16.03.2018 - 19:09

Ford announces new plans for American market

Ford has released their new plans for the future direction in the North American market: five new hybrid SUVs and one electric SUV are included in the 8 announced vehicles. The first fully battery electric Ford is expected in 2020.

14.03.2018 - 19:42

Arnold Schwarzenegger to sue Big Oil for murder

First degree murder he cries, the former action star turned governor turned climate hero Arnold Schwarzenegger. To put his money where his mouth is he wants to file a lawsuit against petrochemical corporations in the style of past class action lawsuits against tobacco firms.


14.03.2018 - 16:08

China’s WM Motor open to go public in the USA

Chinese EV startup WM Motor says it is open to holding an initial public offering (IPO) in the States. The firm that aims to launch a comparably cheap EV bearing the label Weltmeister (German for world champion) already said last year that it had investment.

12.03.2018 - 19:44

Tesla Supercharger rates rise suddenly in the USA

There’s been a sudden price hike at Supercharger stations across the USA. Rates doubled in some regions while in other states, tariffs increased by 20 to 40%. Tesla insists that the network “will never be a profit center” for the company.


10.03.2018 - 14:23

BASF and Toda found cathode subsidiary in USA

The announced founding of a new subsidiary company by BASF and Toda has now been completed. BASF Toda America (BTA) will be making NCM and NCA cathode materials for use in e-mobility. The move is part of BASF’s globalisation strategy.

09.03.2018 - 19:05

Chevy’s Bolt for commercial use with no backseats

General Motors is stripping out the Bolt EV in order to offer a cheaper version with more cargo space to commercial users such as fleet operators. It is an “incomplete” EV of sorts with no backseats, benefiting delivery services for example.

07.03.2018 - 11:32

Thief too dumb to drive EV

A criminal in Austin, Texas was apprehended after attempting to highjack a Chevy Bolt EV. The man was able to get into the car, but obviously was not aware of just how different it is to drive an electric car: He failed to get away with the vehicle, as he “didn’t know how to drive […]

28.02.2018 - 19:14

Hybrid and electric cars may stay quiet until 2020

The silent approach of electric vehicles is seen as a danger by some and so hybrid and electric vehicles must emit artificial noises sounding their approach. The “Quiet Car Rule” was to take effect in the States next year but has now been delayed until 2020.

28.02.2018 - 11:13

The future is a long shot for electric cars

The internet allows all sorts of “news” to spread such as a man claiming he had come back from the future. For him, the year is 2021 and he says that by then, EVs will be able to travel far and wide. It might be an extreme form of range anxiety but he swears he […]

27.02.2018 - 15:17

Volvo is done developing gasoline engines

During the reveal of their new V60, Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson answered a few questions regarding the company’s future. Most notable was their decision not to invest further into the development of petrol engines, instead focusing on an electric direction in the future.

26.02.2018 - 11:08

Electric speedboat for kids and grown-ups too

The open water is the next frontier for electric mobility, or shallow waters in this case of a speedboat designed for children. Conceived as a present initially, the boatbuilder has now put his whole weight behind it and hopes for the crowd to back him. An adult version is in the making too.

25.02.2018 - 20:41

Tesla launches Workplace Charging initiative for firms

Tesla has launched its Workplace Charging scheme. Similar to its Destination Chargers at hotels and shopping malls, this latest initiative offers companies the free installation of a Tesla AC charger. The businesses only have to cover cost of electricity.

25.02.2018 - 19:53

UPS and Workhorse to design electric delivery van

UPS is collaborating with Workhorse in the USA to design an electric delivery vehicle from the ground up. They aim for price parity with comparable ICE vans. A fleet of 50 is to be deployed as part of UPS’ so-called Rolling Lab in 2018.

23.02.2018 - 19:37

First new Tesla customers to configure Model 3

For the first time, new customers who have reserved a Model 3 in the USA will be able to configure it. Until now, Tesla had only invited prior customers to set up their EV online. This indicates Model 3 production may be getting underway as planned.

19.02.2018 - 14:18

Chevy Bolt EV boldly available

There might be some good in Model 3 deliveries being slow. At least that is what GM’s marketing  seem to have thought when designing their latest email campaign around one currently unique selling point of the Bolt EV.

17.02.2018 - 09:06

U.S. 2050 Motors invests in Graphene Future

The U.S. firm 2050 Motors has made a large investment in Graphene Future, buying up 20% of their stock. The specialty firm has invented an industrial process to produce graphene that is said to be both cheap and environmentally friendly.

16.02.2018 - 20:59

Trump agrees to gasoline tax hike verbally

Donald Trump, when asked to explain the budget for his new 200bn dollar infrastructure plan, has verbally agreed to a proposal, which would hike up the gas taxes in the USA by 25 cents. This move is surprising on various levels.

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