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OPEC Says Electric Cars Will Remain Irrelevant Through 2040

OPEC Says Electric Cars Will Remain Irrelevant Through 2040

Increased electric-car adoption could dramatically decrease global demand for fossil fuels, but the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries--better known as OPEC--isn't too worried about that. OPEC recently issued its annual World Oil Outlook report and, not surprisingly, it's very... read more

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Image from Faraday Futures online sites, July 2015

Faraday Future Asks: How Would You Invent A Car With A Clean Sheet Of Paper?

It's not very often that a new car is designed completely from scratch. Established carmakers repeatedly reuse components and platforms, even for "all-new" models. But as a... read more December 24, 2015 by


 
NEVS starts production of 2014 Saab 9-3

NEVS Cuts Deal For Sale Of 150,000 Electric Saabs In China

Saab owner National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has only managed to produce a handful of cars since taking over the Swedish automaker in 2012. But the Chinese-backed... read more December 24, 2015 by


 
E.J. Potter's 'Super Slot Car' was an MG 1100 sedan with 4 jet-engine starter motors, one per wheel

Super Slot Car: Electric Drag Racing Via V-12 Engine And Cables!

The sport of drag racing has been with us almost as long as the automobile has. Over the last decade, advances in high-power lithium-ion batteries have given rise to a new... read more December 23, 2015 by


 
Screenshot from Swedish "gasoline car test drive" video

When Electric-Car Drivers Learn How Gas Cars Work: Video

One of the major tasks of electric-car advocates is getting people used to the idea of cars with plugs. For some people, driving around in near silence and plugging in at... read more December 23, 2015 by


 
BMW and Nissan electric car fast-charging station

Nissan, BMW Partner To Provide More Fast-Charging For Electric Cars

Many automakers are working to add public DC fast-charging stations for their electric cars. But not all stations can be used by all cars. In fact, there are currently three... read more December 22, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Is Chevy Actually Testing New Marketing For The 2016 Volt?

The new 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid keeps and expands on all the good points of the first-generation Volt, while fixing a number of the old car's quirks. As we wrote... read more December 22, 2015 by


 
Scene from Tesla Model X production video

Here's What The Tesla Model X Assembly Line Looks Like

At the very end of September, CEO Elon Musk personally delivered the first handful of Tesla Model X electric crossover utility vehicles to their buyers in an event at its... read more December 22, 2015 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Ignore VW Diesels, Make Company Sell Electric Cars: Tesla CEO Musk, 44 Others

It will cost a huge sum, likely billions of dollars, to make Volkswagen fix all of the 482,000 TDI diesel vehicles it has admitted use "defeat device" software to ignore... read more December 18, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt

Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Chevrolet Volt

The first Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car won all sorts of awards in 2011, the year it was introduced. But it didn't win that year's Green Car Reports Best Car To... read more December 17, 2015 by


 
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT 2-door Coupe SLS AMG GT Grille

Mercedes 'ELC' To Compete With Audi e-Tron Electric SUV In 2018: Report

It's been clear for a couple of years now that the German luxury makers feel they need competitive responses to the startling emergence of electric-car maker Tesla Motors... read more December 17, 2015 by


 
Teaser for 2017 Hyundai Ioniq debuting at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

More 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Sketches Before Hybrid, Electric Cars Debut

Last week, the Hyundai Ioniq name was confirmed for the Korean carmaker's upcoming Prius-fighting five-door hatchback. The Ioniq lineup will include hybrid, plug-in hybrid... read more December 17, 2015 by


 
Jaguar electric race car for season three of the Formula E Championship

Formula E Electric-Car Racing Series Gains Jaguar As Contender

Jaguar Land Rover is the latest carmaker to enter the Formula E electric-car racing series. The British luxury manufacturer says its Jaguar brand will join the series for its... read more December 17, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How Bad Was Nissan Dealer When Buyer Wanted A Leaf Electric Car? THAT Bad

Five years after the first modern mass-market electric car launched, stories of recalcitrant car dealers continue to surface from buyers. Walk into a dealership, explain that... read more December 16, 2015 by


 
2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback, San Francisco Bay Area, Oct 2015

Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Audi A3 e-Tron

We were impressed by our first drive of the U.S.-spec 2016 Audi A3 e-Tron Sportback, enough so that it's the first of five nominees for our Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To... read more December 16, 2015 by


 
2017 Volvo S90

2017 Volvo S90 Plug-In Hybrid Luxury Sedan To Join XC90 T8 'Twin Engine'

The recently-unveiled 2017 Volvo S90 luxury sedan will be the second model to get the carmaker's T8 "Twin Engine" plug-in hybrid powertrain. That powertrain debuted in this... read more December 16, 2015 by


 

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