The computers needed to make autonomous cars possible require so much power, they actually reduce overall efficiency and fuel economy. Is that a problem?
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The NREL has released a new study that attempts to determine how many EV chargers will be needed to support the transition to cars with plugs. The answer is, it depends.
The Chrysler Pacific Hybrid may be the perfect eco-vehicle for families with lots of kids and stuff to haul around without burning a lot of gasoline.
Groupe Renault plans to have electric and 12 plug-in hybrid models in its lineup by 2022.
China has been going back and forth with its plan to require foreign and domestic car manufacturers to have a certain percentage of electric car sales or face significant fines. The cap-and-trade plan was scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2018, but there were loud complaints from the industry that the target date […]
Mitsubishi says it will finally get around to bringing its Outlander plug-in hybrid to the US in December — about 4 years behind schedule.
A report from Fleet News screams that plug-in hybrids get lousy fuel economy and have higher carbon emissions than diesel cars. The sky is falling! We must run and tell the king!
The Kia fastback concept set to be revealed at the Frankfurt auto show in a few days is drop dead gorgeous.
The heads of several companies that are major suppliers to the auto industry believe it will be a long time before electric cars go mainstream.
General Motors is considering removing six sedans from its product mix, including the Chevy Volt. A plug-in hybrid SUV using the Voltec powertrain may appear in 2020.
BMW says it will have an all electric 3 Series on display at the Frankfurt auto show in September. It will have a range of about 250 miles, that is about all anybody knows about the new EV from Bavaria at the present time.
EV sales were up 25% in May and 40% for 2017 so far. The Chevy Volt was the best selling EV in the US in May.
The long rumored BMW i5 is now officially cancelled. The company will focus instead on building electric and plug-in hybrid versions of its current models and on its iNEXT concept car.
Why are electric cars hovering around 1% of sales in the US? Dealers with outmoded sales techniques are part of the problem, but many other factors are at work, including stupid car company execs who want to close their eyes to the future.
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.
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.
Beginning in the fourth quarter, the Ford F 150 up-fitted with a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain will be available to fleet operators from XL Hybrids.
BYD sold more cars with plugs than any other manufacturer in 2016, including plug-in hybrids and battery electric cars. It presently sells no cars in the US but is considering its options.
Toyota dealers across the country are telling customers the :Prius Prime is sold only in California, proving Elon Musk is right. Traditional dealers want nothing to do with selling electric cars.