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.…

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 Honda shows why electric cars still have a long way to go before they post massive sales

EVs

 EVs are still relatively expensive when compared with mass-market gas vehicles. • Government support will help make EVs more accessible, but many gas-powered cars still cost half as much. • New-car buyers are uniquely price-sensitive – they might look at EVs, but they won’t buy. Electric cars have two major problems to overcome before they can go truly mainstream: price and charging. The arrival of long-range EVs hasn’t really changed anything – although the newly launched Tesla Model 3 is so compelling that many buyers are liable to give it…

Auto companies like Hyundai, Tata Motors, advance plans to make electric cars in India

Tata Motors

Hyundai, Tata Motors MUMBAI: Signalling a major change in stance, carmakers are advancing plans to make electric cars in India by giving them preference over hybrid versions. Automakers such as Hyundai, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra are leading the race to roll out electric cars soon. READ ALSO: NISSAN SHOWS LEAF ELECTRIC CAR REVAMPED WITH MORE RANGE   Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s largest carmaker, is considering the assembly of electric vehicles in India as early as 2019 and has dropped hybrid car plans for the market. BUT Tata Motors is…

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…

Honda is firing back at Tesla and other automakers by rolling out 2 electric cars by 2018

Honda

Honda  Honda is taking aim at Tesla and launching two electric cars by 2018. it said in June that one of its upcoming electric cars will be specifically for the Chinese market, and the company hinted in a statement Tuesday that the other would be for the European market. Honda said in the statement that it will debut its Urban EV Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September. The company described the vehicles as “Honda’s first EV for Europe.” In June, the company’s president and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, had…

Honda Announces Next Delivery Of NSX To UK

Honda UK has today confirmed the next delivery of NSX bound for UK shores. Launched last summer, the NSX has been a solid success story for the UK market and Honda has already sold through its first allocation of just 100 cars in the first 12 months. At launch last summer, Honda announced the initial cars would be delivered to the launch customers over a two year period. With this second allocation of 50 cars heading for the UK, potential customers will be able to get their hands on the…

Honda’s spacious Clarity Electric could use a bigger battery

The Honda Clarity Electric is sort of the awkward middle child of the largely identical Clarity trio of electrified cars. Nestled between the hydrogen fuel cell and plug-in hybrid variants is the automaker’s fully electric large sedan. But with just 89 EPA estimated miles of cruising range, it’s a bit of a tough sell compared to the rest of the current crop of electric cars, and even relative to its own hydrogen and hybrid siblings. But the electric Honda isn’t without its charms and its existence and scope says a lot…

Honda Fit EV

Honda commenced its intends to expand its offers of option vitality vehicles at the current year’s L.A. car exhibition with the declaration of its module cross breed stage and the Honda Fit EV Concept. Honda says the idea “indicates firmly at the heading and styling for Honda’s up and coming generation Fit EV all-electric vehicle,” yet that is a tiny bit deceiving. Beside the sparkling charging-port encompass and the flashy EV decals—which likely will be tamer on generation vehicles—it practically is the course and styling for Honda’s up and coming…