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The new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid has gained UK’s OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) Grant approval. Only a select handful of cars qualify for the UK Government-backed program, which entitles customers of qualifying ULEV (Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles) models to a 25 percent grant towards the cost of the car, up to a maximum of […]

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The new smart fortwo electric drive is now available in Chinese dealerships. The smart brand celebrated this market launch at the Guangzhou Motor Show, where the all-electric city vehicle was presented to the Chinese public. “Our smart electric drive was one of the first all-electric cars and is the clear market leader in Germany,” said […]

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King County Metro Transit in Seattle, Wash. has selected BAE Systems’ HybriDrive Series-E electric drive system to power 120 New Flyer Xcelsior buses. This is the largest order to date of BAE’s HybriDrive Series-E propulsion system, which enables electric drive modes to eliminate emissions from the vehicle and to reduce engine idling. BAE said HybriDrive […]

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Daimler’s small urban car is proving there is a demand for such a vehicle: the smart Hambach plant produced the 1.5 millionth smart fortwo. The milestone vehicle, a white smart forwo electric drive cabrio, rolled off the production line before the beginning of the plant’s extended summer break. Daimler said production will be paused for […]

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Mercedes-Benz announced the availability of the smart fortwo electric drive during the New York auto show, alongside the launch of the B-Class EV for the U.S. Per Mercedes-Benz, the newest generation of the smart fortwo electric drive is now bringing local zero-emissions mobility to the U.S. The electric-powered urban two-seater will have a starting price […]

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Mercedes-Benz lanched the B-Class Electric Drive today at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The German company estimates the range of this new EV at around 115 miles (200 km). The B-Class Electric Drive will be launched first in the USA at the beginning of 2014, where it will be the first luxury battery […]

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Prices for the trio of electric vehicle products to be sold by smart in Canada have been released. smart electric vehicles will include the smart fortwo electric drive and the all-new smart ebike. The smart fortwo electric drive coupe will start at CDN$26,990 while the electric drive cabriolet will be priced from CDN$29,990. smart Centers […]

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