Tesla Production And Deliveries Graphed Through Q1 2019

Tesla more than doubled EV sales year-over-year Tesla production and delivery numbers for the first quarter of 2019 are not as strong as one might expect, but the pace of growth is still very fast. Taking into consideration the specifics of delivery cars to Europe and China and the reduced federal tax credit in the […]

Tesla Model 3 Set New Sales Record In Germany

Well, it didn’t take long – Tesla Model 3 is #1 With around 2,226 new registrations in March, Tesla Model 3 achieved the highest monthly number of new registrations among plug-in electric cars in Germany ever. According to industry analyst Matthias Schmidt (schmidtmatthias.de), the total number for Q1 stands at 3,185 which enables Model 3 […]

CCW Rebuilds Over 50 Diesel Buses To Electric, Offers 466 kWh Packs

466 kWh should be enough for an entire day of driving Complete Coach Works (CCW), headquartered in Riverside, California took a different path of electrifying buses – instead of offering new electric buses, they are rebuilding existing diesel buses to electric drive. Operators can literally convert their existing fleet or purchase newly refurbished buses from […]

ChargeWheel Announced Deployment Of 100 Energy Trailers In California

The trailer that happens to be a mobile charger, energy storage unit and a solar power plant California-based ChargeWheel recently announced an intention to launch a network of solar-powered mobile charging hubs in the form of Energy Trailers – trailers equipped with solar panels and 550 kWh energy storage system. By the end of 2019, as […]

EBUSCO Celebrates Order For 60 Electric Buses

Dutch provinces of Groningen and Drenthe are to be flooded with EV buses EBUSCO, a Dutch bus manufacturer, also caught on the huge order of electric buses placed by Qbuzz in the Netherlands. In total, 159 vehicles will be delivered by VDL Bus & Coach, Heuliez Bus and EBUSCO. The EBUSCO part is significant – 60 12m […]

Duke Energy Proposes $76M EV Charging Program In North Carolina

Duke Energy intends to leverage the charging infrastructure in North Carolina Duke Energy proposes $76 million charging program, which would be the largest in North Carolina (and in the Southeast) if the proposal will be approved by the state regulators. In brief, the idea is to incentivize the installation of around new 2,500 charging points […]

Audi E-Tron Disappoints On Energy Consumption: Places Last Among EVs

Just 204 miles (328 km) of EPA range We were waiting of the first series produced all-electric Audi e-tron for quite some time (deliveries in the U.S. from May) and were hoping that such a company will deliver range and performance comparable to Tesla Model X, but after the most recent announcement of EPA test results, […]

New Renault ZOE Won’t Be All-New, Just A Heavy Redesign Instead

All-new or heavily redesigned – it will be a strong contender According to Renault design boss Laurens van den Acker, the upcoming new Renault ZOE will be a “heavy phase two design rather than a new car from the ground up,”. In other words, it could be a significant upgrade over the previous generation in terms […]

Spark Plug Manufacturer Develops Solid-State Batteries For Moon Mission

Temperature flexibility of next-generation batteries impress Solid-state batteries are the real deal, although those promising batteries with greater performance and high energy density to conventional lithium-ion are not yet ready for series-production and automotive applications. Surprising reinforcement in development comes from Japanese spark plugs manufacturer NGK SPARK PLUG CO., which developed solid-state batteries and intends […]

BYD Produced Its 300th Electric Bus In Lancaster, California

BYD intends to be the largest electric bus manufacturer in North America Chinese BYD (Build Your Dreams) opened its electric bus manufacturing plant in Lancaster, California in 2013 and delivered its first vehicle in 2014. Now, after six years, the company produced its 300th electric bus (for more than 50 municipal, transit agency, university, airport, […]