Electric Cars

 
Trump EPA backs away from attacking California emission waiver

Trump EPA backs away from attacking California emission waiver

Sometime between March 1 and 7, a specific page vanished from the website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Amidst coverage of the removal of the word "science" from the mission statement of the EPA's Science and Technology Office, it went largely unnoticed. First posted in December... read more

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One of two 1909 Studebaker electric cars built for underground use [Architect of the U.S. Capitol]

The US Senate once had its own electric cars: two Studebakers that ran underground

One advantage of electric cars is that unlike gasoline or steam cars, they have no emissions. More than a century ago, that was why the U.S. Capitol acquired two custom-built... read more June 18, 2017 by


 
Teaser photo for next Volkswagen I.D. electric-car concept, to be shown at 2017 Detroit Auto Show

VW too will launch electric-car joint venture in China with partner

Volkswagen is following the lead of many other global automakers: it has signed a deal for a new electric-vehicle joint venture in China. The German automaker said this week... read more June 16, 2017 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla changes warranty, cuts used Model S prices, to lure Model 3 buyers

Tesla has given its used electric-car sales a jolt and sweetened the deals for potential buyers. CEO Elon Musk announced changes to the Tesla Model S sedan's warranty... read more June 16, 2017 by


 
Electric mail delivery van based on Ford Transit chassis, by Deutsche Post StreetScooter with Ford

Deutsche Post and Ford to build Transit-based electric van

Deutsche Post, the German mail service, has long hoped to replace its fleet of 30,000 internal-combustion delivery vans with electric vehicles. In 2014, it bought the company... read more June 16, 2017 by


 
GM Renaissance Center American flag

Does Michigan hate electric cars? Buyers, drivers challenged by myriad factors

As Kermit the Frog sang, sometimes it's not easy being green. That appears to be particularly the case in Michigan, home to the three largest U.S. automakers. The Great Lakes... read more June 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Electric

Electric-car leases in California: Leaf, Volt, Focus vs Clarity

The state of California is undeniably the United States' premier market for electric vehicles. It's also a market where automakers actually need to sell certain volumes of... read more June 15, 2017 by


 
Driving a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV from Virginia to Missouri, June 2017  [photo: Bill Massmann]

Driving a Chevy Bolt EV electric car halfway across the U.S.: what it takes

How badly do you want a new, affordable, long-range electric car? Badly enough to drive it more than 800 miles without a unified fast-charging infrastructure? That's exactly... read more June 15, 2017 by


 
Tesla owners & supporters gather in Statehouse in Austin to support company [photo: John Griswell]

Texas restores $2,500 electric-car purchase rebate, except for Teslas

Ah, Texas, the state that was formerly a nation and continues to do things slightly differently. Its politics is bare-knuckle, its hats are big, and so are its ranches. It... read more June 14, 2017 by


 
One of 130 second-generation self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars, with GM CEO Mary Barra

Self-driving Chevy Bolt EV electric test cars to be deployed

It's widely acknowledged that most, if not all, of the autonomous vehicles expected to reach our roads in volume will be electric cars. Without the complexity of a combustion... read more June 14, 2017 by


 
Jaguar I-Pace Concept, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV being built now; Europe launch this year, U.S. in 2018

While Audi and Mercedes-Benz have trumpeted the electric crossover utility vehicles they will offer in 2018 and 2019, a smaller competitor is keeping pace with the German... read more June 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona small SUV revealed, with electric version to come

Hyundai has finally shown the world its subcompact crossover utility vehicle, the 2018 Hyundai Kona. The 2018 Kona marks the brand's first foray into the subcompact SUV... read more June 14, 2017 by


 
Proterra Catalyst electric bus

BMW venture arm invests in U.S. electric-bus maker Proterra

You can't buy one at your local car dealer, but electric transit buses have a significant role to play in reducing vehicular emissions and expanding the spread of... read more June 13, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ electric car concept  [photo: Axel Harries]

Mercedes to make electric cars at its China factory with BAIC

It's not only electric cars: China is also now the world's largest market for luxury cars. Audi got an early foothold among party officials and high-ranking government... read more June 13, 2017 by


 
Teaser for Fisker EMotion debuting on August 17, 2017

Fisker EMotion won't launch with graphene battery; 400-mile range still promised

Henrik Fisker, the man behind the relaunch of the company that bears his name, has released some new details on the upcoming EMotion sedan. However, the news isn't... read more June 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X gets uniform 5-star safety ratings from NHTSA, first SUV to do so

Tesla's Model X has secured a major accomplishment: it is officially the first SUV to receive 5-star crash-test ratings in every single category. The National Highway Traffic... read more June 13, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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