In Torrance, Calif., a Danish-born designer-cum-CEO is putting his own name behind a car company he’s building. It’s not the first time Henrik Fisker has done this, but perhaps it’ll go a little more smoothly this time around. The timing seems better for what he wants to do, which is launch a high-end, long-range electric vehicle. +
Minus the bigger battery, underneath is a fully electric powertrain that can be found in the next-generation 2018 Nissan LEAF.
Like so many storied manufacturers with a rich and long standing racing history, Infiniti is revisiting its past at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance with a very delectable looking concept vehicle. +
Researchers in Drexel University’s College of Engineering are developing a new battery electrode design that will enable recharging in minutes…or even seconds. +
In June, Deutsche Post DHL announced the first StreetScooter WORK XL electric delivery vans, built on the Ford Transit chassis.
Now we learn that the Deutsche Post intends to assemble the EVs in Aachen, Germany.
In total, some 150 pre-production WORK XL models will be build this year, and more than 2,500 by the end of 2018. +
NEW DELHI: State-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has invited global bids for 10,000 electric sedans that will run up to 150 km on a single charge, for use by government departments, taking a big step to achieve power minister Piyush Goyal’s dream of having only electric cars on Indian streets by 2030. +
Preliminary EPA documents appear to reveal some new specs, including battery capacity, for the longer range (310-mile) Tesla Model 3. +
“The biggest impact that Tesla will have is not the cars that we make ourselves, but the fact that we show that you can make compelling electric cars that people want to buy,” said Elon Musk. +
Charge points for electric vehicles (EVs) at motorway service areas and large fuel retailers will be required under new laws, revealed in the Queen’s Speech, in line with government plans for “almost every car and van to be zero-emission by 2050″.
A new wireless power system could help people avoid the inevitable jumbled mess of tangled cords and offer a more efficient way to charge electric vehicles on the go, according to a new study. +
In 2016, BMW sold around 60,000 electrified vehicles around the world. That’s not nothing, but the German automaker wants to almost double that number in 2017. Speaking at the Movin’On sustainable mobility conference in Montreal this week, BMW’s Ursula Mathar confirmed that the company’s goal of 100,000 plug-in vehicle sales remains on target. The company first set this goal in early January. +