Electric Vehicle News Highlights – Page 01
Porsche Doubles Planned Production of Taycan EV Due To Strong Demand
Porsche says stronger-than-expected demand for its upcoming Taycan EV has led it to boost production from 20,000 to 40,000 units.
To Learn How Cold Weather Affects An Electric Car, Ask A Cold Weather Expert
If you want to know how cold weather effects driving an electric car, who better to ask than people who live in Saskatchewan?
Price Reduction on ClipperCreek Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
ClipperCreek continues to lead the Electric Vehicle Charging Station industry in customer value by announcing a price reduction to their access-control Liberty-enabled CS Series charging stations.
Toyota And Panasonic To Jointly Make Electric-Car Batteries, Explore Solid-State Tech (Updated)
Toyota and Panasonic held a joint press conference in Japan on Tuesday to confirm details of the new joint venture.
The EV Revolution: Infiniti Electrifying By 2025, More Cars FromPorsche & Audi, Electric Ducati On The Horizon
Infiniti to go almost fully electric by 2025.
Cadillac Shows Off First Fully Electric Crossover On New EV Platform
Last week we learned that Cadillac was going to become the lead brand for the next generation of electric vehicles at General Motors. The luxury Detroit automaker would soon announce a lineup aimed at industry leader Tesla.
VW To Build EV Assembly Plant in Tennessee
VW has been talking big lately about producing EVs in volume, but now we’re beginning to see some real action.
Nissan Leaf Electric Car Gets Longer Range: 40% Boost To Battery Power For Leaf e+
Nissan is set to offer a long-range version of the Nissan Leaf in a long-awaited move that transforms the electric car into a competitor for the farthest-traveling battery-powered vehicles in the country.
Investigating Electric Car Myths & Facts: Video
Let’s work together to disseminate the truth about electric cars.
Prices For Used Electric Vehicles Are Rising In US
Electric cars have an economic problem. They cost more to buy than conventional cars and they lose their value faster than conventional cars. Come trade-in time, that fancy new EV is like an albatross around the neck of the owner.
Here’s What You Need To Charge Your Electric Car At Home
With the nation’s network of public electric vehicle charging facilities still relatively thin, most EV owners charge their rides at home.
Tesla Model 3 Mid Range Goes An EPA-Official 260 Miles
Tesla released its Model 3 Mid Range in early November, in an effort to offer a lower-priced base model, with an estimated range of 260 miles.
Solar EV News – Buzz Lightyear, Your Car Is Ready!
Solar powered cars are a pipe dream. A car doesn’t have sufficient surface area to capture enough sunlight to do anything but power a cooling fan or two. Drive on solar power? Pish tosh. Never gonna happen, right? File that belief under “Things conventional wisdom was wrong about.”
Hyundai Kona Electric Gets Shockingly Low Price Tag In US
The Hyundai Kona Electric has been long awaited in the U.S. But, when it arrives here early next year, we now know how much it will cost: $36,450. If we subtract the $7,500 federal tax credit from that, we’re looking at a mere $28,950. Then, there are the various state incentives that can reduce that number even more. Californians, for example, could be looking at an overall starting price of just $26,450!
Chinese Electric Sports Car Qiantu K50 Might Be Made In U.S., With Coda Connection
There’s quite a list of Chinese automakers that are relatively unknown outside China yet have grand plans to enter the U.S. market.
Electrify America Opens California’s First 350 kW Charging Station
Electrify America is building a nationwide fast charging network that will be ready for the next generation of EVs, supporting charging speeds of up to 350 kW.
INFINITI To Show Off Fully Electric CUV Vision Vehicle At NAIAS Next Month
INFINITI may be known for larger than life SUVs that sport lower than average MPG efficiency, but it is at least starting to consider cracking the door open. What door? The door that leads into a future powered by electricity.
Chile Orders 100 Electric Buses from China’s Yutong Bus
Yutong Bus will deliver 100 electric buses to Chile, part of the Chilean government’s environmentally-friendly urban development policy, which includes a push to replace all current city buses with new energy vehicles by 2050.
