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When Will Electric Cars Compete in the Mainstream Market?

When Will Electric Cars Compete in the Mainstream Market?

Electric-car advocates often take it as an article of faith that electric propulsion will one day compete directly with vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Many would go further, arguing that electric cars are already competitive with those using an internal-combustion engine, or ICE, in the consumer... read more

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla: 8,763 Cars Built, 7,579 Sold, 'Potential' Nevada Gigafactory Ground Broken: Q2 Earnings Report

Tesla Motors built 8,763 Model S electric cars and delivered 7,579 of them to customers during the second quarter, according to just-released second-quarter results. It... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Volt - IIHS small front overlap crash test

IIHS Tests Small Cars On Small Overlap: Volt Does OK, Leaf 'Struggles'

One of the toughest crash tests a car can face is the new small-frontal-overlap, introduced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2012. By crashing a vehicle so... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla, Panasonic Sign Gigafactory Pact; Nevada Site Work Already Underway?

Now it's official: Panasonic and Tesla Motors will build the "gigafactory," a huge lithium-ion cell fabrication and battery-pack production facility in the western United... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
Lithium-ion battery pack for 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car

Researchers Create Pure Lithium Anode, 'Holy Grail' For Battery Cell

Existing lithium-ion batteries rely on the movement of lithium ions between the anode and cathode--and back--as the battery charges and discharges. It's one of the best... read more July 30, 2014 by 


 
2012 Infiniti LE Concept

Infiniti LE Electric Luxury Sedan To Be Built After All, With Higher Range

Some vehicles have complex, protracted development histories--and it looks like the Infiniti LE electric luxury sedan may be one of them. Following a period in which its... read more July 30, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Makes It Big: Will Appear On 'The Simpsons' As Himself

Wealth? Success? Power? All of these fade to insignificance as ways to show you've "made it" in life, compared to a guest appearance on The Simpsons. Tesla Motors CEO Elon... read more July 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 Electric Car Owners To Get Free DC Fast Charging Through 2015

Buyers of the 2014 BMW i3 electric car will soon get more charging options. At least, they will if they live in California. The German carmaker is partnering with the NRG... read more July 29, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Hard Realities Of Battery Research: Promising Electrode Hasn't Panned Out

News of new battery technologies breaks regularly, most researchers claiming to have devised a system promising greater range, better stability, lighter weight, lower... read more July 29, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla And Panasonic Reach Agreement On Gigafactory Project: Report

Tesla Motors and its normally outspoken CEO, Elon Musk, haven't had much to say about its plans to build a battery "gigafactory" lately. Now, a new report claims Tesla has... read more July 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

BMW Launches Its Own DC Fast-Charging Station, Priced At $6,500

BMW has launched a new range of DC fast chargers aimed at providing a convenient charging standard for drivers of its i3 electric cars. Developed in conjunction with Bosch... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
Ford Fusion Energi charging.

Plug-In Electric Cars: How To Buy A Second Charging Cable

If you own a plug-in electric car, what's the best (and cheapest) way to get a second charging cable to supplement the one that came with your vehicle? Turns out there are... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV Concept

Decoding Toyota's Electric-Car Disdain: A Role For Fuel Cells

While unveiling its fuel-cell vehicle last month–priced to undercut the Tesla Model S ever so slightly–Toyota's Global R&D Chief Mitsuhisa Kato offered some... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
First Tesla Model S delivered in Hong Kong

First RHD Tesla Model S Electric Cars In Asia Delivered In Hong Kong

Right-hand drive Tesla Model S electric cars have already begun to trickle out in the United Kingdom, but now they're hitting the Asian markets too. The first Asian... read more July 28, 2014 by 


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

New Lithium-Ion Battery Uses Peroxide To Boost Energy Density By 7 Times: Report

All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs. Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very... read more July 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne S E Hybrid

2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Will Be Third Plug-In For German Brand

Over the past few years, it's become clear that the German prestige makers are determined to offer plug-in electric vehicles across their various ranges. Some makers are more... read more July 25, 2014 by 


 
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