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Push for electrification results in auto layoffs

With the recent news that Audi is cutting 9,500 jobs and investing the savings in electric vehicle pursuits, Lux Resarch analyst Christopher Robinson sees these activities as an inevitable part of the coming of the electric car.

Op-Ed: Ford unveils its new Mustang Mach-E fully electric small SUV

Ford has just unveiled the fully electric Mustang Mach-E. The new EV promises the performance of the fossil-fueled version but with far more practicality. However, naming the EV a Mustang has riled up some supporters of the gas model .

Tesla to reveal its all-electric Cybertruck pickup on Nov. 21

Elon Musk the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tesla has announced that it will unveil its long-awaited electric pickup truck the "Cybertruck" on November 21st

EV drivers can now use blockchain to avoid being overcharged

Canadian technologists have successfully integrated blockchain technology into energy systems. This is to expand the charging infrastructure required to power electric vehicles and to provide a means to make transaction transparent.

GM and Volkswagen shift focus from hybrids to electric vehicles

General Motors and Volkswagen have decided to go all-in on electric vehicles, at the expense of the hybrids in their US lineups. That's a major change for the automakers.

Nissan and EVgo to increase number of fast chargers for U.S.

Nissan and EVgo are to fit 200 DC fast chargers in key locations in the U.S. This forms part of a long-term plan to construct a charging super-highway. This reflects the growth in the number of consumers who are purchasing electric vehicles.

Raw materials for EV batteries facing supply crunch

As car manufacturers ramp up production of electric cars, the metals used to make the vehicles’ batteries may face a supply crunch in the next few years, according to a new report.

Transforming electric cars into battery hubs to store energy

Electric cars could be used as battery hubs in order to store renewable energy. This concept, being considered for the U.K., is about capturing and utilizing some of the excess energy produced from electric vehicles.

EU to require all EVs to make artificial sounds below 12 mph

All new model electric vehicles (EVs) in the European Union are now required to make artificial noise under certain conditions. Acoustic Vehicle Alerts Systems (AVAS) will be mandatory on all hybrid and electric EVs by July 2021.

First high-powered charging EV station for the U.K.

The first high-powered charging station has been launched in the U.K., provided by the energy service provider Ionity. This will enable EV owners to charge their vehicles in less than 20 minutes.

The great debate: If US lowers emission standards, should Canada?

Ottawa - If anyone thinks countries aren't attached at the hip, they are dead wrong. Case in point — Canada has relied on U.S. EPA certification standards for vehicle emissions since 2011. But what if the U.S. lowers those standards? Does Canada follow along?

Electric cars estimated to be cheaper than regular cars by 2022

The research company BloombergNEF claims that electric cars (EVs) could be cheaper than regular fossil-fueled cars by as early as 2022.

Colorado to fine drivers of gas cars who park in EV bays

Drivers of petrol (gas) cars in the U.S. state of Colorado risk new fines if they park their cars in parking bays reserved for the charging of electric vehicles. This follows new legislation passed by the General Assembly.

Ford expands electric vehicle investment

Ford is investing $500 million into a promising electric vehicle startup company called Rivian. The U.S. car giant is hoping that the additional investment will help it edge ahead in the increasingly competitive eclectic vehicle race.

Electric vehicle adoption leads to better air quality

The main argument in favour of electric vehicles comes from the need to reduce our emissions to lessen the impact of climate change. But a new study presents evidence that EV adoption also improves air quality.

Utilities need to invest in more grid capacity to meet EV surge

Increasing demand for electric vehicles in the U.S. over the next decade will create revenue opportunities for electric utilities that invest in greater grid capacity and offer EV charging and related services, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Honda cutting production of Accords as buyers shift to SUVs

Marysville - Honda is slowing the production of Accord and Civic cars and is temporarily stopping the second shift at its Marysville, Ohio assembly plant in August in order to retool for hybrids and battery-electric cars.

U.S. electric car registrations double over the course of a year

The U.S. has seen considerable growth with electric car registrations, with the number of vehicles being registered growing two-fold between 2017 and 2018. The majority of these registrations were concentrated in the state of California.

U.S. plans to launch a nationwide EV supply chain strategy

Washington - U.S. government officials plan to meet with executives from automakers and lithium miners in early May as part of a first-of-its-kind effort to launch a national electric vehicle supply chain strategy.

Colorado launches pilot program to install smart chargers for EVs

Boulder - Colorado is working to learn more about how electric cars (EVs) can aid it in moving towards a renewable energy grid. The non-profit Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) announced last month that it is joining forces with eMotorWerks.

Honda prepares for all electric fleet launch in Europe

The future, for Honda, is electric. The car manufacturer has announced its intention to have a fully-electrified lineup available across the European Union by 2025.

Getting a glimpse of the future at Geneva International Auto Show

Geneva - Car-makers are hoping to give consumers a glimpse of the future at this year's Geneva International Motor Show as they roll out new electric cars and try to re-energize an industry facing serious challenges on several fronts.

The world's most successful EV model may surprise you

The most popular electric vehicle in the world today is not made in the U.S. or China. Even though China’s BYD and Tesla continue to vie for top dog in sales, it is Japan's Nissan Leaf, which is the most popular electric vehicle of all time

U.S. postal service tests electric trucks in California

The U.S. Postal Service has announced it is to add seven more electric delivery trucks to its already established fleet in Fresno and Stockton, California. This is to address environmental concerns with air quality.

EVs will be successful when automakers can call them profitable

Major automakers are still dependent on the profits made from high-margin conventional cars, even as they change their focus to electric vehicles. The big question surrounding the success of EVs for automakers is when will they become profitable?

Global car makers intend to spend up to $300 billion on EVs

Global car manufacturers are planning to invest huge sums to develop and obtain batteries and build electric vehicles (EVs) over the next five to ten years.

General Motors hits 200,000 EV sales in fourth quarter

General Motors hit 200,000 total electric vehicles sold in the United States by the end of 2018, reaching a threshold that triggers a phase-out of a $7,500 federal tax credit over the next 15 months.

A look back at the top electric vehicle news of 2018

As we reach the end of 2018, there has been an increased focus on global climate change, while electric vehicle manufacturers have been developing policies and EV targets that will be in line with tighter fuel emissions standards across the globe.

World’s largest lithium deposit secured for Germany

The demand for batteries shows no sign of decreasing as the rise in electronic devices, and with electric mobility options in particular, continues. To create batteries quantities of lithium are required, and Germany has secured a large supply.

Volkswagen may use U.S. Ford plants to build electric vehicles

Washington D.c. - U.S. auto manufacturer Ford is talking with Volkswagen in Washington, DC about the German auto maker possibly using Ford plants to make electric vehicles and sharing its platform with Ford in the U.S.
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