Volvo Announces 100% of Models to be Electrified by 2019

Posted 07.17.2017 in News by Editor

"This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion-engine-powered car," said HÃ¥kan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars, in a conference call outlining the company's global electrification strategy. "People increasingly demand electrified cars, and we want to respond to our customers' current and future needs." According to the release, the plan includes introducing electrification technology across their product line. The company also said it will develop a new range of smaller electric cars and build an all-electric car for sale by 2019.

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Audi Unveils 300-Mile All-Electric SUV Prototype at LA Auto Show

Posted 09.05.2016 in News by Editor

Audi unveiled a prototype all-electric SUV with a 300-mile range as well as announcing a network of DC charging stations at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2015. The SUV prototype is projected to be available in 2018. Featuring a 95 kWh battery pack, the SUV will be Audi's first all-electric vehicle and will have a range of more than 300 miles.

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Audi Expects 25% of N. American Sales to be Electric by 2025

Posted 09.05.2016 in News by Editor

In a press conference held at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2015, Audi of America President Scott Keogh outlined the brand's future electric vehicle plans. He called the moment a pivotal time in the marquee's history noting that electric was the future. During the presentation, he said that the company recognizes the importance of electric vehicles and that Audi expects at least 25 percent of North American sales to be electric vehicles by 2025.

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Nissan CEO Ghosn makes climate change declaration: "We must do more"

Posted 02.01.2016 in News by Editor

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn declared "The time for debate is over" and the time is now to address climate change. The bold statement was made in a guest column he posted on Forbes.com in December 2015. The post was written following the 2015 Paris Climate Conference and helped explain why Ghosn and 12 other automotive CEOs committed publicly to help decarbonizing automotive transportation. In his post he wrote "If the world is to reduce manmade greenhouse gas emissions that are the cause of global climate change, we must accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy now, starting with cleaner transportation."

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Chevrolet Unveils Production Bolt at CES

Posted 01.18.2016 in News by Editor

Chevy will unveil its production 200-Mile $30K all-electric Bolt compact car during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in January. CES is an annual event that brings nearly 200,000 people from more than 150 countries to Las Vegas to view the latest in cutting-edge technology. A growing number of auto manufacturers and automotive technology companies are showing off their newest products to the early adopters who frequent this show.

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Plug-In SUV and Electric Bike Buyers Guide at Barnes & Noble

Posted 01.18.2016 in News by Editor

Electric Car Insider's 2015 SUV and Electric Bicycle Buyer's Guide is now available at Barnes & Noble. The guide contains a full-page profile - including specifications and photos - of the top 30 electric bicycles and 4 new electric SUVs and cars from Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac and BMW. Our cover story is an in-depth road test and review of the new plug-in hybrid 7-passenger luxury SUV from Volvo: the XC90 T8. Also on the cover are the Optibike R8, a rolling sculpture that can tick off 100+ miles with ease, and the e-Joe Koda, a commuter bike that is thoughtfully designed and easy on the budget.

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Bollore's Blueindy begins offering electric car sharing service in Indianapolis

Posted 01.18.2016 in News by Editor

BlueIndy has put into service the first 50 of an eventual 500 electric vehicle car sharing program. The cars, located at strategic points in the city, provide on-demand transportation with the swipe of a membership card. The zero emission Bluecars run on Lithium Metal Polymer (LMP) batteries developed by Bolloré and have a range of 120 miles between charges. As of September 2015, 125 reserved parking spaces were equipped with charge points.

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