Tag Archives: Electric Vehicles

Fisker Karma Joins Chevy Volt With Potential Battery Temperature Problems

Video: A123 Systems Just as the flurry of news about the potential fire risk in the Chevy Volt’s battery pack was dying down, Bloomberg reports that the battery manufacturer for another high profile electric vehicle, the Fisker Karma luxury extended … Continue reading

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Parking Lot Prize: Electric Fiat X/19

Click on the anaglyph stereo 3D image to launch a Flash player and view the entire gallery of photos in 2D or your choice of S-3D formats. At just about every big car show in addition to the cars in … Continue reading

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Who Killed The Hybrid Electric Car? A Petty Government Bureaucrat @ The EPA, That’s Who!

Victor Wouk with his hybrid car, EPA lab, Ann Arbor, Michigan circa 1973 It’s the kind of story Hollywood normally loves: An independent genius’ invention ends up being suppressed by powerful interests. In Tucker: A Man and His Dream, political … Continue reading

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Some Perspective on Car Fires

Obviously, a very high profile vehicle like the Chevy Volt is going to be under the microscope. So it’s understandable that people would be interested in the recent fires that involve the new extended range electric vehicle. A handful of … Continue reading

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Duke Energy Expands Warning About EV Chargers in Wake of House Fire

Though the investigation is still in its earliest stages, ABC News reports that the weekend house fire in North Carolina involving a Siemens EV charging station and a Chevy Volt has led to Duke Energy telling an additional 100 customers … Continue reading

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Duke Energy Warns Customers to Not Use EV Charging Stations After Fire Involving Siemens Charger and Chevy Volt

Siemens VersiCharge charging station, like the one installed in a home garage that burned in Moorseville, NC. After a house fire in Mooresville, NC which started in the home’s garage was traced the the area near a charging station for … Continue reading

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“Electric” Baker’s Torpedo Racers

Editor’s note: Michael Lamm, whose book with Dave Holls,  A Century of Automotive Style, is the standard reference on the history of car design in America (and a pretty good general history of the industry as well), has graciously provided … Continue reading

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