As EV Fever Rises, 90% Indian Car Owners Are Willing To Switch To Electric Vehicles: Survey

Given the right infrastructure, 90% car owners in India are willing to switch to electric vehicles (EVs), the most recent survey has revealed. According to an ET report, the survey took inputs from  2,200 respondents across major cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai, in which majority of Indian car owners highlighted the need for government’s immediate intervention to avail required infrastructure for electric vehicles. The survey has emphasised that the government should take more initiatives and provide more financial assistance in the form of subsidy and reduced road tax. The major…

Ministers’ £400m plan for electric car charging infrastructure delayed

A £400m government plan to build electric car charging points looks likely to be significantly delayed, in a blow to car manufacturers and efforts to tackle air pollution in UK cities. The Treasury pledged last year to support the switch to zero-emission vehicles with a £400m fund for charging infrastructure. Half of the money was to come from the taxpayer, with the rest matched by the private sector, according to an announcement in the autumn budget. However, nearly half a year later, it has emerged that the government has not even started…

22 Electric Car Models to be Available in India Soon

The Supreme Court was today told that 22 models of electric cars of various vehicle manufacturers would be available in India soon and companies like Tatas and Mahindras were pushing very hard for it. The top court, which was hearing a pollution-related matter, was apprised about it after a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked vehicle manufacturers, “what are you doing about electric cars?” “They say that in auto shows, all kinds of electric cars are there,” the bench asked, following which one of the lawyers…

43 Electric Cars on the Market in USA & Europe — & Why to Buy Them

USA & Europe

USA & Europe Not that long ago, only a few electric cars were on the market. Nowadays, there are a few dozen. We certainly have a few favorites here on CleanTechnica, but every plug-in car really has its own selling points. I’m sure I don’t have a comprehensive list of these in my head, and many of the points are definitely as subjective as opinions about music or movies, but below are my summarized thoughts on why I’d recommend various plug-in models. Audi A3 e-tron: This car offers the kind of luxury-class interior…

2018 Acura RLX Preview

Competes with: Infiniti Q70, BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 Looks like: A larger version of the 2018 TLX and an even larger improvement over the styling of last year’s model Drivetrain: 310-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 with 10-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drive (RLX); 377 total horsepower from a gas engine and three electric motors, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, all-wheel drive (Sport Hybrid) Hits dealerships: November Acura is taking the wraps off the redesigned 2018 RLX at Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week, and we got a preview of what changes are in store for…