China-Based EV Startup Future Mobility Raises $200 Million

August 16, 2017 at 12:27 AM

Chinese startup Future Mobility Corp., which hopes to begin selling highly automated electric cars in two years, has attracted $200 million in first-round funding from Chinese investors.

Germany to Test High-Wire Act for Hybrid Trucks on Autobahn

August 15, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Siemens AG says it has won a contract to build an overhead electrical contact line to test a system for hybrid commercial trucks on the autobahn.

“New-Energy” Car Sales Top 1 Million in China

August 15, 2017 at 1:53 AM

Carmakers have sold nearly 1.02 million electric and hybrid vehicles in China to date, according to the country’s Ministry of Public Security.

Nissan Readying Leaf-Based Electric Crossover?

August 14, 2017 at 8:18 AM

Nissan Motor Co. has filed a trademark request for the name Terra with the Malaysian patent office.

Electric Mini Concept to Get Frankfurt Reveal

August 14, 2017 at 7:47 AM

BMW AG will take the wraps off a concept version of its upcoming Mini electric hatchback at next month’s Frankfurt auto show, according to several media reports.

Chinese Electric-Truck Maker Adds U.S. Partner

August 11, 2017 at 12:12 PM

China’s FDG Electric Vehicles Ltd. has begun delivering electric-powered medium-duty trucks to Los Angeles-based Chanje Energy Inc., which will market them in the U.S. and other regions.  

BMW, Nissan Offering Huge Incentives on EVs in San Diego

August 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM

BMW AG and Nissan Motor Co. are partnering with a local utility to offer incentives worth as much as $20,000 on their electric vehicles in San Diego, Calif., Bloomberg News reports.

Plug-In Hybrid Range Rovers to Bow in 2018

August 09, 2017 at 12:08 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s Land Rover unit will launch plug-in hybrid versions of its Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs next year.

Lawsuit Challenges Oklahoma’s New Fees on EVs

August 09, 2017 at 12:39 AM

A lawsuit in Oklahoma challenges a new state law that charges electric vehicle owners $100 and requires them to pay a $30 registration fee.

Tesla Plans $1.5 Billion Bond Sale for Model 3 Launch

August 08, 2017 at 12:45 AM

Tesla Inc. aims to raise $1.5 billion through a corporate bond offering to bolster its $3 billion cash supply as it ramps up production of its $35,000 Model 3 electric sedan.

EU: No Sales Quotas Coming for EVs

August 08, 2017 at 12:27 AM

The European Union tells reporters it has no interest in imposing sales quotas for electric vehicles to help accelerate their adoption.

Tesla Team Sets EV Driving Range Record of 670 Miles

August 07, 2017 at 12:48 PM

A Tesla owners group says it set a new range record for a production electric vehicle by driving a Model S 100D sedan 1,078 km (about 670 miles) over the weekend on public roads in southern Italy.