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

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 year, the subcompact hatchback's only real competition for the top spot came from the Nissan Leaf, built by Renault's Japanese... read more

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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


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

VA may deny Tesla a store license; dealers say they want to sell Teslas

Tesla Motors recently had another setback in its fight with Virginia's franchised car dealers over direct sales of its luxury electric cars. Over the past several months... read more September 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for September 2016

It's once again time to survey the best deals on hybrid, electric, diesel, and fuel-efficient gasoline cars. With 2017 models arriving in larger numbers, carmakers and... read more September 14, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

DC fast-charging in east, west coast corridors done, say VW, BMW

BMW and Volkswagen have finally completed a network of network of public DC fast-charging sites that use the Combined Charging Standard (CCS). In January 2015, the two German... read more September 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Autopilot 8.0 upgrade would have averted fatal crash, Musk says

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has a history of making bold claims about the capabilities of his company's products, and the latest version of Autopilot is no different. Over the... read more September 14, 2016 by


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

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV first drive: 240 miles in an electric car

We drove a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car 240 miles on a single charge last week. And that was the lowest range achieved among four journalists driving four Bolt EVs... read more September 13, 2016 by


 
Nissan unveils New Orleans' first public charging station for electric cars (photo: Richard Read)

New Orleans: Big Easy to make life easier for electric car owners?

New Orleans has a hot-and-cold relationship with environmentally friendly technology. Last week, however, the two were definitely on good terms as the city council voted... read more September 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Men may avoid green products because they seem feminine: hypothesis

Those tasked with selling electric cars and other products friendly to the environment must confront multiple obstacles as they try to win over often-skeptical consumers... read more September 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: 238-mile EPA range rating, 119 MPGe combined

There will be a lot riding on the tall, square shoulders of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV when it reaches the first Chevy dealers late this year. It will be the first... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S P100D

Why new Tesla 100D battery may be crucial for the Tesla Model 3

Last month, when Tesla Motors announced new, even larger battery packs for its Model S sedan and Model X crossover utility vehicle, reaction was less than ecstatic. While... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3 REx: 97-mile electric range, lower efficiency for range-extended model

The 2017 BMW i3 is the most significant update to the groundbreaking electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. back in May 2014. Changes are headlined by a larger... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
Opel Ampera-e

Green cars at the Paris Motor Show: updated preview

Fall is approaching, which means it's time for the auto-show season to get underway once again. Press days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show begin at the end of this month, and... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How low do prices for 200-mile electric cars have to go for success? Poll results

One of the challenges of making and selling electric cars is that their batteries are still expensive. And despite some makers' absorbing losses on the earliest cars, that... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
The 100,000th Renault electric car is delivered in Norway

Renault delivered its 100,000th electric car on Friday, in Norway

French automaker Renault hasn't sold nearly as many electric cars as its alliance partner Nissan. But Renault has steadily increased its electric-car sales volumes... read more September 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric cars can be 'contagious,' DoE says (solar panels too), but why?

The word "contagious" is often used to describe diseases, but not all contagions are necessarily bad. Studies have found that solar panels can be "contagious," for example... read more September 11, 2016 by


 

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