Jack Sutton

Jack Sutton May 23, 2018

2025 is the year! DS Automobiles has announced that it plans to electrify all new models from 2025 onwards. The news also comes with confirmation that the brand’s first pure-electric model will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show later this year. The overall strategy will see the DS range made up of hybrid powertrains, […]

Jack Sutton May 23, 2018

Japan’s Panasonic said on Friday it will start producing car batteries at its former television screen plant in Japan, accelerating its battery drive to meet anticipated demand for electric vehicles. Panasonic, the exclusive battery cell supplier for Tesla’s mass-market Model 3, is reinventing itself as a provider of advanced car parts to escape the price competition of […]

Jack Sutton May 16, 2018

BMW’s electric car lineup, the tiny i3 commuter and the i8 plug-in sports car, leaves a huge gap for a more practical, mainstream vehicle in between. Rumors have circulated since shortly after the i3’s debut that the company was working on a new model to fill the gap—a hatchback to be called the i5, sort […]

Jack Sutton May 16, 2018

At its annual meeting Wednesday, Audi announced an ambitious plan to build 20 new electrified cars by 2025, most of them battery electrics. The company says it will invest $47.6 billion (40 billion euros) into these electrified cars, a new app platform for its cars, a new fleet of autonomous vehicles to be launched in […]

Jack Sutton May 16, 2018

Dutch electric scooter startup, Bolt Mobility, has secured €3m (£2.2m) in a fundraising campaign led by more than 2,000 investors from the UK and the Netherlands. Bolt Mobility plans to use the funds to bring the AppScooter, an electric scooter with 4G internet connection and smartphone connectivity, to the market in 2018. The startup, which […]

Jack Sutton May 16, 2018

London’s black cab has gone electric – and it’s just hit the roads! Wi-Fi, USB charging, and even a sunroof are among the new features of the six-seat, battery-powered cabs, with a range extender of up to 400 miles. Fares match those of diesel predecessors, so users can go green at no additional cost. “You can see […]

Jack Sutton May 16, 2018

Ford will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11bn (£7.9bn) by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup, chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday at the Detroit car show. The investment figure is sharply higher than a previously announced target of $4.5bn by 2020, Ford executives said, and […]