Electric Cars

 
Draft tax bill eliminates credit for all electric-car buyers: report (updated)

Draft tax bill eliminates credit for all electric-car buyers: report (updated)

The process of drafting a so-called tax reform bill has been shrouded in mystery, with even Republican congressmembers admitting they didn't know what provisions it would contain. But according to a report on Thursday, the draft of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act proposed in the House of Representatives... read more

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Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota electric cars could use airless tires if research pans out: report

Although electric cars offer numerous benefits in engineering, design, and zero-emission operation, their overall weight remains a hurdle for automakers, especially as bigger... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
Better Place 2012 Renault Fluence ZE just before return to Renault [photo: Brian of London]

'Totaled' is the long, sad story of Better Place and its failure: book review

It is just over five years since I bought my Better Place Renault 2012 Fluence ZE in Israel—and a little over five months since I returned it to Israel’s Renault... read more October 31, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai Ioniq

Could automotive subscription services boost electric-car use?

As automakers commit to more electric and electrified cars in the near future, many hurdles remain that can make owning an electric car more difficult than a conventional... read more October 31, 2017 by


 
E-Fuso Vision One concept

Mercedes parent Daimler launches E-Fuso electric truck sub-brand

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, also owns the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation—which it used last week to preview major shifts coming to... read more October 31, 2017 by


 
AeroVironment DC fast charger, part of West Coast Electric Highway  -  Centralia, WA

Energy Dept to award $15 million for very fast electric-car charging

The United States Department of Energy has announced a new funding initiative to accelerate the development of what it calls "Extreme Fast Charging" (XFC) systems. In total... read more October 30, 2017 by


 
Frame from man-on-the-street interviews on electricity, utilities by E-Source LLC, 2011  [YouTube]

People have no idea what electricity is or how it works (video)

Everyone knows what a gallon of gasoline is, or what they paid the last time they put fuel in their car. But trying asking your friends, relatives, and neighbors how much... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Parts order for Tesla Model 3 cut by 40 percent starting in December: report

Relatively few auto-company CEOs would publicly mention sleeping on the roof of one of their factory buildings. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not like most other chief... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015

VW targets Tesla with both barrels, views electric-car maker as important rival

The list of people and companies who want to be or want to make the "Tesla Fighter" is long and storied. Volkswagen has had some good things to say about the California-based... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
2018 Kia Niro Plug-In, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

2018 Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid to launch in U.S. at end of year

Last month, the Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid went on sale in the United Kingdom, offering British buyers a mass-priced compact wagon with 25 to 30 miles of electric range. While... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
Honda Sports EV concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Honda's second electric-car concept is Sports EV coupe unveiled in Tokyo

Following Honda's hit electric-car concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Urban EV, the company brought a second all-electric concept to the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show with... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
2018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman All4 plug-in hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 2017

Oklahoma Supreme Court rules state's electric-car tax unconstitutional

When the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that imposed new fees on owners of hybrid and electric cars only, it was swiftly sued by the Sierra Club. Now... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Fiat 500e

Electric cars are some of fastest-moving used vehicles in the U.S. (updated)

Not every car buyer can afford a brand-new vehicle, which often makes gently used vehicles an appealing alternative. But while cars that plug in take only a small share of... read more October 26, 2017 by


 
Tesla Supercharger for city centers

Tesla Model 3 fast-charging at Superchargers will not be free

Before production of the Tesla Model 3 began, company CEO Elon Musk promised Tesla would offer owners some sort of free Supercharger use. Specifically, Musk said, "free... read more October 25, 2017 by


 
Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride fuel-cell concept targets 600 miles of range

Toyota continues to experiment with and develop various types of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles despite not yet offering a single production battery-electric car. The Japanese... read more October 25, 2017 by


 
Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan IMx Concept electric SUV debuts at Tokyo Motor Show

The long-awaited all-electric crossover utility concept from Nissan finally made its public debut Wednesday morning on the first press day at the Tokyo auto show. Dubbed the... read more October 24, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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