Archives for June 2014

Toyota Begin Hydrogen Fuel Cell Production

Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will go into production ahead of schedule, with production planned for mid-December 2014. Sales will also begin “by the end of the year” reports the Japan Times ahead of Toyota’s original on-sale date some time in 2015, when and if it reaches these shores is not known. No reason has […]

Tesla Could Revolutionise Global EV Production

Last week, while speaking at the company’s first-quarter shareholders’ meeting, the head of Tesla Motors-Elon Musk, expressed frustration at the other automakers for moving so slowly into EVs, and hinted that he’s thinking about offering them a helping hand. “I’m contemplating doing something fairly significant on that front, which would be kind of controversial with […]

Can Too Much Fast Charging Damage Your EV Battery??

  Some electric car makers, notably Nissan with its Leaf, make recommendations that owners don’t charge too frequently using quick-charging stations. The belief is that the chemical processes involved in rapidly charging a battery can lead it to degrade faster than regular charges, reducing the longterm range and preformance of the battery. But is that […]

Nissan Developing Plug-In Hybrids

Plug-in hybrids are being introduced by most major carmakers and will be available over the next couple of years. While the number of high-volume battery-electric vehicles today can be counted on one hand–BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S–virtually every global automaker now has plug-in hybrids planned for launch between 2015 and 2020.  Nissan was the latest manufacturer to […]