Tag Archives: Electric Vehicles

Going green

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DETROIT, MI – Green was the unofficial theme at this year’s North American International Auto Show. Now that there are more than 20 hybrids on the market with plenty more unveiled here, pure electric power has become the hot button to come. Like a lightning bolt from the black cloud currently hanging over the industry, hybrid-electric, plug-in electric and improbable electric vehicles appeared on stands or in news releases throughout the show. Whether by design or coincidence, virtually every major manufacturer touted efforts underway to put electric vehicles on the road starting next year. Continue reading

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Fisker Karma Sunset

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Fisker Automotive might be the new kids on the block, but that hasn’t stopped them from taking the limelight from more established manufacturers.

Last year, Fisker showed the concept version of its stunning Karma sedan at the North American International Auto Show. In 2009, they brought a fully production spec, functional version of that car.

However, they didn’t stop there; they took this years shows opportunity to bring us another World premiere, the launch of the Fisker Karma Sunset. Continue reading

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A test track yes, but not for speed

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A rather unique part of this year’s Detroit show is the indoor test track for trying out electric and hybrid vehicles. The speed limit is 10 mph. And it’s not too big. But it is beautifully landscaped, complete with two ponds. Continue reading

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Chrysler Electric Vehicles

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While major competitors are locked into a race to bring a single extended-range electric or even a plug-in hybrid car to market, the beleaguered Chrysler Corporation has introduced no fewer than five different electric-drive vehicle platforms in Detroit. Furthermore, the first vehicle to be spun off one of these platforms would be produced for North America in 2010 and three more by 2013. Continue reading

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