Engines

7th January 2019

Weekly Brief: This is the Moment of Truth for EVs in America

Remember last year when Tesla, General Motors and Nissan partnered up to lobby for an extension on the $7,500 federal tax credit for new EV purchases? It didn’t work,...

Commentary By Andrew Tolve

The Disrupters: Three-Wheeler Pointer to Wheels Coming Off EV Wagon?
4th January 2019

The Disrupters: Three-Wheeler Pointer to Wheels Coming Off EV Wagon?

It’s not exactly a reinvention of the wheel but the three-wheeled car has returned as a Canadian EV maker launched a new model. Electra Meccanica from Vancouver has opened...

By Robert Gray

3rd January 2019

Tesla’s Price Cut Hints at Limits to EV Demand

A new SEC filing from Tesla shows that selling electric vehicle technology is more difficult than the marketing hype has indicated.

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Volkswagen Previews Mobile EV Chargers
2nd January 2019

Volkswagen Previews Mobile EV Chargers

Volkswagen is previewing mobile rapid electric vehicle chargers it is developing which it claims function like power banks. The automaker says they can be set up temporarily, have a...

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28th December 2018

Electric Supercars Cater to the Eco-Conscious Ultra-Wealthy

In 2018, many of the world’s top automakers went electric, boasting eye-watering acceleration and wallet-emptying price tags.

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Renault Announces Chinese EV Acquisition
21st December 2018

Renault Announces Chinese EV Acquisition

Renault is acquiring a stake in a Chinese automaker’s electric vehicle subsidiary. The French automaker said it was buying “a significant part of JMEV”, the EV unit of China’s...

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20th December 2018

EV Not Green Option, Says Prof in Swipe at Zealots

A German economist is calling for the automotive industry to consider future powertrain options on merit instead of “ideologies” in a direct swipe at EV zealots. Professor Ulrich van...

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Porsche Launches Ultra-Rapid Charging Station Prototype
19th December 2018

Porsche Launches Ultra-Rapid Charging Station Prototype

Porsche has presented a prototype ultra-fast electric vehicle charging station it claims can provide 450kW of power. The automaker says its test vehicle, which claims a net battery capacity...

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19th December 2018

Carmakers Must Consider EV Buyers’ Different Habits

Online carbuyers are increasingly hunting for EV transport solutions but in a markedly different way than traditional ICE consumers, according to a UK car brand analyst. It claims EVs...

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19th December 2018

Dyson Could Clean-Up with Niche EVs

UK brand Dyson, long known for its quirky or innovative takes on consumer electronics, is leaping ahead several degrees of product category into the manufacture of battery electric vehicles....

By Eric Volkman

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Nissan Offers Hawaiian Leaf Buyers Free Charging
17th December 2018

Nissan Offers Hawaiian Leaf Buyers Free Charging

Nissan is partnering with two electric vehicle charging companies to offer buyers of new Leafs in Hawaii free rapid charging for two years. The automaker is joining forces with...

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17th December 2018

Consumers Shunning Diesel Cars Blamed for More JLR Job Cuts

A further 5,000 jobs could be cut at UK carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) with much of the blame put on the slump in diesel engine sales. While industry...