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Why Did EV Range Stall for Two Decades?

Why Did EV Range Stall for Two Decades?

Almost 20 years ago EVs in 1996 were going farther than many of todays EVs using Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries. The Solectra Sunrise achieved 375 miles (604 km) on a single charge, during the 1996 American Tour de Sol competition. In addition a Sunrise was driven 217 miles (349 km) from Boston to New [Continue]

Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Smart ED FAQs

Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Smart ED FAQs

Typical Questions and Answers about the Smart Fortwo electric drive. Q: The Smart ED has been around for awhile now right? A: The unique EV is currently on it’s 3rd generation. A 100 were tested in London in 2007, followed by 2000 of the 2nd generation sold between 2009-2012 in eighteen markets. Over 4000 of [Continue]

EV Panel Discussion with Bill Bye Chris Paine Chelsea Sexton

EV Panel Discussion with Bill Bye Chris Paine Chelsea Sexton

Video of an Electric Vehicle Panel Discussion featuring: Bill Nye, Chris Paine, and Chelsea Sexton at Plug In 2009 at the Long Beach Convention Center on August 11th, 2009. EV Panel Members at Plug In 2009     Bill Nye: (Science Guy) drives EVs (EV1, Toyota Prius and Mini-Cooper EV) Chris Paine: EV1, RAV4 EV, [Continue]

EVs About To Go Mainstream Video Presentation

EVs About To Go Mainstream Video Presentation

Craig Shields addresses the Electric Vehicle Summit, and offers his ideas as they apply to the adoption of EVs. This Webinar is titled “Predicting the Electric Vehicle Adoption Curve”. Many questions are entertained: What’s happening now in the EV industry and what’s going to happen later? When is everyone going to be [Continue]

Video Games Help Drive EVs from Fantasy to Reality

Video Games Help Drive EVs from Fantasy to Reality

New video games foretell the reign of the internal combustion engine will soon be over? The Gran Turismo 5 race car driving simulator game gives gamers their first taste of electrifying power. Computer video games are helping drive EVs from Fantasy to Reality especially for the next generation of drivers. Even the most diehard motorheads and [Continue]

NASA Study Cars Cause Climate Change

NASA Study Cars Cause Climate Change

Study led by Nadine Unger of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York City offers a better way to understand what’s changing the Earth’s climate by comparing and weighing in the climate impacts by different economic sectors such as: Power Generation, Agriculture, Aviation and Road Transportation. Motor [Continue]