Will overwhelmed infrastructure lead to doubled or tripled recharge times for EVs? And will that drive sales of plug-in hybrids, given their increased powertrain flexibility, including the ability to switch to internal-combustion engine power? One consultant says yes, that’s what will happen. SEE ALSO: VW Reveals Nationwide EV Charging Plans Nicholas Meilhan, a Paris-based consultant […]

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Qualcomm has debuted an evolutionary version of its “Halo” wireless charging system capable of providing charge to an electric vehicle while it’s travelling at highway speeds. The new dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC) system is currently being tested using a Renault Kangoo on a 100-meter test track at the Vedecom Institute in Satory just outside of […]

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Fleet buyers checked out the latest in electrified and alternative fuel vehicles, and watched the unveiling of the Workhorse W-15 electric work truck during ACT Expo 2017. Held this week in Long Beach, Calif., the annual clean transportation conference saw Workhorse Group showcase its W-15 electric concept pickup that can go 80 miles per charge […]

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It’s no surprise to anyone that gas stations are fewer and further in between in rural areas. So it shouldn’t be shocking that the same holds true for electric-vehicle charging stations. There’s one big difference, however – most EVs have shorter ranges than vehicles fueled by gasoline or diesel. The Denver Post chronicles the struggles […]

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America may be a pickup truck country, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t interest in EVs. At least, that’s according to the results of a new study from the American Automobile Association (AAA). The study shows that 30 million Americans say they’re likely to buy an EV, with millennials especially interested at one in five. […]

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A lecturer wrote that it will be another 10 years before electric vehicles truly “matter” in Forbes this week. Leaving aside the fact that one could argue that despite their small market share, hybrids and plug-in vehicles already matter, at least when it comes to the conversation about automobiles and the automotive market and industry, […]

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Buick is launching its first electric car in China, the Velite 5 plug-in hybrid, and it shares much with the Chevy Volt. Revealed at the Guangzhou auto show in China in November as the Velite Concept, the Velite 5 seems to be utilizing much of the Chevrolet Volt’s powertrain. Like the Volt, its gasoline engine […]

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Last year plug-in vehicles sales jumped to an all-time high of more than three-quarters of a million units worldwide and individual countries likewise crested new peaks. The year 2016’s increase was substantially over 2015’s somewhat-over half a million, and helped accelerate the cumulative global tally of plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles above 2 million by […]

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After starting from not-far-above zero at the start of this decade, the global count of plug-in electrified vehicles has crossed the two-million unit milestone. More specifically, the tally through the end of December 2016 was an estimated 2,032,000 highway-legal passenger vehicles including a smattering of European light-duty PEV vans. SEE ALSO: One Million Global Plug-In […]

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No car show these days would be complete without a sufficient helping of green car news, and this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit does not disappoint. Several concept cars and actual products pending were rolled out this week during media previews to show that automakers wish to be taken seriously about what […]

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