Tesla Model 3 Earns 5-Star U.S. Crash Rating

September 20, 2018 at 6:41 PM

Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 electric sedan has won top ratings for all five crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Kia Niro EV Gets 300-Mile Range in European Test

September 18, 2018 at 4:03 PM

Kia Motors Corp. says the all-electric variant of its Niro crossover vehicle will have a driving range of 301 miles on Europe’s WLTP cycle.

Audi e-Tron to Start at $76,000

September 18, 2018 at 10:08 AM

Audi AG unveiled its new e-tron electric crossover vehicle Monday night at an event in San Francisco.

VW Affirms EV Plans

September 17, 2018 at 1:53 PM

Volkswagen AG plans to offer 27 all-electric models from its new MEB (Modular Electric Toolkit) architecture across is Audi, SEAT, Skoda and VW brands by 2022.

iNext Concept Previews BMW’s Electric Flagship

September 17, 2018 at 12:04 AM

BMW AG is using its iNext electric SUV/crossover concept to showcase advanced mobility technologies being developed by the company.

IKEA to Test All-Electric Delivery Fleets by 2020

September 14, 2018 at 11:24 AM

Furniture retailer IKEA Group says it will use zero-emission trucks to make all deliveries in central Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris and Shanghai by 2020.

French Alliance to Debut Next-Gen EV Batteries in 2020

September 13, 2018 at 4:52 PM

A European consortium set up in February aims to begin mass producing next-generation lithium-ion batteries in early 2020 and solid-state devices in 2024, Reuters reports.

Aston Martin EV to Make 600 Horsepower

September 13, 2018 at 1:22 PM

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. says its upcoming Rapid E electric supercar will be fitted with two electric motors that produce a combined 610 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque.

Toyota May License Hybrid Tech to Chinese Carmakers

September 13, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is in advanced talks to license its hybrid-car technology to China’s Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd., sources tell Bloomberg News.

VW Warns of Higher Costs to Develop EVs

September 12, 2018 at 10:20 AM

CEO Herbert Diess says the €20 billion ($23 billion) Volkswagen AG has budgeted to electrify its entire vehicle lineup won’t be enough to meet that goal.

Nissan Buys Stake in Formula E Team

September 12, 2018 at 9:43 AM

Nissan Motor Co. has made an unspecified investment in the e.dams team that competes in the Formula E electric car race series, which will kick off its fifth season in December.

Ford Readies Hybrid Versions of European Transit Van

September 11, 2018 at 3:31 PM

Ford Motor Co. will unveil a mild-hybrid version of its Transit commercial van and a plug-in hybrid variant of the smaller Transit Custom model later this month.