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Hyundai will introduce electric vehicles with longer range before the end of the decade. In a recent interview with Autoblog, Hyundai’s director of its eco-vehicle performance development group, Byung Ki Ahn, confirmed that a 200-mile Hyundai electric vehicle will be introduced by 2018. Range will go even further by 2020, when Hyundai plans on adding […]

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Volkswagen boss Herbert Diess is championing the development of an all-electric car that he hopes will help VW shed some of the negative light cast by the diesel emissions scandal. Diess put out the challenge to VW’s engineers, saying that the car should be as iconic as the Golf and have an electric range of […]

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BMW plans to boost the range of its all-electric i3. Speaking with Automotive News, Ian Robertson, a BMW AG board member, revealed that the lithium ion battery pack found in the i3 will be improved this summer, offering a “much more usable range.” Though the exact range figure wasn’t released, a boost of roughly 50 […]

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At the end of this month, Honda is planning to unveil its near-production fuel cell vehicle, currently named the FCV. The debut – scheduled to occur at the Tokyo Motor Show – will feature a hydrogen-powered sedan very similar to the final version Honda is bringing to market next year. Honda said it has made […]

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Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Deputy Director Cheryl Martin announced August 21 that 22 projects across 15 states will receive a total of $36 million to develop transformational electric vehicle (EV) energy storage systems using innovative chemistries, architectures and designs. ARPA-E’s new program, Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage Systems (RANGE), aims to accelerate widespread […]

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