Electric Cars

 
Electric Car Drivers: Be Thankful You Didn't Recharge In 1900!

Electric Car Drivers: Be Thankful You Didn't Recharge In 1900!

Charging an electric car today isn't necessarily quite as easy as pulling up to the gas pump in a gasoline or diesel model. Long charging times and sparse public charging infrastructure can cause some inconvenience for electric-car drivers. But it could be worse. DON'T MISS: 1914 Detroit Electric... read more

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BMW vehicles in production at the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant

BMW To Build All-Electric Tesla Model X Competitor Too, In U.S.: Report

The upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron electric crossover could become a direct competitor for the Tesla Model X, but both vehicles may soon have another all-electric German utility... read more June 12, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Life With Tesla Model S: Local Supercharger Joys & Frustrations

As an early Tesla Model S owner, I’m accustomed to waiting. After putting down a $5,000 deposit in April 2009, I waited nearly four years to take delivery of the car... read more June 11, 2015 by 


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

Nissan To Continue Sponsoring National Drive Electric Week Through 2017

National Drive Electric Week, the annual event devoted to advocating plug-in electric cars, will be sponsored by Nissan for the next three years, organizers announced today... read more June 11, 2015 by 


 
Portion of Chevrolet Bolt EV spy shot during testing, Autoblog, Jun 2015 [photographer Chris Doane]

Chevy Bolt EV Prototype Electric Cars Now Testing In Public

When General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced the Chevrolet Bolt Concept, it changed everything in the world of electric cars. She said it would have a battery range of 200... read more June 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: What We Like & Don’t Like, After First Drive

Up until now, our experience with the Volkswagen e-Golf—the all-electric version of the VW Golf—has been a series of cursory encounters. In a short first drive... read more June 11, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2014 BMW i3, Hudson Valley, NY, Nov 2014

Used Electric Cars: Which Hold Their Value Best? Which Is Worst?

Used electric cars starting to enter the market in higher numbers, letting advocates suggest that if the purchase price of a new plug-in car is too high, buyers can look at... read more June 10, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X prototype in Culver City, California [photo by Instagram user jmtibs]

Tesla Model X To Arrive In 'Three To Four Months,' Autopilot In Testing: CEO Musk

Whenever Tesla Motors holds a conference call to discuss its financial results, its webcast is mobbed by journalists, financial analysts, and fans. So it was yesterday, when... read more June 10, 2015 by 


 
Fiat 500e at Volta Industries charging station

Five Cities Get Free Electric-Car Charging Stations At 'Socially Responsible' Businesses

There are a variety of organizations working to increase public electric-car charging infrastructure, and they're primarily motivated by the merits of electric cars... read more June 10, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Incentive To Buy Used Electric Cars Added For Some California Buyers

Plug-in electric cars can cut the per-mile cost of driving significantly for most U.S. households. But their purchase prices as new cars are still higher than gasoline cars... read more June 9, 2015 by 


 
Purported Audi Q6 electric crossover teaser image

Audi Q6 Concept For 'Tesla-Fighter' To Appear At Frankfurt Show: Report

The upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron could be the German luxury establishment's most direct answer yet to Tesla Motors. It's a mid-size SUV with an all-electric powertrain--a... read more June 9, 2015 by 


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

Tesla Gigafactory To Host 'Hundreds' Of Panasonic Workers Starting This Fall

Tesla Motors has said that its Nevada lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory" will be the largest of its kind in the world. And a massive factory requires a massive number of workers... read more June 9, 2015 by 


 
Bourgeois Chevrolet, Rawdon, Quebec, Canada   [photo: RoulezElectrique.com]

High-Volume Chevy Volt Dealer: How To Sell Successfully, Lessons Learned

Plug-in electric vehicle pioneers perennially proclaim that the electric driving experience is as pleasant as the dealership experience isn't. (Tesla stores excepted, of... read more June 8, 2015 by 


 
2016 Audi A3 e-tron  -  First Drive

2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Plug-In Hybrid: U.S. Arrival Now October

By now, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid is missing in action. When Audi unveiled the U.S. version of its compact hatchback with a... read more June 8, 2015 by 


 
Tesla gigafactory as photographed by drone, May 17, 2015 [screen capture from YouTube video]

Tesla Gigafactory Spurs Lithium Producers To Boost Output For Batteries

The Tesla Motors "Gigafactory" currently under construction outside Reno, Nevada, is billed as the largest lithium-ion cell and battery production factory plant in the world... read more June 8, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S P85D breaks the dyno

Too Much Electric-Car Torque: Tesla Model S P85D Breaks Dynamometer (Video)

With its prodigious power and sophisticated all-wheel drive system, the Tesla Model S P85D has already broken the egos of quite a few supercar drivers. Now, this electric car... read more June 7, 2015 by 


 

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