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Experimental Electric Wing: Lower-Carbon Airplane Research

Experimental Electric Wing: Lower-Carbon Airplane Research

The next big thing in low-carbon aircraft isn't really an aircraft at all. It's a wing, mounted to the back of a Peterbilt truck. NASA is using this rig to test a concept that involves replacing today's large and thirsty jet engines with an array of electric motors. DON'T MISS: Cars Vs. Planes... read more

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2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Buyers Not As Loyal To The Plug As They Think

It's often said that once you drive an electric car, you'll never want to go back to one with a conventional engine. And various surveys of first-time drivers to actual... read more January 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL fast-charging at NRG evGo Freedom Station, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

To Be Successful, Electric Cars Need Intercity Fast Charging: Opinion

We are on the cusp of a revolution in the electric car industry. But it is not at all clear that the revolution will or even can happen, because the charging infrastructure... read more January 8, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla To Testify At FTC Hearing On Auto-Dealer Franchise Laws

For the past few years, Tesla Motors has fought battles with franchised car dealers over its direct-sales model on a state-by-state basis. Feeling threatened by Tesla's... read more January 8, 2016 by


 
2016 Zero electric motorcycle range

2016 Electric Motorcycle Buyers Guide

The electric motorcycle industry continues to mature as Zero Motorcycles leads the way with the highest sales and most models. Zero added two new bikes to its lineup for... read more January 7, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

Volkswagen’s Future Battery Packs, EV Platform: Development Details

The Volkswagen Budd-e Concept that was revealed at CES this week marks several firsts. While there are some radically different design and interface approaches (like expanded... read more January 7, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

Volkswagen Microbus EV To Use 800V CCS Charging From Porsche?

Volkswagen has already received a lot of attention for the driving range claimed for its Budd-e all-electric van concept at CES—373 miles on a charge, based on the new... read more January 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Production Electric Car Unveiled At CES

Chevrolet unveiled the Bolt electric vehicle as a concept car at last year's Detroit Auto Show and today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas it showed the... read more January 6, 2016 by


 
Engineering development version of Chevrolet Bolt EV, Las Vegas, Jan 2016

First Drive: Chevy Bolt EV 200-Mile Electric Car Development Vehicle

If the production version of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV lives up to the engineering development vehicles we saw and drove today, it will debut a new world of affordable... read more January 6, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Rich Electric-Car Buyers In CA Face Mid-March Deadline For Rebates

Cash incentives offer an important way to encourage electric-car adoption, and California has one of the more generous programs. A $2,500 rebate for new battery-electric cars... read more January 6, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept, unveiled at 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas

Faraday Future Shows FFZero1 Concept, But What Did We Learn?

Mysterious startup carmaker Faraday Future has now revealed the FFZERO1 concept, a supercar built to demonstrate the flexibility of its modular electric-car architecture. The... read more January 6, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

Volkswagen Budd-e Concept: 373-Mile, All-Electric Van Signals The Future

On the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Volkswagen has revealed the Budd-e concept, a vehicle that follows up on some of the purpose and utility of the Microbus... read more January 5, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S electric cars at Tejon Ranch Supercharger December 26, 2015 (photo by TMC user Lump)

Tesla Supercharger Congestion Worsens In Peak Travel Periods

Since launching the Supercharger DC fast-charging in 2012, Tesla Motors has steadily worked to increase the number of stations across the world. But in a few cases, the... read more January 5, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Those Tesla Customer-Referral Programs? They Really Work: Report

Tesla's customer referral programs have proven a little bit controversial, but they seem to be producing good results for the Silicon Valley carmaker. Last July, the company... read more January 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Chevrolet Volt: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2016

Every year, Green Car Reports picks a new car or model line that we feel is the best green car for that new model year. This year, we picked a car that's the all-new version... read more January 4, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen 2016 CES concept teaser

CES Preview: VW Budd.e Concept, Chevy Bolt EV, Faraday, Ford Mystery, And More

Despite its name, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is now effectively an auto show. The increasing importance of in-car technology and autonomous... read more January 4, 2016 by


 

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