars have stalled this year, capturing 3.6% of the market through August, slightly down from last year's 3.7% share, says research firm Edmunds.com. The leveling off comes as surprise.
Decreasing by 1.2 percent compared to last August, General Motors' August 2014 sales slipped to 272,423 vehicles sold.
The best-selling electric car in the world, the Nissan Leaf, logged its best-ever U.S. sales in August, selling a record 3,186 units.
What's that sound? The pitter-patter of children returning to school? The click-clack legions of texting teenagers resuming their rush-hour reign of terror on public transit? Wait no, it's the teeth gnashing of drivers stuck behind the crawl of parents dropping off the young 'uns.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 09:59 pm
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