Carmakers To Spend $255 Billion On Electrification By 2022, Some Are Skeptic

Some manufacturers invest heavily, others are reluctant According to the AlixPartners consulting firm, the collective spending on electrification will reach $255 billion by 2022, but opinions about how it will pay off are divided. The first example of the bullish strategy into all-electric is Tesla, which is the biggest manufacturer of BEVs and in recent […]

Workhorse N-GEN To Be Produced In Partnership With Prefix Corporation

Production is set to start in Q3 2019 Workhorse‘s new CEO Duane Hughes tries to finalize the introduction of the N-GEN electric delivery vans on the market, which is now the top priority at the company. According to the latest news, the N-GEN production and initial deliveries will begin in the Q3 2019. Vehicles will be […]

Share Of Plug-In EV Car Sales In New Zealand Hit 1.8% This Past Quarter

New Zealand approaching 2% market share for plug-ins The volume of plug-in electric car sales in New Zealand is rather low, but the proportion to ICE is growing noticeably. After March, market share of new sales increased to 1.8%, compared to 1.4% for the year 2018. EV Sales Blog reports 149 sales in March and […]

Sweden To Test Dynamic Wireless Charging On Island Of Gotland

The road that would power the car… sounds too good to be true The Smart Road Gotland consortium won the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket)’s tender for demonstration road system with dynamic wireless power transfer on the island of Gotland. The project includes retrofitting of 1.6 km (1 mile) out of 4.1 km (2.5 miles) route […]

Combined EV Sales In U.S. & Europe Less Than Half Of China In Q1

In terms of BEV, sales China is second to none The Chinese plug-in electric market, and all-electric in particular, gradually expanded to a level that is now totally out of reach for the U.S. and Europe, even if we combine the two. In fact, China can now overcome the entire world in terms of BEV production […]

Renault Announces Experimental Last-Mile Delivery Van EZ-FLEX

With EZ-FLEX, Renault tries to imagine the future of urban delivery Renault will present at the upcoming VIVA Technology fair (from 16 to 18 May 2019) at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles (France) its all new electric delivery van Renault EZ-FLEX. It’s designed for the last-mile urban deliveries (50 km per day on average), so […]

Nissan’s Supplier AESC To Build 20 GWh Battery Factory In China

AESC to increase production capacity from 7.5 GWh to 27.5 GWh annually Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), Nissan‘s subsidiary recently sold* to Envision Group, is going to more than triple its lithium-ion cell manufacturing capacity. * according to Bloomberg, Nissan still holds about 20% stake in AESC. Under the new Chinese owner, AESC intends to […]

In March 2019 Jaguar Sold Over 2,000 I-PACE

During the past 12 months, Jaguar delivered over 11,000 I-PACE Jaguar I-PACE sales reported by the manufacturer increased in March to a near-record level of 2,044, which turns out to be 8.4% of total volume for the brand globally. Hopefully, the output will continue to increase or at least stay above 2,000 per month. The official […]

New Flyer Launches U.S.’ First OppCharge Charging Stations

Several on-route OppCharge fast-charging stations are being installed in the U.S. New Flyer announced that its new New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions deployed two on-route fast-charging stations along New York City Transit Authority’s M42 route, which are the first compatible with OppCharge interfaces. According to New Flyer, those are the first on-route OppCharge installations in the […]

Sono Motors To Be Produced By NEVS In Former SAAB Plant In Sweden

Market launch is scheduled for the 2nd half of 2020 Sono Motors announced that its solar-powered Sono Sion electric car to be produced in Sweden by National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) at the former SAAB plant in Trollhättan. The company announced a bold plan to start production in the second half of 2020 and a […]