Smart has unveiled its new 4th generation electric model in Miami. The little city runabout has been available as an electric vehicle in the United States since 2010. One in four of the last-generation Smarts sold in the US was an electric version.
Sales of electric cars in Europe have just crossed the 1 million mark, as more consumers are persuaded to opt for green mobility. Can the infrastructure to support the transition from fuel-powered vehicles keep up?
China's CATL corporation will build a lithium-ion battery cell factory in Thuringia, Germany, to supply electric vehicle makers. In contrast, BMW and Bosch have recently abandoned plans to make battery cells. Why?
As governments around the world begin to get even tougher on traditional combustion engines, Japan's car manufacturers are well positioned to put their world-leading technologies to the test. Julian Ryall reports.
During visits to more than 80 auto dealers in five Nordic countries, researchers were, more often than not, told not to buy electric vehicles. Their study calls for clearer government policies on newer car technologies.
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