Category Archives: Electric

Skoda Kodiaq SUV teased ahead of unveil

Skoda has teased a pair of sketches of its upcoming Kodiaq SUV, which will be unveiled at the 2016 Paris motor show. The SUV will be launched internationally in 2017. The images suggest that the SUV will retain the design of the Vision S, the concept on which it is based. While the concept’s bulky […]

Ford Focus Electric Review

The five-door hatchback provides about 80 miles of range. It offers many features that make it an enticing EV package, including an attractive design and zippy drive. The Focus Electric employs a 107-kilowatt (143 horsepower) motor, compared to the LEAF’s 110 horsepower motor. Styling The electric Ford Focus has the same handsome appearance as the […]

German cabinet gives green light to electric car incentives

The German cabinet approved new incentives and tax breaks on Wednesday to boost demand for electric cars in an attempt to meet its target of bringing 1 million of them onto its roads by the end of the decade. Under the new plans, electric cars will be exempt from paying vehicle tax for ten years […]

BMW Electric and Autonomous Flagship Car by 2021

Source By business-standard… BMW partnered with fellow German carmakers – Audi and Mercedes-Benz – to take over Nokia’s mapping and location division, HERE last year, in a bid to take its self-driving car technologies forward. However, the plans don’t seem to take shape anytime soon as it was recently revealed that BMW’s electric and autonomous 7-Series […]

Rimac Concept_One electric supercar debuts in production trim, is joined by track-focused model

Source By motorauthority… Croatian firm Rimac first presented the Concept_One at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Even back then the company, which at the time few knew about, was confident that its electric supercar would enter production, complete with a promised four-motor, 1,088-horsepower output and 82-kilowatt-hour battery. At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show last week, we […]

DS Rolls Out E-Tense Electric Sports Car Concept: Video

Source By motorauthority… PSA Peugeot Citroën’s nascent luxury brand DS will mark its first auto show appearance as a standalone brand with the unveiling of an electric sports car concept. Set to debut at next week’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show is the DS E-Tense, which boasts a powerful electric motor and a driving range of about […]

2016 Nissan Leaf Review – Video

Source By hybridcars… These are interesting times for the Nissan Leaf which for 2016 has up to 27-percent more range than last year. Introduced as a 2011 model with 73 miles range in December 2010, it was revised to 84 miles in 2013, then revised again this year with a 30-kwh battery and 107-miles range in […]

Germany May See Electrified Vehicle Incentives Coming Soon

Source By hybridcars… Germany may be seeing 1.2 billion euros ($1.35 billion) devoted to subsidies to revive sluggish plug-in electrified vehicle sales in Europe’s largest automotive market. Germany’s finance ministry has proposed subsidies with the government and automakers paying the bill, according to three people familiar with the matter. The proposal was made just prior to […]

The case for the Tesla Model 3 having a sophisticated HUD

Source By autoblog… The Tesla Model 3 is having one of the biggest automotive launches in years, and the sedan isn’t even on the road yet. However, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the upcoming EV, including the mystery of its spartan interior (above). At this point, the sedan lacks a traditional instrument […]

Recharge Wrap-up: Electric trucking, Mitsubishi plug-in sales boost

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Mitsubishi, Alternative Fuels, Truck, Commercial Vehicles, Electric Battery-powered trucks haul a claimed 40 tons 400 miles per charge. A UK poll shows favor for alternative powertrains. An EV subsidy reduction helps Mitsubishi sell its Outlander PHEV in February. Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Electric trucking, Mitsubishi plug-in sales boost Recharge Wrap-up: Electric […]