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Will Rallycross go electric? Michael Andretti on why series is perfect for EVs

Will Rallycross go electric? Michael Andretti on why series is perfect for EVs

Rallycross has become a sensation in motorsport relatively quickly: similar to autocross, a single car races against the clock on a set course or "stage," usually in the dirt, mud, or gravel—anything other than a paved track, in other words. Drivers with the best time are deemed the winner... read more

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Audi e-tron Sportback concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

German Chancellor Merkel rejects electric-car quotas for Europe: 'not well thought out'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the country's leader, has detailed why she believes electric-car quotas are not a viable answer to emission and other issues plaguing Europe... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 3-Series

Does Tesla Model 3 compete with Bolt EV and Leaf, or BMW 3-Series?

There's a new generation of the BMW 3-Series sport sedan coming next year, and rumors suggest there will be an all-electric version in 2019 or 2020. If so, there's only one... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 and 2011 Nissan Leaf, Half Moon Bay, California, Aug 2017  [photo: Scott Forrest]

Is the Tesla Model 3 really 'Car 2.0'? Maybe not: here's why

Like the company's three previous electric cars, the Tesla Model 3 launched into production with a splashy media event during which owners received the keys to their new cars... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
Baojun E100 electric car

Baojun E100: GM's tiny, two-seat electric car for China

Most North Americans and Europeans will likely never have heard of Baojun, but it's one of many brands operated under General Motors' SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture in China... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
MINI E electric cars used in vehicle-to-grid test. Photo by University of Delaware/Evan Krape

All-electric Mini E for 2019 to appear at Frankfurt show in concept form

The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV vs Lunar Rover

Electric cars after 46 years: Chevy Bolt EV vs lunar rover

President John F. Kennedy challenged the United States to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s, and the country's space agency met his challenge with five months to... read more August 13, 2017 by


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

Another 'electric highway, 1,250 miles along Australia's coast

The country of Australia is poised to build one of the world's longest "electric highways," which will span 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers). Specifically, the Northeast region... read more August 11, 2017 by


 
Nick Heidfeld in a Mahindra M4Electric Formula E race car at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Will Formula E racing boost electric-car sales by 77 million? Erm...

Three years ago, an all-new motor racing series began. Called Formula E, the series pits battery-electric race cars from teams around the world in competition on circuits in... read more August 11, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla Model 3 won't be delivered in Michigan to buyers; lawsuit grinds on

An ongoing lawsuit continues to complicate life for potential buyers of the Tesla Model 3, and the automaker's other electric cars, who live in Michigan. Tesla and the state... read more August 11, 2017 by


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

Tesla Model 3 battery cells will turn a profit for Panasonic by next year

Relatively few people focus on it, but the huge Japanese electronics company Panasonic is a minority shareholder in electric-car maker Tesla. The deal dates all the way back... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
Bollinger B1

Bollinger B1 electric utility truck: 6,000 signups in two weeks

It seems as though online signups are all becoming all the rage among electric-car makers. The practice probably started with Tesla, but it really accelerated in April 2016... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
Plug'n Drive Education Center Toronto

Electric-car discovery, education centers are now a thing

Breaking with routine and tradition is never easy, especially when it comes to buying, owning, and operating a vehicle powered by an internal-combustion engine. Around the... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Better alkaline batteries, made rechargeable, to power electric cars?

Alkaline batteries have been a staple energy source for decades, but their potential has been capped by their chemical properties. Notably, alkaline batteries cannot be... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Tesla semi truck debuting in September

Tesla semi truck to test self-driving, capable of 'platooning': report

With Tesla, there's always something new coming up to keep owners, buyers, and fans excited. The company's main task over the next year is to get its lower-priced Model 3... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Performance version coming, after 'production hell' ends

Now that the Tesla Model 3 has officially entered production, the electric-car maker's main goal will be to ensure the manufacturing process ramps up smoothly. With 1,800 new... read more August 9, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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