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Norwegian Drivers Set New Tesla Model S Distance Record: 450 Miles (Video)

Norwegian Drivers Set New Tesla Model S Distance Record: 450 Miles (Video)

A pair of Norwegian drivers claim to have set a new record for Tesla Model S electric-car range. Over the weekend, the pair covered 728.7 kilometers (452.8 miles), after a marathon drive beginning and ending at the Supercharger DC fast-charging site in Rødekro, Denmark. The drivers claim to... read more

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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car

Volkswagen e-Golf Climate Control: How Much Does A/C Impact Range?

In Portland, Oregon, where we’re putting our long-term Volkswagen e-Golf to the test, it’s been one of the hottest summers on record. So far in the summer of... read more August 23, 2015 by 


 
2016 Tesla Model S

CR Tests Tesla Model S P85D, Skeptical Of P90D Ludicrous Mode Claims

The Tesla Model S P85D electric car is breathtakingly quick, and quietly forceful in a way that makes it simultaneously a tailpipe-free counterpoint and a serious rival to... read more August 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Poll: Consumer Interest In Electric Vehicles Stagnating?

Today you’re far more likely to see an all-electric vehicle like the Nissan Leaf or Tesla Model S on your way to work or to the store, versus just a couple of years... read more August 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i3

BMW i3: How Far Can You Go Without Touching The Brake Pedal?

The regenerative braking system in the BMW i3 electric car is quite extreme. If you plan ahead and allow enough stopping distance, by lifting off the accelerator, this little... read more August 20, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Quick Drive  -  Portland OR  -  July 2015   [photo: Doug Berger]

Little i-MiEV Electric Car: How Does It Compare To VW e-Golf?

The 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is an outlier—in design, in layout, and in the way it drives. Yet our long-term 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is nearly the polar opposite—a... read more August 20, 2015 by 


 
Audi e-tron quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Tesla-Targeting Audi e-tron quattro Electric SUV Concept Teased Ahead Of Frankfurt

Audi will build an all-electric version of its upcoming Q6 SUV "coupe," which will be previewed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show next month. We now know the concept will be... read more August 19, 2015 by 


 
2015 Aston Martin Rapide S

Electric Aston Martin Rapide Coming In Two Years, Says CEO

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer dropped hints earlier in the year that the company was investigating the possibility of an electric version of the Rapide sports sedan. Now the... read more August 19, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X prototype [by Silicon Valley Teslas]

Tesla Model X Prepped For Delivery: Spyshots And Video

Tesla has said it plans to deliver the first Model X electric crossover in the coming months, after multiple delays. If nothing else, the increased presence of prototype... read more August 19, 2015 by 


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

What Cities Have Most Electric Cars In The U.S.?

In the U.S., government entities on the Federal, state, and local levels are pushing for greater electric-car adoption in different ways. While different regions in the... read more August 19, 2015 by 


 
PowerPost Level 1 electric-car charging stations at Portland International Airport

Portland Airport Adds 42 Electric-Car Chargers, At 120 Volts; Here's Why

When it comes to electric-car charging, speed is typically as important as availability. Installing more charging stations is important, but it's generally thought that they... read more August 19, 2015 by 


 
2012 Coda Sedan

Four Electric Cars To Avoid Buying Used (Get A Nissan Leaf!): UPDATE

There are lots of very good plug-in electric cars for sale now, and quite a few of them--especially Nissan Leafs--are starting to show up on used-car lots as three-year... read more August 18, 2015 by 


 
New York City skyline (by Flickr user AngMoKio)

Tesla To Add More Model S Electric-Car Charging Sites In NYC

Many electric-car drivers rely on home charging as their primary source of energy. Installing a charging station at home generally allows more convenient recharging than... read more August 18, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla Letter To Rein In Local Supercharger Use Goes Wrong

Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a change in Tesla’s Supercharging philosophy. Instead of “free forever” (the phrase the company has used since the... read more August 17, 2015 by 


 
Immortus solar-electric car

Immortus Electric-Car Concept Claims Solar Running Up To 35 MPH

Many electric-car owners use solar panels to generate power that they can use in home charging stations. But what if they could actually put those panels directly on their... read more August 17, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

2016 Nissan Leaf's Two Batteries: 84 Miles Base, 110 Miles For Top Trims, Dealer Says

With many 2016 model details already released by other makers, the specs of the 2016 Nissan Leaf electric car remain conspicuously absent as the U.S. heads toward its Labor... read more August 17, 2015 by 


 

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