Electric drive: Latest news and analysis articles
It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...
The NAIAS in mid-January will mark the official start to the next wave of vehicle launches in the US. So what are the major OEMs readying fo...
When it comes to electric vehicles, the science that discharges power from charged up batteries is proving stubborn....
After years in the European wilderness, Lexus now seems set on a steady path of sales expansion. The new NX, a RAV4-sized crossover, is the...
Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?
The Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster which followed the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011 might inadvertently provide a foot in the door for sales of hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles to take off, believes the man in charge of Hyundai-Kia's FCEV research and development, Dr Sae-Hoon Kim.
It might not be taking place until 2015 - press preview days are 3 & 4 March - but the first cars to be making their global debuts at the next Geneva motor show have been announced.
Tesla Motors' top manager in China is leaving the company.
Singapore has invited electric car manufacturers worldwide to take part in a trial of a major electric-car sharing scheme scheduled to start in early 2016.
BYD-Daimler New Technology Company has launched its Denza electric vehicle in China, at the inauguration ceremony at the company first dealership in Shenzen.
Daimler is expanding production capacity for lithium-ion batteries and plans to spend another EUR100m on its Deutsche ACCUmotive subsidiary which supplies lithium-ion batteries for the current Smart Fortwo electric drive and the hybrid Mercedes S-, E- and C-Class. It has delivered over 50,000 battery packs to date.
London minicab company Openstart has ordered 80 Toyota Prius Plug-in cars, making the rechargeable hatchbacks available to private hire operators - which operate under a different set of rules to the traditional London hackney cabs - for the first time through the Public Carriage Office (PCO).
This is one of the more interesting long-term tests I've read in a while as a former sell-side analyst turned technology and auto reviewer in the US reports on four years of life with General Motors' Chevrolet Volt - aka the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera.
EV battery range is an interesting area, not least because any discrepancy between claimed range and actual could be pretty significant when margins for error are low and distances travelled are not all that long.
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