GAC, CATL Partner on Two Battery Ventures

July 20, 2018 at 1:30 AM

Two new battery ventures are being formed in China by domestic carmaker Guangzhou Automobile Group Ltd. and battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd.

Panasonic Drops Supplier for Obtaining Cobalt from Cuba

July 19, 2018 at 4:27 PM

Panasonic Corp. has a suspended a Canadian supplier of cobalt used to make batteries for Tesla electric cars because the metal was mined in Cuba and may be subject to U.S. sanctions.

Study: Nearly 60% of EV Sales in 2035 Will Be in China

July 19, 2018 at 1:41 AM

Global demand for electric vehicles will multiply by a factor of 15 to 11.3 million units by 2035, with the Chinese market generating 57% of the total, according to the Fuji-Keizai Group.

Tesla Owners in Germany Ordered to Return Subsidy

July 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Germany has ordered about 800 Tesla Model S electric cars owners to pay back a €4,000 ($4,700) government subsidy they received.

VW Confirms EV Production Plans for U.S.

July 17, 2018 at 5:44 PM

Volkswagen AG will build the production versions of its concept Buzz and Crozz electric vehicles in the U.S.

U.K. Sales of EVs and Plug-in Hybrids Up 25%

July 17, 2018 at 9:28 AM

Sales of pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid models soared 25% in the U.K. through June to more than 28,000 units.

Tesla Model 3 Critic Turns Bullish

July 16, 2018 at 5:33 PM

A Detroit-area company that panned the part-by-part quality of Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 electric sedan now believes the car can generate a 30% gross profit margin.

Polestar 2 EV to Feature Long Range, High Output

July 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Volvo Car Corp.’s Polestar unit is targeting a 350-mile range and 400-hp output for the all-electric midsize sedan the company plans to introduce late next year, Autocar reports.

Honda, Panasonic to Test Swappable Battery for Electric Motorcycles

July 13, 2018 at 2:45 PM

Honda Motor Co. and Panasonic Corp. have formed a joint venture with HPP Energy Indonesia to test a battery-sharing scheme for electric motorcycles.

Report: Old-Line Carmakers Set to Sweep Past Tesla in EV Race

July 13, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Tesla Inc. will retain its position as the world’s largest maker of electric cars next year but plunge to seventh behind well-established vehicle manufacturers by 2021, predicts PA Consulting Group.

Porsche Launches Ultra-Fast EV Chargers in Berlin

July 12, 2018 at 6:11 PM

Porsche AG has installed its first batch of 350-kW charging stations at a dealership in Berlin as part of previously announced effort to roll out the ultra-fast systems across Europe and the U.S.

Thailand Rules Out a Hike in EV Subsidies

July 12, 2018 at 5:12 PM

Thailand says it won’t offer sales incentives beyond a discounted excise tax to spur demand for electric vehicles, the Bangkok Post reports.