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Real-world data more important than faith in boosting electric cars

Real-world data more important than faith in boosting electric cars

"Big data" is often discussed as a useful tool for everyone from policymakers to corporate marketing departments. But could it also be used to help increase electric-car adoption? Last November, the Obama administration held the first-ever "Electric Vehicle Datathon" with that very goal in mind... read more

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2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

What the Tesla logo means: CEO Elon Musk explains

An automaker's logo can and perhaps should be as recognizable as its cars, if not more. That makes logo design a very important task. Tesla's logo is certainly not anonymous... read more February 2, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

BMW i3, Tesla Model S electric cars miss top IIHS safety ratings

Two of the most prominent electric cars have missed out on the highest award given for vehicle safety by the influential IIHS: Top Safety Pick+. Funded by the insurance... read more February 1, 2017 by


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

Plug-in electric car sales for Jan: Bolt EV over 1,100 in second month

While the auto industry at large waited to see if January sales continued as strong as last year's record-breaking total, electric-car fans waited for a different number... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

How important is fast-charging to sell electric cars? Poll results

Those unfamiliar with electric cars often don't know that several different types of battery charging exist. Overnight recharging at home can be done either with 120-volt... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV in Canada (photo by owner Joe Winkfein)

First Chevy Bolt EV electric car delivered to Canadian buyer

Following its launch last month in California's Silicon Valley, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now rolling out in other regions of North America. Just last week, the first... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 preview

The Tesla Model 3 electric car is undoubtedly one of the most highly-anticipated new-car launches in recent memory. Unveiled in prototype form last April after a drawn-out... read more January 31, 2017 by


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

McKinsey suggests ways automakers could kick-start electric-car demand

Despite steady increases over the past few years, electric cars still represent only a tiny fraction of new-car sales. There are no shortage of theories as to why that is the... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

How many Tesla Model 3 electric cars can company build this year?

It's one of the most fascinating sets of questions in the auto industry. How quickly can Tesla Motors put its Model 3 electric car into production? And when? How many cars... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
Hawaii

Hawaii, utility offer $10,000 Nissan Leaf rebate; hope for carbon-free transport

Islands can be excellent places to promote clean energy. Because they are typically disconnected from both mainland grid infrastructure and sources of fossil fuels, it is... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
Saab 9-3 EV electric prototype shown by NEVS, 2014

NEVS gets production nod for electric-car plant in China

Since it bought the assets of bankrupt automaker Saab in 2012, Chinese-backed consortium National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has been working toward mass production of... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
Arnold Schwarzenegger with Kreisel Mercedes-Benz G-Class electric conversion

Schwarzenegger's hydrogen Hummer gives way to electric G-Wagen

Arnold Schwarzenegger has always had rather unusual taste in vehicles. The movie star and former California governor previously drove a hydrogen-fueled Hummer H2, symbolizing... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
Nissan Leaf hearse

Electric Nissan Leaf hearse: greenest way to travel the last mile

They may be painted the customary black, but why shouldn't hearses be green? Most people take their final journeys in hearses based on large luxury sedans, usually Cadillac... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
Inventev and New Eagle Ford Transit electric conversion

Electric Ford Transit van conversion shown by Inventev at Detroit Auto Show

When an automaker doesn't offer a vehicle for a specific market segment, sometimes the aftermarket will fill in the gap. In the U.S., all-electric commercial vans are one of... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
BMW i3 at DC fast-charging station

BMW expands electric-car ChargeNow by EVgo program to 33 states

Two days ago, BMW and Nissan announced the latest expansion of their jointly funded DC fast-charging sites for electric cars, which is operated by the EVgo charging network... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

More than half of car buyers know little about electric cars, if anything

In the six years since modern electric cars went on sale in large numbers, educating the public has been one of the greatest challenges for advocates of plug-in cars. Those... read more January 26, 2017 by


 

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