Two Range Rover PHEVS Slated for 2018 Launch

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Plug-in hybrid SUVs keeping coming, with the latest a pair of Range Rover PHEVs from Land Rover – the Range Rover P400e and Range Rover Sport P400e. Both Range Rover PHEVs are slated for a U.S. introduction next summer, as 2019 models. [Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 20 seconds.] The Sport PHEV is priced to … Read more »

New Accord Hybrid: Details, But No Car Until ’18

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Honda is launching the redesigned 2018 Accord this month – but not the new Accord Hybrid, which has to wait until early in the actual 2018 calendar year for its debut. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 30 seconds.] Still, the company’s disclosed some details, so here we go: Like the all-gasoline 2018 Accords, the new … Read more »

‘Tap-To-Charge’ EV Charging Now On ChargePoint Network

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Making things easier to do always helps with public acceptance and EV charging giant ChargePoint has added a “tap-to-charge” payment function to its network of more than 40,000 public plug-in vehicle chargers in the U.S. and Canada. The company hopes the new function will encourage more consumers to consider PEV purchases. [Estimated Reading Time: 35 … Read more »

Porsche EV, the ‘Mission E,’ Set for 2019

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Finally, a Porsche EV.  The German automaker plans to launch its first all-electric model, a street version of the Mission E concept, in 2019. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 30 seconds.] In an interview with Car Magazine, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume said the Mission E will start at around $85,000. Porsche previously has said that … Read more »

VW, Mercedes Launch Big Vehicle Electrification Pushes

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It’s looking as though the scales finally are tipping toward vehicle electrification. As the Frankfurt Motor Show gets underway this week, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz have announced that they soon will provide electric or hybrid internal combustion-electric versions of most of their models. [Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes.] Mercedes said it would start the changeover 2022, … Read more »

Revealed: Bollinger 4-Door Electric Sport Truck

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  If  start-up EV maker Bollinger Motors is successful in its fund-raising and starts production as planned in 2019, a Bollinger 4-door electric sport truck will join the original 2-door  in a new market segment – battery-electric trucks optimized for off-road work and play. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 15 seconds.] Company founder, CEO and … Read more »

First Look: 2018 Nissan Leaf; 150 Miles, $30K

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[Updated 8/6/17 with information re parking assist and availability of long-range model.] The  2018 Nissan Leaf EV made its debut this evening as Nissan took the wraps off a redesigned, re-engineered compact hatchback with several battery choices and, eventually, more than 200 miles of range. As you can see from the photo above, the redesign … Read more »

Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet: EV For the 1%

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We don’t usually cover flights of fantasy, but once in a while something comes along that’s either so audacious, or so breathtaking, that we can’t ignore it. That’s the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet, a 750-horsepower, all-electric, two-seat ragtop concept car from Mercedes-Benz’ ne plus ultra nameplate. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 15 seconds.] The boatail … Read more »