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BMW, Samsung To Share Electric-Car Battery Tech With Other Makers

BMW, Samsung To Share Electric-Car Battery Tech With Other Makers

BMW has announced that it's open to sharing the battery technology it uses in its i3 and i8 plug-in vehicles with other automakers. The company hopes that by sharing the technology, which it co-developed with Samsung SDI, it will benefit from improved economies of scale. According to Automotive... read more

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

Tesla Recruits U.S. Military Veterans To Build Electric Cars In California

The environmental benefits of electric cars are obvious, but cutting emissions is far from the only way carmakers can play a positive role in society. Many U.S. military... read more July 12, 2014 by 


 
Opening graphic on The Oatmeal cartoon describing the joys of owning a Tesla Model S electric car

Musk Continues To Back Nikola Tesla Museum, This Time With $1 Million

Tesla is such a hot topic in the electric car world at the moment, the name itself has almost lost meaning. Luckily, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk still appreciates the value of... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
China

China Decides Electric Cars Are Important Enough To Waive Tax On Their Purchase

After a slow start, electric cars could take another step forward in China as the country decides to waive its 10 percent purchase tax on the vehicles. It's the latest effort... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Hack A Tesla Model S And Win $10,000

The word "hack" is a little over-used in today's lexicon, but in the general sense it refers to the process of cracking the software system of a computer, a smartphone--or a... read more July 10, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi R8 V10

2016 Audi R8 Sports Car To Offer Diesel, Electric Variants

A few years ago the concept of a green sports car would have been completely alien, but fast-forward a few years and the market has changed significantly. Tesla, for a time... read more July 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR

2014 Cadillac ELR: $75K Electric Coupe Gets Five-Figure Discounts, Already

Ask anyone interested in the Cadillac ELR to name their biggest bone of contention and they'll say one thing: The price. At a shade under $75,000, it's a good $40,000 more... read more July 10, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Car: 87 Miles Range, 84 MPGe

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class electric car hasn't quite reached dealerships yet--several are telling customers it could be next week--and its EPA ratings for range and... read more July 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

Tesla Motors Facing Copyright Lawsuit In China

Tesla is once again facing copyright issues over its name in China, up against a trend the industry knows as "trademark trolls". When Tesla first made plans to sell cars in... read more July 9, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Leaf recycled components

Nissan Leaf Video Highlights Use Of Recycled Materials

As you drive your shiny new Nissan Leaf out of the dealership in silence and zero-emissions cleanliness, it's easy to forget all the resources and energy that have gone into... read more July 9, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

2014 BMW i3: What A Tesla Driver Thinks Of New Electric BMW

Several reports in general news media recently have touted the new 2014 BMW i3 electric car as a serious challenger to the Tesla Model S. One writer even went so far as to... read more July 8, 2014 by 


 
Snapshot from road trip through N Carolina, Tennessee & Virginia on 2012 Zero S electric motorcycle

Electric Motorcycle Road Trip: What I Learned, What You Need To Know

Last summer I took a cross-country road trip with a group of people driving different types of electric vehicles. It was an amazing experience, and our trip, our adventures... read more July 8, 2014 by 


 
Electric Miata drag race car does burnout

How Do You Beat A Tesla Model S? The Answer Is Always Miata (Video)

There is a popular internet meme that suggests Mazda's Miata is the answer to every automotive question. You want something fun? Something inexpensive to run? Reliable? Easy... read more July 8, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

Skeptical German Reviewer Buys BMW i3 Electric Car: Likes The Car, Dislikes The Price

If it's worth saying once, it bears repeating a hundred times: The best way to get people to buy electric cars is to put them behind the wheel. One German journalist has done... read more July 7, 2014 by 


 
Stolen Tesla Model S splits in half, catches fire after massive crash in LA area

Tesla Cooperates With Police, Awaits Model S Crash And Fire Findings

Tesla Motors is assisting Los Angeles police and fire departments in their investigation following the high-speed crash of a stolen Tesla Model S early Friday morning... read more July 7, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Earns Top Score In The Industry For Total Quality

Owners of the Tesla Model S tend to be very satisfied with their cars. You might already know that; but so far, that's largely been anecdotal, based on reports in various... read more July 5, 2014 by 


 
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