Electric Cars

BMW i3 'Shadow Sport' Limited Edition Electric Car Offers Moonroof At Last

BMW i3 'Shadow Sport' Limited Edition Electric Car Offers Moonroof At Last

BMW is finally offering a much-sought option for its i3 electric car--but only to a handful of customers. That option is a moonroof, which hasn't been available on the i3 in the U.S. until now. But the coveted feature will only be offered on a limited-edition model, available to just 50 U.S... read more

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2017 Jaguar F-Pace  -  2015 Frankfurt Motor Show live photos

Jaguar Electric SUV As Soon As 2017? 'Radical' Styling Planned

Since a concept version was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, all eyes have been on Audi's electric crossover to be the auto-industry establishment's first true... read more November 16, 2015 by 

Owner Bernard Freiwald with 2016 Chevrolet Volt, San Francisco, Nov 2015

2016 Chevrolet Volt: Owner's First Impressions Of Car, Range, Dealers, And More

Along with the upcoming fourth-generation hybrid Toyota Prius, the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is one of the major green-car introductions of this year. It won’t be available... read more November 15, 2015 by 

Nissan Wireless Charging system

Electric Cars Sans Cords: Nissan Readying Higher-Power Inductive Charging

Electric car owners get to enjoy a certain level of pride in saying that they never have to deal with gas stations and dirty fuel-filler nozzles. Most of those owners would... read more November 13, 2015 by 

2012 Fisker Karma from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection

Karma Automotive (Nee Fisker) To Use BMW Electric-Car Powertrains

Karma Automotive--the carmaker formerly known as Fisker Automotive--says it will use BMW powertrain components in upcoming production models. BMW will supply high-voltage... read more November 13, 2015 by 

2013 Tesla Model S in winter, Hudson Valley, NY  [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Thoughts On '10 Things I Hate' Article (Really Only Seven)

It was a classic click-bait headline: “Ten Things I Hate About My Tesla.” The article appeared last week on The Drive, a new "automotive culture" website from... read more November 13, 2015 by 

Scoot Quad (nee Renault Twizy) tested in San Francisco, Oct 2015

Is An Electric Scoot Quad (Nee Renault Twizy) Car-Sharing's Urban Future?

In San Francisco, driving a bright-red tandem two-seat electric Renault Twizy gets you noticed--by everyone from sweet little old ladies to skate punks. Even on Castro... read more November 11, 2015 by 

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Expect A 500-Mile Electric Car By 2025, Says Tesla's Elon Musk

It was a relatively brief projection of the future from a man who's juggling a lot of balls in the present, but even Elon Musk's quick hits can be newsworthy. The CEO of... read more November 11, 2015 by 

2015 World Solar Challenge

World Solar Challenge Concludes As Teams Cover 1,800 Miles On Sun Power (Video)

The closest most people can get to a solar-powered car is to buy a battery-electric vehicle and charge it with electricity generated by a home solar array. But cars powered... read more November 11, 2015 by 

Image from Faraday Futures online sites, July 2015

More Faraday Info: Chinese Billionaire Backer, Ex-Tesla Staff For Electric-Car Startup

It seems like something out of a movie: a mysterious startup company operates for a few years in total secrecy, then drops plans for a billion-dollar factory that will build... read more November 10, 2015 by 

Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau with flag  [photo: Liberal.ca]

New Government, New Hope For More Electric Cars In Canada?

Canadian electric vehicle advocates can look at the election of Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party with cautious optimism, and not just for the party's promise to install... read more November 10, 2015 by 

Onsite service by Tesla Motor technicians on 2013 Tesla Model S, upstate NY [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Service Centers Get Crowded, Cost More

One of the coolest things about owning a Tesla Model S for almost three years now has been the service. When first revealed back in the spring of 2013—a few months... read more November 10, 2015 by 

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

EPA's 'Top Fuel Sippers' Don't Use Fuel: They're Electric Cars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a list of top "fuel sippers," compiled from its fuel-economy ratings. But none of them actually use any fuel at all. That's... read more November 9, 2015 by 

NRG eVgo Freedom Station at Whole Foods Market, Fremont, California

Electric-Car Drivers Will Pay For DC Fast-Charging 12-To-1 Over Level 2

A growing fleet of electric cars will need a comprehensive network of public charging stations, but those who build and maintain those stations have some choices to make... read more November 9, 2015 by 

Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Electric-Car Drivers Don't Pay Their Share? Actually, No One Does

The annual registration fees for electric cars implemented by several states have been the subject of much controversy. Electric-car advocates view the fees as a form of... read more November 8, 2015 by 

Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

A Polite Note About Tesla To Media Colleagues (Especially In Detroit)

Automotive journalists talk among ourselves, just as most people in most professions do. And because this site consistently covers Tesla Motors and its electric cars, we've... read more November 6, 2015 by 


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