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Renault And EEM Create First “Smart Island” in Porto Santo

On Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Renault Zoe Groupe Renault, European electric vehicle leader, and EEM Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira, SA, which produces, transports and distributes and sells electricity on the two inhabited Portuguese islands of Madeira archipelago (Madeira and Porto Santo), announced the launch of a smart electric ecosystem on the island of Porto Santo. The government of the Autonomous Region ...

Fully Charged Reviews All-Electric Bollinger B1 SUV

On Monday, February 12th, 2018
Bollinger B1 SUV Last year, New York-based electric SUV startup Bollinger Motors introduced its battery-powered B1 off-roader at the Classic Car Club of Manhattan. Fully Charged Show host Robert Llewellyn took a look at the 100% electric Bollinger B1 SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2017. He spoke with Jeff Holland, from Bollinger Motors, about this tough, practical and exciting ...

Researchers Have Found A Way to Make Carbon Fiber From Plants

On Sunday, February 4th, 2018
Carbon fiber Carbon fiber is glamorous. It helps shed precious pounds from performance-focused cars like those from McLaren (its carbon Monocell is pictured above) as well as upmarket eco-warriors like the BMW i3, and it is increasingly applied as merit-badge splashes of decor on sporty trims of myriad other vehicles. But it also has a dark side ...

Nissan Europe Announces Senior Management Change

On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Nissan Nissan in Europe today announced that Ken Ramirez is appointed Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Effective February 1st 2018, Ramirez will lead all sales and marketing efforts for Nissan in the region, with a focus on driving profitable growth whilst progressing the company towards its goal of becoming the most desirable Asian car brand ...

Volkswagen’s New EV Charging Network Aims To Rival Tesla’s

On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Electrify America is the Volkswagen-bankrolled organization that exists to atone with regulators for the automaker’s diesel scandal, and it’s gearing up to install thousands of chargers across the United States in an effort that is expected eventually to outdo Tesla’s Supercharger network as the biggest vehicle-charging infrastructure buildout ever. A Brand-Agnostic and (Mostly) Future-Proof Network ...

ABB And City Of Davos Pave The Way To Sustainable Mobility Through E-Vehicle Innovation

On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
ABB Davos For this year’s annual World Economic Forum, the city of Davos and ABB have teamed up in a long-term partnership to provide e-infrastructure for public and private transportation. Davos residents and WEF guests can experience the pioneering TOSA bus for themselves. The award-winning TOSA bus, developed by ABB in Switzerland, is already in use in ...

Lexus Ls Pushes The Boundaries Of Interior Craftsmanship

On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
LEXUS LS PUSHES Lexus has harnessed the elaborate craftsmanship of Japanese artisans and pushed the boundaries of industrial technology to incorporate stunning moulded glass panels inside the new flagship LS sedan. In a world first for a production vehicle, the new Lexus LS uses these exquisitely detailed works of art to create distinctive and beautiful ornamentation on the ...

How To Build A Budget Lotus Elise

On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
Budget Lotus Elise In the early 2000s, Toyota introduced the third generation MR2, dubbed the MR2 Spyder. It was a lightweight, mid-engined roadster that was a direct competitor to the Mazda Miata. The fun little car was our definition of what a roadster should be, but it didn’t sell well in the US, leaving the country in 2005. ...

Lexus Australia Expands Takata Airbag Recall

On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Lexus Lexus Australia will recall an additional 698 vehicles produced between January and December 2013 involving IS F, IS 250, IS 350 and IS250C models as part of the Takata airbag safety campaigns. The recall is due to the possibility that the front passenger airbag inflators may be susceptible to moisture intrusion over time. If this ...

China Extends Tax Rebate For Electric Vehicles, Hybrids Until 2020

On Saturday, December 30th, 2017
Byd-dynasty Chinese government will extend a tax rebate on purchase of new-energy vehicles (NEVs) until the end of 2020, in a continuation of policy support for the shift away from the internal combustion engine. Ministry of Finance announced on Wednesday the tax exemption, which was set to expire at the end of this year, will now ...