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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


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


VW investing $800M in Tennessee factory to make next-generation electric vehicles

Volkswagen will spend $800 million to expand a U.S. factory that will produce the automaker’s next generation of electric vehicles. The factory in Chattanooga, Tenn. will be the company’s North American base for manufacturing electric vehicles, VW CEO Dr. Herbert Diess said during a presentation at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday. The expansion is expected to create 1,000 jobs at the plant. VW’s Chattanooga expansion is just a piece of the automaker’s broader plan to move away from diesel in the...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Europe, China, Germany, Cars, US, America, Tech, Ceo, Automotive, United States, Vw, Tennessee, Transport, Manufacturing, Volkswagen


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


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


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


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


Tesla is keeping 44 U.S. stores open until midnight in year-end Model 3 sales push

Some Tesla employees will ring in the New Year on a sales floor this year as the automaker tries to liquidate its inventory of Model 3 sedans — and even its more expensive Model S and Model X vehicles — before the federal tax credit for EVs is cut in half. In a list of updated hours, 44 of the stores, including locations in California, Minnesota, Nevada, New York and Ohio, are open until midnight Monday. Tesla has more than 100 stores and galleries in the United States. Calls made to several ...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, US, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ohio, EVs, Musk, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, California Minnesota Nevada New York, United States Calls


Tesla is keeping 44 US stores open until midnight in year-end Model 3 sales push

Some Tesla employees will ring in the New Year on a sales floor this year as the automaker tries to liquidate its inventory of Model 3 sedans — and even its more expensive Model S and Model X vehicles — before the federal tax credit for EVs is cut in half. In a list of updated hours, 44 of the stores, including locations in California, Minnesota, Nevada, New York and Ohio, are open until midnight Monday. Tesla has more than 100 stores and galleries in the United States. Calls made to several ...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, US, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ohio, EVs, Musk, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, California Minnesota Nevada New York, United States Calls


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


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

Of all the mainstream automakers on the planet, Infiniti’s alphanumeric naming scheme is arguably the worst. Luckily for no one, the addition of electric model ranges to various OEM portfolios will only make the situation worse, including at Nissan’s luxury division. (Mercedes-Benz and BMW also deserve honorable mentions in this naming crime.) That brings us […] The post Infiniti 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, Mercedes Benz, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Elecgtric Vehicles, Infiniti IMQ, Infiniti IMS


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


China’s Qiantu Motor to Manufacture EVs in North America With Domestic Partner

Every few weeks, it seems there’s another Chinese manufacture promising to wriggle into North America. This week it’s Qiantu Motor, which intends to build the K50 electric sports car with help from California-based EV firm Mullen Technologies. According to a preliminary agreement published on Mullen’s website, the American firm will homologate, assemble, and market the electric sports […] The post China’s Qiantu Motor to Manufacture EVs in North America With Domestic Partner appeared first on Th...
Tags: California, China, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Automotive Industry, North America, EVs, Mullen, Ev, News Blog, CarHub, Mullen Technologies, Qiantu K50, Qiantu Motor, Mullen Technologies According


Porsche’s Solution to Its Ongoing Pronunciation Problem/Conspiracy

Up until I was eleven, I pronounced Porsche in the plebeian, frowned-upon way. “I’ll take the Pour-sh,” I would tell my friends while we played racing video games and shoveled bags of chips into our mouths. Then I met an adult who actually owned one and they set me straight on the matter as I ogled […] The post Porsche’s Solution to Its Ongoing Pronunciation Problem/Conspiracy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Porsche, Editorials, Autos, Conspiracy Theories, EVs, News Blog, Mission E, Porsche Taycan, Naming Strategies


Infiniti Teases Electric SUV Destined for Detroit Debut

Infiniti will unveil a new concept previewing its first electric car at the North American International Auto Show next month. On Friday, Nissan’s luxury division released a digitally shrouded image of the model to help build anticipation. While Infiniti spent much of the past year showcasing interesting concept vehicles, precious few have a snowball’s chance in […] The post Infiniti Teases Electric SUV Destined for Detroit Debut appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, Design, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Infiniti, Concept Cars, Nissan, EVs, North American International Auto Show, Naias, News Blog, Product Planning, NAIAS 2019, Detroit Debut


Ohio Senators Want to Know GM’s EV Plans, Demand American Production

Two senators in Ohio, home to the unfortunate Lordstown Assembly plant, want answers from General Motors. Following the automaker’s announcement that it will withdraw the plant’s sole product — the Chevrolet Cruze — in March of 2019, leaving the factory’s remaining 1,500 workers out of a job, politicians on both sides of the border want […] The post Ohio Senators Want to Know GM’s EV Plans, Demand American Production appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Congress, Government, Green, Production, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Ohio, Chevrolet, EVs, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, GM General Motors, Lordstown Assembly


Hyundai’s EV Range Reign to Prove Short-lived in Europe

Hyundai’s front-drive Kona Electric began appearing on Norwegian streets back in August, slowly proliferating to other European countries ever since. Backing up the model was its enviable status as the longest-range EV on the market. Using the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), testers rated the Kona EV’s range at 292 miles, more than […] The post Hyundai’s EV Range Reign to Prove Short-lived in Europe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Hyundai, Kona, News Blog, Hyundai Kona Electric, Kona Electric


The Government’s Coming for Your Classic Car, but They Can’t Take It All: Aston Martin CEO

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer isn’t very trusting of his government’s plan to ban all internal combustion vehicles by 2040. The 55-year-old Brit had a few things to say about the UK’s intentions last year, none of them very kind to policy makers. Since then, it seems he’s grown even more concerned about the legions […] The post The Government’s Coming for Your Classic Car, but They Can’t Take It All: Aston Martin CEO appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Government, Green, Heritage, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Aston Martin, Andy Palmer, News Blog, Engine Swaps, EV conversion


The End of the Line for Internal Combustion Volkswagens?

Certain green-tinged websites would sure want you to believe it. At the Handelsblatt automotive summit in Volkswagen’s home base of Wolfsburg, Germany this week, VW strategy chief Michael Jost etched a tombstone for the internal combustion engine. But is the coming decade really the last one to feature VWs with exhaust pipes? Nope, but that’s […] The post The End of the Line for Internal Combustion Volkswagens? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, Engines, EVs, Handelsblatt, Wolfsburg Germany, News Blog, Product Planning, Michael Jost, Internal Combustion Engine


White House Wants to End EV Subsidies ASAP

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow announced Monday that the Trump administration is seeking an end to federal subsidies on electric cars. Interestingly, the move appears to be related to General Motors’ plant closings and layoffs. The company’s restructuring plan hasn’t gone over well with policy makers or the American public, with many accusing the automaker […] The post White House Wants to End EV Subsidies ASAP appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Taxes, Government, White House, General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Subsidies, Donald Trump, EVs, Trump, Incentives, Larry Kudlow, News Blog, ZEVs, EV tax credit


Audi Pulls the Sheet Off e-tron GT Concept in LA

After some healthy automotive foreplay, Audi finally took the wraps off its new e-tron GT Concept at the LA Auto Show. Offering the best elements of the brand’s design language, the vehicle previews a production model that’s scheduled to appear late in 2020, as well as Porsche’s upcoming Taycan EV — which will share the Audi’s drivetrain […] The post Audi Pulls the Sheet Off e-tron GT Concept in LA appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: La, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, La Auto Show, Concept Cars, Audi, EVs, Electric Cars, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Audi E-tron Gt, Audi E-tron Gt Concept, Tesla Killers