…thanks Yogi Berra for the gift of a headline for this post. The featured image, captured from Street View, shows one of the UK’s dwindling number of original car dealership operating models – where purchase, service and everyday running are all available under one canopy. Here’s another, and they usually sport a small market town […]
Google Auto was formed as a limited liability company in late 2011. Who knew? Not me at least, as the information came to light through an FOI request by the Guardian. Working in partnership with Roush, it might be that the smarts for bringing the tech-sector’s take on the (perhaps very specific type of) car […]
Range anxiety: the thorn in the side of electric vehicles and their proponents. Since entering the lexicon, this frustrating phrase has stubbornly remained there. Yes, EVs can meet the needs of many drivers, most of the time. But that’s a major obstacle to purchase if the ‘other times’ cause major inconvenience. It’s long been reckoned […]
A notable feature of this year’s Geneva Motor Show was the proliferation of powertrain options. Plug-in petrol-electric hybrids, diesel-electric hybrids and plug-in diesel-electric hybrids joined ‘pure’ electric vehicles, cleaner diesels and the broadest-ever range of turbocharged petrol engines. Some manufacturers have even revised their naming conventions to reflect the abundance of engine and transmission types. […]
“Fulton Innovation displayed its eCoupled charging device that was able to wirelessly power a Tesla Roadster electric car. The vehicle’s underbody was fitted with an adapter and once the car is parked over an eCoupled-enabled induction pad, the device starts to wirelessly charge it, with a smartphone app monitoring its charging status.” This is great […]
EV’s and hybrids have moved to the forefront of the alternative energy movement, and may possibly become the future of everyday transportation. ECOtality recently unveiled Blink, a new line of electric vehicle chargers designed by frog that is creating a new icon for the rapidly growing EV market.
Toyota wants to take energy monitoring a step further with the Smart Center, a system that links homes, vehicles, utilities, and users into an all-in-one energy management hub. Toyota’s All-In-One Energy Hub For Home And Car | Fast Company. But only in Japan. For now…
One for the record on our understanding of the future of motive power… How Big Oil will stop my children from driving electric cars | Sam Arie | Environment | guardian.co.uk.