After decades of ups and downs, electricity is finally emerging as the fuel that will propel the planet into the future as more governments look to address their pollution problems by phasing out vehicles that run on fossil fuels. As a result, automakers are scampering to flood the market with electric cars, trucks and, especially,
By the middle of the next decade, the world as we know it will end. This end is not written in stone, it was not predicted by the Mayans, and it was not foretold by UFO religions. This end has been sung in the past few years in press releases, statements and interviews. It is
Milton Keynes is the best place for EV spotting. It has so many electric cars that you get to see all sorts. Here’s an odd mix charging up at lunchtime today. At the left is a Vauxhall Ampera, essentially a rebadged GM Volt, and no longer made. In the middle is the ubiquitous Renault ZOE.
The Mercedes C350e plug in hybrid. A very swish car, amazing technology plus an amateur driver and car reviewer in one neat package.
Tesla Motors isn’t the only game in town when it comes to re-branding automotive fame into the energy storage business. Daimler has also announced the start of deliveries for its home energy storage systems produced under the Mercedes-Benz brand by subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE. Initially, Daimler entered into the ESS for business and utility companies; today,
Next generation Mercedes S-Class plug-in hybrid flagship to get clever new charging system, while diesel PHEV will join it The facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class plug-in hybrid will feature high tech wireless charging, according to Jochen Strenkert, Mercedes’ man responsible for hybrid powertrains. Speaking to Auto Express before the Geneva Motor Show, Strenkert revealed that Mercedes is
Kelley Blue Book released its list of the “10 Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Cars of 2015.” Ranking is opened by BMW i3 (second year in a row in the # 1 spot), followed by Tesla Model S, Mercedes-Benz B-Class ED, Cadillac ELR and BMW i8. Plug-ins capture the entire Top 5. Best hybrid is at 6th
Last year marked a big breakthrough for electric cars; the majority of major manufacturers invested heavily in developing electric drive-trains and subsequently added an array of appealing battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models to their rosters. By the end of 2014 there were over 17,000 plug-in cars and vans on UK roads with that
The year 2015 will see the strengthening of the market for electric vehicles (EVs); both pure electric and plug-in hybrids. With over 17,000 EVs already on UK roads, Next Green Car forecasts almost 40,000 will be in use by the end of the year. New low emission petrol and diesel models will also be launched