Electric Cars

 
Dyson walks away from (three) Sakti3 solid-state battery patents: updated

Dyson walks away from (three) Sakti3 solid-state battery patents: updated

Just 18 months after its $90m acquisition of Sakti3, the British consumer-products company Dyson is taking a step back. Dyson has chosen to relinquish its rights to three patents co-owned by the company that were part of the core intellectual property of the Michigan based start-up company. Its... read more

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Tesla Model 3 test car, Los Altos, CA, Apr 8, 2017  [clip from YouTube video by OMG_Tesla}

Tesla Model 3 caught on video during daylight testing

The emergence of spy photos, and more recently video, has always been one of the standard indicators of a car nearing production. With production still said to start this... read more April 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: full production to start today for plug-in minivan

It's a well-reviewed new minivan design from the company that invented the modern minivan three decades ago. Unlike any other minivan, however, its large battery pack gives... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Four of 10 drivers globally would consider an electric car

It’s been merely six years since the first modern electric car hit the streets, and the segment looks ready to take off. Over 43,000 people residing in 52 countries all... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla loses bid to sell cars in Utah, dealer lobbyists win

Tesla has once again been denied permission to sell its cars directly to buyers in the battleground state of Utah. Via a unanimous decision, the Utah Supreme Court handed... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, March 2017: Chevy charges ahead

The Chevy Volt likely continued its winning ways atop the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales charts in March. Its 377 sales give it a comfortable margin over the Tesla... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
Mazda Demio EV test-fleet electric car in Japan (aka Mazda2)

Mazda's electric car gets patents for rotary range-extender engine

Recent patent filings suggest Mazda’s next Wankel engine will equip a battery-powered car, not a rear-wheel drive heir to emblematic sports coupes like its RX-7 and... read more April 6, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Putting plug-in electric car sales in perspective: they're still very low

Volume sales of plug-in cars, both battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models, began more than six years ago. From a first-year total of about 17,000 in 2011, they rose... read more April 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2017 Chevrolet Volt with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker

Plug-in electric car sales for Mar: Leaf beats Bolt EV, plug-in hybrids beat electrics (updated)

The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid again took the crown among plug-in electric cars whose makers report monthly sales. A total of 2,132 Volts were sold in March, bringing its... read more April 5, 2017 by


 
Smart ebike electric bicycle

Why electric bikes may deserve purchase incentives too

If plug-in electric cars and trucks receive purchase incentives from national and state governments, what about electric bicycles? That's just what a recent report from the... read more April 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at EVgo fast-charging station, Newport Centre, Jersey City, NJ

More details on fast-charging rate in 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car

For a few years now, Tesla has shown what a nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites for long-range electric cars should look like. Its Supercharger network now covers... read more April 4, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

When will it be unacceptable to drive a car with a tailpipe? Poll results

No vehicle on earth is entirely free of emissions; even electric cars charged on renewable energy have emissions associated with their manufacturing. Those emissions... read more April 4, 2017 by


 
First Tesla Model S delivered in Hong Kong

Hong Kong closed a tax loophole; is Tesla ancillary damage?

Government officials in Hong Kong have eliminated a popular tax exemption that made electric vehicles much cheaper to buy than comparable gasoline-powered models. Now Tesla... read more April 4, 2017 by


 
Riding in prototype of fully autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car, March 2017  [video: Fully Charged]

Riding in prototype autonomous Nissan Leaf electric car: what it's like (video)

It's been a vision of the future for decades now: self-driving cars that let you get in, specify your destination, and then curl up for a bit more sleep, waking when you... read more April 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla delivered 25,000 electric cars in Q1 2017, plus or minus

The numbers are in, and Tesla says it delivered 25,000 electric cars globally in the first quarter of this year, from January through March. That's a new quarterly record for... read more April 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X electric car vs Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car: CA road trip

The ability to travel long distances has long been a distinguishing feature of Tesla's luxury electric cars, whose Supercharger fast-charging network now offers access to... read more April 2, 2017 by


 

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