Ford is building the Focus Electric in Europe, but does it care about selling it?

Ford Focus Electrics are now rolling down the assembly line in Saarlouis, Germany, where the company invested 16 million euros to add the electric version to its existing Focus production line. The Focus Electric will go on sale in Europe in August, and the C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid will join it next year. “Focus Electric… Read more »

GM and BMW Engineers team up to test SAE Combo Fast Charging

Engineers from GM and BMW have jointly tested several charging stations that use the new SAE Combo standard, charging pre-production versions of the BMW i3 and Chevrolet Spark EV. Equipment suppliers who participated in the testing include ABB, Aker Wade, Eaton and IES. “Our goal with this cooperation was to ensure that DC fast charging… Read more »

Bolloré Group to launch electric car share program in Indianapolis

The Bolloré Group plans to invest approximately $35 million to launch an all-electric car share program in Indianapolis early next year. The system will include 500 EVs and 1,200 charging stations at 200 car-share locations. “This program provides a great opportunity for downtown workers, residents and visitors to get around town in a car without… Read more »

Mitsubishi recalls Outlander PHEV to fix battery defects

Mitsubishi has recalled 4,313 Outlander Plug-in Hybrid SUVs and 115 iMiEVs in Japan, Reuters reported. It’s recalling the vehicles to fix a potential defect in their lithium-ion battery packs that the company identified last month. In April, Mitsubishi paused production of the Outlander PHEV, and some models of the iMiEV, after a battery fire at… Read more »