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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Production Electric Car Unveiled At CES

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Production Electric Car Unveiled At CES

Chevrolet unveiled the Bolt electric vehicle as a concept car at last year's Detroit Auto Show and today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas it showed the production version. Most notably, the car, officially called the Bolt EV, promises more than 200 miles of range on a full charge... read more

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Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

Volkswagen Budd-e Concept: 373-Mile, All-Electric Van Signals The Future

On the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Volkswagen has revealed the Budd-e concept, a vehicle that follows up on some of the purpose and utility of the Microbus... read more January 5, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S electric cars at Tejon Ranch Supercharger December 26, 2015 (photo by TMC user Lump)

Tesla Supercharger Congestion Worsens In Peak Travel Periods

Since launching the Supercharger DC fast-charging in 2012, Tesla Motors has steadily worked to increase the number of stations across the world. But in a few cases, the... read more January 5, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Those Tesla Customer-Referral Programs? They Really Work: Report

Tesla's customer referral programs have proven a little bit controversial, but they seem to be producing good results for the Silicon Valley carmaker. Last July, the company... read more January 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Chevrolet Volt: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2016

Every year, Green Car Reports picks a new car or model line that we feel is the best green car for that new model year. This year, we picked a car that's the all-new version... read more January 4, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen 2016 CES concept teaser

CES Preview: VW Budd.e Concept, Chevy Bolt EV, Faraday, Ford Mystery, And More

Despite its name, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is now effectively an auto show. The increasing importance of in-car technology and autonomous... read more January 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla 2015 Deliveries Squeak Past 50,000, With 208 Model X During Q4

Tesla Motors said on Sunday that it delivered 17,400 electric cars during the fourth quarter of last year, from September 1 through December 31. Of those, 17,192 were Model S... read more January 4, 2016 by


 
wind farm

Small Wind Turbines Now Offered On Leases, Like Solar Panels

Small solar-panel installations have allowed homeowners to lower carbon emissions, and perhaps save some money on electricity as well. Electric-car drivers with home solar... read more January 3, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen 2016 CES electric concept vehicle teaser photo

Long-Range Electric VW 'Budd.e' Concept To Debut At CES (UPDATED)--Video

The rumor of an electric Volkswagen Bus concept to be shown at next month's Consumer Electronics Show first appeared in September, just before the VW diesel emission scandal... read more January 2, 2016 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt and its replacement, 2015 BMW i3 REx  [photo: Jeff Pantukhoff]

Why A 2015 BMW i3 REx Replaced My 2013 Chevy Volt: Electric-Car Evolution

The car most comparable to the first Chevrolet Volt is the current BMW i3 fitted with the optional REx range-extending engine. Both cars run entirely in electric mode until... read more January 1, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW i3 in London

U.K. Extends Green-Car Grants To Double Buyers By 2018

The U.K. government will extend and expand an incentive program for green cars that had been set to end in the coming year. The plug-in car grant was introduced in 2011, and... read more December 30, 2015 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Redesign Coming To Commonize With Model X: Rumor

It's typical for carmakers to redesign a given model after it's been on sale for about four years or so. Of course, Tesla Motors prides itself on doing things differently... read more December 30, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf SL, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

2016 Nissan Leaf: First Drive Of 107-Mile Electric Car

Electric-car buyers have eagerly waited for the 2016 Nissan Leaf, whose SV and SL models now offer a higher range, rated by the EPA at 107 miles. That's up from the 84 miles... read more December 29, 2015 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Final Transportation Bill: Electric-Car Fans Get MORE Reasons To Rejoice (UPDATED)

Electric-car advocates can end the year on a high note, thanks to several provisions in the final Federal transportation bill approved earlier this month. The Fixing... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

OPEC Says Electric Cars Will Remain Irrelevant Through 2040

Increased electric-car adoption could dramatically decrease global demand for fossil fuels, but the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries--better known as... read more December 28, 2015 by


 
2013 Tesla Model S owned by David Noland, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2015

Tesla Freakonomics: Why Fans Should Hope Early Drivetrain Data Was Correct

Our recent article on the reliability implications of a Plug-In America survey of early Tesla Model S owners was met with skepticism from the company's supporters, and... read more December 28, 2015 by


 

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