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CUPRA Formentor PHEV SUV Revealed Before Geneva Motor Show Debut

By Blagojce Krivevski CUPRA is marking its first anniversary by taking the covers off its most eye-catching vehicle yet; the plug-in hybrid concept CUPRA Formentor. CUPRA’s first year of operations has proved its potential in the market, as sales in 2018 increased by 40% compared to last year, with up to 14,400 units sold. After…

European CV maker chooses for new PHEV truck

By Blagojce Krivevski BorgWarner announced that a major European commercial vehicle manufacturer has chosen the company’s proven High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) 410 electric motor for a plug-in hybrid electric truck (PHEV) to be launched in 2019. The electric motor is a key component in a range of vehicles including urban and night-time delivery trucks and…

BMW to unveil new generation of plug-in-hybrid models in Geneva

By Blagojce Krivevski The BMW stand at the International Motor Show 2019 in Geneva focuses on the company’s continuing model offensive in the luxury segment and the ongoing expansion of its range of vehicles with electrified drive systems. Just a few weeks after being unveiled to the world, the new BMW 7 Series luxury sedan…

Audi e-tron extreme: Technology demonstrator on legendary “Streif”

By Blagojce Krivevski In late January, Audi sent its first fully electric-powered SUV onto the Austrian slopes where the world’s best ski racers battle for victory in the Hahnenkamm Race. The specially equipped Audi e‑tron climbed the “Mausefalle” on the legendary “Streif”. With an 85 percent gradient, it is the steepest section of the spectacular…

Electric Citroen Ami One Concept is the future of urban mobility

By Blagojce Krivevski Citroen is perpetuating 100 years of innovation and boldness dedicated to the freedom of movement at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, with the presentation of Ami One Concept, a disruptive all-electric ‘object’ that places digital technology at the heart of a new urban mobility experience, offering more freedom and peace of mind….

Electrify America joins CharIN to establish CCS as global standard for EV Charging

By Blagojce Krivevski Electrify America will serve as the newest member of the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a registered association whose mission is to develop and establish the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging battery-powered electric vehicles. Electrify America recognizes the importance of cross-industry cooperation around charging infrastructure to help increase…

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…

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