Portugal will Launch the Electric Vehicle Charging Network in 2011

Portugal is planning to open the world's first nationwide electric vehicle (EV) charging network early next year. By 2020, 10 percent of all vehicles are going to be replaced by electric cars in Portugal. "In the first half of 2011 in Portugal we will have .. more

Ford and Dominion Virginia Power Team up to Prepare Virginia for Electric Vehicles

Ford Motor Company and Dominion Virginia Power announced they are coordinating efforts to help prepare Virginia for the operation of electric vehicles. Ford and Dominion will work together to develop consumer outreach and education programs on electric vehicles as wel.. more

TMC to Use Bio-PET ‘Ecological Plastic’ in Vehicle Interiors

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces it plans to make vehicle liner material and other interior surfaces from a new “Ecological Plastic”1 that features the world’s first use of bio-PET2.  Starting with the luggage-compartment liner in the.. more

The Annual Output of Electric Vehicles in China will Reach 1M by 2020

China's annual production capacity of electric motor vehicles will reach 1 million units by 2020, a senior official forecast. As the world's largest auto market, new energy vehicles are key to the development of China's auto industry, said Minister of Sci.. more

BYD Introduces All-Electric Bus and Signs Agreement with Hunan Province for 1000 K9 E-Buses

BYD’s all-electric K9 e-bus was officially unveiled at a contract signing ceremony held in BYD’s Changsha Industrial Park. Warren Buffett and Bill Gates attended the ceremony with BYD’s Chairman and President Wang Chuanfu. The K9 is.. more

Michigan Readies as the U.S. Prepares for Electric Vehicles

More than 5,300 home and workplace charging stations are planned to be installed in Michigan as the state prepares for the introduction of new electric vehicle technology. General Motors and its partners are teaming up to help give Chevrolet Volt buyers more options for .. more

Electric Vehicle Maker Think Builds 2,500th World’s Best-Selling City Model

THINK, an electric vehicle manufacturer, announces the production of the 2,500th unit of the THINK City pure electric vehicle, designed for urban use. “This milestone event further solidifies the THINK City as the best-selling electric car in the world to.. more