In the U.S. it looks like Audi has work to do to make a mark in the emerging electric vehicle market. The gang from Ingolstadt does have a plan.
Toyota has developed strong links with two partners—Hino, a medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacture that is a part of the Toyota automotive orbit; and BYD, the leading Chinese battery-car maker.
The most recent hook-up is Hyundai Motor Group and Canoo, a Los Angeles-based company that recently showed a proof-of-concept of its autonomous shuttle van-like vehicle.
Plug-in vehicles sales (pure battery electrics and plug-in hybrids) hit a speed bump after a meteoric rise in 2018, dropping from 361,300 to 325,800.
General Motors is all in on electric vehicles. GM President Mark Reuss told a group of employees, dealers investors, analysts, media and policymakers today that the company is “on the cusp of delivering a profitable EV business that can satisfy millions of customers.”
Two major, much-anticipated models arrive this year—the Tesla Model Y and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
The 10th annual Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE) returns to Tacoma, Wash., April 13-15, and will offer attendees opportunities to learn more about subjects ranging from alternative fuels like renewable hydrogen to DERA grants.
The Tesla Model 3, a model they initial downgraded and refused to recommend, made Consumer Report’s prized Top 10 list for 2020.
The ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) uses its own methodology to determine the most environmentally friendly cars offered for sale. This year they picked 12 top candidates, including the expected electric cars (EVs), but also a variety of gasoline-electric hybrids, topped by the Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid.
CES has always been about tech, even thought automobiles have become a bigger part of the show in recent years. The hyper-intersection of auto and tech is the autonomous vehicle (AV).