Electric Cars

 
Now You Can Ride An All-Electric Raft Down The Colorado River

Now You Can Ride An All-Electric Raft Down The Colorado River

Highways and parking lots aren't the only places where you'll find electric vehicles these days. In fact, if you're planning to take a trip down the scenic Colorado River this summer, you may very well traverse it on electric power. Colorado River Discovery--which offers raft tours on portions of... read more

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Volkswagen e-Golf Touch - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf To Get Range Boost Above 100 Miles

Since it launched in a handful of states in late 2014, the Volkswagen e-Golf's rated range has put it somewhere in the middle of the current crop of electric cars. Its... read more January 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For January 2016

It's a new year, and that means another round of notable deals on hybrid, diesel, and electric cars. At this point, automakers have largely switched over to 2016 models, but... read more January 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt EV at Drive Electric Week event, Los Angeles [photo: Zan Dubin Scott]

Renault-Nissan CEO Ghosn Welcomes Bolt EV, More Electric-Car Competitors

Five years ago, Nissan was the first carmaker to launch a modern, mass-market electric car--and it's become the world's leading maker of battery-electric cars. The Nissan... read more January 14, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq: More Photos, Details Of Hybrid Model (UPDATED)

We now have even more photos and details of the Prius-fighting 2017 Hyundai Ioniq five-door hatchback. The Ioniq lineup will ultimately include hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and... read more January 14, 2016 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

When Do Electric-Car Tax Credits Expire? (UPDATED)

By now, pretty much anyone who's thinking of buying a plug-in electric car knows the Federal government offers an income-tax credit to help reduce the effective cost. But are... read more January 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

GM Won't Fund CCS Fast-Charging Sites For 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has received largely positive reviews for the production version unveiled last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. And as the first... read more January 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Version 7.1 software Summon automatic parking feature - from YouTube video by Ricco831

Creeping Toward KITT? Now Tesla Can Be Summoned And Park Itself (Video)

Tesla Motors continue to add self-driving capabilities to its Model S electric car at a breathtaking pace, and the company announced yet more this past Sunday. This latest... read more January 12, 2016 by


 
NASA LeapTech electric-motor research project (Photo by Joby Aviation via NASA)

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... read more January 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

A New Reason Electric Cars Make Chrysler's Marchionne Nervous

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne isn't very interested in electric cars. When his company launched the battery-electric Fiat 500e, Marchionne was quick... read more January 12, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Specs Released: Battery Pack, Motor Power, And More

The production version of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV 200-mile electric car made its auto-show debut this morning in Detroit, after last week's global unveiling at the... read more January 11, 2016 by


 
Chevrolet Volt

2017 Chevrolet Volt Details Emerge: More Features, Same Price (UPDATED)

The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt is now in showrooms, but only in certain regions. Chevy is limiting second-generation Volt sales to California and other states friendly to... read more January 9, 2016 by


 
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


 

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