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Ghosn: Nissan Not Tied To Its Own Electric-Car Batteries, Will Seek Other Suppliers Pragmatically

Ghosn: Nissan Not Tied To Its Own Electric-Car Batteries, Will Seek Other Suppliers Pragmatically

Batteries are the key component in building practical electric cars. And for its first all-electric Leaf in 2011, Nissan developed its own proprietary lithium-ion battery pack--even planning and setting up its own assembly facilities to build them. That trajectory started back in 2007, but today... read more

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Volkswagen elctric-car ad with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.

Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock Discuss VW Electric Cars In New Ad (In German)

Electric cars can be a more efficient alternative to internal-combustion vehicles, but how do they compare to a starship? Two people well-positioned to make that... read more October 6, 2014 by 


 
Smart Electric Drive, University of British Columbia campus, Vancouver [pohto: Matthew Klippenstein]

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, Sep 2014: Smart Deals Move Wheels

During September, another 145 Chevrolet Volts were sold in Canada--continuing the slow but steady arrival of plug-in electric cars onto the nation's roads. While this would... read more October 6, 2014 by 


 
Cadillac moving headquarters to NYC, splintering off as separate business unit

2016 Cadillac CT6 Large Luxury Car To Offer Plug-In Hybrid Option

Cadillac continues on its decade-long quest to build and sell cars that will be viewed as equivalent to the best of the German prestige brands. To that end, it will introduce... read more October 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Adds 'Speed Assist,' Lane-Departure Warning

Unlike other carmakers, Tesla Motors doesn't introduce updates at model-year intervals. Instead, it adds new features into production cars as soon as they're ready, meaning... read more October 4, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Sept: Leaf Up Again, Volt Down: FINAL UPDATE

With U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars now averaging more than 10,000 vehicles each month, September sales achieved that mark but fell short of the sizzling pace of the... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
"2015 Tesla Model X exhaust systems" on CARiD.com.

Tesla Model X Exhaust Systems: Best Online Ad Of The Week

Here's a tale of online shopping gone wrong. It turns out that at least one website will let you order an exhaust system for the Tesla Model X--a seemingly impossible request... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014

Should Plug-Ins And Hybrids Offer A Range Of Battery Sizes?

You can choose from two or more engine and transmission options in most gasoline cars, so why not offer a choice of battery-pack sizes in hybrids and plug-in electric cars?... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
2012 Renault Fluence ZE electric car, powered by Better Place in Israel [photo: Brian of London]

Electric Car Life-Cycle Analysis: Renault Fluence ZE Vs Diesel, Gas Models

The environmental impact of plug-in electric cars is a source for much debate these days. They use less energy on a wells-to-wheels carbon basis than the vast majority of new... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D leaked (Image via Tesla Motors Club)

Mysterious Tesla Model S 'D' Photo Appears: What Could It Be?

The Internets exploded yesterday following a photo tweeted by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, with the caption, "About time to unveil the D and something else". Feverish... read more October 3, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

Belatedly, Germany Follows California, Offers Electric-Car Incentives

As governments try to encourage the adoption of electric cars, incentives have proven to be one of the most powerful tools. That's why Germany has finally come around, and... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
Chief engineer Andrew Farah with camouflaged 2016 Chevrolet Volt prototype

Hiding The 2016 Chevrolet Volt: GM Discusses Camouflage, Teases Updated Electric Car

The shape of an upcoming new car is always a well-kept secret, but the need for prototypes to test on public roads has traditionally provided the automotive press with plenty... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
Photo from Tesla 'D' tweet by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, October 1, 2014

Elon Musk Tweets Tesla To Unveil 'D' On Oct 9th: Our Guesses

Do you ever get the sense that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has fun in his job? Last night, at 6:31 pm Pacific time, he tweeted a photo with the caption, "About time to unveil... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Model S China Sales 'Robust', Electric Car Waiting List Long: Analyst

Tesla Motors sales in China are "robust," and the company may have as many as 4,000 reservations for its Model S--which it only started selling in China five months ago. The... read more September 30, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger fast-charging system for electric cars

Tesla Passes 200 Supercharger Sites, Only 60 Percent In U.S.

Tesla Motors' steadily-growing network of Supercharger DC fast-charging stations for its electric cars recently hit a significant milestone. The Silicon Valley carmaker... read more September 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Zero electric motorcycle

2015 Zero Electric Motorcycles Get More Range, ABS, Tire & Suspension Upgrades

The 2015 Zero Motorcycles lineup was revealed this morning, and all of its electric motorcycles get some important upgrades: greater range, antilock brakes (ABS), Showa... read more September 30, 2014 by 


 
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