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Chevy Bolt Struts Its Stuff in 2019 Electric Vehicle Road Trip

Chevy Bolt Struts Its Stuff in 2019 Electric Vehicle Road Trip

The efficiency and performance capabilities of the 2019 Chevy Bolt were put to the test this month in the 2019 Electric Vehicle Road Trip. This year’s EVRT kicked off on Jan. 17 in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi and wrapped up Jan. 24 in Dubai. Stops along the way included Sheikh Zayed Abu Dhabi Grand […]

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Nissan Welcomes LEAF e+ to Electric Vehicle Family

Nissan Welcomes LEAF e+ to Electric Vehicle Family

More electric power is possible with Nissan’s reveal of the Nissan LEAF e+. “The New Nissan LEAF e+ offers all the style, convenience and electric vehicle benefits that have helped make LEAF the best-selling electric vehicle in the world, plus even more driving excitement, range, power, and choice,” said Denis Le Vot, senior vice president […]

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Discover the Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles

Discover the Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles

A new year is a great time to consider buying a new vehicle. In light of the popularity of electric vehicles, it’s natural to consider one for your next ride. We’ve gathered a list of advantages and drawbacks to consider as you decide whether or not to buy an EV. Worn Out? Find new tires […]

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GM Files Trademarks for Chevrolet FNR, Prompting New Autonomous Electric Vehicle Rumors

GM Files Trademarks for Chevrolet FNR, Prompting New Autonomous Electric Vehicle Rumors

GM recently filed for two trademarks for the name “Chevrolet FNR” and “FNR,” prompting new rumors surrounding the potential arrival of a fully autonomous electric vehicle from the bowtie brand.

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BMW Announces the New BMW i4 Electric Vehicle

BMW Announces the New BMW i4 Electric Vehicle

During the Paris Motor Show, BMW stated that the latest addition to the brand's i Division would arrive by 2021

It seems that every few months, there’s a fresh rumor about BMW adding a new vehicle to its electric i Division. For an extended period of time, all signs pointed toward a model called the BMW i5. Eventually, BMW shelved that particular project. However, a new announcement from BMW during the Paris Motor Show indicates […]

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Europe Now Has More Than 1 Million Electric Vehicles

Europe Now Has More Than 1 Million Electric Vehicles

Due in part to a 42 percent sales increase for the EV segment, electric-powered cars are now more popular in Europe than ever before

It’s admittedly taken a quite a bit of time, but electric vehicles are finally catching on across the planet. Last year, EVs passed a landmark in China with a total of 1 million units sold. Now, electric models have reached the same 1-million vehicle figure in another market: Europe. A More Efficient Form of Transportation: Energy-saving […]

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GM Set to Release 20 New Electric Vehicles in China by 2023

GM Set to Release 20 New Electric Vehicles in China by 2023

The electrification of the automotive industry is currently in full swing. Each year, automakers introduce new EVs and hybrids to the American automotive market. Still, there is one market where electrification has caught on more than anywhere else in the world: China. Indeed, General Motors recently announced that it would release 20 heavily electrified vehicles […]

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At Half-Year Mark Nissan Dominates Electric Vehicle Sales in Europe

At Half-Year Mark Nissan Dominates Electric Vehicle Sales in Europe

With 2018 halfway over, Nissan is dominating the European market in electric vehicle sales thanks to its popular, well-equipped, and technologically-advanced LEAF.

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New Italian Government Regime Targets 1 Million Electric Vehicles Sold By 2020

New Italian Government Regime Targets 1 Million Electric Vehicles Sold By 2020

In Europe, the leader of the electric-car revolution has long definitively been Norway, which offers strong incentives for electrics and has done so for a long while. If there were one country in Europe that I would guess is the opposite of that, though, I would probably have to say Italy. Not Sweden, Though: That’s […]

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Hawaii Boasts the Second Highest Percentage of Hybrid or Electric Vehicles in the US

Hawaii Boasts the Second Highest Percentage of Hybrid or Electric Vehicles in the US

