Porsche christens first electric the Taycan
2:00 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2018
Porsche's first full-electric sports car won't hit the streets until next year but the Mission E concept now has a street-legal name: Taycan.
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A battery-powered Lamborghini supercar? Keep waiting
June 7, 2018 06:01 CET
Lamborghini plans to launch a plug-in hybrid version of its Urus SUV, but a full-electric car is a long way off for the brand.
GM, Honda team up on next-gen EV batteries
8:34 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2018
General Motors and Honda are partnering again -- this time on the development of advanced batteries for electric vehicles. Under the deal, Honda will buy battery modules based on the next generation of GM's battery system.
China's CATL seen choosing Germany for EV battery plant
June 7, 2018 12:15 CET
China’s biggest EV battery cell maker is nearing a decision to build a factory in Germany as part of a major push into Europe, Bloomberg reported.
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EV-only decision is right for Smart despite possible lost sales, CEO says
June 6, 2018 14:27 CET
Smart chief Annette Winkler defended a decision to phase out the brand's combustion-engine models, even though she expects the marque will lose sales initially during the transition to an all-electric brand.
Sogefi to supply coolant pumps for Volvo's electrified cars
June 6, 2018 11:55 CET
Sogefi has signed a contract with Volvo to supply engine coolant pumps for several of the automaker's future-generation electrified models as the automaker pledges to electrify its entire lineup by 2019.
Tesla disputes report that says 23% of Model 3 orders were refunded
1:03 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Tesla is dishing out refunds for deposits on Model 3 sedans faster than deposits are coming in, a new report says, claims that Tesla disputes.
Daimler, BYD to recapitalize China EV partnership
June 5, 2018 16:14 CET
Daimler and its China partner BYD will each invest 400 million yuan ($62.5 million) to help speed a turnaround at their unprofitable EV joint venture.
GM China accelerates electrification plans to 20 models by 2023
7:05 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
General Motors is accelerating the pace of electric vehicle launches in China as policymakers in the world's biggest auto market continue to promote EVs as an alternative to gasoline cars.
German battery maker Akasol plans German listing in June
June 5, 2018 15:33 CET
German battery systems maker Akasol is preparing for a Frankfurt stock market listing before the summer break, raising money to invest in new capacity so it can benefit from an expected surge in demand from EV manufacturers.
EV push threatens 75,000 German auto industry jobs, study says
June 5, 2018 14:51 CET
The switch to EVs will put 75,000 engine and gearbox manufacturing jobs at risk, a study commissioned by German trade unions and the auto industry showed.
Subaru, Mazda are fine being late to the EV party
8:30 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Subaru is among a small group of automakers setting a casual pace in the global race for electric vehicles, while Mazda Motor Corp. is on a similarly relaxed timeline.
Switch to EVs threatens 75,000 German auto industry jobs, study says
7:13 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
The switch to electric cars puts 75,000 engine and gearbox manufacturing jobs at risk, a study commissioned by German trade unions and the auto industry showed.
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Schaeffler sees positive future for combustion engines with an electric twist
June 5, 2018 06:01 CET
The future of transportation may be electric, but Schaeffler, the German supplier that built its business around bearings, thinks the internal combustion engine still has plenty of life in it.
Daimler says EVs on target after report of launch delays
June 5, 2018 11:46 CET
Daimler said planned launches of electrified vehicles were on schedule following a report that they were facing delays because of battery shortages and other technical problems.
Fiat Chrysler will spend $10.5 billion on greener cars
June 5, 2018 06:01 CET
Fiat Chrysler plans to spend 9 billion euros ($10.5 billion) through 2022 to develop electrified vehicles to comply with emissions standards.
EV venture at ex-Mitsu plant gets cash boost
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2018
Electric vehicle company Rivian Automotive is getting closer to its goal of becoming a key player in the EV market.
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Fiat Chrysler bets on electrification for Alfa, Jeep and Maserati
June 1, 2018 16:23 CET
Fiat Chrysler's plans to offer electrified versions across its entire Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Jeep lineups is a significant shift for a company that is a latecomer to the technology.
London cab firm will build plug-in van using taxi tech
June 1, 2018 16:15 CET
The London Electric Vehicle Company, the taxi maker owned by China's Geely, plans to double production at its UK plant with the introduction of a van using the same plug-in hybrid drivetrain as its TX eCity taxi.
Alfa revives halo 8C, GTV sports cars; promises 2 new SUVs
June 1, 2018 13:26 CET
Alfa Romeo plans to revive its 8C supercar and GTV sports car in a bid to reboot the iconic FCA brand that has failed to meet ambitious growth targets in the past.
EVs get charged up in three states -- in a single day
11:04 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
In a single day, the electric car boom may have scored hundreds of millions of dollars of additional investments in three states.
SF Motors plans to open EV operations at Indiana plant by end of 2020
4:12 pm U.S. ET | May 30, 2018
Chinese-owned electric vehicle developer SF Motors is planning to open a $160 million plant in northern Indiana by the end of 2020.
India delays plan to roll out 10,000 electric cars to 2019
8:04 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2018
India has pushed back a deadline to put thousands of battery-driven cars on the road by nearly a year, in a setback to its ambitions of having electric vehicles account for about a third of its fleet by 2030.
VIDEO: First Shift: 3.1 million electrified vehicles on roads
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2018
Global EV fleet soars to 3.1M; Hyundai investing in Ala.; Driver: Tesla in Autopilot mode before hitting cop car; U.S. to hold hearings on import probe; GM 'Reality Capture' team.
Musk says challenging India regulations preventing Tesla's entry
7:31 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2018
India has been wooing Tesla to set up a factory on its soil, but CEO Elon Musk isn't falling for it. At least not yet.