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General Motors India and REVA Form Partnership to Transform Electric Car Market

By • Oct 2nd, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

General Motors India and Reva Electric Car Company (REVA) have entered into a collaboration agreement to develop electric vehicles for the Indian market. This partnership will bring together two companies to develop car platforms, electric vehicle technology and advanced control systems. Through this partnership, REVA will also leverage GM’s large distribution network in India to market and sell REVA’s next generation vehicles.



Nissan All-Electric Car Goes to Market in U.S. and Japan in 2010 on New Vehicle Platform

By • Jul 31st, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Nissan previewed its dedicated EV platform which is comprised of a highly rigid body, high-performance motor, compact lithium-ion battery with high power output and energy capacity, delivering outstanding driving performance and safety, while offering a quiet and peaceful driving experience.



Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG with Electric Drive – 0 to 62 mph in 4 Seconds

By • Jul 18th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Mercedes-benz

The Mercedes-Benz SLS is not for everyone, but it never fails to turn heads. Add the AMG badge and you know it’s built for performance. Now MB is giving it full electric drive. Powerful and locally emission-free.



New Hybrid and Electric Car Choices Can Fail the Car Industry

By • Feb 15th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

In the current state of development of the low/no emission and high miles-per-gallon (mpg) automobile industry, however, more technology and choices can cause adverse effects and reaction. Too many, and changing, choices together with new, unfamiliar technologies can create confusion.



Mitsubishi Motors Prototype i MiEV Concept at 2009 Geneva Show

By • Feb 12th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Mitsubishi to showcase the Prototype i MiEV show car at Geneva 2009 to gauge public reaction to its continuing effort on the electric vehicle development front. MiEV stands for Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle, and it looks like Mitsubishi is on its way to bring out to market one of the first electric vehicles.



Tesla to Go for “Brownfield” Instead for Tesla Model S Sedan

By • Feb 1st, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Tesla scrubbed its plan to build a facility in Silicon Valley to build its upcoming electric car called Tesla Model S in favor of a brownfield site.



Gas to Electric Vehicle Conversion in Six Days at South Seattle Community College

By • Jan 27th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars, Clean Cars in Education

The six-day workshop guides students through the complete process of converting a vehicle from a gasoline engine to electric power, capable of highway speeds, with a 30-60 mile range on one charge.



Advanced Car Batteries Industry Still Wide Open?

By • Jan 18th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

Advanced batteries technology development and manufacturing are all risky bets. According to Ford executive chairman William C. Ford Jr., “There are no guarantees that consumers — for all their stated concerns about global warming, dependence on foreign oil and unpredictable gas prices — will buy enough of them.” Who’s going to lead the advanced batteries industry for hybrid and electric cars?



What a Sad Sight: Electric Car Charging Station at my Local Costco Warehouse.

By • Dec 2nd, 2008 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

I ran into a really sad sight on my recent trip to the local Costco Warehouse. It forced me to think a little bit more than usual. It’s not the first time I noticed this. I’ve seen it many times before. But it wasn’t until yesterday that it dawned on me with a huge mega-watt light bulb. I wonder who else noticed it. Maybe everyone is immune to it.