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Colorado Mandates Electric Vehicle Sales, State Dealers Association Angry

The State of Colorado will be the next territory in the United States to join California in embracing electric vehicles. Democratic Governor Jared Polis has signed an executive order (his very first) proposing that the zero-emission vehicle rule be enacted no later than May of 2019. The rule would require automakers to sell more electric […] The post Colorado Mandates Electric Vehicle Sales, State Dealers Association Angry appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, California, Government, United States, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Zero Emission Vehicle, Jared Polis, News Blog, ZEVs, Colorado Automobile Dealers Association, EV sales, Auto Dealers, State Mandates


The Country’s Cheapest Normal* Electric Breaks Out of California

That asterisk exists in the headline because the Smart EQ Fortwo is not a vehicle many families would consider useful as a lone driveway denizen. With two seats and a range of — wait for it — 58 miles, the Smart brand’s city runabout manages to be more impractical that the late, unloved Mitsubishi i-MiEV. […] The post The Country’s Cheapest Normal* Electric Breaks Out of California appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Mitsubishi, EVs, Hyundai, Hyundai Ioniq, Carb, News Blog, Product Planning, Hyundai Ioniq Electric


Toyota’s North American CEO Isn’t Exactly Brimming With Enthusiasm for EVs

When it comes to electric vehicles, Toyota’s North American CEO seems to be on a different page than the company’s big boss, Akio Toyoda. A different page than Ford and General Motors, too. Maybe it’s because Toyoda has the entire globe in his sights, including many EV-hungry markets, while Jim Lentz can only look around, see […] The post Toyota’s North American CEO Isn’t Exactly Brimming With Enthusiasm for EVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Green, Industry, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Toyota, EVs, Akio Toyoda, Jim Lentz, Toyoda, Toyota Prius, News Blog, Product Planning


Lincoln Promises ‘Elegant’ EVs, but Will They be Visible?

Numerous observers walked away from the North American Auto Show, and more specifically Cadillac’s NAIAS Eve unveiling event, wondering whether electric crossovers are even more homogenous looking than their internal combustion brethren. So, when Ford’s North American president, Kumar Galhotra, claims a Lincoln vehicle born of the Ford Mach E (or some similar name) will carry […] The post Lincoln Promises ‘Elegant’ EVs, but Will They be Visible? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Lincoln, EVs, Cadillac, North American Auto Show, Kumar Galhotra, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Ford Mach


Ford’s iconic F-Series trucks are going electric

Ford’s legendary and popular F-Series pickup line will soon have electric options, the company announced today. The move is intended to “future-proof” the enormous truck business against rising gas prices and regulations favoring electric vehicles over internal combustion. Jim Farley, Ford’s president of global markets, announced the news at a press conference in Detroit. As reported in the Detroit Free Press, he specified that there will be both pure/battery electric and hybrid options — they a...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Detroit, Mustang, Detroit Free Press, Jim Hackett, Jim Farley Ford, Rivian


Electric Mobility Innovation at CES 2019

Beyond cars, some of our favorite one- and two-wheel vehicles At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the attendees were hovering, around many major car brands’ electric vehicles and the numerous future-fantasy aircrafts on show. Audi and Mercedes-Benz unveiled theirs, while Nissan debuted a revision of an earlier debut, and Bell collaborated with Uber. But, some of the most practical innovations on exhibition this year plan to solve …
Tags: Design, Tech, Ces, Bikes, Scooters, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, Segway, Bmw, Audi, Nissan, Harley Davidson, Bell, Yamaha, Mercedes Benz, Personal Mobility


Our EVs Will Turn a Profit, Ford Says

As it prepares to launch a battery electric crossover, likely named Mach E, in 2020, Ford’s product boss told Blue Oval fans — and nervous investors — that the company isn’t in the habit of losing money with its products. As such, the upcoming Mustang-inspired crossover, like Ford’s other planned EVs, won’t be Fiat 500e-like […] The post Our EVs Will Turn a Profit, Ford Says appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Fiat, Trucks, EVs, Blue Oval, Vans, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Ford F-150, Product Planning


The graceful QX Inspiration Concept previews Infiniti’s electric lineup

Today at the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit, MI, Infiniti revealed its latest electric concept vehicle. Called the QX Inspiration Concept, this crossover is a preview of what’s to come from Infiniti. The concept is built on Infiniti’s upcoming EV platform that will reportedly be used in all of Infiniti’s initial electric vehicles. This concept is about the size of the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC and Infiniti’s QX50. And for good reason. That size is a proven winner with ...
Tags: Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Jaguar, Infiniti, Audi, Detroit, Mercedes Benz GLC


