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.…

Maruti’s first electric car in India in 2 years! Recast auto exposure now

Maruti NEW DELHI: Maruti parent SuzukiBSE 0.83 % has inked a pact with Toyota Motor and, if things as planned, India would see the first electric vehicle (EV) from the Maruti stable in less than two years! That would prove to be a game-changer for the domestic auto industry. Broader concerns How the EV segment would perform in the initial years would majorly depend on the price points of these vehicles. The average cost of a small car in India today stands at $6,00-8,000 (ex-showroom), while the median cost of a…

Driving force: are electric cars crowding out traditional engines?

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Frankfurt motor show When Angela Merkel addressed the Frankfurt motor show, it was not to a backdrop of revving engines but an exhibition of noiseless electric Golfs, South Korean hybrids and Japanese fuel-cell cars. The silence should have pleased the chancellor, who in the wake of the VW emissions scandal has hinted at a possible ban on sales of The diesel cars for which German manufacturers are renowned. German cities plagued by air pollution, including Munich, home of BMW, are mulling over the banning of diesel from their centres. Internationally, the UK and France recently promised…

Bentley will introduce an electric sports car in 2019

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Nearly every automaker has shifted their focus to electric cars and that includes Bentley since it will reportedly introduce a fully-electric sports car in 2019. Bentley teased its upcoming electric car earlier this year with the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show. Bentley has yet to officially confirm the reports about an electric sports car, but according to Autocar, the electric car may be similar to the concept we saw this year. Read also: FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW: JAGUAR I-PACE RACE SERIES ANNOUNCED The Bentley electric sports car…

China Fossil Fuel Deadline Shifts Focus to Electric Car Race

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China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, becoming the biggest market to do so in a move that will accelerate the push into the electric car market led by companies including BYD Co. and BAIC Motor Corp. Xin Guobin, the vice minister of industry and information technology, said the government is working with other regulators on a timetable to end production and sales. READ ALSO: VISION MERCEDES-MAYBACH 6 CABRIOLET SET FOR PEBBLE BEACH 2017 DEBUT   The move will have a profound impact on the…

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…

Bentley to debut three new models at Monterey Auto Week

Bentley Motors will debut three new models at the upcoming Monterey Auto Week to be held between 17-20 August in the city of Monterey, California, US. At the auto week, the company will showcase the Continental Supersports, Bentayga W12 editions and EXP 12 Speed 6e concept. The Continental Supersports is claimed to be one of the fastest four-seat car in the world. It can produce about 710PS (700nhp). This grand tourer can go from 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds. The Bentyaga W12 will be showcased in three new variants including Mulliner, Black…