Posts tagged: Plug-in hybrid

Karma Aims to Challenge Tesla With Solar-Boosted Hybrid

By: David Welch, Bloomberg Karma Automotive LLC, the Chinese-owned carmaker once known as Fisker Automotive, has taken another step in its resurrection with the online reveal of its plug-in hybrid sedan that seeks to compete with Tesla’s Model S electric car. The rebooted automaker has revealed the all-new Revero, which will cost more than the $115,000 […]

Ford reveals solar-powered passenger car

When you think of solar cars, it’s generally futuristic disk-shaped designs with tiny passenger pods ferrying a single person in technology events. But Ford plans to bring solar power to the everyday car, and is unveiling a concept that looks like any other vehicle on the road — except perhaps for the solar panel roof. […]

BMW Solar-Powered Bamboo & Carbon Fiber Charging Port

BMW Solar-Powered Bamboo & Carbon Fiber Charging Port (via Clean Technica) Originally published on Gas2. So you’ve just dropped $135,000 on the brand new BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. Congratulations! But you’re not going to plug that into just any old charging port. Oh no, you need something classy, expensive, and of course,… Tweet

Why Solar Panels on the Roof of an Electric Car May Not Be Pie in the Sky

Ever wondered why we can’t just stick solar panels on top of cars to fuel them even more cleanly and easily than today’s plug-in electric cars? Engineers have actually been working on this challenge for a number of years. The main speed bump has been that the solar panels sized for the top of a […]

Via Trucks will offer solar-power tonneau for 10 extra miles of EV range

Via Motors knows a thing or two about standing on the shoulders of others. The plug-in hybrid utility vehicle company’s entire business plan is to take big General Motors vehicles and convert them to something with a plug, with the support of Bob Lutz (pictured, with the VTrux, a converted Chevrolet Silverado). Here at the […]