Archive for May, 2010

05.23.2010 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
GM: EV, or Not To EV?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoH85zHD8Sk&feature=youtu.be Seems my blog post last week about GM planning an all-electric version of the Volt caused a bit of a stir. Not surprising, given the way this news came out. So let me recap how it happened, and you can decide for yourself whether you believe it or not.

05.20.2010 - by Marc Geller
Toyota and Tesla make a deal; NUMMI back in business

This is a big deal. Biggest EV news since Carlos Ghosn got religion. I just watched the press conference where Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda announced an agreement. Toyota’s investing in Tesla. Tesla’s buying the NUMMI factory. The Model S and subsequent vehicles will be made

05.20.2010 - by Marc Geller
Electric VW due in three years

VW has released some more information on its electric plans. Look for an e-Golf to be launched in 2013. 93 mile range from a 26.5 kWh lithium battery pack. Similar to the LEAF or RAV4-EV, the car weighs about 3400 pounds, a few hundred pounds heavier than the gas/diesel versions.

05.19.2010 - by Linda Nicholes
Mind if I Take Your Car’s Photo, Ma’am?

So what’s it like to consistently be upstaged by the car you drive — a radiant red beauty that often captures photographers’ lens, draws small crowds in supermarket parking lots and appraising looks on freeways? This particular car honestly seems to have as much personality as Christine in the movie

05.19.2010 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
A Volt Visit, and an EV Tease from GM

Plug In America leaders and guests drove the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid in San Francisco and got some cheery news from GM about an all-electric version that will follow 6 months after the Volt’s launch in late 2010. GM reps set up cones for a test-drive route in a parking

05.07.2010 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
E-Motorcycle Racers Vie for eGrand Prix Slot

For the first time on U.S. soil, electric motorcycle racers will compete in the first round of the international TTXGP eGrand Prix on May 14-16, 2010 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Don’t ask me what TTXGP stands for. Anybody know? It’s not apparent on the eGrand Prix website, but

05.04.2010 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
Let the Spill Inspire You To Action

What can be said about the BP oil spill that hasn’t already been said? Plenty — and you and I should be saying it. I’m inspired today by Plug In America co-founder Lisa Rosen, who wrote this in a letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times that begins: