Electric Cars

 
South's good ol' boy drag racers whupped by Tesla, not happy about it

South's good ol' boy drag racers whupped by Tesla, not happy about it

For as long as there have been automobiles, drivers have had the itch to go faster than the guy in the next car. Throughout decades we've seen horsepower wars waged between giant, large displacement V-8 engines and even 4-cylinder engines with plenty of forced induction. The rise of the electric... read more

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2017 Toyota Prius

California trend: hybrid sales sink, plug-in electric cars soar

California has always been a bellwether for automotive trends, and it leads every other state by far in the volumes of plug-in electric cars sold. It also led in national... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Consumer Reports restores some points to Tesla electric cars for automatic braking

Tesla had long been a darling of Consumer Reports magazine since the time the Model S electric car was first revealed, and it consistently scored well in the magazine's... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf with CHAdeMO fast-charging cable plugged in  [photo John Briggs]

California utility SCE offers $450 rebate for new and used electric cars

California already offers generous incentives to get consumers into electric vehicles, but now the electric utility Southern California Edison has joined in. SCE has... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 spotted at service center

Tesla Model 3 acceleration found in chart on Model S advantages

Electric-car maker Tesla doesn't announce models in the usual fashion. It trickles out bits and pieces of information, often in the form of tweets from CEO Elon Musk... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car at 3 years   [photo: owner Tom Moloughney]

BMW i3 REx: owner's 3 years with range-extended electric car

This week, my 2014 i3 REx turned three years old; I picked it up on May 21, 2014. For the most part I’ve been very pleased with the car. It’s definitely not... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

How does the heat pump work in a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid?

The challenge of reducing the energy used by traditional heating systems in battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars is one automakers still grapple with today. Reduced... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen e-Golf recharging at curbside Autolib station, Paris, Sep 2016

UBS study predicts electric-car cost parity in Europe could arrive by 2018

With the prospect of multiple long-range electric cars hitting the market over the next few years, the prediction market is in full swing. Battery costs have fallen faster... read more May 24, 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

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 May 24, 2017 by


 
Nissan IDS concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan electric SUV to be shown as concept car this year

The 2018 Nissan Leaf may be the brand's next electric vehicle to soak up attention, but several reports have indicated that Nissan plans to flesh out its lineup with an... read more May 23, 2017 by


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

DC fast charging for electric cars: what's here, what's coming, what's hype?

Drivers who want to use their electric cars for trips beyond a radius from their home charging site rely on DC fast-charging sites. Now Charged magazine has written a... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
Production-ready Jaguar I-Pace spotted in Monaco

Video shoot shows Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV in production form

The British luxury brand Jaguar, far smaller than any of its three German competitors, may be looking to steal a march on all of them. While Audi revealed a concept version... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2017 Geneva auto show

Subaru plans for all-electric versions of existing model lines

It's now clear that every automaker, no matter how large or small, will have to develop and sell battery-electric vehicles by 2020 to 2025. Companies like GM and Volkswagen... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]

2017 Smart ForTwo electric cars priced from $24,550

The market for electric vehicles normally comes with a high price of entry, though Smart is proposing that its new two-seat battery-powered minicar is a value proposition... read more May 23, 2017 by


 
Dynamic wireless electric car charging testing using a Renault Kangoo Z.E.

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... read more May 22, 2017 by


 
Mark Fields

Ford fires CEO Fields, in part, for lagging on electric cars

It's all the buzz of the auto industry this morning: Ford has fired its CEO Mark Fields and will replace him with Jim Hackett, former CEO of Michigan furniture maker... read more May 22, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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