The automotive and energy industries are evolving at a rapid pace towards a zero-emissions future. Learn about the latest developments in the electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid, and hydrogen vehicle industry here.
Ford is Investing Billions to Build EVs in Canada
In the latest of a series of bold EV announcements, Ford is investing over $1.8 billion in upgrading its Canadian manufacturing complex, which will be transformed between 2024 and 2025 into a new EV-making facility. Ford will build vehicles as well as their batteries on-site.
2025 Chrysler Airflow
Chrysler has been talking about an entire new line of all-electric vehicles to come. But will the long-awaited Airflow model be the first EV crossover for Chrysler, or will it be something else entirely?
Toyota Updates Electrification Strategy, Promises 10 EVs by 2026
Toyota has revised its electrification strategy, with governments and competitors applying increasing pressure to reach zero emissions. Toyota now plans to introduce 10 new EVs in the next three years, including a three-row EV SUV. Plus, its next-generation platform promises double the range.
The Mercedes-Benz EQE Lights the Way
With all the clever prowess and elegance of its big brother EQS, the new Mercedes-Benz EQE luxury sedan arrives to outshine Tesla and BMW in the electrified battle for a better EV and silent supremacy.
The First VinFast SUVs Headed to the U.S.
Vietnamese electric-car maker VinFast has put the first 999 VF8 EV SUVs on a boat destined for the U.S. The first VF8 models, which claim a 292-mile range according to the manufacturer, will be delivered by the end of 2022. It's the first of many models to come from the new brand.
Honda CR-V Hybrid Production Begins in Canada
Production of the 2023 Honda CR-V has begun in Canada. In addition to regular gasoline drivetrain options, a new hybrid version offers more power and torque, a higher top speed, and greater towing capacity. The company expects the latest CR-V hybrid to account for half of the model's sales.
GM Launches New Energy Business
General Motors' new GM Energy could set up your home as a solar-powered energy station to power your house and EV. You might even get money back from your electric company.
Are E-Fuels Only a Niche Technology?
A report recently released by European lobby group Transport & Environment suggests that, even at the oil industry’s most optimistic production estimates, synthetic carbon-neutral fuels may only be able to fill up 2% of the internal combustion cars on European roads.
Ford to Produce 600,000 EV Batteries Annually
In order to meet the demand for new electric cars, Ford has announced it will ramp up production to 600,000 electric vehicles annually by 2023. The electric car manufacturer will do so with new lithium iron phosphate batteries. Learn more about Ford's all-electric future right here on GreenCars.
Why Toyota Still Believes in Hydrogen
Toyota has been a big believer in hydrogen. It is now selling the second-generation Mirai, a fuel-cell electric vehicle that uses compressed hydrogen gas in a tank to power a fuel cell, which powers an electric motor. But why does Toyota still believe in hydrogen? Let's find out.
Porsche's EV Race Car Tests Consumer Tech
Porsche built its reputation on motorsports, so it's no surprise that as the company embraces the electric revolution, that it has an all-electric race car. Learn more about the Cayman GT4 ePerformance, which previews the upcoming full-electric Boxster and Cayman models.
Electric Vehicle Sales are Surging in the U.S.
While the U.S. car market shrunk overall in the first quarter of 2022, sales of electric vehicles rose by almost 60 per cent. This despite semiconductor shortages, high prices, and a generally tough car market. Why? Going electric has never made more sense.
Stellantis and LG’s $4.1-Billion Battery Factory
A key part of expanding EV production is expanding battery production. With the announcement of a huge new battery production facility in Windsor, Canada, LG and Stellantis (parent company of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram) are helping to establish a new domestic battery supply chain.
E-Fuels Could Help Green Every Gas Car
Porsche sees e-fuels as an important part of its sustainability mix and predicting electric vehicles, hybrids, and combustion engines will exist alongside each other for many years.
Commodity Costs Push Electric Vehicle Prices Higher
Automakers across the board are raising the prices on electric vehicles due to changing market conditions and rising commodity costs. Prices for some EVs have risen by thousands of dollars as the prices for everything from semiconductors to sheet metal have increased.
What Dealers are Doing to Service EVs
While electric cars require less traditional mechanical service than gasoline vehicles, they do still require service. And car dealers are having to do a lot to prepare, including purchasing special tools and equipment - and training technicians.
Grid-Optimized EV Charging to Prevent Blackouts
If everyone gets home at night and plugs in their electric car at roughly the same time, will the entire street go dark? Thanks to research being conducted by Audi and a German university, grid-optimized charging should help alleviate that concern.
Ford Beats Tesla for Top EV
Each year, Consumer Reports announces its "Top Pick" for all-electric vehicle. For 2022, Ford Motor Company has taken the top spot for its Mustang Mach-E, edging out Tesla's Model 3 after two years as number one. Here's why.
Lucid Share Price Overtakes Ford's
Lucid Motors became the latest EV startup to top auto industry icon Ford Motor Company on November 16th when it burned rubber past Ford’s market value, jumping nearly 24 percent in a day to close at $55.52 a share.
Electric Vehicles are Transforming Auto Retail
The last decade has seen more transformation in the technology driving our automobiles than the previous century. How will the shift towards electrification change the car business? Read on to find out.
The World’s Third Most Valuable Automaker: Rivian
All-electric truck manufacturer Rivian has become the third most valuable automobile company in the world right behind Toyota and Tesla. Why? It's attracted major funding, and launched an impressive new electric pickup truck.
Solid-State Batteries "Game Changer" for Electric Cars
Right now, all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars rely on lithium-ion battery packs, which have technical limits. Solid-state batteries may be the "next big thing" in electric car technology. Here's what you need to know.
Electric Car Racing Sparks EV Sales
A survey by a Michigan-based research company suggests that motorsports influence a large percentage of new car buyers. Do people really go out and buy a specific brand and model of car after seeing it win a big race? The study by Foresight Research suggests that EV racing sparks EV sales.
Biden Pushes for EVs by 2030
President Joe Biden has set a new national target for the adoption of electric vehicles in America, pushing for EVs to represent half of all new car sales by 2030.