Electric Cars

 
2018 Nissan Leaf: does it pioneer the 'mid-range' electric car?

2018 Nissan Leaf: does it pioneer the 'mid-range' electric car?

With the 2018 Nissan Leaf due to arrive at U.S. dealers in four or five months, next year is shaping up to be a very interesting test of what buyers want in battery-electric cars. Much of the focus has been on the new car's range rating, projected to be 150 miles combined when it's confirmed by the... read more

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2018 Nissan Leaf

Goal for 2018 Nissan Leaf: double sales of new electric car

After lavish launch events around the world, the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will go on sale next month in Japan and early next year in North America. The second generation... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

BYD: tiny electric cars for China could be 75 percent of sales

Chinese automaker BYD was the world's largest producer of plug-in electric cars last year, and the outlook for new markets in its home country are quite healthy, suggesting... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
'Faster Than You Think' electric-car marketing video from FleetCarma #EVsAreBetter campaign

New 'EVs are better' ads: how electric-car marketing should be done

People buy electric cars for many different reasons, only one of which is the environment. Others include their quieter, smoother performance; the immediate torque; the... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London

Uber to go all electric or hybrid in London by 2020, ban diesels, add clean-air fee to rides

Uber has announced it will require its 40,000 drivers in London to switch to hybrid or fully electric cars, and ban diesel vehicles from its fleet, by the end of 2019. By the... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ A Concept

Latest image shows shape of Mercedes EQA compact electric car for Frankfurt show

German luxury maker Mercedes-Benz has released another teaser photo of the electric-car concept it will reveal next week at the Frankfurt auto show. That vehicle will be the... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
2012 Chevrolet Volt crosses 400,000 miles, September 2017   [photo: owner Erick Belmore]

2012 Chevy Volt has now crossed 400,000 miles, range remains steady

As more battery-electric cars are sold and more drivers become aware of them, the question of battery life recurs among pretty much every potential buyer. How long will the... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Plug-in electric car sales for Aug: Bolt EV leads Prime, Volt lower (updated)

The Chevrolet Bolt EV continued a steady sales rise last month as it solidified its position among the top three plug-in electric cars for which monthly U.S. sales are... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Which company's electric-car success will surprise us? Take our Twitter poll

Sometimes the competition among global automakers can seem like watching a professional sports league. Powerhouse teams—GM, Renault Nissan, Toyota, VW Group, the four... read more September 7, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Volt

How important will plug-in hybrids be in 2025? Poll results

Car shoppers may not be buying huge numbers of all-electric cars yet, but they largely understand how they work. It's a car, you plug it in to charge a battery, it runs on... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Nine things you should know about the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car

The simulcasted global events are over, the cars have been driven back out of the arenas, and electric-car fans are evaluating the new 2018 Nissan Leaf that was unveiled to... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf debuts: 150 miles for $30,875, 200-plus miles in 2019

The spy shots, teaser photos, rumors, and feverish speculation can all be put behind us. The 2018 Nissan Leaf hatchback has debuted, and we can now see every facet of the... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf electric-car prototype driven: first impressions

When visiting an automaker's proving ground to drive cars still under development, security is extensive. Cameras have to be left on the bus, all phone lenses have to be... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S durability: cars with 250K and 300K miles still humming along happily

The latest reports on Tesla Model S durability and reliability should likely be considered a win for the Silicon Valley automaker. High-mileage cars aren't unusual, but we're... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

As 2018 Nissan Leaf arrives, data on US electric-car market offers reality check

This evening, the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will make its long-awaited debut at events in Tokyo, Las Vegas, and elsewhere around the world. The Leaf remains the world's... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ electric car concept  [photo: Axel Harries]

Mercedes plant to make batteries, electric motors after 113 years of engines

The first vehicle in history considered to be an automobile was the Benz Motorwagen of 1885. It was also the first vehicle from an automaker that has been around for the... read more September 5, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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