Range Rover to show pair of plug-ins in L.A.
Plug-in hybrid versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover sport are coming to the U.S. market next summer.
Ford to triple number of employee-only EV charging stations in North America
Ford plans to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations for its North American employees from 200 to 600 over the next three years as it places a greater emphasis on electrification.
Mitsubishi's make it or break it moment
In the waning days of 2017, the mainstream midsize crossover segment in the U.S. will get its first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Are they betting the farm?
Despite the red flags -- and there are more than a few -- car companies are pursuing electrification. This even without a market to support their efforts and investments.
Wall Street warms to Detroit's EV vision
GM's and Ford's visions for competing against Silicon Valley are starting to come into focus — and Wall Street finally may be taking notice.
Tesla in 'production hell' to meet Model 3 deadline, Musk says
Tesla pushed back the reveal of its semi truck by three weeks as CEO Elon Musk focuses on boosting production of the Model 3 that the EV maker is counting on to dramatically increase sales. Resources are being diverted to address "production hell" that is holding back Model 3 output, Musk tweeted.
GM plans at least 20 new electric, fuel cell vehicles globally by 2023
GM said it plans to launch a mix of at least 20 new all-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles globally by 2023, including two in the next 18 months. The all-electric and fuel cell vehicles represent a "two-pronged" approach to the automaker's vision of an autonomous, zero-emission future.
Ford to expand EV offerings
Ford said it will increase the number of battery electric vehicles it offers, and is forming a dedicated internal team to study and develop the technology.
EV momentum has been building for decades
In an era of stable gasoline prices and booming SUV sales, even dramatic advances in EV development don't often make big headlines. But they haven't escaped the notice of the industry's big players, which have been waiting for this moment to arrive.
Toyota gets help to play EV catch-up
A partnership with Mazda and Denso seeks to create a toolbox of components that Toyota and Mazda can dip into when making their own EVs.
A car for every plug and purpose
Almost every brand has some kind of plug-in vehicle headed to U.S. dealerships in the next five years, if not a bunch of them.
Daimler responds to Musk's tweet on EVs
Tesla CEO Elon Musk challenged the size of Daimler's $1 billion investment in its Alabama plant and the German automaker agreed.
COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Let consumers decide on EVs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
For EVs to be successful, the public is going to have to want to buy them in much larger quantities than today. Governments can't make that happen by fiat.
Just where will we get this electricity?
TO THE EDITOR: I would like some help understanding where the electricity for electric vehicles will come from. My bet is most people think it is like milk in the grocery store, where there is an endless supply from jugs.
Audi on fuel cells: Maybe later
The tepid outlook from one of the world's largest automakers could ripple across the industry by slowing or discouraging the adoption of fuel cell technology, which will require increased global scale and infrastructure investments to catch on.
NRDC calls for investments leading to 100 mpg fleet
The Natural Resources Defense Council's clean-energy plan says climate-change goals can be met through energy efficiency and renewable fuels at much lower cost than predicted.
Toyota chief says hybrid still central as EV momentum grows
Toyota President Akio Toyoda says hybrid technology will remain central to the company's strategy even as a rising wave of governments and automakers get behind plug-in electric vehicles.
Ghosn plans 12 new EVs, more platform sharing
Ghosn's new six-year business plan for the Renault-Nissan Alliance will develop more EVs and autonomous vehicles. It also will accelerate the pace of platform-sharing between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi.
Frankfurt photo booth
A few of the most eye-catching models at this year's show. Some of them will never turn up at a dealership. And none of them will ever need to stop for gasoline.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
What good is an EV in a disaster?
As I witnessed the mass evacuation in Florida this month, it crossed my mind that commonsense, true-life circumstances trump current mindsets and technology advances.
Mentally preparing for an 'armada of EVs'
While electrified vehicles account for a tiny fraction of global auto sales today, few industry leaders are concerned about whether consumers will ever truly want to own battery electrics and plug-in hybrids.