Electric Cars

 
Electric Mini may not be made in U.K., or perhaps it will be (updated)

Electric Mini may not be made in U.K., or perhaps it will be (updated)

Mini, despite being owned by BMW since 1994, has long been a decidedly British brand. But its British roots might be overlooked as a decision on where Mini's electric car is to be built closes in. Most Mini production takes place at the brand's Oxford plant in England, but both supply-chain factors... read more

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric, and Ioniq Plug-In

Hyundai-Kia electric-car production to soar to 50,000 next year

Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia will aggressively increase production of electric cars next year, according to a report in the Korean press. The production increase comes... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting on September 6, 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf to have e-Pedal: here's what that means

No, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car isn't going to have only a single pedal—despite at least one headline late yesterday claiming that. Honest. But the "e-Pedal"... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
Expansion of Tesla Supercharger site in Rocklin, California    [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Supercharger electric-car charging sites in CA surge (photos)

In January 2016, before the public introduction for pre-orders of the Model 3, Tesla had 585 Supercharger locations around the world. By the end of June 2016, that number had... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. lineup, Photo: Groenl7

VW intends to price its ID electric car five-door hatchback aggressively

Volkswagen intends to take on the growing global electric-car market in an aggressive way, given the automaker's range of I.D. electric-vehicle concepts over the last couple... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air

Lucid looking for savior, perhaps, after Ford declines to buy company

The image of the electric car as the future of passenger vehicles has led to a wealth of start-up companies hoping to cash in on the newest type of automotive propulsion... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due in 2019

When will Tesla Model Y crossover to go into production? Poll results

The Tesla Model 3, the first mass-market electric car from the Silicon Valley carmaker, is now nominally in production. Scaling up from a trickle of hand-assembled cars to... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
2016/2017 Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport Formula E race car

Why all electric-car owners should follow Formula E racing

In North America and Europe, the old saying—"Win on Sunday, sell on Monday"—probably no longer applies. That is, winning races over the weekend probably does... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
Siemens Versicharge VC30GRYU

Electric-car charging stations rated: what's best, what's cheapest, what to avoid?

There is a lot to consider when it comes to purchasing an electric-car charging station, as it can affect the ownership experience and the convenience of using the car. While... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Renault Zoe

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-May 2017

Another month, and another round of European electric car sales data is ready for dissemination. Electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles continue to earn a... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
New York City ePrix FIA Formula E electric-car race, Red Hook, Brooklyn, July 2017

11 things you need to know about Formula E electric-car racing

We've just spent a packed, very hot weekend at the New York City ePrix, the first time the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series has come to the country's media capital... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
Longer-range Renault Zoe electric car, introduced at 2016 Paris Motor Show

Renault Zoe still dominates Europe electric-car sales; longer range boosts sales

Ask a North American driver to name companies that make electric cars, and you'll probably hear Tesla, maybe Nissan, and perhaps Chevy or BMW or Toyota. Chinese drivers may... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
Aoxin Ibis electric car. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

China electric-car rules 'impossible,' say carmakers; more deference to regulators needed?

It may be human nature to avoid doing things that are for the long-term good but impose short-term costs. Exercising more, giving up smoking, or paying more for a car that is... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla will rule the world, says German analyst; skepticism may be warranted

There's no denying Tesla has accomplished a lot since the Model S was introduced in 2012. It pioneered the luxury electric car segment and put an unrivaled charging network... read more July 14, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3

BMW's plug-in car sales rise, keeping it in same class as Tesla, Nissan, GM

Tesla may garner much of the buzz surrounding electric cars, but BMW has quietly become a significant challenger in the electric-vehicle sales race. Nissan, General Motors... read more July 13, 2017 by


 
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Feb 2016

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for July 2017

The month of July brings plenty of juicy deals on battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, conventional hybrid, and fuel-efficient vehicles. Much like last month, many of the deals... read more July 13, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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