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Most of us will be driving electric SUVs

May 25th, 2018 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

American and Chinese consumers are head over heels for SUVs — a mutual love affair that seems likely to expand in the coming years into growing demand for electric SUVs, according to a new report.



Apple now has more than 50 autonomous cars on the road

May 16th, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

The tech company’s self-driving program continues to flourish. Apple has more than doubled the number of its self-driving cars, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has confirmed. Since obtaining a permit to test autonomous vehicles, Apple’s fleet size has steadily risen — from a scant three test cars, to 27 in January, and now, […]



Didi and Volkswagen partner to develop a ‘purpose-built’ fleet and scale up autonomous driving capabilities

May 8th, 2018 at 9:19 am » Comments Off

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is nearing an agreement with Volkswagen (VW) to deploy a “purpose-built” fleet of VW vehicles in its home country, according to The Wall Street Journal. As part of the joint venture, the German carmaker would provide around 100,000 vehicles, electric and autonomous vehicle technology, and manage the fleet.



Why Lithium is about to replace oil

April 10th, 2018 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

The market for Lithium (Li) is about to explode. What we are witnessing now is nothing less that the transition from a carbon- to a lithium-based economy. In the space of three years, we have gone from a global lithium glut to a structural shortage.



Top 7 plug-in cars listed by price per mile of electric range

April 8th, 2018 at 10:18 am » Comments Off

Range is all the rage when it comes to electric cars, but often range comes at a cost. So, which plug-in cars offer the most miles of electric range for your hard-earned buck? For starters, no plug-in hybrid even came close to making the cut. The Chevy Volt was the front-runner among PHEVs at $626 […]



Who’s really going to own autonomous cars?

April 7th, 2018 at 9:55 am » Comments Off

Two mega trends are coming together: The Collaborative Economy and the Autonomous World, which means shared mobility from self-driving cars. Early this year, we published a research report on the Business Models of Self-Driving Cars, and we’ve presented our findings at a number of industry events. A commonly asked question is: “In the future, will […]



Even more evidence that electric cars could save the planet

March 16th, 2018 at 8:44 am » Comments Off

The latest numbers say that as the American grid shifts toward renewables, the positive impact of electric cars is increasing. EVERYONE’S SAYING IT: The future of driving is electric. The big-name car companies have plans to start giving Tesla some tough competition. Jaguar’s I-Pace electric SUV will be on sale soon, and Porsche is teasing […]



48-volt systems could be the new standard in the future’s vehicles

February 11th, 2018 at 1:25 am » Comments Off

Electric cars won’t only be good for the environment — they’ll be good for your power-hungry tendencies, too. As per a new report from the New York Times, companies are looking to turn away from the traditional 12-volt systems to provide the juice for these cars of the future, and looking to a 48-volt standard […]



GM is dropping the steering wheel in autonomous cars

January 21st, 2018 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

General Motors (GM) says it is mass-producing autonomous cars that give complete control to the machine by taking away both the steering wheel and pedals.



Electric and hybrid car sales hit record numbers in 2017

January 12th, 2018 at 1:31 am » Comments Off

Registrations for EVs and plug-in hybrids increased by more than 27% compared to 2016, up from 36,535 to 46,522.



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