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Audi R8 e-Tron full electric is back on!

Cancelled Audi R8 e-Tron to be produced
Audi R8 e-Tron full electric super car

The cancelled Audi R8 e-Tron battery-powered supercar will be produced after a re-engineering programme has increased the model’s range from 134 miles to 279 miles. The revised model, based on the new-generation platform shared with the Lamborghini Huracan, will be built to order.

Nissan ZEOD RC - Le Mans 24 hour race car


Nissan ZEOD RC

Nissan ZEOD RC time-lapse video of the car build. The 2014 electric hybrid race car.

Rimac Concept One 1088 HP Electric Super Car


Rimac Concept One

Croatian Rimac has engineered a 1088 HP electric super car with outstanding range and astonishing recharge times. (read more...)

Incognito ultra-light 200 watt electric bike

Vivax-Assist

Vivax-Assist's record breaking 9.9Kg light weight invisible drive

Vivax-assist seeks to disguise its electric drive from public gaze. The concept became famous when Fabian Cancellara was accused, by way of a YouTube video, of using an invisible electric drive to help him win the gruelling Paris-Rubaix race.

New battery doubles range


New battery doubles range (read more)

Researchers at UOW's Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials have developed a new Germanium (Ge)-based material with 5 times more energy storage and the potential to go at least 2 times farther on a charge than current electric vehicles.

Detroit Electric's new SP:01


Detroit Electric's SP:01

Former Lotus CEO Albert Lam has been working away fro some time to bring the SP:01 to market in limited numbers. (read more)

Porsche introduces a plugin hybrid Panamera (read more)

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

Porsche's Panamera hybrid can now be fueled from an electric power point. The lastest incarnation features plugin hybrid technology, a beefed up electric motor with 70kw of power and a fossil fuel burner that produces 245kw. Maximum "parallel full hybrid" power output is 306kw.

Committee votes to ban e-bikes from bike paths
The City of Windsor is Canada has voted to ban e-bikes from the municipality's bike paths. (goto ourwindor.ca to read more...)

Fisker abandons electric propulsion (read more)

VL Destino powered by a ZR1 Corvette supercharged V8

In a bold move, CEO Bob Lutz has abandoned electric propulsion in a bid to change the company's fortunes.

New BMW i3 video from BMW (watch more...)

Renault to recall more than 6,000 electric cars (read more...)

PARIS: French automaker Renault said on Tuesday it was recalling three quarters of its Twizy electric cars sold in Europe to rectify potential problems with brake fluid leaks.

Renault Twizy


Twizy

Twin and Easy. Twizy (with a French Accent it works OK - In English it's Tweezy). Two seats and izzy to use. (read more...)

Fisker loses 338 Hybrid Electric Karma sedans in Super Storm Sandy

Fisker Automotive has lost 338 of its Karma Hybrid Electric sedans valued at some $30 million to Super Storm Sandy (read more...)

Audi's R8 eTron shelved

Wired Magazine has seen confirmation that the R8 e-Tron will never see buyers. (read more...)

Toyota's on again off again iQ

Toyota's Scion iQ EV will see the light of day

Toyota was just fooling. They are going to make the iQ available albeit on a very limited basis until the EV market settles. Initially the car will be aimed at car share schemes around universities and urban areas. (read more...)

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive

Highest powered production EV ever (read more...)

Mercedes-Benz has stunned the motoring world with a blue chrome SLS AMG Electric Drive coupe. Claimed to have a range of 250km and can reach 100km/h from a standing start in a mere 3.9 seconds.

smart fortwo ed for only $25K

smart fortwo ed (note: official capitalisation/capitalization)

The smart fortwo ed (official capitalisation) electric drive is aiming to be the most affordable EV in the US market for spring 2013.

Zero Motorcycles recalls two models

The US National Highway Transport Safety Administration has issue document 12V-455 outlining a recall campaign. The recall effects two of Zero's 2012 model range and says that the fault could cause death. (read more...)

Audi shows off A3 Electric in LA

German car maker Audi talks to America's ABC News Los Angelese about the coming A3 Electric. It's traction technology, dubbed E-Tron, can drive the vehicle for up to 145km. (read more...)

Hybrid Electric Car Conversion Kit

MTSU has four patents waiting down at the examiner's office on their in-wheel retrofitable electric traction motors. The battery and electronics fit in the boot (trunk)(read more...

Lit Motors C1 Hybrid with a twist


Lit Motors C1 gyro stabilized 320km range

Lit Motors' Danny Kim hopes to raise $US20 mil to get this guy into production. Initial units due out in 2013 are expected to kick off around $US19,000. (read more...)

Jaguar announces 250 of the C-X75 hybrid supercars are to be built


Jaguar's C-X75 320km/h hybrid supercar

Jaguar's collaboration with Williams F1 is to produce 250 examples of the C-X75 high tech supercar. F1 technologies such as KERS, underbody moveable airfoils and 0 to 100 in sub 3 seconds are among the key features. (read more...)

UK Government increases support for battery research

UK Government has pledged further support for the automotive industry yesterday by announcing the creation of a new ‘UK Energy Storage R&D Centre’ for the advancement of electric and hybrid vehicle batteries. (read more...)

Yamaha enters the e-Bike market with SyncDrive a hybrid power unit

Powered by Yamaha

The lastest revision of Giant Bicycle's Twist Freedom CS1 has done away with hub motors in favour of Yamaha's SyncDrive. (read more...)

AvtoVAZ EL LADA. From Russia with love!

The first batch of Russian built electric EL LADAs is slated for use as taxis in Stavropol. (read more...)

Volkswagen's XL1 concept


VolksWagen's XL1 concept

Volkswagen's PR department has been busy leaking "spy" shots of their XL1 experimental hybrid concept. (read more ...)

FIA creates Electric Championship

The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) has signed an agreement to launch an Electric Car Championship (read more...)

Fisker Karmer NHTSA recall details

The US NHTSA has issued recall details regarding Fisker's Karma electric car. (read more...)

Nissan Leaf Battery Issues reported

Reports are emerging from owners in Phenix Arizona of summer heat adversely effecting the Nissan Leaf electric car's battery and range. (read more...)