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Fiat 500e electric cars recalled to fix software glitch: more than 16,000 affected

Fiat 500e electric cars recalled to fix software glitch: more than 16,000 affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling more than 16,000 2013 through 2016-model-year Fiat 500e electric cars to address a software glitch. Faulty software could cause the vehicles' control systems to shut down propulsion in certain situations. Depending on when and where a loss of power... read more

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Energica Eva at Golden Gate Bridge on California 1 tour from LA to San Francisco

Energica Electric Motorcycle road trip uses only DC fast-charging

Italian superbike company Energica has come out with a second model, the Eva, and shown that electric motorcycle road trips are possible—even easy—with DC fast... read more June 1, 2016 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Electric-car interest in France spikes due to gas shortage

When it comes to spurring electric-car sales, it seems a gas shortage is pretty helpful. In France, strikes have brought the oil industry to a standstill, leading to a... read more June 1, 2016 by


 
Southern California Edison Charge Ready electric-car charging program

SoCal Edison to install 1,500 electric-car charging sites; what's your electric utility doing?

Electric utility Southern California Edison (SCE) is moving ahead with plans to install electric-car charging stations within its service area. As part of a pilot program, it... read more June 1, 2016 by


 
Apple store

Will Apple sell electric-car charging stations?

The question of whether Apple is working on an actual electric car, or just software of some kind for future cars, continues to be a topic of hot debate in Silicon Valley and... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i3 4-door HB Grille

BMW i5 electric crossover SUV in 2019: latest rumor-mill roundup

The next electric BMW has been the subject of intense interest and discussion for many months. Now, we think we've pieced together a rough idea of the car, its timing, its... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla enlists owners' clubs to be lobbying army; insists on it, in fact

Tesla owners are among the most enthusiastic in the car world, and Tesla often harnesses that enthusiasm. The company knows it can count on owners to be evangelists for its... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
Tesla gigafactory, March 2016, shown in drone footage posted to YouTube by Above Reno

Tesla gigafactory grand opening event to be held July 29

Tesla will open the doors to its massive battery "gigafactory" to the general public July 29. The company will host a grand opening event attended by, among others, owners... read more May 29, 2016 by


 
Steve Marsh's 2011 Nissan Leaf: 11 Months, 36,000 Miles

2011 Nissan Leaf electric car crosses 150,000 miles of commuting (updated)

Many drivers with a 130-mile round-trip each day to work and back might deem the 73-mile EPA-rated range of a 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car far too little to qualify for the... read more May 28, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot

Let's be clear: Tesla's Autopilot is not a 'self-driving car'

Tesla's "Autopilot" system can do some impressive things. It can steer a car through traffic, and execute passing maneuvers with no involvement from the driver other than a... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
Toyota eCom - photo by Mytho88 - via Wikimedia Commons

Automobile Driving Museum show offers electric-car history retrospective

The first modern electric cars to go on sale in large numbers were the Nissan Leaf and first-generation Chevrolet Volt, both of which arrived in showrooms in December 2010... read more May 27, 2016 by


 
Wireless charging mat  -  Nissan Leaf

Wireless charging guidelines issued by SAE standards group

There's been a lot of talking about wireless charging for electric cars recently. The convenience of being able to charge without plugging in may well appeal to buyers who... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Secret Tesla software updates simulate new Autopilot abilities on customers' cars

Tesla Motors regularly releases new features for its electric cars via over-the-air software updates. The system allows Tesla to upgrade its cars quickly, without... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Elon Musk vs Warren Buffett: how two titans see carbon-free electricity

There's an energy battle brewing in Nevada. The Silver State is witnessing a fight between two energy companies promoting different visions of energy policy, led by two very... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Electric motorcycle at 2016 Isle of Man TT Race: Sarolea

2016 Isle of Man TT Zero Race: Electric Motorcycles Pushing the Boundaries

The Isle of Man TT Zero race is one of the annual highlights of electric motorcycle racing, conducted on a 37.7-mile loop on the public roads on Britain's Isle of Man. This... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
London Taxi Company TX5

London's black cabs go plug-in hybrid; maker Geely issues bonds to fund work

The project to build plug-in hybrid versions of the iconic London black cab is about to receive a significant new dose of funding. The company that makes the cabs, London... read more May 25, 2016 by


 

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