Electric Cars

 
Peugeot tests Aquarius Engines electric-car range extender

Peugeot tests Aquarius Engines electric-car range extender

One of the tools automakers use in electric cars to combat drivers' range anxiety is a range-extending gasoline engine. These engines essentially act as generators, providing electricity to power a car's electric motor and only rarely driving the wheels directly, if at all. This provides added... read more

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2016 Tesla Model S

Consumer Reports slams Tesla on Autopilot: 'too much, too soon'

Writers at the respected Consumer Reports were enthusiastic fans of the Tesla Model S electric car they bought and drove for more than a year, using enthusiastic language... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

2016 Nissan Leaf electric cars recalled for passenger airbag fault

Certain 2016 Nissan Leaf electric cars are being recalled to address an airbag fault. The affected cars may suffer from an electrical problem that could disable... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Final Edition, photograph copyright Damon Lavrinc / AOL

Tesla Roadster 3.0 340-mile battery upgrade now shipping

The Tesla Roadster 3.0 battery upgrade is finally shipping to customers. The upgrade to Tesla's first production electric car boosts range to a claimed 340 miles, compared to... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X 60D entry-level model arrives with 200-mi range

With Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] recently reviving the 60-kilowatt-hour battery option for the Model S, it was only a matter of time until the option was added to the related... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
Geely Emgrand EV

Geely Emgrand EV, Chinese electric car, driven by British reviewer

China is now the world's largest new-car market and—thanks to generous government incentives—it's also one of the largest markets for plug-in electric cars... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla Autopilot crash probe highlights NHTSA weakness in electronic systems

The May 7 fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S driving on Autopilot and ensuing National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation have generated intense... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015

BMW still leads U.S. plug-in sales percentages; X5 plug-in hybrid SUV helps

Twenty months ago, in November 2014, the BMW i3 electric car had only been on sale in the U.S. for six months. But the numbers sold just in the first half-year had... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S undergoing assembly

California may cap ZEV-credit sales; why it matters to Tesla, and for electric cars

Changes to California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) rules could soon cut a major source of income for Tesla. California emission rules require high-volume automakers to sell... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Stores don't hard-sell shoppers; this baffles dealership groups

Tesla's company-owned retail stores aren't traditional franchised dealerships, and they don't behave like a typical car dealer. They don't have lots full of inventory to... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
Shanghai Disney Resort

Shanghai Disney Resort offers electric rental cars from SAIC

One of the many amenities available to visitors of the new Shanghai Disney Resort will be hourly electric-car rentals. The cars will be provided by Chinese automaker SAIC... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Focus Electric

Some 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electrics recalled for pinion-shaft problem

Ford is recalling 865 Focus Electric hatchbacks from the 2015 and 2016 model years to address an issue with the cars' transmission differential pinion-gear shafts. Under... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for July 2016

With the 2017 model year well underway, many green cars are hitting showrooms with a new year designation and perhaps some updates. But while these models may be brand new... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime, 2016 New York Auto Show

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: first drive of new plug-in hybrid

Toyota is the king of electrified powertrains. With more than nine million hybrid vehicles sold worldwide at this point, and well over 5.5 million of those wearing a Prius... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
Sweden's new e-way electrified highway

Road for electric trucks with trolley-like catenary opens in Sweden

The relatively short ranges and long charging times of current lithium-ion battery packs have hindered the development of electric long-haul trucks. But who said a truck had... read more July 10, 2016 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D, Apr 2015  [photo: David Noland]

Tesla Autopilot crash: what one Model S owner has to say

The NHTSA has now said it will investigate two separate crashes reportedly involving a Tesla electric car operating with the Autopilot feature engaged. Media coverage on the... read more July 8, 2016 by


 

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