This week in electric vehicles, BMW makes a great deal with Green Mountain, Mini MINI’s take the field in London, city of Austin expands amount of charging stations, and Tesla’s Model S to be a big hit!
BMW released a 2011 ActiveE electric vehicle that now has capability of being 100% renewable energy because of a partnership between BMW and Green Mountain Energy. This agreement entails all drivers of the ActiveE the opportunity to purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) from Green Mountain.
The BMW’s Mini MINI has taken center field at the 2012 Olympics! See this cute little electric vehicle roaming around the field at the London Olympic Stadiums to ferry javelins, discuses, hammers, and shots back to the throwing area.
Austin Energy, servicing most of Austin, has given the residents of the city the opportunity to let electric cars “become that alternative in the future.” They have set up 113 charging stations throughout the city allowing for more convenience to the drivers.
The new Telsa Model S makes huge strides in the retail vehicle industry and the electric vehicle industry. This car is now much more competitive with other Suburban type vehicles while also almost tripling the driving range of any other electric vehicle.