Electric Cars

 
Where will EVs have the highest market share in 2025? Poll results

Where will EVs have the highest market share in 2025? Poll results

How, where, when, and to what degree electric cars will increase their share of the world's billion-plus vehicle fleet is a topic of much debate these days. Combined with autonomy, connectivity, and sharing, the growing electrification of personal vehicles is a major transition for carmakers old... read more

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Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors headquarters

Chinese electric-car startup SF Motors bought Tesla founder's battery-tech firm

Although Elon Musk is the name now associated with Tesla, the current CEO was not a founding figure in the electric-car startup. That honor goes to two men, Martin Eberhard... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf in front of Longfellow Bridge, Boston [photo: John Briggs]

Car dealers are woefully unprepared for electric vehicles: study

Yet another study has revealed that many dealerships across the United States still don't prioritize electric cars and haven't prepared for their growth. The latest report... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
Video review of 2017 Tesla Model 3 electric car by Matt Pressman, Evannex [frame from YouTube video]

Tesla Model 3 video review compares lower-priced electric car to Model S

There have been no full reviews of the 2017 Tesla Model 3 to date by automotive media outlets, meaning professional test drivers spend a few days with the car putting it... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
U.S. Postal Service Grumman "Long Life Vehicle"

U.S. Postal Service urged to choose electric delivery trucks

The current fleet of delivery trucks used by the United States Postal Service have stood the test of time, but their high maintenance costs mean it's time to retire the... read more November 26, 2017 by


 
Estimated U.S. energy consumption in 2016  [graphic: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory]

U.S. energy sources and uses: everything you need to know in one lovely chart

One of the interesting side effects of plug-in electric cars turns out to be a greater awareness of energy sources and uses. A 2012 California study, for instance, showed... read more November 23, 2017 by


 
TurboCord Dual 120V and 240V adapter

Dual-voltage electric-car charging cords: plug confusion for 240 volts?

When the first few thousand electric cars went on sale in California in the mid- to late 1990s, they used various different charging methods, each with its own dedicated... read more November 22, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Where will EVs have the highest market share in 2025? Take our Twitter poll

China's announcement in early September that it planned to set a date to end sales of new vehicles with combustion engines should have rocked the global auto industry. The... read more November 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime and 2017 Chevrolet Volt with Green Car Reports editor John Voelcker

Will Toyota Prius Prime outsell Chevy Volt this year?

Compared to the U.S. sales of, say, full-size pickup trucks, the monthly reports on deliveries of plug-in hybrid and battery-electric cars contain some fairly low numbers... read more November 21, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault all to 'target' electric cars in 2020, CEO Ghosn says

Carlos Ghosn has been an advocate of electric cars for years, but after initial disappointment, he's ready to take on the segment with even greater focus. The CEO of the... read more November 21, 2017 by


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012

Toyota to sell electric cars in China, use Suzuki EVs in India, from 2020: report

Toyota made its future battery-electric car project public this past April after an "agonizing" decision to depart from its sole focus on a future powered by hydrogen fuel... read more November 21, 2017 by


 
Buick Velite 5, for sale in China, at 2017 Shanghai auto show   [photo: Ronan Glon]

Is China making U.S. irrelevant to the future of automobiles?

The first automobile was invented in Germany in 1885 by Karl Benz, but it was the U.S. that led the building of the global 20th-century automobile industry. Through the turn... read more November 20, 2017 by


 
Siemens catenary system to electrify semi trucks

How about electric semis that draw power from overhead wires?

While battery-powered semi trucks remains years away for many prominent makers, the German tech company Siemens is experimenting with a well-known source of electric power... read more November 20, 2017 by


 
Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi, new Roadster distract from Model 3 production problems

Never let it be said that Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his event producers are not masters of showmanship. Last night's launch of the Tesla Semi heavy-duty commercial truck... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
Illustration from December 1966 Popular Science article on electric cars

Electric cars 'right around the corner' in 1966: what took so long?

Looking at yesterday's visions of tomorrow is always entertaining, from flying cars to cities of the future. In the case of the electric car, there have been two futures: one... read more November 17, 2017 by


 
2018 Nio ES8

Chinese electric-car startup Nio gets $1 billion in funding: report

Nio, the electric-car maker formerly known as NextEV, has raised a substantial amount of money in its latest round of fundraising. The Chinese startup reportedly received a... read more November 17, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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