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Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

Battery-electric cars produce no direct carbon emissions from driving, but those are not the only potential source of emissions related to these vehicles. The lifetime carbon emissions of electric cars seem to be the question that launches a thousand studies. Critics of electric cars have suggested... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

LG Chem's Large Battery Plant In China Took Less Than 2 Years

Korean firm LG Chem has made significant headway in the electric-car battery market by adding up contracts from a large contingent of automaker customers. While Panasonic and... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X European Buyers Will Have To Wait For Chinese

The first Tesla Model X electric crossovers were delivered to a handful of U.S. customers at a flashy event last fall. And now the company is ramping up production to fill... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Cadillac ELR

Cadillac ELR Is Walking Dead (But May Be Great, Rare Used Car)

You almost have to pity the Cadillac ELR range-extended electric coupe: It's a very pretty car with luxurious appointments, but no one wants to buy it. And if the rumors that... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

How Many Electric Cars Does California Buy? One-Third To One-Half Of All Of 'Em

It's no secret that California is considerably more enthusiastic about electric cars than the rest of the nation. Policies put in place to promote plug-in cars--and a... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept

Bentley To Be Fourth VW Group Brand To Offer Electric Car

If an electric Audi is good, then an electric Audi plus an electric Volkswagen plus an electric Porsche plus an electric Bentley must be better, yes? At least, that would... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Gigafactory Jobs, Investments Fell Short Of Projections Last Year

Tesla's decision to build its massive lithium-ion battery-cell "Gigafactory" at a site near Reno, Nevada, was made in part because of generous incentives offered by the state... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Should Utility Customers Pay For Electric-Car Charging Stations They Don't Use?

California is by far the most advanced state in adopting plug-in electric cars. Fully 45.3 percent of the country's more than 400,000 plug-in cars were sold in California... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, January 2016: New Year, Old Models, New Records

Like an exhausted Times Square reveler, the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market tends to start the New Year slowly, and this past January was no exception. Chevy sold 94... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric-Car Sales Will Bounce Back After 2015 Decline: Report

Despite record overall new-car deliveries, the market for electric cars and plug-in hybrids actually declined slightly in 2015. Plug-in car deliveries stood at around 115,000... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq: Dark-Horse Competitor For Prius AND Bolt EV?

The new 2016 Toyota Prius is now arriving at dealers all over the country, and while gas prices--and hence hybrid sales--are down, it's expected to boost sales of the... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
Tesla logo

Tesla Model 3 March 'Debut' May Not Be A Car, But...Pictures?

Much of the electric-car world has been waiting--eagerly, avidly, with bated breath--for next month's unveiling of the Tesla Model 3. The third-generation electric car from... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Model 3: What We Know About Its $35,000, 200-Mile Electric Car

There are now 100,000 Tesla Model S electric cars on the roads, and its Model X crossover finally struggled into production last fall. Since that time, long-range plans by... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Bolt EV Powertrain: How Did GM And LG Collaborate On Design, Production?

In last fall's runup to the launch of the production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car, GM discussed working together with Korean corporate giant LG on the Bolt's... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Jan: Steady, But Little To Celebrate

January has historically been a tough month for plug-in electric car sales, and last month doesn't look like it'll be an exception. Added to the usual winter slowdown in... read more February 2, 2016 by


 
Electric Avenue charging stations in Portland, Oregon [photo: Portland General Electric]

Top Six Trends In Plug-In Electric Cars Through 2020

Five years after the first mass-market electric car hit the market, cars with plugs haven't lived up to the most optimistic projections for their adoption. They are at least... read more February 2, 2016 by


 

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