Hybrid and Electric Cars News published on January 12, 2018

  • Hike recorded in number of customs-cleared hybrid vehicles
    According to statistics from the Jordan Free Zone Investor Commission (JFZIC), the number of hybrid cars in 2017 reached 31,500 compared to … old fully gasoline-operated cars (10 years or older), hand them to authorities and receive a partial exemption from the special tax to register a new hybrid car, …
  • Hyundai Exec Thinks EV Battery Prices Will Stop Declining In 2020
    Hyundai Motor Co is investing heavily in the plug-in electric cars, but Senior Vice-President Lee Ki-sang (who oversees Hyundai's green car operations) spreads concerns of battery … Because batteries are the most expensive part of most plug-in electric cars, then affordability will be tougher to achieve.
  • Fisker's New Electric Car Bet Will Come Down To The Battery—And Those Doors
    “We will not see electric cars being totally mass market until we get [a better battery],” Fisker said, and he also might have even been talking about the potential market for the EMotion. The car will cost around $130,000, and Fisker says he's going after people in the market for a BMW 7 Series or a …
  • Can an Electric Car Really Save You Money? It Depends on Where You Live
    The automotive industry's gradual shift toward electric vehicles is primarily influenced by global fuel economy mandates. A happy side effect is that consumers benefit from having access to vehicles offering better overall efficiency. This translates into lower running costs and some real savings — once …
  • As Electric Car Use Grows, These Chipmakers Are In The Drivers Seat
    Shah said he spent his summer at electric-car company Tesla (TSLA), where he also spent significant time analyzing the supply chain for alternative energy vehicles. The category includes hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles, such as Tesla, which is in the process …
  • Bitcoin upstages electric cars as bigger source of power use
    The global power needed to create cryptocurrencies this year could rival the entire electricity consumption of Argentina and be a growth driver for renewable energy producers from the US to China. Miners of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could require up to 140 terawatt-hours of electricity in 2018, …
  • Electric Car Charging Stations Coming To Gig Harbor
    Electric Car Charging Stations Coming To Gig Harbor. The City of Gig Harbor has installed two different charging stations designed for electric vehicles. By News Desk, News Partner | Jan 11, 2018 1:49 pm ET …
  • It's Getting Harder to Source Metal for Electric-Car Batteries, Report Says
    Automakers have ambitious plans to fill their lineups with electric cars and hybrids, but they could face a major roadblock, according to Bloomberg. Because while the number of battery-powered cars automakers want to build appears to be limitless, the amount of metals that go into the batteries is finite.
  • Tesla Model 3: what parts breakdown says about high-volume electric car
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has aspirations of vertically integrating his companies as much as possible, trying to avoid traditional suppliers wherever he can. While Tesla has been successful in developing things like their electric motors in-house, the company still relies on others for many of the components …
  • Cork granny tries electric car for the first time and it's just dotey
    Not only does 84-year-old Ann Giltinan seem like great craic, we think she's pretty brave too! Afterall, she took a test-drive in an electric car – one which she was sure would electrocute her if she hit a puddle! In a bid to show folks like Ann (an avid fuel guzzler) just how easy-peasy it is to drive one of the …
  • What Does the Cobalt Crunch Mean for Electric Cars?
    What Does the Cobalt Crunch Mean for Electric Cars? Share; Tweet. 2 min read / January 11, 2018. By. Patrick Baker. Cobalt, one of the principal metals used to make electric car batteries, is in short supply and, as demand increases, so does the price. A year and a half ago, the 2.1kg of cobalt needed …
  • Report: Operating Costs for Gasoline and Electric Cars Vary By State
    A new study out of the University of Michigan's Sustainable Worldwide Transportation group shows just how cost-effective electric vehicles are, and how fuel efficient an internal combustion engine car needs to be to be the cheaper alternative. The report, authored by Michael Sivak and Brandon …
  • Byton electric concept car: All the details you need to know
    Byton's presentation at CES for its first electric car didn't answer some key questions. In a follow-up session, Byton engineers gave a more detailed picture of the car, which the company plans to put into production in late 2019. This electric car will pack in technologies that are likely be to crucial in the …
  • Nissan looks to manufacture electric cars in India
    The Leaf, which is one of the world's most-successful electric car having sold over 3 lakh vehicles since 2010, is priced upwards of $30,000 (around Rs 19 lakh) in the US. Getting the car to India as a fully-built imported unit would mean paying additional cumulative duties of around 200%, making it …
  • Everyone is making the same big mistake about electric cars
    Compared to just a decade ago, we have a lot more choices when it comes to buying an electric car. Short-range EVs such as the Nissan Leaf and the BMW i3 have been around for years, and long-range, mass-market EVs like the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model S have started to arrive. Electric vehicles …
  • Your 2017 Electric Car Sales Projections Revisited, … & 2018 Projections!
    The Energi models are getting a bit old and could use a significant refresh with much more electric driving range. Will Ford go that route or try to more seriously create and sell electric cars? Hard to say, but I expect without any notable changes, the Energi models' sales will dwindle further in 2018.
  • Everyone is making the same big mistake about electric cars
    Compared to just a decade ago, we have a lot more choices when it comes to buying an electric car. Short-range EVs such as the Nissan Leaf and the BMW i3 have been around for years, and long-range, mass-market EVs like the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model S have started to arrive. Electric vehicles …
  • Chinese electric car startup Xpeng shows G3 SUV at 2018 CES
    This year's Consumer Electronics Show saw a surprising number of electric car startups present their wares at the annual tech fest. Among them was a little known Chinese company by the name of Xpeng. Xpeng on Tuesday showed a compact electric SUV called the G3, and get this, the G in the name …
  • Electric car rental company raises GBP1.29m
    Whitecar, a UK-based electric vehicle car rental company, has secured funding of GBP1.29 million and is now focusing on European expansion to add to its existing outlets at Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Edinburgh airports.


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