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Mini said last month that an electric model was on the way, and now a report says it will debut next month. Mini confirmed last month that it plans to have a fully electric model available by 2019. That car will be based on the three-door Mini, not the larger Countryman that gave birth to […]

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High-performance automaker Mercedes-AMG sees that electrification is the way forward, and is working on reinventing itself to meet it. “It’s obvious we’re not going to make the world happy with V8s for the next 200 years, and AMG has shown in the past, with the electric SLS years ago, that it has capabilities in all-electric […]

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Even Big Oil is making big increases on its forecasts on just how many electric vehicles will be on the world’s roads by the year 2040. Exxon Mobil, BP, the International Energy Agency, even OPEC are all boosting their predictions for the number of EVs operating at by that point, according to Bloomberg New Energy […]

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The Model 3 is Tesla’s mainstream car, but can it really fit into the mainstream of the market? It’s a compact sedan with a 220-mile range and an entry price less than $300 more than the average new car in the U.S. But is the Model 3 really a mainstream car? Is it something that […]

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DC fast charging networks that zap EV batteries back to service are still on the increase, and not surprisingly the most intense clustering of them is in the state of California. According to EVGo, the nation’s largest public EV fast charging network which operates 950 fast charge stations at 600 locations in dozens of states, […]

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Honda Canada will have level two electric chargers at nearly two-thirds of its dealer network by the end of this year. Instead of waiting until they have an EV or plug-in hybrid on the lot to sell, 152 Honda Canada dealers are getting proactive about infrastructure. Those dealers have committed to at least two level […]

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Mercedes-Benz is dropping the B-Class Electric Drive, in favor of focusing on a new generation of compacts and the EQ brand. Confirmation of the death of the electrified version of the compact not-quite-a-minivan was give by Mercedes-Benz USA spokesperson Rob Moran to Automotive News. Moran said that production of the slow-selling electric car would end […]

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The next electric vehicle from General Motors might be a Buick crossover. That information comes from Inside EVs which reports that it got the information from a source who attended a focus group about the new vehicle in California. That GM was planning more vehicles based on the Bolt EV platform is not new, but […]

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Startup automaker Sono Motors has just presented the first-ever production-ready solar car. Sono launched the Sion yesterday in Munich. After the event, it will be going on a tour through 12 cities in Western Europe. Full production and sales are scheduled for 2019. The Sono Motors Sion has 330 solar cells covering the bodywork. That’s […]

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Hyundai’s electric Ioniq is too popular for Hyundai – or some of its suppliers – to handle. A report from Business Korea says that Hyundai is having trouble sourcing batteries for its Ioniq plug-in and EV. It says that Hyundai originally ordered 6,000 to 7,000 batteries from supplier LG Chem for installation in versions of […]

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