When Biker Chicks Drive Cars Fiat cut me loose on the streets of LA in a 2016 500e to see if it could be as fun around town as it is on the track. I’ve driven both manual & automatic 500s, and a broad range of other electric cars. None of them as fun as […]
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This is not sponsored content. This is California Desperation. At a time when the CEO of Exxon is being tapped for Secretary of State and the outgoing President has to ban the destruction Putin & Tillerson are eager to unleash on the Arctic Circle and anywhere else they can, everyone who possibly can should be […]
German authorities are now investigating whether Fiat has used software to defeat the operation of emission controls in its diesel powered cars.
Independent testers in Europe found Fiat emissions more than twenty times higher than the legal limit- is this the next round of dieselgate?
In our 4th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into which electric car models respondents were most likely to buy and most excited, as well as some implications regarding certain car companies. Without surprise, current EV ownership matched historical EV sales fairly well — 33.9% […]
Fun, stylish, and practical, the 2015 Fiat 500X would have been an instant classic … if only it wasn’t saddled with that terrible transmission!
The 2017 Fiat 124 Spyder got its picture taken during a photo shoot. Now it’s all over the internet in advance of its debut in Los Angeles in November.
No one said you had to be a good fortune teller to run a car company. The latest executive in the automobile industry to indicate that he’s on the wrong side of the electric revolution is Maserati CEO, Alfa Romeo CEO, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CTO Harald Wester. It’s not the biggest surprise to find out that […]
I’ve been long planning to do an EV owner and lessee survey like this, so I am super eager to see the results. (I’m going to have a hard time not watching them obsessively as they come in.) But the key, of course, is getting EV owners and lessees to complete the survey. If you drive […]
Originally published on Sustainnovate. Following up on my articles on the history of solar power science, history of solar power policy, history of solar power manufacturing, history of wind turbines, and history of trains, here’s a piece on the history of electric cars. Most people mean “electric car” when they say “electric vehicle.” Electric vehicles […]
Tesla Model 3, Apple Electric Car, BYD Gigafactories, & BYD e6 In Chicago Uber Fleet (Cleantech Talk #6)
Also published on CleanTechnica & EV Obsession. Chris and I had a lot of fun this week running down four hot electric car stories. We had some really interesting updates regarding the Apple electric car and Tesla Model 3 to play with, as well as a huge one from BYD — plans for battery gigafactories […]
It’s been hard times for Mitsubishi in the past few years, as it’s trimmed its lineup and seen its only electric car fall flat in sales. But there have been bright spots too, like the Outlander PHEV, which has become the best-selling plug-in car in the UK and the Netherlands. This has convinced executives at […]
Fiat-Chrysler has plans to spin off Ferrari, with 90% of the shares going to FCA shareholders and an IPO imminent for 10% of the new company.
Last Friday, Mitsubishi and Fiat-Chrysler signed a non-binding agreement to develop and build a midsize pickup based on the L200 platform.
Fiat-Chrysler may be changing its tune toward EVs, with an executive revealing plans to work with advanced energy non-profit NextEnergy.
The product planners behind the 2015 Jeep Renegade want you to think of it as “a Genuine Jeep”, but can a Renegade that’s made in Italy really be authentic?
Luca di Montezemolo, president of Ferrari for 23 years, has been fired by FIAT chairman Sergio Marchionne.
Pictures of a new for 2016 Alfa Romeo SUV was recently leaked to Germany’s Auto Bild magazine, and it might be coming to US dealers as early as next year!
The 2015 Jeep Renegade is a hugely anticipated entry-level model with lots of questions surrounding its 4×4 ability. Could its European cousin answer them?
This funky-looking electric van prototype was built as a new generation of urban delivery vehicles developed by the DELIVER consortium.