Volkswagen and its Electrify America unit announced plans to install 2,000 fast chargers at 500 stations across the country by the end of 2019. VW's announcement on Wednesday included news that it also plans to install numerous chargers at 100 Walmarts in the U.S.
Dedicated Green Car Reports readers keep us going. In response to our story earlier this month about why Mazda's promised diesel engine for the CX-5 still hasn't made it to the U.S. market, reader sent in evidence that the diesel has just been certified for sale (PDF) in California starting Apr. 13.
Hyundai and data analytics provider Verisk have teamed up in an effort to lower car insurance premiums, the two announced Wednesday. The program, which will require drivers to consent to being monitored while they drive, will send Verisk driving behavior information compiled from Hyundai’s Blue Link connected car service.
Tired of not being able to find a fast charging station near the stuff you need to buy? Not anymore. Electrify America, an organization born out of the Volkswagen emissions settlement, plans to install an unspecified number of DC fast-charge stations at 100 Walmart stores across the country.
If you want to look down the pike at what's coming for the U.S., you could do worse than watching what Buick is doing in China. One of the main things the company is doing in China is expanding its lineup of plug-in cars. Those include two new models at the Beijing Auto Show, the all-electric Enspire concept that we covered yesterday, and the production-ready Velite 6, a plug-in compact wagon.
The BMW Group's plans for an electrified future will arrive in several stages over the next seven years, and part of the strategy will include a whopping 120-kilowatt-hour battery pack capable of providing over 400 miles of range.