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Plug-in Vehicles Displaced 216 Million Gallons of Gasoline in 2017

Plug-in vehicles, which include all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, have been saving increasing amounts of gasoline. When gasoline consumption of conventional internal combustion engine vehicles is compared with similar sized plug-in vehicles operating on electricity, plug-in vehicles on the road displaced 216 million gallons of gasoline in 2017.

Ford Expands Transit Plug-in Hybrid Van Trial to Valencia

Among the toughest working environments for vans, cities offer significant challenges to moving people and delivering goods and services. Ford, which is already investigating how plug-in hybrid electric vehicles could help in London, announced it would also begin testing in Valencia, Spain. The collaboration between Ford Smart Mobility, the regional government of Valencia and the […]

Hyundai Mobis Aims to Develop All Autonomous Driving Sensors by 2020

Hyundai Mobis plans to use its proving ground, which opened last June in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, as a test bed for new technologies, with the goal of becoming a leader in future car technologies. The automotive supplier announced at the proving ground that it plans to develop autonomous driving sensors, which are essential for […]

BP invests $20 million in ultra-fast EV charging company StoreDot

BP has invested $20 million in Israel’s StoreDot, a start-up that develops lithium-ion batteries that can charge electrics cars in five minutes. The number of electric vehicles worldwide is growing rapidly and BP is working across the supply chain to support the development of the technologies and infrastructure required to support that growth. BP believes […]

Pivot Power to build £1.6 billion EV charging network in the UK

The UK company Pivot Power unveiled plans to build a 2-gigawatt network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle charging stations in Britain. The £1.6 billion programme will provide infrastructure to support the rapid adoption of EVs and underpin clean air policies, while introducing valuable flexibility into the energy system to accommodate the demands of […]

Model 3 falls short of CR Recommendation, Musk promises fix in few days

Consumer Reports (CR) recently evaluated the Tesla Model 3, and while the respected review outlet found ‘plenty to like’ about the luxury compact sedan, it criticized the Model 3 for having overly long stopping distances and difficult to use center touch screen. The Model 3 impressed CR with its record-setting range as well as exhilarating […]

Report: Electric Buses to Surge Even Faster Than EVs as Conventional Vehicles Fade

The electrification of road transport will move into top gear in the second half of the 2020s, thanks to tumbling battery costs and larger-scale manufacturing, with sales of electric cars racing to 28%, and those of electric buses to 84%, of their respective global markets by 2030. The latest long-term forecast from Bloomberg New Energy […]

Honda Clarity Series Earns Coalition For Clean Air 2018 California Air Quality Award

The Honda Clarity series was awarded the 2018 California Air Quality Award for Corporate Environmental Stewardship by the Coalition for Clean Air for proving drivers can reduce or even eliminate tailpipe emissions without sacrificing style, comfort or performance. The Coalition for Clean Air is a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of technology, laws and […]

New Nissan LEAF and Jaguar I-PACE named a ‘Game Changer’ at Autocar Awards 2018

The new Nissan LEAF and the Jaguar I-PACE have been named a ‘Game Changer’ at the prestigious Autocar Awards 2018. The Game Changer awards are given only to vehicles that bring new, higher standards to their class or for defying conventions for the benefits of buyers. The annual awards ceremony, which celebrates the world’s best […]