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BYD Gets Electric Bus Gold In Washington State

Originally published on Gas2. By Steve Hanley Never heard of BYD? You’re not alone. The Chinese company is big in its home country but less well know elsewhere, especially in the United States. But Warren Buffett is a major stockholder and BYD has built more electric buses than any company in history. It also operates a […]

September 17th

Wireless EV Charging Highway Trial Coming To UK

Originally published on Gas2. By Steve Hanley Ask EV drivers what they don’t like about their electric car experience and the chances are most of them would say charging their vehicles away from home is their least favorite thing. Now, researchers in England are exploring the possibility of making wireless recharging available on some motorways, the […]

August 13th

50 Big Aspects Of The Evolving Electric Vehicle Market

Some good people at Urban Foresight, the International Energy Agency, the Electric Vehicles Initiative, and Clean Energy Ministerial have put together an “EV City Casebook” that I highly recommend checking out (it’s free). The focus of the casebook is a summary of “50 big ideas shaping the future of electric mobility.” We’ll be focusing on some (or many) […]

December 8th

EV Tech Expo Looks Like An Awesome Event

The upcoming Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo in Detroit, Michigan, looks like it will be an awesome event. It bills itself as “the premier showcase for electric and hybrid vehicle technology and innovation.” Notably, the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo is particularly focused on the manufacturing and engineering side of things. The website […]

April 13th

ECOmove — In-Wheel Electric Motor Company From Denmark

At the recent EVS27 symposium in Barcelona, I had the opportunity to speak with Mogens Løkke, the director of in-wheel electric motor company ECOmove. Although I have covered in-wheel electric motor company Protean a couple of times, this is the first time I heard about ECOmove. Mogens had a lot of interesting information to share […]

January 23rd

Protean & FAW-VW To Bring In-Wheel Electric Motor Tech To A 100% Electric Car

I covered in-wheel electric motor startup Protean back in October 2012. Naturally, it takes a while for a company to get rolling, but Protean recently announced some pretty big news. It has partnered with FAW-VOLKSWAGEN AUTOMOTIVE CO., LTD. “to develop an all new electric propulsion system that will include Protean Electric’s award-winning Protean Drive™ with intent […]

December 18th

Toyota Unveils ME.WE Concept EV (VIDEOS)

Toyota has just released its newest EV concept car — the ME.WE. The ME.WE is the innovative result of a partnership between Toyota European Design & Development (ED2) and creative designer Jean-Marie Massaud. The car embodies a visionary concept for a lighter and more affordable environmentally friendly car that marks a paradigm shift compared to traditional […]

April 27th

Renault Twin’Z — New All-Electric City Car Concept

The Twin’Z is the latest all-electric concept car from Renault and British designer Ross Lovegrove. The all-electric concept car is the fruit of their close collaboration and brings together two worlds — the world of furniture and that of the automobile. The Twin’Z was unveiled at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano, which is apparently the centerpiece of the […]

April 8th

In-Wheel Electric Drive

Electric vehicles are very different from gasoline-powered vehicles, as we all know. But one unique thing about electric cars that might not have crossed your mind is that the wheels of an EV could potentially receive their power directly from electric motors. Protean Electric, which has received tens of millions of dollars from Chinese and […]

October 8th