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Local Motors, Inc. announced the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) will be the first customer for its previously announced 3D-printed production electric vehicle. Local Motors said it will build and deliver the first direct digital manufactured vehicle at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, September 8-13, 2014. Designed by the […]

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NRG eVgo and Park ‘N Fly have joined forces at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to offer EV owners a suitable parking and charging solution. Starting this holiday season, EV drivers that valet park at Park ‘N Fly LAX between now and March 31 can receive free electric car charging as part of the […]

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Hawaii is the chosen location for a Japan-U.S. Island Grid Project cooperation studying and showcasing smart grid technologies and electric vehicles. Hitachi, Ltd. announced December 17 that it has begun operations on the demonstration site for the Japan-U.S. Island Grid Project on Maui Island in collaboration with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization […]

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Colorado-based Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is the provider of solar modules for the Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid dedicated charger study, the Volvo Pure Tension Pavilion project. The company explained its flexible and lightweight CIGS solar modules were selected for integration into the Pavilion’s tensioned mesh membrane structure. Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. describes itself as a […]

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Honda announced it has joined a demonstration project for experimental vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. The project is aimed at providing a potentially valuable energy storage resource to the nation’s electrical grid while providing for more cost-effective ownership of plug-in electric vehicles. Honda said the technology builds off of research conducted by the University of Delaware and […]

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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. announced the 2014 edition of its Mitsubishi i-MiEV receives an expanded standard equipment package and a price reduction of $6,130 compared to the previous 2012 model year vehicle. The 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV ES model including a CHAdeMO DC quick charge port, battery warming system and heated side view mirrors now […]

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Cadillac has announced its ELR extended range EV will be Smart Grid ready as soon as it comes off the production line. Using the luxury coupe’s extended range electric vehicle technology combined with OnStar’s cloud-based connection, the ELR will be able to communicate with the electric grid and potentially save energy, said Cadillac. Per GM’s […]

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Toyota announced on Friday that it will increase production of the Highlander mid-size SUV in late 2014 with a $30 million investment in Princeton. The company’s Indiana plant builds the American gas version of the Highlander and will begin producing the hybrid version before year’s end. Toyota said the project will create more than 200 […]

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