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February 23, 2017 - Industry News

Ioniq Hybrids Surpass Prius Fuel Economy

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Two Hyundai Ioniq hybrid models have achieved fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that surpass their Toyota Prius counterparts in highway driving as the most fuel efficient in their category.

Tags: Hyundai, Hyundai Ioniq, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EPA, Fuel Economy

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

N.Y. Offers $3M to Municipalities and Utilities for EVs

Photo via Flickr/marlordo59

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $3 million in new funding to help eligible municipalities and rural electric cooperatives purchase electric vehicles for their fleets.

Tags: Elected Leaders, Battery-Electric Vehicles, NYPA

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck

Photo: UPS

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a package while the truck is driven on a route.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Delivery Fleets, Drones, Battery-Electric Vehicles

February 21, 2017 - Press Release

Bollinger Motors Launches Website, Blog and Social Media Channels

Screencapture of Bollingermotors.com.

Bollinger Motors announced the redesign of its website to provide interested individuals the opportunity to interact, place vehicle orders, and learn more about the company that is creating the world’s first all-electric on- and off-road sport utility truck.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Electric Vehicles, Bollinger Motors

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

Hyundai Prices Ioniq Hybrid, EV

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai has released pricing for two of its three 2017 Ioniq models with the Ioniq Hybrid starting at $23,035 and the Ioniq Electric retailing for at least $30,335, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Hyundai, Hyundai Ioniq, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2017-MY, Pricing

February 14, 2017 - Industry News

Rent Centric Powers All-Electric Carsharing Service

Rent Centric's self-service technology enables Green Commuter carsharing users to rent all-electric Nissan Leafs via a mobile app. Photo courtesy of Rent Centric

Rent Centric’s self-service technology enables Green Commuter carsharing users to rent all-electric vehicles via a mobile app.

Tags: Carsharing, Rental Software, Rent Centric, Electric Vehicles, Mobile App, Green Commuter

February 14, 2017 - Product News

Workhorse Touts Efficiency of Electric Delivery Trucks

Photo: Workhorse

Workhorse Group has announced that its medium-duty electric trucks are up to six times more efficient than comparable gasoline- or diesel-powered models.

Tags: Workhorse, Fuel Efficiency, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

February 11, 2017 - Global News

Renault-Nissan Alliance Leads in Commercial EV Sales

The Renault-Nissan Alliance, with Mitsubishi Motors, cumulatively sold 424,797 electric vehicles through 2016, making it the sales leader in zero-emission mobility. In addition to offering the top-selling retail EV, the Renault-Nissan Alliance also was the leader in commercial EV sales.

Tags: Renault-Nissan Alliance, Nissan Leaf, Alternative Fuels, Electric Vehicles, Global

February 9, 2017 - Industry News

Electric Vehicle Project Launches in Midwest

EVOLVE, a three-year project from the American Lung Association, will help Midwestern drivers test electric vehicles.

Tags: Clean Cities, American Lung Association, Battery-Electric Vehicles

February 7, 2017 - Industry News

DOE Funds Rocky Mountain EV Charging Network

Map of planned electric corridors courtesy of rockymountainpower.net.

The U.S. Energy Department is giving $4 million to build DC fast chargers and develop smart mobility programs to increase electric car-sharing and the use of electric bikes and buses.

Tags: EV Charging Stations, Federal Grants, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, U.S. DOE

February 7, 2017 - Industry News

ALG Sets Bolt EV's Residual Value

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV by Paul Clinton.

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV should retain as much as 39% of its value after three years of retail leasing, which is significantly better than other mainstream competitors, according to ALG.

Tags: Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chevrolet, ALG, Residual Values, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Remarketing

February 7, 2017 - Global News

European Utility to Electrify Entire 3,500 Vehicle Fleet

Vattenfall announced it is switching its entire light-duty fleet to battery-electric vehicles. The utility, which serves parts of Sweden, the Netherlands, and Germany, will replace 3,500 vehicles over a five-year period.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Sweden, Global

February 3, 2017 - Industry News

GM's Barra, Elon Musk Meet with Trump

Photo of Mary Barra courtesy of GM.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra met with President Donald Trump on Feb. 3 and engaged in "very constructive discussion," the automotive leader said.

