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…

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.…

Chevy Bolt EV, Sonic, Bolt, Sonic: GM mingles gas, electric cars on same assembly line

Bolt EV

General Motors General Motors didn’t have to construct an all-new assembly plant to build its affordable, mass-market Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. In fact, it produces the electric car at the existing Orion assembly plant in Michigan, which opened in 1983. That’s not the most interesting aspect of Bolt EV production, though: GM actually builds the all-electric Bolt EV and the gasoline-powered Chevrolet Sonic on the same assembly line, interspersing them as needed. READ ALSO: COULD NISSAN IMX TRADEMARK HINT AT IDX-LIKE ELECTRIC CAR? There is no deviation or halting to…

General Motors is starting to build cars that can eventually drive without a human

self-driving

General Motors and its self-driving subsidiary Cruise have started to build Chevy Bolt electric vehicles that are being produced with fully autonomous hardware. In other words, once the software is ready — perhaps within months — this third-generation Bolt EVs will be able to operate themselves completely without a driver. GM is hardly the only company trying to build self-driving electric cars. READ ALSO: THE INTEL CAR COULD REVOLUTIONISE THE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET   But what sets it apart is its production capacity to manufacture them at scale — something Tesla, say,…

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…

General Motors to Recall Few Chevy Bolts Over Battery Issues

General Motors has contacted a few hundred buyers of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car to address a battery glitch that can affect propulsion, a spokesman said Friday. The defect is present in some of the first Bolts that were manufactured and means that a car may say that 80 miles of electric power remains when in fact the battery will only last for 20 miles, said GM spokesman Chris Bonelli. The Bolt’s progress has been closely monitored in the car industry because it was the first all-electric vehicle aimed at…