Range of Ford Fusion Energi plug-in gets boosted to 610 milesMon, 30, May 2016
Minor tweaks yield big results as Fusion Energi range increases to 610 miles on a single tank of fuel
VW goal: 1 million electrified vehicles by 2025Sun, 29, May 2016
Volkswagen Group expects it will have to sell about 1 million battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles a year worldwide by 2025 to fulfill increasingly strict carbon dioxide emission limits in major markets.
VW weighs second EV platformSat, 28, May 2016
Volkswagen is examining whether its modular architecture for electric cars under development, dubbed MEB, is flexible enough for a top-of-the-line Phaeton, or whether a second groupwide platform is needed.
Toyota, Nissan seek battery breakthroughsMon, 30, May 2016
Toyota and Nissan are working on advanced battery technologies they hope will give new-generation electrified vehicles greater driving range.
VW’s e-Golf to close the gap with i3Mon, 30, May 2016
Volkswagen says it will substantially expand the range of its e-Golf when a face-lifted version of the battery electric hatchback goes into production in December.
More research emerges showing consumers uninformed, wary of new vehicle technologyThu, 26, May 2016
Automakers investing billions in plug-in cars and self-driving vehicle systems are getting caution signals from new research that suggests many mainstream consumers don't know what benefits they would get.
S. Korea's Mando said to be in talks to supply parts for Tesla Model 3Tue, 24, May 2016
Mando Corp. is in talks with Tesla Motors to supply parts for its Model 3 car, an industry source said, as it seeks to join other South Korean firms supplying components for Tesla's more affordable electric cars.
GM's Cruise Automation tests autonomous Bolt EVsFri, 20, May 2016
General Motors and Cruise Automation have begun testing autonomous prototypes of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle. Photos show a white Bolt driving in front of a camouflaged one down the street from Cruise Automation, the San Francisco autonomous vehicle startup that GM bought in March.
BMW i3 can suddenly lose power under range extender, lawsuit claimsWed, 18, May 2016
A BMW i3 owner in the U.S. filed a lawsuit claiming that the EV can experience a sudden loss of power when a feature designed to nearly double its driving range is deployed.
BMW targets 2021 for its electric, self-driving carMon, 16, May 2016
BMW will launch its iNext electric, self-driving car in 2021, CEO Harald Krueger said.
Changing current of opinion on BlueIndy serviceMon, 16, May 2016
When the BlueIndy electric-car-sharing service launched in Indianapolis last year, a firestorm of controversy quickly ensued. But some formerly vocal opponents seem to be changing their opinions.
BMW gives big boost to i3 range for 2017Thu, 12, May 2016
The smallest and most electric offering from BMW will receive a new 33-kWh battery for 2017, good for 114 miles of range. That will be a big step up from the current 22-kWh battery that delivers an estimated 81 miles of range.