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Solid-State Batteries For Electric Cars: 'Great Potential,' VW CEO Says

Solid-State Batteries For Electric Cars: 'Great Potential,' VW CEO Says

To help electric cars go mainstream, new battery technology will be needed to escape the shackles of short ranges, long charging times, and relatively high cost. Among the possibilities is a solid-state battery--which replaces the liquid electrolyte of a conventional battery with solid material... read more

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2016 Chevrolet Volt sneak peak for owners, Los Angeles, Nov 2014

2016 Chevy Volt: Front Styling Teaser Photos, Charging Details Released

A bit more of the styling of the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt has been revealed, in photos that Chevy released from a sneak preview of the car last night for current Volt... read more November 20, 2014 by 


 
Mullen 700e

Coda Electric Car Returns From Dead As Mullen 700e At LA Auto Show

The Coda Sedan electric car didn't make much of an impression the first time around, but now it's back. Set to debut this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Mullen... read more November 19, 2014 by 


 
1961 Jaguar E-Type

Is Jaguar Perhaps Planning An Electric Sports Car? 'EV-Type' Trademark Teases Us With Possibilities

Carmakers do their best to keep future-model plans a secret, but the sprawling bureaucracy of today's corporate operations can sometimes make that difficult. A part of that... read more November 19, 2014 by 


 
Vehicle-to-grid pilot program at Los Angeles Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Unveils Fleet of 42 Electric Vehicles, Nissan Leafs Included, For V2G Tests

Using large fleets of electric cars to store energy and feed it back into the grid when needed has become a hot topic among researchers. While the idea is still many years... read more November 18, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2014 BMW i3, Hudson Valley, NY, Nov 2014

Tesla Model S Vs BMW i3: Electric-Car Efficiency Comparison Test

The EPA has dubbed the all-electric 2014 BMW i3 the most efficient production car sold in the U.S., with an impressive 125 MPGe rating--the best of any electric vehicle. By... read more November 18, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 in Vancouver, Canada   [photo: Don Chandler]

BMW i3 Sales Slow In Germany; Will They Hold Up In States?

Over its first six months of U.S. sales, the 2014 BMW i3 electric car--with or without its innovative optional range-extending engine--has done quite well in the sales... read more November 17, 2014 by 


 
Via Motors extended-range electric van

Deliveries Of Via Motors Range-Extended Electric Vans Start After EPA Certification

Via Motors has passed an important milestone in getting its extended-range electric vans, pickup trucks, and SUVs into the hands of fleet customers. The Utah-based company... read more November 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S 'P85D' all-wheel-drive model

Tesla Model S Showroom Discounts Doubled On Outdated Loaner Cars

One of the defining features of buying a Tesla Model S electric car is the online ordering, at a fixed price. Thus far, the only way to get a Model S at a discount from Tesla... read more November 17, 2014 by 


 
2012, 2013, and 2014 Toyota Prius

Are Hybrid Drivers More Willing To Walk Away From Fuel-Sipping Cars?

It's a known phenomenon that low gas prices depress sales of hybrids and other green cars, but how strong is that affect? Cheaper fuel may cause buyers to refrain from... read more November 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Cheapest Electric Car, Under $10K: Only For Tesla-Hating Car Dealers

The days of finding a brand-new car for less than five figures appear to be over. Officially, the cheapest new car sold in the U.S. is the 2015 Nissan Versa sedan, which now... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
Beijing smog

Beijing's Privileged Electric-Car Registrations Fail To Attract Interest

China's air-pollution problem is apparent to anyone watching coverage of this week's summit meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group. Or, for that matter, any... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S and 2011 Chevrolet Volt in garage; photo by George Parrott

Indiana Utility: Electric-Car Owners Recharge FREE, At Night

Electric-car owners know that home recharging is virtually always cheaper, on a per-mile basis, than driving on gasoline. In some cases, it's considerably cheaper. We... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
Lexus CT 200h "Dad-chelor Party" ad screencap

Lexus CT 200h Hybrid Ad Slams Electric BMW i3: Gloves Come Off: FURTHER UPDATE

Is Toyota feeling more than a little threatened by electric and diesel alternatives to the hybrid segment it dominates? Its luxury Lexus brand has continued with a series of... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor electric ATV by Caddyshack Golf Cars

All-Electric Ford SVT Raptor Pickup Truck Hits (Some) Dealers (Sort Of)

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor pickup wasn't designed for fuel economy. It's a souped up version of the outgoing version of the Ford full-size truck, created solely to cover tough... read more November 13, 2014 by 


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

Life With Tesla Model S: Tires Cost Me More Than My 'Fuel' Does

I always knew electric cars were cheap to run, but this is ridiculous. After I bought the first set of replacement tires for my 2013 Tesla Model S (at 26,000 miles), I... read more November 13, 2014 by 


 
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