Author Archives: James Ayre

Belgium Extends Tax Benefits To More Electric Bicycle Users

May 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre

Belgium has been providing tax/monetary benefits to those who bicycle to work, rather than drive, for quite some time now — with the program apparently even paying out around €93 million in 2015 (to around 400,000 program participants)


Is Media Being Suckered By United Auto Workers Union As Tesla Claims?

May 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre

In response to numerous reports in the mainstream media that conditions at the company's Fremont manufacturing facility are possibly unsafe, a Tesla spokesperson recently commented that journalists are being used by the United Auto Workers union to discredit the company, and to aid in its unionizing efforts


Hyundai Ioniq PHEV vs. Hyundai Ioniq Electric — Road Trip Comparison (Video)

May 20th, 2017 | by James Ayre

One of the main reasons that many car buyers have been reluctant to buy all-electric vehicles is quite simple — traveling long distances in one is generally quite time consuming and inconvenient. This is mostly owing to the dearth of electric vehicle superfast-charging stations and the low range of many of the offerings out there now


Mercedes-Benz Energy & Vivint Solar Partnering In US

May 20th, 2017 | by James Ayre

As a means of boosting the market adoption rates of the companies' tech, Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar will be partnering in the US to introduce a joint offering to consumers there, according to a new press release


Study: Diesel Exhaust Tied To 38,000 Early Deaths A Year

May 20th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Roughly 38,000 people die prematurely every year worldwide as a result of exposure to diesel exhaust, according to new research from the Environmental Health Analytics. Importantly, this figure will continue climbing over the coming years if decisive action isn't taken, according to the researchers involved


Elextra EV Slated To Launch In 2019 — 670 HP Combined

May 20th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Electric supercars seem to be coming into fashion, going by the auto industry news cycle as of late. The newest bit of information supporting that assertion is the news that an all-electric supercar named the "Elextra" is being developed that will possess a combined (both electric motors) output of 670 horsepower


Hyundai To Unveil Fully Electric Bus Soon

May 18th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The South Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai will unveil a new, all-electric bus product within the near future (reportedly, this month). The electric bus has a tentative market launch date of sometime in 2018, according to local news sources


Angela Merkel: Germany Won’t Achieve Electric Vehicle Goals

May 16th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Authorities in Germany had previously stated publicaly that the country was working towards the goal of putting at least 1 million plug-in electric vehicles on its roads by 2020. It looks like this goal won't be achieved, though, going by recent comments from German Chancellor Angela Merkel



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