2017 Chevy Bolt is a wake up call for U.S. automakers, as the maker of Corvette, Silverado Pickup, and Malibu SS, presents an affordable BEV (battery electric vehicle) that gives Tesla an extended drive-range run for the money.
The viable future of long-range electric is tied to battery module size and cost, that’s a given. Longer range equates to size, weight and MSRP proportionately. Honda opts for shorter range, affordable access.
I believe electrification to be the future of personal transportation. Honda drives into an electric vehicle future with a soon to be expanded Clarity EV lineup. “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow,” is Honda’s call to a non polluting driving future, via a video campaign featuring hydrogen molecules. ( sort of.)
Smart has never really had any luck in North America. Their best year in sales was in 2014 when they sold 10,453 vehicles. Since then, sales have been steadily declining thanks to low gas prices and consumers going to crossovers and SUVs. Because of this, Smart is making a drastic decision.
That headline took me several attempts to land on. Archimoto’s founder Mark Frohnmayer’s unique take on electrified personal transportation, may look simple enough. But once behind the handlebars, my imagination took over as to the “what if” of this equation. Arcimoto SRK Trike brings motorcycle inspired adventure to the EV segment.
In one of the electric car groups on Facebook the group members are discussing whether there should be any comparisons between electric cars instead of comparing electric cars to ICE vehicles. But this discussion quickly turned into comparing Tesla Model S or Model 3 to Nissan Leaf. Here are few interesting comments from that discussion.
Volvo’s Hybrid SUV flagship comes standard with a steep learning curve, and it’s pricey. Granted while not for everyone, even the well heeled of Volvo’s discriminating loyal, may find that this hybrid fails to meet individual "superior hybrid" expectations.
What do you think are the advantages of Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt and the New Nissan LEAF? What are each strength and weaknesses? This was the question I asked in Electric Cars group on Facebook and received some very interesting replies.
As announced Monday in Detroit. The General Motors, Honda Fuel Cell Development Alliance formed in 2013, moves forward with a partnership manufacturing agreement furthering the intent to take Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology mainstream.