Electric Cars

 
Ubitricity street lamp socket provides electric-car charging

Ubitricity street lamp socket provides electric-car charging

A German company has brought forth its idea of how to provide convenient, cost-effective electric-car charging and now it has made its way to the United Kingdom. Ubitricity rolled out its streetlight car charging ports two years ago, but the German company has now spread its innovation to the UK... read more

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Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Tesla finds Chinese production site for electric cars: Shanghai

Tesla is closing in on a deal to begin production of its cars in China, after it signed a preliminary agreement to explore building cars near the major city of Shanghai. By... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging at EVgo station before trip across Maryland    [image: Brian Ro]

Drive a Chevy Bolt EV electric car 313 miles on a charge: here's how

Electric-car range is a funny thing. It is rated by the EPA, and most people focus on that combined figure, though an individual's use may greatly affect the car's actual... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

Electric-car noise rules to be canceled under Trump deregulation plan?

Modern electric cars have been on U.S. roads for seven years or so, and owners love their smooth, quiet, close to noise-free operation. That silence has been a bone of... read more June 26, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla extends free Supercharger use to all current owners (updated)

Tesla has bestowed upon its current owners a sought-after perk previously reserved for early adopters: free Supercharging. Last year, Tesla announced it would begin charging... read more June 25, 2017 by


 
Chargeway electric-car charging symbols for Chevrolet Volt, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S

Chargeway: the best electric-car idea you've never heard of

Pretty much everyone knows how to put fuel into a conventional car. You pull up to the pump, open the vehicle's fuel door, put a credit card into the pump, select diesel or... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf ProPilot Assist

Latest teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf shows ProPilot Assist self-driving capability

Nissan has begun to release a slow trickle of information about the 2018 Leaf electric car, but the latest teaser has nothing to do with its zero-emission powertrain... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Why would Tesla want to start its own streaming music service?

It seems every other day Tesla CEO Elon Musk has news about the next big project for the electric-car maker. This time, the news is about a project that seems relatively... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
Electric motor, shown in 'How Does an Electric Car Work?' video by Patreon

Video explains how electric cars work, battery and motor technology included

While many drivers generally understand the concept of an electric car, understanding generally stops there. It's a car, and you plug it in to get power to run it. That's... read more June 22, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes to show all-electric hatchback concept this fall, countering Audi: report

German luxury carmakers often follow each other's product plans in something close to lockstep. Let one maker—BMW, say—introduce a new category of... read more June 22, 2017 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla gets new Autopilot head after just five months

Tesla's most recent Autopilot software head has left the company after just five months on the job. Chris Lattner, who had previously worked at Apple for more than a decade... read more June 22, 2017 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf plugged in to recharge   [photo: John C. Briggs]

Electric cars will cost less to buy than regular cars by 2025: analysis

Studies have shown that electric vehicles have a number of strikes against them in the minds on consumers who don't know much about them. Range anxiety, the lack of electric... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
Tesla Autopilot 2 Perpendicular Park

Is the latest Tesla Autopilot 'smooth as silk' as Musk claims? Video shows results

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that the latest iteration of Autopilot would be the most refined variation of the software yet. In fact, the Tesla chief recently tweeted that... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
First release candidate Tesla Model 3 electric car, from video tweeted by Elon Musk, March 2017

How many Tesla Model 3s will be delivered by Dec 31? Poll results

With photos of Tesla Model 3 test cars now popping up regularly, it seems likely that some number of Tesla's lower-priced all-electric sedan will roll off the production... read more June 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV crash

2017 Chevy Bolt EV rated a Top Safety Pick by IIHS

The Chevrolet Bolt EV has just been awarded a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This makes it the first electric car from the 2017 model... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla driver killed in Autopilot crash ignored repeated warnings, NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board has published its first findings after investigating a fatal highway crash in 2016 involving a Tesla Model S and a tractor trailer... read more June 20, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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