Electric Cars

 
World's 3rd largest battery firm may ally with VW for electric cars in China

World's 3rd largest battery firm may ally with VW for electric cars in China

Many automakers have announced they will electrify entire vehicle portfolios in the years to come. With more electrified cars on the road, battery production will become increasingly more important. Adding to the positive outlook for lithium-ion cell makers is Volkswagen's potential partnership... read more

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2017 Fiat 500e

Electric cars are some of fastest-selling used vehicles in the U.S.

Not every car buyer can afford a brand-new vehicle, which often makes gently used vehicles an appealing alternative. But while cars that plug in take only a small share of... read more October 1, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Tesla Model S   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Will Tesla steamroller German luxury makers? Perhaps not

It has become an article of faith among some Tesla fans and owners that the company will inevitably rise to compete with and ultimately defeat the titans of the global auto... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW i3 electric car quirk: no AM radio offered, but why? (update)

The BMW i3 electric car is a tour de force of advanced engineering--and it was the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S. in 2014 and 2015. Its body shell is made of... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
Beijing smog

China electric-car rules to start in 2019; aggressive totals are world's highest

You may not have heard it happen, but the global automotive industry changed forever on Thursday. China released its plan to require substantial sales of plug-in electric... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging

BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

Every one of the modern electric cars on the market for almost seven years requires plugging in a cord to recharge the battery using grid electricity. Inserting the cord into... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
James Dyson

Dyson electric car for 2020 draws executives from Aston Martin, Tesla

Dyson, the British appliance company best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, has cleared up speculation that has persisted for nearly 10 years. Founder and chief engineer... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Prototype

Toyota electric-car tech to come from venture with Mazda, Denso

Very little is known for sure about the long-range electric car Toyota will launch around 2020. Over the last two years, the company—by far the industry's strongest... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV starts at $35,500; aggressive prices for plug-in hybrid SUV

Trying to beat luxury competitors who've been at the plug-in hybrid SUV game for a couple of years, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will be aggressively priced, according... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S   [photo by owner Shiva]

How Tesla Model S alters car ownership: a buyer's one-year notes

In late July, we published an article describing one electric-car driver's experience in adding solar panels to his home to help with charging his family's five electric... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3

Which electric car will sell best in 2018, globally? Poll results

Next year is shaping up to be a banner year for electric cars globally. The new, longer-range second-generation Nissan Leaf will be in production at three factories around... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
Mahindra e2o Plus

Electric cars about to be profitable, says India's Mahindra

The market for electric cars continues to grow, but vehicles powered by fossil fuels remain dominant across the globe. Many analysts believe electric cars will reach price... read more September 27, 2017 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV has already accumulated 25,000 orders: CEO

In the rarified but still high-volume world of global luxury auto brands, Jaguar is still a tiny player. The British brand sold fewer than 150,000 cars globally last year... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton

Volkswagen to show flagship all-electric ID sedan in Geneva: Phaeton successor?

The long, strange, sad saga of the now-defunct Volkswagen Phaeton will likely go down as an asterisk in VW's long history. The pet project of now-departed VW Group chairman... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Which maker will sell most electric luxury cars by 2020? Take our Twitter poll

It has taken several years for European luxury makers to sort out what to do about the unexpected arrival of Tesla and its electric cars into a market they've dominated for... read more September 26, 2017 by


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

National Drive Electric Week was bigger, broader, better than ever this year

This year's National Drive Electric Week was expected to be the biggest to date after organizers announced 175 events had been planned as of July. The seventh annual event to... read more September 26, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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