Electric Cars

 
What would it take to get Australia to 100-percent renewable energy?

What would it take to get Australia to 100-percent renewable energy?

What would it take to convert an entire country to 100-percent renewable energy? How about a country that occupies an entire continent? Australian climate think tank Beyond Zero Emissions is publishing a series of plans addressing how different aspects of the country's economy and infrastructure... read more

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Renault Zoe electric car on the Outer Hebrides

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-June 2016

In the first six months of 2016, only two vehicles are in serious contention for the title of best-selling electric car in Europe. The Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe traded the... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How can automakers sell more electric cars? Sierra Club report has suggestions

The Sierra Club recently released what it says is the "first-ever multi-state study on electric vehicle shopping experience," and the results weren't encouraging. A report... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S P90D and Boeing 737 drag race

Tesla P100D battery coming for Model S, Model X, EU site shows

The Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan has had a dizzying array of battery offerings over its four-year life, and the Model X has had quite a few over less than a year. Now... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2014 BMW i3, Hudson Valley, NY, Nov 2014

Why carmakers don't offer electric-car battery updates: costs don't pencil out

It's a litany you hear often from the most ardent electric-car owners and advocates. "Old car companies don't get it; they won't offer electric-car battery upgrades with... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
Tesla store under construction, Van Ness Ave, San Francisco [photo: BlueStarE3 on Tesla Motors Club]

Tesla opens new electric-car store in San Francisco, to serve as flagship

California is not just the home state of Tesla Motors, it's also the biggest single U.S. market for electric cars. So perhaps it's not surprising that Tesla recently opened a... read more August 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric-car shopping far too hard; dealers, carmakers can improve, says report

Greater electric-car adoption requires both dealers and carmakers to be strongly committed to selling plug-in vehicles. Years of anecdotal evidence from shoppers shows such... read more August 15, 2016 by


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

Tesla now 'driving force' behind San Francisco area manufacturing

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has had many interesting and unexpected effects in its decade of existence. It's launched a series of electric cars with 200 miles or more of... read more August 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

In 2025, what percent of new cars in the U.S. will have plugs? Our poll results

Regarding the prospects for electric cars in future years, our readers are nothing if not an optimistic bunch. We recently polled our Twitter followers on their views of how... read more August 12, 2016 by


 
National Drive Electric Week 2014: Charging in Austin. Photo by Aaron Choate.

Electric cars as bad as coffee or refrigerators: why we fear new things

Electric cars face opposition not just from entrenched interests that benefit from the use of fossil fuels, but from car buyers as well. Shoppers continue to express concerns... read more August 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV electric car for 'urban' sales: what does that mean?

Almost no U.S. car buyers sit down at their kitchen table and kick off a chat by saying, "Honey, we need to buy a city car." The only exceptions are those in a handful of... read more August 11, 2016 by


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

Michigan won't let Tesla sell cars, but state fund invests in company (irony alert)

Tesla still isn't allowed to sell its electric cars in Michigan, owing to a ban on direct sales signed two years ago. All carmakers in the state must sell new cars solely... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Karma Revero - first official photo

2017 Karma Revero: first official photo of rebooted Fisker Karma released

As the 2017 Karma Revero gets closer to its official launch later this year, its maker has released the first official photo of the luxury plug-in hybrid sedan. The rebooted... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2012 Fisker Karma from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection

Karma, Faraday plan large Chinese electric-car factories

China is the world's largest new-car market, and generous government incentives have made it a particularly strong market for vehicles that plug in. To take advantage of that... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X drives semi-conscious owner to hospital on Autopilot (updated)

Three months later, the May 7 death of a Model S driver in Florida continues to generate headlines and spark debate on the merits of electronic driver-assistance... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

2016 Nissan Leaf group buy in Montreal signs up 2,800 for low price on electric car

Group purchases of cars and other goods, as a way of driving down the price, are common in other countries—think China—but rare in North America. But over the... read more August 10, 2016 by


 

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