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Video: 2018 Nissan LEAF Production in Tennessee

By Editorial Staff Production of the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF officially began on December 4 at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tenn. The Nissan LEAF has been in production at Smyrna since 2013, with more than 114,550 models sold in the United States since 2011. The 2018 Nissan LEAF offers available ProPILOT Assist…

Anheuser-Busch orders 40 Tesla electric trucks

By Editorial Staff Beer giant Anheuser-Busch announced it has placed an order for 40 Tesla semi-trucks as part of a company-wide strategy to employ cutting-edge technology to reduce the environmental impact and increase the efficiency of its operations. The 40 semi-trucks, which represent one of Tesla’s largest reported pre-orders, will be fully electric-powered and equipped…

SK Innovation to build EV battery plant in Hungary

By Editorial Staff South Korean SK Innovation announced plans to build a new 840.2 billion won (US$777 million) EV battery plant in Hungary to better meet demand from European carmakers. SK Innovation, which owns South Korea’s top refiner SK Energy, plans to break ground in February 2018 and start production from early 2020, the company…

EV Charging Infrastructure Needs for Nationwide Coverage

By Editorial Staff As plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have grown more popular, there is greater need for a comprehensive charging network so that PEVs can travel across the country as easily as gasoline vehicles do. The question is then “How many EV charging stations are needed to create a nationwide network?” A recent study by…

2018 Nissan LEAF production begins in Tennessee today

By Editorial Staff Production for the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF is officially underway at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The new Nissan LEAF will be available at dealerships nationwide in the U.S. starting next month. “We’re committed to vehicle electrification and manufacturing in the United States,” said Jeff Younginer, vice president, manufacturing,…

Sam Bird clinches victory in Hong Kong

By Editorial Staff Despite incurring an eight-second penalty in the pits, DS Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird clinched victory in Round One of the HKT Hong Kong E-Prix. With a delay at the beginning of the race caused by TECHEETAH driver Andre Lotterer hitting the wall on Turn 3, all cars returned to the pit…

November 2017 Plug-in Vehicle Sales

By Editorial Staff All major automakers are posting November sales numbers for plug-in electric vehicles. NOTE: As always, this article is updated throughout the day as soon as more data is available. Last update: Friday, December-01, 2017 @ 02:20 pm. Nissan LEAF – no sales data to report Sales of the all-electric Nissan LEAF totaled…

Honda Clarity Series Awarded 2018 Green Car Of The Year

By Editorial Staff The Honda Clarity series, comprised of the 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, arriving at dealerships nationwide on December 1, and the 2017 Clarity Electric and 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell, available in selected markets, was recognized as the 2018 Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal at the Los Angeles Auto Show….

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens team up on hybrid-electric aircraft

By Editorial Staff Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Siemens have formed a partnership which aims at developing a near-term flight demonstrator which will be a significant step forward in hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aircraft. The three companies together announced the groundbreaking collaboration, bringing together some of the world’s foremost experts in electrical and propulsion technologies, at the…

Panasonic Jaguar Racing Ready For Second Season In Formula E

By Editorial Staff Panasonic Jaguar Racing are heading to Hong Kong for the start of their second season in the FIA Formula E Championship. The season opener takes place on 2 – 3 December in Asia’s first ever double-header race weekend and will be the first-time drivers Nelson Piquet Jr. and Mitch Evans line up…

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