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Author Archives: James Ayre

EVBox Unveils New Level 2 EV Charging Station

February 4th, 2018 | by James Ayre

The commercially important 2018 CES show in Las Vegas provided us with a number of announcements worth discussing. Something that we didn't discuss at the time, though, was the reveal by EVBox of its new Level 2 electric vehicle charging station

Electric GT (Tesla Racing Series) Now Officially Sanctioned By FIA

February 2nd, 2018 | by James Ayre

The Electric GT Racing Series — a racing series slated to make use of modified Tesla Model S sedans — is now officially sanctioned by the International Automobile Federation (FIA), the governing body of the Formula One and Formula E racing series

Litarion Commences Insolvency Proceedings

February 1st, 2018 | by James Ayre

The Electrovaya-owned subsidiary Litarion has entered into voluntary structured insolvency proceedings in Germany — following a dispute with a landlord — a new press release has revealed

Renault-Nissan Alliance Edged VW Group Out As World’s #1 Auto Manufacturer In 2017

February 1st, 2018 | by James Ayre

While Volkswagen's seemingly endless diesel car emissions cheating scandal hasn't managed to dent the company's sales as much as those of us with a sense of justice would perhaps like, sales did apparently decrease enough in 2017 for the Renault-Nissan Alliance to edge VW Group out as the world's top auto manufacturer

Tesla Model 3 User Experience Rated Poorly By Strategy Analytics

January 31st, 2018 | by James Ayre

The market/product analysts at Strategy Analytics have given the Tesla Model 3 a fairly low appraisal with regard to the "user experience" — with the notation being that there's a drop in quality as compared to the Tesla Model S or Tesla Model X. Well, no kidding

Maxus Begins EV80 Van Deliveries In Europe

January 31st, 2018 | by James Ayre

Deliveries of the first all-electric Maxus EV80 vans has now begun in Europe — with the German firm Maske Fleet being amongst the first there to receive the new offerings — according to an email sent to CleanTechnica

Over 100,000 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs Have Now Been Sold In Europe

January 31st, 2018 | by James Ayre

More than 100,000 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) have now been sold in Europe — as of the end of 2017. Very interestingly, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV now accounts for over 10% of the company's sales in the European market

Alibaba & Foxconn Leading $347 Million EV Startup Funding Round

January 30th, 2018 | by James Ayre

In yet another example of the way that the electric vehicle market in China seems to be exploding in a way that others aren't, Alibaba and Foxconn have led the recent, 2.2 billion yuan (~$347 million) funding round for the startup manufacturer Xiaopeng Motors

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