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State-By-State Look At Plug-In Electric Cars Per 1,000 Residents

Average number of plug-in cars in U.S. is 2.21 per 1,000 residents According to the US DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, as of the end of 2017, the highest number of plug-in electric cars per 1,000 people in the U.S. was in California (8.64), Hawaii (5.12) and Washington state (4.06). The first five ...

Living With An Electric Car Long Term Will Convert You

Range anxiety should not stop you from buying an electric car. Jason Feske from Engineering Explained admits that he has range anxiety, and he’s not talking about an EV. He says he has to keep his ICE vehicle’s gas tank above a quarter tank at all times. For this reason, he figured an electric car ...

Pininfarina Picks Battista As Official Name For PF0 Hypercar

The name comes from Battista Pininfarina founder of the famous coachbuilder. Forget the PF0 because Pininfarina now announced that its upcoming electric hypercar officially goes under the model name Battista. The vehicle’s moniker stems from the first name of Carrozzeria Pininfarina founder Battista Farina Pininfarina promises the Battista to be “fastest and most powerful car” ever to come from Italy, which is ...

The Impending Big Auto/Oil Implosion Explained: Video

Now You Know wants you to know what they think about the imminent implosion of Big Auto and Big Oil. Zac and Jesse from Now You Know have a series they call “In Depth.” Essentially, it’s like a video OpEd. They pick an interesting topic and dissect it. This recent episode is based on an article ...

ZF: Hybrid Drive Is Not Just A Bridge Technology

ZF is… gearing up to electrify everything ZF, the German supplier of transmission systems and axles components for cars and buses, is bullish on the future of hybrid and plug-in hybrids (as well as full EVs). Most recently, the company said that it expects hybrid drive to take 50% of the market in a few years ...

StreetScooter Electric Van Receives Approval For Large Series Production

StreetScooter will be now widely available in Europe Street Scooter GmbH, the subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has received EC vehicle type approval from the KBA (German motor transport authority) for large series production of its basic StreetScooter WORK electric delivery van. It means that besides hundreds of sales every month in Germany, the ...

Schaeffler To Debut 4ePerformance Concept & PHEV Truck Modules

Schaeffler has an offer to electrify pickup trucks in North America Schaeffler confirmed its presence at the 2019 CES (Central Plaza, Booth 25) with an interesting 4ePerformance all-electric concept vehicle, equipped with a 880 kW (1,200 hp) powertrain. The German manufacturer, which supplies transmissions for the Audi e-tron, predicts that by 2030 some 30% of new passenger ...

Lotus Announces Future 1,000 HP Electric Hypercar

Famed for its lightweight sports cars, Chinese-owned British brand Lotus is now planning a McLaren rivaling EV hypercar Famous British sports car manufacturer and Formula 1 team Lotus is set to break new ground by entering the hypercar market in the next few years under its Chinese owner Geely. As is the norm for hypercars, this will be a ...

Prediction: 50% Of All New Cars Sold Globally Will Be Electric By 2033

In 15 years electric cars will take half of the global market? According to the DNV GL forecast, the growth of electric car sales will accelerate and it will take the shape of an S-shaped curve of innovation. In result, 50% of all new cars sold globally to be electric by 2033, which is about ...

Get Ready Germany, The Tesla Model 3 Is About To Arrive

LOOK OUT GERMANY, THE TESLA MODEL 3 IS COMING [VIDEO] It’s hard to argue that Germany isn’t the heartbeat of automotive excellence. That said, an invader is coming (soon) to its home turf. According to Automotive News Europe, “Tesla will start the European rollout of its Model 3 in February, putting pressure on German premium brands that have ...