Hybrid and Electric Cars News published on February 21, 2018

  • Kennesaw installs two electric car charging stations
    The city announced Monday that it used about $18,000 of SPLOST, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, funds to install two charging stations for electric cars. They are located at Adams Park and at the ground level of the “Revival” parking deck on South Main Street. City spokeswoman Jolene Butts …
  • Ontario wrestles title from Quebec for most electric car sales in 2017
    There were a record 18,564 electric cars sold across Canada last year, up 68 per cent from 2016. Electric plug-in vehicle sales outpaced plug-in hybrids for the first time across the country. That was led by the Chevrolet Bolt and followed by Tesla models X and S. The Chevrolet Volt was again the most …
  • Pignatelli: Use Volkswagen Settlement Money for Electric Car Infrastructure
    Pignatelli: Use Volkswagen Settlement Money for Electric Car Infrastructure. 02:26PM / Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Print Story | Email Story. Some state lawmakers want to make charging stations more accessible to promote the use of electric cars. BOSTON — State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli …
  • Nissan, Tesla surpass 300000 electric cars; one started later, one did it with a single model
    DON'T MISS: 300,000th Nissan Leaf sold as new electric car deliveries start We know that the 300,000th …read more. Source:: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1115343_nissan-tesla-surpass-300000-electric-cars-one-started-later-one-did-it-with-a-single-model · ← Start-stop systems on U.S. …
  • Japan paves way for gas stations to charge up electric cars
    Japan paves way for gas stations to charge up electric cars. Allowing convenience stores also expected to help struggling operators. Nikkei staff writers. Japanese law currently requires electric vehicle charging stations to be 10 meters away from gas pumps. TOKYO — The Japanese government will …
  • Rising demand sees electric cars go up in value at one year old
    Some electric vehicles are seeing their values rise on the used market, driven by increased demand for low-emission vehicles. A new study by vehicle data experts Cap HPI that looked at the value of a number of all-electric and hybrid models when they were one year old with 10,000 miles on the clock, …
  • Wrongly charged? Defusing the electric car myths
    Electric cars are widely seen as a wonderful idea for the future, but too expensive and impractical for now. It's time to bust some of the myths that are preventing their widespread rollout, writes Martin Wright. Brands of Inspiration: this article has been created by Positive News and supported by Ecotricity …
  • No time-frame decided on all electric car fleet in India: Union minister Geete
    Only electric car by 2030…existing cars may take a little longer to replace. But the government is working on a framework to see what we can do on promoting electric vehicle. Niti Aayog is currently tasked with preparing futuristic vision for electric vehicles," Union Minister Goyal had said earlier.
  • No time-frame decided on all electric car fleet in India: Geete
    New Delhi, Feb 20 The government has not set any time-frame for achieving an all-electric car fleet in the country, Union Minister Anant Geete said today. The minister said the government wants to encourage adoption of electric mobility by changing people’s mindsets and cooperation of the …
  • Electric Cars In The UK Could Get A 'Superfast' Charging Network
    All 100 of them would be new 350KW 'superfast' chargers that could charge an electric car in 5-12 minutes rather than the current charging times of 20-60 minutes. A number of German manufacturers (and Ford) have all signed up to a universal charging system known as Combined Charging System …
  • Ontario tops Quebec for most electric cars sold in Canada for 2017
    READ MORE: Electric car subsidies in Ontario and Quebec costly and inefficient. Ontario's sales increased 120 per cent from 2016, when rebates increased. There were a record 18,564 electric cars sold across Canada last year, up 68 per cent from 2016. All-electric BEV sales outpaced plug-in hybrids …
  • National Grid to roll out superfast electric car charging network
    The National Grid is looking into plans to install 50 superfast electric car charging points on motorways across England and Wales. According to the Financial Times, the strategically placed 350kW charging stations would also be implemented over a similar network in Scotland and would aim to put 90% …
  • Ontario tops Quebec for most electric cars sold in Canada for 2017
    READ MORE: Electric car subsidies in Ontario and Quebec costly and inefficient. Ontario's sales increased 120 per cent from 2016, when rebates increased. There were a record 18,564 electric cars sold across Canada last year, up 68 per cent from 2016. All-electric BEV sales outpaced plug-in hybrids …
  • Super-fast electric car charging points to be installed every 50 miles
    A fleet of super-fast charging points for electric vehicles is going to be installed along motorways across the UK. According to the Financial Times, the chargers will be set up by National Grid and will feed directly off the electricity network. Ex-Pimlico Plumber could transform workers' rights in gig economy.
  • Toyota finds way to reduce use of rare metal in magnets for electric cars
    Toyota has found a way to reduce the amount of a rare earth metal used in magnets for electric car motors by around 20 per cent. This could cut the cost of producing electric cars and reduce the risk of a supply shortage of materials needed for their production. The Japanese car-maker on Tuesday said it …
  • Volkswagen Vizzion Teased Ahead Of Geneva Reveal
    Volkswagen has teased the latest addition to its I.D. electric car division, which it calls the Vizzion (which presumably is pronounced very much like the English word “vision”). It will be featured on the company's stand at the Geneva auto show next month. We don't normally cover concept cars here.
  • Oil demand will peak by late 2030s as electric cars and plastics ban hit, says BP
    Growing numbers of electric vehicles and changes in regulations on plastics will cause oil demand to peak by the late 2030s, BP has predicted. The oil giant's latest annual Energy Outlook has shown a peak in long-term forecasts for the first time, but the company's chief economist Spencer Dale denied …
  • Ontario dethrones Quebec as province with most electric car sales in 2017
    There were a record 18,564 electric cars sold across Canada last year, up 68 per cent from 2016. Article Continued Below. All-electric BEV sales outpaced plug-in hybrids (PHEV), led by the Chevrolet Bolt and followed by Tesla models X and S. The Chevrolet Volt was again the most popular plug-in …
  • Electric vehicle advocates looking for signal of support in federal budget
    MONTREAL — Electric car advocates are hoping to get a signal in next week's federal budget that the government is prepared to support sales across the country even as Ontario overtook Quebec for … There were a record 18,564 electric cars sold across Canada last year, up 68 per cent from 2016.


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