Electric Cars

 
Why the Tesla Model S became America's 'most-loved vehicle'

Why the Tesla Model S became America's 'most-loved vehicle'

It's no secret that many Tesla Model S owners are very enthusiastic about their cars. A chance encounter with one can easily turn into a discussion of the virtues of Tesla's electric sedan—and of electric cars in general. That passion is reflected in a recent survey of owners conducted by... read more

November 18, 2016 by -
 
U.S. Capitol Building

Is Trump presidency the real market test for electric cars?

One week ago this morning, the U.S. and the world woke up to learn that Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States. The shockwaves of that election are... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Feds issue mandatory-noise rule for new electric, hybrid cars

The U.S. government finally issued its long-debated rules for noise-making devices in so-called "quiet cars." They require all new hybrid and plug-in electric cars to emit... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Battery-electric cars cheaper, better at cutting emissions than fuel cells: Stanford study

There's been considerable debate among advocates of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars over which technology is better for the environment. While neither vehicle... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai Ioniq Electric car to get 200 miles of range 'soon'

Hyundai's product planners seem to have a bit of an issue on their hands. The South Korean automaker is set to launch an all-electric version of its Ioniq hatchback... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 Nissan Leaf specs: all 30-kwh batteries, otherwise unchanged

It's been almost six years since the Nissan Leaf electric car debuted in December 2010, as a 2011 model. That makes the current-generation Leaf fairly old by industry... read more November 15, 2016 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV concept breaks cover at LA Auto Show

Luxury electric cars: seems like everyone's doing them, doesn't it? The latest to join the growing pool of pricey battery-electric sedans and crossover utilities is the... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Chevrolet Bolt EV: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2017

Each year, Green Car Reports chooses a new car, or a family of cars, as the best green car introduced in that model year. In 2011, our very first award, we picked the... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
Scrap metal (Photo by Daniel Bubois/Vanderbilt University)

Batteries from junkyard scrap metal and household chemicals?

The increasing importance of batteries for electric cars, renewable energy, and consumer electronics has researchers looking for alternatives to the currently-dominant... read more November 13, 2016 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Desperate coal company CEO slammed Tesla electric cars as 'fraud'

The debate over U.S. energy policy took a dramatic turn last month when Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk squared off against the CEO top privately-owned U.S. coal producer Murray... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Kia Optima Hybrid

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for November 2016

It's once again time to look at the best deals on green cars. As we get further into the 2017 model year, manufacturers are becoming more eager to eliminate leftover... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, October 2016: Volt's seven-peat

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years; the Chevy Volt won the Canadian electric-car sales trophy for the seventh time in seven months. Though... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
Workhorse W-15

Workhorse range-extended electric pickup truck announced for future

Last year, Amp Electric brought the Workhorse truck group from Navistar (formerly International), with the goal of developing electric commercial vehicles. Since then... read more November 11, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla's own numbers show Autopilot has higher crash rate than human drivers

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Tesla’s claim that its Autopilot driver-assistance software is safer than a human driver. After a fatal Autopilot crash last May... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Global oil demand could peak by 2020, says Shell

The rise of electric cars has led many analysts to make predictions about the future of the oil industry. ExxonMobil and OPEC have both made statements indicating confidence... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
LeEco LeSee concept, 2016 Beijing Auto Show

Faraday Future backer LeEco is running out of cash, CEO admits

Faraday Future plans to put an electric car into production within two years at a brand-new factory with a stated price tag of $1 billion. So far, this ambitious plan has had... read more November 9, 2016 by


 

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