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Kia e-Niro wins two awards at the DrivingElectric Awards including the Car of the Year

Before it even hits the showrooms the all-new Kia e-Niro has won two DrivingElectric awards including the inaugural Electric Car of the Year award. The first all-electric crossover by Kia also picked up Best Compact Electric Car. Each category winner was decided by DrivingElectric’s judging panel who considered factors such as overall value for money,…

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Next-generation Soul EV debuts in Los Angeles ahead of 2019 sales

Kia Motors has unveiled the all-new Soul EV at the 2018 LA Auto Show, a completely new iteration of Kia’s award-winning zero-emissions compact crossover. The new model is just as quirky, fun-loving and crowd-pleasing as ever, and with its all-electric powertrain, lovers of the Soul need never visit another filling station ever again. High-capacity next-generation…

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Hyundai Australia to offer the IONIQ with three different electrified powertrains

The 2019 Hyundai IONIQ has arrived as Hyundai’s first-ever green vehicle on sale in Australia, with a choice of three eco-friendly electrified powertrains wrapped in a striking fastback body. The flagship 2019 IONIQ Electric boasts a real-world, pure-electric range of 230km and the capability for charging its high-voltage lithium-ion polymer battery to 80 percent capacity…

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Rivian launches world’s first Electric Adventure Vehicles™ with the debut of their R1T pickup

Rivian, a US based electric vehicle manufacturer, has released information about the first of its two Electric Adventure Vehicles™ the R1T™, an all-electric, 5-passenger pickup. The highly anticipated truck features a range of up to 400+ miles, a wading depth of 1 meter, and the performance and precise control of quad-motor AWD and has been…

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Hyundai reveals Solar Charging System technology to power future eco-friendly vehicles

Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors have today announced plans to introduce solar charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion, hybrid and battery electric vehicles with additional electrical power, increasing fuel efficiency and range. The solar…

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Australian start-up, Chargefox, to build Australia’s largest ultra-rapid network of EV charging stations

Australian start-up, Chargefox Pty Ltd has successfully raised $15 million to enable it to commence building Australia’s largest open, ultra-rapid network of charging stations for electric vehicles. The funding has come from a combination of sources including investment from The Australian Mobility Clubs (NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAC, RAA and RACT), Wilson Transformers and the founder…

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Nissan Leaf to help stabilise the electricity grid in Germany

Nissan has helped reach an important milestone on the road towards emission-free energy and mobility in Germany. With an innovative charging and energy management solution, the project partners – technology company The Mobility House, energy supplier ENERVIE and transmission system operator Amprion – have qualified the Nissan LEAF for the regulatory requirements needed for primary power regulation.…

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