Electric Vehicle News Highlights – Page 04
Downtown Detroit, A Charging Desert, Finally Gets DC Fast Chargers
The home base for the U.S. auto industry has long been downtown Detroit. And as much as that industry has wanted to talk the talk about electrification the past several years, it hasn’t walked the walk in its home turf.
Connecticut Aiming To Revise EV Incentive For Low-Income Households
The incentives that many states have provided to plug-in vehicle buyers have for the most part been a success; though they’ve also in many cases been a learning experience.
Volkswagen Motorsport Says Auf Wiedersehen To Internal Combustion Engines
Ever since Dieselgate, people have been accusing Volkswagen of making too many promises about building electric cars somewhere down the road and not doing enough to actually manufacture and sell them.
41-MPG Ford Escape Hybrid Named Top Safety Pick
The Ford Escape lineup has improved on multiple fronts this year—and not just with the return of the far more fuel-efficient Escape Hybrid.
BMW i3 Charging – The Charging Guide
So you have decided to go electric – great news, and in buying a BMW i3 you have managed to get one technically sophisticated machine that accelerates and handles quite well.
Lyft Will Add 200 KIA Niro Electric Cars To Its Fleet In Denver
Starting in December, Lyft will begin adding 200 Kia Niro Electrics to the fleet of cars its drivers use in Denver.
Volvo Trucks Launches Sales Of Electric Trucks For Urban Transport
In the absence of exhaust emissions and with reduced noise levels from electric trucks offer huge potential in urban areas.
Cold Temperature And Winter Weather Tips For Electric Car Driving
When the cold sets in, what should you be doing to maximize your EV driving experience?
Mini Cooper SE Electric Car Could Sell Below $19k After Incentives In Some US Markets
Mini’s new battery-electric Cooper SE will start at $30,750 when it goes on sale next spring, the company announced Monday.
Thanks, Tesla – Porsche Taycan EV Outperforms Fossil Panamera Sibling
The Porsche Taycan offers much higher performance “bang for the buck” compared to its gas-powered Panamera sedan sibling.
Minnesota Power Offers Free EV Charger For Your Business
Minnesota Power invites commercial customers to apply for a free level 2 electric vehicle smart charger to be installed on their property for public use.
Why Haven’t We All Switched To Electric Cars Yet?
Our ecosystem is messed up. This is not a partisan issue like some conservative politicians tend to make us believe through their fairy tale conspiracy theories. Climate change is a fact backed up through science by… scientists.
CITY OF NAPERVILLE: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebates Are Now Being Offered
The City of Naperville is offering qualified residential and non-residential Naperville Electric Utility customers a $200 rebate for a Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle charging station installed for personal use or a $500 rebate for a Level 2 or Level 3 electric vehicle charging station installed for public use.
JFK Airport Terminal 5 Installs 38 Charging Hubs, Will Electrify Ground Equipment
Airport ground support equipment – fuel trucks, tugs, container loaders, catering vehicles, etc – is a prime candidate for electrification, and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport has taken a major step in this direction.
First-Time Electric-Vehicle Buyer’s Checklist
Check the boxes on these critical considerations before buying or leasing your first EV.
Most EV Owners Charge Using An Extremely Dangerous Method
In the battle to get the world’s drivers to adopt electric cars, designing and building good EVs is only half the battle. The other half deals with changing the customs, habits, and even the culture surrounding how we use our cars.
2020 Toyota Prius: Up to 56 MPG, Now With CarPlay And Alexa For All Grades
Toyota announced a handful of changes for its bread-and-butter hybrid Thursday, including iPhone integration via Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa-enabled smart features for the first time.
In H1 2019, Hyundai Motor Group Sold Almost 45,000 BEVs
Hyundai and Kia sold close to 45,000 BEVs during the first half and shouldn’t have a problem with reaching 100,000 in 2019.
Volkswagen Settlement Money To Fund Cleaner Engines, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
North Dakota could soon see more electric vehicle charging stations, as well as cleaner buses and trucks on the roads now that the public can apply for funds from a settlement with Volkswagen.
An Old-School Auto Supplier Is Betting On An Electric Future
Germany’s Continental, the world’s fourth-largest auto-parts maker, says it will stop investing in parts for internal combustion engines.
BMW Perks Up X5 PHEV & MINI Countryman PHEV With Large Batteries
While we wait for BMW to bring more fully electric cars to market, the company is adding some zest to its plug-in hybrid offerings by fitting them with larger batteries that significantly increase how far then can go on electricity alone.
2020 Chevy Bolt EV Range Rises To 259 Miles
Chevy on Thursday announced its 2020 Bolt EV, and included in the announcement was news of an EPA-estimated range of 259 miles.
Electrify America Wants Consumers To Understand That EVs Are Normal Now
California Launches $40-Million Incentive Program For Zero-Emission Off-Road Freight
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is launching a $40-million program called the Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE), which is designed to aid in the purchase of zero-emission off-road freight technology.
The Fastest Porsche SUV Ever Is A Plug-In Hybrid
As Porsche ramps up for the launch of its Taycan electric sedan late this year, today it has a new cheerleader for the performance boost of electric motors at the top of its SUV lineup: the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid.
2019 Kia Niro EV: An Impressive Electric Compact Suggests Good Things From Future Kia EVs
Kia may be the auto brand with the biggest disconnect between perception and reality in the US today.
GM, VW Say They Won’t Build Hybrids Or Plug-in Hybrids, Only Battery Electric Cars
For the past 5 years, people who wanted to drive a low or zero emissions vehicle had a choice — a hybrid like the Toyota Prius with a smallish battery and gasoline engine, a plug-in hybrid with a moderate size battery and a gasoline powered range extender engine like the Chevy Volt, or a battery electric vehicle like a Tesla.
Four Automakers Make A Deal With California On Fuel Efficiency
In a setback for the Trump administration’s campaign of sweeping away environmental regulations, four automakers have forged a deal with California that imposes only a moderate relaxation of the Obama-era federal fuel economy standards, rather than the radical rollback requested by the Republican regime.
Tesla Model X “The Perfect Car For A Family Road Trip,” Arctic Swan Car Reviewer Says
Last year, Luxembourg-based Bianca Hurduc decided to start a car blog, Arctic Swan, to provide auto news and reviews. But the site needed a twist. She wanted to feature “inspiring lady drivers with wanderlust … written by a woman for women.”
Virginia Governor Pledges Over $12 Million For Electric Buses
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has pledged more than $12 million towards the deployment of electric buses in Alexandria, Blacksburg, and Hampton Roads.
Report: US Nissan Leaf Owners To Get Update Allowing Subsequent Fast Charges-Updated
Some owners of second generation Nissan Leafs are about to get a big update that will cool some overheated owners—if not their cars’ batteries.
ClipperCreek Retroactively Extends Warranty For All AmazingE Chargers
ClipperCreek has retroactively extended the warranty on its AmazingE brand of residential charging stations.
Watch A Disguised Arnold Schwarzenegger Try To Sell Gas Cars To Prospective EV Customers
A barely-disguised Arnold Schwarzenegger touts the “benefits” of gasoline to customers who are interested in electric cars in a fun new ad that aims to increase electric vehicle adoption.
Toyota Covers Prius Prime With Solar Panels To Test Mileage
While Toyota has been skeptical of electric cars, the carmaker is expressing optimism about technology that can supplement plugging in: solar.