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When do you think the first Tesla Model 3 electric cars will be delivered? Poll results

When do you think the first Tesla Model 3 electric cars will be delivered? Poll results

The Tesla Model 3, a mass-priced electric car that's not yet on sale, has had a huge impact on the auto industry. The fact that Silicon Valley carmaker Tesla Motors could get more than 350,000 people to put down $1,000 each for a vehicle they wouldn't receive for 18 months or more was astounding... read more

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2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla software update fixes flaw found by Chinese white-hat hackers

Modern cars' increased reliance on software to control vital functions opens up new technological possibilities, but also poses the potential of hacking. That risk now... read more September 21, 2016 by


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

What is the maximum electric-car price for mass-market success? Poll results

A few weeks ago, we asked our Twitter followers how low electric-car prices would have to go for them to succeed in the market. The answers were revealing, because the sweet... read more September 20, 2016 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Electric cars necessary to protect Mercedes jobs, says labor leader

Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler is pushing for more electric cars, and that has the company's labor leaders thinking about how such a shift might affect its workers. Electric... read more September 20, 2016 by


 
2017 Cadillac CT6

Can GM beat Chinese BYD as global electric-car leader? It plans to try

The automaker that sold the most plug-in electric cars last year wasn't a U.S., Japanese, or European firm. It was BYD, the Chinese carmaker notably backed by Warren... read more September 20, 2016 by


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

2017 Chevy Bolt EV price: electric car starts at $37,495 before incentives (as promised)

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car will carry a price of $37,495 for the base LT trim level, including the mandatory destination charge, before incentives. The Bolt EV... read more September 19, 2016 by


 
Green HOV-Lane Sticker

California removes limit on carpool access for plug-in hybrids

Of California's many incentives for green cars, one of the most popular is solo access to the state's carpool lanes for drivers of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and certain... read more September 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Kia Soul EV

2018 Kia Soul EV to get range boost to keep pace: report

When it debuted late in 2014 as a 2015 model, the Kia Soul EV boasted an impressive range for an electric car with a mainstream price. At an EPA-rated 93 miles, its range... read more September 19, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Michigan says selling Tesla electric cars in state is illegal, again

Tesla Motors has, once again, been blocked from selling its electric cars directly to customers in Michigan. Over the past couple of years, Tesla has been engaged in a battle... read more September 19, 2016 by


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

Koreans add to Chevy confusion chorus over Bolt, Volt names

There's no getting around the fact that the words "bolt" and "volt" sound similar. So Chevrolet was likely inviting confusion when it decided to name its 238-mile electric... read more September 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV not on shared architecture, but platform name secret, GM says

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV had a fast and unusual development process. General Motors partnered closely with Korean electronics firm LG, whose LG Chem subsidiary provided its... read more September 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Renault Zoe electric car

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

Once more, the Renault Zoe has maintained the title of best-selling electric car in Europe now that sales reports have been compiled through July. As has been the case all... read more September 16, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla Model S depreciates less, holds value better than most cars (not just electric cars)

Modern electric cars have now been on sale long enough that they are starting to appear on used-car lots in significant numbers. For buyers, this may offer a more affordable... read more September 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Focus

Small cars leave U.S.: Ford to build next Focus in Mexico (Model E too)

They may be known as the "Detroit Three," but the biggest U.S. automakers are exporting production of small cars elsewhere. Ford confirmed yesterday that it will move... read more September 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

IIHS names 2017 Chevrolet Volt a Top Safety Pick+

In the most recent round of crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2017 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid performed quite well. The... read more September 15, 2016 by


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

Chevy Bolt EV electric car shows GM can do Silicon Valley, exec says

Over the last five years, much has been written about autonomous-car efforts from Apple and Google. Could these two massively successful Silicon Valley startups overturn the... read more September 15, 2016 by


 

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