NREL Study Helps Plan EV Charging Infrastructure Needs

There is an old expression that says, “Never start vast projects with half vast ideas.” Converting America to electric cars will be one such vast project, one that will require a quantum leap in EV charging infrastructure, but how many chargers will be needed? How many should be Level 2 …

Thanks to e-Mobility Coal Use is Declining in the U.S.

Since Climate Central first report on climate-friendly cars in 2013, the options for low-emissions vehicles have grown. The continued shift away from coal as an electricity generating source has made electric and plug-in hybrid cars a greener choice in some states. But just how climate-friendly these cars are depends on …

Could Workplace Charge Points Trigger Electric Vehicle Demand?

Could simply making electric vehicle (EV) charge points available at work provide a major boost to the fledgling market for electric cars and plug-in hybrids? That is the contention of National Grid and charge point provider eVolt following a pilot project that revealed a significant increase in staff use of …

VW Group Plans 8 Plug-In Electric Cars for China

As it works to recover from its diesel emission scandal, the Volkswagen Group is rapidly embracing electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1 million electric cars per year, and plans to launch 30 different electric models across multiple brands in the coming years. According to a …

BMW will electrify its regular cars; what happens to ‘i’ models?

When the BMW i3 went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014, it marked not only the debut of the German automaker’s first mass-market electric car, but also a new sub-brand. BMW originally planned to group all its electric cars under the “i” sub-brand, which currently includes all-electric …

2017 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid on sale in late summer

BMW has finally set a U.S. launch date for its plug-in hybrid 3-Series variant. The plug-in hybrid was briefly mentioned during BMW’s unveiling of a mid-cycle refresh for the entire 3-Series lineup last year. Then a European-spec model was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show back in September. Now, …