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Suggestion: Electric Vehicle Charging Doors Could Be Better If They Changed One Thing

Suggestion: Electric Vehicle Charging Doors Could Be Better If They Changed One Thing

So, anyone who knows my writing (hi, mom!) knows that I just love electric cars – in fact, I even wrote a while back about my first time getting to drive the Chevy Volt, and how it was pretty great. Well, now I have been driving it around some more for a while, and it […]

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The Biggest Material Needed for Electric Vehicle Batteries Isn’t Lithium, It’s Graphite

The Biggest Material Needed for Electric Vehicle Batteries Isn’t Lithium, It’s Graphite

Lithium has made quite a name for itself in the current car market, as more and more automakers start producing electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries, leading to a boom in lithium-mining attention. However, according to a press release from MarketNewsUpdates.com, more likely the material that we should all be looking at isn’t even part […]

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Maine Proposes Annual Fee for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Owners

Maine Proposes Annual Fee for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Owners

While the electric and hybrid vehicle trend has started gradually infiltrating the U.S., Maine residents might soon face a government-imposed pediment to buying a green energy ride of their own. The Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced a new proposal that would obligate owners of hybrid or fully electric vehicles to pay an annual fee. […]

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Cadillac Set to Receive a “Disproportionate” Share of GM’s Upcoming Electric Vehicles

Cadillac Set to Receive a “Disproportionate” Share of GM’s Upcoming Electric Vehicles

Cadillac could soon be returning to its roots as the GM brand where new technology is introduced to the masses

A few months ago, The News Wheel reported that Buick would likely lead the charge toward GM’s electric future, receiving many of the 20 all-electric vehicles GM plans to release by 2023. Recent comments made during the North American International Auto Show now indicate anther of GM’s brands might receive the majority of these EVs. Cadillac […]

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Colorado To Boost Electric Vehicle Sales With More Chargers

Colorado To Boost Electric Vehicle Sales With More Chargers

It seems that 2018 is the year for states to decide to get serious about getting on the electric vehicle bandwagon, after all. California is mulling over a highly ambitious plan from its governor, Georgia is considering bringing back its electric car tax credit incentive (albeit in a reduced capacity), and now Colorado is setting […]

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Electric Vehicle Sales Jump by Over 50% in 2017, Thanks to China

Electric Vehicle Sales Jump by Over 50% in 2017, Thanks to China

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed car news over the past year that electric vehicles are on the rise, with more and more iterations hitting the market along with expanding charging infrastructure and attention paid to what was once a pitifully small niche market segment. So, just how much have […]

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Report: Approximately 80% of Electric Vehicles Are Leased

Report: Approximately 80% of Electric Vehicles Are Leased

Drivers are opting to lease new EVs rather than buy them outright, fearing that the technology of the vehicles will soon become outdated

With each passing week, more automakers are introducing new electric vehicles to their future lineups. Despite this rapid electric adoption, only about 1% of the global market has gone fully electric. This statistic would suggest that people are not buying new electric vehicles, and this is indeed the case. Instead, motorists are leasing electric models. Nearly 80% […]

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Mazda Rotary to Make a Comeback in a Toyota Self-Driving Electric Vehicle Pod

Mazda Rotary to Make a Comeback in a Toyota Self-Driving Electric Vehicle Pod

Ever since the RX-8 ended production back in 2012, Mazda has promised that it was still working on the rotary engine, and would try to one day return it to the roads. Oddly, though, it seems that that return (or at least part of it) will come with the rotary inside of a Toyota self-driving […]

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Ford Plans to Deliver 16 Electric Vehicles by 2022 with Increased $11B Electrification Investment

Ford Plans to Deliver 16 Electric Vehicles by 2022 with Increased $11B Electrification Investment

Ford announced this week that it intends to more than double the amount it originally intended to invest in vehicle electrification, which will result in 16 fully-electric vehicles being launched by 2022—the first of which is expected to arrive by 2020. “We’re all in, and the only question is will the customers be there with […]

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BMW Delivers on Its Promise to Sell 100,000 Electric Vehicles Before the End of the Year

BMW Delivers on Its Promise to Sell 100,000 Electric Vehicles Before the End of the Year

