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Tesla Model S Cross-Country Trip, Without (Many) Superchargers: Days 8-10

Tesla Model S Cross-Country Trip, Without (Many) Superchargers: Days 8-10

After seven days of traveling cross-country in my Tesla Model S electric car--including routes without Supercharger DC fast-charging sites--I had made it as far as Texas. The trip demanded both forward planning and considerable thought toward contingencies, should conditions not permit the Tesla to...

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2013 Tesla Model S, photographed by owner Dale Lutz

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Feb 2015: Tesla May Be On Top, BC Incentives Back

After strong December and January sales, Tesla may "three-peat" atop Canadian rankings for plug-in electric car sales last month. Lower-than-usual Volt and Leaf sales... read more 3 hours ago by 


 
Nissan e-NV200 "Ultimate Smart BBQ Vehicle" screencap

Nissan 'Ultimate Smart BBQ' Electric Van: Feast Your Eyes, Feed Your Body

As electric cars become more common, it's only a matter of time before more people start thinking of things to do with them besides drive to and from work. Like, for example... read more 4 hours ago by 


 
2013 Ford Focus Electric

Ford May Show A 200-Mile Electric Car This Year To Counter Chevy Bolt: UPDATE

The announcement that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car will go into production within 18 months seemingly sent shockwaves through the auto industry. GM's crosstown rival... read more 20 hours ago by 


 
Tesla Model S electric-car road trip, Route 66 Museum, Elk City, Oklahoma  [photo: David Noland]

Electric Ford Rumor, Tesla Road Trip, Cheaper VW e-Golf : Today's Car News

We mull over a shadowy rumor about a new Ford electric car, analysts raise the idea of an oil-price collapse due to lack of storage, and there's now a new version of the 2015... read more 24 hours ago by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Feb: Cold-Weather Doldrums Continue: FINAL UPDATE

Winter is always a slower sales time for plug-in electric cars than the warmer months, and last month looks like it won't be any exception. Sales of most of the... read more 24 hours ago by 


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Will Oil Price Collapse Because We're Out Of Room To Store It?

Oil prices have dropped precipitously over the past few months, and while that's led to lower gas prices, it's also creating a somewhat unusual problem. No matter how much or... read more March 5, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Car Gets Less Expensive Trim Level

When pricing for the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car was announced last August, only one trim level was available, a lavishly equipped top-of-the-range package. Now VW... read more March 5, 2015 by 


 
Honda FCV Concept

Honda Fuel-Cell Vehicle U.S. Sales Date Gets A Little Fuzzier

Honda is expected to join Toyota and Hyundai in offering hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in the U.S., but the timeline for that may have become a bit fuzzier. The Japanese... read more March 5, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S charging en route during New York to California road trip  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Cross-Country Trip, Without (Many) Superchargers: Days 4-7

A cross-country road trip in a Tesla Model S electric car requires a fair amount of forward planning and contingency research. Still, I made it from New York's cold, snowy... read more March 5, 2015 by 


 
Lexus LF-SA concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Lexus LF-SA Concept: Tiny Smart-Like Luxury Car At Geneva Show

As buyers prove more willing to trade spacious cabins for fuel efficiency, luxury carmakers are introducing more and more small sedans, crossovers, and hatchbacks. But at... read more March 5, 2015 by 


 
DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV

Tesla Model S Road Trip, Used Fisker Karmas, Kia Soul EV A Hit: Today's Car News

Today we follow a cross-country Tesla Model S road trip, track the market for used Fisker Karma sedans, and see why plans to sell the Kia Soul EV electric car outside... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in winter, Hudson Valley, NY  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Cross-Country Trip, Without (Many) Superchargers: Days 1-3

With our daughter off to college, my wife and I recently became empty-nesters. Suddenly, there was no more reason to endure the wretched winters in New York’s Hudson... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Mazda CX-3 Gets Only A Diesel Engine In Japan (Forbidden Fruit)

While U.S. buyers continue waiting for a promised diesel version of the Mazda 6 sedan, Mazda is set to unveil another diesel model for other markets. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma + Aero L-39 Albatros jet trainer, Hollister Municipal Airport, CA [by Refael Azi]

Want A Fisker Karma? Lots Of Used Ones For Sale

The Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedan has been out of production since July 2012, but it's hardly gone away. Chinese automotive supplier Wanxiang, which now... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Accord Hybrid: Supply Now Sufficient To Meet Demand

The Honda Accord Hybrid was launched as a 2014 model, and the first few were sold back in October 2013. But over the next year, despite favorable reviews and a handful of... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
 

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