Tag Archives: plug-in hybrid

AeroVironment Selected by Volvo Cars to Develop and Deliver Its First Custom Global Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Third strategic initiative between Volvo Cars and AeroVironment builds on the successful in-trunk TurboCord™ and the dealer infrastructure EVSE-RS charging station programs EV Charger to support Volvo Cars’ customers in European, Chinese, North American and other global markets Global EV Charging Station’s design will complement Volvo Cars’ attention to luxury, safety and excellence March 09, 2017 02:00 PM Eastern Standard

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Mercedes Brand EVs Coming to China

Germany’s Daimler AG plans to sell Mercedes-Benz branded all-electric battery cars in China, its China chief said on Wednesday, as the automaker capitalizes on government initiatives aimed at growing the market for new-energy vehicles (NEVs). Hubertus Troska said the government’s push, which involves tax breaks and other policy support, helped the number of NEVs sold last year surpass 300,000, making

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Global Automakers in China Betting on Hybrids than NEVs after 2020

In the latest sign of caution from global automakers in China, Germany’s Audi last week unveiled a new factory for high-efficiency transmissions in Tianjin, to be used in petrol-powered cars. While Chinese firms go electric in the world’s biggest auto market, Audi is intent on petrol engines that can run farther, cleaner, in tandem with hybrid technology. As China’s electrified

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London City Iconic Back Cab to be Replaced by Chinese Hybrid-Electric

The iconic London TX4 taxi will finally meet its end in mid-2017 when it will be replaced by the brand new hybrid-electric TX5. In May, Geely has raised US$400 million through a ‘green’ bond issue to fund the development of the new hybrid-electric TX5 successor to the Black Cab. The London Taxi Company (LTC), the company that makes the TX4 and will make

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Subaru All-Electric Crossover for North America Market

The Japanese brand aims to release a midsize All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) vehicle based on its Forester or Outback crossover, Japan’s Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun reported Aug. 8, without identifying the source of the information. Subaru plans to launch an all-wheel-drive electric crossover in the U.S. by 2021 to meet more stringent emissions regulations, a Japanese newspaper reported. The new model is expected to ride

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BMW Offers Electric-Car Charging Subscription & Pay-As-You-Go Plan

BMW has announced that it will expand its ChargeNow program for drivers of the i3 electric hatchback and i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe to into 25 markets, in partnership with the EVgo network. The expanded ChargeNow by EVgo program is offered to all BMW i and “iPerformance” plug-in hybrid drivers, but it is not free. BMW is offering “introductory pricing”

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LG Chem in Talks with Iranian Automaker to Supply Battery Cells

Iran Khodro Co., an automaker based in Tehran, is reportedly in discussions with LG Chem to provide battery cells for its upcoming plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs). Iran Khodro’s CEO Hashem Yekke-Zare, says that “negotiations are underway” and that a deal may be struck as soon as this fall. Iran Khodro plans to produce 60,000 PEVs by 2023, and LG Chem

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Audi Goes Fast Lane in Electromobility

Audi already announced plans to develop electric vehicles. After a board meeting past weekend, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler provided details: By 2020, the company plans to bring three battery electric vehicles onto the streets. Stadler also detailed Audi’s automated driving schedule. And he aired his assessment of the fuel cell technology. According to interviews with several German newspapers, Audi plans

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