The Vehicles

Motor Trend compares Bolt, LEAF and Model 3 head-to-head

This is a milestone review – the first head-to-head comparison of three EVs that “really could be your affordable, every-day, one-and-only car” – and Motor Trend assigned it to a star team of electro-journalists. Reviewers Kim Reynolds, Patrick Hong and Alec Brooks have been working with EVs since the days of the EV1 and the… Read more »

Plug-in hybrid Jeep Wrangler coming in 2020

Even rugged off-road machines are plugging in. “A full plug-in electric Jeep Wrangler will be available in 2020, furthering our commitment to all those who value the responsible, sustainable enjoyment of the great outdoors and very importantly, future-proofing this Wrangler for generations to come,” said Jeep CEO Mike Manley. Manley made his comments at the… Read more »

Nordic EV sales reach new heights

The Nordic countries continue to be the most plugged-in place on the planet. After yet another quarter of record sales, the region now has over 200,000 registered plug-in vehicles. In the third quarter of 2017, 21,965 plug-in vehicles were sold, a 39% increase compared to Q3 2016, Insero Quarterly reports. “In the third quarter we… Read more »

Alkane and evLabs partner to launch new Class 6 electric truck

Alkane Truck Company and Florida-based evLaboratory have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to integrate evLabs’ powertrain and battery management system with Alkane’s OEM alternative fuel truck chassis. The first model to market will be a new Class 6 (up to 26,000 GVWR) electric delivery truck for inner-city commerce. The companies envision launching several more Class… Read more »

Connecticut approves $2 million to continue innovative EV rebate program

The state of Connecticut has allocated $2 million in additional funding to continue its popular EV rebate program. The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR), created in 2015, provides a cash rebate for residents who purchase or lease an EV, PHEV or fuel cell vehicle. Plug-in vehicles are eligible for incentives of… Read more »