PHOTO CAPTION: BEA-tricks converted Citroen Berlino electric van drove 621 miles on single charge.

Electric Cars About to Solve One of Their Biggest Challenges: Range

Seeing Alpha bloger, Retirefund, cites examples of electric vehicles now able to travel more than 600 miles on charge, and offers investment suggestions.

Published: 22-Nov-2011

Most electric vehicles don't go quite as far on a single charge as a standard car goes on a tank of gas, yet. But that's changing fast.

New EV range records seem to be set every week, and a small start-up company from Bochum just upped the range ante again.

BEA-tricks, spearheaded by engineer Daniel Sperling, modified a Citroen Berlingo with 10 of the same lithium ion batteries used in the SmartForTwo (total output: 180 kWh), and drove it 621 miles (1000 km) from Flensburg to Munich.


EV Cup iRacer debuted in January 2010.

Series of electrically powered car races are scheduled for the UK and further afield.

Cisco Home Energy Controller

Homeowners will be able to control ECOtality Blink Level 2 chargers from Cisco's touchscreen controller.

1911 Woods Electric Dual Power Hybrid could coast along at 15 mph on its batteries and up to 35 mph on its IC engine.

Former deputy assistant to George Bush comes out in support of electric vehicles with a brief review of their early history.


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