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2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

This year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S. dealerships after a battery-capacity boost that gives it longer range. But already some details of the 2018 BMW i3 have leaked out, in the form of spy photos and further rumors about more battery capacity yet. Unlike our usual... read more

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2015 Nissan Leaf in front of Prudential and Hancock Towers, Boston [photo: John Briggs]

2015 Nissan Leaf: one year later, owner offers pros and cons

Sometimes being a revolutionary requires a lot of personal sacrifice, and sometimes it doesn’t. After one year of driving of a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car, I was... read more February 22, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept

Volkswagen e-Golf to end when ID electric hatchback launches?

The Volkswagen e-Golf will arrive in dealerships this spring with a higher-capacity battery pack that gives the electric car an EPA-rated 124 miles of range. The number... read more February 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in Maven car-sharing fleet, Los Angeles [photo: Dan MacMedan fo

GM's Maven car-sharing adds Chevy Bolt EV electric cars (in LA)

With the 238-mile Chevy Bolt EV electric car now in its third month of sales and rolling out to additional states every month, the industry is focused on its sales numbers... read more February 17, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Niro, San Antonio, Texas, Dec 2016

All-electric Kia Niro EV to come in 2018, says Kia exec

South Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia often share the underpinnings of their vehicles, though there's no "badge engineering" and the two brands compete in the marketplace... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]

Smart to be all-electric in U.S. and Canada; gasoline goes away this fall

When the tiny Smart ForTwo launched in the U.S. a decade ago, it got a huge boost in sales from both novelty and soaring gas prices. While its EPA ratings never approached... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
Section of 2018 Nissan Leaf spy shot  [image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien, as used on Motor Authority]

2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots: our question on electric car update

It's the long-missing member of the trio, the last of three affordable electric cars with 200-plus miles of range expected to go into production this year. But until now... read more February 11, 2017 by


 
2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in China

China's BYD built more plug-in cars than any other maker last year

Time for a quick quiz: which carmaker sold more plug-in electric vehicles last year—both battery electrics and plug-in hybrids—than any other? If you're a reader... read more February 10, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Driving on a Public Road

Pilot production of Tesla Model 3 to start Feb 20: report

Tesla said yesterday it would shut down its production lines for one week this month to prepare for the launch of its upcoming Model 3 electric sedan. The Silicon Valley... read more February 9, 2017 by


 
John and Mimi Porter of San Diego, California, with their new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, in Feb 2017

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: new owner's first impressions

As the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to hit the market, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has attracted a great deal of attention. It's won... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
Opel Ampera-e

Strong demand for Opel Ampera-e in Norway moves up launch date

Just as the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is launching in North America, its European cousin is beginning deliveries across the Atlantic. In Europe, General Motors... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
Bill Nye in new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Jan 2017 [photo: Oskar Liners, Community Chevrolet, Burbank]

Science Guy Bill Nye buys Chevy Bolt EV, his seventh electric car

Bill Nye, better known as "The Science Guy" on the popular PBS children's series that bears his name, loves electric cars. He drove one of only a few hundred original GM EV1... read more February 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Plug-in electric car sales for Jan: Bolt EV over 1,100 in second month

While the auto industry at large waited to see if January sales continued as strong as last year's record-breaking total, electric-car fans waited for a different number... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

How many Tesla Model 3 electric cars can company build this year?

It's one of the most fascinating sets of questions in the auto industry. How quickly can Tesla Motors put its Model 3 electric car into production? And when? How many cars... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
U.S. hybrid vehicle market: total sales and market share, 2000-2016   [source: PIRA Energy Group]

Hybrid market share peaked in 2013, down since then

What's a "green car"? Is it a hybrid? A zero-emission vehicle? One that plugs in? Or just one that uses less fuel than other cars in its segment? It's a perpetual conundrum... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

How to figure out if your local Chevy dealer carries the Bolt EV electric car

The first few Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were delivered in California's Silicon Valley more than a month ago, marking the start of what will be a nationwide rollout... read more January 20, 2017 by


 

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