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A123 Systems

A new addition to our Under The Hood series, meet A123 Systems, one of the major battery companies literally powering our electric future.

A123 Systems, the lithium iron phosphate battery manufacturer based in Watertown, Massachusetts, is currently contracted to supply batteries to some of the biggest names in the electric and hybrid electric vehicle world, with Fisker, GE, Think, BMW, Daimler and GM all onboard in one way or another. A123 Systems uses nanophosphate MIT derived technology to maximise Lanjut →

Honda Electric Motorcycles

UPDATE – Honda has officially unveiled the EV-neo electric scooter in Japan saying it will initially offer the bike as a lease with sales being an option further down the road. The EV-neo has a range of 30km (19 miles), which is surprisingly limited considering that already established electric motorcycle companies Zero and Brammo offer a 50 mile range (80km) and dare I say it, much better looks, for roughly the same price point.

Original Article – Honda is going to begin selling electric motorcycles in December this year according to the leading Japanese newpaper, The Nikkei. It’s a surprise announcement and it indicates that Lanjut →

The Aptera 2e

The Aptera is what we all thought we would be driving in 2010, when we were kids. I remember watching The Jetsons and wistfully daydreaming about futuristic looking cars powered by whirring little engines that, I had hoped, would fly. Sadly the 2e version of the Aptera doesn’t fly, it does look the part though and with a drag co-efficient of just 0.15 it slices through the air much more efficiently than a Lanjut →

The Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf, an electric car that is set to show the true potential of the North American and European zero emissions car market, is rapidly approaching it’s North American debut. The 100% electric car is powered by a lithium-ion battery array and has a range of 100 miles (160 km) on a full charge. The 80 kW (110 hp)/280 Nm (210 lbft) electric motor can propel the Leaf up to a highway friendly top speed of over 140 km/h (87 mph), this combined with the range should be more than enough for the overwhelming majority of Lanjut →

The MotoCzysz 2010 E1PC

Michael Czysz, owner of MotoCzysz (for the non-Eastern Europeans, it’s pronounced MotoSizz), is tranforming the burgeoning electric motorcycle industry with stunning bikes like the 2010 EP1C pictured above. Up there with Mission Motors, Brammo and Zero Motorcycles, MotoCzysz is revelling in the brave new world of electric motorbikes and the rule-free world that comes with it. I only wish that electric racing series like the TTXGP Lanjut →

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