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Global automakers to demo Combined Charging System at EVS26

Eight US and European automakers – Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, GM, Porsche and Volkswagen – will participate in a display at next week’s EVS26 show to demonstrate the Combined Charging System. The new charging standard, developed by the International Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), integrates AC and DC charging on a single plug. Chargers… Read more »

Bentley tantalizes with possible plans for a PHEV

Bentley Motors Limited is famous for its massive luxury limousines, some of which sport 12-cylinder engines. So if this 93-year old British manufacturer of motorcars were to produce a plug-in hybrid, we might thankfully be able to declare the image of EVs as sacrifice-mobiles for eco-hippies dead and buried (Porsche and Rolls-Royce have already tapped… Read more »

CODA gives up on DOE loan, forms partnership with Chinese automaker

CODA Automotive has signed a contract with Great Wall Motors to co-develop a new EV for the North American, Chinese, and European markets. CODA CEO Phil Murtaugh told the Detroit News that the new car will be “the most affordable EV on the market, comparable to entry-level internal combustion engine vehicles.” He added that the new car… Read more »

Daimler joint venture launches new EV brand in China

The partnership between Daimler and Chinese automaker BYD has launched a new brand called DENZA, which will produce what the Chinese call “New Energy Vehicles” – EVs and hybrids. The very first DENZA, a concept EV, is now on display at Auto China 2012 in Beijing. Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology (BDNT) has provided copious… Read more »