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.…

NEW CAR REVIEW: The BMW i3

BMW i3

BMW i3 BMW i3 has proved to be a successful first stab at the all-electric vehicle market for its Munich maker and since the original 2013 launch, the Munich maker hasn’t stopped trying to improve it. In 2016, the original 60Ah version was replaced with a 94Ah variant that boosted this model’s all-electric operating range to over 200 miles. A year later, BMW gave the styling a minor refresh and added a slightly pokier i3s derivative into the range to create the model line-up we’re going to look at here.…

Driving force: are electric cars crowding out traditional engines?

Driving force

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…

AT THE Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 BMW unveiled a brand-new electric car concept the i Vision Dynamics, which looks like a new rival to shake the Tesla Model S.

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AT THE Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 BMW In the luxury electric car segment Tesla currently rules the roost.  Both the Model S and Model X are the class leaders in terms of range and technology and no real direct rivals to challenge this position yet.  BMW could be ready to spoil the party though. Read also: PORSCHE CAYENNE COUPE UNDER CONSIDERATION AS BMW X6 RIVALAt the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017, the German car manufacturer revealed a new electric car concept, the the i  Vision Dynamics, which looks to be a credible rival to the…

BMW AT LAST UNVEILS A TESLA-FIGHTING ELECTRIC SEDAN

PERHAPS THE BIGGEST threat now facing Tesla isn’t its ability to scale up Model 3 production or nail down autonomous driving software;  it might actually be that the mainstream auto industry is finally entering the market Elon Musk’s upstart car company has long dominated. For five years, Tesla’s Model S has monopolized the luxury electric sedan market, but that dominance is now besieged. Porsche is spending more than a billion dollars to develop the Mission E, a svelte speedster it plans to launch in 2020. Read also: THE ELECTRIC CARS AT…

8 Best Concepts from the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

e Frankfurt motor show is kind of a big deal, with automakers from MINI to Mercedes-Benz unveiling all kinds of new vehicles at this event Of course, there are tons of production models are on display at this biennial event, but we can’t forget about the concept cars! Accordingly, here are eight of our favorite design studies from Frankfurt. BMW X7 iPerformance Concept This big, brown bomber previews the BMW brand’s upcoming full-size utility vehicle. Up front, there’s a new interpretation of the brand’s iconic twin-kidney grille along and along the grille along…

10 electric cars that could challenge Tesla

Honda will debut its EV Concept, which the automaker has described as its “first EV for Europe.” A production version will hit the European market in 2019. Honda wants two-thirds of its vehicles to be electric or hybrid by 2030. READ ALSO: FIA PRESIDENT: EXPECT “SURPRISES” ON 2018/19 FORMULAE CAR     Volkswagen will bring its I.D. Crozz to Frankfurt, an electric SUV coupe in a gorgeous red. The SUV, which can drive 310 miles on a single charge, will launch in 2020. Audi will also debut an electric SUV concept, the…

BMW to power up electric vehicle production

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German premium carmaker BMW has vowed to significantly ramp up its production of electric cars and to roll out an array of battery-powered models over the next couple of years, including for its premium brand Rolls-Royce, to win the industry-wide race for cleaner, greener mobility. Chairman and CEO Harald Krueger said on Thursday in Munich that the company would deliver 100,000 electric cars this year globally, with accumulated BMW Group sales of such cars exceeding 200,000 by year-end. The group plans to offer 25 electric models by 2025, including 12…