Tag: EV

Moms test Nissan Mobility Concept in Yokohama

Moms test Nissan Mobility Concept in Yokohama

Tokyu Corporation recently joined Nissan and the city of Yokohama in the final year of its Yokohama Mobility Project Zero, to increase low-carbon transportation locally. The project now sees volunteers using Nissan’s electrically-powered mobility concept vehicles for 2 weeks  to shop, take kids to the train, and entertain. The small 2-seat […]

New US law will require EVs/hybrids to make noise

New US law will require EVs/hybrids to make noise

As hybrids and electric vehicles (EVs) start becoming mainstream products and increase in numbers on public roads, new safety issues are becoming apparent. Initially, the concern was the high-voltage electrical systems in the vehicles which require a more careful approach by rescue personnel at an accident. Now, the quietness of […]

BMW’s 40-year quest to put EVs in showrooms

BMW’s 40-year quest to put EVs in showrooms

When the first production version of the BMW i3 rolls off the assembly line later this year, it will mark the provisional culmination of over 40 years of development work at BMW involving electrically-powered cars. It all began in the late 1960s as the industrialised countries began to have greater […]

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will begin selling the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV – the Outlander PHEV – in Japan from January 24, 2013. Powered by the Plug-in Hybrid EV System powertrain derived from Mitsubishi’s electric vehicles, the Outlander PHEV represents a fusion of the EV technologies developed by MMC […]

The largest convoy of electric vehicles

The largest convoy of electric vehicles

Over the weekend, 255 Nissan LEAF electric vehicles (EVs) went round the Silverstone racing circuit in England, setting a new world record for The Longest Parade of Electric Vehicles. The previous record for such a gathering of EVs was set in 2009 in the USA with 218 vehicles. The record […]

Honda unveils new hybrid powertrains

Honda unveils new hybrid powertrains

Since commercializing hybrid powertrains in the late 1990s, Honda has been advancing the technologies with the aim of enhancing performance as well as making hybrids more affordable. As with internal combustion engine (ICE), it is only natural that the engineers have continued to ‘push the envelope’ and now add a […]

30,000 Mitsubishi e-Heroes learn eco-friendliness

30,000 Mitsubishi e-Heroes learn eco-friendliness

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia’s e-Heroes program at Petrosains KLCC in Kuala Lumpur has seen over 30,000 children benefitting from the event which aims to promote Electric Vehicle (EV) awareness and eco-friendly practices towards a greener earth among young Malaysians. The event began on August 8 and has been running for three […]

First public EV charging stations in Malaysia

First public EV charging stations in Malaysia

First Energy Networks Sdn Bhd (FEN) recently launched the country’s first two public Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in the parking areas of the KLCC complex and the Lot 10 Shopping Mall in Kuala Lumpur. The initiative is a private-sector project which supports the government’s efforts to set up an […]

The second group of LEAF Ambassadors

Second group of LEAF Ambassadors announced

Since May 2012, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has embarked on a ‘Journey to Zero Emission’ initiative, introducing the future of motoring to the Malaysian public. The initiative includes the Nissan LEAF Pilot Program, the first-ever program in Malaysia which involves a Nissan electric vehicle (EV). Besides having roadshows and […]

Toyota EV sets new record at Nurburgring

Toyota EV sets new record at Nurburgring

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has scored another achievement with its TMG EV P002 electrically-powered car setting a new electric record on the 20.8-km Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany. Using TMG’s motorsport-tuned electric powertrain, driver Jochen Krumbach set a lap time of 7 minutes 22.329 seconds, breaking the record set by TMG […]