Electric Cars

 
How likely is it China will outpace the U.S. in electric-car adoption? Poll results

How likely is it China will outpace the U.S. in electric-car adoption? Poll results

China is the biggest new-car market in the world, and has been since 2010. The world's largest country also has some of the smoggiest cities on the planet, and that's a source of increasing public agitation. So at national, state, and local levels, a variety of Chinese government entities are using... read more

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Buick Velite 5, for sale in China, at 2017 Shanghai auto show   [photo: Ronan Glon]

China's Buick Velite 5 is a Volt with a nose job

China is hugely important to General Motors, as it is to virtually any global automaker. It's the largest market in the country and, recently, it has put in place an... read more April 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Electric debuts at 2017 New York auto show

Honda to launch electric car in China next year too, joining Toyota, reluctantly

While corporate average fuel-economy standards through 2021 remain in place in the U.S., automakers are preparing their case to argue for delays in further tightening... read more April 24, 2017 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015

Life with Tesla Model S: replacing the drive unit (aka 'the funny noise')

Back in 2014, Tesla had a spate of problems with the drive units in early-production versions of its Model S electric sedan. (The drive unit is essentially the car’s... read more April 24, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

When will we see 'tailpipes' on cars as morally wrong? An Earth Day question

Economists call them "externalities." They're the costs of people's actions on other people or communities—though the people taking those actions don't have to pay for... read more April 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime

AAA says interest in electric cars rivals pickups: so where are the sales?

Although fuel prices remain relatively cheap in most areas of the United States, it seems that interest in electric vehicles may be growing. According to a new survey from... read more April 21, 2017 by


 
Hyundai Vision G (HCD-16) concept

Genesis to offer high-end electric luxury coupe; so long, V-8

Tesla has made an unexpected success out of its pioneering luxury electric vehicles, which offer a healthy dose of performance for good measure. Hyundai's Genesis luxury... read more April 21, 2017 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla recalls 53,000 Model S, Model X electric cars for parking-brake issue

Tesla has issued a voluntarily recall for roughly 53,000 of its Model S and Model X electric cars to address an issue in which the parking brake might stick in the engaged... read more April 21, 2017 by


 
2011 Nissan Leaf electric car after battery-pack replacement  [by owner Tim Jacobsen, Concord, CA]

How to negotiate for a new Nissan Leaf battery pack: electric-car owner advises

In designing, testing, and producing the Nissan Leaf, the first modern electric car sold in volume, Nissan made a design decision that some other companies didn't. It chose... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Ending tax credits would kill electric-car market, Edmunds says

The electric-car market may be in for a serious downturn when current federal tax incentives end, assuming the Trump administration declines to extend them, according to a... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
Audi e-tron Sportback Concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show    [photo:Ronan Glon]

Audi e-tron Sportback Concept: full electic-car details, photos from Shanghai auto show

Audi has injected a dash of sporting character and a look at the future of electric-vehicle design into its latest e-tron concept car, which made its debut at the 2017... read more April 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model X

2017 Tesla Model X electric-car pricing, feature changes

Tesla has released updated pricing and features for its 2017 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover utility vehicle, including lower prices for both the 75D and 90D models... read more April 19, 2017 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

VW Electrify America plan for electric-car charging across U.S. released

Two billion dollars is a lot of money. When VW Group of America agreed to fund a $2 billion project to spread zero-emission vehicle infrastructure across the U.S. as part of... read more April 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

2017 Tesla Model S pricing, feature changes: breaking them down in detail

As its owners know, although much of the car-buying world doesn't, Tesla doesn't believe in the idea of model years. Rather than updating its electric cars each autumn, to... read more April 18, 2017 by


 
Zunum range-extended electric regional jet - concept design

Electric jet startup is backed by Boeing and JetBlue

Seattle-based startup Zunum Aero has received funding from Boeing HorizonX and JetBlue Technology Ventures toward making its dream of electrified air travel a reality... read more April 17, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air

Luxury electric Lucid Air sedan hits 217 mph in stability test

Only a handful of people have ridden in one outside the company, but development of the Lucid Air luxury electric sedan seems to be proceeding apace. The company said... read more April 14, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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