General Motors hits 200,000 EV milestone
General Motors has passed the 200,000 electric and hybrid vehicles sold milestone in the last quarter of 2018. This means that the subsidies for GM BEVs and PHEVs will be lowered starting in the second quarter of 2019.
GM takes hard steps towards electrification in USA
General Motors has announced a comprehensive restructuring plan to save six billion dollars annually by the end of 2020. This will free up funds to invest in the development and production of electric cars and autonomous vehicles, but also means closing down large U.S. factories.
USA: GM getting close to 200,000 EV sales
General Motors is getting closer to the 200,000 EV cap for the $7,500 federal tax incentive. Still estimates suggests that they may have until early 2019 before the incentive is cut off but consequences for the Bolt EV could be stark.
Airborne charging support is ready for take-off
Meet the Volt Drone, a mobile battery that flies to the rescue of stranded EV drivers in need of a charge. The mobile charger does not carry more than 3 kWh, however, so while drivers can use it to get a little more mileage on their EV, the drone will not provide any major charge […]
Hobby engineer builds first Teslonda
By installing an electric Tesla motor into an old Honda accord, the American car enthusiast Jimmy Bullet created an intriguing crossover vehicle, using Chevrolet Volt battery packs. The car benefited from a series of other tuning, including off-road suspension.
Chevrolet Volt, Ford Focus Electric.
Video tip 1: Chevrolet is kicking off its marketing campaign for the new Volt with two advertising videos. Chevy is poking fun at perceived weaknesses of competitors, such as range anxiety (Nissan Leaf) and outdated battery technology (Toyota Prius).
youtube.com (Leaf), youtube.com (Prius)
Video tip 2: Ford released a very short ad spot for the Focus Electric targeted at the U.S. market, where the Motor City carmaker sells less than 200 of these all-electric vehicles per month.
youtube.com via insideevs.com
Volt drives to the moon and back.
A Volt drove 247,585 miles – that is further than the moon is from earth – in a little over three years. The Ohio driver of the range-extended Chevy drove 35 percent of those miles electrically, and says, his vehicle is holding together beautifully.