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Volvo announces battery suppliers for upcoming EV lineup, including Polestar

Volvo, one of the first automakers to announce it would add electric power to its whole lineup, on Wednesday took the unusual step of formally announcing who will supply the... read more May 16, 2019 by

Honda e Prototype

"Honda e" becomes official name of Urban EV, more hybrids to come

Honda last week confirmed a new name for the Urban EV concept that it has showed twice at European auto shows recently. The car will be dubbed the Honda e when it goes on... read more May 16, 2019 by

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400  -  first drive  -  Norway, May 2019

Mercedes-Benz EQC, VW's battery factory, Hyundai's electric sports car: Today's Car News

We're among the first to drive the Mercedes-Benz EQC. Volkswagen plans to invest $1.1 billion in a new battery factory in Germany. Hyundai and Kia invest $80 million in... read more May 15, 2019 by

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 first drive  -  Norway, May 2019

First drive review: 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover charges ahead, luxury first

Norway has a lot of electric cars—so many that it can make anyone driving a new vehicle with an internal combustion engine look like a Luddite. Mercedes-Benz brought us... read more May 15, 2019 by

EVgo charging station in Union City, California with resused BMW i3 battery backup

How should EV owners pay for road maintenance? Take our Twitter poll

States around the US are imposing new fees on electric-car owners to make them contribute to state highway maintenance funds. Some can be quite onerous, such as the $1,000... read more May 15, 2019 by

Rimac Concept_One

Hyundai, Kia team with Rimac for battery tech

Along the way to building 44 "eco-friendly" models by 2025, Hyundai Motors, which includes Kia, announced that it will invest $80 million in Croatian EV startup Rimac. Rimac... read more May 15, 2019 by

2019 Audi e-tron first drive  -  Abu Dhabi UAE, December 2018

Volkswagen plans $1.1 billion battery partnership in Germany

Volkswagen announced plans on Tuesday to build a large new battery factory—with an unspecified partner or partners—in its home state of Lower Saxony in Germany... read more May 15, 2019 by

Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y batteries, Aston Martin Rapide E, $1,000 EV fees: Today's Car News

Panasonic says it won't have enough batteries to supply the Tesla Model Y. The Aston Martin Rapide E shows up for hot laps in Monaco. States consider new fees on EVs. And... read more May 14, 2019 by

Tesla Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada [CREDIT - YouTube user California Phantom]

Tesla Model Y production will strain battery supplies: Panasonic

Tesla's main battery supplier, Panasonic, says the two companies won't have enough battery-building capacity to support production of the Model Y. In a conference announcing... read more May 14, 2019 by

National Drive Electric Week 2018, Boulder, Colorado [CREDIT: NDEW, Diego Lopez]

$1,000 Illinois fee? State fees, credits can make or break EV sales

Among states, incentives for electric cars vary wildly—from Colorado, which offers a $5,000 tax credit for EV buyers, to Illinois, where the legislature just proposed a... read more May 14, 2019 by


Which classic electric car (or truck) would you like to restore? Twitter poll results

Oddball classic electric cars turn up on internet classifieds from time to time. Last week, we may have pointed to the ultimate example—the first of 43 1960 Henney... read more May 14, 2019 by

2020 Aston Martin Rapide E at the 2018/2019 Formula E Monaco ePrix

Aston Martin Rapide E makes first public appearance at Monaco e-Grand Prix

The Aston Martin Rapide E just made its public debut sitting on a stand at the Shanghai auto show last month, but the company didn't wait long to show it off blasting around... read more May 14, 2019 by

2020 Opel Grandland X Hybrid4

Dyson EV takes form, Maserati keeps engines, EVgo going all-renewable: Today's Car News

British vacuum-cleaner maker Dyson patents some designs for a future electric car. Maserati boss says not all carmakers will go all-electric. EVgo commits to all-renewable... read more May 13, 2019 by

2019 Jaguar I-Pace at EVgo charger

EVgo fast-charge network commits to 100 percent renewable power

If electric cars are supposed to clean up the environment and reduce global warming—and they are—EV drivers would like to rely on 100 percent renewable energy to... read more May 13, 2019 by

Teaser for Maserati Alfieri sports car

Maserati joins ranks of EV holdouts among exotic automakers

Although it announced the end of using Ferrari engines in its cars last week, Italian luxury-carmaker Maserati won't be going all-electric any time soon. "This is a brand... read more May 13, 2019 by


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