Electric Cars

 
Tesla Had A Deal To Sell Itself To Google Til Musk Walked Away

Tesla Had A Deal To Sell Itself To Google Til Musk Walked Away

Like any startup company, Tesla Motors has had crises where the electric-car maker came very close to financial collapse. One was in 2008, when its Roadster model was late in delivery and its two-speed transmission proved unable to handle the car's power. But a second crisis developed in late 2012... read more

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Nissan Leaf electric cars used by Seattle traffic enforcement department.

Electric Police Cars? Seattle Uses Nissan Leafs For Traffic Enforcement

They may not have the most intimidating presence, but electric cars can play an important role in law enforcement. Police vehicles spend a lot of time idling or negotiating... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive at driving school.

New Drivers Start To Take Lessons In Electric Cars In Germany

Ask anyone who's driven an electric car, and they'll tell you it's quite different from piloting a typical internal-combustion car. That's often meant as a compliment, but... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
Larte Enigma body kit for Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Body Kit: Definitely Different, Range-Robbing Too?

Body kits--add-on components and replacements for a car's front and rear fascias and door sills--are often a good way for owners to make their vehicle stand out from the... read more April 17, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Sales Now Legal As Little Maryland Goes Big On Electric Cars

Well, add one more to the list of states where Tesla Motors can legally sell its electric cars--and do so without having to use franchised dealers. The Maryland General... read more April 16, 2015 by 


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV concept, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

GM Confirms Electric-Car Name Will Be 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Well, they did it. General Motors confirmed yesterday that its upcoming 200-mile battery-electric car will be named the Chevrolet Bolt EV. That's Bolt-with-a-B, not... read more April 16, 2015 by 


 
A123 Systems manufacturing facility, Livonia, Michigan

A123 Says Start-Stop Batteries A Better Business Than Electric Cars

Ten years ago, startup lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems was the darling of business media, poised to enter the big leagues of electric cars after successfully selling... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
2016 Cadillac ELR

2016 Cadillac ELR: More Performance, More Range, Lower Price

The specifications of the updated 2016 Cadillac ELR range-extended electric car were released this morning, and one big question has been answered. The luxury coupe will not... read more April 15, 2015 by 


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

2015 Tesla Model S 70D: First Drive Of New Electric Car Base Model

Last week, the new base version of the Tesla Model S, known as the 70D, hit the electric-car world like a thunderclap. No early-warning publicity, no teasing tweet from Elon... read more April 15, 2015 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  Driven, July 2014 (NWAPA Drive Revolution)

2015 Chevrolet Spark EV Price Cut To $25,995; $139 Lease, No Money Down

The suggested retail price of the 2015 Chevrolet Spark EV electric car will be cut by $1,650, to $25,995, GM announced today. Chevrolet's chief global marketing officer, Tim... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

Electric Cars Are City Cars? Not In U.S.: They're Suburb Cars Here

Automotive journalists who write about electric cars hear the phrase "city car" a lot. As in, "Battery-electric cars are perfect city cars, but [fill in different powertrain]... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf - battery pack cutaway

Electric-Car Battery Costs Fell 8 Percent A Year For Market Leaders: Study

Five years into the era of modern electric cars, the biggest cost remains the battery pack. Now there's data to confirm that not only are the costs of the battery cells... read more April 14, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW 4-Series 4-door Sedan 435i RWD Gran Coupe Grille

BMW i5 In 2018 To Have Very Electric Plug-In Hybrid: Why It's Important

Of the four prestige German auto brands, BMW is clearly the most aggressive in its plans for plug-in electric cars in various segments. Last year it launched the BMW i3... read more April 13, 2015 by 


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

2016 Chevrolet Spark EV To Be Sold At Retail In Canada

It may not have too many more years to live, but the Chevrolet Spark EV will be sold in some new markets starting with the 2016 model year: three Canadian provinces. While... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
2015 Fiat 500e

Third Recall For Fiat 500e: 5,600 Electric Cars To Be Checked For Software Fault

Roughly 5,600 Fiat 500e electric cars will be recalled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to fix a potential software problem with the cars' Limp Home mode. In a notice issued... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

2014 Mercedes B-Class: Best Electric-Car Lease Deal Available?

The number of available electric-car models may be limited compared to the legions of internal-combustion cars available, but that doesn't mean it's not worth hunting around... read more April 11, 2015 by 


 

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