Electric Cars

 
Autocrossing a Fiat 500e electric car for first, maybe last, time

Autocrossing a Fiat 500e electric car for first, maybe last, time

When we published an article on one owner's experience using his Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car to compete in a local autocross, it contained a comment that riled up our reader Doug Kerr. That comment—"Outside of one high-performance electric vehicle, casual electric cars are hardly the... read more

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2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Quick Drive  -  Portland OR  -  July 2015   [photo: Doug Berger]

RIP Mitsubishi i-MiEV: lowest-range, slowest electric car departs U.S. market

The Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car deserves a place in history. It was arguably the first mass-produced modern electric car put on sale, well before the Nissan Leaf arrived... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Decline of oil: Bloomberg suggests what it could look like

Predictions on the future of global energy vary greatly, but many analysts largely believe that peak demand for the oil industry is coming relatively soon. The world's... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
Nissan Leaf at West Coast Electric Highway charging station (Photo by Pine Mountain Sports)

New propaganda video on electric-car tax credits: time to debunk!

The U.S. federal income-tax credit for purchase of an electric car has seen its share of attacks over the years. Now a new video seeks to twist the facts to paint those... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla won't discuss net Model 3 reservations number; why?

One year ago today, a communications staffer (since departed) wrote that Tesla had received 373,000 reservations for its future Model 3—a number first issued in April... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Easter eggs screen

Tesla Model 3 Easter eggs, discovered by board member Steve Jurvetson

The few dozen 2017 Tesla Model 3 owners who've already taken delivery of their electric cars will find a few surprises inside if they look closely enough. The Silicon Valley... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf spotted during photo shoot - Image via Broom

2018 Nissan Leaf caught without camouflage in ad shoot

Its maker has begun the countdown to the early-September unveiling of the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car with a series of staged teaser photos and factoids. But with the... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Fiat Chrysler to electrify more vehicles as diesels fall out of favor

Among the Detroit Three automakers, General Motors has a quarter of a century of electric-car experience, from the legendary EV1 to the 238-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV. Ford... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
Porsche solar pylon

Porsche prototype 350-kw electric car fast-charging station installed

Porsche has big plans to expand the capability of the Combined Charging System (CCS) DC standard into much higher voltages to allow much faster electric-car charging. Now... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
Green4U Panoz Racing GT-EV race car

Green4U electric race car revealed; targets Le Mans, may spawn street-legal variant

The name Green4U is likely not well-known by many, but the company aims to change that with the introduction of an all-electric race car. The company is the latest project by... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 drive reports, reviews: raves for sporty electric car

The first, earliest production versions of the Tesla Model 3 electric car were delivered to their owners in a splashy "Handover Party" late last week. A few journalists got... read more July 31, 2017 by


 
2018 Buick Encore

All-electric Buick small SUV to be based on Bolt EV: report

The Chevrolet Bolt EV, initially intended to be adapted from the next-generation Chevy Sonic subcompact, ended up with unique underpinnings designed solely for use as a... read more July 30, 2017 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

2017 Tesla Model 3 prices, features, details, specifications from Handover Party

Thirty of the earliest Tesla Model 3 buyers took delivery of their electric cars last night in a gala event for owners, investors, and friends the company had dubbed the... read more July 29, 2017 by


 
Photovoltaic solar panel installation on house, Fremont, California   [image: Shiva Singh]

One electric car owner's experiences in adding solar panels: why, what, and how (updated)

The purchase of an electric car that plugs into the power grid to recharge its battery often gets drivers thinking about the source of their energy. We haven't seen data from... read more July 29, 2017 by


 
Model of Cadillac Escalade horse carriage by artist Jeremy Dean for his work, "Back to the Futurama"

Will electric cars take over as quickly as cars displaced horses from 1900 to 1925?

So here's a question for you: when was the last time you traveled by horse to ... well, to anywhere other than the stable you started from? In 1900, horses were the de facto... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
2016/2017 Formula E Hong Kong ePrix

Mercedes, Porsche to join Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Renault in Formula E racing

The changing of the guards in motor racing is underway: both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have announced they will join the FIA Formula E electric-car racing series in 2019. To... read more July 28, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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