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Ford May Show A 200-Mile Electric Car This Year To Counter Chevy Bolt: UPDATE

Ford May Show A 200-Mile Electric Car This Year To Counter Chevy Bolt: UPDATE

The announcement that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car will go into production within 18 months seemingly sent shockwaves through the auto industry. GM's crosstown rival Ford, which has sold hybrids for more than 10 years but shown little love for battery-electric cars, now seems to feel the... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S in winter, Hudson Valley, NY  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Cross-Country Trip, Without (Many) Superchargers: Days 1-3

With our daughter off to college, my wife and I recently became empty-nesters. Suddenly, there was no more reason to endure the wretched winters in New York’s Hudson... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma + Aero L-39 Albatros jet trainer, Hollister Municipal Airport, CA [by Refael Azi]

Want A Fisker Karma? Lots Of Used Ones For Sale

The Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedan has been out of production since July 2012, but it's hardly gone away. Chinese automotive supplier Wanxiang, which now... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

Kia Soul EV A Big Hit In CA; Sales To Expand Sooner Than Planned

Just over a year ago, the 2015 Kia Soul EV was introduced at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show as the Korean brand's first U.S.-market electric car. At the time, Kia said it would... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Minicar To Start Deliveries This Month: UPDATE

The little Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the smallest four-seat electric car sold in North America, and its sales have been commensurate with its size: low. Since it went on sale more... read more March 3, 2015 by 


 
Audi R8 e-tron

2017 Audi R8 e-tron All-Electric Sports Car: Live Photos From Geneva Motor Show

The all-new Audi R8 sports car was officially unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show, including the limited-production R8 e-tron battery electric version. Audi had... read more March 3, 2015 by 


 
Aston Martin DBX Concept

All-Electric Aston Martin DBX Crossover Concept: Geneva Surprise

James Bond would probably like this one, for its silent speed and rough-terrain capability. And it's even an Aston Martin. At today's Geneva Motor Show, the British... read more March 3, 2015 by 


 
Detroit Electric showroom adjacent to U.K. plant

Detroit Electric Opens Showroom Near Car Assembly Plant In England

The journey to rebirth for Detroit Electric has taken the historic electric-car brand far from its namesake city. Yet it seems the company, wearing the name of one of the... read more March 3, 2015 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Chinese Car Buyers May Be More Open To Electric Cars Than Americans: Study

Despite aggressive government promotion, Chinese consumers didn't warm up to electric cars until recently. Sales lagged until picking up late last year, although they've... read more March 3, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger site with photovoltaic solar panels, Rocklin, California, Feb 2015

UPDATE: Tesla's First Solar-Powered Supercharger-Store-Service Center Now Open

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has rapidly been opening Supercharger DC fast-charging stations throughout the U.S. and outside the country. But despite its goal of providing... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
2004-2009 Toyota Prius battery pack, second generation

Nickel-Metal-Hydride Batteries For Electric Cars? Energy Density Can Rise 10-Fold: Researchers

The division is pretty clear: nickel-metal-hydride batteries are for use only in hybrids--at least those from Toyota, which has used more of the batteries than any other... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf owned by Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield

Four Years And 70,000 Miles Later, 2011 Nissan Leaf Going Strong

The 2011 Nissan Leaf was the first modern battery-electric car to be offered in large numbers, and it still leads the field in terms of sales four years later. Each sales... read more March 2, 2015 by 


 
Renault Twizy in New York City. Photos: Renault Official on Flickr

Renault To Return To N America With Twizy Low-Speed Electric Car?

Four of Europe's six mass-market carmakers have long sold cars in North America. The exceptions, for a quarter of a century, have been the two French makers: PSA Peugeot... read more March 1, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx owned by Tom Moloughney

Samsung Buys Battery Business From Magna To Boost Electric-Car Capabilities

Samsung is making bigger moves into the electric vehicle (EV) realm with news that its “materials and energy” subsidiary Samsung SDI has acquired the battery pack... read more February 27, 2015 by 


 
Rimac Concept One electric supercar

What Does A 1088-HP Rimac Electric Supercar Sound Like At Speed? (Video)

Electric cars are known for their silent powertrains, but there's an exception to every rule. While it doesn't exactly assault the ears like a shrieking Ferrari V-12, the... read more February 27, 2015 by 


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, Reno, Nevada, Feb 25, 2015  [photo: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Gigafactory: New Photos Show Progress On Battery Plant In Nevada

To be able to build and sell its planned $35,000 Tesla Model 3 electric sedan, Tesla Motors must first build its lithium-ion cell "gigafactory" in Nevada and then test and... read more February 26, 2015 by 


 

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