Monthly archive - June 2012

Around the World in 80 Days, in a Tesla

Around the World in 80 Days, in a Tesla

By Recargo James

Rafael de Mestre started out with a simple idea: to become the first person to circumnavigate the earth in an electric vehicle. A Spanish-born German resident, Rafael would start and end his trip in Barcelona, Spain, sometime in 2013, passing through Europe, the United States, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Romania, and then back through Europe to complete the journey. The idea was simple, but execution of the idea is not.

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Toyota and BMW Partner To Develop New Sports Car, Electric Cars, Fuel Cells, Lightweight Tech

Toyota and BMW Partner To Develop New Sports Car, Electric Cars, Fuel Cells, Lightweight Tech

By: Jake Holmes

BMW and Toyota announced today that they had signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two automakers expand their research and development partnership. In March, Toyota and BMW agreed to work together on lithium-ion battery development, and in late 2011 the pair inked a deal to share diesel engines for the European market.

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You Might Already Own Your Next Electric Car

You Might Already Own Your Next Electric Car

If you want the gasless benefits of an electric car, but aren’t ready to part with your current ride, there may be a solution: A new kit that lets you upgrade your gas guzzler to an electric beauty, all by yourself.

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Hyundai Motor Group to Launch Third All-Electric Car in 2014

Hyundai Motor Group to Launch Third All-Electric Car in 2014

Hyundai Motor Group, the world’s fifth-largest car maker, plans to launch its third all-electric car in the South Korean market in 2014 based on affiliate Kia Motors Corp.’s (000270.SE) Soul sports-utility vehicle in an effort to accelerate ahead of its domestic rivals in the segment.

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