Electric Cars

 
Life With Tesla Model S: Does Supercharging Cut Battery Capacity?

Life With Tesla Model S: Does Supercharging Cut Battery Capacity?

Last month, my wife and I took my 2013 Tesla Model S on a day trip from our home in New York’s Hudson Valley to Brattleboro, Vermont, a distance of 180 miles. We picked up our daughter, charged the 85-kilowatt-hour battery up to 98 percent at the Brattleboro Supercharger, and returned home... read more

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German Student World Record Electric Car

AWD Electric Car Beats Tesla P90D Acceleration, Built By German Student Team (Video)

Electric-car advocates know that a seamless rush of maximum torque from 0 rpm is one of the secret advantages of using an electric motor to power a vehicle. And that... read more July 26, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

Apple Wanted To Use BMW i3 As Basis For Its Own Electric Car: Report

BMW and Apple have long cooperated on advanced technology. The German carmaker was the first in the world to incorporate iPod recognition into a car, more than 10 years ago... read more July 24, 2015 by 


 
NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Illinois Bill To Fine Car Owners Who Park In Electric-Car Charging Spaces Waits For Governor's Signature

As more public electric-car charging stations appear, they're creating a thorny etiquette issue. Charging stations may occupy parking spaces that everyone wants to use--no... read more July 24, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

2015 Nissan Leaf: Discounts, Deals On Leases, Financing Increase

If you're considering a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric car, now might be a good time to make your move. Sales have stayed essentially flat for the past few months, and more cars... read more July 23, 2015 by 


 
Electric Motorcycle Ride From Mexico To Canada: scenese from the road  [photo: Ben Rich]

Electric Motorcycle Tour: Three Countries, 6,800 Miles, 22 Days

Traveling by electric vehicles has come a long way in the past three years. Every summer since 2013, I have taken a long-distance road trip on an electric motorcycle, each... read more July 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Porsche Panamera

Porsche's All-Electric Tesla Competitor Coming To Frankfurt As Concept: Report

Among established luxury brands, Porsche may be among the best equipped to challenge Tesla Motors. The German automaker known for its sports cars has already built three... read more July 22, 2015 by 


 
2016 Toyota Mirai U.S. arrival

Toyota: Negative On Batteries Because It Has More Experience Than Any Other Maker

When it comes to zero-emission vehicles, Toyota has placed its flag firmly on the side of hydrogen fuel cells. The company is now reviewing requests from potential buyers and... read more July 22, 2015 by 


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

California Ends Electric-Car Rebates For Wealthy Buyers, Boosts Them For Poorest (UPDATED)

Purchase rebates and tax credits have been a major factor in the growth of electric cars over the past few years. By easing the price gap between electric and... read more July 21, 2015 by 


 
Energica Ego during Wave Trophy electric-vehicle race, July 2015

Energica Electric Motorcycle Vies For Wave Trophy, Makes Waves

Italian electric motorcycle company Energica appears to be ready to deliver its electric superbike in the coming months. The company just announced that its bikes have now... read more July 21, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Canadian Plug-in Electric Vehicle Study: 1 Percent To 30 Percent Is The Challenge

Even two years ago, about a third of Canadian car buyers were open to buying a plug-in electric car--but they need a lot more practical and real-world information about the... read more July 21, 2015 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf SL

Nissan Leaf Battery Capacity Lawsuit: Court Approves Settlement

Nissan appears to have reached a final settlement with plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit over Nissan Leaf electric-car batteries that now goes back almost three years. The... read more July 20, 2015 by 


 
Image from Faraday Futures online sites, July 2015

Faraday Futures: Startup Promises Long-Range Electric Car In 2017

Over cocktails, two former Lotus colleagues met up in Irvine, California, the mecca for car design. They realized they shared a common dream: to create a next-generation... read more July 20, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Best Deals On Hybrid, Electric, Diesel Cars For July 2015

Carmakers have rolled out their incentives and special offers for July and, as always, there are a few deals on hybrids, electric cars, and diesel models. Strong incentives... read more July 20, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X prototype photographed near Tesla Motors headquarters, Palo Alto, CA, in July 2015

Do BMW, Mercedes, Volvo Plug-In Hybrid SUVs Compete With Tesla Model X?

We've known they were coming for more than a year, and now they're within weeks or months of landing in dealerships. In this case, "they" are the first plug-in hybrid SUV... read more July 20, 2015 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model S P85D, road test, Dec 2014  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Model S Versions: What Are Your Different Options?

Tesla Motors currently sells just one car: the Model S sedan. But that electric car is available in a wide array of configurations, a list that grew considerably larger... read more July 19, 2015 by 


 

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