Electric Cars

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Oct: New Volt Surges, Old Leaf Flat (FINAL UPDATE)

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Oct: New Volt Surges, Old Leaf Flat (FINAL UPDATE)

At long last, a handful of lucky customers in selected areas drove home in brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Volts last month. Sometime this month, full pricing and availability for the 2016 Nissan Leaf with its 107-mile range will be revealed. These two updated plug-in electric cars represent improvements... read more

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2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback, San Francisco Bay Area, Oct 2015

2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback: First Drive Of Audi's Plug-In Hybrid

The 2016 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback is the German luxury brand's first plug-in vehicle to go on sale in North America--and by all indications, the company is serious about... read more November 4, 2015 by 

2012 Hyundai i-oniq concept

Is Hyundai Ioniq The Name For New Hybrid, Electric Models? (UPDATED)

Hyundai plans to launch a barrage of new hybrid and electric models over the next few years, in a bid to boost its share of the green-car market considerably. Among the new... read more November 4, 2015 by 

Georgia state capitol (pic by Andre M. via Wikimedia)

Georgia Electric-Car Sales Plummet After Incentive Replaced By Tax

Electric-car buyers in Georgia have seen their prospects change dramatically over the past few months. The Peach State previously had one of the most generous incentive... read more November 4, 2015 by 

Tesla Model S P90D pulls away from P85D on California drag strip, Oct 2015  [video: Danilo Crudele]

Drag-Strip Test Of Top Tesla Model S Cars: P90D Vs P85D Vs P85+ (Video)

Tesla Motors has built a strong reputation for performance, starting with its first Roadster and then its Model S P85 and P85+ sedans, before moving to the dual-motor P85D... read more November 4, 2015 by 

GEM electric vehicles

Polaris Updates GEM Low-Speed Electric Vehicles

The company GEM has specialized in small, low-speed electric vehicles for more than 15 years; at one point during its life it was even owned by Chrysler. Fitting into the... read more November 3, 2015 by 

Bob Lutz at Via Motors extended-range electric truck conversion launch, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Former GM Product Czar Bob Lutz Asks: Is Tesla Doomed?

Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz, now retired for a few years, is largely respected within the auto industry. He stopped flying his MIG fighter jet when he turned... read more November 2, 2015 by 

Detroit Electric SP:01 assembly

First Detroit Electric SP:01 Built, Sold--But U.S. Won't Get It

The first Detroit Electric SP:01 sports car has finally rolled off an assembly line, but it's not headed for anyplace near the company's namesake city. Despite its name, the... read more November 2, 2015 by 

Renault Zoe electric car on the Outer Hebrides

Wind-Powered Electric Renaults For Rent In Remote Scottish Hebrides Islands

If you're looking to drive an electric car powered almost entirely by renewable energy, we have a vacation destination in mind. Islands in the remote Scottish Hebrides... read more November 1, 2015 by 

Tesla Supercharger stations at Harris Ranch, California, in April 2013  [photo: TeslaTap.com]

Where Are Electric-Car DC Fast-Charging Stations? Depends On The Car

There are currently three standards in use for electric-car DC fast charging. The CHAdeMo standard is used by the Nissan Leaf, as well as the low-volume Mitsubishi i-MiEV and... read more October 30, 2015 by 

2012 Tesla Model S

Most Tesla Engineers Now Working On Model 3: Executive

Elon Musk has said that the Tesla Model 3 electric car will be shown to the public in March 2016. Tesla Motors will begin taking orders for the car then, and production will... read more October 30, 2015 by 

Honda Fuel Cell Preview Drive, Tokyo 2015

Honda's Electric Four-Motor CR-Z Prototype: We Drive It

The idea of the four-motor electric car has been around since the start of the 20th century. One of Ferdinand Porsche's first ideas, in fact, was the Lohner-Porsche that... read more October 30, 2015 by 

Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model X Sun Visor Design: Genius 'Delight' Or Overkill?

"I'm not sure anyone should have made this car," Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said at a press conference just before the debut of the Model X crossover last month. That... read more October 29, 2015 by 

Nissan IDS concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan IDS Concept: Autonomous Electric Car At Tokyo Motor Show

At the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan has revealed a concept car that gives a glimpse of what electric-car ownership could be like many years into the future—and, perhaps... read more October 29, 2015 by 

Nissan IDS concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Tokyo Motor Show Green Cars: Concepts & Production Models

Auto-show season continues with the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, which featured a number of notable green-car debuts. Tokyo usually boasts a few significant world launches from the... read more October 29, 2015 by 

2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

LG Chem Adds Tesla To Customer List, Will Supply Cells For Roadster Upgrade

Of the three largest lithium-ion cell suppliers for electric cars, only one can count almost a dozen automakers among its customers. Now that company, LG Chem, has added... read more October 29, 2015 by 


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