All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘electric car’

Volkswagen Passat, Beetle Go Fuel-Efficient

Volkswagen this week announced its 2015 car model lineup. The company is continuing to iterate past models while introducing what could very well be the future of the company. Some of the most popular Volkswagen models will remain largely the same. Certain models of the Volkswagen Passat (the S and Wolfsburg Editions) are getting a new “Technology Package” option that …

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Wireless Electric Car Chargers Are Coming

Production of electric vehicles is set to take off this year and the technology will make up a large portion of car sales within the next two decades. Along with sales of electric cars, the infrastructure needed for the industry will also be rolling out over the coming years. Beyond even this electric car technology will continue to improve, quickly …

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Electric Vehicle Production to Ramp Up This Year

Millions of electric vehicles are set to hit U.S. and European roads in the coming decade. This trend is already beginning as government mandates and consumer demand catch up to electric car technology. Market research firm IHS today released a new report predicting that electric vehicle production will increase 67% this year compared to 2013. The report estimates that more …

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U.S. Electric Car Sales to Top 2.6 Million by 2022

As consumers begin to view electric cars more favorably, the market for such vehicles has now opened up for manufacturers. As the cost benefits for electric vehicles continues to improve, consumers in North America are now set propel significant growth for the burgeoning industry. Market research firm Navigant Research today released a report predicting that plug-in electric vehicle sales in …

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Over 40% of U.S. Households Could Use Electric Vehicles Without Changing Habits

Though consumers in the U.S. are finally viewing electric vehicles as an option at an expanding rate, less that 1% of Americans are currently driving such vehicles. It will take until Though the range and size of electric vehicles are often cited as a barrier to adoption, a new survey has shown that a large portion of Americans could use …

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Emissions Laws May Push Electric Car Adoption

Though electric vehicles are slowly becoming more popular in western markets, car manufacturers are still being conservative with the technology. This may change rapidly in the coming years, however, as emissions mandates begin to put pressure on manufacturers. Market research firm Strategy Analytics this week predicted that emissions and fuel economy laws will force car manufacturers to move more of …

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Fisker Automotive Files for Bankruptcy

Fisker Automotive, maker of the “Karma” plug-in electric hybrid luxury sedan, filed for bankruptcy protection last week, marking an end to a chain of failure that began after the company received a $529 million loan commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy. Anaheim, California-based Fisker, which planned to assemble Karmas at a former General Motors plant in Wilmington, Delaware, has …

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Elon Musk Calls Media Coverage of Tesla Unreasonable

In the past couple of months, several fires have broken out as a result of accidents involving Tesla Model S cars and multiple purchasers. As the company fought to repair the damage, their stock price zig-zagged as if it were riding a rollercoaster; this week, USNews.com reports CEO Elon Musk condemning the media coverage of the car fires as “extremely …

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Electric Car Charger Market to Grow in Coming Decade

With plug-in electric cars set to become ever more popular in the coming years, and installation of stand-alone charging stations now ramping up, it appears that the future of driving is electric. Along with that will come a rush for electric vehicle owners who need special chargers installed in their homes. Market research firm Navigant Research today announced a new …

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Electric Car Charging Stations Now Number 64,000 Worldwide

Though hybrid cars are becoming more ubiquitous on U.S. roads, sales of fully-electric plug-in vehicles are still ramping up slowly. Part of the reason for the slow adoption of electric cars is the fact that the charging station infrastructure simply isn’t in place to support them. That will be changing soon, however, as electric vehicle charging stations will soon be …

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Electrics to Make Up 7% of Light Vehicle Market by 2020

With electric car sales now rising and charging station infrastructure for the vehicles now rolling out, it seems that electric vehicles are finally starting to become mainstream. With major car manufacturers now debuting fully-electric plug-in models, the number of electric vehicles on U.S. and European roads is set to rise steadily for years to come. Market research firm Navigant Research …

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Electric Car Charging Stations to Reach 200K by 2020

Hybrid cars have now become the norm on U.S. roads and car company Tesla is showing more established car companies exactly how to build a safe, profitable electric luxury car. Though electric vehicles appear to be the future, the infrastructure for the change-over from gas is not yet in place. Analyst firm IHS this week reassured consumers, predicting that fast-charging …

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