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.
Ford's China route: Latecomer, contender, EV embracerMon, 02, May 2016
In the next phase of its Chinese evolution, Ford plans to introduce electrified cars, as well as to bring in its first pickup and GT super sports car.
Skepticism surrounds China EV boomSun, 01, May 2016
No one said electrifying China's auto market would be easy. But even as automakers flood the nation with new eco-models and the government pushes generous incentives, there remains much skepticism about the country's ballyhooed EV boom.
Fields: Ford EV will have range near 200 milesMon, 02, May 2016
Ford Motor Co. is developing an electric vehicle with range comparable to the Chevrolet Bolt, Tesla Model 3 and next-generation Nissan Leaf, CEO Mark Fields said.
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.