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Battery Supplier Deals Are Key to Lower EV PricesCarmakers don’t openly talk about what they pay to suppliers for components. The cost of batteries for electric cars is one of their most tightly controlled secrets. So when Mary Barry, chief executive of General Motors announced last year that her company brought its battery cost down to $145 per kilowatt-hour for the forthcoming Chevy Bolt, it came as a surprise.
Kia Will Increase Range of Soul EV for 2017Kia Soul EV sales have averaged below 100 units a month, placing it in the back of the plug-in pack in 2015—even lower than the discontinued Cadillac ELR. Yet, according to report from UK’s Autocar, Hyundai-Kia is not giving up on the Soul EV. The publication offers this single point about the Soul, which is getting a facelift for 2017: the next EV version will have longer range.
Volkswagen Shows Tiguan GTE Active Concept in DetroitThe Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active concept made its debut at this year’s North American International Auto Show, running through this weekend. The Active concept brings a sporty, off-road sensibility to the Tiguan GTE plug-in hybrid that VW first showed off last year in Europe. The concept also pushes the boundaries of how plug-in cars are expected to look.