POD Point’s Vision For Our EV Charging Future, & New Volvo Partnership

We’ve covered POD Point a handful of times, but I got to interview CEO and Founder Erik Fairbairn a few months ago and haven’t yet gotten around to writing up a story on that. Well, now’s the […]

Pure Electrics Dive, Plug-In Hybrids Jump (US Electric Car Sales — February 2016)

US electric car sales (pure electrics and plug-in hybrids) rose 4.4% in February 2016 vs February 2015, but that slight change masks large variations by type of EV. 100% electric cars dove 14% (4479 sales in Feb 2016 vs […]

Aston Martin Manufacturing The DBX In Wales, Bringing 750 New Jobs To The Area

The Aston Martin DBX — a model that will be made available in hybrid and all-electric versions, in addition to a petrol/gas one — will be manufactured in south Wales, according to a recent announcement. The new […]

Honda CEO: 2/3 Of Models To Be “Electrified” In Some Way By 2030

Roughly ⅔ of all Honda cars will be electrified in some way by 2030, going by recent comments made by the company’s President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo. It should be noted here that the comment clearly […]

California Considering Unlimited Carpool Lane Access For PHEVs

California may end up removing all of the caps on plug-in hybrid access to carpool lanes (currently allotted via green HOV solo-access stickers) until the year 2019 — if all of the amendments to current laws […]

London High Court Tosses Out Legal Challenge To New Ultra-Low Emissions Black Cabs

The London High Court has gone ahead and tossed out a legal challenge intended to stop production of new ultra-low emissions black cabs, according to a recent press release. As a result of the decision, the […]

Massachusetts Reducing Rebates For EVs That Retail For $60,000+ At End Of The Month

Massachusetts will be slashing the rebate available for electric vehicles with a base MSRP over (or equal to) $60,000 — down to $1,000 per vehicle, from the previous rebate amount of $1,500 or $2,500. Electric vehicles […]

LG Chem To Supply Lithium-Ion Battery Packs For Chrysler Pacifica PHEV Minivan

The lithium-ion battery packs that’ll be used in the upcoming Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan will be supplied by LG Chem, according to recent reports. The new contract will see the Korean company supply 16 kilowatt-hour […]

Audi Uses Autonomous Audi A8 L W12 To Shuttle VIPs To Berlinale

Autonomous cars seem to be everywhere nowadays (that’s an exaggeration, I know), with the latest sighting being a driverless Audi A8 L W12 that served as a VIP shuttle at Berlinale. The driverless Audi in question […]

BMW Showcasing New “iPerformance Designation” With BMW 740e iPerformance At Geneva Motor Show

BMW will be showcasing the newest plug-in variant of its 7 Series line of luxury sedans — the BMW 740e iPerformance — at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, according to a press release from the company. […]

GM Reveals It May Be Willing To Share Chevy Volt’s Powertrain Technology With Other Companies

GM’s vaunted Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid Powertrain technology may eventually end up being used by rival automakers according to recent reports. GM’s global powertrain chief Dan Nicholson recently revealed, in an interview with Automotive News, that […]