Some Clarity on the Clarity: Honda Provides PHEV, EV Details

Honda unveiled the other two members of it Clarity family at the New York Auto Show recently, providing some but not all of the info prospective buyers will want to know about the Clarity plug-in hybrid and all-electric models. [Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.] The missing stuff: Equipment lists, trim levels and pricing … Read more »

Nissan’s New Leaf EV Coming By Year’s End

Nissan says it will introduce its redesigned new Leaf EV in September, with sales to start by the end of the year.  It is widely expected that at least one version of the next-generation Leaf will have more range that the present generation’s 107-miles. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 5 seconds.] Nissan has acknowledged developing … Read more »

Flurry of Electrified Honda Models Coming

Honda said it will launch a new dedicated hybrid model, made-in-the-U.S.A., in 2018, as part of a move to make electrified Honda models account for half of all the new vehicles it launches in the U.S. in the next two years. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 20 seconds.] One of those will be a hybrid … Read more »

Chevy Bolt EV Named North American Car of Year

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has been named the North American Car of the Year, the first all-electric model to be selected. [Estimated Reading Time: 40 seconds.] The award is bestowed annually by an independent panel of 60 automotive journalists for the U.S. and Canada. It is considered one of the premier new car awards. … Read more »

Tesla Gigafactory Starts Battery Production

Tesla said it and partner Panasonic have begun mass production of commercial quality lithium-ion battery cells at the Tesla Gigafactory, pushing the electric car and energy storage company closer to production of its Model 3 electric car. [Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 30 seconds.] The cells now in production at the Nevada factory are intended … Read more »

Tesla Gets New Production Chief

[Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute, 20 seconds.] Tesla Motors, which has been bedeviled by production glitches and delays with each new model, has gone to an established player for its new production chief.  The Silicon Valley EV-maker has hired former Audi production executive Peter Hochholdinger as its new vice president of production. Hochholdinger is tasked … Read more »