Electric Cars

 
Electric-Car Buyers Expect Battery Upgrades To Be Available

Electric-Car Buyers Expect Battery Upgrades To Be Available

With battery-electric cars now on the market for five years, and perhaps 200,000 on U.S. roads, we now know more about how the cars and their drivers behave in the real world than we did when they first arrived. One learning is that an undercurrent among some electric-car buyers that suggests they... read more

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2016 Tesla Model S

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, December 2015: Tesla Model S-Capades

Tesla's dominance in Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales in December seems all but assured, given that its sales in the quarters ending in March, June and September were... read more January 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X 'Falcon Door': Lawsuit Against German Supplier Over Failed Development

Even Tesla CEO Elon Musk has conceded that the company's electric Model X crossover utility vehicle ended up a more complicated vehicle than may have been necessary. Now, a... read more January 20, 2016 by


 
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn presenting at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015

Regulators Pushing Electric Cars Today, But Consumers Will Pull: Nissan CEO

While there are already a number of enthusiastic owners, electric cars are still receiving a significant amount of market support from governments across the globe. They... read more January 20, 2016 by


 
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE350e Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes To Boost Electric Range Of Plug-In Hybrids As It Adds Models

Last year and this year see a veritable onslaught of low-volume German plug-in hybrids, both sedans and SUVs. BMW and Mercedes-Benz have each said they'll offer plug-in... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Plug-In Electric Car Sales For 2015 Fall Slightly From 2014

The U.S. new-vehicle market set a new record last year, with deliveries of new passenger cars and light trucks totaling 17.39 million. The previous record of 17.35 million... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn with GM's Larry Nitz at 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV debut  [photo: Gary Lieber]

Carlos Ghosn's Face Shows Nissan's Reaction To 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

Carlos Ghosn has never really been known as a man with frequent warm and ready smiles for all comers. Under most circumstances, the man who runs not only global automaker... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study

Apple's Making An Electric Car: Tesla's Musk Calls It 'Open Secret'

One of the biggest automotive rumors of the past year or so has been Apple's reputed program to build an electric car. Known as "Project Titan," the program is reported to... read more January 18, 2016 by


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car (European model) at 2012 Paris Auto Show

Renault Zoe Leads 2015 European Sales Of All-Electric Cars

While sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids fell slightly last year in the U.S., the sales data for Europe was more encouraging. Almost 100,000 battery-electric cars... read more January 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X Now Offers Synthetic Leather, For Vegan Appeal

Tesla's electric cars have won a loyal following from customers, thanks to their zero-emission powertrains, performance, and copious technology. But there's a subset of Tesla... read more January 18, 2016 by


 
Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive at driving school.

Germany To Spend Billions Supporting Electric Car Expansion

Among European nations, Germany is one of the least active when it comes to policies promoting electric cars. Even as the country's powerful auto industry has turned more... read more January 17, 2016 by


 
Colorado River Discovery electric raft "Helios"

Now You Can Ride An All-Electric Raft Down The Colorado River

Highways and parking lots aren't the only places where you'll find electric vehicles these days. In fact, if you're planning to take a trip down the scenic Colorado River... read more January 17, 2016 by


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Panasonic Commits $1.6 Billion For Tesla Battery Gigafactory

Throughout its project to build a massive battery "Gigafactory" near Reno, Nevada, Tesla has had assistance from its current battery supplier, Panasonic. The Japanese... read more January 15, 2016 by


 
2016 BYD Tang plug-in hybrid SUV, made in China

Who Sold The Most Plug-In Electric Cars In 2015? (It's Not Tesla Or Nissan)

Five years after the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt first went on sale, plug-in vehicles represent slightly less than 1 percent of U.S. new-car deliveries. With about 200,000... read more January 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Electric Models To Be Sold In 50 States

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid finally broke cover in South Korea this week as the first of three variants of Hyundai's Prius-fighting hatchback. It will be joined by an... read more January 15, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen e-Golf Touch - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf To Get Range Boost Above 100 Miles

Since it launched in a handful of states in late 2014, the Volkswagen e-Golf's rated range has put it somewhere in the middle of the current crop of electric cars. Its... read more January 15, 2016 by


 

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