Prototype EVs Driving from China to Germany

July 22, 2019 at 1:36 AM

Two prototype electric SUVs made by Chinese carmaker Aiways have begun a 14,200-km (8,800-mile) test drive from Xian, China, to Frankfurt, Germany.

Toyota, BYD to Co-Develop EVs for China

July 19, 2019 at 9:42 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. and BYD Co. have agreed to co-develop all-electric cars and SUVs that will be marketed under Toyota’s name in China.

EU's Choice of Electrified Cars to Triple in 2 Years

July 18, 2019 at 1:12 AM

Car buyers in Europe will be able to choose from 2014 hybrid and all-electric models by 2021, up from 60 last year, says the European Federation for Transport and Environment.

ZF Touts 2-Speed Electric Drive System

July 17, 2019 at 4:04 PM

Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen AG says its new 2-speed electric drive is more efficient than current single-speed units.

Renault Launches EV Venture in China

July 17, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Renault SA is investing in its 50:50 venture with Jiangling Motors Corp. to develop and build electric vehicles in China.

All Future Lotus Models to Get EV Variant

July 17, 2019 at 11:27 AM

Group Lotus plc, which unveiled its first all-electric model this week, plans to offer electric variants of all future vehicles.

China Surpasses 1 Million EV Charging Points

July 17, 2019 at 1:26 AM

China has to date installed more than 1 million charging points for electric vehicles, China Daily reports.

Lotus Unveils 1,900-hp EV

July 16, 2019 at 3:22 PM

Group Lotus plc’s all-new Evija electric hypercar will generate more than 1,970 hp and 1,250 lb-ft of torque, which the carmaker boasts will make the vehicle the most powerful production model in history.

Honda Plans Modular Midsize EV Platform

July 16, 2019 at 2:35 PM

Honda Motor Co. is developing a new platform to carry future all-electric cars and crossover vehicles designed for the Chinese and U.S. markets.

U.K. Ponders Law Requiring EV Chargers in New Homes

July 15, 2019 at 4:19 PM

The U.K. is weighing a proposal that would require all new homes to be equipped with at least one charging port for electric vehicles.

JLR’s EV Vow Lands $636 Million Loan Guarantee

July 15, 2019 at 2:56 PM

A pledge by Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. to build a range of electrified vehicles in England has netted a $636 million loan guarantee from the British government.

Chinese EV Producers Ponder Indonesia to Avoid U.S. Trade War

July 12, 2019 at 2:53 PM

Two Chinese electric car makers—BYD Co. and JAC Motors—could move some production to Indonesia to avoid the trade war between China and the U.S.