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How fast IS a Tesla Model S P100D? How about 0-to-60 in 2.5 seconds?

How fast IS a Tesla Model S P100D? How about 0-to-60 in 2.5 seconds?

Last month, Tesla Motors announced new 100D versions of the Model S and Model X. A battery-pack capacity increase of 10 kilowatt hours over the previous 90D versions brings a bump in range, of course. But what about performance? DON'T MISS: The Tesla Model S P100D really, seriously goes over 300... read more

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2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

2018 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive details released before Paris Motor Show

The gasoline Smart ForTwo hardtop was redesigned for the 2016 model year, and now Smart is transitioning other variants to its new platform. First came the 2017 ForTwo Cabrio... read more 24 hours ago by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla electric-car software version 8.0: what's new, what's improved

On Wednesday, Tesla released its version 8.0 software to Model S and Model X owners through an over-the-air update. Announced by the carmaker earlier this month, the software... read more September 26, 2016 by


 
Formula E car in New York City

Formula E electric-car race coming to New York City next July

Most drivers likely associate New York City with grueling traffic, scarce parking, and other aggravating situations. But could the Big Apple soon become known for... electric... read more September 25, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla sues Michigan over ban on direct sales of its electric cars

Earlier this month, an application for a dealer license submitted by Tesla Motors was denied by the state of Michigan. It was the final decision in a process that kicked off... read more September 23, 2016 by


 
Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3

Venturi VBB-3 sets new electric-car speed record (pending certification)

French automaker Venturi used to be known for its distinctive supercars, often turbocharged to give their humble mechanicals a lot more potency. After limited success, the... read more September 23, 2016 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

When will electric car sales exceed those of cars with engines? Poll results

Cars that plug in to recharge, whether all-electric or plug-in hybrid, are a very small proportion of total U.S. vehicle sales today. And the same applies to their global... read more September 23, 2016 by


 
"How to be a clean energy baller" (Courtesy of U.S. Energy Department)

Know what a 'baller' is? Wanna be one for clean energy?

Sometimes, even good intentions can't cover up poor execution. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently launched a campaign to promote clean energy in general, and... read more September 22, 2016 by


 
Nikola Motor Company electric UTV

Nikola's all-electric, all-terrain vehicle packs Tesla-size battery pack

It’s not quite the electric vehicle we were expecting from Nikola Motor Company but this rough-and-tumble buggy is actually the American startup’s first product... read more September 22, 2016 by


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

2017 Chevy Bolt EV: here's what can go wrong for electric-car pioneer

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be on dealership floors within several weeks, cementing its position as the first affordable 200-mile electric car. It will beat planned... read more September 22, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

When do you think the first Tesla Model 3 electric cars will be delivered? Poll results

The Tesla Model 3, a mass-priced electric car that's not yet on sale, has had a huge impact on the auto industry. The fact that Silicon Valley carmaker Tesla Motors could get... read more September 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford F-150

Ford's electric-vehicle strategy: absorb costs in most profitable trucks

Earlier this year, Ford announced that it would significantly expand its lineup of electrified vehicles—including mild hybrids with advanced start-stop systems, regular... read more September 21, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

BMW will electrify its regular cars; what happens to 'i' models?

When the BMW i3 went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014, it marked not only the debut of the German automaker's first mass-market electric car, but also a new sub-brand... read more September 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Lyft will have self-driving cars within five years: Bolt EV's main role?

With a 238-mile range and a $37,500 price before incentives, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV could be a game changer for electric cars. But what if that isn't its only mission? As... read more September 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla software update fixes flaw found by Chinese white-hat hackers

Modern cars' increased reliance on software to control vital functions opens up new technological possibilities, but also poses the potential of hacking. That risk now... read more September 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

What is the maximum electric-car price for mass-market success? Poll results

A few weeks ago, we asked our Twitter followers how low electric-car prices would have to go for them to succeed in the market. The answers were revealing, because the sweet... read more September 20, 2016 by


 

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