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…

SUVs, new energy models stand out at industry expo

SUVs Debuted lineups at ongoing car show identify most popular segments If there is anything that carmakers have in common in a market as fast-changing as China’s, it is their conviction in the prospects for SUVs and electric cars, or even better still, electric SUVs. At the ongoing Guangzhou auto show in Guangdong province, out of the 47 models that are making their debuts, 28 are SUVs. New energy vehicles, including electric cars, total 131, some 12 percent of the total exhibits at the year-end gala. It is no wonder.…

The Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: What To Expect

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The new season of international auto shows kicks off in Frankfurt next week. While big industry car shows are often more about sending a message than revealing actual production plans, the Frankfurt event looks promising for EV fans. There will be a few unveilings of refreshed electric car models offering new designs and features—as well as pre-production vehicles showing progress toward market introduction in the next couple of years. And of course, we can expect a few helpings of eye-candy in the form of way-out fantastical electric concepts with advanced…

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

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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…

Aston Martin will go EV and hybrid only in the mid-2020s

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Aston Martin The car James Bond drives in the next 007 film might be a hybrid. Aston Martin, famous for supplying the spy’s chosen vehicle, announced that its entire automotive lineup would be hybrids by the mid-2020s. By 2030, the automaker intends for a quarter of its sales to come from electric vehicles, the company’s CEO told Financial Times. READ ALSO: VOLKSWAGEN: READY TO ROC! – WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NEW T-ROC   The promise comes soon after Volvo pledged to stop selling gas or diesel-only cars within the next two years in favor of hybrids and…

Aston Martin lifts outlook on sports car demand, selling prices

Aston Martin has raised its annual forecasts for the second time this year after posting six months of record profits, as the luxury carmaker races towards a potential stock market listing. The British carmaker, famed for supplying James Bond, reported a pre-tax profit of £21.1m for the first half compared to a loss of £82.3m in the same period last year. This was due partly to rising demand for its latest sports cars, and also to higher relative selling prices caused by the fall in the pound following the UK’s…

ASTON MARTIN CONFIRMS PRODUCTION OF FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC CARS MODEL

Under two years subsequent to being divulged as an idea, Aston Martin is today confirming that the all-electric RapidE will enter creation in 2019. Set for a constrained generation keep running of 155 autos, RapidE is Aston Martin’s first all-electric model. All things considered it initiates improvement of the brand’s low-and zero-outflow vehicle technique laid out by Aston Martin’s President and CEO, Dr Andy Palmer, in the organization’s Second Century Plan. RapidE sees a continuation of the joint effort with Williams Advanced Engineering who took a shot at the first…