Electric Vehicles
Mercedes-Benz Releases eSprinter Electric Van Specs
14 H BY MARK KANE M-B's second commercial all-electric model (the first was eVito, while the third will be eCitan) is scheduled for production in 2019. There will be two battery options - 41 kWh and 55 kWh.
May 26 2:00PM insideevs.com

UPS to Deploy State-of-the-Art Electric Delivery Vehicles in London and Paris
UPS announced that it is working with UK-based technology firm ARRIVAL to develop a state-of-the-art pilot fleet of 35 electric delivery vehicles (EVs) to be trialed in London and Paris. These zero tailpipe emission, lightweight composite vehicles have a battery range of more than 150 miles (240 kilometers), which is significantly higher than other EVs currently in service.
May 25 8:23PM Supply Chain 24/7

Dodge Challenger Demon ad turns into best electric vehicle advertising yet
Automakers currently don't spend a lot of money advertising their electric vehicles and Fiat Chrysler is certainly guilty of it. But one of their ads for the new Dodge Challenger Demon actually turned out to be one of the best ads for electric vehicles that we have seen to date.
May 25 6:14PM Electrek

BYD's Electric Bus Woes Threaten to Tarnish the Broader Industry
The parade of good news for the electric bus industry came to an abrupt halt Sunday with startling revelations from the Los Angeles Times. Journalist Paige St.
May 25 2:50PM greentechmedia.com

Oil and car companies are suddenly investing in electric vehicles. Here's why.
Game-changing advances in batteries are happening so fast that, this week, oil giant BP announced it would invest $20 million in an Israeli company that could allow an electric car to be charged in five minutes. On Wednesday, German battery maker Sonnen announced $71 million in new investments from Shell Ventures (the oil major's venture capital fund) and others.
May 25 12:11PM thinkprogress.org

Three surprising resource implications from the rise of electric vehicles
The economic consequences for energy, raw materials, and land may not be what you'd expect. Demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is primed for the passing lane.
May 24 7:07PM McKinsey & Company

80% of transit buses expected to go electric by 2040, report forecasts
First Published on Municipal bus fleets across the world are expected to transition to 80% electric by 2040, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance research on global electric vehicle (EV) trends. Despite the high cost to purchase e-buses and build out their charging infrastructure, BNEF forecasts operational savings by 2019 for many charging configurations, compared to the total cost of ownership of conventional diesel buses.
May 24 5:30PM Smart Cities Dive

Self-Driving Cars, Electric Vehicles, and the Future of Hitting the Road
The Future of American Road Trips is a three-part deep dive examining why vacationers hit the road, where they spend their money, and how travel brands evolve alongside the vehicles that make road trips possible. Road trips are evolving all around rising in popularity, flooding national parks, attracting international visitors, and turning from a DIY low-budget project into a packaged luxury item.
May 24 6:42AM Skift

Upstarts emerge to chase Tesla's lead in electric vehicles
A slew of well-funded new entrants backed by massive amounts of capital are chasing Tesla's lead in an effort to power the next generation of the electric vehicle industry. Electric vehicle startups have raised more than $2 billion in the U.
May 23 5:30PM TechCrunch

Chart of the day: China is leading a surge in electric vehicle sales
China is the fastest adopter of electric vehicles (EVs) worldwide, is an expected to account for half of global sales over the next seven years. In 2017, a fifth of all EV sales were in just six Chinese cities, where there are tight restrictions on buying and using new internal combustion engines.
May 23 12:28PM World Economic Forum

Most of us will be driving electric SUVs
May 23 10:30AM Axios

Electric cars could wipe out 7 million barrels per day of oil demand by 2040
Demand for electric vehicles keeps increasing, and that's reducing the need for oil. Oil demand could drop by 7 million barrels per day by 2040.
May 23 1:01AM Business Insider

Pivot Power to launch UK-wide charge point scheme for electric vehicles
A UK-based energy company has unveiled plans to develop 4,500 rapid charge points for electric vehicles across the country in a 1.6bn programme.
May 22 5:45PM cityam.com

Why are so many electric cars (still) only sold in California?
Car buyers don't have to live under California's golden sunshine to want electric cars. Yet, in some months, buyers in California purchase more than half of all the electric cars sold in the U.
May 22 3:55PM Green Car Reports

Electric vehicles could save billions on energy storage
Using electric vehicles (EVs) as mobile power storage could eliminate the need to build costly stationary grid storage for energy from renewable sources. That is the key finding of a new study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in California, published this month in Environmental Research Letters.
May 22 1:13PM phys.org

Why car dealers don't want to sell electric vehicles
The Pope drives one. Prince Harry drives one.
May 22 5:56AM RenewEconomy

Australia on cusp of new mining boom, driven by electric vehicles
Australia might be in the slow lane on electric vehicle uptake, but it is in pole position to capitalise on the new mining boom in lithium and other high value metals and minerals that is being driven by the global shift to EVs. A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance has forecast that demand for copper, high-purity nickel, cobalt and lithium used in the manufacture of EV battery packs is forecast to rise 31 times, 42 times, 19 times and 29 times respectively to 2030, as sales of EVs soar to 30 million by 2030.
May 22 4:57AM RenewEconomy

Europe's attempts to spark electric vehicle revolution
This article is part of our special report Europe's e-mobility gamechangers. Transport is one of the few sectors in the EU where emissions are actually growing.
May 22 4:17AM euractiv.com

car dealerships dismiss electric vehicles, study finds
Car dealerships in Scandinavia and perhaps beyond have something against electric vehicles. That's the conclusion of an investigative study conducted by researchers in Nordic countries, where they visited car dealerships and found agents actively discouraging going electric.
May 21 10:26PM Digital Trends

First Mercedes EQ Compact Electric Car Will Be Built In France
Google+ LinkedIn May 21st, 2018 by Steve Hanley Mercedes Benz has created a new division known as EQ to produce all electric cars. It plans to offer as many as 10 electric car models ranging from ultra compact 'smart' cars (European auto makers love to avoid capital letters when it comes to naming brands and models) to large SUVs and sedans by 2022.
May 21 5:00PM CleanTechnica