VW 'annoyed' it won't get order for electric vans it didn't make

VW 'annoyed' it won't get order for electric vans it didn't make

Suppose you're one of the world's three largest automakers. You don't offer a type of vehicle that a relatively small but highly visible customer in your home market wants. Do you have the right to be annoyed if that customer designs those vehicles itself? DON'T MISS: USPS picks AM General to help... read more

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Sweden's new e-way electrified highway

Road for electric trucks with trolley-like catenary opens in Sweden

The relatively short ranges and long charging times of current lithium-ion battery packs have hindered the development of electric long-haul trucks. But who said a truck had... read more July 10, 2016 by

Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept, 2014 Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show

How to turn long-haul trucking all-electric? Tractor swapping!

Current battery technology places the same range restrictions on electric commercial trucks as on electric cars. So while electric trucks may be suitable for local delivery... read more June 12, 2016 by

Volvo Concept Truck

Lighter Volvo aero truck concept is 30 percent more fuel-efficient

A lot of attention is paid to the fuel efficiency of passenger cars, but large commercial trucks need some improvements as well. Semi trucks cover significantly more mileage... read more June 9, 2016 by


LA police to buy 100 BMW i3 electric cars for department use

Last year, the Los Angeles Police Department took delivery of a BMW i3 electric car for testing. The officers who drove the little electric hatchback liked it, apparently... read more June 9, 2016 by

London Taxi Company TX5

London's black cabs go plug-in hybrid; maker Geely issues bonds to fund work

The project to build plug-in hybrid versions of the iconic London black cab is about to receive a significant new dose of funding. The company that makes the cabs, London... read more May 25, 2016 by

Geek Squad Toyota Prius C

Geek Squad switches to Toyota Prius C hybrids from VW Beetles

Best Buy's Geek Squad tech-support unit is getting a makeover. Since the service launched nationwide in 2004, it has primarily used a fleet of black-and-white Volkswagen... read more April 17, 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

"Hybrid Law" Toyota Camry Hybrid police car film screencap

Hybrid Police Cars Replacing Crown Vics: No Longer An Anomaly

When the Ford Crown Victoria went out of production in 2011, few civilians likely noticed. But police officers certainly did: The Crown Victoria--or "Crown Vic" for... read more January 29, 2016 by

2014 BMW i3 electric cars waiting at East Coast shipping port for distribution, May 2014

Switching The World To Electric Vehicles Will Take Way Longer Than You Think

Increasingly-aggressive emissions targets will soon force automakers to build more plug-in electric cars. Norway has proposed all but eliminating new internal-combustion car... read more December 14, 2015 by

Hyundai ix35 (Tucson) Fuel Cell Paris taxi

Hyundai Supplies Five Tucson Fuel Cell Taxis To Paris Fleet

Hyundai used the ongoing COP21 Paris climate-change talks as a backdrop to unveil a handful of hydrogen fuel-cell taxis. Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell crossovers were delivered... read more December 9, 2015 by

Nissan Leaf taxis

More Than 500 Nissan Electric Cars In Taxi Service Now

On any given city street, only a portion of the vehicles are private passenger cars. Taxis make up a large part of the traffic in cities, and in the same way it's proved... read more December 8, 2015 by

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unveils fleet of CNG trucks

Fiat Chrysler Spends $40 Million On Natural-Gas Parts Truck Conversions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently unveiled a fleet of natural-gas vehicles, but they won't be sold to consumers. That's because they're semi trucks, used to deliver parts to... read more December 7, 2015 by

New York City skyline (by Flickr user AngMoKio)

New York City To Deploy Vast Electric-Vehicle Fleet By 2025

By 2025, New York City could deploy a vast fleet of electric cars, under a new plan announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio. It calls for replacing large numbers of municipal... read more December 4, 2015 by

London Taxi Company TX5

London's Black Cabs To Be Range-Extended Electrics, With Chinese Help

Few vehicles are more iconic than London's black cabs, but that doesn't mean they have to stay the same forever. While the styling will remain recognizable, London taxis are... read more October 28, 2015 by

Freightliner Inspiration Truck self-driving truck concept

Recovered Energy And Ultracapacitors Could Cut Big-Rig Fuel Use

The regenerative systems that help today's hybrid Formula One cars get a charge are known as Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems, or KERS. As the name implies, they recover... read more October 28, 2015 by


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