The Nissan EV4 Was a Ground-Breaking EV Before EVs Were Cool

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, there was a short-lived, but interesting resurgence of electric vehicle ideas. The global energy crisis, which resulted in new fuel efficiency laws around the world, also resulted in a rekindled interest in electric vehicles. Several innovations came about, though none were enough to push …

U.S. Getting Increasingly Divided on EV Adoption – J.D. Power

A new survey from J.D. Power & Associates shows that Americans are getting increasingly divided over EV adoption. A new J.D. Power survey of state-by-state vehicle sales in the United States shows increasing division between high-adoption areas and those showing low adoption. With higher adoption states continuing to gain EV …

Continental takes unusual approach with the Conti CityPlus concept tire

Continental has unveiled a new concept tire at the IAA Mobility show in Hanover, Germany. Called the Conti CityPlus, it takes an unusual approach to “tire efficiency,” focusing on urban use rather than highway driving. Read about it at

Continental Debuts Concept Conti CityPlus Tires

Continental unveiled a new, high-efficiency tire at IAA Mobility in Germany. The new tire concept, the Conti CityPlus, increases energy efficiency by up to 10 percent, the company says. The results are lower emissions from combustion engine-powered cars and longer ranges for electric vehicles. Read about it at

Solar-Powered PHEV Truck Prototype Examines Solar Harvesting On the Road

A research collaboration between Uppsala University, Eksjo Maskin & Truck, Midsummer, Ernsts Express, Dalakraft, and Scania is proofing how much solar energy can be captured by a moving semi-truck. New lightweight solar panels were fitted to a trailer and are being pulled by a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) tractor. The goal …

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