Electric Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53403/more en Grab Bag of Green Tech on Display in LA http://wardsauto.com/grab-bag-green-tech-display-la <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Los Angeles auto show saw Toyota, Honda and Hyundai display new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles targeted at other green-car manufacturers such as electric-vehicle maker Tesla.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/grab-bag-green-tech-display-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Japan South Korea Technology Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Future Products Hybrid Vehicles Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1408341 at http://wardsauto.com Volt Is EV for Everyone http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone <div class="field-deck"> <font color="#800517">Test Drive </font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If EVs are to attract mainstream buyers in the absence of high fuel prices, they will have to be so appealing they do not require buyers to switch political parties or care about climate change. The ’16 Volt comes closest to solving that riddle. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/volt-ev-everyone#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Test Drives Dealer Chevrolet Electric Vehicles Exterior Product Development Test Drives Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:13:00 +0000 1403771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volt cures range anxiety and is pleasure to drive in all modes.</strong></p> '16 Chevrolet Volt http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt <div class="node-body gallery-body">GM is doubling down on the ’16 Volt with a top-to-bottom revamp. It is extending electric range to an EPA-certified 53 miles, redesigning it inside and out and making it more fun to drive. It also brought the base price down to $33,170 before the $7,500 federal tax incentive for EVs. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/test-drives/16-chevrolet-volt#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Test Drives North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Test Drives Dealer Chevrolet Electric Vehicles Exterior Product Development Test Drives Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:12:00 +0000 1403831 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EREV design delivers EV that does not require compromises or lifestyle changes, but is difficult to explain to non-engineers.</strong></p> Shades of Green in Spotlight at Tokyo Auto Show http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/shades-green-spotlight-tokyo-auto-show <div class="node-body article-body">The new Honda FCX Clarity has a range of 435 miles and takes three minutes to refuel, while Nissan’s new Leaf can run 175 miles on a single charge, up from the current model’s 142.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/shades-green-spotlight-tokyo-auto-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/shades-green-spotlight-tokyo-auto-show#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Japan Technology Hino Honda Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota Sales & Marketing Electric Vehicles Fuel-Cell Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Li-ion NiMH Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:42:00 +0000 1402251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FCX Clarity displayed at Tokyo show fetches 26% government subsidy.</strong></p> China’s Adoption of Electric Vehicles Charges Ahead http://wardsauto.com/industry/china-s-adoption-electric-vehicles-charges-ahead <div class="field-byline"> Alysha Webb </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EV sales in China are growing, although they represent a microscopic portion of the world’s biggest auto market. As there is little organic demand for the vehicles, the central and local governments have turned to a cornucopia of incentivizing policies to move the electric metal.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/china-s-adoption-electric-vehicles-charges-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/china-s-adoption-electric-vehicles-charges-ahead#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) China U.S. Technology Unspecified Companies California Air Resources Board (CARB) Charging Electric Vehicles Hybrid Vehicles Incentives Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:46:00 +0000 1395051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>BAIC e150 China&rsquo;s best-selling all-electric vehicle.</strong></p> U.K. Car-Sharing Club Growing Renault Zoe EV Fleet http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/uk-car-sharing-club-growing-renault-zoe-ev-fleet <div class="node-body article-body">The club says it chose the Zoe over other EVs because the 5-door hatchback is easy to use and ideal for members who have not driven an electric car before.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/uk-car-sharing-club-growing-renault-zoe-ev-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/uk-car-sharing-club-growing-renault-zoe-ev-fleet#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Technology United Kingdom Renault Electric Vehicles Vehicles in Operation Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:16:00 +0000 1389001 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Car-sharing club&rsquo;s incentives include no mileage charge.</strong></p> Researchers Pursue Alternatives to Li-ion Batteries http://wardsauto.com/technology/researchers-pursue-alternatives-li-ion-batteries <div class="field-byline"> Kitty So </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The battery developed by the LISSEN project promises longer-range driving on a single charge, making electric vehicles more practical and competitive, particularly in the U.S. market.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/researchers-pursue-alternatives-li-ion-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/researchers-pursue-alternatives-li-ion-batteries#comments Public Auto Makers Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Technology Auto Makers Tesla Batteries Electric Vehicles Li-ion Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:51:00 +0000 1390571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Li-ion battery of choice in many EVs &ndash; for now.</strong></p> Low-Emission-Vehicle Demand on Rise in U.K. http://wardsauto.com/industry/low-emission-vehicle-demand-rise-uk <div class="node-body article-body">Fueling the demand is a greater choice of models, with more than 27 battery electric or plug-in hybrid cars now available in the U.K., ranging from high-performance sports cars to capable family haulers.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/low-emission-vehicle-demand-rise-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/low-emission-vehicle-demand-rise-uk#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Analysis Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) United Kingdom Data & Insights Auto Makers Electric Vehicles Sales Results Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:04:00 +0000 1382991 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Outlander PHEV tops list in U.K.</strong></p> Robust Volt Batteries Give GM Confidence in Bolt’s 200 Miles http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/robust-volt-batteries-give-gm-confidence-bolt-s-200-miles <div class="node-body article-body">GM surveyed 300 Volt owners after nearly three years of service and found they still were getting the car’s 35-mile EPA-estimated electric range and 15% were achieving 40 miles on battery power.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/robust-volt-batteries-give-gm-confidence-bolt-s-200-miles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/miscellaneous/robust-volt-batteries-give-gm-confidence-bolt-s-200-miles#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) U.S. Technology Chevrolet Electric Vehicles Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:22:00 +0000 1376891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mark Reuss (<em>center)</em>&nbsp;and Pam Fletcher&nbsp;preside over GM-LG Bolt announcement.</strong></p> Hands-On Approach to Autonomous Vehicles Urged http://wardsauto.com/industry/hands-approach-autonomous-vehicles-urged <div class="node-body article-body">The report says without significant deployment and penetration of electric vehicles, car sharing and supportive regulations, the advent of driverless vehicles will not, by itself, be enough to solve urban air-pollution and congestion problems.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/hands-approach-autonomous-vehicles-urged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/hands-approach-autonomous-vehicles-urged#comments Public Gated World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology North America Industry Alternative (EVs, HEVs, FCVs) Autonomous Vehicles U.S. Safety Technology Technology World Unspecified Companies Autonomous Vehicles Electric Vehicles Future Products Safety Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:51:00 +0000 1368891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Advanced safety systems assist s</strong><strong>elf-driving Volvo XC90.</strong></p>