Electric Cars

Even In 2007, As VW Designed Dirty Diesels, It Said Electric Cars Were The Future

Even In 2007, As VW Designed Dirty Diesels, It Said Electric Cars Were The Future

Many journalists tend to have pack-rat tendencies, but sorting out old press kits, files, and magazines can have unexpected rewards. So it was for auto writer John Rettie, who recently uncovered an interesting tidbit in an issue of Driver, the in-house magazine sent out by Volkswagen of America to... read more

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2016 Nissan Leaf

Electric Car Drivers Love 'Em, But Don't Buy 'Em: Why Leasing Rules

Electric-car drivers love their vehicles, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're interested in long-term commitments. It turns out that the majority of drivers currently... read more October 19, 2015 by 

BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Will Next Chinese Five-Year Plan Boost Electric Cars Dramatically?

Over the past few years, the Chinese government has aggressively promoted electric cars with incentives and preferential policies. Those policies may finally be paying off... read more October 18, 2015 by 

Rendering of Honda Torrance, California, campus with electric-car charging stations.

Honda's California HQ Installs 120 Electric-Car Charging Stations (But Sells No Plug-In Cars)

Honda currently doesn't offer any plug-in electric cars, and has only sold a small number over the past several years. But the Japanese carmaker isn't quite done with cars... read more October 16, 2015 by 

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Discounts On Brand-New 2016 Chevy Volt, But Only In A Few Regions

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is just beginning to roll out for sale in select areas of the U.S., but it's apparently already being discounted. Buyers in the limited number of... read more October 16, 2015 by 

Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla Autopilot: The 10 Most Important Things You Need To Know

Tesla Motors is now rolling out its much-awaited "Autopilot" software for the Model S electric car, and it has revealed a number of things about how the autonomous driving... read more October 16, 2015 by 

Volvo commits to electric car development

Volvo To Sell Electric Car By 2019, More Plug-In Hybrids Before That

Volvo says it will put an all-electric car on sale by 2019. That goal is part of a larger strategy to grow the number of plug-in cars in its lineup over the next few years... read more October 15, 2015 by 

2016 Zero electric motorcycle range

2016 Zero Electric Motorcycles: 2 New Bikes, Faster Charging, New Motor Design

The 2016 lineup of electric motorcycles from Zero Motorcycles features two new models, faster charging, extended range on all models and a new motor that won’t... read more October 15, 2015 by 

NRG eVgo electric-car charging station

Buying An Electric Car: Why Charging Rate, DC Quick-Charging Matter

We all know how to compare horsepower, acceleration, and gas mileage. Practical car buyers know to look at cargo volume, too. But when it comes to buying your first electric... read more October 14, 2015 by 

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton

Next Volkswagen Phaeton To Go Electric (As VW Slashes Spending)

As it reels from the ongoing diesel-emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen is cutting spending and putting future expansion and development projects on hold. But apparently... read more October 14, 2015 by 

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW To Focus On Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Tech, Slash Spending Due To Diesel Scandal

The Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal has caused executive heads to roll, cars to be yanked off sale, and regulators to pore over real-world emission data with a... read more October 13, 2015 by 

2015 BMW i3

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

It's that time of the month again: the time when we look at the best deals on hybrids, electric cars, and diesels. October may be your last chance, or close to it, to get... read more October 13, 2015 by 

Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

Innovative Arizona Utility Program Rents Your Roof For Solar Power

The proliferation of home solar power systems has some utilities worried about potential damage to their business models. And charging an electric car with renewable energy... read more October 13, 2015 by 

2013 Renault Zoe electric car

France Expands Electric-Car Bonus To Scrap 10-Year-Old Diesel Cars

The French government not only grants incentives to buyers of new electric cars, it also encourages the scrapping of older diesel cars. It presently offers a 10,000-euro... read more October 12, 2015 by 

Carbon nanitube optical rectenna [Image: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech]

From Sunlight To Electricity: First Optical Rectenna Created In Lab

It's been the dream of visionaries for decades: Sunlight converted into direct current to use for recharging emission-free electric cars. Photovoltaic cells offer that... read more October 12, 2015 by 

Mitsubishi eX concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi eX All-Electric SUV Concept To Debut At Tokyo Motor Show

Mitsubishi will unveil a new concept car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show that may preview a future all-electric production crossover. The Mitsubishi eX concept is a small... read more October 12, 2015 by 


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