Is Your Electric Vehicle at Risk of Bricking? Know the Facts

The recent stories of the Tesla Roadster “bricking” will likely cause owners of other electric vehicles to worry. We’ve managed to track down and get a comment about the measures in place that can prevent other EVs from becoming damaged like the Tesla.

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Morgan Plus E Coming to 2012 Geneva Auto Show

British performance car maker Morgan will unveil an electric car called the Morgan Plus E at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show next month.

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Hiriko Citycar Folds To Fit In Tight Parking Spots

Parking spots in the city are often hard to find and they always come at a price. And sometimes those spots are so small, there’s no way you can fit your car into the space. Engineers at Hiriko Driving Mobility have come up with a solution – a car that folds up to fit into even the smallest gaps.

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Toyota 2000GT Solar EV Is A Retro Electric Vehicle [Video]

The Toyota 2000GT was a limited production, front-engine, rear-wheel drive two-seater that was developed by Toyota in collaboration with Yamaha. It first made its debut in 1965 at the Tokyo Motor Show and proved that Japanese automakers could indeed make formidable sports cars.

Nowadays, the 2000GT is considered one of the first seriously collectible Japanese cars, having sold at auction for as much as $375,000. But given its rich tradition and history, it’s hard to imagine that when the vehicle was first developed close to 50 years ago, that they’d imagine someone would convert it to an electric car.

The crazy car project took a 2000GT, pulled out its 2.0L inline-six powerplant and outfitted it with a 35-kWh lithium-ion battery along with a 161-hp electric motor. What is really awesome though is that the hood has been modified with large photovoltaic solar panels while the rear windscreen has received translucent solar cells. So yes, this is a solar-powered electric Toyota 2000GT classic.

They even put some new modern touches in the interior, adding a new battery gauge, bio-fiber carpets and a rear-view mirror that doubles as a digital information screen.

Check out a video of the Crazy Car Project after the break.

[Source: Green Motor UK]

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Electric Ford Mustang Under Development

True Mustang lovers could never dream of the iconic muscle car without a GT badge and a burly V8 engine. Sure the V6 might have over 300 hp, but, well… it’s not the V8. So imagine what the legions of die-hard ‘Stang fans would say if Ford rolled out an electric Mustang?

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Mitsubishi to Launch Eight Electric Vehicles by 2016, Including a Light Truck

Mitsubishi has achieved decent amounts of success with the i-MiEV electric car in its home land, and also in Europe, where this model is also sold badged as a Peugeot iOn.

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Electric Vehicle Sales Could Be Half Of Originally Expected Levels

Initial estimations for electric vehicle sales may have been a tad too optimistic, as a new report is coming out that EV sales may total half of what was originally expected by 2025.

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Amp Electric Vehicles Debut to SUV EV at Detroit Auto Show

Amp Electric Vehicles announced that they’ll be heading to the 2012 Detroit Auto Show with a new electric vehicle based on an iconic American SUV. What SUV Amp has electrified this time around is not known, but recently they debuted their Mercedes-Benz ML, so it might not be a far reach to anticipate a Jeep Grand Cherokee EV.

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NHTSA Denies Wrongdoing In Chevrolet Volt Fire

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is flatly denying any wrongdoing around the time it took to release data suggesting the Chevrolet Volt might catch fire.

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Wireless Charging On The Way For Nissan and Mercedes

If it seemed space-aged to charge your cellphone wirelessly a few years ago, what do you think of doing the same thing with your car?

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Smart For-Us Pickup Truck Concept Announced

If you were one of the unfortunate kids who never got a Power Wheels for your birthday, you might be in luck thanks to Smart.

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2012 Mitsubishi I Ranks Best In Fuel Economy

Behold, the new bar for fuel economy: 126 highway miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe). Which car is championing these figures? The Mitsubishi i electric vehicle.

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Nissan Leaf Drivers Average 37 Miles Per Day, Added Range Not Needed Says Product Boss

Has Nissan already cracked the range sweet spot of electric vehicles? According to Mark Perry, director of product planning and strategy for Nissan North America, Nissan Leaf drivers average a distance of 37 miles in a single day. Moreover, the average length of a single trip is a short seven miles. According to these findings, Nissan Leaf’s current 70-plus mile range is already more than necessary for day to day use and a long range EV isn’t necessary says Perry.

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First UK Fisker Karma Sells At Charity Auction For 140,000

For the honor of owning the very first Fisker Karma available in the UK, one lucky bidder paid £140,000 (that’s US$220,680). And yes, while you may think it’s an excessive price, you’ll be happy to hear that the money went to charity.

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Lotus Ethos City Car To Arrive In 2013 With $45,000 Price Tag

Following in the footsteps of the Aston Martin Cygnet, Lotus will introduce their own City Car, apparently dubbed the Ethos, in late 2013.

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