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Testing of Nano Lithium Batteries as high as 99% Successful Claimed by EcoloCap

Posted on March 31, 2010 in Green News | No Comments
Testing of Nano Lithium Batteries as high as 99% Successful Claimed by EcoloCap It has been recently announced by a company known by the name of EcoloCap Solutions Inc. that the results for preliminary testing have been received on the tests that were independently performed on the Nano Lithium Battery by a well-known scientific and engineering consulting firm that is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The helpful information that was obtained through the initial tests that were performed have proven that the advanced technology provided by EcoloCap can help a great deal in filling a huge void for high power batteries within the market today. In the batteries that are produced by EcoloCap, they contain a powdered Li in very low levels, which gives them the ability to provide a variety of different types of lithium cell batteries at a much lower cost when it is compared to  [...]

Mercedes-Benz Plans to go All-Hybrid with S-Class Models

Posted on March 31, 2010 in Mercedes Benz | 1 Comment
Mercedes-Benz Plans to go All-Hybrid with S-Class Models It has been learned through information on Mercedes-Benz that the popular manufacturing company has plans for their S-Class next generation vehicles to be all-hybrid. However, this does not include the AMG models. It looks like by the time the year 2012 rolls around; the S-Class that features gas-only will be the company’s arm exclusive preserve. When it comes to the United States, there has been no talk as of yet that the German manufacturer plans to provide both hybrid and regular versions of the same model.   [...]

Will Toyota Increase or Decrease the Production of the Prius?

Posted on March 30, 2010 in Toyota | No Comments
Will Toyota Increase or Decrease the Production of the Prius? After numerous vehicles have been recalled there have been reports that are very contradictory to one another about the continued production, or the lack thereof, of Toyota’s Prius. So, which is it? Will Toyota boost the production of this popular vehicle, or will production slow down? While one source claims that plans for production will increase, another source has claims that production is going to decrease. There have been claims made by Reuters that Toyota’s production of the vehicle the Prius is going to drop by as much as ten percent at two of the company’s plants that are located in Japan. This will mean a decrease from 50,000 units released each month, down to 45,000 units each month. At this time, each of the plants are working at full production of the vehicle.   [...]

Production of Electric Vehicles Possibly Coming to Shenzhen

Posted on March 30, 2010 in Electric Vehicle | No Comments
Production of Electric Vehicles Possibly Coming to Shenzhen The consumers of China may soon have the chance to set their sights on a new electric vehicle (EV) that is to be produced by BYD, which is a maker of automobiles and batteries, and Daimler, a company that is well known as being a German automobile giant. Although there are no details as of yet concerning a timeline when the construction will begin of the R&D center, in a southern city of China known as Shenzhen, there has however been a substantial amount of support on the part of the Shenzhen government.   [...]

The Future of Aptera to be discussed at Press Conference Next Month

Posted on March 29, 2010 in Green Cars | No Comments
The Future of Aptera to be discussed at Press Conference Next Month In November of 2009 several employees and ‘higher-ups’ in the company were given an extended time of leave. Issues with finances is what created this lay-off, along with more than a year delay in the release of the Aptera 2e three-wheeler. Touch-ups that were made during the prototype stage also caused an even further delay of release. However, now it looks as if things are beginning to move forward with the company. The press conference being held will reveal up-coming plans for the future of the company. Production updates will be discussed, as well as an introduction to the 2e that has undergone some changes and is now ready for production. A few of the changes that have been made to the 2e include beneficial improvements to the aerodynamics, roll-down windows and doors that  [...]

Investor Saves Heuliez Allowing Reservations to be Taken on the Mia

Posted on March 29, 2010 in Green News | No Comments
Investor Saves Heuliez Allowing Reservations to be Taken on the Mia The unknown future has been a bit shaky to say the least for the French contract automaker known as Heuliez, over the past year. However, the bump in the road is beginning to become much smoother for the company. This is because there has been an investment agreement made with the company from ‘Brightwell’. This agreement will put Heuliez back into the playing field and in the position to receive as much as $41.29 million. The 90 year old company has high hopes that this agreement will put them on the right track so that they can continue renewal of production plans, which included adding David Wilkie and Murat Günak from Mindset as its newest talent involved in launching the new Mia. If it seems to look familiar to you, it is because it used to be known as the 3+1 Friendly. After undergoing  [...]

Teaser Sketches of Valentin Technologies Gives a Sneak Peek of 170MPG IngoCar

Posted on March 26, 2010 in Green News | No Comments
Teaser Sketches of Valentin Technologies Gives a Sneak Peek of 170MPG IngoCar Valentin Technologies gave the public their first sneak peek of the IngoCar they are producing on March 1st in Elm Grove, Michigan, and it has been said that the 4-door 5-seat vehicle has innovation overflowing. Ingo Valentin, the company’s founder made the comment saying “Finally outstanding performance and extremely high mileage are combined in a mid-size passenger car.” The IngoCar boasts as much as a whopping 170 miles per gallon that is achieved through the use of a hydraulic-fluid drive that is revolutionary. Just as exciting, is the fact that it can run at 60mph in as little as 4 seconds. The way this system works so efficiently is the accumulator receives fluid by the use of a small gasoline engine. Then, shiftless acceleration is achieved from the hydraulic  [...]

Polaris Ranger EV – The Leader in Mid-Size Side-by-Sides

Posted on March 26, 2010 in Electric Vehicle | No Comments
Polaris Ranger EV – The Leader in Mid-Size Side-by-Sides The 2010 Polaris Ranger EV All Terrain Vehicle that is becoming increasingly popular among numerous consumers. It also makes the sport of hunting much more fun and exciting for avid hunters, as the motor of this vehicle purrs at a mild whisper. Sure there are other types of electric ATV that individuals can select from, but the Ranger provides such power, speed, and an impressive range that makes it a favorite among many. The Ranger features a 48-volt electric motor that gives as much as 30-horsepower and it allows you to travel as far as 50 miles before you will need to recharge, at a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour. Re-charging is simple, as the system plugs into regular household currents. So, when you are out and about on the trails you do not have to worry about having special  [...]

“Anticipating the Future” Will be the Debut of the Atomik 500

Posted on March 25, 2010 in Electric Vehicle | No Comments
“Anticipating the Future” Will be the Debut of the Atomik 500 Fiat/Chrysler has still give no word on their plans of producing an electric version to the market of their famous 500, another manufacturer seems to be taking over to ensure consumers will be able to feast their eyes on a much meaner and cleaner vehicle. Atomik Cars is a manufacturer that has taken the steps to ‘soup up’ this popular vehicle and add a ‘little extra’ technology of their own. At the 2010 Top Marques Monaco that will be held in April, this new company will be delighting consumers with their powerful wonder. It looks as if they may have succeeded in creating a zero emission automobile that also provides the driver with the performance of a supercar that is featured in the package of a city car.   [...]

Is the RV Capital of the World Switching to Electric Vehicles?

Posted on March 25, 2010 in Electric Vehicle | No Comments
Is the RV Capital of the World Switching to Electric Vehicles? There are many people that may find it very hard to imagine the consumers of Elkhart, Indiana trading in the comforts of their recreational vehicles, for the benefits that are provided while driving an electric vehicle (EV). In the beginning of this year, there was an announcement that was made by ‘Think’ that they plan to begin building electric vehicles in the area of Elkhart, IN. EV supporters realize that there is a bigger picture that is involved with the announcement made by ‘Think’ that involves a variety of different automobile manufacturers. A few of these manufacturers would include Fisker that is located in Delaware, Coda and Tesla that are located in California, and Ford and General Motor that produce plug-in automobiles.   [...]
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