Google enters into Electric Cars Industry?

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.”
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NASCAR puts power behind electric cars

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

Etiquette For Electric-Car Charging: Debates Heat Up Over Who Goes First

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 … <> ShareTweet

How Green Are Electric Cars?

  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.. <>   ShareTweet

World’s fastest Electric Car at Le Mans

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 … <> ShareTweet

Electric Sports Cars at Le Mans

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. <> See all stories on this topic: <> ShareTweet

The former head of GM electric cars now at Fisker

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

Retailers install free Electric Car chargers hoping will they come

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 charging trials begin in Europe.

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

Egg Shaped electric car “Eggasus” will sell for $5,000

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