National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the company backed by investors from China that bought Swedish automaker Saab, has shown its first electric production car based on the venerable Saab 9-3 that dates to 2002. The NEVS 9-3, powered by an electric motor, will have a range of about 300 kilometers (186 miles) the company said. […]

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Volkswagen has abandoned its diesel-engine aspirations in the wake of its emissions-cheating scandal. Instead, the company says it will develop a range of battery-electric vehicles to modernize its portfolio. It also promises to reduce the environmental impact of vehicle production by 45 percent by 2025. Already, it says, a Volkswagen Golf requires 27.5 percent less […]

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Four Tesla Model X electric cars have been leased by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) system, which serves the Tampa, Fla., metro area, for a new ride-sharing service. The acquisition was funded through donations from local businesses in the University of South Florida area, where the service will be offered, reports Charged Electric Vehicles […]

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Nissan and electric-vehicle-charging company EVgo have joined forces to connect Boston, Mass., and Washington, D.C., with a network of fast-charging sites. Construction of the ‘I-95 Fast Charge ARC’ is under way now and should be finished by fall in time for the launch of the all-new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. Once complete, there will be […]

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Volvo Cars will build its first fully electric car in China, the company announced at April’s Auto Shanghai in China. The decision to build in China ‘highlights the central role’ that country will play in Volvo’s electrified future, ‘and underlines China’s growing sophistication as a manufacturing center for the automotive industry.’ The company fully supports […]

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Volkswagen has released some initial details of its $2-billion, 10-year plan to ‘Electrify America.’ The automaker agreed to a project to spread zero-emission-vehicle-charging infrastructure throughout the country as a condition to making settlements in the diesel-engine emission scandal. In the first of four phases, the Electrify America project will install more than 450 non-proprietary EV […]

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The legendary Harrods luxury department store in London, England, is returning to its century-old electric-vehicle delivery roots, adding the all-electric Nissan e-NV200 to its service fleet. Dressed in traditional Harrods colors, the van will make daily deliveries to store customers. In 1919, Harrods used American Walker electric vans, later building its own fleet of 60 […]

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan went into full retail production April 7 at the FCA assembly plant in Windsor, Canada, across the Detroit River from the Motor City. Shipments of the plug-in minivan to dealerships began April 17, said alternative-vehicle website Green Car Reports. Its large battery pack gives the minivan 33 miles of […]

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Jaguar is developing its first all-electric vehicle, the I-Pace utility vehicle, saying it will be available to customers in 2018. It’s being developed around a dedicated platform for electric cars, says automotive-lifestyles website Motor Authority, although many elements including the suspension will be borrowed from existing models. The reveal of the I-Pace in production form […]

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German luxury and sports car maker BMW says it will use profits from the sale of its popular sport-utility vehicles to fund the development of a mass-production system for electric vehicles. The company expects demand for hybrids and EVs to rise to 15-20 percent of total sales by 2025, up from 2.6 percent today, says […]

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