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Tesla Model S lineup slims down as 60, 60D versions end

Tesla Model S lineup slims down as 60, 60D versions end

The ever-shifting Tesla Model S lineup has gone through another change. It will slim down as Tesla discontinues the electric car's current base models—the rear-wheel drive Model S 60, and the all-wheel drive Model S 60D, both with 60 kilowatt-hours of battery capacity. Both versions are being... read more

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Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Porsche Mission E electric car to cost less than Panamera sedan

Porsche's most ardent fans no longer complain about the expansion of the German sports-car maker's lineup into sedans and, even worse, sport-utility vehicles. The large... read more March 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Renault Zoe

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan 2017

It's a new year, and that means a reset of the tally of European electric-car sales. In January, the top-selling European-market electric car of 2016 maintained its status... read more March 16, 2017 by


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

VW's Electrify America submits electric-car charging plan to EPA, CARB: now what?

Volkswagen has submitted a plan for electric-charging infrastructure to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. VW's "Electrify... read more March 16, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air

Lucid Air priced slightly below Tesla Model S at $60,000

The Lucid Air electric car will be available in a base model with less power and a lower range than the high-end model unveiled last year, but at a much lower price. A Lucid... read more March 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Chevy Bolt EV tested by Tesla Model S owner: his assessment

Fleeing my home in New York’s Hudson Valley for California during February and March has a number of charms. Currently at the top of the list: reading about Winter... read more March 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

More details emerge on low-cost electric car from Renault-Nissan for 2020

The Renault-Nissan Alliance's plans for future electric cars are beginning to come into focus. The two automakers have dominated global battery-electric car sales with the... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback, San Francisco Bay Area, Oct 2015

After Audi e-tron, next electric car to be compact BMW i3 competitor

Next year, the Audi e-tron luxury electric crossover is expected to arrive at U.S. dealers, bringing Audi into direct competition with the Tesla Model X roughly three years... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
Rendering of BMW i5 electric crossover utility vehicle, from patent drawings [Indian Autos Blog]

Which luxury brand will do best in electric cars? Poll results

Within the next two years we will see new all-electric luxury cars from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz appear in actual showrooms. All four of those makes have shown... read more March 15, 2017 by


 
Nio Eve concept, 2017 SXSW

Nio Eve concept is yet another Chinese luxury electric SUV, this one autonomous

Chinese startup NextEV is the latest company attempting to replicate the success of Tesla with a long-range electric car. NextEV launched its Nio brand last year in dramatic... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Volvo XC60

Volvo plans a long-range electric car for 2019, details to come (updated)

The electric car that Volvo has long planned for 2019 could join a growing group of long-range, mass-market models like the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the upcoming Tesla Model 3, and... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Half of Norway's new-car sales are now hybrids or electrics

Norway has achieved yet another milestone in electric-car sales. The Scandinavian country may be the friendliest for electric cars in the world, thanks to a combination of... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200 beats Renault Kangoo ZE in electric van sales in Europe

The Renault-Nissan Alliance continues to lead all other automakers globally in sales of battery-electric cars. The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric car in history... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Sales of BMW plug-in cars more than double over last year

BMW is off to a strong start in meeting its ambitious plug-in car sales goals for 2017. In the first two months of 2017, it doubled combined sales of electric cars and... read more March 13, 2017 by


 
2018 Land rover Range Rover Velar

Does Range Rover Velar preview Jaguar I-Pace electric-car dash?

Carmakers often use the same components across vehicles from multiple brands. It's a way to keep costs down by not having to engineer or procure completely different parts... read more March 13, 2017 by


 
Doug Kerr, daughter Andie Kerr, fiancee Barbara Gleason; Fiat 500e, Ford Focus Electric, Fiat 500e

Why I canceled my Chevy Bolt EV electric-car order: a reader explains

The advent of affordable 200-mile electric cars promises to increase public acceptance of cars with plugs—or at least that's the hope of both carmakers and advocates... read more March 13, 2017 by


 

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