EV-Hybrid

China’s Largest EV Charging Network Targets Breakeven

December 18, 2018 at 10:08 AM

The company that controls 41% of China’s charging stations for electric cars predicts it will break even in 2018 after two years of losses.

Chinese EV Maker Aims to Launch U.S. Sales in 2020

December 17, 2018 at 2:32 PM

China startup Qiantu Motor and California’s Mullen Technologies Inc. have agreed to assemble and sell a modified version of the Chinese company’s K50 electric car in North America in 2020.

BMW, Porsche Demo 450-kW Charging Station

December 13, 2018 at 12:10 PM

FastCharge, a German consortium that includes BMW AG and Porsche AG, opened a prototype charging station this week that can provide electric vehicles with a 62-mile range in three minutes and replenish a battery to 80% capacity in 15 minutes.

Daimler Expects to Buy €20 Billion Worth of Battery Cells

December 11, 2018 at 12:44 PM

Daimler AG says it intends to buy more than €20 billion ($22.6 billion) worth of battery cells between now and 2030 to power its future electrified vehicles.

Report: Lotus Developing 1,000-hp Electric Hypercar

December 11, 2018 at 8:47 AM

Group Lotus plc is developing an all-electric vehicle that promises to be the marque's most fast, most powerful and highest-priced car in the company’s 70-year history.

Scania Partners on Fuel Cell-Powered Garbage Truck

December 10, 2018 at 2:42 PM

Volkswagen Group’s Scania truck unit is working with Powercell Sweden, Renova Group, truck body manufacturer JOAB and Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology to develop and test a prototype fuel cell-powered refuse truck.

VW to Expand ID Electric Lineup with New SUV

December 10, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Volkswagen AG plans to add a large SUV to its new ID electric vehicle sub-brand, Autocar reports.

Opel to Launch Three EVs by 2020

December 06, 2018 at 1:21 PM

PSA Group’s Opel unit says it will introduce all-electric variants of three models by 2020, starting next year with the Corsa subcompact hatchback.

Tesla Model 3 Debuts in Europe at €56,000

December 05, 2018 at 5:39 PM

Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 electric sedan is being priced in Europe at roughly €59,000 ($75,100). Tesla is displaying the Model 3 (pictured) in Europe and will begin taking orders for the car this month.

Aston Martin Electrifies Classic Cars

December 05, 2018 at 2:38 PM

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. has developed a conversion kit to retrofit its classic cars with electric powertrains.

Partners Test Repurposed Volvo Electric Bus Batteries

December 05, 2018 at 10:48 AM

Truckmaker AB Volvo has launched a pilot program in Gothenburg, Sweden, that uses repurposed batteries from electric buses to help power a new apartment complex.

White House Affirms Goal to Drop All EV Subsidies

December 03, 2018 at 5:52 PM

The Trump administration aims to end all subsidies for electric vehicles, says Lawrence Kudlow, the president’s top economic adviser.