Canada Man Drives On Sunshine With Solar & His Tesla Model 3
A man from Oliver in Canada is living the future today, powering his new Tesla Model 3 with a rooftop solar installation on his home.
California to Pass Half-Million Electric-Car Mark
By the end of November, California will have more than 500,000 electric cars registered in the state, according to the latest report from Veloz, a consortium of state regulators, utilities, and other advocates for electric cars.
This Simple Graphic Shows Us All How An Electric Car Works
When Nikola Tesla invented the alternating current motor in 1887, he paved the way for the invention of the electric vehicle more than a century later.
Hyundai’s Kona & Ioniq EVs Top The Range & Efficiency Charts
The Hyundai Kona took top honors at the first What Car? Real Range test that puts the stated range of the latest electric cars on the market to the test to see how they hold up in the real world.
Time To Get Ready For A Flood Of Electric Cars
Electric vehicle naysayers often seem to visualize technological change proceeding at a slow and stately pace, ignoring the accelerating trends that are driving EV adoption.
The Wheels on These Buses Go Round and Round With Zero Emissions
The rumbling diesel engines on conventional yellow school buses can be heard a block away. But the five new battery-powered buses in White Plains, which went into service this fall, run so quietly that they have to play a four-tone melody for safety as they roam the streets.
Rivian Reveals Impressive Electric Pickup Truck and SUV
Rivian Automotive, which has emerged from nine years in stealth mode to reveal a pure electric pickup truck with specs that rival those of the roaring gas-belching, money-printing pickups currently on the market.
Tesla, GM, Nissan Band Together to Extend Electric Car Tax Credits
As tax credits for buyers of America’s two most popular electric-car brands begin to sunset, automakers and advocates are banding together to restructure the tax-credit program and extend them.
Volkswagen Announces 2 New Factories to Go Electric
Today, Volkswagen is announcing that it is converting two more factories to electric vehicle production and it is partnering with SK Innovation for battery cells.
Tesla Model 3 in Europe Will Come With a CCS Charging Port
That’s good news, but what is really exciting for many living there is that those European-spec Model 3s will come equipped with a CCS charging port, giving Model 3 drivers many more opportunities to charge their cars.
Top 5 Most Reliable Electric Cars For 2018
We all know electric cars are more reliable than gas, but which are the most reliable of the electric bunch?
Are Electric Cars Worse For The Environment? Myth Busted
Watch this short video explaining facts about the impact on our environment manufacturing and driving Electric Vehicles vs. Gasoline Powered Cars.
Level Up With a Level 2 Charger for Your EV
Electric Vehicles, (EV’s if you’re in the know), are hitting the mainstream, and if you haven’t already contemplated one as you gaze at the dollars rolling by at the gas pump, you might very well in the near future.
Jaguar delivers first I-Pace electric crossover in North America
Jaguar confirmed its first retail delivery of the I-Pace electric crossover Monday, a few weeks ahead of the company’s early November target for retail sales. The I-Pace isn’t late, but a vehicle like it has been a long time coming.
Zero Motorcycle Launches New 2019 Lineup
The 2019 models are filtering into dealerships as we speak, and while there aren’t any big, sweeping changes—no new platform, no new bikes, etc—there are a ton of small changes to each model that have improved power, range, efficiency, looks, and fun.
Dozens of New Electric Vehicle Programs Launched During Largest Ever National Drive Electric Week
From massive displays of electric vehicles in cities like San Diego, CA, Weymouth, MA, and Scottsdale, AZ, to ride and drive and electric vehicle financing education in Los Angeles’ Watts neighborhood, to an electric vehicle parade in Honolulu, people from across the country were able to experience the benefits of electric vehicles firsthand.
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. 2019 Chevrolet Volt PHEV
Minor updates recharge the electric lineup.
Scoop: Nissan Electric SUV Price Target = $45,000
Nissan has long been an electric vehicle leader, but having only one consumer electric vehicle on the market has become a bit of a joke.
