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General Motors is rolling out at least 10 new energy vehicles (NEVs) in China by 2020, the U.S. automaker’s chief said. CEO Mary Barra, speaking to media in Shanghai on Friday, said that electrification will tie together with autonomous vehicles, connectivity, and shared mobility services. It’s needed to deal with China’s growing challenges over vehicle […]

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With last week’s unveiling of Nissan’s second-generation Leaf, people can now focus less on comparing the Chevy Bolt to the dissimilar Tesla Model 3, and look at a closer matchup. Such apple-versus-orange comparisons can be explained however. Including the just-revealed Leaf, there are but three new-generation EVs priced below $40,000 with longer range than first-generation […]

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The mystery over available range for the 2019 Nissan Leaf’s 60 kWh battery option may have been solved on a Twitter post. Everyone following the gen-two EV knows the 40 kWh battery available for the first-year 2018 model will go 150 miles per charge. The unveiling also included news that a 60 kWh option will […]

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The high-end Tesla Model 3 looks like it will have the highest miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) rating of any of the more affordable all-electric cars. Tesla Motors Club spotted a window sticker on a Tesla Model 3 with the Long Range battery pack. It gets 310 miles of range and a 126 MPGe rating […]

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Audi will be giving solar energy a push, adding solar panels to its electric vehicles for extended range and to support sustainability. This was announced yesterday along with a deal with Alta Devices to add thin-solar cells into a glass roof for Audi EVs that will generate electricity powering the car’s air-conditioning system and seat […]

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Producing components and batteries for the Chevy Bolt has been good enough for supplier LG Electronics to set up shop in the U.S. The Korean electronics company announced yesterday that it will place a 250,000-square foot facility in the Detroit suburb of Hazel Park, Mich. It will be ready to start producing electric vehicle components […]

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Nissan revealed another teaser on the new Nissan Leaf’s tech features, this time promising enhanced vision. A new video released today shows a sketch of the 2018 Nissan Leaf tapping into the automaker’s new Intelligent Mobility technologies. The all-electric car offers its drivers greater confidence with “enhanced vision and can better sense what is around […]

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The Chevy Bolt beat the Tesla Model S 75D and its own U.S Environmental Protection Agency rating in driving range. Consumer Reports took a Chevy Bolt and a Tesla Model S out on the highway for test drives. The Bolt won with 250 miles of range versus 235 miles for the Model S 75D; and […]

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General Motor’s Maven car sharing unit finds that Uber and Lyft drivers love the Chevy Bolt and are putting a lot of miles behind the wheel. Rachel Bhattacharya, who heads GM’s commercial mobility unit, spoke about it yesterday at a CAR Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City, Mich. The Maven fleet brought in 150 Bolts […]

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General Motors has been tapping into engineering experience that goes back to astronauts driving its Lunar Rover on the moon. GM’s Chevrolet brand paid tribute Thursday to engineers who’d designed the all-electric Lunar Rover. It had been driven by Apollo 15 astronauts on the moon during a trip there in July 1971. It may be […]

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