Category Archives: EV

Honda Will Stop Selling Cars That Are Purely Powered by an Internal Combustion Engine in Europe in 2022

published: 2020-12-18 18:30 | editor | category: News
Honda has just announced that it will phase out vehicles that are totally powered by an internal combustion engine (ICE) in Europe in 2022. From that point on, the Japanese carmaker will only offer battery-electric or hybrid models for this regional market. Honda is already having trouble complying with the European standard for carbon emission, and it will ultimately have to make a full transition from engines that run on gasoline and diesel to powertrain systems that are carbon-neutral. ...  more

Hydrogen Vehicles in a Dilemma: German Government Moving Forward While Manufacturers Turning Backward

published: 2020-12-15 18:30 | editor | category: Analysis
Electric vehicles yielded remarkable performance in the market amidst the turbulent 2020, which has invigorated the stock prices of automotive manufacturers to continue to surge in the fourth quarter. However, an awkward predicament has surfaced in Germany regarding whether to continue developing hydrogen fuel cells, where the government and the three major automotive manufacturers have derived a major divergence at the critical intersection. ...  more

CMC Steals Kymco’s Thunder by Announcing Participation in PBGN with eMoving Immediately Prior to Kymco Unveiling

published: 2020-12-11 18:30 | editor | category: News
Right before the upcoming unveiling of Kymco’s new electric scooters, CMC eMoving, a heavyweight in Taiwan’s electric scooter battery consortium (henceforth “the consortium”), announced that it will officially join the PBGN (henceforth “the network”). Spearheading eMoving’s PBGN participation is the company’s first PBGN-compliant electric scooter, to be released in 4Q21. ...  more

Ford Considers In-House Manufacturing to Overcome Limitations of Its EV Battery Supply

published: 2020-12-09 18:30 | editor | category: News
Supply and logistics are key in any battle. In the increasingly competitive market for electric vehicles (EV), securing a stable supply of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries has become critical for all participating car makers. According to the reporting from various media outlets, Ford is recently thinking about following EV leader Tesla in establishing in-house manufacturing for Li-ion batteries. Achieving self-sufficiency in this area will help reduce Ford’s dependence on the major battery suppliers based in South Korea. ...  more