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‘Top EV World News’ Articles

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Electric Aircraft Safer Than Fossil Fuel Powered Aircraft?

Electric Aircraft Safer Than Fossil Fuel Powered Aircraft?

EVs are logically safer modes of travel near areas of volcanic ash encounters. Potential aviation danger due to budget cuts have reduced monitoring of Alaska’s 52 active volcanoes, increasing the threat of airborne ash encounters with aircraft. Electric aircraft such as Solar Impulse and the E-Fan from Airbus do not have air-breathing [Continue]

Nemesis Breaks UK EV Land Speed Record

Nemesis Breaks UK EV Land Speed Record

An all-electric car called The Nemesis, which was an EV conversion of a used Lotus Exige purchased from Ebay, can go from 0 to 100 MPH in 8.5 seconds. The UK electric super car was built by founder of Ecotricity Dale Vince with his own money to prove the point that electric cars are anything [Continue]

Australian Petrol Prices Hit 3 Year High

Australian Petrol Prices Hit 3 Year High

According to RACQ (Royal Auto Club Queensland) as of October 6th 2011 65% of service stations were selling unleaded fuel a $5.65 USD per gallon or $1.53 AUD per litre or more. Niki Kormendy spokeswoman for RACQ says “price cycles are irregular and it is hard to say when prices will fall and that the [Continue]

Solar Powered Yacht Regularly Breaks World Records

Solar Powered Yacht Regularly Breaks World Records

PlanetSolar’s Turanor makes a habit of breaking world records and continues to do so by adding to longest distance ever covered by a solar electric vehicle. The yacht is the world’s largest solar powered fully electric boat and has already completed more than 3/4 of the planned trans-global trek that started in Monaco in September [Continue]

German Electric Car Range Record 280 Miles Per Charge

German Electric Car Range Record 280 Miles Per Charge

DBM Energy, says their new Kolibri battery lithium-polymer technology is lighter and more efficient than lithium-ion batteries. The company has put them in an electric Audi A2 for demonstration purposes and has been able to power a typical family car 280 miles (455km) on a single charge. Previously DBM Energy drove a different version – [Continue]

Chevy Volt Comes to Canada

Chevy Volt Comes to Canada

GM Canada is now taking orders for the Chevy Volt. Customers in seven major markets that place their orders now can expect delivery in the third quarter of this year. Sales for all of Canada a scheduled to start a year within a year. The Chevy Volt will be making their Canadian debut in: Ottawa-Gatineau, [Continue]

Gasoline Prices Compared by Country

Gasoline Prices Compared by Country

The actual price of fuel paid at the pump for American consumers is actually hidden. As all US taxpayers (if they drive or not) continue to pay additional funds in the way of multiple subsidies to oil companies. To make a more true comparison with other countries these hidden costs would have to be added, [Continue]

Better Days are Coming for Aussie EV Drivers

Better Days are Coming for Aussie EV Drivers

National Australian average unleaded and diesel fuel prices hit a 30 month high right before the long Easter-Anzac day holidays. Easter drivers are being held hostage and are subject to unified oligopoly upward pricing moves (aka price gouging) when petrol stations historically increase petrol prices before scheduled national holidays to make [Continue]

More Hybrid Car Rentals Offered

More Hybrid Car Rentals Offered

Oribitz has an search option that allows for a green car rental and they are available in the following states: Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, or Washington. Hybrid cars are rented through Alamo, Avis, Budget, Fox, Hertz and National. Hybrid Honda Insight is now available from Fox Rent A Car Enterprise Rent A Car has the [Continue]

Record High Auto Fuel Prices in London and Scotland Deja vu

Record High Auto Fuel Prices in London and Scotland Deja vu

The fuel price at the pumps for unleaded fuel in London have hit an average of $7.18 a gallon (122.14 pence a litre) for gas and in Scotland diesel fuel is currently retailing for $7.17 a gallon (122.7 pence a litre). The Automobile Association there says that drivers are paying a 12.5% increase over the [Continue]