Hybrid and Electric Cars News published on March 22, 2018

  • Could this 3D-printed electric car be a game-changer?
    If a large camper trailer can be 3D-printed, then it stands to follow that a car could be, too. And the tiny, electricity-powered LSEV is just that. Created as a partnership between Italian electric car company XEV and Shanghai-based Polymaker, which develops materials for 3D printing, the compact vehicle …
  • Sales tax break ending for electric cars in Washington
    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's sales tax exemption for new electric vehicles is expected to end sometime this summer after efforts to extend the break stalled during the recent legislative session. The current exemption expires in June 2019 or once 7,500 electric vehicles have been registered with …
  • Washington's Electric Car Sales Tax Break Set to End
    SEATTLE (AP) – Washington state's sales tax exemption for new electric vehicles is expected to end sometime this summer after efforts to extend the break stalled during the recent legislative session. The current exemption expires in June 2019 or once 7,500 electric vehicles have been registered with …
  • LSEV claimed to be world's first mass-producible 3D-printed electric car
    While there's already at least one company producing relatively small numbers of 3D-printed cars, the LSEV is touted as being "the first mass-producible 3D-printed electric car in the world." Expected to enter production in the second quarter of 2019, the vehicle was recently unveiled at a press …
  • AP Source: Tesla stockholders approve Elon Musk compensation
    DETROIT — Shareholders of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. have approved an ambitious pay package for iconic CEO Elon Musk that could net him more than $50 billion if he meets lofty milestones over the next decade, according to a person briefed on the vote. The person, who did not …
  • The Latest: AP Source: Stockholders Approve Tesla CEO Pay
    Shareholders of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. are voting on a pay package for Musk that could net him more than $50 billion if he meets lofty milestones over the next decade that include raising the company's market value tenfold. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) The Associated Press.
  • Electric car-sharing service launches in Portugal
    French car company PSA Groupe has announced that it will expand its Emov electric car-sharing service to Lisbon, Portugal.
  • BMW will spend more on autonomous driving, electric cars
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW's profits this year will at least equal last year's results as the automaker sinks billions into developing electric and autonomous car technology to meet expected changes in how people get from one place to another, the company said Wednesday.
  • Electric cars: A $42 billion opportunity for battery companies by 2030
    The era of electric vehicles in India will usher in a wave of disruption across the automobile value chain but will present a $42 billion opportunity over the next 12 years for the battery industry, which will be most impacted by the shift. Currently, all the batteries used in conventional petrol and diesel …
  • In what segments will electric cars do best by 2025? Twitter poll results
    By feedback@highgearmedia.com (John Voelcker) As U.S. car buyers increasingly opt for crossover utility vehicles of all sizes over passenger sedans and hatchbacks, that shift has come to pose a problem for electric cars. The bulk of battery-electric models on offer today are compact five-door …
  • Pension fund CalSTRS opposes Tesla's compensation package for Musk
    U.S. public pension fund CalSTRS said on Wednesday it is opposed to Tesla's recommendation to support Chief Executive Elon Musk's compensation arrangement at the electric car maker's shareholder meeting. The Silicon Valley billionaire's compensation package announced in January involves no …
  • Nissan electric crossover utility with AWD will be breakthrough: exec
    Could a specific vehicle give electric cars the breakthrough they need to reach the mass market? So far, neither the world's highest-selling battery-electric model—the Nissan Leaf—nor the Tesla Model S, starting at $75,000, has sold in mainstream U.S. volumes. You might ballpark that figure at, say, …
  • BMW will spend more on autonomous driving, electric cars
    The logo of German car manufacturer BMW is pictured on a BMW 7 car prior to the earnings press conference in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)more +. 0 Shares. Email. BMW's profits this year will at least equal last year's results as the automaker sinks …
  • BMW to spend more on autonomous driving, electric cars
    Frankfurt, Germany – Automaker BMW says this year's profits will at least equal last year's results as the company sinks billions into developing electric and autonomous car technology to meet expected changes in how people get from one place to another. Chief Financial Officer Nicolas Peter told an …
  • BMW plans more spending on autonomous driving, electric cars
    FRANKFURT – Automaker BMW says this year's profits will at least equal last year's results as the company sinks billions into developing electric and autonomous car technology to meet expected changes in how people get from one place to another. Chief Financial Officer Nicolas Peter told an annual …
  • Norway offers incentives to push its residents to buy electric cars
    Go Ultra Low Nissan LEAF on charge on a London street. – Miles Willis/Getty Images. Norway's government said more than half the new cars sold there last year were either all-electric or hybrid models. That's compared to about three percent in the US. Norway aims to phase out gas and diesel cars …
  • BMW will spend more on autonomous driving, electric cars
    The logo of German car manufacturer BMW is pictured on a BMW 7 car prior to the earnings press conference in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). Posted: 6:19 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018 …
  • Norway offers incentives to push its residents to buy electric cars
    Norway's government said more than half the new cars sold there last year were either all-electric or hybrid models. That's compared to about three percent in the US. Norway aims to phase out gas and diesel cars altogether. One way the country has made so much progress in its transition to electric …
  • In what segments will electric cars do best by 2025? Twitter poll results
    As U.S. car buyers increasingly opt for crossover utility vehicles of all sizes over passenger sedans and hatchbacks, that shift has come to pose a problem for electric cars. The bulk of battery-electric models on offer today are compact five-door hatchbacks without available all-wheel drive. Think BMW i3 …


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