Hybrid and Electric Cars News published on March 2, 2018

  • Study looks at how to reward drivers that use electric cars to support the national power network
    Technology developer Moixa is working with energy and transport companies studying how to reward drivers who use their electric car batteries to support the UK's power grid. The collaboration will develop driver-centered business models to support a rapid roll out of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technologies, …
  • F1 champ Williams made a cool new carbon platform for electric cars
    F1 champ Williams made a cool new carbon platform for electric cars. The FW-EVX platform could be used to build new midsize or large electric vehicles. Jonathan M. Gitlin – 3/1/2018, 9:22 AM. reader comments 1. Share this story. This is the FW-EVX. It could be used as the basis of a midsize or large …
  • Electric car technology
    About our electric cars. If you're new to electric cars, start here. We explain how simple it is to make the switch, introduce you to some helpful … You'll be surprised by how quick and easy it is to charge electric and hybrid cars. From installing your own charge point to finding one away from home, we tell …
  • One electric car owner's cry for help from Norway's northern reaches
    And electric car charger. Credit: Think Stock Photos. Despite Norway's unflagging devotion to electric cars, which has made it the hungriest consumer of e-cars in Europe, the country's infrastructure for charging them has lagged in Norway's far northern Finnmark county. As the new year began, one …
  • Dyson Looks To Hire 300 Staff For Electric Car Development
    When it comes to UK innovators, James Dyson is certainly an exceptional man. If you didn't know the man, you would almost certainly know about his vacuum technology. Wanting to get onto the electric car scene, last September the company announced a £2BN investment into electric car design.
  • Ford Looks to Formula E After Finally Getting Serious About Electric Cars
    Ford is looking at a potential entry into the pure-electric ABB Formula E series. According to electric racing website e-Racing365, Ford has approached Formula E about entering and recently ramped up discussions with the series. The Blue Oval could begin racing the electric open-wheel cars by as …
  • EVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide
    By feedback@highgearmedia.com (John Voelcker) Over the next three years, numerous long-range electric cars will come to market at prices below $40,000. That will expand the pool of potential buyers to those interested in plug-in vehicles but unwilling to consider one rated at less than 200 miles.
  • Plug-In Electric Car Sales Ranked By OEM For 2017
    By Mark Kane If you wondered which automotive group was the biggest manufacturer of plug-in electric cars, then here's a look at the top 10 rank for 2017. Last year, some 1,224,000 plug-in electric cars were sold around the world and we already examined the rank for brands. The rank for the OEMs…
  • Plug-in electric car sales in Feb higher than Jan lows, still in winter doldrums
    Sales of plug-in electric cars tend to be lower during the winter months, unlike the rest of the market, and February was little exception to that rule. After a whiz-bang December that took 2017 sales to their highest-ever number—just under 200,000 battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles sold in the …
  • Manufacturers Successfully Extend Deadline to Add Noise to Electric Cars
    In order to reduce the risk of injury, especially for the visually impaired or blind, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ruled in November 2016 that automakers should add external sounds to all hybrids and EVs produced after September 2019. Now, automakers have been granted some …
  • Dyson Hoovers Up Talent for Electric Car
    Noted dust magnate Sir James Dyson is moving ahead at cyclonic speed with his electric car endeavors, hiring 300 new employees to work on an EV due for launch in 2020. Apparently seeing a vacuum in the car market, Dyson intends to use its expertise and recent acquisition of a battery company to …
  • "Electric Car Company Founded By…" – Tweet
    Electric Car Company Founded By 2020 Dem Hopeful Terry McAuliffe Files For Bankruptcy The electric car company founded by former Gov. Terry McAuliffe who is prepping to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week, blaming negative coverage …
  • Klinger in Chemistry World on Rare Earth Elements and Electric Cars
    Julie Klinger, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was interviewed for a recent article on claims by the automaker Toyota that it can cut the cost of rare earth element-containing magnets within the motors of electric …
  • hybrid car info that benefits the buyer and environment
    A hybrid car is a personal mode of transportation that has gained popularity lately due to skyrocketing gasoline prices. This vehicle is extremely fuel efficient in that it combines two sources of energy. The first energy source is electricity which is generated through the use of a rechargeable battery.
  • Plug-In Electric Car Sales Ranked By OEM For 2017
    If you wondered which automotive group was the biggest manufacturer of plug-in electric cars, then here's a look at the top 10 rank for 2017. Renault-Nissan-Mistsubish Alliance chairman Carlos Ghosn. Last year, some 1,224,000 plug-in electric cars were sold around the world and we already examined …
  • Dyson shifts up a gear with electric car hub
    Dyson now has Britain's air pollution concerns in his sights and expressed confidence this week over the group's electric car ambitions. The company will shift its 400-strong automotive engineering team to the sprawling Hullavington facility in May, alongside workers from other divisions. The first vehicle …
  • Dyson shifts up a gear with electric car hub
    James Dyson, the Brexit-backing billionaire behind the vacuum cleaners that bear his name, is establishing a new U.K. research hub as he shifts up a gear in his drive into electric cars. Dyson, speaking to AFP as his company published soaring profits on booming Asian sales, outlined plans to open a …
  • EVgo simplifies, cuts electric-car fast charging prices nationwide
    Over the next three years, numerous long-range electric cars will come to market at prices below $40,000. That will expand the pool of potential buyers to those interested in plug-in vehicles but unwilling to consider one rated at less than 200 miles. Those new owners will learn the DC fast charging along …
  • NHDC encourages residents to use electric car recharging points in North Hertfordshire
    NHDC encourages residents to use electric car recharging points in North Hertfordshire … Electric cars are gaining in popularity and we hope that the availability of our EV recharging points will support those people who wish to use this form of transport and reduce the local reliance on fossil fuelled …


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