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PLDB: Future Models - what's new this month

July has been a busy month for news updates on many future EV, hybrid, PHEV and fuel cell vehicle programmes, with some especially interesti...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Driving the Swedish nanny state

Been lying awake at night wondering how plug-in cars are doing in Europe? Me, neither, but, having now evaluated a few - Vauxhall Ampera [ak...

COMMENT: Electric avenue fires Formula E to life

Michelin's quite fond of using the phrase "track to street" - it's a nifty way to neatly encapsulate what the tyre manufacturer is trying to...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: An electrifying van experience

I have been indulging my fetish for electrified vehicles this week, heading for sunny Barcelona to see what happens when the powertrain and...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Tesla UK country manager Georg Ell 31 Jul 2014

Glenn Brooks

With a background in IT and start-ups, Georg Ell isn't your typical car company boss. But he seems a perfect fit in his role as UK and Ireland country manager for Tesla Motors.


Qualcomm and wireless charging 21 May 2014

Guest author

Qualcomm is a specialist in 3G, 4G and next generation wireless technologies. The company has developed a pair of wireless charging solutions - one for portable electronics and another for electric vehicles. Ian Adcock heard more from Qualcomm's VP Business Development & Marketing, Dr Anthony Thomson.

Latest News

Tesla loses $62m in second quarter 1 Aug 14

Graeme Roberts

Tesla booked second quarter net income of US$16m and $0.11 per share on a non-GAAP accounting basis but a loss of $62m and $0.50 per share on a GAAP basis, the automaker said in a letter to shareholders.


Ford looks at plug-in EVs talking to energy firms 30 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Ford says it is collaborating with seven global automakers and 15 US utilities to develop technology that would allow plug-in electric vehicles to exchange messages with energy providers.


Panasonic supply deal for Tesla’s gigafactory 30 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Panasonic and Tesla have reportedly entered into an agreement involving Panasonic's participation in Tesla's upcoming Gigafactory, according to newswire reports.


Opel axing Ampera, promises replacement EV 23 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Opel chief Karl-Thomas Neumann has confirmed the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera is for the chop but, in a series of Twitter posts, promised a replacement.


Rule change hits 'free charger' offers for EVs 22 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Electric vehicle marketers are facing a new challenge now that the UK government's Office of Low Emission Vehicles is reducing - from 1 September - home recharge point subsidies of 75% of the cost to a maximum of GBP900 from GBP1,000.


JAC officially launches iEV4 in Beijing 22 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

JAC says it has launched the newest generation pure-electric vehicle iEV4 officially in China on 4 July.

Latest blogs

Tesla Model S reliability 31 Jul 14

Glenn Brooks

With RHD Tesla cars only going on sale in the UK in recent weeks, it's way too early to be talking about the ownership experience. But in the US, it's a different story.


Toyota i-Road leaning car - the video 30 Jun 14

Glenn Brooks

TMC continues to promote Japan's Ha-Mo car sharing scheme via its own i-Road commuter model. The latest promotional video is worth a look.

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