Hybrid and Electric Cars News published on January 31, 2018

  • Mercedes just revealed how it plans to conquer electric cars — and Tesla should be nervous
    Mercedes-Benz outlined how it plans to challenge Tesla as the premier luxury electric car brand on Monday. Mercedes said it will make electric vehicles in six plants across three continents while creating a "global battery network" to produce batteries for the vehicles. The brand plans to launch its electric …
  • Seattle City Light opens two electric-car charging stations on Beacon Hill
    Seattle City Light opened its two fast-charging stations for electric cars on Beacon Hill on Tuesday, the first of 20 planned charging stations that the utility hopes to open in the city by the end of 2018. The charging stations, along with hundreds that Seattle City Light is working to install in private homes, …
  • Hybrid Cars Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016 …
    Hybrid cars that are environment friendly vehicles use electrical energy for their operation, and fulfill their demand up to the mark, this factor majorly drives the growth of the global hybrid cars market. The rising responsiveness about these emission free vehicles with consumers is uplifting the growth of …
  • Shorts from the Electric Car Dept
    Here are some developing projects from barn 4. I recently receive a note from one of our members who now lives in, Yes, in Hawaii. What a nice place to retire. His request was for some recent info regarding the ME interurban that Jeff Brady and Norm Krentel have been working on. So here is a small …
  • Volvo's First Electric Car Will Be A Hatchback: Report
    Volvo's all-new Compact Modular Architecture can be seen today in its new compact crossover, the XC40. Back in 2016, the company said that the versatile platform would support a battery-powered electric vehicle, which is shaping up to be a production version of the 40.2 Concept. Since the 40.1 …
  • Two fast-charging stations now open for electric cars with 18 more to come
    The new charging stations were installed as part of the city's "Drive Clean Seattle" initiative, which provides more access to electric vehicle charging stations. At the Seattle City Light curbside stations that were opened Tuesday, drivers of electric cars can get 80 miles of range from a 20-minute charge at …
  • Mazda's next generation gasoline engine will run cleaner than an electric car
    It might sound like an incredible claim. Particularly given the near universal adoration electric cars are receiving for being 'green', but Mazda's next generation Skyactiv-3 engine is expected to be as clean- if not cleaner(!)- than an electric car. It is claimed that the Mazda Skyactiv-3 engine could achieve …
  • Hybrid car essays
    In the United States, air quality often fails to meet federal 5th grade persuasive essayEssays written about Hybrid Car including papers about Internal combustion engine and Electric vehicle There are two reasons why hybrid cars are considered effective alternative to standard cars. First is that hybrid …
  • BP's invested in electric car charging startup FreeWire
    BP is turning to a tech startup with an investment in a company making mobile charging points for electric cars. The oil major is putting $5m (£3.5m) into FreeWire, a three-year-old San-Francicsco tech company, as part of a series A funding round with other investors via its corporate venture arm.
  • California Throws Its Weight Behind Electric-Car Sales
    The state of California is all-in on electric cars as Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive order to “curb carbon pollution from cars and trucks and boost the number of zero-emission vehicles driven in California.” Reuters reported last Friday that the state has set a new goal to deploy five million …
  • LAPD Blue: City Has 100 BMW i3 Electric Cars, but Many Stay Parked
    With the addition of 100 BMW i3 electric cars, the city government of Los Angeles aimed not just to green its fleet but to realize operating-cost savings. Based on the observations and records obtained by CBS Los Angeles, it's not nearly as firmly on the path to achieve either of those goals as the …
  • Electric Cars Need a Plug Standard
    The Combined Charging System can deliver a maximum of 200 kW, although no station currently offers that kind of power, nor is any electric car able to receive it. However, it does provide room for improvement for future vehicles, including a path to a 350 kW power output that could charge a long-range …
  • BP's electric car charging units are going places
    BP has struck its first deal in the electric car market, investing $5 million in a company that makes mobile chargers and unveiling plans to roll them out at its forecourts in the UK. The oil giant said it had taken an equity stake in Freewire Technologies, the US start-up that manufactures the fast-charging …
  • 'Game changing' electric car chargers return power to grid
    There are currently around 130,000 electric and plug-in hybrid cars on UK roads, but if the UK is to meet its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 2030, it would need to have two million operational electric vehicles. The Government wants nearly all cars to be zero emission by 2050. It is hoped that …
  • Can I search nationwide for electric cars?
    Can I search nationwide for electric cars? – I can select an electric drivetrain in the advanced search, but I can select any further than 100 miles, this …
  • BP to install charging points for electric cars at UK petrol stations
    Further indication that oil firms are planning for growth of battery-powered vehicle marketBP will add rapid charging points for electric cars at its UK petrol stations within the next two months, in the latest sign of an oil giant adapting to the rapid growth of battery-powered cars. The British oil firm's venture …
  • Mazda Says New SkyActive 3 Engines Will Be As Clean As Electric Cars
    Recently, Mitsuo Hitomi, Mazda's managing executive officer in charge of powertrain development, announced his company is working on new internal combustion technology that will equal electric cars in well to wheel carbon emissions. It will be called SkyActive 3 and will follow close on the heels of …
  • 'Game changing' electric car chargers return power to grid
    Electric car chargers that are able to return power back to the grid network are being trialled by Newcastle University. … There are currently around 130,000 electric and plug-in hybrid cars on UK roads, but if the UK is to meet its commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 2030, it would need to have two …
  • Chevy Bolt EV electric car range and performance in winter: one owner's log
    The arrival of the first affordable long-range electric car on the market has naturally led some owners to push the car in a way that they might not do with a plug-in car offering just 80 miles of battery range. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, EPA-rated at 238 miles combined, removes most daily range anxiety …


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