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2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron delivers performance and practicality

The selection of plug-in vehicles available to US buyers continues to grow steadily – it now stands at 27 models, with several more expected this year. The latest entrant to the market is the 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, the German luxury brand’s first plug-in model available in the US. Every time a new plug-in… Read more »

While US EV sales shrank, Europe’s almost doubled

What a difference a year or two makes. Not so long ago, we EV pundits were trying to figure out why EV sales were so slow in Europe compared to the US, despite the continent’s green reputation and high gas prices. Now they must be wondering the same about us. Annual US plug-in sales actually… Read more »

Autofacts: European sales of electrified vehicles will grow 433% by 2021

Europe arrived at the electric party a couple of years later than the US, but is now quickly making up for lost time. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Autofacts group estimates that European sales of electrified vehicles (including EVs, PHEVs, mild and full hybrids) will grow 433% to 2.2 million units by 2021. The consultancy found that plug-in vehicle… Read more »

Model S burns up at Norwegian Supercharger station

The new year seems to have started out uncomfortably hot for Tesla, as a Model S caught fire while charging at a Supercharger site in Brokelandsheia, Norway. While a couple of Model S have burned after crashes, this is the first known fire to have started while Supercharging.   Tesla tok fyr under hurtiglading.… Read more »

Norwegian postal service orders 240 electric Renault Kangoos

Posten, the Norwegian postal service, has ordered 240 Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E.s. The red Renaults will join the company’s existing fleet of 900 EVs (cars, bikes, quadricycles and trailers). The electric version of the Kangoo light-duty commercial van has a typical range of 80 to 125 km. Posten’s Kangoos will mostly be used in high-density… Read more »

Tesla continues expanding with over 1,600 job openings

Do you dream of working for Tesla? The opportunities are there. Typically for a fast-growing company, Tesla has increased its headcount 15-fold since its 2010 IPO, to more than 14,000, and much more expansion is on the way. The Silicon Valley trendsetter currently has over 1,600 job openings posted on its website. Positions are available… Read more »

Scandinavian charging network expands to Lapland

Reindeer are far from the only way to get around Lapland these days. The Fortum Charge & Drive network, which operates in Norway, Sweden and Finland, will cooperate with Renault to install seven new charging units in the northern region of Finland. The new 22 kW Level 2 chargers will be located along typical tourist… Read more »