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Ford CEO Mark Fields Retiring, Effective Immediately (Axed By Ford Family?)

Published on May 23rd, 2017 | by

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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 He has been replaced by Jim Hackett, who is now functioning as President and CEO of the company.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 […] read more

BMW Turns Light Poles Into EV Chargers

Published on May 22nd, 2017 | by

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A year ago, BMW’s carsharing program known as ReachNow folded up shop in San Francisco and moved to Seattle. The service began with 370 cars, including electric BMW i3 sedans and conventional 3 Series and MINI offerings. A year later, the ReachNow fleet has grown to more than 700 cars and expanded to Portland and Brooklyn. It now has more than 50,000 members. read more

California May Shift EV Subsidies To Point Of Sale Rebates

Published on May 22nd, 2017 | by

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California is about to begin testing a new “point of sale” clean vehicle rebate plan in San Diego. Under the present rules, people who purchase a qualifying EV can get a check back from the state for up to $7,000, depending on their income level. California started indexing its rebate program to income level a few years ago to avoid the charge that the incentives the state was offering were mostly benefiting wealthy tech tycoons and Hollywood stars replacing their Porsches with Teslas. The state is much more interested in encouraging low-income families to give up their inefficient and pollution-belching commuter cars and drive a low- or zero-emissions (and far safer) car instead. read more

Hyundai Ioniq Electric Vs Hyundai Ioniq PHEV: A Road Trip Comparison (Video)

Published on May 22nd, 2017 | by

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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. read more

670 HP Elextra Electric Supercar Will Be Launched In 2019

Published on May 22nd, 2017 | by

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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. read more

The Truth About Tesla Battery Lifespan: An Owner Data Analysis

Published on May 22nd, 2017 | by

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The largest single chunk of the cost of a Tesla is the battery, which also poses a single point of failure risk for Tesla owners. Buyers are typically not worried about an event-based failure, even though fires could certainly be a concern, but rather about the degradation of the battery over the life of the vehicle. With EV drivetrains expected to last much longer than their fossil fuel–fired counterparts, the life expectancy of the battery becomes a looming maintenance expense waiting to hit and has everyone asking, “How long will it last?” read more

Hands-On: 24 Hours With A 2017 Chevy Bolt (CleanTechnica Review)

Published on May 19th, 2017 | by

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Many electric vehicle designers felt the need to stand out, to create a design that flies a bold flag to everyone around that proclaims “I’m modern and different!” While this is great for individuals or businesses looking to make a bold proclamation, most people are looking for a car that looks normal, that drives like a normal car with cool features inside that make day-to-day life just a little bit easier. read more

Nio EP9 Electric Supercar Smashes Production Car Nurburgring Lap Record

Published on May 19th, 2017 | by

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Originally published on Gas2. The Nio EP9 supercar went to the Nurburgring last year and set the fastest lap ever for an electric car – 7 minutes 5.12 seconds. That was impressive. Then last week, the company brought an updated version of the EP9 back to the Nordshliefe (north course) at the Nurburgring and set the […] read more

How To Communicate Electric Transport To “Outsiders” Effectively: rEVolution Summit Presentation

Published on May 9th, 2017 | by

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I gave a presentation in March in Amsterdam (Holland) at EV-Box’s first annual rEVolution summit. When creating my presentation, I decided to dive into a theme that I’ve been increasingly compelled to present on — how do you communicate electric transport to “outsiders” in the most effective way? read more

Custom Electric Lotus Evora “Blue Lightning” Hints At The Future Of Performance EVs

Published on May 9th, 2017 | by

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The team over at On Point Dyno — led by Sacha Anis — has built a custom fully electric Lotus Evora dubbed Blue Lightning that is powered by the drive unit from a Tesla Model S 85 and a 32 kWh battery pack from a Chevy Volt. read more

GM Will Build An EV Battery Factory In China This Year

Published on May 9th, 2017 | by

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Originally published on Gas2. General Motors said this week it will construct a battery factory in China this year. China wants new cars to be electric as soon as possible. China says it wants all manufacturers to make “new energy vehicles” — defined as plug-in hybrid, battery electric, fuel cell or other alternative fuel vehicles — […] read more