Opel Touts All-Electric Corsa

May 24, 2019 at 11:44 AM

PSA Group’s Opel unit says the all-electric version of its next-generation Corsa small car, the Corsa-e, as an “important entry” in Europe’s EV market.

Audi Revs Up EV Plans, Nixes TT Coupe

May 23, 2019 at 12:57 PM

Volkswagen Group’s Audi unit plans to expand its electrified vehicle lineup to 30 models—including 20 all-electric vehicles—by 2025.

GM, Honda Partner on “Smart Grid” Research

May 22, 2019 at 9:18 AM

General Motors Co. and Honda Motor Co. are launching a joint research project to study the potential of “smart” grid systems in which electric vehicle owners can sell excess electricity back to utility companies.

VW Choses Slovakia to Make New Low-Cost EV

May 21, 2019 at 12:56 AM

Volkswagen AG plans to use its small-car factory in Bratislava, Slovakia, to build a family of small electric cars for the European market, according to Handelsblatt.

EVgo Installs Fast Chargers at Chevron Fuel Stations

May 20, 2019 at 2:21 PM

Los Angeles-based EVgo Services LLC has begun installing fast chargers for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles at select Chevron stations in California.   

Honda Aims to Put Used EV Batteries to Work

May 16, 2019 at 5:51 PM

Honda is working with Ohio-based electric utility American Electric Power to develop a network of used electric vehicle batteries to supplement electric grids.

Tesla Updates Battery Software After 2 Fires in Asia

May 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Tesla Inc. is distributing a battery software management update for its electric cars after at two cases in Asia where the batteries in parked Tesla Model S sedans caught fire.

Northvolt Secures €350 Million Loan for EV Battery Plant

May 15, 2019 at 2:21 PM

Stockholm-based startup Northvolt AB has arranged a €350 million ($392 million) loan from the European Investment Bank to help build a huge plant to make batteries for electric cars.

Volvo Signs $56 Billion Deals to Buy EV Batteries

May 15, 2019 at 12:27 AM

Volvo Car Corp. has signed deals worth an estimated €50 billion ($56 billion) to buy batteries for its electric cars from two Asian suppliers between now and 2025.

Report: Nissan Ponders a Stake in Chinese EV Startup

May 14, 2019 at 1:47 PM

Nissan Motor Co. is mulling a plan to make a major investment in a Chinese electric car startup, sources tell Bloomberg News.

VW to Launch Battery Cell Production in Germany

May 14, 2019 at 1:34 AM

Volkswagen AG says it will begin making battery cells in Salzgitter, Germany, on a pilot basis by the end of 2019.

Mercedes Targets Carbon Neutral Fleet by 2039

May 13, 2019 at 2:11 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit expects plug-in hybrids and all-electric models will comprise more than half of its vehicle sales by 2030, enabling its new vehicle fleet to be carbon neutral by 2039.