Kia Niro Electric range rated at 301-miles in Europe
When it introduced the Kia Niro EV in Korea in June, the company said it would go 236 miles on a charge. It has now been rated at far more than that in Europe.
California considers almost doubling its EV incentive as Tesla’s federal tax credit is phasing out
California is the biggest market for electric vehicles in the US. At a time when the electric vehicle federal tax credit is phasing out for Tesla buyers, the state is considering increasing its EV rebate to $4,500.
New York state launches charging station rebate initiative
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that $5 million in rebates is now available for the installation of charging stations at workplaces, office buildings, apartment buildings, and public locations such as theaters, malls, parks and retail stores.
BMW Drops Diesels in Favor of Plug-In Hybrids
BMW is the latest automaker to eliminate diesels from its U.S. lineup, at least, and focus on plug-in hybrids and electric cars.
Audi e-tron SUV Arrives in USA!
After years of using the e-tron name on all kinds of concept vehicles and plug-in hybrid hatchbacks, Audi finally took the wraps off of the SUV that will bear this name in the marketplace in the second quarter of 2019.
Tesla Model 3 = #1 Best Selling Car In The US (In Revenue)
Despite intense media scrutiny around Tesla’s Model 3 “production hell” ramp, and Elon Musk’s take-Tesla-private drama, Tesla now has the #1 best selling car in the US. You may think that was a typo, but read on.
GM to expand Chevy Bolt EV sales, bring battery production to US
As part of a sweeping update on General Motors’ electric-car plans, CEO Mary Barra announced the company will expand production and sales of the Chevy Bolt EV.
Nissan Begins Offering Rebuilt Leaf Battery Packs
Starting this month, Nissan has begun offering rebuilt battery packs for older Leafs, filling a gap for drivers of older cars whose packs have begun to run down.
Top 8 Quickest, But Still Affordable, Plug-In Electric Cars
Here we present quick (0-60 MPH) plug-in electric cars that are priced at or below the average new car selling price, which is $35,444, according to the latest Kelley Blue Book data.
New Data Show Electric Vehicles Continue to Get Cleaner
On average, an EV driving on electricity in the U.S. today is equivalent to a conventional gasoline car that gets 80 MPG, up from 73 MPG in our 2017 update.
Downtown Board Oks Purchase of Electric Car Charging Station
Plans call for the unit to be installed in the Darling parking lot along Michigan Street, adjacent to a soon-to-built segment of the Downtown Greenway concrete path which follows a former railroad corridor.
Here are the 10 Longest Range Electric Cars Available In the U.S.
It’s all about operating range when it comes to electric cars, with the best the genre able to run for a several day’s on a charge, but the worst barely able to make it out to the suburbs and back without having to be tethered to an outlet.
ClipperCreek Offers Pre-owned Charging Stations
Pre-owned EVs are going for bargain prices, so why not buy a pre-owned charger as well? ClipperCreek has begun selling factory-tested, pre-owned HCS and LCS series charging stations. The certified chargers come with a one-year warranty, and pricing starts at $300.
World Debut: Mini Electric Concept Live at Frankfurt Motor Show
Set for production in 2019, we provide the first live look at the Mini Electric Concept straight from the show floor at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show before it opens to the wider press and public. Click to view article >>
2018 Nissan Leaf: Does it Pioneer the ‘mid-range’ Electric Car?
With the 2018 Nissan Leaf due to arrive at U.S. dealers in four or five months, next year is shaping up to be a very interesting test of what buyers want in battery-electronic cars. Much of the focus has been on the new car’s range rating, projected to be 150 miles combined when it’s confirmed by the EPA. Click to view article >>
Cummins Unveils Electric Class 7 Truck
Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins beat Tesla to the punch by unveiling its own electric truck at a recent event at the Cummins Technical Center in Columbus, Indiana. The new truck, called AEOS, is “a fully electric class 7 demonstration Urban Hauler Tractor.” It’s still just a concept, but Cummins has a prototype, built by Roush. Click to view article >>