Balance of GM Spending Will Shift to EVs

October 29, 2019 at 2:51 PM

CEO Mary Barra says General Motors Co. will spend more to develop and promote electric cars over the next five years than it does for piston-powered vehicles.

Fisker to Show Production-Ready EV in January

October 28, 2019 at 10:39 AM

California-based electric vehicle maker Fisker Inc. plans to unveil a “production-intent prototype” of its upcoming all-electric SUV/crossover vehicle in January.

Ford Adds Geofence Hybrid Testing to Germany

October 28, 2019 at 9:43 AM

Ford Motor Co. soon will begin testing a geofencing system in Cologne, Germany, that automatically switches plug-in hybrid vehicles to all-electric mode when operating in zero-emission areas.

Hella Covers All Electrification Bases

October 28, 2019 at 2:36 AM

Automotive lighting and electronics supplier Hella GmbH offers products for electrified powertrains ranging from stop-start “micro-hybrid” to all-electric systems, says Steve Lietaert, president of the company’s U.S. operations.

Startup Launches Electric London Black Cab

October 25, 2019 at 3:55 PM

U.K.-based Dynamo Motor Co. has launched an all-electric version of London’s iconic “black cab.” 

Hyundai Sets Hybrid, Fuel Cell Speed Records

October 25, 2019 at 2:53 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. says it has set land speed records for hybrid-electric and fuel cell-powered cars at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats.

Court Rejects Challenge to Review of U.S. Emission Rules

October 25, 2019 at 1:35 PM

U.S. states have no jurisdiction to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency review of future vehicle emission rules, according to a federal appellate court in Washington, D.C.

Senate Dem Floats $454 Billion EV Incentive Plan

October 25, 2019 at 1:48 AM

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate has proposed a $454 billion plan to replace old cars with electric models.

Bollinger Electric Trucks to Start at $125,000

October 24, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Prices will start at a hefty $125,000 each for the electric SUV and pickup truck models being readied by Michigan-based startup Bollinger Motors LLC.

PSA Readies Electric Vans

October 24, 2019 at 11:35 AM

PSA Group will launch all-electric variants of its Citroen, Peugeot and Opel/Vauxhall compact vans next year in Europe.

Mitsubishi Hybrid Concept Gets Turbine Generator

October 24, 2019 at 9:56 AM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s plug-in hybrid Mi-Tech concept car teams four electric motors with a small turbine generator, a setup the carmaker aims to use in future compact vehicles.

The Mazda MX-30: Suicide Doors, Cork and, Oh, It’s an EV

By: Gary S. Vasilash - October 24, 2019 at 6:30 AM

Mazda introduced a new vehicle at the Tokyo Motor Show. An important vehicle. A technologically advanced vehicle. But it really thinks its doors are key.