Akio Toyoda will head Toyota's EV divisionWed, 30, Nov 2016
Toyota appointed its president, Akio Toyoda, to lead the automaker's newly formed electric car division, flagging its commitment to develop a technology that the automaker has been slow to embrace.
Jaguar will build I-Pace electric SUV with Magna Steyr, CEO saysFri, 18, Nov 2016
Jaguar will build its forthcoming I-Pace full-electric crossover with contract manufacturer Magna Steyr in Austria, Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth told Automotive News Europe. The British automaker previewed its first electric vehicle at the Los Angeles auto show this week. Sales of the I-Pace will begin in 2018.
Volkswagen Canada kills diesel for 2017 model yearWed, 23, Nov 2016
Volkswagen's decision to stop selling diesels in Canada is a direct result of the company's admission to equipping diesel vehicles with software designed to cheat emissions tests.
VW to start North America EV production in 2021Tue, 22, Nov 2016
The Volkswagen brand will start making electric cars in North America, as the manufacturer seeks to rebuild its tarnished image in the wake of the diesel scandal. Production in that region will start in 2021, as part of a plan to sell 1 million battery-powered cars globally per year by 2025, VW said in a statement Tuesday.
Toyota to sharpen focus on EVs via new in-house unitThu, 17, Nov 2016
A week after conceding it needs electric vehicles, longtime EV-skeptic Toyota Motor Corp. said it is forming a streamlined “in-house venture company” next month to start developing battery-powered eco-cars in a speedy, innovative way.
Jaguar joins EV race with I-Pace crossoverTue, 15, Nov 2016
Jaguar is joining the race among luxury brands to market electric vehicles with the I-Pace crossover concept. The production version of the EV will be shown in late 2017 and go on sale in the U.S. in the second half of 2018. Jaguar's crossover is expected to beat several German competitors to market as Tesla steadily upends the luxury EV market with the Model X and automakers face regulatory pressure to boost fuel economy and cut emissions.
China's NextEV will unveil electric supercar next weekTue, 15, Nov 2016
China's NextEV will unveil its first product, a high-performance electric car, in London next week. With 1,360 hp, the supercar matches the performance of top hybrid supercars such as the La Ferrari and McLaren P1, the company says.
Quebec leads the charge for electric fleets in CanadaFri, 18, Nov 2016
The challenges of maintaining electric vehicle fleets might be restricting them to major urban centres for now, but the concept is beginning to gain steam.