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Tucson Wants Tesla Gigafactory, Gives Formal Proposal To Electric-Car Maker

Tucson Wants Tesla Gigafactory, Gives Formal Proposal To Electric-Car Maker

Tesla Motors recently announced plans for a battery "Gigafactory," which is to provide enough lithium-ion cells to allow it to build a projected 500,000 electric cars per year by 2020. That would require far more cells in its preferred format than last year's entire global production, hence the... read more

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2014 Nissan Leaf

Nissan On Track To Beat 2020 Electric Car Sales Target?

Nissan and its French partner Renault could be on track for selling 1.5 million electric vehicles before 2020, according to the company's latest estimates. The two companies... read more March 15, 2014 by 


 
Green Energy Motors Commute-Case electric scooter

Electric Scooter In A Briefcase: Would You Pay $6,000 For It?

You only need witness the success of the Transformers movie franchise to know that people like the idea of things changing into other things. Let's assume that a Camaro that... read more March 14, 2014 by 


 
Vukee Car Tesla Model S car-sharing service

Startup Vukee Hopes To Crowd-Fund Tesla Car Sharing Service

Not everyone can afford a Tesla Model S, but if you had the opportunity to drive one whenever you wanted, that might be a pleasing alternative to ownership. Startup Vukee Car... read more March 14, 2014 by 


 
Bolloré BlueCar electric car used for Autolib' car-sharing service in Paris, September 2012

Autolib Electric Car-Sharing Service Expands Into London From Paris

Car-sharing services have proven popular for city-based users, many preferring to use the conveniently-located cars in lieu of buying, owning and running their own. Few have... read more March 13, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen To Triple Battery Capacity With Lithium-Air Technology?

Fossil fuels may not be the cleanest way of powering us between two points on a map, but there's little doubt they offer convenience. So far, scientists have struggled to... read more March 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class

Mercedes S-Class Electric Car Could Follow Plug-In Hybrid

So far, Mercedes' exploration of electric vehicles has been fairly diverse. It started, logically, with the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive. But then it jumped to the other end... read more March 12, 2014 by 


 
Unpretentious Guide To Electric Vehicles coloring book

Electric-Car Coloring Book By Irked Tesla Employee Explains It All For You

As any electric car owner will know, there are still some surprising misconceptions about electric cars out there. One Tesla employee, annoyed at being asked the same... read more March 12, 2014 by 


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

NJ Hearing Today Could Ban Tesla Stores In State; Electric-Car Maker Cries Foul

Another battle in Tesla Motors' nationwide war with car dealers seems imminent. The latest state to oppose Tesla's direct-sales model is New Jersey, which the company says is... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
BYD electric buses

Feds Block Purchase Of Chinese BYD Electric Buses In Long Beach

Plans by the California city of Long Beach to purchase BYD electric transit buses has hit another speed bump. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) may block the purchase... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

'Quietest, Slowest' Comparison Ever: 6 Electric Cars Tested By Car And Driver

Oh, to have the resources available to Car and Driver, which published in its March issue a lengthy comparison test among six battery-electric cars. They are the Chevrolet... read more March 10, 2014 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S in Florida, during New York to Florida road trip [photo: David Noland]

Life With Tesla Model S: One Year And 15,000 Miles Later

Well, it's now been a year since I took delivery of my dark green 2013 Tesla Model S with the 60-kilowatt-hour battery. After almost four years of waiting, those first days... read more March 10, 2014 by 


 
Electric-car charging stations at Target in Fremont, CA [photo by Jack Brown]

The CA City You've Never Heard Of That's An Electric-Car Epicenter

California loves electric cars. its residents have embraced plug-in cars them like no one anywhere else in the United States. While better-known Bay Area cities like San... read more March 9, 2014 by 


 
Electric school bus from Kings Canyon Unified School District, California

California Launches Country's First All-Electric School Bus

It may not be capable of space travel, but one California district has found a magic school bus. The Kings Canyon Unified School District recently launched the first... read more March 8, 2014 by 


 
BMW ActiveE Concept charging port

LA Apartment Building Offers Free Electric-Car Charging, For Life

So you just bought a new electric car. Now all you need is a place to plug it in. If you live in Los Angeles, there's a new and potentially very attractive option: The... read more March 7, 2014 by 


 
2009 Fisker Karma prototype

'New Fisker' Website Launches As Wanxiang Prepares To Restart Electric-Car Maker

Fisker Automotive is slowly returning. A new website isn't the be-all and end-all of a company back on the right track, but the new site is the first sign of stirring life... read more March 7, 2014 by 


 
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