Posts by Mark Kane

New (March 2017) Tesla Gigafactory Images Emerge

Teslarati published aerial photos of Tesla Gigafactory 1, obtained from the NM Group (an international company providing asset management services to the utilities industry), which was in the area on March 17. The battery factory was compared to a small city. New sections seems to be completed, but there is…

19 hours ago by Mark Kane 11

Mazda Might Finally Launch An Electric Car In 2019

Mazda has hinted at an electric model coming in 2019. European R&D boss Matsuhiro Tanaka said from the scene of the Geneva Motor Show this month that a small EV (sized similar to the Renault ZOE) is under consideration. The Japanese manufacturer thinks that small cars should be the first to be electrified,…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 26

NextEV Gets Big Funding Boost Led By Baidu

NextEV‘s progress with the NIO brand launch, including the EP9’s world speed record for autonomous electric cars and the unveiling of the NIO EVA autonomous concept for mass consumption seems to have worked out for the best. According to Reuters, the company raised up to $600 million in a new investment round lead by…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 0

Mitsubishi UK Notes Record Used Outlander PHEV Sales

The most popular plug-in electric vehicle sold in UK – the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, has now begun to drive up Mitsubishi’s used sales as older models are being turned back in to the automaker. In January and February, more than 320 were sold (45% of all pre-owned Mitsubishi), increasing Mitsu’s used…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 19

Growth Returns To EV Sales In China, Up 55% In February

Plug-in electric vehicles sales in China have returned to a more typical growth pattern in February, after a total faith-based collapse in January. EV Sales Blog counted around 16,875 registrations in the country for the month, which is a sturdy 55% more than year ago. With that said, the sales environment was still…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 2