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A financial analyst has predicted that oil prices will drop to $10 a barrel in the next six to eight years. Longview Economics CEO Chris Watling recently told CNBC he expects a surge in electric vehicle sales to drive an extreme drop in oil prices. He believes that alternative energy vehicles powered by electricity or […]

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Seeking to create a mass market for EVs, Volkswagen is ramping up its investment in electric technology, planning to invest more than $24 billion in zero-emission vehicles over the next 10 to 12 years. In a statement yesterday, VW explained it expects to introduce up to 80 new electric cars by the year 2025, a […]

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A German aviation startup developing the world’s first all-electric jet capable of vertical takeoff and landing announced today it has raised $90 million in a new round of funding. Lilium’s five-passenger all-electric air taxi comes as interest in traffic-defying electric cars continues to grow. To this end, Lilium aims to bring low cost air travel […]

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Volkswagen is envisioning a new Scirocco, reimagined as a sporty two-door EV coupe. A few days ago, we brought you news of VW’s I.D. Buzz, a vehicle built on the all-electric MEB platform. Now, we learn of an upcoming Scirocco may be built on it as well. Speaking to the folks at AutoExpress, Frank Welsch, […]

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Continental is weighing in on what it thinks the future of autonomous driving will look like, and developing its own autonomous testbed. Known best for tires, Continental is also a major supplier of automotive electronics and systems. The company has built a vehicle to demonstrate driverless mobility and to develop and test autonomous driving systems […]

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Even though electric vehicles still only account for a sliver of the global market, Big Oil is beginning to take them seriously as a long-term threat to the industry. While preserving a finite resource is still probably the way to go, oil companies are accustomed to making money and have now begun revising their forecasts […]

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The new electric London Taxi has made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, making the black cab a little more green. While the London Taxi Company TX5’s trip was far from the fastest up the historic hill climb at Goodwood, it was likely the most silent. And possibly the most important; at least for […]

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Nissan has said its next Leaf will compete with the Chevy Bolt EV and a drive report saying for year-one its battery could have two-thirds the capacity indicates it just may. The Bolt was built in response to Tesla’s Model 3 as a 200-plus-mile EV priced in the upper-mid 30s but as many an EV […]

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The City of Montreal is adding electric transit buses to its fleet. The pilot project is taking advantage of Quebec’s cheap power, and the nearby Nova Bus factory to help make the project happen. The pilot project is a partnership between Montreal’s transit operator, the Société de transport de Montréal, and Volvo Group’s Nova Bus […]

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Following the first half decade since major manufacturer plug-in cars came on the scene, 2016 was marked by several significant stories pushing green cars forward. This has been a year that’s seen new vehicle models as well as a major increase in the commitment by carmakers to continue introducing new ones through this decade, into […]

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