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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, March 2016: springing forward

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, March 2016: springing forward

Though many countries opt out of daylight savings time, the Canadian auto market always "springs forward" in March. Last month set a Canuck record for total March auto sales, at 175,000 units; depending on Tesla volumes to be reported this month, the plug-in electric vehicle segment may have broken... read more

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Power station - Image by Flickr user MacJewell, used under Creative Commons license

Peabody, world's largest private coal company, files for bankruptcy

Peabody Energy—the world's largest private coal company—filed for bankruptcy this week. The company cited a variety of factors, including lower-than-expected... read more April 15, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Tesla Model 3 demand startled everyone, even Musk; now what?

To say that the auto industry has been startled by the volume of deposits on the Tesla Model 3 would be an understatement. The number of potential buyers worldwide who have... read more April 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Which electric cars offer different battery options, ranges?

It's a fairly common practice for internal-combustion cars to be offered with multiple engine and transmission options. But it is far rarer for electric cars to be offered... read more April 15, 2016 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

CA issues $9 million in grants for electric-car fast charger installations

California will issue nearly $9 million in grants for the installation of electric-car DC fast-charging stations along the state's highways. This will create a charging... read more April 14, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

All-wheel-drive Tesla electric cars rated more efficient, but how?

One of the myriad advantages of electric propulsion, we’re told, is the efficiency of all-wheel drive. The AWD versions of the Tesla Model S, for example, are rated as... read more April 14, 2016 by


 
2013 Renault Zoe electric car

While U.S. plug-in sales were flat last year, rest of world soared

After four years of steady growth, U.S. plug-in electric car sales were essentially flat last year. Low gas prices and increased demand for SUVs had a dampening effect on the... read more April 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X gets new 75D base version, replacing 70D that was never built

With a restyled Model S released yesterday and more than 300,000 reservations globally for its $35,000 Model 3 coming in 2018, Tesla Motors has had a busy, busy month. Almost... read more April 13, 2016 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Two-thirds of new cars in Norway last month were hybrid or electric

Norway is a case study in the effectiveness of electric-car incentives. The Scandinavian country is known as the friendliest place in the world for electric cars, thanks to... read more April 13, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Half of car buyers say electric car must have 300 miles of range

The Tesla Model 3 and 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars are set to make 200-mile ranges attainable for a much larger number of buyers than today's $72,000-plus Tesla Model... read more April 13, 2016 by


 
Green Eyed Motors imports Chevrolet Spark EVs and other models sold mainly in California

Dealer brings 'forbidden fruit' used electric cars to Boulder, Colorado

Some markets are stronger than others for certain types of cars. Think Subarus in the Northeast or the Rocky Mountains, convertibles in Florida, and pickup trucks in Texas... read more April 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S gets styling update, 48-amp charger, new interior options, $1,500 price increase (updated)

The Tesla Model S electric car, which went into production in June 2012, is getting its first styling updates in almost four years. The Silicon Valley carmaker said that... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
McLaren P1

Do hybrid or electric supercars still have to roar to be taken seriously?

Fast hybrid and electric cars have shown they have the performance to match traditional sports cars and supercars. But they're often considered to be missing one oft-cited... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S stretch limousine (Photo by Big Limos)

Tesla Model S: better electric stretch limo than Nissan Leaf?

On paper, the Tesla Model S seems like a good candidate for green-minded limousine operators. It's a luxury sedan, which is a common starting point for stretch-limousine... read more April 12, 2016 by


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

Reusing electric-car batteries: great idea, lots of practical challenges

In theory, it's a wonderful concept: once their tenure in an electric car is over, lithium-ion battery packs with as much as 70 percent of their energy capacity remaining can... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X launch in Fremont, California

Tesla Model X recall to replace third-row seat backs after European safety test

Tesla Motors will recall 2,700 Model X electric crossover utility vehicles to replace seat backs in the third row after a recliner unexpectedly slipped during seat-strength... read more April 12, 2016 by


 

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