Germany Likes German Electric Cars; Leaf, Volt, Not So Much

Germany Likes German Electric Cars; Leaf, Volt, Not So Much

It isn't unusual for citizens of a particular country to employ a little patriotism when buying vehicles and stick to brands from that country. A huge swathe of Americans buy cars built by the Big Three, for example. Italians buy plenty of Fiats. French drivers often stick to Renaults, Peugeots and... read more

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2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

European Union Delays Emissions Rules: Victory For German Luxury Makers?

The heads of German luxury car makers are probably breathing a collective sigh of relief. On Monday, European Union environmental ministers voted to delay an enhanced carbon... read more October 18, 2013 by 

2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Why German Elections Affect Your Next Audi, BMW, Or Mercedes

The results of German national elections don't get much news coverage in the U.S. But the re-election of Angela Merkel as chancellor on September 22 could prove to have an... read more October 3, 2013 by 

Mercedes-Benz Hydrogen Fuel-Cell vehicle

Germany Expanding Hydrogen Network: Will U.S. Ever Follow?

By 2015, Germany is expected to have 5,000 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles roaming the streets. That doesn't sound like a great number, particularly when battery-electric cars... read more June 20, 2012 by  18

World's first electric car (1881) recreated

German Autovision Museum Recreates First Ever Electric Car

125 years ago a man named Karl Benz patented what many consider to be the first motor car. As an engineer he wasn't as adept at marketing it though, which is why his wife... read more November 4, 2011 by  1

BMW ActiveE electric car production line, Leipzig, Germany

BMW ActiveE Electric Car Shown On Leipzig Assembly Line (Video)

You might call it pure propaganda, but confident young BMW worker Mirco Schwarze describes the process of assembling the BMW ActiveE electric car in a way that makes it all... read more July 18, 2011 by  2

e-Wolf Alpha 1 SRF

e-Wolf Alpha 1 SRF Electric Track Car Makes Debut

While the major automakers whittle away on their electric car developments, a small German firm by the name of e-Wolf has been building and selling a range of electric... read more June 28, 2011 by  1

Dieter Zetsche

Daimler CEO: 1 Million Electric Cars in Germany by 2020? Not Likely

It may only be two weeks since Germany’s Chancellor Merkel announced that her government would help bring 1 million plug-in vehicles to the roads of Germany by 2020 but... read more May 31, 2011 by  10

Porsche Boxster E electric car prototype

Porsche Boxster E Electric Sports Car A Hit At 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum

The Michelin Challenge Bibendum is an annual event run by the French tire company aimed at promoting the development of sustainable mobility. At this year’s event in... read more May 24, 2011 by  3

2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell battery electric vehicle (Europe only)

Germany Aims To Lead Electric Car Revolution, Doubles Funding

You may think that China is already on its way to becoming the world’s electric car leader thanks to its extremely large potential consumer market and industrial... read more May 17, 2011 by  2

2011 Wheego Whip LiFe at 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

Tough To Be Wheego: Germany Crushes Electric Car From 'Hand-To-Mouth' Startup

It's hard to start a car company. Really, really, really, really, really hard. Which is why little Wheego Electric Cars is having a tough time of it at the moment. Last week... read more May 3, 2011 by  2

eRuf Porsche 911 prototype

Ruf To Start Trials Of Electric Porsche 911 Prototypes This Year

Electricity and high-performance cars may or may not mix, depending on your frame of reference, but whether you're a Tesla fan or Formula 1 devotee, it's easy to agree that a... read more February 18, 2011 by  2

General Electric GE WattStation charging

Electric Cars And Roaming: Following The Cell Phone's Lead?

If you use a cell phone, you'll be more than familiar with the concept of roaming. It allows you to continue using your cell phone when your home network isn't available... read more February 17, 2011 by  4

Opel Meriva electric vehicle, to be tested in Germany as part of MeRegioMobil program, 2010-2011

GM Electric Meriva Van Tests Vehicle-to-Grid Charging in Germany

Last summer, Karl Stracke, the vice president of global vehicle engineering of General Motors, said the company planned to test three battery-electric vehicles in different... read more September 29, 2010 by  1

2009 Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept

Frankfurt Auto Show: Plug-In Hybrid Mercedes S-Class Concept

Every other year, Mercedes-Benz unveils a "Vision" concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show that points the way to cars it will launch in future years. This year's concept car... read more September 10, 2009 by 

2011 Volkswagen Polo Three-door

Preview: 2011 Volkswagen Polo

Back in March, VW confirmed it would sell the Polo in the US in 2011. The five-door hatchback model was unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show, and now... read more August 26, 2009 by  13


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