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History of the Electric Car

By • Aug 10th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Electric cars have been around since the 1830s, but amidst all this excitement about bailout money, new clean diesel, hybrid and electric cars announcements, joint ventures and collaborations, and battery development progress, I though we’d take a brief look at the history of the electric car.



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.



CNN Test Drives a Mini E Electric Car – Missing the Point or Just Reflecting Public Views?

By • Mar 16th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Videos

CNN test drives the Mini E electric car, but many viewers may get the wrong message from it. Personally I think it’s accurate in showing public confusion and lack of knowledge about electric and hybrid cars.



Converting Fossil Fuel Energy to Battery Energy: Understanding Your Electric Car

By • Mar 9th, 2009 • Category: Battery Technology for Hybrid and Electric Cars

Batteries store energy and supply power. But in casual conversation both words are tossed around to mean just about the same thing. Here is a primer to help keep your powers and energies straight.



Awesome Mobility ReCharge: Fast Charging Solution for Electric Vehicles?

By • Feb 24th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Videos

This recharging system claims to have solved a major problem of consumer adoption of EVs by allowing trips beyond typical current EV range of about 150 miles. With fast charging, drivers merely have to pull in to recharging stations much like refueling your internal combustion-engined cars, charge up the batteries, pay for the charge, and continue on their trips.



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.



Plug-In-Ready Infrastructure May Be Chevrolet Volt’s Key to Success

By • Feb 3rd, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Car manufacturers are soon to bring to market electric and plug-in cars, and GM is doing the right thing for the Chevrolet Volt by working with stakeholders to build the right support infrastructure for the new electric car.



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.



Electric & Plug-in Cars Compendium Begins with Two New EVs

By • Jan 6th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

The single fact that car makers and in the case of BYD, a battery maker, are announcing they’ll make all-electric and plug-in cars is reason enough for EV fans to salivate.