Schneider’s EVLink car charging stations were easily hackable, thanks to a hardcoded password

Schneider has fixed three vulnerabilities in one of its popular electric car charging stations, which security researchers said could have easily allowed an attacker to remotely take over the unit. At its worst, an attacker can force a plugged-in vehicle to stop charging, rendering it useless in a “denial-of-service state,” an attack favored by some threat actors as it’s an effective way of forcing something to stop working. The bugs were fixed with a software update that rolled out on September...
Tags: Security, Energy, Gadgets, New York, Tech, Broadband, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Electric Car, Internet Connectivity, Charging Stations, Positive, Schneider, Inductive Charging, Positive Technologies


Electrification’s Silver Lining: Audi CEO Announces PB 18 e-tron Production Plans

Audi unveiled the PB 18 e-tron Concept at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with absolutely no assurance that it would ever be more than a fun idea. In fact, the company outright said it had no plans to put the vehicle into production. Miraculously, Audi flip-flopped, and the electrified hypercar is now slated for assembly. […] The post Electrification’s Silver Lining: Audi CEO Announces PB 18 e-tron Production Plans appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Supercars, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Audi, EVs, News Blog, Automotive Design, Product Planning, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Shooting Brake, Super Cars, Audi Pb 18 E-tron, R18 e-tron Quattro


Electrification’s Silver Lining: Audi CEO Announces PB 18 e-tron Production Plans [Updated]

Audi unveiled the PB 18 e-tron Concept at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with absolutely no assurance that it would ever be more than a fun idea. In fact, the company outright said it had no plans to put the vehicle into production. Miraculously, Audi flip-flopped, and the electrified hypercar is now slated for assembly. […] The post Electrification’s Silver Lining: Audi CEO Announces PB 18 e-tron Production Plans [Updated] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Supercars, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Audi, EVs, News Blog, Automotive Design, Product Planning, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Shooting Brake, Super Cars, Audi Pb 18 E-tron, R18 e-tron Quattro


Forget About the Flops: Cadillac’s Job Is to Make GM Greener

Remember the Cadillac ELR? Your author saw a single, solitary unit in the wild once, and there’s a good chance a journalist was behind the wheel. Not long for this world, the plug-in hybrid Caddy coupe gave way to the stately (but equally low-volume) CT6 Plug-in, whose death was revealed shortly before that of the […] The post Forget About the Flops: Cadillac’s Job Is to Make GM Greener appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Green, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, EVs, Cadillac, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


QOTD: Does the Electric Realm Have Borders?

The trail-trampling fodder of the previous post — Volkswagen’s rugged, hypothetical, yet-unnamed electric off-roader — sparked this question, as it really seems there’s little ground the once nerdy and impractical electric vehicle can’t claim. The EV revolution, if indeed that’s what it is, started a decade ago with Tesla’s Lotus-bodied roadster, and continues at an […] The post QOTD: Does the Electric Realm Have Borders? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, Lotus, EVs, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


Volkswagen Considering a Rough-and-tumble Electric

The sky’s apparently the limit when it comes to the variety of vehicles that might emerge from Volkswagen’s dedicated MEB electric architecture. While the automaker’s looming EV onslaught already contains a hatchback, crossover, microbus, panel van, and possible luxury sedan, VW feels something’s missing: a tough, off-road ute. One VW exec is pushing hard to […] The post Volkswagen Considering a Rough-and-tumble Electric appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, Electric, EVs, SUVs, Off-Roaders, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


Was 2018 as Good a Year for Electric Vehicles as They Say?

Teslas galore. But at the Tesla factory, not on the streets of most cities. Supporters of battery electric vehicles (EV and/or BEV) are rapturous about the 81% increase in electric vehicles sold in 2018 compared to 2017.  This table shows the breakdown, with a total of 361,307 vehicles sold in the US in 2018, compared to 199,826 sold in 2017. We should add a disclaimer.  We love electric-powered vehicles.  We’d like nothing more than to get a fully loaded Tesla, and, failing that, just about an...
Tags: Travel, Cars, US, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Fiat, Toyota, Volkswagen, Bolt, Electric, Nissan, Volt, Chevrolet Bolt


