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Tesla Model 3: Revealed Next Year, Production Starts 2017, Company Confirms

Tesla Model 3: Revealed Next Year, Production Starts 2017, Company Confirms

Tesla Motors hasn't been able to meet any initial production deadlines so far, which raises continuing questions about the timeliness of its planned 200-mile Model 3 electric car. But in disputing what turned out to be an erroneous report of a delay, Tesla yesterday confirmed that the car is on... read more

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2014 Fiat 500e

Fiat 500e Electric Car Software Issue Leads To Fourth Recall

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling certain 2013 through 2015 model-year Fiat 500e electric cars to address a glitch in the affected vehicles' control units. The... read more June 19, 2015 by 


 
Sacramento Municipal Utility District electric car DC fast-charging site, Jun 2015  [George Parrott]

Price Of Electric-Car DC Fast Charging Varies: Sacramento A Test Case

While fast charging for electric cars is still nonexistent--or just starting to roll out--across much of the country, California leads the way. And the state capital of... read more June 19, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Success Shows 'Weakness' Of CA Zero-Emission Rules, Company Says

California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) rules will become more stringent soon, extending to more carmakers and requiring more battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars to... read more June 19, 2015 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma from the Rogers' Classic Car Museum collection

Fisker To Open California Plant, No Date Yet For Electric Car Production To Resume: UPDATE

While all 2012 Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedans were built in Finland, the company always intended to assemble cars in the U.S. Before its collapse and... read more June 18, 2015 by 


 
1968 Ford Mustang "Zombie 222" electric conversion

Ford Mustang Electric Drag Car Does 0 To 60 MPH Under 2 Seconds, Targets 200 MPH

The McLaren F1 supercar and Tesla Model S P85D sedan can both do 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. But they're not fast, not really. Not when there's an electric car that will do 0... read more June 18, 2015 by 


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Why Next Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Is So Important: CA Laws

The 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid has the lowest electric range of any plug-in vehicle sold in the United States: just 11 miles. It's also among the top-selling cars that... read more June 18, 2015 by 


 
BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo Power eDrive prototype

BMW To Make Whole Lineup Electric, With Range Extenders, AWD: Report

German carmaker BMW may be on the cusp of the most radical transformation in its history--one that will stun the auto industry if it comes to pass. If a report from early... read more June 18, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At Entry Level

With more than a handful of plug-in hybrid models scheduled to hit dealers over the next three years, buyers are curious to find out how those cars will be priced. One maker... read more June 17, 2015 by 


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

Ultra-Efficient BMW Four-Seat Plug-In Hybrid For Research Only, Not Sales: Report

The limited-production Volkswagen XL1 ultra-economy two-seater gets astounding fuel efficiency from its two-cylinder diesel plug-in hybrid powertrain. It's well over 100... read more June 17, 2015 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Golf (German version)

Germany Mulls Boosting Electric-Car Incentives Under Carbon-Goal Pressure

Several European countries--including Norway, The Netherlands, and France--aggressively promote electric cars as a way to reduce vehicular carbon emissions. But despite its... read more June 17, 2015 by 


 
Used Chevrolet Volt batteries for energy storage at GM facility in Milford, Michigan

Chevy, Nissan Reveal Second-Life Uses For Electric-Car Batteries

It's one of the most common questions about electric cars: What happens to the battery packs after the car is junked? Do they just get thrown away? Will any of them be... read more June 16, 2015 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Model 3 Lineup To Include SUV, Sedan; 1 Million Electric Cars By 2020

There are relatively few confirmed facts relating to the 200-mile Tesla Model 3 electric car, but one known item is that it will be offered as a sedan. However, that may not... read more June 16, 2015 by 


 
Liquid-cooled Tesla Supercharger cable

Liquid-Cooled Cable Could Speed Up Tesla Supercharging Even More (Video Added!)

When it comes to fast-charging options for electric-car drivers, Tesla's Supercharger stations are already among the quickest. The company's network of stations is steadily... read more June 16, 2015 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

UPDATED: Should I Buy A Used Nissan Leaf (Or Another Electric Car)?

About 15 million people buy a new vehicle in the U.S. each year, on average--but almost 40 million buy used cars in that same year. Modern electric cars have been sold in the... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

Plug-In Hybrids OK For Smaller Makers To Meet CA Zero-Emission Vehicle Rules

California's Zero-Emission Vehicle sales rules have been a major reason the state's drivers can now choose among two dozen different plug-in electric vehicles on sale today... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 

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