Electric Car Charging: The Basics You Need To Know Electric Cars May 21, 2015

Electric Car Charging: The Basics You Need To Know

The number of plug-in electric cars on North American roads grows every year, and with them come new buyers. Each new electric-car driver will have a few things to learn, so we've rounded up some...

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2015 Tesla Model S P85D door handle, captured from Consumer Reports video, May 2015

Tesla Model S Door-Handle Failures Still Plague Electric Car, As Consumer Reports Learns

It is one of the more remarkable features of the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan: door handles that retract flush with the body until needed. But the retracting door... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Toyota Prius Owners: Beware Battery Theft, Perhaps By Inept Thieves

Car theft is something every owner has to worry about, whether the vehicle is powered by gasoline, electricity, or a combination of both, But sometimes, rather than stealing... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
Sir Stirling Moss in his Renault Twizy electric car, London, May 2015

Who Drives Electric? Famous Racing Driver Stirling Moss, It Turns Out

Celebrities are always a good way to draw attention to cars. Now the U.K. arm of French carmaker Renault has made a short video about one very well-known driver of its Twizy... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf

2012, 2013 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Get $5,000 Lease Buyout Credit

Electric cars may be very different from their internal-combustion counterparts, but some aspects of the ownership experience are the same. Regardless of the powertrain... read more May 20, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

Tesla Gigafactory Drone Flyover, CA Plug-In Hybrid Green Stickers, German 'Eco Lane': Today's Car News

Today, we have a drone flyover of the Tesla "Gigafactory" site in Nevada, an update on California's green carpool-lane stickers for plug-in hybrids, and a German state's... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
Autobahn, Kamener Kreuz, Rush Hour (photo by Dirk Vorderstraße)

German State To Test City 'Eco Lane' For Cleanest Cars, Carpools

Carpool lanes have been an accepted part of the landscape in California for more than 40 years now. But they're less well-known in Europe, where bus lanes have taken priority... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
SolaRoad solar bicycle lane, The Netherlands

Solar Panels On Dutch Bike Lane Produce More Power Than Planned

Apparently, solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore. The Dutch company SolaRoad has long planned to build bike paths and roadways with embedded solar panels, using... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

CA Green Stickers All But Gone; Will Plug-In Hybrid Sales Suffer Without Carpool-Lane Access?

All good things must come to an end, and so it is with the green stickers that give plug-in hybrid drivers access to California's freeway carpool lanes with just one person... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

2015 Toyota Prius Rebates Rise For Californians

Toyota boosted incentives on its Prius hybrid range for California buyers in April, and it's doing the same this month, though on a more limited basis. New incentives are... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

Will Tesla Powerwall Home Battery Save Money? Cost Calculator Helps You Decide

Tesla's Powerwall home batteries comprise a high-profile entry by the electric-car maker into a new segment of the energy industry that's expected to grow rapidly. Energy... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
Tesla gigafactory as photographed by drone, May 17, 2015 [screen capture from YouTube video]

Tesla Gigafactory: Drone Flyover Shows How Huge It Really Is

The very word "gigafactory" makes Tesla Motors' lithium-ion cell fabrication and battery assembly plant sound quite large. But how huge it actually is can be hard to... read more May 18, 2015 by 


 

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