Via EV Obsession: Volkswagen is currently working on a new Microbus concept vehicle to be debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, according to recent reports. Interestingly, the new vehicle may end up as a production vehicle available as an electric — in addition to availability as a gas- or diesel-powered version — if […]
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Via EV Obsession: Those who use the popular ridesharing app Uber, and who also often stay at Hilton hotels, may be happy to hear that the two companies are now partnering together to offer a more streamlined means of traveling to and from hotels, airports, restaurants, etc. Via the new partnership, guests at Hilton hotels will […]
Via EV Obsession: In a very interesting move, the Chinese auto manufacturer Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) has apparently opened up a new electric vehicle (EV) research and development (R&D) center in Silicon Valley. As it stands now — during the “launch phase” — the research center is reportedly home to 20 employees, who […]
Via EV Obsession: Despite comments from company representatives that battery technology is still too immature to allow for the company to release electric vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover recently showcased 3 new electric vehicle (EV) platforms for Concept_e research via the CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle event in the UK. The platforms are relevant both to plug-in […]
Via EV Obsession: Up to $11 million in new funding will be available to projects demonstrating medium + heavy-duty power train electrification or dual fuel fleets, via a new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) from the US Department of Energy. The Department of Energy (DOE) has predicted that this FOA will result in 2 to 4 new funding […]
Via EV Obsession: With the release of the 2016 Nissan LEAF still quite a ways off, one might not expect people to be so impatient that they’re taking pictures of suspicious-looking Nissan LEAFs at the company’s headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee… But that person would be wrong. 🙂 Thanks to one particularly enthusiastic blogger, we now have […]
Via EV Obsession: Despite the ongoing economic troubles of Canada (and the falling gas prices), sales of the Chevrolet Volt are continuing to go strong there — based on the recently aggregated sales figures for the US’s northern neighbor during August 2015. Altogether, there were 167 Chevy Volts sold during August 2015 in Canada — somewhat […]
Via EV Obsession: In a rather interesting prediction, the Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas has stated that he expects Tesla to officially unveil an “Uber like” service — well, a service intended to compete in the same market anyways — before the official unveiling of the Model 3 (currently slated for March 2016). It should be noted here that […]
A new online tool to help fleet operators (delivery fleets, taxi fleets, carsharing fleets, etc) decide when it makes economical sense to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) has been developed by researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR).
There are rumors swirling around the internet currently that crash testing for the Tesla Model X has concluded, and that the electric SUV offering has followed in the footsteps of the Model S to become the highest-rated vehicle in its class.
Even “safe” levels of particulate and nitric dioxide (NO2) air pollution are associated with a notably increased risk of severe heart attacks, according to new research presented by Dr Jean-Francois Argacha of UZ Brussel-Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.
The San Francisco Bay Area saw the greatest shift from solo auto commuting to “alternative” forms of transportation in the whole of the country for the years of 2006 through 2013, according to new figures from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. In 2012, the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA, metropolitan statistical area even had the third-lowest […]