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China's Buick Velite 5 is a Volt with a nose job

China's Buick Velite 5 is a Volt with a nose job

China is hugely important to General Motors, as it is to virtually any global automaker. It's the largest market in the country and, recently, it has put in place an increasing set of requirements that more vehicles sold there be fully or partially electric. It also happens to be by far the largest... read more

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime

AAA says interest in electric cars rivals pickups: so where are the sales?

Although fuel prices remain relatively cheap in most areas of the United States, it seems that interest in electric vehicles may be growing. According to a new survey from... read more April 21, 2017 by


 
Hyundai Vision G (HCD-16) concept

Genesis to offer high-end electric luxury coupe; so long, V-8

Tesla has made an unexpected success out of its pioneering luxury electric vehicles, which offer a healthy dose of performance for good measure. Hyundai's Genesis luxury... read more April 21, 2017 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla recalls 53,000 Model S, Model X electric cars for parking-brake issue

Tesla has issued a voluntarily recall for roughly 53,000 of its Model S and Model X electric cars to address an issue in which the parking brake might stick in the engaged... read more April 21, 2017 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf electric car after battery-pack replacement  [by owner Tim Jacobsen, Concord, CA]

How to negotiate for a new Nissan Leaf battery pack: electric-car owner advises

In designing, testing, and producing the Nissan Leaf, the first modern electric car sold in volume, Nissan made a design decision that some other companies didn't. It chose... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Ending tax credits would kill electric-car market, Edmunds says

The electric-car market may be in for a serious downturn when current federal tax incentives end, assuming the Trump administration declines to extend them, according to a... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
Audi e-tron Sportback Concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show    [photo:Ronan Glon]

Audi e-tron Sportback Concept: full electic-car details, photos from Shanghai auto show

Audi has injected a dash of sporting character and a look at the future of electric-vehicle design into its latest e-tron concept car, which made its debut at the 2017... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model X

2017 Tesla Model X electric-car pricing, feature changes

Tesla has released updated pricing and features for its 2017 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover utility vehicle, including lower prices for both the 75D and 90D models... read more April 19, 2017 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

VW Electrify America plan for electric-car charging across U.S. released

Two billion dollars is a lot of money. When VW Group of America agreed to fund a $2 billion project to spread zero-emission vehicle infrastructure across the U.S. as part of... read more April 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

2017 Tesla Model S pricing, feature changes: breaking them down in detail

As its owners know, although much of the car-buying world doesn't, Tesla doesn't believe in the idea of model years. Rather than updating its electric cars each autumn, to... read more April 18, 2017 by


 
Zunum range-extended electric regional jet - concept design

Electric jet startup is backed by Boeing and JetBlue

Seattle-based startup Zunum Aero has received funding from Boeing HorizonX and JetBlue Technology Ventures toward making its dream of electrified air travel a reality... read more April 17, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air

Luxury electric Lucid Air sedan hits 217 mph in stability test

Only a handful of people have ridden in one outside the company, but development of the Lucid Air luxury electric sedan seems to be proceeding apace. The company said... read more April 14, 2017 by


 
Fast-charging 2015 Nissan Leaf at evGo station in Auburn, MA   [photo: John Briggs]

Electric-car charging networks spin out, merge, and go global

Much like the cell-phone network industry in the mid-1990s, the electric-car charging industry is on a fast pace of network expansions and mergers. EV charging companies are... read more April 14, 2017 by


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

Tesla trucks: semi to be shown in Sept, pickup in 18-24 months

Relative few companies regularly make major announcements via their CEO's Twitter account, but electric-car maker Tesla is different. From software updates to dates for new... read more April 14, 2017 by


 
Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Q: Why is Tesla worth more than GM? A: The sins of Detroit

It remains unclear whether Tesla will survive as an independent company, given that it's had exactly two profitable quarters in its 12-plus years of existence. And yet, last... read more April 13, 2017 by


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

After Tesla, which automaker is best in electric cars? Poll results

Regardless of the number of cars they've sold—fewer than the Renault-Nissan alliance—Tesla is undoubtedly the best-known electric-car maker in the world. It... read more April 12, 2017 by


 

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