Recent comments by Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne inspired us to address a very important but often unasked question: must electric vehicles duplicate the characteristics of their gasoline competitors to reach the mass market?
Like other luxury automakers, Tesla Motors now has revealed plans for a certified pre-owned program that would allow it to make money off its vehicles more than once, and with much higher margins the second and third time around.
Cadillac is planning to introduce a plug-in hybrid version of its upcoming CT6 large sedan next year. What we do know is that the luxury saloon will not bear much resemblance to the other Cadillac plug-in, the ELR.
It is fun to try to predict the future, and some firms are devoted entirely to the art and science (and guesswork) of projecting what the future will hold. But in the case of plug-in electric vehicles, do projections of future sales really mean much?
Tesla Motors continues to demonstrate the benefits of an automaker doubling as its own charging provider, as the company opened its 200th Supercharger fast-charge station just five months after opening station number 100.
Why do you tease us so, Volkswagen? Following in the footsteps of the (for now) Europe-only Golf GTE plug-in hybrid, the European spec Passat GTE will be unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show this week. When will we be graced with its presence across the pond?
“Electric car” and “fire” are words that EV advocates hate to see in the same sentence. But in the case of a Chevrolet Volt fire last month, the cause was a component found in every vehicle on the road today.
A slightly refreshed all-electric 2015 Fiat 500e is now available at select studios in California and Oregon. If you live in one of those states and are in the market for an EV, the 500e deserves serious consideration on lease price alone.
The Fisker Karma is making a comeback, as the company’s new owners plan to bring the plug-in hybrid sedan to life once more next year. Will the rush to get the Karma back to market hurt its chances of success?
Step aside, Volkswagen with your landmark XL1. The Renault Eolab achieves similar efficiency benefits in the form of a more practical hatchback – though it may be a while before a similar version hits the States.
Computer modeling estimated that the top speed for the KillaJoule electric streamliner motorcycle was about 270 miles per hour. Now, the fastest woman on a motorcycle has proven that with a new world record.
Sure, it is the approximate size of a small yacht and will cost about the same. But the new Mercedes S550 plug-in hybrid represents just the first in what is promised to be a long line of electrified vehicles bearing the distinctive three-point star.
On Monday, the highest court in the state of Massachusetts ruled in favor of Tesla Motors in yet another battle with auto dealers over the company’s direct sales model. The significance of the ruling could extend beyond just Massachusetts.
Reports from Renault-Nissan sources suggest that the company is rethinking the battery supply for its electric vehicles. It is reported that Nissan may shift to LG Chem to provide superior cells for its next-generation battery packs. What are the implications?
The upcoming Tesla Model X has been hyped like no other crossover in recent memory. That hype has generated an impressive number of pre-orders for the falcon-winged wonder, particularly in recent months.