EV Stories August 29

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • EPA weakens regulations of environmentally harmful methane emissions.
  • 5 East coast governors urge the feds to green-light a delayed offshore wind power project.
  • Scotland is building the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine.
  • Why Kathmandu’s trailblazing EV movement failed — yet is now making a comeback.

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EV Stories February 21

Kia will unveil a new all-electric concept car at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, and the company has released a teaser image of the vehicle.

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EV Stories February 20

The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R EV is expected to launch next year in India, and the car has been spotted road testing. It could be one of the most important vehicle/platforms in the ongoing battle against climate change and pollution in the world’s most air-polluted country.

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EV Stories February 11

Survey: Two out of three might pay more for alternative powertrain vehicle

A recent nationwide survey revealed that 66 percent of automotive consumers would consider paying more for a vehicle with an alternative powertrain.

EV Stories February 6

Lyft is bringing a new “Green Mode” to its app which allows riders to specifically request an EV or hybrid vehicle.

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EV Stories February 1

Spy photographers recently caught glimpses of an electric Peugeot 208 and Volkswagen’s electric I.D. Crozz driving around in the snow.

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EV Stories January 31

While introducing its newest V-Class van series today, Mercedes-Benz also announced plans to unveil a new all-electric concept MPV at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. This isn’t a fleet vehicle — it’s for the family segment.

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EV Stories April 13, 2016

Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future, also known as FF, is moving forward with its $1 billion factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is holding an official ground-breaking ceremony with state officials today – you can watch the stream below.

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Although Toyota is betting big on hydrogen vehicles, the Japanese automaker seems to be slowly warming up to electric vehicles as an alternative to broaden its lineup of zero-emission cars. This week, the automaker unveiled a new electric vehicle concept in partnership with Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).

Unfortunately for EV enthusiast, it’s another ‘weird-mobile’ and it’s called the uBox. expand full story

Volkswagen has been trying to improve its brand image since the ‘DieselGate’ scandal last year, and part of the effort to remedy the situation has been to reiterate its commitment to electric vehicles. CEO Matthias Müller has since announced that the group’s brands will introduce 20 new electric vehicles by the end of the decade.

More recently, VW decided to showcase its EV initiatives through a public event at its ‘Transparent Factory’ in Dresden. expand full story

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