Posts by Mark Kane

Tesla Introduces New Workplace Charging Program

Tesla expands its support for charging infrastructure, beyond Superchargers and Destination Chargers. The latest move is the Workplace Charging program for qualified employers or commercial property managers. The company will donate Tesla Wall Connectors and provide installation assistance. Of course, as is always in the case of Tesla, charging stations will…

11 mins ago by Mark Kane 1

Electric Mini E Not Entering Production Until November 2019

Mini presented the all-electric concept at the 2018 Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto but we are still around two years from its market launch. According to Debra Tovell, Product Manager of MINI and BMW Group Canada, production of the electric Mini will begin in November 2019. “2019 has always been…

20 hours ago by Mark Kane 15

Daimler eActros Electric Truck Begins Customer Trials

Mercedes-Benz Trucks boasts that it has become the first manufacturer in the world with a heavy-duty electric truck by introducing the Mercedes-Benz eActros. The German manufacturer converted the Actros, using experience from the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck prototype from 2016. The truck is equipped with a 240 kWh battery pack, good for up…

22 hours ago by Mark Kane 11

New Volvo V60 To Get 2 PHEV Variants

Volvo just introduced the beautiful, all-new V60 versatile family wagon that just so happens to have two plug-in hybrid powertrain options. The V60 is the fifth Volvo based on the SPA platform offered as a plug-in hybrid (after the XC90, S90, V90 and XC60). The two plug-ins are top of…

24 hours ago by Mark Kane 29

Via Mitsubishi Corp., Nissan Could Get Big Electric Car Boost

Nissan (and Renault) are expected to benefit even more than initially anticipated from the acquisition of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. over one year as Mitsubishi opens doors for new partnerships. Originally, Mitsubishi Motors was connected to Mitsubishi Corp., which is now seeing strong recovery. Mitsubishi Motors says it now intends to increase…

1 day ago by Mark Kane 8

Tesla Model S Outsells German Flagships In Europe

According to the JATO Dynamics, Tesla is disturbing German luxury flagship sales in Europe, forcing brands like Mercedes and BMW to act quickly. In 2017, Tesla sales were relatively strong compared to major ICE models: Tesla Model S – 16,132 (up 30%) Mercedes S class – 13,359 (down 3%) BMW…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 70

China Extends Tax Cut For Electric Vehicles

The Chinese government has confirmed the extension of the tax exemptions on purchase of New Energy Vehicles (all-electric or plug-in hybrids) that otherwise would have ended on December 31, 2017. Incentives will be available for the next three years, through the end of 2020. Lowering the effective price of NEVs…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 13