Late in June, a converted Le Mans prototype built by Drayson Racing set an FIA World Land Speed Record for an electric car. The sub-1,000kg (2,204lbs) electric racer reached a speed of 204.185 mph, but that was not the only development from the land-speed record run. A spectator of this demonstration was former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, who confirmed that the search engine giant is investing heavily in research and development in the electric car industry.
According to an Autocar report, Schmidt says that he envisions the electric car being mainstream in 20 years, and that we are experiencing the beginnings of a new industry.
“History has proven that new technology thrives best in new companies,” said Schmidt. “The technology itself is simple, and the application of it is advancing quickly.”
Thanks to a Pennsylvania-based company called Eaton, eight newly installed electric-vehicle charging stations were unveiled Monday in the parking lot of the International Motorsports Center, Daytona Beach, Florida. The EV charging stations are part of a new multi-year partnership with Eaton Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company and global leader in EV infrastructure. Eaton will serve … Continue reading
Green Car Reports Pull up to an occupied gas pump, and chances are you’ll have to wait five minutes max for the car in front to vacate the spot. Arrive at an occupied electric car charging space and you may be in for quite some wait–and debate on who should get … <http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1085117_etiquette-for-electric-car-charging-debates-heat-up-over-who-goes-first> ShareTweet
It’s All About the ‘Juice’ EV World Lindsay Wilson debunks the oft-repeated claim that ‘electric cars are no greener’ than gasoline models. It’s time to bust this thing wide open. ‘Electric cars aren’t green’ is a great bit of counter-intuitive headline bait, but it’s bad maths.. <http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=30589> ShareTweet
Nissan electrifies next Le Mans with world’s fastest electric racing car Electric cars have yet to become mainstream but in the world of speedy cars and circuits, Nissan is set to change the game with its new ZEOD RC, the fastest electric racing car that clocks in 300 kilometres per hour. Unveiled at Le Mans, France, the … <http://www.eco-business.com/news/nissan-electrifies-next-le-mans-worlds-fastest-electric-racing-car/> eco-business.com ShareTweet
24 Hours of Le Mans paves the way for electric sports cars This weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, the premier endurance racing event in the world paves the way for electric sports cars. <http://www.examiner.com/article/24-hours-of-le-mans-paves-the-way-for-electric-sports-cars> See all stories on this topic: <http://news.google.com/news/story?ncl=http://www.examiner.com/article/24-hours-of-le-mans-paves-the-way-for-electric-sports-cars&hl=en&geo=us> ShareTweet
Tony Posawatz, Previous head at GM of Electric Cars now CEO The former head of electric cars at General Motors, Tony Posawatz, has been named CEO of luxury hybrid car maker Fisker Automotive. Posawatz spent more than 30 years at GM, where he led global electric cars development. He was the first person named to the … Continue reading
IKEA, Kohls, Cracker Barrel, and Fred Meyer hoping to attract affluent electric cars owners. Recent research of electric car owners report that people who own electric cars spend significantly more time in stores than typical customers and are more affluent buyers. Of course this is in part due to the amount of time it takes … Continue reading
Electric Car News from Europe Qualcomm announced a WEVC [wireless electric vehicle charging] technology trial in London to commence in 2012 that is supported by a cross section of stakeholders ranging from government departments and agencies to commercial and private sector enterprises. The objectives of the electric car trials are to evaluate the commercial viability of … Continue reading
Wellington, July 29 (ANI): A team of designers from San Diego have created a car shaped like an egg, which will help people get around in over-crowded mega-cities. The Eggasus is an electric-powered, fully-enclosed single-person car that can travel at up to 40kmh. It is based on an electrically-operated three-wheel trike, and when … Continue reading