Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says the company’s Model S electric sedan won’t be recalled despite three vehicle fires in the last few weeks.
Visitors who park at the Detroit headquarters of DTE Energy are experiencing first-hand the utility’s commitment to renewable energy. Their vehicles are sheltered under a 285-foot-long by 22-foot-wide solar photovoltaic canopy custom engineered by Duo-Gard Industries Inc. in Canton Township.
The little battery-electric vehicle will primarily target urban commuters who are looking for more than just basic transportation.
With gas selling at more than $4.00 per gallon in metro Detroit, a lot of people are checking out electric vehicles at the Michigan Electric Vehicle Show Saturday at Schoolcraft College.
Ford delivered its best hybrid sales quarter ever in the first quarter of 2013 with sales totaling 21,080 vehicles — marking the first time Ford has sold more than 20,000 hybrids in a quarter. Ford’s hybrid sales were up 324 percent nationally over 2012, achieving 16 percent share of the electrified vehicle market — up from 4 percent last year.
Electric sports car maker Fisker Automotive has laid off about 160 people at its California headquarters.
Protean Electric Tuesday announced a strategic partnership with the Plymouth bearing maker SKF to provide critical components for Protean’s in-wheel electric drive system. The two companies also will look at additional new areas of collaboration for the hybrid and electric vehicle market.
Ford Motor Co. will promote the launch of the Focus Electric with Plugged In, the first reality competition series from the digital media pioneer Yahoo.
The Center for Automotive Research has decided not to hold a fourth annual Busienss of Plugging In plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle conference later this year.
Electric Vehicles International Tuesday announced the opening of a new office in Southfield. The Michigan office will primarily support EVI’s national marketing and sales efforts.