A lot of people claim that large automakers can compete with Tesla whenever they want, whenever they feel like it’s time to go electric. I don’t buy that — for reasons explained here, there, here, and everywhere. But if you assume that automakers can turn on a dime and can all of a sudden roll alongside Tesla in the electric car world, then […]
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Although we are far from the millions of plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and fully electric vehicles (EV) needed to slow the pace of climate change, the 3 million mark of sold PHEVs and EVs has been reached globally. Of course, this just refers to cars (including SUVs), not electric bikes or buses. By Nicolas Zart Over […]
We reported a few days ago on the news that US House Republicans introduced a proposal to scrap the federal plug-in electric vehicle tax credit — which currently provides a tax credit of up to $7,500 to plug-in electric vehicle buyers in the US (with the credit varying based on battery pack size). Since then, it’s been reported that […]
NYPD’s Blue just got a little greener by adding 40 new Nissan Altima Hybrids to their fleet of patrol cars. Of the forty cars, 18 of them are marked and 22 are unmarked. And while they cost the city $25,391 per vehicle, they get double the gas mileage compared to the current fleet.
After Tata Nano, another Indian automaker Bajaj is on schedule to launch the ‘world’s most efficient petrol fueled car’ in 2011.