$7,800 electric microcar? (Coming soon to Europe from China)

June 20th, 2017 by Steve Hanley, Originally published on Gas2, 20 June 2017 While Elon Musk and Tesla start the electric car revolution from the high end of the market, Chinese company CHJ Automotive plans to start from the low end. Co-founder Kevin Shen says the company plans to introduce an ultra-compact electric car starting at around $7,800 in 2018. The …

Lyft aims for 100% renewable energy & self-driving Bolt fleet

By Steve Hanley on Clean Technica June 16th, 2017. Originally published on Gas2. General Motors makes the Chevy Bolt, a fully electric car. General Motors also has a half billion dollar investment in Lyft, the on-demand taxi service that competes head to head with Uber. In the future, the Chevy Bolt may be the backbone of Lyft’s fleet of autonomous …

EV sales are rising fast, 2 million worldwide, 49% growth in China over the last year, and car manufacturers selling in China must meet year on year percentages of EVs sold

By Jose Pontes, Clean Technica, June 17th, 2017  The Chinese market had more than 40,000 new EVs zooming the streets last month, a 49% increase in sales over the same month last year, with the EV market share now at 1.4%, close to last year’s record (1.45%). Expect improvement as the year progresses and sales expand, with the Chinese EV market …

Flash offers a ground-up redesign of the electric bike – may be the best bike you can get (in early 2018)

Thanks to Derek Markham! (@derekmarkham) © Flash The Flash e-bike promises to be “an evolution in what a bike can be” thanks to a host of smart features integrated into its design. Another day, another crowdfunded e-bike launch. In a near future that looks to be jam-packed with personal electric transportation options, electric-assisted bicycles are well-suited to mass adoption, as most …

India’s plan to transition to EVs is underway with rickshaws and buses by the end of the year: plan minimizes costs by using 40-mile swappable batteries

India has floated an audacious plan to turn every car, bus, truck, and everything in between, into an electric vehicle (EV) by 2030.  To get there, according to a recent report (PDF) by India’s NITI Aayog and the Rocky Mountain Institute in the US, between six and seven million EVs will have to ply on Indian roads by 2020. But …

Utility provides incentive to get more employees driving electric vehicles

Clean Technica, June 2017 The largest electricity utility in Chile and one of the largest in the world, Enel, somewhat recently began an initiative to get more of its Chilean employees driving electric vehicles. The initiative was pretty simple and effective — offering a subsidy for the purchase of an electric car. Following this raffle, 25 of the Enel employees decided to …

Ford E350 and E450 electric replacements, electric shuttles, flatbed and work trucks

Written by Kyle Field on Clean Technica, June 2017 Phoenix Motorcars was started in 2003 with a focus on developing and producing electric vehicles. The Phoenix team is currently building a variety of customizable Class 3 & 4 vehicles for fleets, including shuttle buses, flatbed trucks, and work trucks that strike at a segment of the market that traditionally runs …