Tag Archives: Electric

SAAB RETURNS – New NEVS 9-3 electric car with 186 miles of range goes on sale

SAAB 9-3 has returned as the all-new NEVS electric car SAAB has returned after it was killed off in 2012. The Swedish car manufacturer was bought by Chinese consortium National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) back in 2012. While the new cars don’t bear the name SAAB, the design of the 9-3 has carried over. The SAAB 9-3 has now been ... Read More »

Electric cars still the future

Queen’s Park should let the free market bring electric vehicles along and not be tempted by taxes and quotas. – Toronto Star file photo The road to Ontario’s electric-car future is long, twisted and filled with deep potholes, as the provincial government is discovering. Despite doling out $75 million in rebates to people who buy electric vehicles and spending $20 ... Read More »

Tesla’s electric semi truck: Elon Musk unveils his new freight vehicle

Tesla’s new semi truck Tesla Motors Electric carmaker Tesla unveiled a sleek electric semi truck with semi-autonomous capabilities and a new roadster Thursday evening in a flashy live-streamed event at its design studio in Hawthorne, California. Emphasizing the truck’s “badass” performance, Tesla CEO Elon Musk pitched the new Tesla Semi as the safest, most comfortable truck ever. The semi is a fully electric Class 8 ... Read More »

THIS ELECTRIC NISSAN CONCEPT CAR SINGS TO SAVE LIVES

THIS WEEK AT the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the IMx, its newest electric (and autonomous) concept—and baby, it sings. And by “sing,” we mean emit a noise like a demonic string quartet tuning its instruments. Nissan calls the feature Canto—literally, “I sing” in Italian—and it’s built to alert pedestrians that the very quiet electric vehicle is coming, even at low speeds. Electric ... Read More »

China is Creating a Future With Worldwide Electric Vehicle Adoption

China, home to the world’s largest market for electric cars, is aggressively promoting and supporting the technology. This and the sheer size of the Chinese market are driving the same trend around the world. CHINA’S ELECTRIC CAR REVOLUTION China has become the most powerful political force driving the globalization of electric vehicle (EV) technology. And, while natural driving forces such ... Read More »

Behind Automakers’ Electric Hype, A More Conventional Future Is Taking Shape

A Honda Urban EV concept car is presented at the Frankfurt Auto Show (Photo credit TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images) The Frankfurt Auto Show is over for another two years, and by the time the next one comes around, the electric revolution should be in full swing. The strange thing is that visitors to the show might have been forgiven for thinking ... Read More »

GENERAL MOTORS IS GOING ALL ELECTRIC

AFTER MORE THAN a century peddling vehicles that pollute the atmosphere, General Motors is ending its relationship with gasoline and diesel. This morning, the American automotive giant announced that it is working toward an all-electric, zero-emissions future. That starts with two new, fully electric models next year—then at least 18 more by 2023. That product onslaught puts the company at the forefront of an ... Read More »

SCOPE THE FUTURE OF DRIVING WITH 7 ELECTRIC CONCEPTS

IN THE TWO years since the world’s biggest automakers last gathered in Frankfurt for the biannual International Motor Show, the future of their industry has shifted dramatically. The opening of the 2015 festivities came just as the world learned Volkswagen had sold millions of diesel-powered cars that used illegal software to cheat emissions standards. Two years on, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, ... Read More »

Best Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

The world’s automakers unveiled a torrent of electric vehicles at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week. They see demand growing as range increases and governments talk about end-of-lifeing the combustion engine. Britain and France are talking about no new combustion-engine cars after 2040. China is thinking along those lines, too. That has VW talking about a market of 3 million ... Read More »

Honda’s Vision for Electric Cars Puts a Futuristic Spin on an Old Civic

Honda introduced the Urban Ev concept Tuesday at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The automaker plans to produce a production version of this car to sell in the European market by 2019. Courtesy of Honda Honda’s vision for the future, which it showed off at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday, is electric with a hint of the 1970s first generation Civic. ... Read More »