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    Congress-Commissioned Study Recommends PEV Tax Credit Become Point Of Sale Rebate

    A comprehensive study commissioned by Congress surveying adoption and growth of the plug-in electrified vehicle (PEV) market recommends the federal tax credit become a point-of-sale rebate. This recommendation has been politically dead on arrival as endorsed by President Barack Obama for the past four years or more, but the 205-page exhaustive and throughly vetted non-partisan […]


    Second-Generation Volt Transmission Operation Explained

    Preface This article co-written by Jeff Nisewanger, Patrick Groeneveld and George Bower first appeared on It’s more than a little bit technical, but for those who want more than a cursory explanation, it’s based on GM patent US 8,602,938, issued in December 2013, and presentations by GM at an SAE vehicle electrification conference on […]


    Norway Celebrates 50,000th Plug-in Car Sold; Will EV Incentives Continue?

    As we reported on Friday would happen, today the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association held an event acknowledging plug-in electrified vehicle number 50,000 at the country’s Drammen Harbor. Today the registration plate EL 60000 was granted to a Tesla Model S purchased as number 50,000. The plate is 10,000 above because the “EL” plate series began […]

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    Lack of Information Hurting EV Sales Says Federal Report

    A new congressionally mandated report published by the U.S. National Research Council states that current battery technology, vehicle cost, and lack of consumer knowledge are all obstacles preventing widespread endorsement of plug-in electric vehicles. The key to lowering overall vehicle cost according to ClickGreen would be to develop less expensive and more efficient batteries, this along with […]

    Audi Confirms It’s Preparing A Tesla Fighter

    We’ve seen reports of Audi preparing EVs with Tesla-like levels of range and performance, and in China it has again said it will have an answer for the Model X. Speaking to Automotive News Europe, CEO Rupert Stadler remained cautious about all-electric vehicles and believes that for the next 10 to 15 years, customers will […]

    2016 Mazda MX-5 Rated 30 MPG Combined

    It’s not a hybrid – in fact Mazda has no hybrids for U.S. sale – but EPA rating of 30 mpg combined puts the MX-5 up there in the fun fuel sipper category. The car, which is exclusively powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder SkyActiv engine in North America, is rated at 27 mpg city, 34 […]

    Nissan Introduces Murano Hybrid For China

    Nissan has revealed a Murano hybrid variant for the Chinese market. Debuted at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, the Nissan Murano hybrid is powered by a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a lithium-ion battery pack and dual-clutch hybrid system. The powertrain is similar to what’s found in the Infiniti QX60 hybrid and Pathfinder hybrid, […]

    BMW i ConnectedDrive Apple Watch App Ready

    BMW i’s ConnectedDrive technology will be available on the soon to be released Apple Watch. The BMW i Remote app can be used to remotely check and control functions of BMW i models such as the battery’s state of charge. BMW i said customers will be able to use its app from day one on […]

    China Reveals Its First Home-Grown Electric Supercar

    Debuting earlier this week at the Shanghai Auto Show was China’s first domestically designed and built electric supercar. Dubbed the Qiantu K50 Event! – yes, with an exclamation point! – and will be entering the Chinese market in 2016. The Event! will be priced approximately $113,000 (700,000 yuan), similar to what a Tesla Model S costs […]