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Could Less-Pricey 2016 Chevy Volt Undercut Plug-In Hybrids?

Could Less-Pricey 2016 Chevy Volt Undercut Plug-In Hybrids?

The average new vehicle transaction price in the U.S. today is around $32,000. Now it appears that the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Volt may possibly have two model variants, one of them targeting a base price of $30,000. That price could potentially equal--or undercut--every plug-in hybrid offered... read more

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2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Tesla Model S Drivetrain Warranty Rises To 8 Years, Same As Battery Pack

Starting a new car company isn't easy. Given the complexity and cost of cars, buyers are often hesitant to try an unknown quantity. If a car gets even a hint of a reputation... read more August 17, 2014 by 


 
Solar canopy at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan

Ford HQ To Have Michigan's Largest Solar Array, 30 Charging Stations Included

Building electric cars and plug-in hybrids is great, but what if there's no place to charge them? Ford is starting a project that will not only give employees a place to... read more August 15, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

To Get Hydrogen Competitive With Gasoline: $1 Billion, Cheap Natural Gas Needed

While battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars have had much of the spotlight to themselves for the past four years, we're going to be hearing a lot more about hydrogen... read more August 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac  ELR

Cadillac ELR Not A Tesla Competitor, GM Exec Acknowledges

Mark Reuss, the head of global product development for General Motors, has acknowledged that GM may not have a vehicle that competes directly with the Tesla Model S electric... read more August 15, 2014 by 


 
Elco Motor Yachts - 1899 'Wenona' launch - electric boat

Electric Boats: As In Cars, Battery Power Offers Advantages On The Water

The world now has something around half a million plug-in electric cars on the roads, and electric propulsion is slowly spreading into other types of transportation. One of... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2012

Chevrolet Volts In Fleet Use: Might As Well Not Have A Plug

Chevy Volt owners, and even Chevrolet itself, are usually quite proud of the amount of miles the range-extended electric car covers on grid electricity. The company said last... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Tesla Roadster To Get Replacement Battery, 400-Mile Range: Musk

Retrofitting new powertrains to used cars isn't something that automakers have done, historically--but electric cars may change that rule. Now, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Electric Car: Only Current GM Model NOT Recalled This Year

The current 2015 Chevrolet Volt, now in its fifth year, will be the last of its generation before a revised and updated 2016 Volt is unveiled next January and goes on sale... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S on Chilcotin Highway, Canada [photo: owner Vincent Argiro]

Glitches Modulate Consumer Reports Praise For Tesla Model S Electric Car

Since it purchased its 2012 Tesla Model S, Consumer Reports has basically adored its electric luxury car. But could the love affair be ending? As problems have gradually... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

National 'Drive Electric Week' Planned For September, With 100-Plus Events

If you're an electric car fan, mark your calendar for roughly a month from now. In 2011, several organizers looking to promote electric cars started National Plug-In Day--but... read more August 13, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla Gigafactory: CA Could Waive Environmental Rules To Get It: Report

When Tesla Motors announced the short list of possible locations for its lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory," California wasn't on it. The Silicon Valley electric-car maker is... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Income Cap Coming For CA Electric-Car Rebate, Tesla Most Vulnerable?

California buyers of battery-electric cars currently get a major perk: a $2,500 purchase-rebate check from their state government. The rebate, as well as a lower $1,500 check... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Electric-Car Batteries: What Happens To Them After Coming Out Of The Car?

It's one of the recurring questions asked by electric-car skeptics: Yeah, but what about all those battery packs? Won't they just end up in landfills? We know already that... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S

Tesla Hopes To Hire Hackers To Ensure Security Of Its Cars, Present And Future

The term "hacker" conjures up images of shady individuals stealing your personal details through loop-holes in your internet security, but in the modern world a professional... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Don't Be Fooled: Only Three Electric Cars Are Sold Nationwide Today

Three and a half years after modern electric cars entered the mass market, there are now no fewer than 17 models on sale in the U.S. But that impressive number shouldn't... read more August 11, 2014 by 


 
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