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US electric sales continue to expand

US electric sales continue to expand

While battery electric cars, hybrids and plug-in hybrids have not yet triggered the expected green transportation revolution; data shows the segment’s sales continue to grow steadily. With a total new car market projected to reach close to 17 million units this year, we can easily see that the overall figure […]

China to head electric sales as well by 2019

China to head electric sales as well by 2019

While today the consistent efforts to drive up demand for electric vehicles in the world’s largest automotive market had little success, BMW, the world’s biggest premium automaker contends the country would come to lead the segment’s sales before the decade ends. BMW Group forecasts the change to happen as the […]

Renault confident EVs will overcome challenges

Renault confident EVs will overcome challenges

Beatrice Foucher, who leads the French automakers electric vehicle program remains confident of the unit she’s leading, even though according to analyst Inovev, Renault only built 11,130 Zoe electric cars in 2013. The vehicle, especially developed from scratch to appeal to mass-market consumers, much in the way it does the […]

GM declares “war” to Tesla

GM declares “war” to Tesla

Dan Akerson, CEO and Chairman of General Motors is serious when it comes to Tesla, as the executive told reporters this week during an event in Washington that the automaker prepares its Cadillac brand to seriously compete with the Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tesla. “If you want to compete head-to-head with […]

Nissan almost ready with e-NT200 zero emission van

Nissan almost ready with e-NT200 zero emission van

Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van, scheduled for launch in 2014. Electric vehicles are ideal for urban delivery applications, and this vehicle is specifically envisaged for such applications – it’s quiet, has a comfortable driving with no […]

Nissan’s Leaf joins EV World Record attempt

Nissan’s Leaf joins EV World Record attempt

Norway’s Nissan LEAF owners are being invited to take part in the Electric Vehicle Union (EVU) and Norwegian EV Association’s World Record attempt run that will take place in Oslo on August 31st. The two Norwegian EV organizations are planning what is hoped to be the biggest gathering of EVs […]

EVs Quickly Become Cost Competitive With Their Gas-Powered Peers

EVs Quickly Become Cost Competitive With Their Gas-Powered Peers

The prices of EVs are quickly going down, soon to become tough competitors for their gas-powered peers. Officials from the Electrification Coalition advocacy group said that short-range plug-in hybrid EVs have already become cost competitive with their internal combustion engine peers, as well as the hybrid EVs. The specialists analyzed […]

Renault Might Manufacture Electric Vehicles in China

Renault Might Manufacture Electric Vehicles in China

Renault said it considers manufacturing electric cars in China, part of the $1.2 billion JV which will offer the automaker increased access to the biggest auto market in the world. Renault CEO Carlos Tavares said that the automaker got approval from China’s environment ministry to create the JV with Dongfeng […]