Posts by Mark Kane

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF Three Peak Challenge Attempt

Autocar recently picked up on Nissan’s idea to attempt the Three Peaks Challenge using its electric car to get around. The Three Peaks Challenge requires one to visit the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales – up for the climb was Autocar’s Ben Nevis in the Grampian Mountains, Scafell Pike…

2 hours ago by Mark Kane 1

Tesla software update 8.0

Tesla 8.0 Software Update Arrives – Here Are All The Details

Tesla recently released the software update 8.0 (the big one), which should improve the Model S and Model X. Improved software touches various areas (the largest are Media Player, Maps & Navigation, Voice Commands and Autopilot) so the whole experience should be better (not only safer on Autopilot). Safer, More Intuitive Software update 8.0…

6 hours ago by Mark Kane 22

The End Of The "Green" HOV Sticker Program May Have Some Affect On Volt Sales Going Forward

California Removes Limit On Green HOV Stickers For PHEVs

Good news comes from California where Senate Bill No. 838 has removed the previous limit on the “Green Sticker Program” (85,000), which was hit 9 months ago. A Green sticker primarily enables a plug-in hybrid owner to drive solo on High Occupancy Vehicle (HOVs) lanes in the state, which is a…

10 hours ago by Mark Kane 50

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – August 2016

BYD Doubles EV Sales In August, Sets New Record Of 10,545 Sold

Once again BYD continued its strong EV sales pace in China, and again doubles its year-over-year plug-in electric car results. For August, the 10,545 electric vehicles sold by the company was another best ever result, and was also the third consecutive month BYD finished above the 10,000 mark. With more than 63,500 sales so far…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 22


LeEco Raises Over $1 Billion For Electric Car Development

LeEco, which earlier this year unveiled at the Auto China in Beijing the LeSEE concept and hinted at a $2 billion EV factory investment, has raised $1.08 billion. The capital was injected by Legend Holdings Corp., Yingda Capital Management Co. and China Minsheng Trust. With the additional billion it should be…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 7

Plug-in electric car registrations in Germany – August 2016

Plug-In Vehicles Sales Growth Returns To Germany In August

After 3 months of experienceing”more harm than good” turbulence from the introduction of new incentives – first waiting for them to be announced, then for them to officially start, EV sales growth finally returned to Germany in August. In total, 1,731 new registrations were logged in August (24% more than year ago),…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 4