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…

Hyundai to launch electric Kona SUV in 2018

Hyundai will further expand its SUV line-up with two new models and an electric version of the newly launched Kona; three of 30 new Hyundais to come by 2021 as part of its plan to be the number one Asian brand in Europe. The Kona EV will be launched at the 2018 Geneva motor show. Read also: WORLD DEBUT: MINI ELECTRIC CONCEPT LIVE AT FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW Speaking at the launch of the new Nissan Juke-rivalling Kona compact SUV in Seoul, South Korea, Hyundai’s vice chairman Eui-sun Chung said that the firm would launch a…

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…

Tata & Hyundai to bring out electric cars

Looks like automakers in India are taking the Government of India’s dream of having an all-electric car population by 2030 seriously. Tata Motors, Hyundai and Mahindra are leading the race to roll out their electric cars soon.  READ ALSO: DUTCH STUDENTS MADE A BIODEGRADABLE ELECTRIC CAR FROM FLAX AND BEETS We all are aware that Tata is working on the electric version of the Tiago hatchback which is expected to be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. Tata will also revive the Nano brand in India by giving it an…

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…

Hyundai, Kia No.2 in eco-friendly market

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors ranked second in the global eco-friendly vehicle market in the first half of this year. The nation’s carmaker duo had announced in June last year their plan to become the combined runner-up in the eco-friendly market by 2020, but they successfully achieved the goal three years earlier than planned. According to London-based global market researcher HIS Markit, Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors sold 102,480 eco-friendly cars globally during the first half of this year, including electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and hybrid…

Hyundai IONIQ Has No Plans On Following Toyota’s Vision

EVs are fast turning into the bread and butter of the automotive industry and Hyundai is caught in the middle of it. The South Korean company had just launched the IONIQ Electric and they are hoping for the car to aid in electrifying their entire fleet. The aim here is to have a competitive EV setup that can enable Hyundai to rival the big names in the market and among them are Tesla and Nissan. Hyundai is also aware that it won’t be an easy path for them as there…

Hyundai Unveils Elec City All-Electric Powered Bus

Hyundai Elec City has a range of up to 290 km (180 miles), while its 256 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery can be fully charged in just over an hour. Hyundai Motor has unveiled an all-electric-powered bus, dubbed ‘Elec City’, that is no mere prototype – the company intends to put it into mass production in 2018. Yeongduck Tak, Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial Vehicle R&D Division, revealed it was very much a part of Hyundai’s strategy moving forward when he described it as providing “a glimpse into the…

Hyundai vows to produce longer-range electric car

Korean carmaker Hyundai is wading further into the electric vehicle market, promising a car that can go 500km (311 miles) on each charge. Hyundai already has an electric model on the market, but its range lags behind its competitors’ models. Along with its affiliate Kia, Hyundai is planning 31 eco-friendly models by 2020. The latest move comes amid increasing competition in the market for ecologically-friendly cars. Hyundai’s environmentally-conscious new additions will include three plug-in hybrid vehicles, eight battery-powered cars and two fuel-cell vehicles. The company also has plans to develop…