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Hybrid and Electric Cars News published on February 2, 2018

  • Tesla solar kiosks coming to Home Depot
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk significantly expanded his electric car company's mandate in 2016 when he paid $2 billion for SolarCity, one of the country's biggest residential solar outfits. Although the company makes traditional solar panels, Tesla also now sells innovative solar roof tiles that look virtually …
  • Electric car charge station payment systems may lack basic security measures
    Just a PSA: If you charge your car regularly at a public charge station, you might want to keep an eye out for fraudulent charges on whatever card you use to pay for it. Researchers have found that some charge stations, specifically those that require a dedicated card, “have not implemented basic security …
  • E-airplane startup Zunum builds 1st motor, seeks state support -CEO
    The efforts underscore growing interest and investment in lightweight propulsion systems to bring electric-car benefits to the sky. Zunum, based near Seattle, … Norway also is among the strongest backers of electric- cars, having set the goal of selling only zero-emission cars in the country by 2025.
  • Electric car boost has lost its spark: study
    More than 70 percent of Hongkongers are dissatisfied with the government's efforts to promote electric cars, according to a poll conducted by the Public Opinion Programme at the University of Hong Kong. The survey was commissioned by Charged Hong Kong, an association that supports the adoption …
  • Letter: Pull the plug on electric car subsidies
    I am writing to you to comment on charging for the electricity used by charging stations for cars in BC. There should be no public or private subsidy of electricity for electric cars. All the electricity used for charging cars should cost the same as electricity for home use, otherwise, those charging electric …
  • Here's how Porsche will adapt to the coming age of electric cars
    If the transition from air-cooled cars to water-cooled cars was enough to cause controversy among Porsche enthusiasts, the rapidly approaching era of electric cars could bring nothing less than a schism. Indeed, it's difficult to imagine replicating the traditional Porsche experience of a manual gearbox, …
  • An all-Tesla racing series where modified electric cars compete against each other likely to take …
    The lack of performance electric cars at the moment means that the event will begin as an all Tesla event. The report adds that EPCS plans to conduct races on all major motorsport circuits around the world, pitting race-modified Tesla P100Ds that comprise of nearly 800 bhp of power. The series is yet to …
  • Tesla sells $546 million of bonds as buyers can't get enough
    With Tesla, investors had to weigh uncertainties about the resale value of electric cars — a relatively sparse data point — against the fact that lessees on average had high credit scores and the bonds mature in less than three years. "It's definitely a split market," said Jennifer Thomas, an analyst who …
  • Tesla (TSLA) surges 14% in 2018 ahead of February 7 earnings report
    Tesla's market cap has increased by more than $2 billion this week, with shares (NASDAQ: TSLA) rising more than 3% in the week and nearly 14% for the year-t0-date. As the California-based electric car maker and energy firm enter the second month of the year, investors' sentiments appear to be …
  • Income-tax credits, Harley Davidson electrics, killing clean energy, Jan plug-in car sales: Today's …
    Today, we've got bad news from our capitol (again), an electric Harley Davidson on the way, an explanation of which carmakers may lose income-tax credits for electric-car sales, and a January plug-in car sales report. All this and more on Green Car Reports. For the first time since modern electric cars …
  • All-Tesla racing series gets the green light
    The ultimate plan for the Electric Production Car Series (known before as the Electric GT World Series) is to become the venue where manufacturers can pit their best-performing electric cars against each other. Since there is a dearth of performance electric cars at the moment, though, the series is …
  • 10 of the Best Hybrid Cars 2019 is Bringing Our Way
    We have already delivered our thoughts on the best hybrid cars of 2018, and now we'll take a look at some of the best and most exciting hybrid cars 2019 is bringing our way. Our selection … The Chevrolet Bolt is already a great electric car as is, especially for the starting price of $37,495. Keep in mind …
  • SolarEdge launched a PV inverter with integrated electric car charger
    SolarEdge offers fast AC EV charging rates by supplementing grid power with PV power.
  • Plug-in electric car sales for Jan fall after year-end surge
    While 2017 saw higher U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars than any previous year, expectations for 2018 sales are running even higher. The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be available in all 50 states for a full year, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf with a 151-mile range is now on sale, and of course the Tesla Model 3 …
  • California plans to hit 1.5 million electric cars by 2025
    A new report from Next 10 has revealed that California can easily reach its target of having 1.5 million electric cars on the road by 2025. In 2017, electric car sales were nearly 30 percent higher than the previous year in California. According to the publication, sales need to improve by just 20 percent …
  • Electric Cars
    Alot of the major car manufacturers are turning their sights on electric and hybrid cars and it seems it's only a matter of time before petrol and diesel cars are gone the way of … Do you own an electric car or are considering buying one ? … This could be a signal for electric cars to be built in the near future.
  • Former GM Advanced Powertrain Executive Says Not So Fast on EV Adoption
    By the way, anyone who thinks he can travel cheaper with an electric car than with a gas burner is wrong. Higher electricity taxes for households that draw a lot of electricity are already on the way, and public charging stations aren't cheap. C/D: You mentioned safety as a problem with electric cars.
  • ELIC Why do electric cars still have an MPG rating if they dont
    ELIC Why do electric cars still have an MPG rating if they dont. … The MPGe metric was introduced in November 2010 by EPA in the Monroney sticker of the Nissan Leaf electric car and the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. If you're calling the Volt a “compliance car”, then not only are you wrong, you don't …
  • Electric cars
    Currently typical pure-electric cars have a range in excess of 80 miles with many of the newest travelling even further. As with conventional … Driving 100 miles in a petrol or diesel car will cost around £11 to £16 in fuel, which is around four times the cost of the electric car. The cost savings will be …


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