National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (NEVS), a consortium of Swedish and Chinese stakeholders, has finalized its acquisition of Saab, including the rights for the Saab 9-3, the Phoenix platform, and the manufacturing plant, test and laboratory facilities in Trollhättan, Sweden. The new company will be solely dedicated to development and manufacturing of EVs. NEVS majority… Read more »
Current US tax law provides a tax credit of up to $7,500 for new plug-in vehicles. But what about conversions?
Set to go on sale in early 2013, the Accord PHEV will offer the ability to run in an all-electric mode for 10 to 15 miles and a calculated total driving range over 500 miles.
The company already has pilot programs going in China, Japan, Israel and Denmark, and this week it began a new trial project with the deployment of 10 electric taxis.
Chinese manufacturer BYD will provide its electric buses to Israeli transit operator Dan Bus. The eventual goal is to replace about half of Dan Bus's fleet of 1,300 buses and minibuses.
India’s government has approved a 230 billion rupee ($4.13 billion) plan to encourage the production of electric and hybrid vehicles, with a target of six million vehicles on the road by 2020, Reuters reported this week. Four to five million of those are expected to be two-wheelers. Even so, it sounds like an ambitious goal,… Read more »
For various reasons, commercial vehicle fleets are likely to be the first segment of the auto industry that will see widespread electrification. With more than 16 million public and private fleet vehicles on the road in the US, it’s not a small niche. To make it easier for fleet operators to get charged, the Electrification… Read more »
The Detroit Hamtramck facility, where the 2013 Chevrolet Volt is made, is to pause production for four weeks, the second time GM has temporarily halted production. The official Volt-haters society is surely throwing a huge party this week (if such people ever throw parties), but over here on the pro-EV end of the dial, the… Read more »
The recall campaign was issued because of the potential that the side curtain airbags in certain vehicles may not deploy as intended due to an improper installation.
The Federation Internationale de Automobile (FIA) has reached an agreement with the city of Rio de Janeiro to host the first Formula E Championship, featuring Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy, in 2014. At a recent meeting the city’s Mayor declared the proposed urban track near the Gloria Marina “spectacular.” Promoting the event will be Formula E… Read more »