Electric Cars

 
All-electric personal watercraft launch for quieter lake journeys

All-electric personal watercraft launch for quieter lake journeys

Not all electric vehicles have wheels. Electric boats have actually been around for quite awhile, and now a California startup is trying to expand use of electric powertrains to another type of watercraft. Free Form Factory is partnering with Zero Motorcycles to use the motorcycle company's... read more

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Formula E car in New York City

NY $2,000 electric-car rebate falls to $500 if it's over $60K; sorry, Tesla

New York State is known for a lack of transparency, backroom dealings, and little public input into the deliberations that lead to legislation produced by its state... read more March 24, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW i3 electric car during winter [photo: owner Chris Neff]

Driving electric cars in winter: tips from experienced owner

One of the challenges of electric cars is persuading potential buyers that they can do virtually everything that most other vehicles can. For those who live in wintry... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why

It crops up in comments from electric-car advocates and clean-energy users fairly regularly. And it goes something like this: "Big Oil and Gas are on the verge of collapse... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
Prototype EVgo 350-kw fast-charging station Fremont, CA

Faster electric-car fast charging: test site in Fremont, VW plans 300 kw-plus

Charging infrastructure projects for electric cars have mostly focused on expanding the number of charging sites available to the public over the last six years. But now... read more March 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, owned by Brian Ro, Columbia, Maryland

Another Chevy Bolt EV electric-car owner weighs in on pros and cons

We've had a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in our fleet for a handful of days, and have been thinking about our impressions of the car in everyday use. While a major... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
London Taxi Company TX5

Plug-in hybrid London taxi plant opens in U.K., owned by Chinese firm Geely

Few vehicles are as iconic as the London black cab, known the world over for its upright shape and ubiquity (although many of them aren't black any more). But under the... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla electric cars have quality issues, but owners love them regardless

Tesla electric cars have many notable and pioneering qualities. Faultless reliability has not necessarily been one of them. Since the Model S launched in 2012, multiple... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

First high-volume VW electric car must arrive by 2020, CEO says, mostly for China

As it tries to put the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal behind it, VW Group is focusing its future on electric cars. The Volkswagen brand within the sprawling German company... read more March 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV pricing across U.S.: some discounts, some markups on electric car

With a base price of $37,495 and an EPA-rated range of 238 miles, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has no real direct competition at the moment. All other electric cars in its... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
Electric-car advocate Bjorn Nyland shows off Vulkan parking garage, Oslo, Norway  [video, Mar 2017]

World's largest electric-car charging site in parking facility: in Norway, of course (video)

Parking garages often aren't very well-lit, and a video tour of one may not sound like a particularly enjoyable way to spend time. But if you're an electric-car driver or... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3: beta phase to be skipped, will go straight to production?

Development of new vehicles, especially if they're on underpinnings that haven't been used in previous models, follows a very predictable schedule. First, a concept car is... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Michigan utility cancels electric-car charging stations after opposition

In multiple states, electric utilities are beginning to establish networks of electric-car charging stations. But plans for such a network in Michigan recently hit a... read more March 21, 2017 by


 
Pininfarina H600 concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

Hybrid Kinetic electric luxury car, with turbine range extender, to be built in China

Several Chinese or Chinese-backed automotive startups are currently trying to replicate the success of Tesla by designing and selling their own luxury electric cars. But... read more March 20, 2017 by


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

Has GM really 'already lost' the electric-car race to Tesla?

Lots of people like horse races, win-or-lose competitions, and rankings. They're easy to understand, and definitive. They may also lose the forest for the trees, which is... read more March 20, 2017 by


 
Slide from 2017 Hyundai Ioniq presentation on electric cars at Washington Auto Show, Jan 2017

Electric cars only need 100 miles of range, some carmakers say; is it true?

Hyundai first made the argument that energy efficiency in electric cars is just as important as their range, as part of its launch of the Ioniq Electric hatchback, EPA-rated... read more March 20, 2017 by


 

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