Electric Cars

 
Plug-in electric car sales in July: Volt passes 100,000 with strong numbers (more updates)

Plug-in electric car sales in July: Volt passes 100,000 with strong numbers (more updates)

Last month marked a major milestone for U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars: the 100,000th Chevrolet Volt was delivered. It's the first car with a plug in any segment to reach 100,000 units, and Chevy's justified in celebrating the occasion with a press release and a bit of fanfare. Both the Volt... read more

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2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (European model) prototype, Aug 2016

2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive prototype: first ride impressions

Following the launch of the latest Smart Fortwo hatchback, it was only a matter of time before the trendy German brand would introduce an evolution of its Fortwo Electric... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How much do electric cars really pollute, even without tailpipes?

Personal automobiles have given hundreds of millions of people the great luxury of a convenient and comfortable mode of transportation. But there's no escaping that... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Now there will be a Tesla 'SpaceBus' too, Musk says

In his recently-released "Master Plan Part Deux" for Tesla Motors, CEO Elon Musk specifically mentioned a handful of new products. They included a semi truck and an... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker

Mercedes explores ways to turn its Sprinter van all-electric

Spurred by Tesla Motors and competitor German luxury brands, Mercedes-Benz is planning a handful of new electric cars. The first is likely to be a crossover, to be previewed... read more August 2, 2016 by


 
Tour of Tesla battery gigafactory for invited owners, Reno, Nevada, July 2016

Tesla Gigafactory tour photo gallery: one engineer's report

Last Friday, Tesla Motors opened the doors of its battery "gigafactory" outside Reno, Nevada, to an invited group of Tesla owners. They toured the plant and heard... read more August 2, 2016 by


 
Nikola One electric semi truck

Nikola One electric-truck running prototype to be unveiled Dec 2

It's long been assumed that while passenger vehicles may well start to transition to electric drive over the next decade or two, heavy commercial trucks won't. The energy... read more August 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Cheaper leases on Tesla electric cars to run through Sept 30

Tesla Motors has made an indelible mark on the global auto industry, launching the first volume electric cars with few if any compromises in design, performance, or features... read more August 1, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV to ship to dealers before end of year

General Motors has always had an aggressive schedule for launching its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, the industry's first mass-priced electric car with 200 miles or more of range... read more July 29, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot system

Camera supplier Mobileye drops Tesla as customer, citing Autopilot crash

The ongoing investigation into a fatal May 7 crash involving a Model S driving on Autopilot has cost Tesla some of its credibility with the public. Now, it's also cost the... read more July 29, 2016 by


 
2014 Jaguar XJR  -  First Drive  -  August 2013

Jaguar to prioritize all-electric sedan, SUV over sports cars

The success of Tesla Motors has made quite an impression on the main German luxury carmakers, all of which plan future products that can compete with the automaker from... read more July 28, 2016 by


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

Tesla boosts Supercharger electric-car charging rate to 145 kw

By now, the Tesla Supercharger network has provided a superb case study showing the importance of a comprehensive nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites to make... read more July 28, 2016 by


 
Record-breaking electric-car parade in Cupertino, California. Photo courtesy of Plug In America.

California bought more electric cars than rest of U.S. combined in June

Sales of plug-in electric cars are not evenly distributed across the U.S. by any means. California, with its pioneering zero-emission vehicle sales requirements, has always... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
Rendering of Tesla battery gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, Sep 2014

Tesla battery gigafactory opens as pace ramps up to ludicrous

If it's built out to the full size in the original plans, the Tesla gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, will cover 10 million square feet. That's the equivalent of more than... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW likely to build electric cars in North America by 2020: executive

As it works to recover from the diesel-emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen's future plans include quite a number of new electric cars. The company has said it will... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
Audi e-tron Quattro concept - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

Two more electric cars to follow Audi Q6 e-tron by 2020, maker says

We know that Audi, along with BMW, is convinced that the luxury car market must include high-performance battery-electric vehicles. And we know that VW Group's luxury brand... read more July 26, 2016 by


 

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