Hybrid and Electric Cars News published on February 14, 2018

  • China Raises Subsidies to Reward Longer Traveling Electric Cars
    The central government incentive for electric cars that have a range of 400 kilometers (249 miles) and beyond on a single charge has been raised to 50,000 yuan ($7,881) from 44,000 yuan earlier, the finance ministry said in a statement Tuesday. At the same time, only vehicles that can go at least 150 …
  • In praise of the electric car
    In praise of the electric car. Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis, CBE, FRS, RDI … of good memories. Link. Joe Blogs 13/02/2018, 6:02 pm. Groovy electric cars – … So 50 years ago they were expecting the world to be full of electric cars. They never stop singing the praises yet nobody buys one …
  • BMW expect surge in electric car sales this year
    While the number pales in comparison with the 2.46 million vehicles it delivered last year, battery power is taking off in some countries. In January, BMW and Mini plug-in hybrids and fully-electric cars made up a quarter of all its deliveries in Scandinavia and 11 percent in the U.K. and the proportion is set …
  • Audi and Porsche talk about their new billion-dollar joint electric car platform
    Now the CEOs of each company discuss their work on the new platform in an interview. Home Solar Power. In their first interview together, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume and Audi CEO Rupert Stadler talked to Stuttgarter-Zeitung (translated from German) about the structure of the cooperation. Blume said:.
  • Innovation Shares Debuts Electric Car ETF: (EKAR)
    FYI: Today Innovation Shares is rolling out a fund that covers the electric vehicle industry and the companies that support it.
  • Electric car owners soon can power up at NPR rec center
    NEW PORT RICHEY — Mayor Rob Marlowe helped demonstrate the installation of an electric vehicle charging station in the parking lot in front of the Recreation & Aquatic Center.
  • Surge in electric car sales applies strains global battery supply chain, says Oxford Economics
    (ShareCast News) – Over the past few years the belief that electric vehicle sales would rise exponentially, and that the automotive industry as a whole was heading into a period of rapid technological change, took off on the back of heightened concerns about air quality and global warming. With Tesla …
  • Southampton Town's Sustainable Advisory Committee Pitches Earth Day Hybrid Car Expo
    Southampton Town officials are planning an electric car exhibition on Earth Day in April to help promote the town's efforts to move the municipality to … She envisions an afternoon where local distributors of hybrid cars would dot Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays showing off their energy-saving …
  • 'Charging on highways in Germany is very easy'
    Since 2016, buyers of electric cars get a 4,000-euro rebate, while owners of plug-ins hybrids get a 3,000-euro subsidy. … Tesla Inc. is growing even more quickly in Germany than electric-car sales generally. … For the foreseeable future, perhaps the biggest drag on electric car sales is, actually, drag.
  • Volvo Has Officially Confirmed Its First Electric Car For The Year 2019
    Though the government has aimed to see the country with electrified cars in the year 2030, the Volvo is going to launch hybrid, electric and mild-hybrid car versions from the year 2019. It has also announced that its first electric car will be launched in the year 2019. The hatchback model of this battery …
  • Daimler warns of supply chain risk from switch to electric cars
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Daimler AG, owner of the Mercedes-Benz brand, warned that a fall in demand for diesel cars and a switch to electric vehicles could force it to prop up its supplier base. FILE PHOTO: The Mercedes star logo of an EQ concept car is pictured before the annual news conference of …
  • Daimler Warns of Supply Chain Risk From Switch to Electric Cars
    FILE PHOTO: The Mercedes star logo of an EQ concept car is pictured before the annual news conference of Daimler AG in Stuttgart, Germany, February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle /File Photo Reuters. FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Daimler AG, owner of the Mercedes-Benz brand, warned that a fall …
  • Maine to hit hybrids, electric cars with fees higher than gas tax?
    Maine has become the latest in a growing string of states to propose adding registration fees for hybrid and electric cars to make up for tax revenue on the … Coverage of the proposal by the Press-Herald included reactions from hybrid and electric-car drivers, who largely felt targeted and punished by …
  • The Grand Tour: Jeremy Clarkson debates lawyers on electric cars
    The Grand Tour: Jeremy Clarkson debates lawyers on electric cars. Jeremy Clarkson debates lawyers about the efficiency of electric cars and on this skit of The Grand Tour. MAFS Sarah discovers dating apps on… Read More · 0:43min · ANC says President Jacob Zuma will… Read More · 0:27min.
  • Government Electric Car Subsidies Are 'Costly Subsidies for the Rich', Finds New Study
    "Many of the new electric cars being produced today are great vehicles, but there isn't a mass demand without government playing car salesman, and there's a real question whether subsidies bring a big environmental benefit," said Winegarden. "If government wants to encourage an electric car future, …
  • Volkswagen's ID line of electric cars to begin production from November 2019
    Volkswagen has been showing off its I.D. line of concept electric vehicles for a couple of years now, but we won't have to wait long for them to actually enter production according to a new report. VW will enter production with the I.D., starting with the I.D. Crozz in the U.S. and the I.D. Golf-sized hatchback …
  • Governments urged to help boost electric vehicle sector
    The government will continue to support the electric car industry according to the energy minister, despite opposition from colleagues. … Federal Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg – a supporter of electric cars – also visited Renault's headquarters in 2016, meeting with Jean-Philippe …
  • Tax on electric cars
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  • Allianz Turkey introduces discount incentive for electric cars
    Having insurance contracts for only 37 electric cars currently has not stopped Allianz Turkey from introducing a discount incentive for the insurance of electric cars in order to meet its goals for sustainability strategy in the area of environment, even if the short term impact is clearly minimal in a country …


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