Planting a new crop of plug-insMon, 16, May 2016
Over the next several years, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota plan to fortify their vehicle lineups with plug-in hybrids, citing them as a crucial steppingstone for consumers, the industry and the effort to meet global fuel efficiency and emissions regulations.
Why most new hybrids are cars, not crossoversMon, 16, May 2016
These are times of feast for crossovers and famine for cars. Meanwhile, automakers such as Hyundai and Honda are introducing new lines of green vehicles to meet global regulations -- and all of them are cars. Why not mix what consumers want with what automakers need to sell and make these vehicles crossovers?
Tesla needs billions to meet Musk's assembly timelineThu, 12, May 2016
Tesla Motors may raise billions of dollars by selling stock to accelerate production plans, betting the benefits will be enough to outweigh the dilution of the share price.
Average fuel economy dips, likely driven by rising pickups, SUVs, researchers sayWed, 04, May 2016
After a record-breaking April for light-vehicle sales, the average fuel economy of those vehicles dipped slightly from March, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said.
EV-charging network ChargePoint gets $50 million in fundingWed, 04, May 2016
Electric vehicle-charging network ChargePoint said on Tuesday it had received an additional $50 million in funding to allow the Silicon Valley company to expand beyond its current 27,000 public charging stations.
GM China sees strong growth for luxury models and EVsThu, 28, Apr 2016
Chinese consumers' continued preference for luxury brands could help make that country Cadillac's largest global market in the next five to 10 years, the head of General Motors China said today.
High warranty costs reflect Tesla's struggle with qualityWed, 27, Apr 2016
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has told investors his electric car company will stop burning cash and turn a profit this year, and corralling costs associated with quality problems will be critical to making good on that pledge.
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.
Ford will expand green-car lineup in ChinaMon, 25, Apr 2016
Ford, notching record sales in China thanks to its solid crossover lineup, is now beefing up its green-car offerings. The U.S. carmaker, as part of a $4.5 billion global investment to introduce 13 new electrified vehicles through 2020, wants 10 percent to 25 percent of its model mix here battery-equipped by then.