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Lyft plans to use 100 percent EVs by 2030

Lyft, the large US ride-sharing company, announced on Wednesday that it planned to transition to 100 percent electric(EV) or zero-emission vehicles by the year 2030.

GM to invest $2.2 billion in Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan

Detroit - General Motors is investing $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant to make it a state-of-the-art facility building electric and self-driving cars. The automaker said Monday the plant will provide 2,200 jobs.

Sony introduces new concept electric car the Vision-S

At the CES show this year Sony announced the Sony Vision-S a concept all electric sedan that is intended to show the company's many different technological strengths. Sony products range from entertainment products to camera sensors and much more.

Tesla V3 fast charging network expanding into Canada

Only a few months ago Tesla unveiled its first V3 Supercharger capable of charging some Tesla Model 3s at the rate of 250kW allowing a gain of 75 miles in just five minutes of charging.

In five EU nations EVs are cheaper to buy and run than gas cars

New research shows that electric vehicles are now cheaper to run than gas or diesel vehicles in five different European countries.

Some Tesla stores to open New Year's Eve until midnight

Tesla has over 3,000 Model 3 electric vehicles to try and sell before the federal tax credit for EVs is cut in half. After midnight tonight the tax credit will be cut in half, from $7,500 per Tesla to just $3,750.

Rapid-chargers for EVs 'too ugly' to be installed in some areas

Zipcar notes delays of expansion of the fast charging infrastructure in London, apparently caused by ‘petty’ arguments from some the authorities. It seems there are complaints about the rapid-chargers for EVs being "too ugly."

Carmaker XEV's new EV has many parts created by 3D printing

The LSEV as it is called took only 3 days to make and was produced by Italian car maker XEV and Polymaker a developer of 3D printing.

India has second thoughts on ambitious EV program

Just two years ago, the Indian government proposed an ambitious program that would make every new vehicle sold an electric vehicle by 2030.

More competition coming for Tesla EV's

Geneva - Tesla did not show up for the Geneva Motor Show. Perhaps the company feels it doesn't have to, as it already dominates in the EV market and EV news coverage. But there is some tough competition headed Tesla's way.

GM's Bolt second best selling EV in the U.S. in February

Detroit - Sales of the Chevrolet Bolt electric car (EV) had increased every month since March last year. After experiencing a big drop in January the sales bounced back almost 50 percent in February.

Most auto executives see fuel cells not batteries for future EVs

A survey by giant auditor KPMG finds that though there is a growing electric vehicle (EV) market in China and also increasing global pollution limits for autos run on fossil fuels, a majority of global auto executives take a dim view of battery-run EVs.

The Chevy Bolt is completely crushing the Tesla Model 3

Chevy sold over 3,000 Bolts in December. Tesla will likely sell fewer Model 3's than that for the entire fourth quarter. If the sales trend continues, Chevy could be selling 5,000 Bolts per month by mid-to-late 2018.

Drop in battery price may spur EV manufacture

Thanks to a global increase in production of lithium-ion batteries used to power electric vehicles (EVs) their price has dropped significantly. This may encourage the manufacture of more EVs.

Canada creating EV charging infrastructure along Trans Canada Hwy

Canada is teaming up with three different companies to install 34 EV fast-charging stations along the Trans Canada Highway in Manitoba and Ontario in an attempt to encourage more motorists to use EVs on longer trips.

Small California garage converts vintage gas models to EVs

San Marcos - EV West is a small garage located in San Marcos California near San Diego. The garage owned by Michael Bream specializes in removing conventional combustion engines and replacing them with electric batteries.

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