Electric Cars

 
Congress questions VW $2 billion in zero-emission infrastructure funding

Congress questions VW $2 billion in zero-emission infrastructure funding

The Volkswagen diesel settlement for 2.0-liter TDI models, approved at the end of October, includes a provision for $2 billion in funds to install charging or fueling infrastructure for zero-emission vehicles. There has been considerable debate over what those funds should be used for, and how they... read more

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2017 BMW i3

BMW plans to sell 100,000 plug-in cars in 2017, CEO says

Among the established German luxury automakers, BMW has so far shown the greatest commitment to electric cars. It launched the "i" sub-brand dedicated to plug-in cars in... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla to recall certain accessory adapter cables for overheating risk

Tesla will voluntarily recall about 7,000 electric-car charging adapters after two reports of overheating resulting in melted plastic on the adapters. The adapters are... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Thinking of buying a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV? Read the owner's manual!

The first 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars should be arriving in dealerships sometime this month, likely in electric-car friendly California before anywhere else. The... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla takes it to Michigan, opens gallery in state that bans sales of its electric cars

Tesla Motors is not legally allowed to sell its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan, thanks to subtle changes made two years ago to the state's franchise laws... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Nov 2016: Bolts from the blue?

Canada's first three Chevrolet Bolt EVs were registered in October, no doubt for media test-drives and dealership training ahead of the 238-mile electric car's Canadian... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

German government worries carmakers vulnerable to electric-car onslaught

Many governments across the globe have enacted stricter emissions standards to curb air pollution and greenhouse gases; others plan to do so. Some have also drafted... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
Nio EP9

Nio electric SUV, from Chinese NextEV, to have 'Toyota cost' and 'Tesla range'

Among the many startups looking to repeat the success of Tesla Motors, China's NextEV has somewhat flown under the radar. But the company is now discussing concrete plans for... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Why one Finnish city thinks it's ideal for next Tesla Gigafactory

The Tesla "gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada, is already billed as the largest lithium-ion battery cell plant in the world. But Tesla has discussed plans for at least one... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
1996 General Motors EV1

Modern electric cars at 20: from EV1 to Bolt EV, where are we now?

Twenty years ago today, the very first GM EV1 electric cars were delivered to 40 lessees in California in a blaze of publicity. Since then, plug-in electric vehicles have... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM loses $9K on each Chevy Bolt EV to become major player in electric cars: report

With the first cars expected to arrive at a few dealerships before the end of this month, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV could change the electric car landscape. It offers an... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Audi e-tron vs Jaguar I-Pace vs Mercedes EQ: electric luxury SUVs compared

After sales of 150,000 or more electric luxury cars from Tesla Motors over four years, the first major wave of long-range electric cars from established luxury automakers is... read more December 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Plug-in electric car sales surge in Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives (final update)

Traditionally, the North American winter months have seen a slowdown in sales of plug-in electric cars—but the rule didn't seem to apply last month. Strong vehicle... read more December 4, 2016 by


 
Buick Velite concept, 2016 Guangzhou auto show

Chevy Volt to become Buick Velite in China? Concept car hints at new style (updated)

The current-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid may acquire a new identity for the Chinese market—and perhaps even a new design previewed by a China-only concept... read more December 3, 2016 by


 
Jeremy Clarkson of The Grand Tour     [publicity photo provided by Amazon]

Jeremy Clarkson seems to know very little about electric cars, sadly

Oh, dear. The things celebrities say. One of three long-time hosts of BBC's long-running "Top Gear" TV show, Clarkson was fired after punching a producer. His costars quit... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

VW plans to build electric cars somewhere in N America after 2020

As it works toward moving past its diesel-emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group is making ambitious plans for electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1... read more December 2, 2016 by


 

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