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Hybrid and Electric Cars News published on March 14, 2018

  • VW to expand production in electric car offensive
    BERLIN — Volkswagen will expand electric vehicle production to 16 plants and widen partnerships with battery makers as the Germany automaker seeks to hit its sales target of 3 million electric cars a year by 2025. VW currently has three electric vehicle factories, but that number will increase to nine by …
  • VW Group has nailed down $25 billion of batteries for electric cars, it said today
    VW Group has nailed down $25 billion of batteries for electric cars, it said today. VW Group has nailed down $25 billion of batteries for electric cars, it said today. Published on 2018-03-13 …
  • Man builds a teeny kitchen in his teeny electric car
    YouTuber Kiwi EV adventures managed to build a fully functional kitchen inside his car. But this isn't some cargo van or decked out pickup, it's a teeny electric car, barely capable of transporting more than one person. Using a lot of "trial and error," the man managed to equip his kitchen with a tiny …
  • Tesla Bulls Beware: Volkswagen Wants to Be the Electric Car King
    German automotive giant Volkswagen (VLKAY – Free Report) detailed its plans on Tuesday to become one of the biggest producers of electric vehicles, vowing to ramp up production and bolster its EV-capable plants all over the world. In a move that would see Volkswagen blow past Tesla's (TSLA …
  • VW secures $25bn battery supplies in electric car push
    Volkswagen AG secured €20bn ($25bn) in battery supplies to underpin an aggressive push into electric cars in the coming years, putting pressure on … In total, the Wolfsburg-based automaker has said it plans to purchase about €50bn in batteries as part of its electric-car push, which includes three new …
  • Panasonic starts producing battery cells for electric cars at new factory in China
    The company says that the capacity of the plant is “around 200,000 electric vehicles”, but it's not clear what the overall production is in term of energy capacity since they plan to supply “hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric vehicles” and you can make 10 hybrid car batteries with 1 all-electric car battery …
  • BMW M boss says future electric cars will not be silent
    Automakers are seemingly supporting the idea that the future of the automobile is, indeed, electric. Some makes will have it easier than others, but for BMW's M division, it will work to solve the issue of sound. Since electric cars are nearly silent, M division's head Frank van Meel, told CarBuzz in a report …
  • Porsche Knows its Electric Cars Have to Perform Like They Burn Gasoline
    Porsche's first modern electric car, the Mission E, is coming soon, and if the feedback is positive, it will be closely followed by the Cross Turismo variant. Both are pretty much production-ready as we speak, based on Porsche's self-developed J1 platform. And there's a lot more coming, as we learned from …
  • VW secures $25bn battery supplies in electric-car push
    As part of Volkswagen's 20 billion-euro push into electric cars, it's setting up a standalone sub-brand for battery-powered vehicles. The first model with the I.D. nameplate will be the Neo hatchback that goes on sale in 2020. The Audi luxury marque is set to begin deliveries later this year of the all-electric …
  • Volkswagen plans to launch one electric car per month starting in 2022
    Volkswagen will open the floodgates in 2022 and launch a new electric car every month as it works aggressively to electrify its portfolio, the automaker said. VW CEO Matthias Müeller told journalists Tuesday in Berlin that 30 electric cars will be launched by 2025, according to Autocar. Volkswagen calls …
  • Electric cars tesla
    Photo by Guus Schoonewille/AFP Arizona drivers got the chance to check out Tesla's highly-anticipated Model 3 electric car Friday at the Kierland Commons Tesla showroom in Phoenix. Pure electric cars rely on lithium-ion batteries either in a Sep 10, 2017 · Volkswagen and Daimler announced …
  • Panasonic starts mass-producing hybrid car batteries in China
    The Osaka-based electronics maker aims to first supply the batteries for cars sold in China, the world's largest automotive market, with the goal of eventually tapping demand for electric cars and other environmentally friendly vehicles across the world. Panasonic apparently poured several hundred …
  • VW Group has nailed down $25 billion of batteries for electric cars, it said today
    … totaling 50 billion euros ($62.5 billion) to build into electric cars planned for almost all of its 12 brands. By 2025, VW Group expects to sell 3 million electric vehicles a year, Mueller said, in 16 different factories on multiple continents. From 2020, it will roll out one electric car "virtually every month" to give …
  • Eindhoven University of Technology has developed the world's most sustainable electric car
    Students at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, have manufactured what they have dubbed as the world's most sustainable electric car. The fully electric vehicle, dubbed 'Noah', was produced using more than 90% renewable materials. The two-seater ecomotive car is made from …
  • Promoting electric cars can be very expensive, says BP's Spencer Dale
    “The challenges associated with very rapid growth of electric cars is very significant. They are expensive,” Dale said. Quoting a research paper, he said, the total subsidy on an electric car in China is $20-25,000 while fitting a car with compressed natural gas (CNG) kit costs as low as $300-400. He said …
  • Mazda could've just saved petrol – New engines so clean it could rival electric cars
    Mazda has made some big claims about its new SKYACTIV-X engine, claiming almost emissions parity with electric cars. The SKYACTIV-X engine combusts through combustion ignition and combines the best of both petrol and diesel cars. Mazda has claimed that until the growing quantity of power from …
  • Green Party In Australia Proposes Internal Combustion Ban After 2030
    Solar power and electric cars are two sides of the same coin. The electric car revolution will come to Australia eventually. The results of the upcoming by elections and how much support the Green Party receives from the voters will have a great deal to say about how soon that transition will begin in …
  • 3D Printed Electric Car is Ready for Mass Production
    The cars we drive are changing, in their capabilities, in how they're made, and how they look. Autonomous vehicles are beginning to appear on the roads, and more and more cars are being made with 3D printed parts. Electric and hybrid cars are slowly becoming more affordable and numerous.
  • VW secures $25B battery supplies in electric-car push against Tesla
    In this Thursday, March 8, 2018 photo Volkswagen cars are pictured during a final quality control at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen secured $25 billion in battery supplies to underpin an aggressive push into electric cars in the coming years, putting pressure on Tesla.


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