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Kia’s 2017 Niro Hybrid small crossover SUV has just reached dealer showrooms, and the Korean automaker is already talking about a battery electric version. This information was revealed to the UK’s Car Dealer Magazine by Kia Motors’ chief operating officer, Tae-Hyun Oh, at the opening of a new flagship dealership in London. “We have just […]

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Last week we reported that the 2017 Renault Zoe was expected to have a larger battery giving it a 200-mile driving range, which has now been confirmed. Behind that news is the implication that the 2018 Nissan Leaf could follow, given that the two companies are joined by an alliance. The information about the Zoe […]

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Tesla Motors and the original supplier of the Model X’s SUV falcon wing doors have settled in court over a lawsuit filed by the electric carmaker last January. The supplier, Hoerbiger Automotive, a subsidiary of a Swiss company based in Alabama, contracted to design and develop a hydraulic system for the razzle-dazzle Model X doors […]

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South Korea’s Hyundai continued to show it is serious about hydrogen fuel cell technology with the introduction of the H350 Fuel Cell Concept at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany. The H350 Fuel Cell Concept is based on the automaker’s turbocharged diesel H350 delivery van that has been on sale in Europe […]

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Ohio State University, in cooperation with Monaco-based luxury carmaker Venturi, again established a new electric world land speed record in the VBB-3 prototype race car. The sleek black and red rocket of a land speed racer with a drag coefficient of only .13, completed two runs on the 11-mile Bonneville Salt Flats course in Utah […]

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The ongoing deals between automakers and tech companies continued today with the Renault-Nissan Alliance inking a partnership with Microsoft Corp. Microsoft agreed to provide its Azure cloud platform for cars made by Nissan and Renault as the automaker pushes forward with developing connected and self-driving vehicles. “While the connected car experience is in its infancy, […]

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Volkswagen is trying hard to put the diesel cheating scandal behind them, and one of the ways to shift consumer focus is by revealing design sketches of its battery electric car a week before the Paris Motor Show. The illustrations show a five-door hatchback with a low, ground hugging stance and a rear roofline that […]

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As part of Volkswagen’s commitment to electric vehicles, the e-Crafter battery electric delivery van was introduced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany on Wednesday. The automaker said the electric version was planned early on in the Crafter’s development process and has the same dimensions as the new gasoline and diesel models that […]

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Europe’s best-selling battery electric car, the Renault Zoe, will arrive at the Paris Motor Show Oct. 1 with an increased driving range of 200-plus miles (320 km). The report comes from French business publication BMFBusiness but doesn’t say what the new battery capacity would be. It’s also not clear if the driving range is based […]

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Earlier we reported that the price for the battery electric 2017 Chevrolet Volt in base LT trim is $37,495 including destination charges. Then we found out Canadians will pay far less. The same Bolt LT has a U.S. dollar sticker price in Canada of $32,400 ($42,795 CAD) plus destination charges, bringing the total to $33,632 […]

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