UPS Touts Cost Parity of New Electric Trucks

February 23, 2018 at 10:13 AM

United Parcel Services of America Inc. is adding 50 electric vehicles to its delivery truck fleet that the company says are priced about the same as similar piston-powered trucks.

Volvo Speeds Up Intros for Hybrid Models

February 21, 2018 at 6:14 PM

Volvo Car Corp., which last year said it would electrifying all new models beginning in 2019, will beat that goal by adding two plug-in hybrids this spring.

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Gets New Look, More Power

February 21, 2018 at 11:14 AM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is giving the plug-in hybrid variant of its Outlander SUV a mid-cycle freshening that includes an upgraded battery and powertrain.

Daimler Will Invest €2.6 Billion on Electric Trucks Over 2 Years

February 21, 2018 at 9:55 AM

Daimler AG says it will spend €2.6 billion ($3.2 billion) through 2019 to develop electric heavy-duty trucks and equip them with self-driving and connectivity features.

Tesla Outsells BMW, Mercedes Flagship Sedans in Europe

February 20, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Tesla Inc.’s Model S electric sedan outsold flagship BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class models in Europe last year, says JATO Dynamics.

Nissan Says EVs Will Reach Price Parity in 2025

February 19, 2018 at 5:56 PM

Nissan Motor Co. calculates that the price of electric cars will drop to those of comparable gasoline and diesel-powered models in seven years.

U.K. Ponders Nationwide Fast-Charge EV Stations Along Motorways

February 19, 2018 at 1:05 PM

The U.K. is studying a plan to install a grid of high-power charging stations for electric cars that would put more than 90% of drivers within 50 miles of an ultra-faster charger, the Financial Times reports.

Japanese EV Hits 0-100 kph in 1.9 Seconds

February 19, 2018 at 10:59 AM

Japan’s Aspark Co. claims its all-electric Owl hypercar rocketed from zero to 100 kph (62 mph) in 1.9 seconds during a recent test run.

Faraday Future Teases Second EV

February 19, 2018 at 9:24 AM

Struggling electric vehicle startup Faraday Future Inc. has unveiled a sketch of a small electric crossover vehicle it plans to launch sometime after this year.

Dyson Plans More EVs

February 16, 2018 at 9:34 AM

Household electronics specialist Dyson Ltd., which in September confirmed plans for a high-end electric vehicle, also is working on at least two mainstream EVs.

DOE Tool Helps Consumers Compare Electrified Vehicles

February 15, 2018 at 11:05 AM

A new online tool enables consumers in the Midwest compare prices, operating costs and environmental benefits of electrified cars with piston-powered models.

Opel to Launch Electric Corsa in 2020

February 15, 2018 at 9:20 AM

PSA Group’s Opel/Vauxhall unit plans to launch an all-electric version of its next-generation Corsa subcompact hatchback in 2020.