One key to getting more EVs on the road is to make more chargers available in public places. And, of course, getting more chargers out there might help boost EV sales. When asked to think about public charging stations, most folks would probably think about the Northeast or California. But at least one utility in […]

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Since 2010 rumors and reports had it that Hyundai was targeting Toyota with a dedicated “Prius fighter,” and its Ioniq trio is finally preparing for first retail deliveries. Debuted last March in New York, the Ioniq which saw its first media drive this week comes in a regular hybrid version, and plug-in hybrid, and a […]

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Just six years ago when the first major manufacturer plug-in electrified vehicles were experimentally launched, who knew that by now there’d be more plug-ins for sale in the U.S. than more-established regular hybrids? What began with the extended range 2011 Chevy Volt and all-electric 2011 Nissan Leaf after Tesla’s 2008 Roadster blazed the path has […]

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Chevrolet says its Bolt EV has “cracked the code” toward far greater acceptance for an electric car, but whether it can sell in far greater volume is an open question. How does one define “crack the code?” It’s akin to saying the Bolt EV hits the key wish list requests of many more fence-sitting consumers […]

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Last month the equivalent of the sun not rising happened in the U.S. hybrid market: Toyota’s Prius Liftback did not finish the month with the most sales. Since last decade, the Prius has been the proverbial king of the hybrid market, and in recent years its monthly sales regularly doubled or tripled those of the […]

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The latest concept from NanoFlowcell will make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Called the Quant 40Volt, the latest concept car from NanoFlowcell is bound for production, according to the small Liechtenstein-based automaker. For years now, NanoFlowcell has impressed with its Quant concept cars at previous Geneva Motor Shows and we might finally […]

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A few years ago BYD North America certified the 2012-2014 e6 electric “crossover SUV” with the U.S. EPA, and since letting that lapse, is again in process for the updated 2017 model year version. This revelation for the “250-mile range” fleet-only front-wheel-drive EV came from company representative Ben Jurjevich in response to an inquiry of […]

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The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is an entertaining yet practical car that happens to be all electric. That’s at least one overarching impression following a 100-mile drive around San Francisco last week in the 238-mile range compact crossover that nets for under $30,000 after a federal tax credit. While inevitable critics will poke at things they […]

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The war between Indiana and Tesla rages on, as a state representative has introduced a new bill to stop the automaker from selling its cars directly to consumers. A new bill – House Bill 1592 – filed by Indiana’s State Representitive Ed Soliday, R-Valaparaiso, doesn’t have the world Tesla in it, but it bans manufacturers of […]

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Honda and General Motors are taking a step forward on hydrogen-powered cars together, announcing an $85 million investment into hydrogen fuel cell stack production at a plant in Michigan. GM’s Brownstown Township plant in Michigan will produce the fuel cell equipment, starting around 2020, under the name of the joint venture, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing […]

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