Hybrid and Electric Cars News published on March 13, 2018| Electric Cars | Hybrid cars

Hybrid and Electric Cars News published on March 13, 2018

  • With hybrid cars, automakers look to blend their pitches (and prices) to sell more
    Robert O'Hair and his wife Darnelle had a few must-have features on their new-car shopping list. “Hybrid powertrain” was nowhere to be found. In that, the O'Hairs aren't alone. The pair had just purchased a farm in rural Colorado, almost an hour northeast of Denver, and the nearest grocery store was …
  • This might be the fastest electric car in the world
    Rimac Automobili says the C-Two can go 0–60 in 1.85 seconds and tops out at 258 MPH.
  • Growth in Electric Car Ownership Presents Challenges to the Grid
    If electric cars are to have any effect on the electric grid, it will not likely put strains on the power generation component or even tax the distribution network on a large scale, said Matteo Muratori, a transportation and energy systems engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable …
  • Installing a kitchen in my electric car
    I love going camping, but I don't love leaving my creature comforts behind. So, to solve this problem, I'll be installing a kitchen in my electric car! The problem is… where to put it. The world's smallest kitchen? I realised that if I'm going to do this, I need to do this properly, with all the creature comforts of …
  • Man Installs Functional Kitchen in Electric Car
    New Zealander Gavin Shoebridge has had a long-standing interest in electric cars. In 2007, he converted a 1987 Mitsubishi Tredia to fully electric drive. After a short while driving the car, the economic recession hit Shoebridge. He soon had to sell the Tredia, and pack his bags for Slovakia. Despite living …
  • Underestimating electric cars was a mistake (in China), says FCA's Marchionne
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has large challenges, even nine years after it was formed when the Italian company Fiat took over the bankrupt U.S. maker Chrysler. While its Jeep and Ram truck brands are doing well, it sells only three passenger cars in North America above the subcompact category, all of …
  • Greens unveil policy to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles, with new incentives for electric cars
    MOTORISTS would only be able to buy electric cars from 2030 under a Greens plan for Australia to match the United Kingdom and ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles. The new policy, to be announced today, would see GST, stamp and registration duties and import tariffs scrapped from the sale of …
  • Elon Musk to SXSW: Rockets and electric cars "dumbest" possible business ventures
    Build a mass-market electric car? Duh! But if there's a method fueling Musk's madness, it's identifying society's long-term needs and hoping that being ahead of your time eventually yields a financial windfall. In fact, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO flat out called investing in rockets and mass-market EVs "the …
  • hybrid cars
    12.03.2018 – 17:06. Ferrari's first production hybrid model due by 2019. In mid-2019, Ferrari's first production hybrid car will see the light of the day, says CEO Sergio Marchionne, following the very limited hybrid hypercar La Ferrari. Once the new system gets through testing it will likely power the Italians' …
  • 5 reasons to lease — not buy — your electric car
    But it's the smart choice if you're thinking about getting an electric car. … For an example, Hall points to the first relatively affordable electric car, the Nissan Leaf. … However, carmakers offset the rapid depreciation of electric cars and lower the cost of payments using a variety of methods, Hall says.
  • Chinese battery maker takes controlling stake in Quebec lithium project
    The purchase comes as Contemporary Amperex Technology, or CATL, is rapidly expanding its production of electric car batteries with the aim of becoming the world's largest … Lithium prices have more than doubled over the past two years due to growing sales of electric cars, especially in China.
  • Indian government to use electric vehicles in Delhi-NCR
    The power minister of India, RK Singh, has now asked all government departments and public sector units operating in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) to shift to electric vehicles from petrol/diesel/CNG powered cars and SUVs. This shift is meant to accelerate the acceptance of electric cars in …
  • Top Automakers Forge Aggressive Plans For Electric Cars & Semi-Trucks
    How are BMW, Volvo, Volkswagen, Renault-Nissan, and other top auto manufacturers currently viewing their EV (electric vehicle) initiatives? Metaphors like “quickly ramping up,” “shifting into high gear,” and “putting the pedal to the metal” come to mind, and declining battery prices, ever-improving …
  • Tesla (TSLA) Shares Gain Amid Production Delays, Higher Supercharger Prices
    Shares of Tesla TSLA popped more than 3.5% in early morning trading Monday, despite cautious reports that the electric car manufacturer was forced to pause production of its low-priced Model 3 in February. Tesla temporarily suspended production of the Model 3 from Feb. 20 to 24 to adjust equipment …
  • Greek engineering students build prototype electric car
    American electric car company Tesla having heard of the exploits of the engineering students has set up a research and development office in the country. “We are very pleased that Tesla has decided to move to Demokritos, one of the most prestigious research and development (R & D) departments, …
  • Underestimating electric cars was a mistake (in China), says FCA's Marchionne
    By feedback@highgearmedia.com (John Voelcker) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has large challenges, even nine years after it was formed when the Italian company Fiat took over the bankrupt U.S. maker Chrysler. While its Jeep and Ram truck brands are doing well, it sells only three passenger cars in …
  • Greens put electric cars in the fast lane
    Car yards across the country would be emptied of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 under a new Greens policy to transform Australia's transport. The minor party wants to completely phase out sales of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, with a transitional mandate for a proportion of new vehicle sales …
  • Germany's Gigantic Diesel Investment Holds The Country Back From Electric Cars
    Something we've always wondered when talking about Germany's legacy diesel research and how much it poured into the technology is how the country would embrace the ultimate future of mobility, and its underlying electronic foundation.
  • Relive the Historic SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch with 'Starman' in This Inspiring Video
    Set to David Bowie's 1971 hit "Life on Mars," the video chronicles Starman's journey into space, starting from SpaceX's Horizontal Integration Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where the cherry-red electric car and its passenger were packed inside the rocket's payload fairing. The video shows …


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