EV sales in California were up 91% in the first quarter, thanks in part to sales of the Chevy Bolt. EVs accounted for almost 3% of all new car sales during the quarter.
California will begin a pilot program to test the effectiveness of point of sale EV rebates to spur low income buyers to buy low or zero emissions cars.
Cummins and TM4 are partnering to bring plug-in hybrid buses with diesel range extender engines to the buses used for inner city transportation. They say the plug-in hybrid buses will cut fuel costs by 50% compared to a traditional hybrid bus.
WrightSpeed manufacturers an innovative heavy duty electric truck propulsion system. The key to its range extended vehicle (REV) powertrain is a small multi-fuel turbine range extender engine that company head Ian Wright claims is 30% more efficient than any other turbine on the market. It provides 80 kW of power to keep the onboard batteries […]
Is This Rotary Engine Hybrid Motorcycle the Future? Its superbike racing designers hope they’ve combined the best of both worlds.
Autohome and MINI have gotten together to offer customers a rooftop tent that fits the roof of the new Countryman with no tools or modifications required.
GAC Group is building a new electric car factory in Guangdong province in southern China. It will have a capacity of 200,000 new electric and autonomous cars a year when completed at the end of 2018.
A bill in the Oregon legislature would pay a sales person who sells a plug-in hybrid or electric car a bonus of $250. That would go a long way toward getting the staff at Oregon car dealers interested in selling electric cars.
There is a lot of misinformation about hybrid cars. This article will clear up some of the mystery surrounding hybrid cars and help you decide if driving one would make sense for you.
EV sales in April were up nearly 50% from the same month last year, thanks to strong sales for two cars with new larger batteries for more range.
The US auto market was down in April but EV sales are still growing. That’s a very good sign.
Workhorse unveiled its W-15 plug-in hybrid electric pickup truck at the ACT Expo in Long Beach on May 2. With an range of 80 miles on battery power, the all wheel drive W-15 can carry 2,200 lbs and tow a 5,000 lb trailer.
Whimsy seems to be the watchword for commercials advertising hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles right now. A few days ago, Hyundai started airing a pair of delightfully amusing ads featuring ordinary citizens singing a song that begins, “I’d like to buy a hybrid car but I’m not sure it’s for me.” It then shows a […]
Volvo has begun production of the updated 2018 Volvo XC60, the midsize SUV that accounts for one third of all Volvo sales. Top engine choice will be the 407 horsepower T8 plug in hybrid.
Panasonic has opened a new 860,000 square foot battery factory in Dailin, China where it expects to produce lithium ion battery cells for “new energy vehicles” for the Chinese market beginning this year.
A survey by AAA shows 15% of all American car buyers would consider buying an electric car and 32% buying a hybrid or plug-in hybrid.