Electric Cars

 
Renault, Qualcomm show off electric-car road charging at 60 mph

Renault, Qualcomm show off electric-car road charging at 60 mph

It's long been an inspiring futuristic concept: electric cars that can recharge continuously at speed, driving along roadways with built-in inductive charging. Think a modern-day version of slot cars, but at 1:1 scale. Now French automaker Renault has demonstrated a prototype of just such a system... read more

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Mercedes-Benz Energy Battery

Mercedes launches home energy-storage battery, echoing Tesla

As Tesla regularly points out, the lithium-ion battery cells used in electric cars can also serve in home energy-storage units. Now, a Daimler company will go up against... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
Tesla factory, Fremont, California

Tesla moans about media as it fights workers' union efforts

Tesla's position is clear: the California electric-car maker doesn't feel a union is needed to protect its factory workers from what it claims are only anecdotal stories... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting in 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car: first teaser photo (headlights!) emerges

Sometime within the next few months, the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will be unveiled to the world's media. The second generation of a pioneering plug-in vehicle that... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
Elon Musk plugs a Tesla Model S into a Supercharger (Image: deanslavnich on Twitter)

Musk fires head of automation firm key to Tesla Model 3 factory

Tesla and Klaus Grohmann have parted ways. Reuters reports Tesla CEO Elon Musk ousted Grohmann over the executives concerns over how his company's legacy clients, including... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
Toyota Motor Corporation president Akio Toyoda, at Tesla stand, 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Shift to electric cars will cost money, may lack excitement: Toyota CEO

Every automaker is now working on one or many electric cars, but some are at the head of the pack and others lag behind. General Motors already sells the 238-mile Chevrolet... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ electric car concept  [photo: Axel Harries]

British magazine gets ride in all-electric Mercedes EQ Concept

Mercedes-Benz has big plans for electric vehicles in the future, but its main nod to what those plans will bring thus far is the EQ Concept. Shown at the Paris Motor Show... read more May 17, 2017 by


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

New all-electric Mini E to launch in 2019 as halo for brand

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 May 17, 2017 by


 
Chargie chargepoint service

Chargie app connects electric-car drivers, UK homeowners; 'AirBnB' for charging?

The internet has transformed how many perceive property, allowing the rental of other peoples' personal vehicles, apartments, and other spaces when owners are not using them... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
Lightning LS218 electric motorcycle

San Francisco to LA on one charge? Lightning Motorcycles to give it a go

Lightning Motorcycles is known for pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycles. In 2013, it set the record for the fastest production electric motorcycle, at an... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
StoreDot shows fast-charging battery cell, Cube Tech Fair, Berlin [via Periscope: Gruendermetropole]

Israeli firm StoreDot claims battery with 5-minute charging time

It's one of the Holy Grails for battery researchers and electric-car advocates alike: a battery that could recharge in the same amount of time as it takes to stop for... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

GM goal: profitable, affordable electric cars built in big numbers

Automotive innovation rolls out over many years, usually decades, and usually only a few companies lead. Others hang back, waiting to see if buyers will accept new features... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
Cash for Clunkers banner with Mercury Sable, Albany, New York

Romania doubles electric-car subsidies, adds 'cash for clunkers' program

In recent years, governments have increasingly worked to encourage the sales of plug-in electric vehicles. Incentive programs for the purchase of a low-emission vehicle have... read more May 16, 2017 by


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

Will Trump EPA target CA electric-car, emissions rules? Not yet, maybe; here's why

California began regulating vehicle emissions within its boundaries before the Environmental Protection Agency was even a gleam in President Richard Nixon's eye. Since that... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
Honda Clarity lineup: Electric, Plug-In Hybrid, Fuel Cell, at 2017 New York auto show

Assessing the Honda Clarity range: how electric cars fit in, and why

The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is the only model of Honda's newest sedan presently on sale, though an all-electric version will arrive later this year. The hydrogen-powered... read more May 15, 2017 by


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

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

The first quarter of 2017 is now behind us, which means we get to take a peek at the European plug-in electric vehicle sale numbers. The year-to-date numbers show a... read more May 15, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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