An Electric Car Week at a Glance, 6-14-2013

3 Amigos at CarNewsCafe
What do we sound like? Bet you want to know.
3 Amigos at CarNewsCafe
What do we sound like? Bet you want to know.

Another week, another fresh cup brewed to perfection with electric car news.

Toyota Sending Electric Car Mixed Messages. Toyota isn’t embracing pure electric cars wholeheartedly but telling the European Community it won’t build any for Europe is sending mixed messages again. Click here for the full story.

Mercedes Blasts Nurburgring EV Lap Record. Mercedes didn’t want Audi to gloat too long and spun the wheels of its electric AMG E’s insanely fast and furious wheels around the Nurburgring. And the result? A whole minute faster with another record, sub-8 minutes for a production electric car. Now that’s fast! Click here to read the complete story.

Terry Hershner Cross Country on a Zero Motorcycles. No more excuses, cross country on an electric motorcycle is possible. I interviewed Terry twice, once here and finally when he got back. His experience is fascinating. Click here to read the full story.

PODCASTS!!! Don’t know what we sound like? Well, you might just get your wish fulfilled if you don’t mess with the vocal settings. Starting next week… or maybe the following one… or maybe some time soon you will be able to hear three or more of us covering the news vocally, while indulging with our unique sense of humor.

Elsewhere In The News.

Electric Car Sharing Anyone? If you’ve been to Europe you might have seen the bicycle and car sharing system. The idea is simple, reserve, pick and drop off you EV or bicycle at conveniently located spots. OK, but why don’t we have the same thing in the US? And now we do, at least Indianapolis is dipping its toes into the electric car sharing system. Click here to find out more.

Aptera Is Back, Again. The flightless bird that took our fancy back in 2007 is back again with an intriguing and somewhat confusing ownership. This time you might have a choice between Made in the USA and China. Can you guess which will be cheaper? Click here to read more.

Epic Electric Vehicles Torq. The Epic Electric Vehicles Torq looks good and it only needs three wheels to get you going from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds… and $55,000. Check it out here.

CODA Finds a Buyer. Coda Holdings Inc., parent of the electric car CODA won court approval of a $25 million sale to a group led by a Fortress Investment Group, LLC. Read more here.

Nicolas Zart
Born and raised around classic cars, it wasn't until Nicolas drove an AC Proulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news about those amazing full torque electric vehicles, he started writing about this amazing technology and its social impacts in 2007. Today, Nicolas covers renewable energy, test drives cars, does podcasts and films. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he made in those industries. His articles are also published on Teslrati, CleanTechnica, the Beverly Hills Car Club and Medium. "There are more solutions than obstacles." Nicolas Zart