electric vehicles

  • Tesla semi truck unveil event ‘tentatively’ set for October 26

    Tesla semi truck unveil event ‘tentatively’ set for October 26

    Tesla had previously set September as the timeframe for their big unveiling of an all-electric semi truck created by the company. The big rig is now set to be shown off for the first time on October 26, however, in Hawthorne, California. Read More

  • Volkswagen to offer electric versions of all of its vehicles by 2030

    Volkswagen to offer electric versions of all of its vehicles by 2030

    Volkswagen is the latest car maker to announce a move to electrify its entire range of automobile offerings: The car maker will provide either hybrid or electric versions of every one of its 300 models by 2030, it announced today ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show in German. Read More

  • Mercedes-Benz will electrify its entire car lineup by 2022

    Mercedes-Benz will electrify its entire car lineup by 2022

    Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to embrace electrification, announcing that it will be electrifying its entire vehicle lineup by 2022. Get used to it: Car makers are going to be making these announcements at an increasing clip, especially now that China, the most important car market in the world, has announced plans to eventually move to ban the sale of fossil fuel vehicles. Read More

  • LG to build U.S.-based factory for EV components in Michigan

    LG to build U.S.-based factory for EV components in Michigan

    LG is building a new factory in Detroit suburb Hazel Park to supply electric vehicle components, the company announced on Tuesday. The facility will be a 250,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, and should result in almost 300 new jobs, LG says, with a $25 million price tag from the company and $2.9 million in grant money supplied by Michigan over the next four years. Read More

  • ChargePoint takes over GE charging stations

    ChargePoint takes over GE charging stations

    ChargePoint announced that it will become the exclusive operator of all of GE‘s electric charging stations, which means nearly 10,000 places to plug in will be transferred to the new company’s management. That total adds 1,800 commercial charging stations and 8,000 residential chargers to ChargePoint’s already huge network. Not that existing users will notice much difference… Read More

  • Qualcomm demonstrates driving while charging

    Qualcomm demonstrates driving while charging

    Qualcomm Technologies has been working on a wireless charging system for electric vehicles called Halo. Now it’s taken the idea a step further — a Halo on the go, if you will. The dynamic electric vehicle charging (DEVC) system can charge electric vehicles as they drive over the charger. Halo DEVC, as its called, is in very early stages. Qualcomm set up a 100-meter test track… Read More

  • New Smart Fortwo EV: fewer dollars, more miles

    New Smart Fortwo EV: fewer dollars, more miles

    Mercedes-Benz announced the price of its new electric 2017 Smart Fortwo: $23,800 for the hard-top coupe and $28,000 for the cabrio with a sliding canvas roof. The new coupe’s price is $1,200 less than the outgoing model, but the cabrio’s price is exactly the same. Besides the price, there are some practical improvements for the new Fortwo EV. Read More

  • The first EV showcase opens in Oregon

    The first EV showcase opens in Oregon

    Forth, the electric vehicle proponent formerly known as Drive Oregon, has opened the nation’s first electric vehicle showcase in downtown Portland, Oregon. Anyone who wants to test drive one of the handful of EVs at the city’s World Trade Center can make a reservation. There are only three cars on hand so far: the Chevy Bolt, Ford C-MAX Energi, and the Nissan Leaf. Staff will be… Read More

  • ChargePoint is ready for flying EVs

    ChargePoint is ready for flying EVs

    Yesterday I wrote about a poll conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan that found people were interested in flying cars if they were autonomous, shared and electric. As soon as I posted that, I found an email in my inbox saying that ChargePoint and Uber Elevate, among others at the recent conference on flying vehicles, had partnered to prepare for just that exact scenario. Read More