Hybrid and Electric Cars News published on January 22, 2018

  • Electric cars bank heavily on sops
    The GST Council will be asked to consider lowering the taxes on electric and hybrid cars. States will be urged to either waive or lower the road tax for electric cars. Car makers have already sought a lower tax rate of 12 per cent on electric vehicles, while states such as Goa have waived the road tax on …
  • CES 2018 – Roundup Of Electric Car Tech – Video
    Best electric car tech from CES.” It features several vehicles displayed at CES 2018, including the BYTON electric SUV and the all-electric Genovation Corvette, among others. Description: CES 2018 threw up some great electric car innovations; which do you want? In regards to electric cars, CES again …
  • Balance of Power: Gas tax and Amazon's new headquarters
    Another idea bandied about is changing from a gas tax – which electric cars don't pay – to a system that charges drivers per mile. CDOT tested that idea with a handful of cars in 2017 to see whether something like that could work. 9NEWS reporter Marshall Zelinger participated in that study. You can see …
  • These “zero energy” houses come with a solar-panel rooftop and a Tesla
    A developer won final approval to build 86 Bradenton-area houses designed to generate as much solar power as they use, or more, and furnished with a Tesla electric car. Manatee County commissioners approved plans by Pearl Homes to build the so-called “zero energy” houses with solar-panel …
  • Broad range of topics at first legislative coffee
    Chase, a member of the House Transportation Committee, said the panel will consider a number of interesting issues, including electronic log books for truckers, bridge inspections, autonomous vehicles and electric cars. A member of the Appropriations Committee, White said members have begun …
  • We're looking for tax relief for hybrids, electric vehicles in budget: Kenji Hiramatsu
    New Delhi: Japanese ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu has sought tax relief for hybrid and electric cars in the 2018 budget which he says would … regard to automobile issues, we would welcome a reduction in the rate for electric cars, but we hope attention will be given to import of hybrid cars, too.
  • Nicola Patrick: Contemplating heat and stress
    News that Whanganui will be getting its first electric car charging station is fantastic – a move into the 21st century, and strengthening Whanganui's reputation. As one of my heroes Dr Jane Goodall said: "Cumulatively small decisions, choices, actions, make a very big difference." I bought a Toyota Prius …
  • The 2018 Detroit Auto Show in pictures
    The show is dotted with both practical and idealistic visions of what electric cars should look like, in the form of cars like the new Nissan Leaf or the VW I.D. Crozz. But neither of those were announced at this show. Instead, the announcements this year in Detroit felt more like compromises being made by …
  • Plan to build electric cars at SA site
    … cars at SA site. Sanjeev Gupta, the British billionaire who saved SA's Whyalla steelworks, is said to be planning to build electric cars in the state's former Holden factory. … British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta has reportedly floated a plan to build electric cars at South Australia's shuttered Holden factory,.
  • Tesla Model 3 Performance possibly spotted ahead of dual motor rollout
    The release of the AWD Performance Model 3 is arguably one of the most highly anticipated developments in the production of the mass market electric car. Since unveiling the vehicle, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has teased several exciting aspects of the performance upgrades for the Model 3, such as smart …
  • Plan to build electric cars at SA site
    British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta has reportedly floated a plan to build electric cars at South Australia's shuttered Holden factory,. The state's Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has written to the factory's owner General Motors in support of the plan which would see Mr Gupta buy some of the assets, The …
  • China Unicorns Lead Venture Capital Tilt To Asia From US
    China accounted for four of the six largest global deals of 2017: ride sharing service Didi Chuxing at $4 billion, China Internet Plus (or the merged groups deals sites Meituan-Dianping) at $4 billion, bike-sharing startup Ofo at $1 billion, and electric car startup Nio at $1 billion. A separate year-end VC …
  • Solar-Powered Electric Car Lightyear One Receives Prestigious Climate Change Innovator Award
    We previously wrote about an interesting project called the Lightyear One, a fully solar-powered electric car. The project just recently won the prestigious Climate Change Award at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
  • Setting a route / multiple stops in Sat Nav
    A while back when I discussed Predictive Hybrid Strategy on here some of you suggested I set a route or multiple stops on the sat nav to avoid the PHS…
  • Robotic Stocks That Could Profit From Tesla's Model 3 Ramp-Up (and Beyond)
    This stat reflects how critical advanced factory automation has become to the electric car specialist's success — or even survival. Until last summer, Tesla had only produced high-end vehicles in relatively low quantities. Now it's in the early stages of manufacturing its first mass-market car, the Model 3, …
  • Nissan Leaf Tekna review: A 'belting' car you really need to try
    Some electric cars are noisy. Not this one. The Rolls-Royce Phantom I drove last year was probably the only car I can remember being quieter than this. And it's surprisingly fast, like a sort of big, turbocharged golf buggy you just point, press and squirt – great for any overtaking. Just like said golf cart, …
  • Engley secures Volvo order as electric car sales grow
    Auto parts manufacturer Cayman Engley Industrial Co Ltd (開曼英利) on Tuesday said it has secured orders worth 1.5 billion yuan (US$232.77 million) from Volvo Cars Corp, thanks to growing demand for electric cars in China. The company said in a statement that it would begin shipping battery boxes, …
  • Developing countries should invest in electric vehicles in 2018–ADB
    Developing member-countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) should invest in solar and electric vehicles, as this year will be the year of the electric car. In an Asian Development Blog, ADB Central and West Asia Department Principal Energy Specialist Sohail Hasne said the battle for solar and …
  • Electric car plans spark showdown
    London's anticipated electric black cab launch loses its sparkJanuary 19, 2018In "auto news". What Needs to Happen Before Electric Cars Take Over the WorldDecember 18, 2017In "electric cars". Officials Plan for Growth of Electric Cars on Colorado RoadsJanuary 6, 2018In "electric cars". SHARE.


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