News Archives: October 2016


Electric cars set to pass 2m landmark globally by end of 2016

The number of plug-in electric cars on the world’s roads is set to pass the landmark of 2m vehicles by the end of 2016, with industry observers saying the electric car revolution is finally underway.

The Guardian / 10.13.2016

Investors warn car industry over climate change

Major investors have warned the automotive industry it needs to accelerate its readiness for a low-carbon world if it is to retain their support and prosper.

The Guardian / 10.12.2016

Electric vehicles are cheaper to fuel in all 50 states, savings between $300 to $1,300 per year

The company came up with a neat study looking at gas prices and electricity rates – without taking into account time-of-use rates where available – in each state over the last year and came to the conclusion that electric vehicles are cheaper to fuel in all 50 states.

Electrek / 10.11.2016

Two electric vehicles managed to crowdfund over $1 million in just a few days

There are now two electric vehicle crowdfunding campaigns running simultaneously and they both have already reached their goal for a combined total of over $1 million toward the development of the vehicles.

Electrek / 10.11.2016

BMW to Expand Electric-Vehicle Offerings

After seeing lackluster results with its pricey line of niche electric vehicles, BMW AG will take a more aggressive swipe at Tesla Motors Inc. by offering electrified versions of entire lineup of luxury vehicles.

The Wall Street Journal / 10.11.2016

France Becomes Fifth Nation To Buy 100,000 Plug-in Vehicles

Thanks to elegantly effective incentives and penalties rewarding electric cars, and charging high emitters, France has become the fifth nation to buy 100,000 plug-in electrified vehicles.

HybridCars / 10.10.2016

Germany votes to ban internal combustion engine cars by 2030

Germany invented the gasoline engine and diesel engine. Now, Germany’s Bundesrat wants the internal combustion engine banned starting in 2030.

ExtremeTech / 10.10.2016

Scads of new electric, hybrid vehicles on way

Gas prices are low, but automakers are introducing new electric and hybrid cars.

USA Today / 10.10.2016