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Report – Chevrolet’s upcoming affordable electric car could be seen as Opel model in Europe

Report – Chevrolet’s upcoming affordable electric car could be seen as Opel model in Europe

According to undisclosed company sources, General Motors might expand the sales of the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt electric car into Europe, under the Opel/Vauxhall brand names. The largest US automaker and the third biggest in the world presented back in January the Chevrolet Bolt concept during the North American International Auto […]

US: ChargePoint unites BMW and Volkswagen in quest of electric recharging network

US: ChargePoint unites BMW and Volkswagen in quest of electric recharging network

German rival automakers BMW – the world’s largest premium brand and Volkswagen – Europe’s best selling passenger car marquee, have united their forces with ChargePoint in the US to implement a network of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles. The stations can serve both purely battery-operated electric cars as well as […]

Germany mulls increased EV sales with free parking plan

Germany mulls increased EV sales with free parking plan

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s legislators aim to increase the number of electric cars on Germany’s roads to one million units by 2020. The threshold is highly ambitious, as at the beginning of 2014 there were only around 21,000 such vehicles. One way of enticing the prospective buyers of the green models […]

New smart to have EV and convertible variants

New smart to have EV and convertible variants

Last week, Daimler took another leap of faith, showcasing Smart’s brand new ForTwo and ForFour cars. The two–door variant will further be expanded with electric and convertible variants. The four-seat, four-door ForFour is finally getting a second generation, after the first attempt’s fiasco from 2004-2006 – which led to the […]

The UK is not encouraging EV’s too much

The UK is not encouraging EV’s too much

Great Britain is lagging behind its own targets for spending to support electric car use, prompting calls for more to be done to keep pace with other countries. Just a third of the £400 million promised between 2010 and 2015 to support uptake has been spent or earmarked for projects, […]