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…

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…

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: PERFIDIOUS GREED

THIS WEEK

THIS WEEK THIS WEEK WAS all about bold behavior: fake robots slinging pizzas, dignified statues dignified statues wearing wigs to celebrate crap cars, startups taking bald-faced swipes at Tesla and its electric dominance. But no move was so naked and downright nutsy as Uber investor Shervin Pishevar’s public call-to-arms, a statement that addressed (in mind-boggling grandiosity) the legal battle between ex-CEO Travis Kalanick and the ridehail company’s board. BUT Didja miss it all? Don’t worry, ye “bitterly barren barons of moral turpitude.” Let’s get you caught up. READ ALSO: JAGUAR EMBRACES ITS…

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…

Nissan follows Ford into the Chinese electric car business

Renault-Nissan

On Tuesday, the Renault-Nissan Alliance announced it’s forming a joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group with the aim of developing and building plug-in electric cars specifically for the Chinese market. The demand for electric cars is growing exponentially. In 2016 over 2 million vehicles with a battery on board providing all or some of the propulsion were sold worldwide for the first time in history. What’s more, China is quickly emerging as the world’s single biggest market for all things EV. Last year, China accounted for 256,879 plug-in electric car…

Ford Motor Company: Dominos Partner Up For Driverless Pizza Delivery

Pizza Delivery

Driverless Pizza Delivery That’s because Domino’s and Ford have partnered up on a pilot program to bring driverless pizza delivery to the to the midwestern market. The companies want to see how customers react to robotic deliveries. While a Ford engineer will be at the wheel of the semi-autonomous Ford Fusion, customers will have to walk out to the car to retrieve their order from a special compartment. READ ALSO: AUDI WORKING TO ADD SOLAR PANEL ROOFS TO FUTURE ELECTRIC CARS   Bloomberg has more details on the program: The goal of…

Ford May Soon Be Fully Committed to Electric Vehicles

A CHANGE OF PLANS Ford’s plans for electric vehicles could take a turn for the better under its new leadership, as speculated by Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas. Electrek reports that Jonas recently sent a new note to clients, in which he explains where the car manufacturer could go following the appointment of Jim Hackett as the company’s new president and CEO. “We expect Ford to go ‘all-in’ on EVs. With an emphasis on pure EV,” writes Jonas. “Hybrids? Not so much. Prior management was vague with how its $4.5b investment in ‘electrification’…

2017 Focus Electric

 2017 Focus Electric The Ford Focus Electric is a 5-door hatchback electric car produced by Ford. The Focus Electric is Ford’s second full production, all-electric vehicle (the first being the Ford Ranger EV), and production began in December 2011. The Focus Electric shares the glider of a third generation Ford Focus. Its electric powertrain originally used a 23 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack,which delivers a range of 76 mi (122 km) according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The 2017 model uses a 35 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion batterypack which delivers an range of 115 mi (185 km) according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The agency rated the Focus Electric combined fuel economy at 105 miles per gallon…