Southern California Edison has begun issuing rebates of $450 to people who purchase a plug-in hybrid or electric car. The program applies to those who buy a used EV as well as new cars.
Subaru is getting ready to dip a toe into the market for electric cars. It needs to if it wants to continue selling it products in places like China with strict efficiency and emissions rules.
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.
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.
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.
GKN presented its new eDrive electric car powertrain at the Shanghai auto show. Smaller and lighter than any other system, it is designed so it can be integrated easily into a variety of electric car platforms.
The Jeep Yuntu concept is a plug-in hybrid with room for 7 passengers. That’s about all we know about it, although it may be a hint about what future Jeeps in America may look like.
A report by the Center for Automotive Research at the University of Duisberg-Essen in Germany predicts the market for new cars in China will exceed 30 million vehicles a year by 2025 and it expects EV sales to make up 30% of that figure. In 2016, EV sales in China amounted to 2.1% of sales. While […]
The Chevrolet FNR-X plug-in hybrid SUV made its debut at the Shanghai auto show this week.
Protean has formed a partnership with Chinese company VIE to develop in wheel motors for a range of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.