A judge on Friday ordered Volkswagen to pay a US$2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests, blessing a deal negotiated by the government for a 'massive fraud' orchestrated by the German automaker.
General Motors Co. plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020, an executive said Friday, as automakers speed up the rollout of alternative vehicles under pressure from Beijing to promote the industry.
The Chinese-backed electric car start-up staffed by some of the automotive industry's biggest talent has taken the wraps off its first ‘real-world' production model, a seven-seat SUV called the ES8, at Auto Shanghai.
A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled on Thursday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine and rear propeller.
After much teasing, Chinese carmaker Qoros' first super EV is a conceptual reality, and even if it were to be judged purely on design approach rather than in terms of capabilities and battery range, the K-EV Concept does not disappoint.
Charging stations are unevenly distributed, with concentrations in California and populous portions of the East Coast. But backcountry electric vehicle drives are getting easier every year with more stations and better batteries.