This story about the BMW i8 convertible was first published by CleanTechnica At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW took the wraps off the newest entry into its sustainability stable, the BMW i8 Roadster, which features a folding electric convertible top and improved performance. The new i8 Roadster is a 2-seat convertible that comes to market with a new and improved … [Read more...] about BMW i8 Drops Its Top In Los Angeles
First published by CleanTechnica Reprinted with permission. The India-based auto manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra is now working towards the release of electric vehicle models in the US — possibly under the Italian design house label Pininfarina and/or the Korean utility vehicle label Ssangyong Motor Co — following the opening of a new North American hea … [Read more...] about Mahindra Eyeing US EV Market. Could Use Pininfarina Or Ssangyong Branding
News about plug-in hybrids coming to market soon was everywhere last week. Honda, Volvo, Lync & C0, and General Motors all had something to say on the subject. Some of the announcements were bold; some were partially hidden. Honda kicked things off by releasing final pricing details about the plug-in hybrid version of its multi-faceted Clarity sedan. Meet The Clarity … [Read more...] about The Plug-In Hybrids Are Coming! The Plug-In Hybrids Are Coming!
The new-for 2017 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid represents the first mainstream attempt to bring hybrid technology to the North American minivan market. Part of what makes the trend-setting minivan so unique is its innovative Si-EVT Hybrid yransmission. All those letters in the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid tranny nomenclature stand for Single-input (Si) Electronically Variable Transaxle … [Read more...] about Deep Dive: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Transaxle (w/ Video)
Here's a conundrum for you to consider. Auto industry engineers say the computers needed to make autonomous cars possible use so much electrical power, they actually decrease overall efficiency and limit how far an electric car can go on a single battery charge. We don't think of the power to run computers all that often. It all happens in the background. Out of sight, … [Read more...] about Power To Run Computers For Autonomous Cars Lowers Range
This article about the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was first published by CleanTechica All electric range: 33 miles MPGe: 84 MPGe with battery, 32 MPG in conventional hybrid mode Onboard Charger: J1772 capable of Level 2 charging @ 6.6 kW Electric Motor Power: 2 electric motors @ 114 hp and 84 hp Electric Motor Torque: 2 electric motors @ 231 lb-ft and 92 … [Read more...] about Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid May Be The Perfect Minivan
This story about electric cars from Renault was first published by CleanTechnica As part of its newly unveiled “Drive The Future 2017–2022” plans, Groupe Renault is aiming to bring 8 all electric vehicle models and 12 electrified vehicle models to market by 2022, according to a new press release. Accompanying the plans regarding plug-in electric vehicles and hybrids, the … [Read more...] about Eight Electric Cars, More Plug-ins From Renault By 2022
A report by British company The Miles Consultancy contains shocking news. People who drive plug-in hybrid cars need to plug the damn things in every once in a while in order to get the benefits offered by plug-in hybrid cars. TMC makes its living by providing fleet managers with detailed statistics about the total number of miles driven and average fuel economy -- the sort of … [Read more...] about Shocking News! Plug-in Hybrid Cars Need To Be Plugged In!
This story about the Alt Car Expo for EV automobiles was first published on CleanTechnica The Santa Monica Alt Car Expo is consistently packed to the brim with useful people and experiences, which makes it one of the best events at promoting EV culture, including plug-in and alternative fuel vehicles. Year after year, I look forward to attending to not only see and drive the … [Read more...] about Alt Car Expo Introduces SoCal Residents To EV Culture
This story about Jaguar was first published on CleanTechnica Jaguar Land Rover is the latest well known auto manufacturer to admit that the future of automobiles is electric. Like Volvo announced a couple of months ago, Jaguar Land Rover’s plan is to not produce a single vehicle without an electric motor and battery from 2020 onward, according to The Guardian. (Edit … [Read more...] about All Jaguar Models Will Have An Electric Motor By 2020