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Modern electric cars at 20: from EV1 to Bolt EV, where are we now?

Modern electric cars at 20: from EV1 to Bolt EV, where are we now?

Twenty years ago today, the very first GM EV1 electric cars were delivered to 40 lessees in California in a blaze of publicity. Since then, plug-in electric vehicles have seen more than their share of ups and downs. That first EV1 was a high-tech two-seater created specifically to meet California's... read more

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2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 Nissan Leaf preview

Six years after the current-generation of the first high-volume modern battery-electric car went on sale in the U.S., the 2017 Nissan Leaf carries on virtually unchanged from... read more November 30, 2016 by


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

2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: first drive of electric two-seat car

On a hot, muggy day in south Florida, nothing is more comforting than knowing that your well-cooled car will make it to its destination. When that car is a reboot of the... read more November 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf preview

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car gets a number of notable updates this year, including considerably increased range and a more powerful electric motor. Unveiled at the... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Toyota battery R&D will allow all-electric car in 'a few years,' likely 2020

The signals are now unmistakable: Toyota will offer a battery-electric car for sale in 2020. After a decade of condemning electric cars as suitable only for the smallest... read more November 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Fiat 500e

CA dealer offers Fiat 500e electric car at $49 a month, $0 down in Black Friday weekend deal

While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles refuses to say how many electric Fiat 500e cars it's sold over the past several years, there are likely more than many people think. We know... read more November 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Ford Focus Electric

2017 Ford Focus Electric preview

The 2017 Ford Focus Electric has been one of last electric cars remaining in the current model year for which we haven't had information. Now Ford has released a few... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: 124 miles of range, more motor power, LA Auto Show debut

Later this morning, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf will be unveiled at the second of two Los Angeles Auto Show media preview days. Along with the many updates made to other... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, October 2016: Volt's seven-peat

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years; the Chevy Volt won the Canadian electric-car sales trophy for the seventh time in seven months. Though... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

GM ramps up 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric-car production; how many can it build?

With anticipation of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV launch growing, General Motors has started to ramp up production of its groundbreaking 200-mile electric car. (It's actually... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

Plug-in electric car sales for Oct: steady before Bolt EV, Prius Prime arrival (more updates)

Sales of plug-in electric cars in the U.S. continued at roughly the same pace as in previous months, at least among vehicles for which sales were reported. The Chevrolet Volt... read more November 4, 2016 by


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

Chevy Bolt EV compared to Tesla Model S 60: Motor Trend lays it out

Sometimes reporters and editors will see an article or a section in another outlet and think, "Darn, why didn't we think of that?" This is one of those times. Enthusiast... read more November 3, 2016 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Fisker EMotion 400-mile luxury electric car: renderings released

We've seen it teased a couple of times in shadowy photos, and now we have the first renderings of the whole car. In this case, "it" is the Fisker EMotion, the latest... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Now Toyota can make electric cars: it's tamed lithium-ion batteries, it says

Toyota is one of the world's three largest carmakers, along with General Motors and Volkswagen Group. Having placed its bets for the future of zero-emission transport on... read more October 31, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, not all that remarkable, maybe a bit bigger than some of the smallest cars around. But from the moment you open the... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
Rendering of BMW i5 electric crossover utility vehicle, from patent drawings [Indian Autos Blog]

2019 BMW i5 crossover utility vehicle rendered from patent drawings

With BMW having decided to offer not only plug-in hybrids across its range but also fully electric versions of its core models, its 'i' sub-brand is in a curious position. Is... read more October 24, 2016 by


 

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