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Electric Cars June 9, 2021 posted by

Dartz FreZe – $4500 EV is super cheap in China, not so much in Europe

Apparently battery prices have plummeted over the past few years, and you can tell by the reduction in EV prices coming out of China. This Dartz Freze retails at around $4500 in China at the moment, and now it’s come to Europe. Named after a pioneering Russian EV from 1900, the Freze features a 9.2kWh or 13.8kWh battery, giving a range of around 124 miles and a top speed of a sprightly 62 mph. The price in Europe is reportedly…


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Dartz FreZe – $4500 EV is super cheap in China, not so much in Europe
Electric Cars January 28, 2021 posted by

Nissan Winter Camper shows how not to launch a new EV

The newly announced Nissan Winter Camper Van is a classic case of marketing over reality. For one thing any EV maker which thinks that 124 miles of range is enough to justify a high price and glossy photos, deserves to be beaten over the head with a wet mackerel. The base NV200 EV is a great short range city van, as we showed in our launch review, but the range of this camper in winter will probably drop to around…


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Nissan Winter Camper shows how not to launch a new EV
Electric Cars January 18, 2021 posted by

Electric Frog Max – probably the cheapest electric delivery van in the world

The Electric Frog Max (or ElektroFrosch Max to give its original name) is a tiny city EV delivery van hailing out of Berlin, Germany.  What makes it remarkable, apart from the fact that it’s German, is the ultra low price. Yes we’re talking about a mega slow, underpowered, rudimentary form of transportation, but at €4590 inc VAT, who cares?


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Electric Frog Max – probably the cheapest electric delivery van in the world
Electric Cars November 30, 2020 posted by

GM Connect & Cruise – get ready for a world of after-market EV conversion kits

EV crates are suddenly all the rage. These kits contain packaged electric motor components designed to let you upgrade/convert your old gas guzzler to a sleek new electric vehicle. Swindon Powertrain got a head start earlier with its PowerTrain set up, and the Revolt guys will happily drop a Tesla EV crate system into your cherished classic car – for a price! These kits come with a variety of options included, including full transmissions and stuff, and typically batteries are…


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GM Connect & Cruise – get ready for a world of after-market EV conversion kits
Electric Cars November 23, 2020 posted by

eDumper – and you thought EVs were limited to cars and golf carts?

So you remember when we all used to laugh at electric cars? Call them glorified golf carts? Yeah well about that. Tesla clearly broke the ice with the original Sportster, but now the whole battery powered thing is moving in an entirely new direction. Heavy industrial machinery. Take for instance, this Swiss made eDumper.  The fully electric dump truck ain’t no Tonka Toy (look it up).  The beast is expected to move 300,000 tons of rock every year for the…


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eDumper – and you thought EVs were limited to cars and golf carts?
Electric Cars November 4, 2020 posted by

eBussy – EV van car camper concept looks neat but implausible

So, another day, another EV. The latest in the flood of electric vehicle concepts is this eBussy. Not just a vehicle, mind you. More a work of art. It comes in modular form, which means it can be converted into various types of EV, ranging from a standard van, to a pick up to camper and so on. You get the picture. Ambitious right? Well so are the specs, price and delivery. It’s scheduled to have a starting price of…


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eBussy – EV van car camper concept looks neat but implausible
Electric Cars August 4, 2020 posted by

MingHong SEV S2 – $900 six-seater electric car is cheap, cheerful and oh so slow

We’ve seen – and driven – our share of electric vehicles over the years, but this Alibaba sourced vanette, called the MingHong SEV S2 really does take the cake. Billed as a ‘modern premium sedan’, this BMW grilled $900 runabout boasts a staggering 60 km/h top speed and a range of up to 60 miles or so. Mr Tesla better watch out. The sales site doesn’t hide the real use of this car – “small Chinese adult electric car”. So…


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MingHong SEV S2 – $900 six-seater electric car is cheap, cheerful and oh so slow
Eco Friendly January 15, 2020 posted by

Norway Gas Stations Close – so many people are going electric, gas stations are closing shop

Electric cars are one of the solutions to cutting down on the amount of emissions and in Norway, they’re making real headway. So many people are driving electric now that gas stations are actually becoming a thing of the past, replaced by electric charging stations.


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Norway Gas Stations Close – so many people are going electric, gas stations are closing shop
Eco Friendly January 6, 2020 posted by

Lithium-Sulphur Batteries – charge your phone once a week

Battery life is the bane of all modern technologies. Doesn’t matter how awesome something is, if the battery doesn’t last long enough, it’s functionally worthless. This is true for our phones, cars and renewable energy options. A new type of lithium-sulphur battery may change all of this though.


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Lithium-Sulphur Batteries – charge your phone once a week
Electric Cars November 21, 2019 posted by

Electric Car Battery that Charges in 10 Minutes – new battery developed for fast charging of cars

One of the things that keeps electric cars from hitting it big is the problem with the battery. It takes a while to recharge. An hour or more to get 200-300 miles worth of driving time out of them. An hour to charge your phone, fine, but could you imagine waiting an hour at the gas pump? New technology may have cut this time down to minutes.


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Electric Car Battery that Charges in 10 Minutes – new battery developed for fast charging of cars
Electric Cars October 21, 2019 posted by

Swindon Adds Electric – new drop in powertrain adds electric option for petrol cars

In order to meet emission goals, decreasing the amount of emissions from vehicles is a key point. It’s easy enough to say just drive an electric car but, well, it’s really easy to say anything, isn’t it? Swindon took a more solution and has introduced a a 80kW powertrain so that cars can be easily switched over to electric.


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Swindon Adds Electric – new drop in powertrain adds electric option for petrol cars
Electric Cars July 23, 2019 posted by

What is Driving an Electric Car Really Like? – check out this piece to get an idea

There are a lot of questions about the viability of electric cars. Cost, travel restrictions, accessibility, etc. Hardly anyone talks about just driving them but it turns out that if you’re used to traditional cars, an electric one is a bit different. Check out this article that gives a break down for what it’s like to drive an electric car.


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What is Driving an Electric Car Really Like? – check out this piece to get an idea
Electric Cars June 25, 2019 posted by

Lightyear One – the solar powered electric car

Electric cars are considered by many to be one of the key components in battling climate change. Getting them on the road, getting emission causing cars off the road, can only help. One of the biggest issues is the range of these cars. After all, leave an urban area and good look finding somewhere to change up that battery. Lightyear One is a solar car that hopes to bridge that gap.


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Lightyear One – the solar powered electric car