2019 Chevrolet EquinoxThis month, green-car buyers can find some screaming deals. These aren't just local programs or restricted to California buyers, either. As always, our list of deals comes from our partners at CarsDirect. This month, they have focused on deals available nationwide and on cars that are more shoppers can find (unlike, for example, the VW e-Golf, of which Volkswagen dealers had just 10 in stock at the beginning of July). Here are a few of the best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars this month. 2018 Nissan Leaf SL Electric car The Nissan Leaf is the cheapest electric car available nationwide, with a lease deal of $219 a month for 36 months with $3,979 due at signing. The effective cost of $330 a month comes out to $120 a month less than the Chevy Bolt EV. The affordable price is based on a huge $10,025 discount for lessees, which Nissan will boost by an extra $1,000 for current lessees. The lease covers only the base S model which comes with a 5.0-inch radio … [Read more...] about Best deals on hybrid, plug-in and electric cars for August 2018
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Suzuki has revealed that apart from electric cars, the company's two-wheeler division is developing models for the Indian market. Suzuki Motorcycle India plans to first launch an electric scooter in India by 2020, followed by an electric motorcycle.The company has sought the help of its Japanese headquarters to develop a new electric scooter and motorcycle. Suzuki Motorcycle India has commissioned a team of five people and KPMG to devise solutions for the electric two-wheeler. The company is working towards providing a decent riding range and not just launching electric motor vehicles.Speaking to ET Auto, Satoshi Uchida, MD – Suzuki Motorcycle India, said -The cost of an electric scooter is still high when compared to the conventional scooters. We are currently studying as to how can we offer an electric scooter that is accessible and addresses the range issue. We should have an electric scooter for India by 2020.Suzuki, in association with Denso and Toshiba, has committed to … [Read more...] about First Suzuki electric scooter to launch in India by 2020
autos Updated 19th October 2017 Credit: How Chinese start-ups are disrupting the electric supercar market Written by John McIlroy, CNN John McIlroy is Deputy Editor of Auto Express and Carbuyer. It's not often that a start-up can claim to be a world-beater from the off. But that's precisely what's happening in the auto industry, where Chinese unknown NextEV has launched what it claims is the world's fastest electric car. Pure-electric cars have been around for decades but only in the past five years or so have the mainstream manufacturers really started to take them seriously -- prompted by tightening rules over when and where conventionally powered vehicles can be driven, and battery technology that has made them more usable in the real world. NextEV's NIO EP9Credit: Chris Welch/CNN As such, there have already been a few upstarts, most notably Elon Musk's Tesla, which confounded the giant car brands by launching precisely the vehicle they said was impossible … [Read more...] about Is China’s electric NextEV faster than Tesla?
BEIJING (AP) — China’s auto sales rose 7.9 percent in May from a year earlier as purchases of electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles more than doubled to 102,000, an industry group reported Tuesday. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans rose to 1.9 million, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Total vehicle sales, including trucks and buses, rose 9.6 percent to 2.3 million. Year-to-date sales rose 5.1 percent to 9.9 million, rebounding from 2017’s annual growth of just 1.4 percent. Sales of electric and gasoline-electric hybrids rose 126 percent over a year earlier. Through May, sales of electrics and hybrids rose 142 percent to 328,000. Beijing has spent heavily to transform China into the world’s biggest electric car market and is preparing to enforce sales quotas to press global automakers to speed up development. The Finance Ministry says auto import duties will be reduced from 25 percent to 15 percent on most vehicles, … [Read more...] about China auto sales rise 7.9 percent in May as electrics surge
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Trade Tension This weekend’s G7 summit between leaders from the U.S., Canada, Italy, France, Great Britain, Germany and Canada didn’t end on a great note, after President Donald Trump refused to sign the group’s communique after saying he felt slighted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments on U.S. trade tariffs. Trump is mad at Canada’s tariffs on U.S. dairy products, and one response is a U.S. tariff on steel and aluminum, which matters to you, Jalopnik reader, because critics fear it could raise the price of cars. But as this trade war looks to escalate, now we have the U.S. threatening to put tariffs on cars themselves, Reuters reports: Canada, Mexico and the EU also are moving ahead with their own levies on U.S. goods. But tariffs on U.S. imports of … [Read more...] about Trump Threatens Auto Tariffs Next After G7 Spat
Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Published 6:37 p.m. UTC Jun 7, 2018 With so much attention to soaring SUV sales and Tesla’s difficulty meeting its production targets, it’s easy to overlook this, but electric cars are blowin’ up, and not in the bad, my-garage-burned-down-at-2 a.m. way. Shoppers eager to go gasoline-free have more choices today than any time since the dawn of the 20th Century, when cars were new, manufacturers were figuring out how to power them and EVs accounted for 40 percent of U.S. car sales. Today they're just a tiny fraction of overall vehicle sales, but affordable new EVs are joining the race almost every day. The all-new ★★★★ 2018 Nissan Leaf makes it easy to understand why. With prices starting under $30,000 and an EPA-certified range of 151 miles in a charge, it’s an example of the falling prices and improving technologies that make EVs a realistic choice for an increasing number of drivers. Behind the … [Read more...] about Review: Electric 2018 Nissan Leaf energized by value and range
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByKeith Bradsher April 25, 2018 查看简体中文版 查看繁體中文版 BEIJING — When President Xi Jinping announced measures to further open up China’s auto industry to foreign carmakers, the global industry initially cheered. Now the cheering has stopped. As details are emerging, foreign auto executives attending China’s annual auto show in Beijing this week said Mr. Xi’s initiative was too narrow and vague to change business on the ground. That means the initiative may not be a strong enough starting point for talks to stave off the Trump administration’s threats to impose tariffs on $150 billion in Chinese-made goods. Central to Mr. Xi’s plan is that it will allow foreign automakers to own Chinese … [Read more...] about China Is Opening Its Car Market. But Not Enough, Say Auto Companies.
BEIJING (AP) — Volkswagen and Nissan have unveiled electric cars designed for China at a Beijing auto show that highlights the growing importance of Chinese buyers for a technology seen as a key part of the global industry’s future. General Motors displayed five all-electric models Wednesday including a concept Buick SUV it says can go 600 kilometers (375 miles) on one charge. Ford and other brands showed off some of the dozens of electric SUVs, sedans and other models they say are planned for China. Auto China 2018, the industry’s biggest sales event this year, is overshadowed by mounting trade tensions between Beijing and U.S. President Donald Trump, who has threatened to hike tariffs on Chinese goods including automobiles in a dispute over technology policy. The impact on automakers should be small, according to industry analysts, because exports amount to only a few thousand vehicles a year. Those include a GM SUV, the Envision, and Volvo Cars sedans made in China … [Read more...] about Beijing Auto show highlights e-cars designed for China
BEIJING (AP) — The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China’s ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry’s multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows Beijing’s decision to allow full foreign ownership of Chinese automakers in a move to make the industry more flexible as it promotes electrics. The ruling Communist Party has transformed China into the biggest market for electrics with billions of dollars in subsidies to producers and buyers. Now, Beijing is winding down that support and shifting the financial burden to automakers with sales quotas that push them to develop models Chinese drivers want to buy. That is reflected in the auto show lineup: Global and Chinese brands including General Motors Co., Volkswagen AG and Nissan Motor Co. plan to display dozens of electrics and hybrids, from luxurious SUVs to compacts … [Read more...] about China auto show highlights industry’s electric ambitions
Beijing – The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China’s ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry’s multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers. Auto China 2018, which opens this week, follows Beijing’s decision to allow full foreign ownership of Chinese automakers in a move to make the industry more flexible as it promotes electrics. The ruling Communist Party has transformed China into the biggest market for electrics with billions of dollars in subsidies to producers and buyers. Now, Beijing is winding down that support and shifting the financial burden to automakers with sales quotas that push them to develop models Chinese drivers want to buy. That is reflected in the auto show lineup: Global and Chinese brands including General Motors Co., Volkswagen AG and Nissan Motor Co. plan to display dozens of electrics and hybrids, from luxurious SUVs to compacts … [Read more...] about China auto show highlights industry’s electric ambition