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Hyundai delivers first 2019 KONA Electric in Baltimore

By Blagojce Krivevski Hyundai has delivered the first Kona Electric in the U.S. maret to Donald Small, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric oncologist and director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s Division of Pediatric Oncology. An early adopter of electric vehicles, and instrumental in the installation of the plug-in station infrastructure at The Johns Hopkins…

Rivian announces $700 million investment round led by Amazon

By Blagojce Krivevski Electric truck and SUV start-up Rivian has announced an equity investment round of $700M led by Amazon. The investment comes on the heels of Rivian’s reveal of the all-electric R1T pickup and R1S SUV at the LA Auto Show last November. Starting with a clean sheet, Rivian has developed its vehicles with…

Audi Q4 e-tron concept set for Geneva debut

By Blagojce Krivevski Audi has released first design sketches of next all-electric model to bear the e-tron, the Q4 e-tron concept SUV, set to be revealed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The Audi Q4 e-tron concept provides a glimpse of the next stage of Audi electric mobility and is due to be presented as…

Audi e-tron priced from £71,490 OTR in the UK

By Blagojce Krivevski The all-new Audi e-tron electric SUV is now available to order in the UK in two forms – e-tron and e-tron Launch Edition – priced at £71,490 OTR and £82,240 OTR respectively. Like no other Audi before it in terms of technology, but with a familiarity to its look, feel and functionality…

AAA research finds icy temperatures cut EV range nearly in half

By Blagojce Krivevski As freezing temperatures plague much of the country, electric vehicle owners may experience a decrease in driving range, compounded by the use of the vehicle’s interior climate control. New research from AAA reveals that when the mercury dips to 20°F and the HVAC system is used to heat the inside of the…

Electrify America releases Cycle 2 national ZEV investment plan

By Blagojce Krivevski Electrify America today announced that its National Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan for Cycle 2 is now available and that the company will start executing on the plan this year. Cycle 2 is a 30-month investment period that begins in July 2019. The $300 million investment announced today will build on…

UK new car sales fall as electrified cars surge in popularity

By Blagojce Krivevski The UK’s new car market dipped -1.6% in January, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 161,013 new cars were registered for use on UK roads, with trends in fuel choice seen last year continuing in the first month of 2019. Following a…

DHL Expands Green Fleet With 63 Workhorse Electric Delivery Vans

By Blagojce Krivevski DHL, the world’s leading international express services provider, is staying true to its mission of reducing emissions as it prepares to roll out a new fleet of electric delivery vans that will serve U.S. markets. These new vehicles add to the company’s already robust alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fleet, which includes fully…

Audi returns to Super Bowl with Audi e-tron GT commercial

By Blagojce Krivevski Audi returns to America’s biggest night in football with a humorous 60-second commercial called “Cashew.” Known for memorable storytelling, Audi highlights the brand’s electrification strategy by offering a glimpse of the fully electric Audi e-tron GT concept car. “Cashew” will air on Sunday, Feb. 3 during the second quarter of the big…

Extreme E electric off-road series unveiled; 2021 launch date

By Blagojce Krivevski Former IndyCar star Gil de Ferran and Formula E founder Alejandro Agag have revealed plans for the “Extreme E” all-electric off-road series for electric SUVs. The pioneering electric off-road racing series will take place in some of the world’s most challenging and remote locations on the planet, with the aim of showcasing…

Shell Acquires EV charging company Greenlots

By Blagojce Krivevski Greenlots, a US-based leader in EV charging and energy management software and solutions, has signed an agreement to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell New Energies US LLC, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc. With this deal, Greenlots’ technology and team become the foundation for Shell’s continued expansion of electric…

Volkswagen teases electric buggy concept for Geneva Motor Show

By Blagojce Krivevski Volkswagen is bringing a legend back to life! At the beginning of March, the Wolfsburg-based Group will reveal the first fully electric version of a new buggy. Taking its cues from popular American dune buggies, the concept vehicle is based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB), demonstrating how multifaceted the new…

Renault ZOE S Edition now available in the UK

By Blagojce Krivevski Renault has introduced a new version at the top of the Renault ZOE range. The new Renault ZOE S Edition replaces the previous Signature Nav version and brings a host of equipment at a small premium over the Renault ZOE Dynamique Nav. Ordering in the UK is open now and deliveries of…

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