As some have launched efforts to extend the federal tax credit for electric vehicles in order to accelerate EV adoption in the US, several trade groups representing oil companies are fighting back. expand full story
Electric Vehicles Stories November 20
Electric Vehicles Stories October 29
Different markets offer different electric vehicle incentives. At this point, we have seen a wide variety of them, but probably none as unique as this new one from Austria.
The government announced a series of new incentives including allowing for a higher speed limit for electric cars during air pollution warnings. expand full story
Electric Vehicles Stories October 10
At a time when most governments are looking at ways to encourage electric vehicle adoption, a Republican senator has now introduced a new bill to end the $7,500 federal tax credit for electric cars and instead tax them more. expand full story
Electric Vehicles Stories October 2
Gaius Auto has taken to the 2018 Paris Motor Show to unveil their new electric cargo scooter, the RAPIDE 3.
Combining the cargo capacity of a light truck and the nimbleness of a scooter, the RAPIDE 3 electric cargo scooter could have a huge impact on the transportation market of the developing world. It fuses a classic three-wheeled vehicle design with the latest in battery technology to create a revolutionary new commercial vehicle.
Electric Vehicles Stories September 3
To date, the best ad I’ve seen for electric vehicles has been a Dodge Challenger Demon ad (pictured above) because they had to include fine-prints saying that their “best” performance claims excluded electric cars.
That’s partly because automakers are still simply not advertising their electric vehicles as shown by a new study. expand full story
Electric Vehicles Stories July 21
The military has often led the development of technologies for defense and warfare, but it hasn’t so much been the case for electric vehicles. Lately, the US military has made some significant investments in EVs and they started showcasing some of their work.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently unveiled ‘extreme’ in-hub electric motors for vehicles with military applications. expand full story
Electric Vehicles Stories July 20
The Union of Auto Workers (UAW) has been trying to unionize electric vehicle production in the US for a while now. It first tried and failed with Nissan’s Smyrna factory, where they manufacture the Leaf, and they are now pursuing Tesla’s Fremont factory.
Now the UAW warns that electric vehicle revolution is going to result in job loses. expand full story
Electric Vehicles Stories July 2
Tesla is likely going to be the first automaker to hit the 200,000th electric car delivery threshold in the US this quarter, which will initiate a one-year-long phase-out period to eventually remove access to the $7,500 federal tax credit for Tesla buyers.
But a new bill to remove the controversial 200,000 delivery threshold has now been introduced in Congress. expand full story
Electric Vehicles Stories May 21
In the US, a study found that the electric vehicle shopping experience at car dealers is quite poor and a problem for EV adoption.
Now, a new study finds a similar problem in Europe where “dismissive and deceptive car dealerships create barriers to electric vehicle adoption at the point of sale.” expand full story
Electric Vehicles Stories May 15
Electric vehicles already have several advantages over gas-powered cars. From no fuel cost to zero tailpipe emission, but now a new study might confirm another often overlooked advantage of EVs.
The quieter driving environment of an electrically driven vehicle can have significant mental health benefits, according to a new brain monitoring study. expand full story