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The company that’s building True Zero hydrogen fueling stations says that it can hit its original target by early next year. Headed by former GM and Hyundai marketing guru Joel Ewanick, FirstElement Fuel, a startup that operates the True Zero stations, says that the company wants provide the needed fueling infrastructure to support increased sales […]

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Volkswagen Group says it will have to sell about one million battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles per year by 2025 to meet tough carbon dioxide emissions standards in major markets around the world. That one million vehicle figure comes from a forecast VW has made on regions of the world enacting more requirements, […]

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After a number of races against supercars on public roads and on drag strips, the Tesla Model S was put to a new quickness test. Or, actually, a “test subject” – the son of Drag Times’ Brooks Weisblat – was offered by his dad a $100 bill if only he could grab it from its taped […]

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The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid’s efficiency is incrementally improved over the 2016 model. With release today on the U.S. EPA’s website of the car’s numbers, the 2017 model get 42 mpg over 38 last year, and 97 MPGe over 88 last year, as well as 22 miles “Elec+Gas” range, over 20 miles for […]

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Two surveys are showing automakers have real challenges ahead in getting consumers to see the benefits of purchasing plug-in electric and self-driving vehicles. Harris has surveyed 1,052 U.S. residents to find that 67 percent of them didn’t know anyone who owned an all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid-electric vehicle. Lack of knowledge over how the technologies […]

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Navigant Research predicts global carsharing revenue will grow six-fold by 2024 as one-way and plug-in carsharing take off. While carsharing services have been in place over the past 15 years, a new Navigant Research report analyzes significant market innovations that will likely drive market growth. As of 2014, carshare programs had reached five continents, over […]

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Tesla is making good on its promise to host a special event to mark the opening of its gigafactory production facility in Nevada. The company even offered attendance at the battery-factory’s opening as one of the prizes given out during the second round of a referral program that aimed to get Model S owners to […]

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In an effort to make amends for its diesel emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen wants to make plug-in electrified vehicles in a big way, and for that, it needs batteries. According to the German publication Handelsblatt, the company is working toward a multi-billion euro plant enabling it to take control of its electrified car destiny, and […]

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A Tesla fan has taken the electric carmaker to court in California due to allegedly malfunctioning Model X features and finishes that haven’t been repairable by the company. Plaintiff Barrett Lyons has been happy with his Roadster and Model S, but has found problems with his $162,000 Tesla Model X to be unacceptable. The wing […]

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Google is setting up shop in Michigan, near the Detroit Big Three. The tech giant has been working on self-driving cars and will open a self-driving technology department in Novi, Michigan. Google said that it has spent the past few years working from the Greater Detroit area and many of its current partners are based […]

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