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European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan to April

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan to April

When it comes to global electric-car sales, the Renault-Nissan Alliance leads the way. The conjoined carmakers have sold more electric cars than any others, and the Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric car in history. In Europe, the two carmakers have competed for the top spot in... read more

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Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Electric-car interest in France spikes due to gas shortage

When it comes to spurring electric-car sales, it seems a gas shortage is pretty helpful. In France, strikes have brought the oil industry to a standstill, leading to a... read more June 1, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric taxi for Madrid

Madrid to get world's largest electric taxi fleet of Nissan Leafs

The Nissan Leaf is not only the world's best-selling electric car, but also probably the world's most popular electric taxi. Leaf taxis operate in several European countries... read more May 20, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf electric-car assembly at Sunderland, U.K., plant

50,000th Nissan Leaf electric car built in U.K. plant

The Nissan Leaf, by far the world's best-selling electric car, is built in three countries. Outside Nissan's home market of Japan, Leafs are assembled in both Smyrna... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

In Paris, cars compete with other transit modes (and often lose)

In cities across the world, many governments are promoting electric cars as a way to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. But electric cars aren't the only option... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for January-March 2016

European sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids were up 29 percent between January and March over the same period last year. The total of 23,160 sales pushed plug-in cars... read more May 16, 2016 by


 
Tata Nexon Concept  -  2014 Geneva Auto Show

Electric rear axle project uses 48-volt system to electrify small cars

As an alternative to costlier full-hybrid systems, many suppliers are looking to mild-hybrid powertrains to boost the efficiency of internal-combustion cars. A small 48-volt... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

As VW pledges more electric cars, it supports biofuels as alternative

Are there many different ways to reduce the carbon associated with road vehicles? Or are electric vehicles the best and only viable way to proceed? That's the debate at the... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
Renault delivers 50,000th Zoe electric car

50,000th Renault Zoe electric car delivered (after 200,000 Nissan Leafs)

The Nissan Leaf may be the best-selling electric car in history, with more than 200,000 sales, but the Renault half of the Renault-Nissan Alliance can now trumpet a milestone... read more April 22, 2016 by


 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands [Image: Flickr user _dChris]

Netherlands joins Norway in plans to end new gas, diesel car sales by 2025

While many countries promote electric cars, only Norway has taken the step of putting into place a plan to phase out cars powered by gasoline or diesel fuel entirely. Now... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 in London

U.K. electric-car sales finally take off after long lag

After years of low sales and tepid government support, U.K. plug-in electric car sales are taking off, five years after the first modern electric cars hit the road. Sales... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

While U.S. plug-in sales were flat last year, rest of world soared

After four years of steady growth, U.S. plug-in electric car sales were essentially flat last year. Low gas prices and increased demand for SUVs had a dampening effect on the... read more April 14, 2016 by


 
Deutsche Post StreetScooter electric van prototype

Germans to build own unique electric vans for postal service

Deutsche Post, Germany's postal service, wants to use electric vehicles, and it's going to great lengths to achieve that goal. It will build its own electric vans, in fact... read more April 10, 2016 by


 
Cooling tower at power plant, by Flickr user Paul J Everett (Used under CC License)

Would Tesla want a former nuclear plant as a French factory? Government offers it up

What do you do with a decommissioned nuclear power plant? If you're the French government, you offer the land it sits on to Tesla Motors as a potential new factory site... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for January-February 2016

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold more electric cars than any other company, with most of those sales coming from the Nissan brand. The Nissan Leaf is the bestselling... read more April 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat (European-spec)

European VW diesel update halted, lower fuel economy at fault?

Six months into the Volkswagen diesel scandal, the company still hasn't reached an agreement with regulators on how it will recall nearly 600,000 affected TDI cars in the... read more April 4, 2016 by


 

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