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Zipcar Launches First All-Electric Car-Share Pod

Electric CarsZipcar announced its first Electric Vehicle Pod, including an all-electric vehicle (EV) Citroen c1 and a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Toyota Prius. The vehicles stationed at the EV Pod are among the most efficient and technologically advanced on the road today and are available to members by the hour for a fraction of the cost of owning one.

“Since early in this decade, Zipcar has been integrating alternative vehicles into the fleet — giving our members the opportunity to push the envelope and evaluate a range of advanced-vehicle technologies,” said Scott Griffith, chairman and CEO of Zipcar. “Our proprietary car sharing technology platform allows us to manage a variety of cutting-edge vehicles, serving hundreds of thousands of Zipsters who benefit from convenience, cost savings and a commitment to reducing carbon emissions.” Continue Reading →

Mitsubishi Motors Green Lights i MiEV Electric Car

Mitsubishi i MiEVMitsubishi Motors is accelerating its drive toward greater environmental responsibility and reinforcing its Drive@Earth global sustainability initiative by announcing today its commitment to develop the pure electric, four-passenger Mitsubishi i MiEV for global markets.

Ending months of heightening speculation, Mitsubishi Motors North America President and CEO Shinichi Kurihara confirmed the i MiEV (Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle) is being developed for sale in world markets, including the United States.

“Electric vehicles are one branch of the automotive landscape and we are dedicated to providing these technology-sourced solutions as an important path for the world’s clean-air options,” explained Kurihara, who stood alongside a Left Hand Drive i MiEV during his address to journalists at the New York International Auto Show. “We believe the i MiEV delivers on the promise of sustainability, suitable range, performance, and innovative packaging and styling.”

The award-winning Mitsubishi i MiEV is expected to be the world’s first practical electric vehicle offered by a major automobile manufacturer when fleet sales begin this July in Japan. Continue Reading →

First Chrysler Electric Vehicle To Be Produced In 2010

Chrysler 200C EV

The newest members of Chrysler LLC’s ENVI electric-vehicle lineup today made their political debut at the Washington Auto Show Public Policy Day. Media, government officials and key opinion leaders have the opportunity to learn about and test-drive Chrysler’s ENVI vehicles during a media briefing and an industry ride and drive.

“Two key automotive public policy concerns in Washington today relate to the future of advanced environmental technology and the future viability of the domestic automobile industry,” said John Bozzella, Chrysler LLC Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Public Policy. “Chrysler’s ENVI electric vehicles have the opportunity to make a positive impact on both concerns.” Continue Reading →