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National Drive Electric Week was bigger, broader, better than ever this year

National Drive Electric Week was bigger, broader, better than ever this year

This year's National Drive Electric Week was expected to be the biggest to date after organizers announced 175 events had been planned as of July. The seventh annual event to promote electric cars grew even larger than anticipated, with 278 separate local meets, presentations, and drive events... read more

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Frame from delivery video for "first 2017 Tesla Model 3 in Texas"

Tesla Model 3 interior details, features emerge from pair of videos

While the 2017 Tesla Model 3 electric car is now being delivered in small numbers to company friends and employees, not all the specifications, features, and details for the... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

RWD Tesla Model S 75 gone after September 24, as electric-car range continues to change

This year has seen a dizzying profusion of changes to the features, options, and available versions of the Tesla Model S luxury electric car, now in its sixth model year... read more September 24, 2017 by


 
Flat lithium-ion battery back for next-generation Mercedes-Benz electric cars

Why better-battery startups fail in the US and how to fix it: report

Over the past decade, advances in battery technology have progressed steadily, but not quite as quickly as impatient electric-car advocates might like. With electric cars and... read more September 24, 2017 by


 
2019 Volvo XC40

2019 Volvo XC40 small SUV to become brand's first electric car

Two years ago, the Volvo XC90 large SUV launched to widespread acclaim and awards as the Sino-Swedish brand's first all-new vehicle in six years. It was followed by the S90... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
Nissan Leaf Mongol Rally

Scots couple complete grueling Mongol Rally in electric car

The Mongol Rally is no small undertaking for any driver, in any type of vehicle. The 10,000-mile rally takes drivers from Europe to Siberia, via Mongolia, with no support... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Which electric car will sell best in 2018? Take our Twitter poll

OK, now the 2018 Nissan Leaf has made its debut, and we know the prices, specifications, and standard and optional features of the updated electric car with a projected 150... read more September 22, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger for city centers

Tesla expands Supercharger fast-charging sites into cities for Model 3 owners

With the mass-production Model 3 in mind, Tesla has begun to expand its Supercharger fast-charging stations into urban areas. Earlier this month, Tesla opened its first two... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Mercedes to invest $1 billion to build electric SUVs, batteries in Alabama

Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, announced that it will invest up to $1 billion to build electric SUVs and batteries in and around its assembly plant in... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars: report

Early last year, with promises of self-driving cars in owners' hands well before any competitor, development of the Tesla Autopilot system for the maker's electric cars was... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Electric motor, shown in 'How Does an Electric Car Work?' video by Learn Engineering

Rare-earth metals in magnets for electric-car motors: what you need to know

It's not surprising that the powertrains of electric cars differ quite a bit from traditional internal-combustion engines. Although they have fewer moving parts, the... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

The 2018 Nissan Leaf has three types of cruise control: how they differ

When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car arrives at dealerships early next year, it will offer fresh styling inside and out, more power, a 150-mile range, and an array of... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Porsche Mission E electric sport sedan: 200-mile recharge in 15 minutes

While there have been lots of concept cars and production announcements, the first serious German competitor to the Tesla Model S and Model X won't arrive for at least... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Foreign makers might build electric cars in China, but rumored rule change has a catch

China's announcement 10 days ago that it was assessing a timetable for ending sales of new cars with gasoline or diesel engines continues to reverberate. The country intends... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Chevy Bolt EV, Sonic, Bolt, Sonic: GM mingles gas, electric cars on same assembly line

General Motors didn't have to construct an all-new assembly plant to build its affordable, mass-market Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car. In fact, it produces the electric car... read more September 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range (updated)

In the seven years since modern electric cars first went on sale in large numbers, the field has matured significantly. There are now several models that offer at least 100... read more September 20, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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