Hybrid and Electric Cars News published on November 28, 2017

  • Toyota: Hybrid Technologies Will Help Advance Development of Electric Cars
    … powertrain company, said that Toyota's hybrid technologies would play a crucial role on the road to furthering its development of electric cars.
  • Hybrid Cars explained
    What a hybrid car does, is to convert that kinetic energy into electricity which is then stored in a battery pack; it does this through a regenerative braking system. … You could have the best of both worlds; an electric car for short trips and the convenience of a petrol or diesel for those longer journeys.
  • Study Says Dealers Are Ill-Prepared For The Coming Wave Of Electric Cars
    Not surprisingly, given the automaker's all-EV lineup, Tesla dealers were found to do the best job of selling electric cars, overall. According to the study, Tesla's sales staff, “exude a passion for electric vehicles and are equipped with the information needed to help consumers make informed decisions.”.
  • Electric car-charging station opens at Framingham Pike plaza
    The initiative is mean to enable long-distance electric-vehicle travel and support the use of electric cars across the state, according to the Department of Transportation. The Pike is one of several Massachusetts highways designated by the federal government as part of a network of electric-vehicle …
  • Out of juice: Canada's electric car problem
    Not long ago, electric cars were curiosities — auto show novelties, toys for the rich, outliers in oil-demand forecasts. But like the iPhone, Netflix and …
  • Electric cars' success leaves Toyota isolated with hydrogen bet
    TOKYO – Toyota Motor, which has made a big bet on hydrogen-powered cars, is looking more isolated as industry rivals double down on plug-in electric vehicles as the dominant technology in the emerging post-fossil fuel era. Three years ago, Toyota president Akio Toyoda, grandson of company …
  • The first Tesla Roadster: A look back at the early adopter's electric car
    The base model started at $109,000, an attractive purchase for reasonably well-funded fans of electric cars. Roadster 2.0, the second version of the …
  • Electric car startup Lucid Motors moves to bigger headquarters in Tesla's backyard
    Electric car startup Lucid Motors is doubling the size of its offices and is moving into Tesla's neighborhood. The company, which is … Those companies, such as Audi, Mercedes, and BMW, are all working on their own electric cars that would also conceivably compete with Tesla. There have been some …
  • Gas Company Shell Joins Effort to Build a European Fast-Charging Network
    Royal Dutch Shell is joining a coalition of automakers working to build a network of electric car charging stations in Europe. Shell will provide … The company estimates that electric cars will make up 10 percent of the global automobile fleet by 2025, eliminating demand for 800,000 barrels of oil per day.
  • Students Helps GM with 2+2 Battery Electric Car
    Students Helps GM with 2+2 Battery Electric Car. Cedarville University Design Program Earns Respect of General Motors. CEDARVILLE, OHIO, Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The automobile of the future could be shaped, in part, by Cedarville University industrial and innovative design (IID) …
  • Gautam Budhha University to become no-vehicle zone soon
    To begin with, the authority will buy two electric cars in a month before the ban order is enforced on the campus. Later, it will buy more vehicles. “One electric car will cost around ₹10 lakh, so it is not that costly. We want to make the GBU campus an ideal one by introducing such steps,” Kumar said.
  • Powering up your electric car is about to become easier
    Byron Shire Council has started to work on strategies which could see additional infrastructure for more sustainable transport options. The Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Strategy – Power Up – was designed to provide more fast charge points for electric cars around the region. Power Up has been …
  • Lucid Motors expands in new headquarters, still no word on electric car factory
    Today, the startup announced that it outgrew its headquarters in Menlo Park and it is expanding to new headquarters in Newark, California. The company wrote in a press release: “As we move closer to realizing our vision for the future of luxury mobility, we are outgrowing our Menlo Park headquarters …
  • Brits forced out of diesels and into electric cars 'could be left stranded' as there aren't enough …
    That's compared to a fuel station every 29 miles – and petrol and diesel motors have a much bigger range than an electric car. Most pure battery models need to charged every 100 miles meaning the current number of plug-in points could leave motorists dangerously low on charge and out of range for …
  • Sintra by electric car
    I plan to visit Sintra for a day with my husband and 21-year-old son. I have seen a few posts about electric car rentals, which I think my son might enjoy. Any recommendations or advice? Thank you!
  • Students Helps GM with 2+2 Battery Electric Car
    Kelly Miller from Cedarville University's Industrial and Innovative Design program uses clay to design as prototype of a Chevrolet 2+2 battery electric car. (Photo by Scott Huck, Cedarville University) …
  • BMW issues stop-sale for i3 electric car
    BMW has told its dealers to hold all sales of its 2018 i3 electric car due to a compliance issue detected by the NHTSA. The German automaker will also recall about 30,000 examples of the BMW i3. The government agency found during routine testing that the i3 does not provide adequate protection in …
  • Rent An Electric Car In Dubai For Under $1.50 An Hour
    SelfDrive, an online car rental company in Dubai, has begun offering customers the chance to drive an electric car for less than $1.50 an hour. … and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority for collaborating to incentivize electric cars by allowing free charging across all Dewa car charging stations, free …
  • Ionity ultra-fast electric car charging network partners with Shell to deploy chargers at petrol stations
    Today, the venture announced a series of new partnerships for the deployment of its charging stations. Interestingly, they are all with petrol station and truck stop companies. The network plans 400 stations with a capacity of 350 kW across Europe by 2020 – starting with 20 stations by the end of the year.


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