Ashok Leyland to Debut EV in January

November 16, 2018 at 3:11 PM

Indian truckmaker Ashok Leyland Ltd. plans to debut its first batch of all-electric vehicles in January.

Bimmer Plug-in Hybrid Gets Bigger Battery

November 16, 2018 at 2:56 PM

BMW AG says its next-generation 330e plug-in hybrid sedan will be equipped with a larger battery that is expected to increase its all-electric range by about one-third to 37 miles.

MG Readies Its First EV

November 16, 2018 at 9:08 AM

Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.’s MG brand took the wraps off its first all-electric model, the eZS crossover vehicle, at this week’s Guangzhou auto show in China.

Nissan to Make EV Batteries, Motors in China

November 16, 2018 at 12:21 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is shifting to local production of batteries and motors in China for electric cars made by its venture with Dongfeng Motor Group.

VW Confirms Plan to Convert Two Factories to Make EVs

November 14, 2018 at 11:24 AM

Volkswagen AG confirms it will retool its assembly plants in Emden and Hanover, Germany, to make electric vehicles four years from now.

Next-Gen Kia Soul Gets Uprated Battery

November 14, 2018 at 11:10 AM

The all-electric version of Kia Motors Corp.’s redesigned Soul compact crossover vehicle will feature a more powerful battery and longer driving range.

EV Lobbying Group to Push for U.S. Tax Credits

November 14, 2018 at 12:10 AM

Electric-car marketers have formed a U.S. lobbying alliance to coax Congress into extending the country’s $7,500 tax credit for EV buyers.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Invests in Battery Tech Startup

November 13, 2018 at 4:37 PM

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has made an unspecified investment in Enevate Corp., an Irvine, Calif.-based startup specializing in next-generation lithium-ion batteries for electrified vehicles.

VW May Join German EV Battery Consortium

November 13, 2018 at 12:36 PM

On Friday Volkswagen AG’s supervisory board will discuss whether the carmaker should join a German consortium that is mulling European production of battery cells for electric cars, Reuters reports.

New Citroen Cactus to Get Electric Power

November 12, 2018 at 5:17 PM

PSA Group’s Citroen unit says the next-generation of its C4 Cactus mini crossover vehicle will include an all-electric variant.

Study Finds 20% Decline in Air Pollution in China

November 12, 2018 at 8:21 AM

The concentration of particulate pollution in China fell an average of 20% from 2015 to 2017, according to a study conducted by researchers from England’s University of Leeds.

U.K. Cuts Incentives for Hybrids, EVs

November 12, 2018 at 2:45 AM

Demand in the U.K. for plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars is likely to drop sharply this month after the government slashed incentives for such vehicles.