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Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV is proving to be very popular in the United Kingom. The plug-nn hybrid SUV has now overtaken every other plug-in hybrid and pure electric car to become the UK’s most sold plug-in vehicle. The company believes by the end of March, sales of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will have passed the 10,000 […]

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Automakers have been cold-testing engineering firm GKN’s hybrid and eAWD systems. GKN demonstrated a range of new hybrid all-wheel drive, AWD Disconnect and torque vectoring technologies that, states GKN, will make future cars more intelligent, efficient and enjoyable to drive. These demonstrations have been held at the company’s Wintertest proving ground in Arjeplog, Sweden. Among […]

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After being banned last year from selling cars in New Jersey, Tesla Motors is one step closer to resuming sales. Yesterday, the state’s Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved a bill that will allow Tesla to sell directly to customers. The bill only applies to zero-emission electric vehicles sold by the manufacturer. SEE ALSO: Texas Lawmakers […]

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A new report predicts that the segment for managing plug-in recharging technologies will reach $20.7 million by 2024. According to Navigant Research, two different areas of vehicle-grid integration (VGI) technologies will drive the market from its current annual revenue of $335,000 to a multimillion-dollar industry. The first area focuses on charge management for plug-in vehicles, […]

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Chevrolet is getting ready to launch the second-generation of its Spark city car. The 2016 Chevrolet Spark will be unveiled on April 2 simultaneously at the Seoul and New York auto shows. Chevrolet stated this 2016 Spark will showcase a sleeker, more aerodynamic profile and a progressive take on Chevrolet’s signature design cues, giving the […]

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Volkswagen has announced the station wagon version of its seventh-generation Golf, the Sportwagen, will be available in April. The 2015 Golf SportWagen replaces the outgoing Jetta SportWagen. This new generation of Volkswagen’s station wagon will be available with a choice of two four-cylinder turbocharged engines: a 1.8 liter gasoline or a 2 liter clean diesel. […]

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Crosspoint Kinetics has announced that it is working with Morgan Olson to produce hybrid delivery vans. To create the hybrids, Crosspoint Kinetics bolts on its signature Kinetics Hybrid system into Morgon Olson’s commercial-grade vans. A 50-kilowatt electric motor mounts directly to a drivechain and doesn’t require any of the van’s original components to be removed. […]

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Sales figures show that in January, far more plug-in and battery electric vehicles sold in Europe than in the U.S. In Europe, sales of battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles for the month totaled more than 9,300 units. This was 40-percent higher than the 6,100 sales that posted in the U.S. And while […]

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Mixed reports on Tesla’s China sales have been mostly one of challenges and difficulties, and the latest is Tesla is cutting staff in that country by 30 percent. According to China’s DONews, an anonymous company insider says 180-200 jobs will be eliminated in China although Tesla has not officially confirmed this. Tesla might have sold […]

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Somewhere along the timeline in Toyota’s decade-plus-plan to proliferate fuel cell vehicles, the automaker wishes to slash their price premium to that of a diesel car. Along with a present lack of hydrogen refueling infrastructure, fuel cell vehicles had been criticized for years as nigh to vaporware due to prohibitive production costs. The Mirai is […]

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