Mercedes introduces longer-range EQV electric van

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQVMercedes-Benz plans to introduce the second in its new EQ line of electric vehicles, the EQV van, at next month's Frankfurt auto show. The company says that a 100-kwh battery pack under the floor will deliver 250 miles of range on the European driving cycle. Mercedes has not confirmed whether the EQV will be sold in the U.S., and has not released...

Best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars for August 2019

First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car    [photo: Patrick Reid]Auto-loan interest rates have started to fall slightly in August—but that hasn't yet made it any easier to find great deals on plug-in, hybrid, and electric cars. And yet, the deals are out there. Our partners at CarsDirect.com found deals as low as $179 a month in August. The good news is that Labor Day bargains are right around the corner...

Walmart lawsuit takes aim at Tesla solar panels

Solar panels on a Walmart storeWalmart sued Tesla on Tuesday, alleging that solar panels that Tesla installed on seven Walmart stores caught fire. The lawsuit accuses Tesla of breach of contract, negligence, and failing to live up to industry standards, according to the court filing. Walmart alleges that the fires resulted in evacuations, and damage to property and inventory...

Survey: Range, cost, infrastructure sum up why shoppers avoid EVs

Electrify America DC fast chargers at San Francisco Premium Outlets, Livermore, CaliforniaWe’ve heard it repeatedly as the result of various polls and surveys: Active and prospective car shoppers are interested in fully electric vehicles and eager to go electric. The AAA, for instance, has in annual surveys for the past three years found that 15 to 20 percent of Americans “will likely go electric in their next vehicle...