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Kia’s hamsters are back. In the latest installment of Kia Motors America’s ad campaign, the hamsters are found inhabiting a high-tech, high-energy laboratory and unleashing their inner mad scientists to create an eco-friendly Soul. Kia said set to the infectious beat of Maroon5’s never-before-heard song “Animals,” sparks fly and jaws drop when a surge of […]

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National Electric Vehicle Sweden presented in Trollhättan a prototype EV based on the Saab 9-3. The prototype is a modified Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan; the batteries are placed under the floor, keeping the full interior space as well as the luggage compartment intact, stated National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), making the vehicle as practical as […]

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Want a unique vehicle for your next daily rental? Los Angeles area’s MPG Car Rental group is now offering a Tesla Model S. The company stated it is offering the Model S at the lowest daily rate in the world. The rental group said it is offering Tesla rental vehicles for just about all uses, […]

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As expected, the Tesla Model S based Saleen FOURSIXTEEN performance electric car was shown for the first time at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. “Tesla has created an entirely new class of American automobile”, said Steve Saleen. “There are many similarities to this and how Ford created the ‘pony car’ class in 1964 with […]

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A battery pack replacement is not the only solution EV and hybrid vehicle owners have when faced with an underperforming battery pack. With the oldest hybrids being almost 15 years old, the trade and aftermarket industry has adapted to the new needs and changes such vehicles bring maintenance-wise. The most talked about issues has to […]

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What is it with Ford and its factory roofs? First in 2010, a 500-kw solar panel system was installed on the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. where — coincidentally of course — the company’s range of electrified compact vehicles are assembled. Next, a living roof was installed on the World HQ building in 2012 […]

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Tesla opened new UK Supercharger locations in London and Birmingham on August 12. The American EV company declared this is part of a network expansion that will soon allow Model S owners to drive anywhere in the UK and charge for free, for life. The first new Supercharging site is located at Hyatt Regency London […]

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Saleen Automotive, Inc. will unveil its all-electric Tesla Model S based vehicle, to be known as The FOURSIXTEEN, at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Sunday, August 17. Saleen Automotive, Inc. describes itself as an American specialty manufacturer of high performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel. Spectators will have access to the […]

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In 1908, the Model T sparked an explosion for Ford’s sales with a boom heard around the world. After the U.S. was introduced to hybrids before 2000, noises were heard, but advocates still look forward to a “game changer.” One big reason for hybrid and plug-in vehicles has been to reduce emissions and petroleum consumption, […]

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The installation of 14 public charging stations for electric vehicles (EV) in the MRC du Haut-Richelieu was announced yesterday. The announcement was made by Mélanie Dufresne, Chair of the Board of Tourisme Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu et Région, and, on behalf of the partners of the Electric Circuit, the President and CEO of Hydro-Québec, Thierry Vandal. Commissioning of […]

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