Hybrid and Electric Cars News published on February 23, 2018

  • White House Praises 'Per Mile' Vehicle Taxes for Infrastructure Funding
    Oregon is one of the nation's top adopters of electric cars, second only to California. Its push for electrification has proven to grow not only the existing electric car industry but also open the doors to new businesses and ideas. As the rise of electrification begins, the state has begun to seek the need to …
  • Senior Design: Building The “Heart and Soul” of an Electric Car
    Twenty years ago, if you stood on a sidewalk and watched cars go by, chances are high that you would see little-to-no electric cars driving down the street. In 2017, electric car sales were higher than ever, with nearly 200,000 all-electric cars sold in the U.S. With the popularity of models from Tesla, BMW, …
  • Nissan Powers EV Expedition Across Africa
    “We're optimistic. As part of the tests, I've already traveled over 4,000 kilometers in Poland in a Nissan Leaf, and I'm positively surprised by the driving range offered." You can follow along with the ride by checking out Fiedler's Instagram. MORE TO READ. RELATED. Nissan Will Test Remote Electric-Car …
  • UPS is rolling out new electric delivery trucks — these 13 photos show the evolution of their vehicles
    UPS announced on Thursday it will be deploying plug-in electric vehicles that will rival the costs of traditional fuel vehicles. The company is collaborating with Workhorse Group, Inc. to design vehicles from the ground up that will have zero emissions. This isn't the first time UPS has used electric delivery …
  • UPS is rolling out new electric delivery trucks — these 13 photos show the evolution of their vehicles
    1930: A UPS employee publication published an article about some of the vehicles the company acquired when it opened for business in NYC, including electric cars. The article ran in the July 14, 1930 Los Angeles edition of the publication. 1930: A UPS employee publication published an article about …
  • Tesla Wants to Help You Charge Your Electric Car at the Office
    … California-based electric-car maker is offering free charging stations to “qualified” employers and commercial property owners. The cost of the actual energy would be the property's responsibility. A catch: The stations will only charge Tesla models and won't work on other manufacturers' electric cars.
  • Lawmakers oppose new fees on Maine hybrid and electric cars
    The bill would have imposed annual surcharges of $150 for hybrid gas-electric cars and $250 for all-electric cars to offset the state's loss of fuel tax from those vehicles and help overcome an chronic multimillion-dollar highway fund shortfall. Angry owners of electric and hybrid cars swarmed the …
  • Otero County Electric Cooperative shows off its new all-electric car
    Otero County Electric Cooperative just received its first all-electric Chevy Bolt, cooperative officials said. It will be on display at the coop office Feb. 23. The Chevy Bolt is equipped with a 60 kWh Lithium-ion battery and offers an estimated range of 238 miles. That range will get employees anywhere within …
  • PSE&G Customers Eligible To Receive $10000 Off New Electric Car
    PSEG runs the largest electric car employee incentive program in New Jersey, with more than 45 chargers installed at company locations, and by providing 135 car chargers to 23 New Jersey hospitals, colleges and businesses to encourage their employees to commute in electric cars. Continuing its …
  • Bill proposes fee increase for electric, hybrid cars
    Bill proposes fee increase for electric, hybrid cars … Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the bill would impose an extra annual registration fee of $70 for electric vehicles and $35 for hybrids to try to equalize the tax burden between conventional vehicles and the more fuel-efficient hybrids and electric cars.
  • Bill proposes fee increase for electric, hybrid cars
    The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the bill would impose an extra annual registration fee of $70 for electric vehicles and $35 for hybrids to try to equalize the tax burden between conventional vehicles and the more fuel-efficient hybrids and electric cars. Owners of electric vehicles currently pay weight …
  • Fee proposed for electric cars
    HONOLULU — The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved a bill to boost the registration fees in Hawaii for electric and hybrid vehicles. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the bill would impose an extra annual registration fee of $70 for electric vehicles and $35 …
  • Consumer Reports: Chevy Bolt Best Small Green Car
    The Chevrolet Bolt EV got a strong head start against the Tesla Model 3 in the marketplace and now it has an early nod from Consumer Reports magazine which named the Bolt its "Top Pick" among small hybrids and electric cars. The Bolt beat out other cars in its category such as the BMW i3, Ford …
  • Toyota, Genesis Among Consumer Reports' Top Auto Picks
    The Chevrolet Bolt electric car is best small green car, a new category. The Ford F-150 is the top full-size pickup truck. The rankings are based on driving tests as well as reliability and satisfaction scores from Consumer Reports' subscribers. Top picks also must have standard automatic emergency …
  • Shaken Not Stirred
    All of these electric cars and electric trucks will need batteries, and currently at least, "batteries" means lithium batteries. Lithium batteries of course need lots of lithium, and also nickel, cobalt, manganese, aluminum, copper, graphite and other materials. There are companies that make batteries, …
  • Toyota, Genesis among Consumer Reports' top auto picks
    Electric car brand Tesla was eighth, with two of its four models recommended. Toyota was tenth, with 15 of its 20 models recommended. — The Subaru Forester was the top pick among small SUVs for the fifth straight year. The Chevrolet Impala was the top pick among large sedans for the fourth straight …
  • Why I bought Honda's plug-in hybrid mystery car
    (Yes, they run on electricity, which still requires burning some fossil fuels to generate — but the impact of electric cars is drastically lower than gas cars.) … My Connecticut town is more progressive than most, but it's got dedicated electric-car parking spaces at the grocery, library, train stations, town hall, …
  • Car manufacturers go all in on electric cars, raising specter of peak oil demand
    After decades of flirtation, auto manufacturers are embracing electric cars as never before, maneuvering for control of what is expected to be the … to keep up with competitors, but also to impress Wall Street analysts who see companies like the electric car maker Tesla as the future of the auto industry.
  • Maine Incentives Are History; Electric Cars To Get More Costly With The Latest Bill From Maine's …
    Electric cars are all set to witness fair hikes in pricing in Maine as part of a campaign to get a better hold of taxes, with the introduction of new … us having witnessed the Maine Department of Transportation come up with a proposal to charge the electric car buyers extra sums as 'registration fees' for these …


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