Electric Cars

DOE Study: Focus Charging Around Homes, Workplaces, ‘Hot Spots’

DOE Study: Focus Charging Around Homes, Workplaces, ‘Hot Spots’

Public charging infrastructure isn’t actually needed everywhere to accomplish wider electric-vehicle adoption. That’s one potentially surprising conclusion resulting from a new analysis of charging habits, released by the Idaho National Laboratory this week. ALSO SEE: Volkswagen Diesel... read more

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Tesla Model X falcon doors height estimation, Randall Hamlet

Tesla Model X: Will Falcon Doors Be A ‘Killer App’ Or A Handicap?

Ahead of tonight’s big reveal of the production-spec Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model X crossover, a lot of details regarding this all-electric utility vehicle are... read more September 29, 2015 by 

NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Energy Firm NRG's Business Reset: Will It Affect Electric-Car Charging Network?

NRG Energy is a large electric utility company, but it also operates solar and electric-car charging businesses. Its eVgo charging network already claims to have more... read more September 29, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S in Albuquerque's 'snowstorm' during NY-to-California road trip  [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: Should I Buy The Extended Warranty?

The odometer on my 2013 Tesla Model S ticked over 49,000 miles yesterday. That means I’ll soon be facing a big financial decision: whether or not to buy Tesla’s... read more September 28, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3

Which Is Best Use Of Electric Cars: Eliminating Some Gas, Or Saving Lots Of It?

Electric-car friendly policies like tax incentives and zero-emission vehicle mandates are meant to put as many plug-in cars on the road as possible. Policymakers hope that by... read more September 27, 2015 by 

2016 Nissan Leaf

2016 Nissan Leaf: How Does It Compare To 2012 Model On Price, Equipment, Range?

The 2016 Nissan Leaf gets a few updates, most notably an optional 30-kilowatt-hour battery pack that allows for a 107-mile range. That's a substantial increase over the 84... read more September 25, 2015 by 

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE350e Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes Electric Car Around 2019: Could Be SUV, Sedan, Or Both

Over the next few years, established German luxury automakers are expected to respond to Tesla's success with a series of high-end electric cars and plug-in hybrids... read more September 25, 2015 by 

2016 Tesla Model S

Elon Musk Hints At 50 Percent More Range For Tesla Model S: Video

The first deliveries of the Tesla Model X electric crossover are to take place next Tuesday, September 29, and Tesla plans to unveil its less-expensive Model 3 sedan next... read more September 25, 2015 by 

2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Model 3 Will Benefit From Lowest Battery Costs Of Any Maker: Jefferies

The Tesla Model 3 electric sedan will start production in 2017, if the carmaker can keep to its schedule. Tesla is aiming for a 200-mile range and $35,000 base price, in the... read more September 24, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI driven to all 48 contiguous states with just $300 of fuel

How VW Can Atone For Diesel Deception: Electric-Car Advocate's Thoughts

The full impact of Volkswagen's diesel-emission cheating scandal has yet to be realized, but what it has apparently already admitted to doing could result in the largest... read more September 24, 2015 by 

2015 Ford Focus Electric

Electric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases, Energy Use: New EPRI-NRDC Study

Electric cars charged on the grid generally have a lower carbon footprint than internal-combustion vehicles--and their wells-to-wheels carbon emissions only shrink as more... read more September 23, 2015 by 

Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

Concepts Preview Shared Platform For Porsche, Audi Premium EVs?

To those who want a luxury vehicle with an all-electric powertrain, California’s Tesla Motors has had the market under wraps for many years. But that’s slated to... read more September 23, 2015 by 

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid used by West Hill House B&B, Warren, Vermont

Vermont B&B Offers Solar-Powered Electric-Car Charging

In Vermont, a bed & breakfast housed in an 1850s home is getting a 21st century makeover. The West Hill House B&B and Retreat Center in Warren, Vermont, now offers... read more September 23, 2015 by 

2007 BMW 335i and 2015 Fiat 500e electric car in driveway, May 2015  [photo: Chris Baccus]

That BMW Owner Who Got An Electric Car? The BMW's For Sale

Oh, those dastardly electric cars. Their siren-like allure tempts otherwise innocent drivers to abandon their life-long infatuations with ultimate German driving machines and... read more September 22, 2015 by 

Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study

Apple Electric Car Is "Committed Project," To Ship In 2019: Report

Rumors continue to swirl around the existence of an Apple-branded electric car, even in the absence of any official confirmation of the project by the tech company. News... read more September 22, 2015 by 

2015 Mazda 3

Mazda Tests Hybrid Vs Electric To See Which Japanese Drivers Prefer

In large part, Mazda hasn't strayed far from the internal-combustion path while looking for ways to improve the efficiency of its vehicles. The Japanese carmaker has... read more September 22, 2015 by 


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