German EV Retrofitter Expands Beetle Business

By: Steve Plumb - December 04, 2019 at 2:37 PM

German electrification specialist eClassics GmbH is partnering with a British garage to expand production of electrified Type 1 Beetles.

Nissan Offers Leaf Buyers Charging Credits

By: Steve Plumb - December 03, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Nissan Motor Co. says it will give U.S. buyers of its Leaf electric car $250 worth of credits to use at EVgo Services LLC charging stations.

China May Hike NEV Sales Ratio to 25%

By: Bill Hampton - December 03, 2019 at 12:40 AM

China is reviewing a proposal that would boost the country’s new-energy vehicle (NEV) sales ratio to 25% of the country’s car market by 2025.

Lucid Motors Hopes to Build 15,000 EVs in 2021

By: Bill Hampton - December 03, 2019 at 12:09 AM

Lucid Motors Inc. says it expects to produce 15,000 all-electric Air sedans in 2021 at the factory it is constructing in Casa Grande, Ariz.

Lincoln to Use EV Chassis by Rivian?

By: Bill Hampton - November 26, 2019 at 5:47 PM

Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln brand reportedly plans to introduce its first battery-powered SUV in 2022, using a platform developed by EV startup Rivian Automotive LLC.

Corvette ZR1 to Get 900-hp Hybrid Power?

By: Steve Plumb - November 25, 2019 at 2:01 PM

The ZR1 performance variant of General Motors Co.’s all-new Chevrolet Corvette will be powered by a hybrid-electric system that produces 900 hp, company sources tell Motor Trend.

Carmakers Hopeful for EV Rebound in China

By: Bill Hampton - November 25, 2019 at 1:51 PM

Carmakers in China tell Reuters that a bevy of new electric car models—and revived government support—should revive demand for hybrids and EVs in 2020.

Rimac Readies 1,900-hp Hypercar

By: Steve Plumb - November 22, 2019 at 10:32 AM

Croatia’s Rimac Automobili will unveil the production version of its high-performance C Two concept electric car at the Geneva auto show next March.

GM Electric Pickup Due in Two Years

By: Steve Plumb - November 21, 2019 at 6:32 PM

The all-electric pickup General Motors Co. is developing will be introduced in autumn 2021, CEO Mary Barra tells investors.

Mercedes Electric SUV to Start at $68,000 in U.S.

By: Steve Plumb - November 21, 2019 at 10:14 AM

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC small crossover vehicle will carry a base price of $67,900 in the U.S. when it debuts in the market early next year.

Lincoln Corsair Gets AWD Plug-In Treatment

By: Steve Plumb - November 20, 2019 at 9:26 AM

Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln unit is adding a plug-in hybrid variant of the all-new Corsair compact crossover vehicle that debuted earlier this year.

Pininfarina Teases Modular EV Lineup

By: Steve Plumb - November 19, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Automobili Pininfarina plans to build at least five electric vehicles off the modular platform that it is developing with Bosch and Benteler International.