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Tesla Model S Aluminum Body: Why Repair Costs Are Higher

Tesla Model S Aluminum Body: Why Repair Costs Are Higher

As more and more Tesla Model S electric sport sedans hit the road—50,000-plus at last count—some of their drivers are naturally starting to have accidents. They are bumping into other cars, colliding with deer, scraping telephone poles, and backing up into poles and trees. Their cars... read more

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2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt: 50-Mile Range, 41 MPG, Five Seats, All New (Photos)

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car, which will be unveiled this morning at the Detroit Auto Show, is sleeker, has more electric range, and is projected to... read more January 11, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

Why 'Bolt' Is A Really Terrible Name For Chevy's Electric Car

Monday morning, General Motors CEO Mary Barra is expected to unveil a new battery-electric concept car at the Detroit Auto Show. It's the first look at a future production... read more January 11, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

BREAKING: Chevrolet 'Bolt' Concept 200-Mile Electric Car To Target Tesla: UPDATED

On Monday, General Motors will unveil a concept version of a $30,000 battery-electric vehicle with 200 miles of electric range that will arrive on the market before the... read more January 10, 2015 by 


 
Solar Panels by Flickr user Chandra Marsono

Jordan Wants To Boost Electric-Car Adoption; Solar Charging To Come

Jordan may soon join the list of countries that heavily promote electric cars. Located between Israel and Saudi Arabia, Jordan isn't generally thought of in connection with... read more January 10, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model X CES 2015 walkaround by TechVideo screencap

Tesla Model X Appears At CES: Video Walkaround

While its name may suggest smartphones and laptops, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has become an important venue for carmakers to announce new in-car... read more January 9, 2015 by 


 
DC Fast-Charging Stations in Oregon and Washington states, January 2015 [map: PlugShare.com]

West Coast Electric Highway Serves Thousands Of Electric-Car Drivers

While the bulk of the battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars sold today have a range of less than 100 miles, that doesn't stop some owners from using them for longer trips... read more January 9, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Motors gigafactory - size comparisons [source: EV Obsession]

The Tesla Gigafactory Is Big; Really, Really Big--This Big, In Fact

Photos can be deceptive, as any online-dating aficionado will tell you. So it's hard to tell from photographs just how large the lithium-ion cell gigafactory in Nevada that's... read more January 9, 2015 by 


 
2015 Detroit Electric SP:01

Detroit Electric SP:01 Sports Car: Final Design Announced

Starting a new company is always somewhat difficult, but that’s particularly true in the car business. Even when the new company shares its name with one of the... read more January 8, 2015 by 


 
Solaris Urbino 24 Electric concept

80-Foot Long Electric Bus Concept From Poland: Uses Fuel Cells Too

Aggressive promotion by carmakers is slowly getting the public used to the idea of electric vehicles, but probably not ones like this. This massive plug-in electric bus... read more January 7, 2015 by 


 
China

Limits On Rare-Earth Metals To End After China Loses Global Trade Case

With smartphones now an inescapable part of modern life, rare-earth metals have become a vital commodity. They've also become important to the auto industry for use in the... read more January 7, 2015 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt in Venice, California [photo: Chris Williams]

California Goal: Cut Petroleum Use For Cars In Half By 2030

California already leads the nation in policies advocating zero-emission vehicles. It's home to more electric cars than any other state, and its environmental regulations are... read more January 7, 2015 by 


 
Tesla battery gigafactory site, outside Reno, Nevada, Jan 6, 2015  [photo: Bob Tregilus]

Tesla Gigafactory For Electric-Car Batteries: Site Work Continues (Photos)

Last September, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill granting various tax breaks and incentives to Tesla Motors for construction of its massive battery "gigafactory"... read more January 7, 2015 by 


 
'MPGe explained' video screencap

What Is MPGe Anyway? What Is Efficiency For Electric Cars?

Electric cars don't use "fuel" as such, but you'll still find fuel-economy ratings on their window stickers. Those MPGe figures have mystified many potential plug-in electric... read more January 6, 2015 by 


 
2014 Tesla Model X all-electric crossover with 'Falcon Doors' open

Will Tesla Model X Success Depend On Women Buying The Electric SUV?

There's no denying that SUVs and crossover utility vehicles are popular--and getting more so, if 2014 sales charts are any indication. So the upcoming Tesla Model X... read more January 6, 2015 by 


 
Henes Broon F8

Broon F8: New Electric Supercar For Your Smaller Drivers

There's a new electric car out and this one seems to have it all. It's got sleek styling, a sophisticated powertrain, and the latest smartphone-connectivity tech. However... read more January 6, 2015 by 


 

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