Tags: Elon Musk, General Motors, Tesla, Donald Trump

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla Drops 'Motors' From Company Name

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

Tesla Motors Inc. has changed its name to Tesla Inc. to reflect CEO Elon Musk's desire to transport the company into a more diverse energy company rather than just an electric car maker, reports Reuters.

Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Branding

February 1, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Prius Prime, Chevrolet Volt Win Top Safety Honors

The two plug-in hybrids qualify for the Top Safety Pick+ award, while two all-electric vehicles come up short in recent safety evaluations from IIHS.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, IIHS, Crash Tests, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Volt, BMW i3, IIHS Top Safety Pick+, Tesla Model S, Headlights, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 31, 2017 - Industry News

E-FLEET.com Launches Campaign to Fund EV Rentals for Ride Hailing

Logo courtesy of E-FLEET.com's website

E-FLEET.com offers electric vehicle rentals to Uber and Lyft drivers who choose not to buy or lease their own car or don't have a qualifying vehicle necessary to work.

Tags: Airport Rentals, Electric Vehicles, Ride Hailing, E-FLEET.com

January 30, 2017 - Industry News

Chevrolet Rolling Out Bolt EV in Waves

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV by Paul Clinton.

Chevrolet has introduced its 2017 Bolt EV in California and Oregon, and will begin shipping it to dealers in other states starting in February. It will arrive in 50 states by September, according to General Motors.

Tags: Chevrolet, Dealers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Order to Delivery

January 26, 2017 - Industry News

Hyundai Ioniq Availability Announced

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai will begin selling its gasoline-electric hybrid and battery-electric 2017 Ioniq models by April 1, and offer its plug-in hybrid Ioniq by Sept. 1, the automaker has announced.

Tags: Hyundai, Order to Delivery, 2017-MY, Hyundai Ioniq, Washington Auto Show

January 24, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan, BMW Collaborate to Bolster EV Charging

EVgo DC Fast Charging Network

Nissan and BMW have joined forces with EVgo, the nation’s largest public DC Fast charging network.

Tags: BMW, Nissan, Electric Vehicles, EVgo Network

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Utilities Vow to Support EV Adoption

Photo courtesy of Edison International

Three California utilities are renewing their commitments to increase electric vehicle (EV) adoption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across their service areas.

Tags: California, Southern California Edison, Utility Fleets, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, EV Charging Stations, San Diego Gas & Electric

January 20, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla AutoPilot Crash Investigation Yields Autonomous Tech Insights

Still from a YouTube video of a Tesla S model owner using the vehicle's autopilot mode.

The government has closed its investigation into a fatal crash between a Tesla on AutoPilot and a tractor-trailer that raised questions about the safety of autonomous vehicles, and the report offers a number of insights into the advanced driver assist technologies on the path to “self-driving” vehicles.

Tags: Tesla, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles, Tesla Model S

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

Mass. to Study Higher EV Purchases

Photo courtesy of Ford

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts plans to study the feasibility of incorporating more electric vehicles into its fleet, in addition to measures to increase zero-emission vehicle use within the commonwealth.

Tags: Green Fleet, Massachusetts, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, state mandate

January 10, 2017 - Industry News

Four West Coast Cities Seek to Purchase up to 24,000 EVs

Photo via Flickr/Marlordo59

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray are seeking feedback from OEMs and upfitters regarding electrified transportation and port equipment.

Tags: San Francisco, Los Angeles, City of Portland, City of Seattle, RFI, Elected Leaders, Battery-Electric Vehicles

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

VW Shows Electric Microbus Van Concept

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen is looking to the past to help define its future with an electrified, autonomous update of its Microbus camper van that left the U.S. automotive landscape in the late 1960s as a result of the "chicken tax" tariff.

Tags: Volkswagen, Minivans, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Concept Vehicles, Detroit Auto Show

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Bolt, Pacifica, Ridgeline Earn Vehicle of the Year Awards

2017 Honda Ridgeline (photo courtesy of Honda)

The 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year were announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Tags: Honda, North American Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year, General Motors, Awards, Honda Ridgeline, 2017-MY, FCA, Chrysler Pacifica, North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Detroit Auto Show

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