By Nick Chambers ·
January 06, 2011

Ford Unveils MyFord Mobile App to Remotely Monitor and Control Plug-in Cars

Ahead of the company's official unveil of the Focus Electric at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas tomorrow, Ford has unveiled the MyFord Mobile app. The new app will allow future owners of the Focus Electric—and all future Ford Plug-ins—to remotely monitor such things as battery status, estimated range remaining, and charging progress as well as control grid-powered pre-heating/cooling and set charging schedules.

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By Nick Chambers ·
January 06, 2011

Coda Automotive Raises Additional $76 Million, Can Breathe a Bit Easier

Coda has raised $76 million in private investment from multiple sources including Harbinger Capital Partners and Riverstone Holdings, as well as more investment from Interim CEO Steven "Mac" Heller, AERIS Capital and Angeleno Group. The series D round of funding certainly lifts some pressure on the startup electric car company.

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By Nick Chambers ·
January 06, 2011

Video: Tesla Model S "Alpha" Prototype Previewed; Coming to Detroit

Tesla has come out today with a series of three videos highlighting various innovative aspects of the Model S "alpha" that we brought you rumors of yesterday. Plus, according to reports Tesla has three alphas built and will be showing one off at the Detroit Auto Show next week.

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By Nick Chambers ·
January 05, 2011

New Nissan LEAF Owners Eke Out 111 Miles at 55 MPH on Way Back From Dealer

Two new Nissan LEAF owners decided they wanted to drive their LEAFs back from the dealer after taking delivery—only they both lived 111 miles away! Both are employees of San Diego Gas & Electric and took up the challenge after being prodded on by fellow electric car supporters.

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By Nick Chambers ·
January 05, 2011

Tesla Says Model S Will Be Profitable As Rumor Flies That "Alpha" Prototype is Finished

Tesla Motors has been on a bit of a roller coaster recently. With their stock price jumping all over the place and a big push to get the upcoming Model S out the door, supporters and investors are now looking to Tesla to get things done and produce some real results—including becoming a profitable venture, something the company's been lacking since it was founded.

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By Nick Chambers ·
December 30, 2010

Nissan Unveils "World's First" Spherical Prow Cargo Ship to Transport LEAFs With Less Emissions

Nissan, in an effort to reduce emissions caused by shipping cars around the world, has introduced a ball-shaped ship that will reduce wind drag and increase fuel efficiency.

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By Nick Chambers ·
December 27, 2010

Nissan Commits to "Thousands" of LEAF Deliveries by "End of Summer 2011"

Even though the real headline this holiday season is "For the first time ever, consumers take delivery of mass-produced, battery-powered vehicles during the holidays," for some reason the significance of that seems to be getting lost in conspiracy-tinged discussions of how many Nissan LEAFs and Chevy Volts have actually been delivered and the development of factions surrounding which company is "winning" the "war" for our green-minded wallets and hearts.

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By Nick Chambers ·
December 21, 2010

GM Turns Oil-Soaked Booms From BP Disaster Into Chevy Volt Parts

So, you thought simply DRIVING the Volt was green enough? Maybe you thought that the fact that about 60% of the Nissan LEAF's interior is recycled is spiffy? Well, this one trumps them all for green bragging rights: GM, working with spill clean up partners in the Gulf of Mexico, is reclaiming and recycling 100 miles of oil-soaked booms into plastic parts for the Chevy Volt.

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By Nick Chambers ·
December 20, 2010

Nissan LEAF First Responders Manual Highlights Special Needs of Electric Cars in Emergencies

The 2011 Nissan LEAF First Responders Guide has surfaced on the internet, and some of the special requirements of the LEAF give you pause to think about how first responders may be slowed down in rescuing EV drivers in emergency situations.

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By Nick Chambers ·
December 17, 2010

Report: GM's On-Again-Off-Again Relationship With a Volt-Based, Plug-In Cadillac is On Again

Now that the first Chevy Volts are being delivered around the country, it seems that GM is once again setting its sights on some sort of larger Cadillac powered by a voltec-derived powertrain.

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