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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 […]

moshimon May 22, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding car was literally something old, something borrowed and something blue. The royal couple drove away in a Jaguar E-Type Zero, a classic 1968 E-Type roadster that has been converted to run on cutting-edge electric power. The car is owned by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Classic Works (which is why […]

moshimon May 22, 2018

Supported by a hard push by the Chinese government to drive up electric car sales, annual EV sales are on track to hit a one-million-unit milestone this year, as demand continues to rise significantly. Chinese EV sales doubled in April, with the government-backed China Association of Automobile Manufacturers showing 81,904 sold that month, or an 11.5-percent increase […]

moshimon May 22, 2018

Sales of BMW electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are up more than 49% year over year in 2018. In a recent press release, BMW board member Peter Nota said, “We are delighted to announce that there are now over a quarter of a million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the world’s roads. Combined sales of BMW i, […]

moshimon May 22, 2018

Following a report last year that Tesla has received approval to build a factory in Shanghai, the company is setting up independent operations in China. According to a Wall Street Journal report on Monday (subscription required), Tesla is the first automaker to take advantage of new Chinese laws that will allow foreign green automakers to open for […]

moshimon May 22, 2018

The Union of Concerned Scientists reports big improvements in lowering global warming emissions by driving plug-in electric cars, thanks to cleaner electricity generation. It’s never been better than today, as electric cars are now cleaner than the average new gasoline car everywhere in the country – the report states – even where plug-ins are recharged […]

moshimon May 22, 2018

This philippines-based company takes the concept of green motorcycles to a new level Christopher Paris Lacson is the CEO and design director at Meep Inc (short for Modular Energy Efficient Portage). Meep also has what Lacson calls the company’s “speedy subsidiary”, Banatti, a name derived from the Tagalog word Banat (meaning to “go fast” or to […]

moshimon May 22, 2018

Mercedes-Benz announced that its Hambach plant in France (currently used for the production of smart for two cars) will be expanded to add production of the new, all-electric compact EQ model.   The investment in the plant and in the product will be around €500 million ($589 million). Hambach is a wise choice due to its previous experience with […]