Newswire

Is Panasonic’s new head-up display a preview of Tesla’s Model 3?

Tesla has redefined many aspects of automobiles, and the user interface is one obvious example. The large touchscreen in current Teslas is the most advanced UI on the roads, and many are wondering if the company will take things a step further with Model 3. We already know that Model 3 has no traditional instrument… Read more »

ARPA-E to award up to $20 million for wide bandgap power electronics

The acronym-loving officials of ARPA-E have established a new program called Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS), which will award up to $20 million to develop a new class of efficient, lightweight, and reliable power converters based on wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors (DE-FOA-0001727). There’s an additional $10 million to be… Read more »

ChargePoint works to bring EV charging to apartments and condos

Installing EV charging infrastructure can be a challenge for residents of apartments or condominiums, but it’s a challenge that urgently needs to be addressed, as millions of people live in multi-unit dwellings, not only in US cities, but also in hot EV markets such as Europe and China. Network operator ChargePoint is working with residential… Read more »

California fleets can buy new electric trucks for less than Tier 4 diesels

Heavy-duty electric truck builder Orange EV has announced that all of its on-road truck configurations are now eligible for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), which means that fleet buyers in California can purchase a new pure electric terminal truck for less than the cost of a new Tier 4… Read more »

Tesla announces details of new Supercharger pricing model

As Tesla evolves from a low-volume startup into a major automaker, its decision to stop offering unlimited free Supercharging for new vehicles is entirely understandable. The company recently announced the details of the new pricing policy, which is designed to keep charging convenient for everyone, while still allowing drivers to fill up for long highway… Read more »

NHTSA finds Tesla not at fault in fatal Autopilot crash

It was a tragic milestone: last May, Joshua Brown, “a friend to Tesla and the broader EV community,” became the first person to die in a crash that occurred while his Model S was in Autopilot mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration (NHTSA) made a full investigation into the circumstances of the accident, and… Read more »

New survey: 60% of Americans still know little about EVs

The electromobility revolution is gathering speed, but most of the public is still unaware of what’s going on. A recent survey of 2,557 Americans by Altman Vilandrie & Company found limited awareness of EVs. About 60 percent of respondents picked the multiple-choice answers “I’ve never heard of electric vehicles” or “I’ve heard of electric vehicles… Read more »

New Eagle and Inventev demonstrating electric Ford Transit van in Detroit

Two Michigan companies, New Eagle and Inventev, have teamed up to convert full-size commercial vans to electric drive. They are demonstrating a fully electric Ford Transit van at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Production and sale of the vehicles is scheduled to begin in early 2018. New Eagle will provide the core… Read more »