Electric Vehicles

Photo of the Baojun E100 courtesy of GM.


GM to Meet Mandated Green Vehicle Sales Targets in China

General Motors China said it will meet production quotas for new energy vehicles (NEVs) designed to meet government mandated green car sales targets aimed at reducing pollution.

Photo of the RAV4 EV in 2012 courtesy of Toyota.


Toyota Pushes for EVs in China, India

Toyota will produce EVs in China and India beginning in 2020 as the automaker returns its attention to EVs after focusing heavily on hydrogen and hybrid vehicles for the last few years.

Photo of the i3 battery-electric hatchback courtesy of BMW.


BMW Recalls i3 EVs for Neck Injury Risk

The recall, expected to begin in January, covers more than 30,000 electric vehicles in the 2014-2018 model years.

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New York Municipality Adds EVs, Charging Stations

The City of Yonkers, N.Y., recently completed $400,000 of clean energy projects, including the purchase of hybrid electric city vehicles and the construction of nine charging stations.

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Pittsburgh Expands EV Charging with Solar Stations

The City of Pittsburgh is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging options with the addition of five transportable solar-powered EV charging stations.

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Volkswagen to Invest $40B+ on EVs, Autonomy

Volkswagen AG will spend more than 34 billion euros ($40 billion) in the next five years to revamp its vehicle lineup to include a heavier push of battery-electric vehicles, autonomous driving features, and ride hailing systems, the company has announced.

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J.B. Hunt Reserves Multiple Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

J.B. Hunt Transportation announced that it placed a reservation to purchase multiple Tesla Semi electric tractors that was unveiled on Nov. 16.

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Overnight EV Charging Saves NYC $150K Annually

By enrolling in Con Edison’s SmartCharge New York Program, New York City expects to save up to $150,000 per year for charging its 1,030 electric vehicles overnight.

Tesla chief Elon Musk talks to a crowd during the Semi unveiling. Photo: Tesla


Tesla Unveils All-Electric Class 8 Semi Truck

Tesla says its new, all-electric Class 8 Semi will feature a 500-mile range on a single battery charge, can go from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds when bobtail, and is actually cheaper to operate per mile than a comparable diesel truck.

Screen shot from Tesla's live feed unveiling its electric semi.


First Look: Tesla's All-Electric Semi Truck

Tesla’s new electric truck is a Class 8 daycab that features a highly aggressive aerodynamic design and all-electric drivetrain, and Elon Musk promises a 500-mile range. "You can go out to the middle of nowhere and come back." HDT's Jack Roberts is at the launch and has this report.

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