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An affordable electric roadster

Vancouver’s Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corporation (EMV) announced from the Vancouver Auto Show (held at the Vancouver Convention Center from March 28 through April 2) two new electric vehicles.

The first one is a roadster (which kinda reminds us of a Miata), the Tofino with 250 miles (400 km) of range, a 125 mph (200 km/h) top speed and 0-60 mph under seven seconds.

The Electra Meccanica Tofino is scheduled for market launch in 2019 for $50,000 CAD (which is around $37,000 US). Lire la suite…

Italian Company Offers Awesome Looking Electric Motorcycle

The Italian Volt is forecast as a bespoke electric roadster built to customer specs.

Spearheaded by industry veterans Nicola Colombo, Valerio Fumagalli, and Adriano Stellino, the Volt “is completely modifiable to design a unique motorbike. Italian Volt is conceived to be the personal creation of its own rider, working as a sort of design canvas for a tailor-made riding high class experience.” Lire la suite…

Report on EVs from Chargepoint

The US company Chargepoint has issued its 2016 report on EV and EV charging. What can be interesting for us in Europe is the identification of 4 types of drivers, the market split BEV/PHEV, and where EV are most charged.

A key point to note is that having EV charging available at work makes employees 20 times more likely to drive electric.

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More than half of car buyers know little about electric cars, if anything

In the six years since modern electric cars went on sale in large numbers, educating the public has been one of the greatest challenges for advocates of plug-in cars.

Those efforts still have a long way to go, it seems.

Electric cars have become more common over the past few years, but more than half of car buyers still know very little about them—if anything at all. Lire la suite…

European-wide survey shows the motivations for electric vehicle use in 2017

Early EV adopters in Europe are males over 41 y.o. (82%), 59% are recycling all household waste, 39% have solar panels installed at their homes, 23% compost and 22% collect rain water. 57% use their EV to commute to work.

70% want to see some form of Airb’n’b for EVs, allowing users more freedom to offer their neighbours the ability to hire their EV.

60% want to see automated charge points with display screens that provide them with how much energy they are using and how far their vehicle will travel.