Electric Cars

 
Tesla Model S climbs back to top of Consumer Reports safety ratings

Tesla Model S climbs back to top of Consumer Reports safety ratings

The Tesla Model S has retaken its spot as the luxury sedan that gets the highest ratings from Consumer Reports after the electric car gained back automatic emergency braking that works at all legal road speeds. Some may remember Tesla restored the automatic braking during an update to vehicles... read more

July 26, 2017 by -
 
Teaser for Fisker EMotion debuting on August 17, 2017

Fisker: about those graphene electric-car batteries? Never mind

Fisker's promise to bring advanced, solid-state graphene cells to the battery pack of its upcoming Emotion electric car is officially dead. Automotive-grade graphene... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. lineup, Photo: Groenl7

Volkswagen's 5 electric cars start in 2019: what we know so far

As Volkswagen works to look toward the future, following its damaging diesel deceit, electric cars and plug-in vehicles will be front and center in its product publicity. The... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

California should approve VW 'Electrify America' plan for electric-car charging: CARB analysis

This Thursday, the California Air Resources Board will meet to consider what action it will take on an important plan that could bring many more electric-car charging sites... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
Felix Kramer and his fleet: Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Plug in Prius

Green Car Glossary: vehicles, emissions, fuels, electric cars, powertrains energy (updated)

As rules to boost fuel economy and lower carbon emissions in vehicles around the world continue to stiffen, acronyms like EREV, CNG, and MPGe are becoming more and more... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt may be replaced in 2022 with plug-in hybrid crossover: CrossVolt at last?

Small SUVs are all the rage, steadily eating into sales of passenger sedans and hatchbacks of pretty much every size. It's not just limited to North America, either: the... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]

Chevy Bolt EV plant shutdown extended, due to slow Sonic sales (updated)

One of the biggest tests of an automaker's discipline is what it does when sales start to ebb and inventories of unsold cars swell. Does it keep the production lines... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
Robert Bollinger on Day One of Bollinger Motors, in empty garage, Hobart, New York, late 2015

Why Robert Bollinger decided an electric utility truck was 'obvious'

One week from today, in a pricey supercar club in Manhattan, journalists, electric-car advocates, and perhaps a few celebrities will gather for the unveiling of a new... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Ioniq Electric, and Ioniq Plug-In

Hyundai-Kia electric-car production to soar to 50,000 next year

Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia will aggressively increase production of electric cars next year, according to a report in the Korean press. The production increase comes... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting on September 6, 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf to have e-Pedal: here's what that means

No, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car isn't going to have only a single pedal—despite at least one headline late yesterday claiming that. Honest. But the "e-Pedal"... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
Expansion of Tesla Supercharger site in Rocklin, California    [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Supercharger electric-car charging sites in CA surge (photos)

In January 2016, before the public introduction for pre-orders of the Model 3, Tesla had 585 Supercharger locations around the world. By the end of June 2016, that number had... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. lineup, Photo: Groenl7

VW intends to price its ID electric car five-door hatchback aggressively

Volkswagen intends to take on the growing global electric-car market in an aggressive way, given the automaker's range of I.D. electric-vehicle concepts over the last couple... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air

Lucid looking for savior, perhaps, after Ford declines to buy company

The image of the electric car as the future of passenger vehicles has led to a wealth of start-up companies hoping to cash in on the newest type of automotive propulsion... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due in 2019

When will Tesla Model Y crossover to go into production? Poll results

The Tesla Model 3, the first mass-market electric car from the Silicon Valley carmaker, is now nominally in production. Scaling up from a trickle of hand-assembled cars to... read more July 19, 2017 by


 
2016/2017 Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport Formula E race car

Why all electric-car owners should follow Formula E racing

In North America and Europe, the old saying—"Win on Sunday, sell on Monday"—probably no longer applies. That is, winning races over the weekend probably does... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
Siemens Versicharge VC30GRYU

Electric-car charging stations rated: what's best, what's cheapest, what to avoid?

There is a lot to consider when it comes to purchasing an electric-car charging station, as it can affect the ownership experience and the convenience of using the car. While... read more July 18, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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