Ford's future hybrid, electric-car lineup: 5 things to know

Ford's future hybrid, electric-car lineup: 5 things to know

The "Ford Uncovered Future Product Forum" held Thursday for journalists was a break in recent tradition for Detroit's second-largest automaker. The abrupt firing of CEO Mark Fields last May was an indication that Ford's board of directors wasn't happy with progress in preparing the company for a... read more

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Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes-Benz takes the electric car plunge, but diesel is here to stay

Daimler AG executives said Tuesday that diesel power for Mercedes cars is here to stay, even as electric cars and electrified mobility spreads throughout its passenger and... read more March 9, 2018 by

Honda CR-V Hybrid introduced at 2017 Shanghai auto show

Honda CR-V Hybrid to launch in Europe; still no word on US or Canada

The Honda CR-V Hybrid, a more fuel-efficient version of the company's best-selling compact crossover, has been around for almost a year now. It's on sale in China, announced... read more March 1, 2018 by

BYD Yuan. Photo by Indian Autos Blog.

China's BYD tops global electric-car production for third year in a row

Try asking any electric-car owner or advocate, or for that matter any member of the public, which automaker sold the most electric cars last year. In North America, the... read more February 21, 2018 by

2014 Tesla Model S in China

Where will we see the most electric-car innovation? Twitter poll results

Innovation can be a hard concept to define as it relates to electric cars. Sure, there are the powertrains and structural designs of the vehicles themselves—including... read more February 21, 2018 by

Faraday Future plant in Hanford, California

Faraday Future promised $1.5 billion, says FF 91 will arrive by end of this year

Starting a car company is not only very, very hard—as Tesla, Fisker, and many others testify—but requires breathtaking sums of money. Now struggling Faraday... read more February 15, 2018 by

Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]

Where will we see the most electric-car innovation? Take our Twitter poll

It hasn't emerged much into the public eye, but some advocates and auto-industry sources have had quiet discussions on whether the U.S. will continue to lead the world in... read more February 13, 2018 by

Traffic in China

China's largest electric-car battery maker, CATL, sets sights on U.S. market

Just a handful of companies today make the bulk of battery cells used in plug-in electric cars worldwide. Now the largest single maker of electric-vehicle cells in China has... read more February 9, 2018 by

Production of first NEVS 9-3 at plant in Tianjin, China is celebrated

How many billions are going into electric cars, globally? Guess the number...

Countries around the world—especially China, France, the U.K., and Norway—are aiming to phase out the sale of new fossil-fuel vehicles entirely between 2025 and... read more January 24, 2018 by

Byton concept first ride

Byton electric SUV promised for 2019 at $45,000 after CES debut: first-ride video

It's rare that automakers let journalists or potential buyers drive or even ride in development prototypes. It's not unknown: Chevrolet did it with development versions of... read more January 22, 2018 by

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Will US auto industry simply succumb to China over electric cars?

For a century, the U.S. auto industry was the world's largest. That ended in 2009, when China's sales of 13.5 million new vehicles surpassed a recession-slammed U.S. total of... read more January 22, 2018 by

BYD Qin EV300

China plug-in electric vehicle sales in 2017: almost four times those in the U.S.

Compared to previous years, overall car-sales growth in the U.S. has all but plateaued at around 17.5 million. China is doing little better, with growth reaching just 3... read more January 17, 2018 by

BYD Qin EV300

China extended tax breaks on hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles through 2020

As China stares down climate change and smog alerts in numerous cities, the central government has extended its tax rebates for hybrid and electric vehicles for another three... read more January 8, 2018 by

Bus in Shenzhen, China, By GEei Ginhee wins (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0]

Shenzhen now uses only electric buses: 16,500 of them

Over the last few years, the Chinese government has begun to push electric vehicles with all its might. In addition to incentivizing the purchase of electric vehicles, the... read more January 4, 2018 by

2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in China

China is serious on fuel economy: 500-plus models to go out of production

China has taken a major step toward cleaning up the new cars sold in the country beginning January 1. As numerous countries debate plans to end sales of fossil-fuel vehicles... read more January 2, 2018 by

Chrome exhaust pipe

2017's most important green car story: internal-combustion engine ban in China

The most important green-car story of 2017 came on September 10, in a report by the Associated Press that covered articles in two Chinese state media outlets on a statement... read more December 31, 2017 by



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