Ford Focus EV gets faster charges, 100-mile rangeMon, 26, Sep 2016
Ford will give the slow-selling Focus Electric more range and quicker charging times in an upgrade due at year end, the company said.
Tesla cranks up pressure to end ban on direct auto salesFri, 23, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors is cranking up the pressure to sell electric cars directly to customers, after filing its first federal lawsuit over the practice on the home turf of General Motors and Ford. Tesla on Thursday sued the State of Michigan to overturn its ban on direct sales by auto manufacturers.
Tesla fixes software bug that exposed hacking vulnerabilitiesTue, 20, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors released a software update to fix bugs that allowed Chinese "white-hat hackers" to remotely break into the Model S' control system and disrupt actions including turn signals, seat positions, displays and the door lock system.
Chinese web-video tycoon raises $1.08 billion for electric carTue, 20, Sep 2016
China's Le Holdings Co. has raised $1.08 billion to develop its electric sports car that has drawn comparisons to the Batmobile, the latest in a series of alternative energy vehicle investments even as the industry is set for a Chinese government shake-up.
Hyundai's great leap forwardMon, 19, Sep 2016
After pressing pause on years of breakneck expansion to nail quality, restock the product pipeline and streamline production, Hyundai is on the offensive again.
China's BYD expands U.S. manufacturing plantThu, 15, Sep 2016
Chinese automaker BYD, which is backed by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, said it launched its second of three phases of construction at its manufacturing plant in Lancaster, Calif., on Tuesday.
Toyota engineer aims to recharge sales for Prius plug-inThu, 15, Sep 2016
The chief engineer of Toyota's Prius gasoline hybrid cars said he would like to see the automaker sell 1 million units of the new plug-in version over its product life cycle, saying the vehicle is set to become its showpiece "eco" car in the next decade or so.
Chevy Bolt EV to carry EPA-certified range of 238 miles, GM saysTue, 13, Sep 2016
The Chevrolet Bolt has been certified by the EPA to go 238 miles on a single charge, making it the first electric vehicle to be sold in the U.S. with a range of more than 200 miles and a starting price of less than $40,000. GM says 238 miles will meet the average consumer's daily driving needs “with plenty of range to spare.”
Same car, different circumstancesSat, 10, Sep 2016
Aside from the shiny new paint schemes, the reprogrammed infotainment system and a faster charger, the Revero sedan from Karma Automotive is largely the same vehicle as the Fisker Karma from 2012. What is new is everything but the car.
Nissan adds Rogue hybrid as part of refreshed model lineFri, 09, Sep 2016
Nissan will launch a hybrid version of its newly freshened 2017 compact Rogue crossover this fall in hopes of broadening the nameplate's market.
Daimler plans EV familyMon, 12, Sep 2016
Daimler plans to bring out a half-dozen new Mercedes models with electric powertrains between 2018 and 2024, according to German sibling publication Automobilwoche.
BMW bosses to skip Paris show to thrash out electric car strategy, report saysFri, 09, Sep 2016
BMW's management board is skipping the Paris Motor Show to hold talks aimed at breaking a deadlock over whether to produce new electric cars, including a battery-powered Mini, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.