Tag: plug-in

Pre-Production Chevy Volt Test Drive

This is a neat video of a pre-production Volt in action. You actually get a first-hand perspective of what it is like to ride in this range extended plug-in electric vehicle. The car is basically complete, with a working LCD screen in the dash. The passengers note that the car does have a good amount

Autobloggreen Covers Nissan Leaf

Source: Autobloggreen.com 2010 Nissan Leaf electric car: In person, in depth — and U.S. bound by Chris Paukert (RSS feed) on Aug 1st 2009 at 10:30PM 2010 Nissan Leaf EV – Click above for hi-res gallery It would be easy to paint Nissan as late to the burgeoning U.S. green party, as the company essentially

Update on Velozzi

Most people are aware that Velozzi is a promising participant in the Progressive Automotive X Prize. The team intends to enter two vehicles, the Velozzi and the Velozzi X1.  Both will be plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that can use multiple fuels such as ethanol, bio-diesel, and traditional gasoline. The Velozzi is pictured above, but  the

Project Get Ready

Here is a novel, albeit vague, idea.  Project Get Ready is a community organizer, so to speak, helping reach President’s Obama’s goal of 1 million plug-in cars by 2015.  Community members in Portland, Oregon; Indianapolis, Indiana (my state); and Raleigh, North Carolina have already agreed to work with Rocky Mountain Institute’s Project Get Ready.  Basically,

A123 Systems Applying for Government Loans

From Autobloggreen today: A123 Systems announced today that it has applied for $1.84 billion in loans from the Department of Energy to help contribute to the $2.3 billion required to pay for the construction of battery plants in the United States. In what should be good news for Michigan, the first of the facilities A123