Ground-breaking electric Chevrolet Volt runs out of juice – Tech Xplore

In this July 28, 2010 photo, a Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle is on display at the Plug-in 2010, a conference and exposition about plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, in San Jose, Calif. General Motors has stopped making the Chevrolet Volt, a ground-breaking electric car with a gasoline backup motor. The last Volt rolled off the…

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Electric truck startup announces $700 million funding round led by Amazon – Ars Technica

Enlarge / A marketing photo of Rivian’s R1T electric pickup truck. On Friday, electric truck startup Rivian announced a $700 million funding round led by Amazon. The announcement is notable not just for the size of the investment but also due to Amazon’s involvement. The e-commerce giant has made a variety of investments in mobility,…

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AAA: Cold weather can cut electric car range over 40 percent – Detroit Free Press

Tom Krisher, Associated Press Published 4:39 p.m. ET Feb. 7, 2019 | Updated 4:42 p.m. ET Feb. 7, 2019 CLOSE The economic and environmental advantages of electric cars. Wochit Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used, a new study found. The…

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GM sold 200,000 electric vehicles in U.S. by 2018, triggering tax-credit phaseout: source – Yahoo! Finance News

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors Co hit 200,000 total electric vehicles sold in the United States by the end of 2018, reaching a threshold that triggers a phase-out of a $7,500 federal tax credit over the next 15 months, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday. The largest U.S. automaker reached…

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VW plans to sell electric Tesla rival for less than $23000: source

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) intends to sell electric cars for less than 20,000 euros ($22,836) and protect German jobs by converting three factories to make Tesla (TSLA.O) rivals, a source familiar with the plans said. VW and other carmakers are struggling to adapt quickly enough to stringent rules introduced after the carmaker was found…

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Ford buys electric scooter startup Spin, joining competitors Bird and Lime

CLOSE Ford Motor is acquiring the electric-scooter startup Spin for more than $40 million. Traditional automakers continue to invest in alternative modes of transportation. USA TODAY Ford Motor Co. buys Spin, an electric scooter company, for more than $40 million. (Photo: Ford Motor Co.) Ford Motor is acquiring electric-scooter startup Spin for more than $40…

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