At the beginning of 2017, BMW set out on a mission: to sell more than 100,000 electrified vehicles by the end of the year. Well, 2017 isn’t even over yet, but it would appear that BMW has made good on its promise. Earlier this week, BMW delivered its 100,000th electric vehicle for the 2017 sales year. […]

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Worldwide Electric Vehicle Sales Surge, Mostly Thanks to China

Worldwide Electric Vehicle Sales Surge, Mostly Thanks to China

The biggest car market in the world has, for some time, been China—and that applies to electric vehicles even more than with conventional gas vehicles, thanks to the country’s federal electric-car programs. This is reflected in the meteoric rise of electric vehicle sales in the year’s third quarter thanks to strong Chinese demand. Electric Vehicles […]

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BMW Sells More Than 10,000 Electric Vehicles in September

BMW Sells More Than 10,000 Electric Vehicles in September

Year-to-date sales for electric BMW models equal 68,687 units, more than sales for BMW's electric vehicles during 2016 as a whole

Most automotive analysts speak of the “electric revolution” as something that is still far off in the future. However, for BMW, the electric revolution has already begun. For the first time in the company’s history, BMW sold more than 10,000 electric vehicles in the span of one month. During the month of September, BMW sold […]

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Various Automakers Team Up to Establish the Electric Vehicle Experience Center Near London

Various Automakers Team Up to Establish the Electric Vehicle Experience Center Near London

BMW, Nissan, Kia, Mitsubishi, Renault, and Volkswagen are working together to create a space for the general public to explore electric vehicles

These days, it seems like automakers are going all in on electric vehicles. However, just because brands are ready for such a change, that doesn’t mean that the general public is necessarily prepared for the upcoming electric revolution. Many drivers would first like to know more about electric vehicle models. Thanks to a partnership between BMW, Nissan, Kia, Mitsubishi, […]

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Pam Fletcher Named GM’s Vice President of Global Electric Vehicle Programs

Pam Fletcher Named GM’s Vice President of Global Electric Vehicle Programs

General Motors has appointed Pamela Fletcher as its new vice president of Global Electric Vehicle Programs. Fletcher, who most recently was GM’s executive chief engineer for Electrified Vehicles and New Technologies, was integral in the launch of the zero-emissions Chevrolet Bolt and will by key in the automaker’s recently-announced plan to launch 20 new all-electric […]

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California to Double Down on Electric Vehicle Rebates to Fight Emissions

California to Double Down on Electric Vehicle Rebates to Fight Emissions

California is having a bit of a problem with its air pollution. Despite probably being the lead state in eco-conscious and especially air-quality-conscious regulations, its population still seems to be responding to improving economic times and low gasoline prices by buying more “light trucks” (meaning trucks, SUVs, and vans) than ever. So, what can California […]

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Toyota Close to Solid-State Battery Breakthrough; Next-Gen Electric Vehicle Set for 2022

Toyota Close to Solid-State Battery Breakthrough; Next-Gen Electric Vehicle Set for 2022

According to reports in The Wall Street Journal and Japan’s Chunichi Shimbun, Toyota is close to a technological breakthrough in electric car batteries. The automaker is purportedly in the “production engineering” stage of building a new solid-state battery that would be used in an all-new 2022 model. Some of the biggest obstacles in the way […]

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SAIC-GM-Wuling Launches First Electric Vehicle, Baojun E100

SAIC-GM-Wuling Launches First Electric Vehicle, Baojun E100

General Motors is continuing to establish itself in the ever-growing Chinese market through its joint ventures in the country. And just today, SAIC-GM-Wuling officially launched the Baojun E100, the brand’s first fully-electric vehicle. The quirky little car is available in two variants and can be had for as low as RMB 35,800, after national and […]

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Volvo is Converting to All Electric Vehicles by 2019

Volvo is Converting to All Electric Vehicles by 2019

Volvo is taking major steps towards a greener, cleaner roadway. Volvo Cars has announced that by 2019, all of the company’s vehicles will be released with electric motors. The goal is to completely replace the production of cars with internal combustion engines (ICE) with electric motors for a more efficient, environmentally-friendly way of driving. The […]