The foundation for the second ACCUMOTIVE (a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler) battery factory in Kamenz, Germany, has now been laid, according to new press release. The under-construction €500 million lithium-ion battery pack production facility has reportedly been designed to be CO2-neutral and will be relying on electricity from a power + heat production facility […]
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The head of global product development at GM, Mark Reuss, was recently quoted as saying that the company was aiming to be the first auto manufacturer to sell an affordable electric vehicle that makes a profit.
The Y Combinator–backed startup OSVehicle has revealed what it claims to be the first modular “ready-to-use self-driving EV” product out there. It is a “white label” product (any branding is fine) and various design cues can be implemented.
The somewhat controversial CEO of Ford, Mark Fields, has retired, effective immediately, according to a new press release from Ford. He has been replaced by Jim Hackett, who is now functioning as President and CEO of the company. So, it looks like those who have been calling for Fields to be axed have gotten their […]
One of the main reasons that many car buyers have been reluctant to buy all-electric vehicles is quite simple — traveling long distances in one is generally quite time consuming and inconvenient. This is mostly owing to the dearth of electric vehicle superfast-charging stations and the low range of many of the offerings out there now.
Karma Automotive has officially begun delivering the first Karma Revero plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) to its dealerships in the US, according to recent reports.
Electric supercars seem to be coming into fashion, going by the auto industry news cycle as of late. The newest bit of information supporting that assertion is the news that an all-electric supercar named the “Elextra” is being developed that will possess a combined (both electric motors) output of 670 horsepower.
Following earlier reports that Mercedes-Benz (Daimler) was working on an electric version of its Citaro bus, company execs have revealed that the electric Citaro will be entering series production in 2018.
The South Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai will unveil a new, all-electric bus product within the near future (reportedly, this month). The electric bus has a tentative market launch date of sometime in 2018, according to local news sources.
UPS will begin deploying its first electric hydrogen fuel-cell range-extended (REx) delivery trucks this September in Sacramento, California.
Tesla Model Y To Use Different Platform Than Model 3, With 95% Reduction In Wiring (As Compared To Model 3)
The Tesla Model Y crossover will be built on a different platform than the Model 3, despite earlier comments from CEO Elon Musk that seemed to indicate otherwise … going by recent comments from Musk made on the Q1 2017 earnings call. Is this the Model Y under wraps? Perhaps more interestingly, though, Musk also […]
A recent survey from AAA found that interest in electric vehicles among consumers in the US now rivals that of full-size pickup trucks.
The 5 fleets that will be trialing Ford’s upcoming Transit Custom plug-in hybrid (PHEV) van in London, as part of a pilot program beginning there this fall, have now been revealed by Ford.
In a bid to increase the diversity of opinions on Tesla’s board of directors, 5 large institutional investors — amongst which are the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (Calstrs), the CtW Investment Group, and the Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds — have signed a letter recently sent to Tesla director Antonio Gracias requesting that the […]
As part of its testing process, Lucid Motors recently took one of its Air EV prototypes to TRC Ohio’s oval track and managed to bring the electric car to a top speed of 217 miles per hour. This top speed, it should be realized, is only the car’s “top speed” because it’s electronically limited to […]
The electric truck startup Bollinger Motors has now revealed some basic information (and images) of the chassis structure that will be used for its all-electric sport utility truck, a few months ahead of the planned unveiling of the truck in New York (sometime this summer). The chassis to be used is apparently made entirely of […]
Ford has revealed what it describes as the industry’s first pursuit-rated hybrid police car, the Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan. This is part of Ford’s $4.5 billion “electrified” vehicles push (hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and pure electrics).
Audi Labor Leaders Representing 43,000 Workers Demand Audi Management Assign Production Of An All-Electric Model To Main Plant
Audi labor leaders are demanding that management assign production of at least one all-electric model to the brand’s main production facility in Germany (Ingolstadt). The labor leaders are reportedly worried that they might lose market share and work as electric vehicles become more popular over the coming years. To explain the situation a bit better […]