China Make Hike “Green” Credit for Hybrids

July 12, 2019 at 2:08 PM

China policymakers may reclassify gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles to give them more credit in meeting the country’s tougher emission and fuel economy rules.

Bosch Readies “Smart” Battery Tech

July 11, 2019 at 4:06 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH says it has developed artificial intelligence software to help electric vehicle batteries last longer.

FCA Adding $788 Million EV Line in Italy

July 11, 2019 at 8:17 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is spending €700 million ($788 million) to equip its assembly plant in Mirafiori, Italy, to make the all-electric version of the Fiat 500 minicar.

U.S. Surpasses 20,000 EV Charging Stations

July 10, 2019 at 3:35 PM

There are more than 20,000 charging stations with nearly 69,000 connectors for plug-in hybrid and full-electric vehicles available in the U.S., according to the Dept. of Energy. 

Hyundai to Begin Local EV Assembly in India

July 10, 2019 at 10:08 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. plans to begin assembling all-electric versions of its Kona small crossover vehicle in Chennai, India, later this year.

Chinese Battery Maker Plans European Factory

July 10, 2019 at 1:53 AM

China’s SVOLT Energy Technology Co. plans to open a €2 billion lithium-ion battery plant and development center somewhere in Europe in 2022.

Electric Mini Breaks Cover

July 09, 2019 at 4:50 PM

BMW AG’s Mini car unit took the wraps off the all-electric variant of its Cooper SE small car this week in Germany.

NEVS Begins Saab-Based EV Production in China

July 09, 2019 at 2:12 PM

National Electric Vehicle Sweden has finally begun making an all-electric car—based on the discontinued Saab 9-3 sedan—at its factory in Tianjin, China.

Dodge Affirms Electrification Plans for Muscle Cars

July 09, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Dodge unit plans to offer a mix of hybrid and all-electric powertrain options in future Dodge Challenger and Charger muscle cars.

VW EV Sets Goodwood Hill Climb Record

July 08, 2019 at 5:24 PM

Volkswagen AG’s ID.R electric race car set a track record last weekend at England’s Goodwood Festival of Speed’s hill climb, taking just 39.9 seconds to cover the 1.2-mile course.

Bentley Targets EV by 2025

July 08, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Volkswagen AG's Bentley brand aims to add electric models, but not until about 2025 when battery technology improves.

VW Plans JVs, Funding to Expand EV Supply Base

July 08, 2019 at 10:29 AM

Volkswagen AG tells Reuters it intends to launch supplier joint ventures and help fund batterymaking capacity to support its aggressive electric-car sales plans.