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Tesla Model X Electric SUV: Ultimate Guide To Electric Luxury SUV

Tesla Model X Electric SUV: Ultimate Guide To Electric Luxury SUV

The first Tesla Model S electric sedans hadn't even been delivered when the company announced its Model X electric crossover utility vehicle in February 2012. Since then, it's become one of the most anticipated new electric cars. The Model X's incorporation of Model S styling and technology... read more

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

BMW i3 REx Electric Car: 'Coding' Unlocks Features Owners Want (And May Void Warranty)

The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission... read more August 28, 2015 by 

2013 Wheego LiFe electric car   [photo:Jen Danzinger]

Wheego Electric Cars Fade From Market; China Is The Future, Company Says

With hundreds of thousands of plug-in electric cars from established automakers (and Tesla) on North American roads, most earlier startup carmakers have now largely faded... read more August 28, 2015 by 

Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3

3000-HP Venturi Electric Car At Bonneville: Land Speed Record In One Class, Prior Title Still Stands (UPDATED)

With its new "Ludicrous" mode, the Tesla Model S P85D can do 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. But it's not the fastest electric car around, not by a long shot. In 2010, the... read more August 28, 2015 by 

2015 Tesla Model S P85D - 'Chiseled by man and nature'  [photo: George Parrott]

Tesla Model S P85D Lauded By Consumer Reports, 'Breaks' Rating System

The Tesla Model S P85D, the highest-performance and most expensive version of the all-electric luxury sedan, has earned even more plaudits and compliments from Consumer... read more August 27, 2015 by 

Battery pack assembly for 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car at GM's Brownstown, Michigan, plant

LG Chem To Become World's Biggest Electric-Car Battery Supplier? Could Be, Report Says

Three major companies compete today to supply the lithium-ion cells that make up the bulk of today's electric-car battery market. Panasonic sells primarily to Tesla Motors... read more August 27, 2015 by 

ZF E-Mobility Test Vehicle  -  Germany, 2015

Supplier ZF: Intriguing EV Ideas, But No Plans To Get In The Battery Business

The supplier ZF has designed and engineered a city-sized EV. Yet it has no plans to build such a model; the one-off prototype is just a means for the German supplier, touting... read more August 27, 2015 by 

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

Luxury Plug-In Hybrids May Be A Mistake, Says German Industry Analyst

The established German luxury carmakers are showing considerable enthusiasm for plug-in hybrids. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche all have at least one plug-in hybrid in... read more August 26, 2015 by 

2013 Nissan Leaf

Electric-Car Driver To Plant Trees In 48 States On Cross-Country Trip

Despite its name, National Drive Electric Week is actually an international awareness event for plug-in electric cars. And in concert with this year's event, one driver is... read more August 26, 2015 by 

2016 Tesla Model S

Norwegian Drivers Set New Tesla Model S Distance Record: 450 Miles (Video)

A pair of Norwegian drivers claim to have set a new record for Tesla Model S electric-car range. Over the weekend, the pair covered 728.7 kilometers (452.8 miles), after a... read more August 25, 2015 by 

2017 Jaguar F-Pace serves as 2015 Tour de France support vehicle

Jaguar 'EV-Type' To Be All-Electric F-Pace To Compete With Tesla?

It's still hard to explain to outsiders just how disruptive Tesla Motors and its electric luxury cars have been to the established German prestige automakers. From 2017 to... read more August 25, 2015 by 

2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 Limited

Hyundai To Launch All-Electric 'Prius Fighter' Model In 2016: Tip

Hyundai's ambitious plans to offer more green cars than any other maker except Toyota may have tilted slightly toward electric cars. At least, that is, if a tip from a source... read more August 24, 2015 by 

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

Tesla Tweaks Store Design To Explain Company, Electric Cars, Model X

For the past few years, Tesla Motors has sold its electric cars directly to customers through stores that resemble high-end retail outlets more than traditional car... read more August 24, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car

Volkswagen e-Golf Climate Control: How Much Does A/C Impact Range?

In Portland, Oregon, where we’re putting our long-term Volkswagen e-Golf to the test, it’s been one of the hottest summers on record. So far in the summer of... read more August 23, 2015 by 

2016 Tesla Model S

CR Tests Tesla Model S P85D, Skeptical Of P90D Ludicrous Mode Claims

The Tesla Model S P85D electric car is breathtakingly quick, and quietly forceful in a way that makes it simultaneously a tailpipe-free counterpoint and a serious rival to... read more August 21, 2015 by 

2015 Nissan Leaf

Poll: Consumer Interest In Electric Vehicles Stagnating?

Today you’re far more likely to see an all-electric vehicle like the Nissan Leaf or Tesla Model S on your way to work or to the store, versus just a couple of years... read more August 21, 2015 by 


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