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Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) unveiled the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV during its press conference at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Featuring a performance-oriented yet highly efficient plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) drivetrain, the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV crossover is said by its maker to hint at the future design direction for Mitsubishi Motors production vehicles […]

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Toyota and Honda are not the only ones showcasing fuel cells in Los Angeles: Volkswagen also did. Volkswagen unveiled as a world premiere its Golf SportWagen HyMotion at the Los Angeles auto show. Golf SportWagen HyMotion is described by the company as a research vehicle with a fuel cell powertrain. VW said the front-wheel-drive Golf […]

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The U.S. Air Force unveiled Friday a fleet of plug-in electric vehicles equipped to return electricity to the grid as needed. The fleet of 42 vehicles is located at the Los Angeles Air Force Base in California (LAAFB) and includes both pure electric vehicles as well as PHEV. Of these 42 vehicles, 36 have been […]

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Chicago is the next city to be the recipient of Nissan’s Leaf “No Charge to Charge” promotion. Nissan launched on Friday its “No Charge to Charge” promotion that provides two years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Leaf from Nissan dealers in the Chicago market. Nissan explained this includes […]

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Popular Science has chosen the Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) as a 2014 Best of What’s New winner in the auto category. “For 27 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us − those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of what?s possible in […]

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Volkswagen Group of America will be providing a 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf to Stanford University for research dedicated to advancing e-mobility and improving the driver experience in electric vehicles. VW said Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Volkswagen of America and a member of Stanford Engineering Advisory Board, presented the vehicle at […]

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Cooling of the battery, components and powertrain is a major issue for hybrid and electric vehicles and part of the range limitations lie with this critical aspect. Dana Holding Corporation announced this week the introduction of a new aluminum cooling technology aimed at these electric and hybrid vehicles cooling issues. Specifically, the company said it […]

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Volkswagen of America has raised $41,400 by auctioning the first 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf. Volkswagen said proceeds will benefit non-profit Global Green USA and its efforts to advance smart solutions to climate change. The winner of the auction, which ran from October 8–29 on CharityBuzz.com, became the first U.S. driver to own Volkswagen’s all-new, fully-electric vehicle. […]

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The UK’s latest EV quick charging network, RAPID EV, installed by Chargemaster across six sites in Wiltshire, is now open for business. UK’s Minister for Transport, Baroness Kramer, officially opened the network during a special event held Monday, November 3 2014. The RAPID EV network has been set up by Wiltshire Council and partially funded […]

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A yearly record number of Nissan Leaf EV sales has already been surpassed by Nissan this year. With more than two months remaining, Nissan said it has, with the Leaf, shattered the record for the most U.S. electric vehicle sales in a single calendar year, surpassing the previous record of 22,610 that it set in […]

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