BMW Accelerates EV Program, Adds Functionality

June 25, 2019 at 11:27 AM

BMW AG aims to launch 25 electrified vehicles by 2023, two years earlier than the company’s previous plan.

Startup Touts Long-Range EV with Large Solar Array

June 25, 2019 at 9:51 AM

Dutch startup Lightyear says its electric vehicle has a range of about 450 miles, about 45% of which is derived from its large array of solar panels.

VW Says Its EV Battery Needs Are Secured through 2023

June 24, 2019 at 3:37 PM

Volkswagen AG says it has lined up sufficient supplies of batteries for its electric vehicles for the next four years.

China Drops List of Preferred EV Battery Suppliers

June 24, 2019 at 12:46 PM

China has abolished its list of recommended suppliers of batteries for electric cars, a move that could open up the market to foreign producers.

Nissan Demos Electric Ice Cream Truck

June 20, 2019 at 5:18 PM

Nissan Motor Co. demonstrated a prototype electric ice cream truck this week in London as part of the U.K.’s Clean Air Day.

Germany to Back Three EV Battery Cell-Making Partnerships

June 18, 2019 at 1:45 PM

Germany’s government intends to invest a combined €1 billion ($1.1 billion) to support three partnerships created to launch battery cell production in Europe.

EV Prices to Jump in China as Subsidies Shrink

June 18, 2019 at 7:27 AM

The price of electric vehicles in China could jump 25% or more next week when the central government cuts back on subsidies, The Nikkei says.

Electric Hummer in the Works?

June 17, 2019 at 1:51 PM

General Motors Co. may revive its rugged Hummer nameplate, which was killed in 2010, with an all-electric SUV, sources tell Bloomberg News.

PSA to Make EV Batteries in Slovakia, Spain

June 14, 2019 at 5:25 PM

PSA Group says it is preparing to assemble batteries for its plugin hybrid and all electric cars in Trnava, Slovakia, and Vigo, Spain

FCA Partners with Two European Utilities on EV Charging

June 14, 2019 at 3:26 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has signed deals with multinational electric utilities Enel in Italy and Engie in France to set up charging stations for electric vehicles across Europe.

Tesla Targets 400-Mile EV Range

June 12, 2019 at 2:42 PM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says it “won’t be long” before the carmaker’s electric vehicles will be able to travel more than 400 miles on a charge.

Power Squeeze Threatens Sweden’s EV Market Growth

June 12, 2019 at 3:08 AM

Sweden’s push to put millions of electric cars on the road is overwhelming the ability of the country’s electric grid to charge them, says Bloomberg News.