According to the latest report from Insurify, more than half a million hybrid and electric vehicles sold in 2017. The report also ranked the top 10 states with the highest ownership rates for hybrid and electric vehicles. Hawaii placed second on the list, just below California. As the report articulated, 4.31 percent of Hawaii’s overall […]

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A Closer Look at Hyundai’s Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Lineup

A Closer Look at Hyundai’s Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Lineup

With environmental concerns rising across the globe, the demand for electric and hybrid vehicles is becoming increasingly popular. More and more automakers are bringing electric vehicles to the forefront of their lineups, including Hyundai. Hyundai currently offers six different electric and hybrid vehicle options, including sedans and an all-new electric SUV. Why Buy: Top reasons […]

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Hyundai SUVs and Electric Vehicles Thrive While Overall Sales Continue Their Decline in April

Hyundai SUVs and Electric Vehicles Thrive While Overall Sales Continue Their Decline in April

Hyundai is still struggling to maintain steady growth with yet another overall decline in sales for April 2018. Down 11% compared to April of last year, Hyundai sold a total of 56,063 units last month, including Genesis-branded vehicles. Its saving grace lies in its SUV lineup, which set a record high last month, selling 25,618 units. “Even […]

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Millennials Are Creating a Demand for Sustainable Products, Including Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Millennials Are Creating a Demand for Sustainable Products, Including Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

As an automotive journalist, I spend a decent portion of my day reading the news. I like to stay informed about current models, legislation taking effect, and industry trends on the horizon. And if you’ve paid any attention to automotive over the last few years, you probably know that electric vehicles are sparking a lot of buzz […]

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2018 Chevy Bolt Earns “Best Electric Vehicle” Title from U.S. News & World Report

2018 Chevy Bolt Earns “Best Electric Vehicle” Title from U.S. News & World Report

Considering that Earth Day is just a few days away, the 2018 Chevy Bolt model’s latest award comes at the perfect time. U.S. News & World Report just revealed their “Best Hybrid and Electric Cars of 2018” list—and the Chevy Bolt ranked #1 for the electric vehicle category. The publication praised the vehicle for its “punchy […]

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Future for the BMW i3 and i8 Unclear as BMW Introduces New Electric Vehicles

Future for the BMW i3 and i8 Unclear as BMW Introduces New Electric Vehicles

As BMW prepares to expand its electric lineup with models like the upcoming i4 and iNext, the fate of the i3 and i8 remains in question

BMW’s mission to expand its electric lineup is certainly no secret. The automaker seems to be right on track for this goal, delivering more than 100,000 electric vehicles during 2017. By 2021, BMW plans to introduce the i4 and iNext EVs to its lineup. Yet, the introduction of these two EVs leaves the future of the […]

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Utility Companies Jump Aboard the Electric Vehicle Bandwagon

Utility Companies Jump Aboard the Electric Vehicle Bandwagon

Electric utility companies have been having a bit of a problem recently, and that is that, after decades of climbing demand, the industry wasn’t prepared for the impact of cheap renewable and natural gas production, combining greater efficiency, outsourcing, and on-site power generation have flattened demand. Be Prepared: Get ready for game day with these […]

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Sales Have Officially Begun for the Hyundai NEXO Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

Sales Have Officially Begun for the Hyundai NEXO Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

Today, March 27, marks the first day of official sales for Hyundai’s NEXO fuel cell electric vehicle. But don’t get too excited just yet. If you’re in the United States, driving this vehicle around is a bit of a ways off yet. Sales began today in Korea, following a week-long pre-order period from March 19-26. Pre-orders were […]

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Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association Recognizes Hyundai Ioniq as Best Electric Car for Winter Driving

Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association Recognizes Hyundai Ioniq as Best Electric Car for Winter Driving

The “Norsk elbilforening,” which translates to the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association, recently put together a winter driving test for five electric cars: the Nissan Leaf, the Volkswagen e-Golf, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the BMW i3, and the Hyundai Ioniq Electric. In the bitter cold, they put these vehicles to the test. Well, multiple tests. The goal of […]