Tesla Motors began its landmark launch of the electric Model-S sedan. The first 1200 S Models to be delivered will have 85-kwh batteries, and later come the 60-kwh versions, eventually followed by the 40-kwh versions. Tesla will also be offering demos over the next 45 days in its Get Amped Model S Tour.
The battery-electric car, will sell for $50,000 to over $100,000.
BMW has revealed the full electric car called the Mini E with an estimated range of 150 miles or more. Around 500 Mini Es will be road tested in New York, LA and New Jersey where the recharging infrastructure is already in place.
The Mini E is powered by the latest lithium-ion battery technology to power a 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor. This power is coupled to a single-speed gearbox driving the front wheels with 162 lb ft of torque. The Mini E can accelerate to 62mph in 8.5sec.
BenzInsider has confirmed that a 100% electric car from Mercedes will roll out in 2010. There is no price yet but it will be more than a petrol powered model.