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    Chevy Bolt EV Can Charge at 55 kW

    The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is capable of charging up to 20-percent faster than it does on today’s DC chargers, according to initial results in a newly published report from a Canadian research institute. The Bolt’s peak charging rate has been the subject of some speculation. General Motors spokespeople have generally said the Chevrolet Bolt […]

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    Nissan Leaf Generation Two To Be Revealed In September

    The long-anticipated redesign for the Nissan Leaf is to be revealed Sept. 6 in Tokyo. According to Pierril Pouret, senior vice president of Nissan in the Nordic Region speaking in Oslo, Norway Monday, Nissan’s mass-market EV will be an all-new design with some cues taken as expected from the IDS concept (pictured). “This will be […]

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    Israeli Wireless Tech Could Lead to In-Road Charging For Electric Cars

    An electric bus demonstration project in Israel may show the feasibility of adopting wireless charging technology in other countries and vehicle types, including cars consumers may one day buy. The Israeli government is working with ElectRoad, a local wireless charging technology company, to develop technology that can charge buses while in motion. The test demonstration […]

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    Americans Prefer Google Over Uber for Self-Driving Cars

    A new survey of drivers in the U.S. and Europe found that tech giants and traditional automakers are more trusted than Uber and Tesla to bring autonomous vehicles to roads. Connected car service company Inrix conducted a survey with 5,054 drivers in the U.S, France, Germany, Italy, and U.K., to gauge their usage of connected […]

    Workhorse Taking Reservations For Consumer-Oriented W-15 Plug-In Pickup

    Workhorse has announced that it is considering producing a consumer version of its W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup after receiving strong interest in the vehicle. The W-15, which was first shown earlier this month, is powered by a pair of electric motors located in the front and the rear of the vehicle. The two motors are good […]

    Daimler Breaks Ground On Second Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

    Daimler has officially begun construction of its second lithium-ion battery plant, which the German automaker says will be one of the largest in the world. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Saxony Minister President Stanislaw Tillich, together with Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche and other executives, toured the existing battery factory in Kamenz on Monday, where the […]

    Tesla Extends Free Lifetime Charging Program, Adds New Referral Program

    Tesla has extended its free unlimited charging incentive through a new “referral program” that will be in place until the end of the year. The automaker’s former offering was free unlimited lifetime charging for new vehicle owners, but that incentive program was supposed to end on Jan. 1 of this year. Tesla then extended the program […]

    BMW Chief Says Electrified & Connected Vehicles Higher Priority Than Sales Volume

    As it seeks to keep its competitive edge, BMW’s CEO says it will place a higher emphasize on vehicle electrification and connected, automated features. The revelation by CEO Harald Krueger came while speaking with journalists Thursday at the company’s Munich headquarters. Sales have been particularly strong for the automaker, with BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce divisions […]

    Nissan’s Electric Vmotion 3.0 Likely To Be A Crossover

    Nissan will roll out a concept car this year showing a new direction in electrification. That new electric car is likely to be a crossover model, and it will be separate from the Nissan Leaf’s platform design. Automotive News revealed more about Nissan’s plans from discussions with executives last month at the Shanghai auto show. […]