Electric Vehicles Coming Into Focus

While the world tackles with a global financial crisis and politicians hastens to keep relevancy, the electric vehicle, EV in all its aspects from hybrids, HEV to plug-in hybrids, PHEV are going forward.  News of the infrastructure to allow for EVs is also underway with grids updating and recharging stations pop up here and there.

  1. Better Place Riding On The Electric Wave.  Shai Agassi’s Better Place project to install and infrastructure of recharge electric stations for EVs is still picking up steam with press coverage, this time form the International Herald Tribune.
  2. Honda Insight, Part Deux.  According to the Star Telegram, Honda tries to cash in on the fact that it was the first one to introduce an HEV with it’s original Insight in the late 90s and today’s Insight might look like a Prius, it won’t be priced as such.
  3. More Federal Loans For Car Maker.  This time for an unlikely candidate, Nissan.  Before you gasp, Bloomberg reminds us that the loans will come from a 2007 budget from the Energy Department that calls for tougher fuel-efficiency rules for any manufacturer, as long as the money is used to make autos at U.S. factories that produce cars with at least 25 percent better fuel economy. Win-win?  And JournalLive reports that Nissan is in talks with different groups to produce an EV.
  4. NEV Maker Looks To Manufacturing Plant.  It’s always good to hear companies as with BG Automotive Group considering manufacturing plants for their C100, NEV that can travel up to 120 miles on a charge and 35-45 mph, according to Boston.
  5. eBox Returns The Love.  One of our favorite EV, AC Propulsion‘s eBox has been tested and its technology, V2G is making headway pushing back electricity in the grid and acting as a smart sub-station, according to NWANews.
  6. The Future Of Cars.  If the close future of cars is electric, what will be the next one?  Photons?  How about tapping into the earth’s natural resonance field or how about extracting the incredible power stored in space?  According to WooHooReport, the Zero Point Field could fuel everything and anything for nothing.  Ah, the stuff dreams are made of.  Of course, Star Trek has proven to have a good glimpse of the future before. Why not?

That’s it for no.  Stay tune for more.