Germany to introduce $4,500 subsidy for buying an EVWed, 27, Apr 2016
Germany announced a plan today to invest about 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) to promote electric cars, which will include subsidies of 4,000 euros ($4,524) for buyers of EVs and 3,000 euros for those choosing to purchase a plug-in hybrid.
Honda brings clarity to electrification strategyMon, 25, Apr 2016
When Honda revealed last week that it would a three-model family of green cars under the Clarity nameplate, it also brought a measure of clarity to its electrification strategy, which has moved in fits and starts since the 1999 debut of the oddly shaped Insight.
Volvo sets goal to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025Thu, 21, Apr 2016
Following a global sales record in 2015, Volvo plans to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025, the company said today. "It is a deliberately ambitious target," Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said in a statement.
Apple sets up lab in Germany to help develop iCar, paper saysWed, 20, Apr 2016
Apple has established a team of "young, progressive" automotive experts in Berlin to work on its electric iCar and may build the vehicle with Magna Steyr in Austria, a German paper said.
SNL unveils faux Mercedes AA-class EV; Mercedes plays alongTue, 19, Apr 2016
“Saturday Night Live” last week unveiled a (faux) commercial for the Mercedes-Benz AA class, an electric luxury sedan entirely powered by AA batteries. Mercedes played along with the gag on Monday.
No 200-mile electric car in Ford's immediate futureMon, 18, Apr 2016
Ford is sticking with 100 miles of driving range for the Focus Electric to rein in weight and costs, says the company's electrified programs chief.
BMW execs said to defect to Chinese EV companyTue, 19, Apr 2016
A Chinese electric-vehicle company has hired a team of managers from BMW Group's i subbrand, Bloomberg reported.
Tesla Model S face-lift kills grilleMon, 18, Apr 2016
Aware that a grille on an electric vehicle is about as useful as air conditioning in the Arctic, Tesla Motors has scrapped the blacked-out nose cone on the Model S and given the car a smooth, grille-free look.
Fed and automakers prepare to review 54.5 mpg CAFE goalMon, 18, Apr 2016
Automakers and environmental groups are watching closely as the EPA and NHTSA assemble an argument for maintaining or adjusting stringent federal fuel-economy targets. The review promises to be tense as gasoline prices remain low, consumers turn away from green cars and costs of new technology stack up. The feds' analysis will affect automakers' product strategies for a decade.
Siemens, Valeo partner to produce EV motorsMon, 18, Apr 2016
German engineering giant Siemens and French auto supplier Valeo are teaming up to make motors for electric and hybrid cars. The venture will develop, market and sell high-voltage electric motors, range extenders and chargers used in electrified cars and light commercial vehicles, the two companies said Monday.
Suppliers bet on mild hybrids with electric turbosMon, 18, Apr 2016
Tesla CEO Elon Musk wowed the auto industry when he announced 325,000 orders for his company's Model 3 electric vehicle, but some suppliers believe mild hybrids are a better bet.
What will Tesla be? Better to focus on what it is nowMon, 18, Apr 2016
We are not calling Tesla history's greatest car company. Got that? That's for history to decide.