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China EV quota to stick, reports say

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Draft public consultation document maintains 2018 date for 8% sales quota China, the world’s largest electric car market, is apparently not loosening strict EV sales quotas, reports Reuters. China’s Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had reached a compromise that would have required less stringent quotas, the leaders …

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California takes out the trash!

The Motiv All-Electric Powertrain, installed on the Sacramento electric refuse truck
Source: PRNewsfoto/Motiv Power Systems

The city of Sacramento, capital of California, has taken another step towards electrification of utilities following the delivery of its first all-electric rubbish truck Several companies have been brought onboard to provide the various components of the Electric Refuse Vehicle (ERV). Motiv Power Systems provides a scalable, modular all-electric powertrain …

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NEVS shows off autonomous concept

Source: NEVS

The InMotion concept is a level-5 autonomous EV with a minimalist interior National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the Swedish-Chinese holding company which acquired the assets of bankrupt automaker Saab in 2012, revealed its latest autonomous concept vehicle at CES Asia last week. Following a noticeable trend e-mobility naming, the “InMotion …

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Is Honda set for an electric rejuvenation?

The Honda NeuV is an electric automated mini-vehicle concept equipped with an artificial intelligence (AI) "emotion engine" and automated personal assistant. Source: Honda

Honda’s ambitious Vision 2030 strategy for its EVs and automated vehicles point to clearer strategic direction Honda has often been criticised for being behind the curve in developing its electric transport offering and has remained somewhat quiet about its timeline for green development. Its most recent announcement was in April …

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