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Renault launches open-source Twizy EV

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Based on its Twizy model, Renault has developed POM, a compact and lightweight electric vehicle with bodywork parts removed and an open-source automotive platform. Available to start-ups, independent laboratories, private customers and researchers, it allows third parties to copy and modify existing software to create a totally customisable electric vehicle. …

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ACCIONA-backed car is first EV to complete Dakar Rally

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ACCIONA 100% EcoPowered reached a milestone in sport by becoming the first zero-emissions electric vehicle to complete the Dakar Rally, now in its 39th year. By meeting this sustainability challenge, ACCIONA, the Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy multinational, achieved its goals of proving that renewable energy is competitive and of …

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Automakers might be forced to mass-produce EVs in the United States

Tesla Model S on the production line at the company's Fremont factory. Source: Steven Jurvetson CC 2.0

EPA’s new fuel consumption rules would significantly raise fleet requirements for mpg By the end of this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to put in place fleet requirements of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 for all automakers. The Agency has filed its midterm review of the fuel …

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