February 6, 2016

Electric Vehicles Renewable Energy and Storage News

Look Ma, no dirty oil engine!  The Ginetta G50 electric prototype.

  • Reva Wants To REVive.  An interesting new feature Reva wants to add to its new electric vehicles, EV is to be able to recharge via an instant remote recharge system called REVive, according to Earth2Tech.  It would basically be a phone application that would let drivers manage charging and maximize efficiency.
  • Fisker Karma Thrift Consumption.  The Fisker Karma will be getting 67.6mpg, or 3.5 liters for every 100 kilometers, according to GreenTechMedia.  How?  According to calculations developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers, if there are 3.785 liters per gallon, the Karma will get 100 kilometers per 0.925 gallons of gas, or 108.1 kilometers per gallon, which makes it about 67.6 miles per gallon.  No idea yet if it includes a fully charged battery pack.
  • 50% US Says Yes To Hybrid.  Good news for hybrid makers with this Pike Research survey that shows about 48% of American consumers would be extremely or very interested in buying a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, PHEV, according to CNET.  10% said they were not very interested, while only 8% they had no interest at all.
  • Drive 100 Miles For $1? It is possible but only if you have an electric vehicle, EV.  How?  TreeHugger does an excellent job at explaining why it cheaper to drive and operate an EV than a gas car.  If we all knew this, it is a worthwhile read.

That’s it for now.  Stay tuned for more.

Hybrid , Plug-in Hybrid