electric vehicles

Volkswagen To Launch e-Golf In The US

by Isaiah on November 13, 2013

e-Golf

Volkswagen is reportedly preparing to launch their first fully electric vehicle ‘e-Golf’ in the US. This electric version of the popular Volkswagen Golf is equipped with a 115 HP electric motor backed by a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery. Performance-wise, the e-Golf has an electronically-limited top speed of 87 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 10.4 seconds. The e-Golf itself will make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month and will go on sale in the US from Q4 2014. [Autoevolution]

2014 BMW i3 Gets Pricing In The US

by Isaiah on July 22, 2013 · 1 comment

2014-BMW-i3

BMW has finally revealed the 2014 BMW i3 price for the US market. This electric vehicle will be sold for a starting price of $42,275 including a $925 destination charge. Just a bit of info, the 2014 BMW i3 is powered by a 170HP electric motor and lithium-ion battery (driving range: 80-100 miles / around 160km). [AR]

Sail SPRINGO EV

by Isaiah on November 23, 2012 · 11 comments

Sail-SPRINGO-EV

Shanghai General Motors has just showcased their first electric vehicle at this year’s Auto Guangzhou. Called the Sail SPRINGO EV, this electric vehicle is powered by a permanent magnet electric motor that produces 116 hp and up to 510 Nm of torque (top speed – 130 km/h). The car has a driving range of 130 km or 200 km at a constant speed of 60 km/h. The Sail SPRINGO EV will be available first in the Shanghai Region for RMB 258,000 (about $41,422). [Global Motors]

Audi Releases A3 e-tron All-electric Car

by Joe on February 28, 2012

Audi Releases A3 e-tron All-electric Car

Audi has announced that the A3 e-tron all-electric vehicle will reach a small number of consumers in selected markets as part of a pilot program, For your info, the A3 e-tron is a pure electric vehicle that features an electric motor with 199 lb-ft of torque with a top speed of 90 mph. The Audi A3 e-tron uses a 26kW lithium-ion battery that provides enough juice for up to a 90 mile range. The Audi A3 e-tron pilot program will be available in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Denver. [LeftLaneNews]

Kia Ray EV Unveiled

by Joe on December 22, 2011

Kia Ray EV Unveiled

Kia Motors has unveiled the Ray EV, which is claimed to be the first electric vehicle in South Korea. This city car features a range of up to 86 miles (139 km) on a single charge. The Ray EV accelerates from 0-62 mph (100km) in 15.9 seconds with a top speed of 81 mph. The Ray EV’s battery can be fully recharged in six hours using a regular 220V household outlet. Additional specs include a Virtual Engine Sound System (VESS), a regenerative braking system and a 7-inch display for a GPS navigation system. No word on pricing or availability at this time. [Press Release]

Nissan Leaf Gets Pricing In Australia

by Isaiah on December 21, 2011

Nissan-Leaf

Nissan has finally announced the Australian price for their upcoming Nissan Leaf. This medium-size hatchback will go on sale in Australia from June 2012 for the MSRP of AUD 51,500 (about $51,986). Just a quick reminder, this five-door vehicle is equipped with laminated lithium-ion batteries which generate power output of over 90kW, and an electric motor which delivers 107 hp and 280Nm of torque. The car itself offers a driving range of more than 160km (100 miles) on one full charge. [Autoevolution]