Volkswagen will us twin-cylinder 800cc diesel engine from its XL1 concept car to power UP hybrid thought to be launched by 2013.
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- Aptera (Aptera Motors), Vista, California (Electric)
- Tango (Commuter Cars), Spokane, Washington (Electric)
- ZAP Alias (ZAP), Santa Rosa, California (Electric)
French central purchasing authority UGAP (l’Union des groupements d’achats publics) estimates a total value for the project of about €1 billion (US$1.3 billion) over four years.
28 teams, representing 36 super fuel efficient vehicles from across the globe started last lap of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE
Designed to fit in the spare tire well of a car, the bike has a range of 20km (12 mi) and a top speed of 20 km, believed to be dictated by Germany law which would require a rider to wear a helmet above that speed.
Electrifying Ride -- The Lost Decade : Book 1 features the selected writings of EV World's founder and publisher during the first half of a decade-long hiatus between the quiet wind down of EV1 production and GM's dramatic about face with the launch of the Chevy Volt. It recounts, through interviews and the author's personal experiences, the individual and collective efforts of many people, to keep alive the electric car dream.