Electric Cars

2016 Chevy Volt: Limited Markets Only, Nationwide Rollout In Spring For 2017 Volt

2016 Chevy Volt: Limited Markets Only, Nationwide Rollout In Spring For 2017 Volt

Chevrolet is rolling out its redesigned 2016 Volt, but initially it will be available only in limited numbers. The second-generation Chevy Volt will be sold in certain regions this year, but it won't be available nationwide until next year. The 2016 Volt will have a shortened model year, GM says... read more

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Tesla owners throw appreciation day celebration at Eden Prairie, MN Tesla Store.

Tesla Owners Throw Party To Thank Store, Service Staff

Carmakers sometimes make gestures to demonstrate their appreciation of loyal customers, but it's rare for that scenario to be reversed. The Tesla Model S recently earned even... read more September 10, 2015 by 

2016 Nissan Leaf

2016 Nissan Leaf Offers 107-Mile Range With 30-kWh Battery; Leaf S Unchanged

The 2016 Nissan Leaf electric car will offer a choice of two different battery sizes, with a new larger 30-kilowatt-hour pack giving an EPA-rated range of 107 miles on the... read more September 10, 2015 by 

Avtovaz El Lada electric car

Russia Decrees: Every Gas Station Must Have Electric-Car Charging Too

Thanks to a single, sweeping decree, Russia could soon become a much more hospitable place for electric cars. The country is currently home to just a small number of electric... read more September 9, 2015 by 

Tesla Model X at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Model S Owners: More Incentives To Help Sell Electric Cars--Including Free Model X

Car companies often offer financial perks to get people to buy their cars, but Tesla is offering incentives to customers who help sell them. Through October 31, customers who... read more September 9, 2015 by 

2016 Tesla Model S

Most Electric-Car Tax Credits Benefit Highest-Income Households

When it comes to encouraging electric-car adoption, tax credits and other financial incentives are an important tool. They can help erase the typical price premium of... read more September 8, 2015 by 

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT 2-door Coupe SLS AMG GT Grille

Mercedes Confirms All-Electric Luxury Car To Fight Tesla 'Very Soon'

By now, it's well known that the German prestige brands--Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--will all offer at least one battery-electric luxury sedan or crossover utility... read more September 8, 2015 by 

Tesla Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla And Panasonic: Partners In Electric Cars, Foes In Home Energy Storage

Tesla and Panasonic work closely together on battery-cell production for the carmaker's high-end electric cars. Panasonic currently produces all cells for the Tesla Model S... read more September 8, 2015 by 

Korbiyor autonomous electric hearse

Autonomous Electric Hearse: Designer's Concept For The Last Mile

Electric powertrains have been applied to a wide variety of road vehicles to reduce emissions, from small city cars, to fairly large delivery trucks. But there's one category... read more September 7, 2015 by 

2015 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, August 2015: Still Chasing Chevy

The first-generation Chevy Volt notched 167 new Canadian customers in August, building on its sector-leading 150 July plug-in electric vehicle sales north of the 49th... read more September 6, 2015 by 

2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster 3.0's $29,000 Battery Upgrade: 330 Miles Or More Of Range

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has a lot on its hands right now, with deliveries of its Model X electric SUV at the end of the month, a battery gigafactory under... read more September 4, 2015 by 

National Drive Electric Week 2014: Gathering in New Britain, CT. Photo by Gian Metzger.

Drive Electric Week Larger Than Ever: 165 Cities, 3 Countries, Starting Sep 12

The event that began five years ago as National Plug-In Day is now entering its second year as National Drive Electric Week, and organizers say this year's will be bigger... read more September 4, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In August: Calm Before The Storm? (FINAL UPDATE)

With the Labor Day holiday imminent--falling well into September this year--industry analysts have expected U.S. new-car sales for August to be less buoyant than they might... read more September 3, 2015 by 

Peugeot Fractal concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Peugeot Fractal Electric-Car Concept: 3D Printing, Audio Tech Of Future

Concept cars can run the gamut from the spectacular to the mundane. Some are spectacularly unrealistic fantasies, while others are barely-disguised production models... read more September 3, 2015 by 

2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Model 3 Unveil Comes In March, Pre-Orders Start Then, CEO Musk Says

Pre-orders for the Tesla Model 3 will open in March 2016, when the design for the $35,000 electric car will be unveiled, CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter. Musk is known for... read more September 3, 2015 by 

Tesla Model X shown on configurator - Image via Tesla Motors Club

Tesla Model X Configurator Now Live; Signature Series Starts At $132,000 (UPDATED)

The appearance of an online configurator is usually a good indication that a new model is about to go on sale. So the launch of the Tesla Model X online configurator will... read more September 2, 2015 by 


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