Buick to Add EV and Plug-In Hybrids in China

March 23, 2017 at 12:07 PM

General Motors Co. says its Buick brand will offer several new powertrain technologies on new and refreshed models in China this year, and it plans to launch unspecified all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles there by the end of the decade.

Swiss Firm Targets Superfast Acceleration for New EV

March 23, 2017 at 11:26 AM

Classic Factory SA is developing an all-electric supercar that the company claims will rocket from zero to 100 kph (62 mph) in less than 2.3 seconds, which would make it one of the fastest cars in the world.

VW Eyes 2020 Deadline for EVs

March 22, 2017 at 12:14 AM

Volkswagen AG tells analysts in Germany it must introduce its first purpose-built electric car by 2020 to meet impending carbon dioxide emission targets in Europe and China.

Austria Forms Nationwide EV Charging Network

March 21, 2017 at 12:13 AM

Austria is pooling the electric-car charging stations operated by 11 suppliers into a single nationwide network of 1,300 publicly accessible points.

Tesla Drops Its Cheapest Model S EV

March 21, 2017 at 12:12 AM

Tesla Inc. is discontinuing the cheapest and least powerful version of its Model S electric car a year after the model’s introduction.

Bosch’s Electric Axle

March 20, 2017 at 10:27 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH, which has been helping make piston engines more efficient for decades, has introduced an electric axle that can turn such cars into hybrids.

Faraday Future’s Backer to Sell Calif. HQ

March 20, 2017 at 10:16 AM

The Chinese conglomerate behind California electric-car startup Faraday Future Inc. is looking for a buyer for the 49-acre headquarters complex it bought in Silicon Valley less than a year ago, sources tell Reuters.

Lucid to Start EV Pricing at $52,000

March 16, 2017 at 7:22 AM

Lucid Motors Inc. says the base price of its Air electric vehicle will be $60,000, excluding tax credits. This would undercut the starting price of a Tesla Model S electric sedan by more than $11,000.

Dozens of U.S. Cities Offer to Buy 114,000 EVs

March 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Some 30 U.S. cities have agreed to begin the process of ordering 114,000 electric cars and trucks under an initiative being coordinated by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Volvo Targets 250-Mile Range for New EV

March 14, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Volvo Car Corp. expects the all-electric vehicle it launches by the end of the decade will have have a driving range of at least 250 miles and to be priced between $35,000 and $40,000 in the U.S.