Fisker's comeback powered by new batteryMay 20
Mercedes to make compact EV in FranceMay 18
Daimler plans to invest $589 million into its plant in Hambach, France, to start producing a compact electric car for Mercedes. The new car, which will be part of Mercedes' EQ electric subbrand, will be built alongside the battery-powered Smart ForTwo.
READY TO PEAKMay 21
PLUG-IN PLAYMay 20
NASCAR, a powerful marketing platform, could help automakers sell mainstream America on the electric vehicle. But getting the NASCAR fan base to accept whirring electric motors in place of roaring engines will take time.
Emphasis on EVs ignores many green-minded buyersMay 21
EV batteries present new challenges for firefightersMay 16
Fires on electric vehicles are rare, but the volatile chemistry of their batteries and the need for special training on how to extinguish them raises new safety questions as automakers are poised to dramatically increase production.
East Coast states to coordinate deployment of EV charging hubsMay 16
How world's first electrified road could lead to slashed EV pricesMay 15
An electrified road in Sweden that is the first in the world to charge vehicles as they drive along is showing promise and could potentially help cut the high cost of electric cars, project backers Vattenfall and Elways told Reuters.