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November 2018 electrified sales in the US

By Blagojce Krivevski All major automakers reported November sales numbers for electrified vehicles. Numbers are considerably higher than the totals in November 2017. For the month, more than 44,188 electrified vehicles were sold, compared to last year’s 17,178 vehicles. This means that more than 314,164 electrified vehicles have been delivered in the U.S. through the…

Simon And Electrify America Launch California’s First 350 kW EV Charging Station

By Blagojce Krivevski Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, today announced its San Francisco Premium Outlets is California’s first location for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems featuring blindingly fast recharging speeds up to 350 kilowatts (kW) from Electrify America. As part of its ongoing sustainability strategy, Simon teamed with…

Hyundai Kona Electric Gets Driving Range Corrected Too

By Blagojce Krivevski Hyundai Motor is issuing a correction to the official Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) combined all-electric driving range (AER) stated for the Kona Electric. All new cars to be sold in the European Union are subject to the new WLTP tests, which use a standardised test programme set and overseen…

SK Innovation Announces New EV Battery Manufacturing Plant in Georgia

By Blagojce Krivevski South Korea-based SK Innovation, a developer of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, will invest $1.67 billion to build a new electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant in Georgia. SK Innovation, which is part of SK Group, is making the investment to better compete in the growing global EV battery market. Customers for SK…

World premiere: the new Mercedes Benz eCitaro

By Blagojce Krivevski It is emission-free in local use and almost noiseless. It combines the tried and tested platform of the Mercedes-Benz city bus with new technological solutions. The fully electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro brings electromobility for city buses to a whole new level. The new eCitaro uses innovative components only now available for the first…

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV named 2019 Green SUV of the Year

By Blagojce Krivevski The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was awarded Green Car Journal’s 2019 Green SUV of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA. The Outlander PHEV received top honors among a list of some of the largest OEMs in the world, and was recognized for raising the bar in environmental performance at…

Fully Charged reviews the all-new Hyundai Kona Electric

By Blagojce Krivevski It’s time for the all-new Hyundai Kona Electric to be reviewed by the Fully Charged’s presenter Jonny Smith. The further Jonny Smith drove the new Hyundai Kona Electric small SUV, the more often he liked it and the less often he charged it. Prices start from £29,495 (excluding £4,500 Plug In Car…

2019 Kia Niro EV Makes North American Debut in LA

By Blagojce Krivevski The 2019 Kia Niro EV is making its North American debut at the 2018 LA Auto Show. Energy and power for Niro EV comes from a state-of-the-art, liquid-cooled 64kWh lithium ion polymer battery that is packaged under the floor of the vehicle to allow for minimal passenger space intrusion. Fast charging rates…

US DOE: One Million Plug-in Vehicles Have Been Sold in the US

By Blagojce Krivevski As of October 2018, one million plug-in vehicles have been sold in the United States, according to the US Department of Energy data. Plug-in sales began in December 2010 with sales of the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. Other plug-in vehicle models followed, but plug-in sales remained below 5,000 per month until…

Next-generation Kia Soul EV debuts in Los Angeles ahead of 2019 sales

By Blagojce Krivevski Kia Motors has unveiled the all-new Soul EV at the 2018 LA Auto Show, a completely new iteration of Kia’s award-winning zero-emissions compact crossover. The new model is just as quirky, fun-loving and crowd-pleasing as ever, and with its all-electric powertrain, lovers of the Soul need never visit another filling station ever…

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