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Mercedes, Smart, Daimler trucks update electric-car, electrification plans

Mercedes, Smart, Daimler trucks update electric-car, electrification plans

Mercedes-Benz has already laid out its plans for a portfolio of electric and electrified vehicles, and now parent company Daimler has announced further strategy refinements for Mercedes-Benz and its other brands. The Smart brand will become all-electric, it said, while its commercial truck... read more

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Technician attaches bus-bars to lithium-ion cell stack assembly at plant in Smyrna, Tennessee

Nissan gets approval to expand Tennessee battery plant

Nissan has received local government approval to add more than 26,000 square feet of floor space to the Smyrna, Tennessee, plant where it produces batteries used in the Leaf... read more October 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model X

Norway proposes electric car tax that could affect Tesla significantly

Norway is likely the friendliest place on Earth for electric cars. The government's generous incentives and perks have led to an electric-car boom, and the country is now... read more October 13, 2017 by


 
General Motors’ Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS)

GM's view of hydrogen fuel cells: great for military use

General Motors thinks there's a future for hydrogen fuel cells, but it's not in your driveway. Unless you're a member of the armed forces and your driveway is, say, Fort... read more October 11, 2017 by


 
2018 Kia Optima Hybrid

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for October 2017

Another month, another round of deals for hybrid, electric, and fuel-efficient cars. This month, many cars hold their spots as solid deals, but the offers have become... read more October 11, 2017 by


 
ebee streelight charging station

Seven Western states sign deal to expand electric-car charging networks

The Western United States will soon see an electric-car charging network covering 5,000 miles of roadways. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced that he and six other... read more October 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Tesla has now sold 250,000 electric cars, more than GM (but fewer than Nissan)

Electric-car maker Tesla posted its best quarterly sales results in company history after it closed out the third quarter with 26,150 units sold. Despite the figure's cause... read more October 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Tail Light

If Toyota and Mazda make electric cars together, where's Subaru?

At the end of September, Toyota and Mazda announced they would form a joint venture with parts maker Denso to design, test, and build components for a shared electric-car... read more October 6, 2017 by


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2013 Tesla Model S [photo: David Noland]

Plug-in electric car sales In Canada, Sep 2017: 1 percent now, 99 percent to go

The market share of plug-in electric cars in Canada appears to have topped 1 percent for the first time ever last month. Final sales totals won’t be available until... read more October 6, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan e-NV200 electric delivery van (European version)

Nissan e-NV200 electric van gets longer-range battery; still no U.S. plans

While U.S. buyers eagerly await the arrival of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car at dealerships early next year, the company has updated another of its electric vehicles as... read more October 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales for Sep: Bolt EV hits new monthly high (final update)

The world has changed since last month's report on U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars. China has officially said it is considering dates for ending sales of new vehicles... read more October 5, 2017 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Which (non-Tesla) maker will sell most electric luxury cars by 2020? Poll results

Yes, yes, yes, we know: our readers and Twitter followers are largely very strong supporters of, and believers in, Tesla and its electric cars. Our challenge for last week's... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
Cummins Urban Hauler Tractor concept

Electric trucks to grow fast from now through 2030: report

In the coming years, the world's auto industry will continue to shift its product mix to electric and electrified vehicles to meet growing concerns over carbon emissions and... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

New York, New Jersey get serious about electric cars

While parts of the federal government focus on sustaining fossil-fuel energy, numerous states are enacting new policies and programs to boost electric cars. California tends... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S 100D   [photo: David Noland, owner]

Tesla Q3-2017 deliveries: Model S, Model X strong; Model 3 misses goal

The quarterly delivery and production figures from Silicon Valley electric-car maker Tesla are eagerly followed when they emerge a few days after the end of a quarter. On... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
Bollinger B1

Bollinger B1 all-electric utility truck: 10,000 signups since launch

The Bollinger B1 electric utility truck, designed by a small startup company in upstate New York and unveiled in late July, appears to have hit something of a chord. The... read more October 3, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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