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While Americans and Europeans are anticipating the 238-mile range 2017 Chevy Bolt EV and Opel Ampera-e respectively, Renault is now taking orders in Europe for its approximately 200-mile range Zoe. The upgraded battery in the otherwise mildly refreshed Zoe comes seemingly out of left field, at least to an American audience. Media reports in the […]

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Kia’s 2017 Niro Hybrid small crossover SUV has just reached dealer showrooms, and the Korean automaker is already talking about a battery electric version. This information was revealed to the UK’s Car Dealer Magazine by Kia Motors’ chief operating officer, Tae-Hyun Oh, at the opening of a new flagship dealership in London. “We have just […]

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In anticipation of further disclosure to the media tomorrow at the Paris Motor Show, Opel just four hours ago released a 1-minute video highlighting how exciting the life of its drivers can be. Featuring imagery associated with young love between an attractive couple, the company intersperses facts and visuals of the rebadged Chevy Bolt rated […]

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Eighty percent of surveyed consumers don’t want to own a car in the future missing steering wheels and pedals. A Future Autonomous Vehicle Driver Study commissioned by Kelley Blue Book found four out of five people think a human driver should be able to take control of self-driving cars. While a few companies, including Google […]

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Last week we reported that the 2017 Renault Zoe was expected to have a larger battery giving it a 200-mile driving range, which has now been confirmed. Behind that news is the implication that the 2018 Nissan Leaf could follow, given that the two companies are joined by an alliance. The information about the Zoe […]

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The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air-quality and transportation office in Michigan is raising hackles for automakers – especially Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and its $5.1 billion tab. Chris Grundller, director of the EPA’s transportation and air quality office, says that FCA needs to spend $5.1 to comply with U.S. fuel economy standards for […]

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Volkswagen has set a goal of selling 25 million electric cars by 2025 and the new I.D. Concept is the very first signpost revealing what the brand’s new range of EVs will be like. The I.D. is wearing an entirely new design DNA which VW will use with its electric cars to set them apart […]

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Storm Sondors successfully crowdfunded an electric bicycle, AND now he wants to do the same with a battery electric car with a $10,000 price tag. The Sondors eBike crowdfunding campaign was Indiegogo’s second largest ever project, raising more than $6 million for a high-profile fat tire, electric bike. Sondors not only built the 50-mile range […]

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McLaren’s P1 hybrid hypercar has made it around the Nurburgring in under 7 minutes, and now an all-electric version is soon to be available. The tiniest car to ever wear a McLaren badge, the single seater EV comes with butterfly doors, a three-speed transmission, and will hit its top speed in just 2 seconds. Adorned […]

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Tesla Motors and the original supplier of the Model X’s SUV falcon wing doors have settled in court over a lawsuit filed by the electric carmaker last January. The supplier, Hoerbiger Automotive, a subsidiary of a Swiss company based in Alabama, contracted to design and develop a hydraulic system for the razzle-dazzle Model X doors […]

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