Posts by Mark Kane

Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Priced From $33,400, 47 Miles Range

Honda has (finally) announced pricing on the upcoming Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, and its a fairly competitive offering, especially for its larger size class (midsize). Going on sale in the US on December 1st, the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will be available from $33,400 (plus tax, license, registration, $890 destination charge…

59 mins ago by Mark Kane 6

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Dyson Sues Ex-CEO For Leaking Electric Car Secrets

British company Dyson, known mostly for vacuum cleaners, has shown recent interest in electric cars, but it seems there’s someone else who knew about and leaked these ideas a bit earlier on. Now, Dyson is suing over this. We don’t know much about the Dyson EV project, but the secret…

4 hours ago by Mark Kane 14

Chevrolet Bolt Wallpaper – New Photos

Finally some fresh, high resolution photos of one of the nation’s top-selling electric vehicles; actually, the very top for October in the US. We are talking of the Chevy Bolt EV of course, and at long last General Motors has released some high resolution images (mostly with a Summer theme) of…

24 hours ago by Mark Kane 18

MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 Plug-In Hybrid Tested – Video

First off, can we say again…we super-duper hate the naming convention by BMW here for its sub brand, specifically the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 Plug-In Hybrid…or MCSECA4PHEV for short we suppose. Moving on. The Toronto Electric Vehicle Association (TEVA) released its own test drive presentation for the MINI Countryman…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 11

Volvo Owner Geely Just Bought An Electric Flying Car Company

The Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (owner of Volvo Cars) has acquired Terrafugia, a US-based developer of flying cars. Why?  Who knows – perhaps it has too much loose money in its sofas. Since its inception in 2006, Terrafugia has demonstrated internal-combustion engine prototypes, which are a combination of car and…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 11

BYD To Open Electric Truck Assembly Plant In Canada

BYD says thanks to significant growth from both municipalities and businesses for its electric trucks in Canada, it will open an assembly plant in the province of Ontario. The facility will launch with roughly 40 employees in 2018. Initially parts would be supplied from China, but in the future, more…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 12

Germany Maintains Nearly 1.9% Market Share For Plug-Ins In October

Germany continues its outstanding run of plug-in electric car sales growth in October, achieving its second best result ever, right on the heels of September’s record. In total, 5,065 new passenger plug-in vehicle registrations were logged, good for a 1.86% share of the overall automotive market. October’s plug-in growth rate of 94%…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 10

Alex On Autos Reviews The Chevrolet Bolt EV – Video

The Chevrolet Bolt EV was recently reviewed by Alex on Autos, who is well known for providing detailed walk-throughs, helping to make purchase decisions. The Bolt EV is a small car dimensionally, but with an interior space that fights well above its class segment. It’s power-train (150 kW) and battery/range…

3 days ago by Mark Kane 73