GM is smartening up its Bolt EV smartphone app

GM is sprucing up its smartphone app for owners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt through a collaboration with charging network companies EVgo, ChargePoint and Greenlots. The idea is to take aggregate dynamic data from each of the EV charging networks so owners can have a “more seamless charging experience.” In short: GM wants to make it easier and more intuitive for Bolt EV owners to find and access charging. Removing hurdles from the charging experience can go a long way in convincing m...
Tags: Apple, Android, Energy, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tech, Smartphone, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Gm, Michigan, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Charging Stations


The Truth About Brake Pad Replacement in Teslas And Other EVs

The day after Christmas, Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave us an unexpected gift. Brake pads on Teslas would “literally never” need to be replaced, he said, thanks in part to the electric car’s regenerative brakes cutting way down on brake pad use compared to a conventional car. That seemed a little too good to be true! But…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet, Electric Cars, Nissan Leaf


Nissan Unveils a Leaf That Goes the Distance

Ignoring next week’s North American International Auto Show, Nissan instead chose the high-tech confines of Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show to reveal its latest Leaf. And it’s a Leaf that’s finally able to play with the big boys. Called the Leaf e+, but carrying the Leaf Plus name when it goes on sale in the […] The post Nissan Unveils a Leaf That Goes the Distance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ces, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Nissan, EVs, New Cars, Nissan Leaf, News Blog, Product Planning, Nissan Leaf Plus, Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show


Atlis Motor Vehicles Punts Another Electric Pickup Into the Auto Arena

It didn’t seem like it was all that long ago when the idea of an electric pickup was patently ridiculous. Now, they’re emerging from the woodwork like an incestuous family of rats. Workhorse first unveiled the W-15 in 2017, Rivian followed with the R1T less than a year later, and Tesla aims to reveal its own […] The post Atlis Motor Vehicles Punts Another Electric Pickup Into the Auto Arena appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Trucks, EVs, New Cars, Pickup Trucks, News Blog, ZEVs, Electric Pickups, Atlis Motor Vehicles, Atlis Motor Vehicles XT, Atlis XT


Polestar Releases First Details of Upcoming All-electric Model

Polestar, the performance-oriented luxury brand created by Volvo’s Chinese parent company Geely, already has a 2-door hybrid sports car coming down the pipe later this year — the Polestar 1. However, the company is already teasing a follow-up sedan that aims to remove the internal-combustion component entirely and take on the likes of Tesla’s Model 3. Dubbed […] The post Polestar Releases First Details of Upcoming All-electric Model appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Volvo, New Cars, Geely, News Blog, Polestar, Luxury Vehicles, Care by Volvo, Polestar 2


First buses, now Shenzhen has turned its taxis electric in green push

Roads in a Chinese city have gotten much quieter in recent years. Shenzhen, widely called the Silicon Valley of hardware, has been pouring resources to phase out rattling diesel vehicles chugging through the city of 12 million people. All public buses in the city went electric by the end of 2017. Taxis soon followed suit. The Transport Commission of Shenzhen announced on its official site this week that 99 percent of the city’s more than 21,000 cabs are now powered by batteries. However, 1,350 v...
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Asia, Japan, China, Singapore, Cars, US, Tech, Egypt, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Chile, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Electricity


Could Norway’s EV Adoption Signal Our Own Electric Future?

Perhaps — but Norway treats EV owners like royalty. Battery electric vehicles are not subject to most of that country’s automotive taxes, are subsidized via credits, and are frequently offered free parking and charging points as a way to further encourage drivers to get away from gasoline and diesel. Norway is also working aggressively toward banning […] The post Could Norway’s EV Adoption Signal Our Own Electric Future? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, Norway, EVs, PHEVs, Electric Cars, News Blog, ZEVs, Automotive Trends, Plug-in Vehicles, Electric Adoption


Confirmed: Chevrolet’s Bolt Loses Its Full Tax Credit In April, but Not the Doomed Volt

Good news for would-be Volt owners? Not really. Chevrolet’s soon-to-be-discontinued plug-in hybrid won’t live long enough to suffer the indignity of a halved federal EV tax credit. It’s dead in March, though remaining examples of the car everyone should want will no doubt linger on lots through the spring. On Wednesday, General Motors announced, as expected, […] The post Confirmed: Chevrolet’s Bolt Loses Its Full Tax Credit In April, but Not the Doomed Volt appeared first on The Truth About Cars...
Tags: Government, General Motors, Green, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Volt, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Volt, Incentives, News Blog


Faraday Future Wraps Up Dispute With Main Investor Without Incident – What Now?

