Shenzen, China To Fund $799 Million In Green Car Programs
Shenzen, China will fund EV incentives and infrastructure to the tune of nearly $800 million. The US Air Force will turn its used cooking oil into biodiesel at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Falken is developing a tire specifically for plug-in hybrid SUVs.
The Automotive Journalist Association of Canada crowns the Kia Soul EV as the first Canadian Green Car of the Year. Proterra EV buses accumulate 1 million miles on the job. GE and EV Connect announce partnership to use each other's goods and services and expand markets.
This year's Shandong EV Expo offers a look at two Chinese vehicles that blatantly take from the design of other models. The JMW2200 wears the face of a BMW i3, and the Videoev is a five-door Volkswagen Beetle.
In an executive order, President Obama is increasing the federal fleet to 50 percent plug-ins and EVs by 2025. All of the changes should reduce government greenhouse emissions by 40 percent from 2008 levels.
Nissan No Charge To Charge In Indianapolis; West Coast Electric Highway
The West Coast Electric Highway offers freedom to EV drivers in Oregon and Washington. BYD's e6 electric taxi is being built in Taiwan, for Taiwan. Nissan opens fast chargers at Ricker's stations in Indianapolis. Formula E announces season two testing schedule at Donington Park
When You Talk To The Fans, You Find People Who Are Loving EVs
We spent the day wandering around the Formula E debut in Miami, watching the many fast cars and wondering what the many fans thought about these electric speed demons. Turns out, people like fast things.
Porsche is putting a greater focus on developing connectivity technology in its vehicles for the future, and the company might be working with Apple and Google on solutions. Also, expect to see more hybrids from the sports car brand in the future, maybe even a full EV.