Faraday Future, the Chino-American EV developer that’s always in dutch, said Monday it has established and signed a new restructuring agreement with its main investor, Evergrande Health Industry Group Ltd. The deal concludes a rather ugly legal dispute between the two — one which placed Faraday’s intellectual property and finances in serious jeopardy. Following the […] The post Faraday Future Wraps Up Dispute With Main Investor Without Incident – What Now? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Startups, FF, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Faraday, Faraday Future, Nick Sampson, Evergrande, News Blog, Automotive startups, FF91, Evergrande Health Industry Group Ltd


Volkswagen’s Solution to EV Charging Woes: A Charging Station That Requires Recharging

Concerned that customers won’t buy vehicles from its upcoming electric product tsunami for fear of missing their turn at the plug, Volkswagen is offering a fairly novel solution: mobile charging stations that also require recharging, presumably from a much larger charging station. A power station, for example. The takeaway from Volkswagen’s lesson in energy packaging […] The post Volkswagen’s Solution to EV Charging Woes: A Charging Station That Requires Recharging appeared first on The Truth Ab...
Tags: Germany, Green, Infrastructure, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, News Blog, Product Planning, Ev Charging Infrastructure


A year’s worth of Porsche Taycans are already reserved, mostly by Tesla owners

Porsche’s first all-electric sports car might be the most hotly anticipated vehicle of 2019. Even Tesla owners are hooked. In a , Porsche North America president and CEO Klaus Zellmer said if everyone who has placed a deposit to pre-order the car actually buys it, the Taycan will be sold out in its first year of production. Who are these early reservation customers? According to Zellmer, more than half have not owned or do not own a Porsche. More specifically, Zellmer said these potential cu...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Bmw, Audi, Cnet, Volkswagen Group, Oliver Blume, Wirtschaftswoche, Porsche North America, Klaus Zellmer, Zellmer, Taycan


Late Delivery? Tesla Says It’ll Cover Your Tax Credit Shortfall

Having rung the bell on 200,000 electric vehicle deliveries in the U.S., Tesla will enter 2019 without the ability to offer a full $7,500 federal tax credit to would-be buyers. While not nearly as attractive an incentive as the same amount applied to a lower-priced EV, it’s still free public dollars. And it’s better than […] The post Late Delivery? Tesla Says It’ll Cover Your Tax Credit Shortfall appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Tesla, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Tesla Model 3, News Blog, EV tax credit


Tesla shares fall 7.6% following price cuts in China and Elon Musk’s promise to reimburse missed tax credits

Monday was a tough day for the U.S. stock market, but Tesla shares were hit especially hard. The stock fell by 7.6 percent after Tesla cut the Model 3’s price in China and CEO Elon Musk promised to reimburse U.S. customers if they miss a tax credit deadline due to Model 3 shipment delays. Reuters reported this weekend that the Model 3’s prices on Tesla’s China website had been reduced by up to 7.6 percent, with the starting price now at 499,000 RMB (about $72,000). This is the third time since N...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, China, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Model 3, Reuters


Virtual Showdown: Tesla Model S Versus Audi e-tron GT Concept

The Audi e-tron GT concept is Audi’s vision for a fast EV. However, the Tesla Model S lords over many in the EV universe. Is this sleek Audi strong enough to dethrone the mighty Tesla Model S? The Audi e-tron GT concept and Tesla Model S go head-to-head in this virtual showdown. It’s no secret the Audi e-tron GT was a hit during the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. And why not? Based on the exterior proportions, it is basically a stretched version of the Audi R8, which is not a bad car to begin ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Australia, San Francisco, Tesla, Ferrari, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Gran Turismo, Los Angeles Auto Show, Audi, Comparisons, Tesla Motors, Tesla Model S, Nema, Elon, Audi of America Inc


Nissan Seeks Trademark for Confusing Model Names, Hints At Future EV Lineup

Luckily for no one, the addition of electric model ranges to various OEM portfolios will only make today’s alphanumeric naming situation worse, including at Nissan. Mercedes-Benz and BMW deserve honorable mentions in this naming crime, but it’s really an industry-wide problem. That brings us to this tidbit: the names IMQ and IMS, which just appeared […] The post Nissan Seeks Trademark for Confusing Model Names, Hints At Future EV Lineup appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, Infiniti, Nissan, EVs, Trademarks, Nissan Mercedes Benz, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Elecgtric Vehicles, Infiniti IMQ, Infiniti IMS, Nissan Seeks Trademark