Electric Cars

 
Chevy Bolt EV tested by Tesla Model S owner: his assessment

Chevy Bolt EV tested by Tesla Model S owner: his assessment

Fleeing my home in New York’s Hudson Valley for California during February and March has a number of charms. Currently at the top of the list: reading about Winter Storm Stella while watching the surfers at Rincon Beach. For electric-car nuts like me, however, there’s another California... read more

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Nio Eve concept, 2017 SXSW

Nio Eve concept is yet another Chinese luxury electric SUV, this one autonomous

Chinese startup NextEV is the latest company attempting to replicate the success of Tesla with a long-range electric car. NextEV launched its Nio brand last year in dramatic... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
2018 Volvo XC60

Volvo plans a long-range electric car for 2019, details to come (updated)

The electric car that Volvo has long planned for 2019 could join a growing group of long-range, mass-market models like the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the upcoming Tesla Model 3, and... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]

Half of Norway's new-car sales are now hybrids or electrics

Norway has achieved yet another milestone in electric-car sales. The Scandinavian country may be the friendliest for electric cars in the world, thanks to a combination of... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200 beats Renault Kangoo ZE in electric van sales in Europe

The Renault-Nissan Alliance continues to lead all other automakers globally in sales of battery-electric cars. The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric car in history... read more March 14, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Sales of BMW plug-in cars more than double over last year

BMW is off to a strong start in meeting its ambitious plug-in car sales goals for 2017. In the first two months of 2017, it doubled combined sales of electric cars and... read more March 13, 2017 by


 
2018 Land rover Range Rover Velar

Does Range Rover Velar preview Jaguar I-Pace electric-car dash?

Carmakers often use the same components across vehicles from multiple brands. It's a way to keep costs down by not having to engineer or procure completely different parts... read more March 13, 2017 by


 
Doug Kerr, daughter Andie Kerr, fiancee Barbara Gleason; Fiat 500e, Ford Focus Electric, Fiat 500e

Why I canceled my Chevy Bolt EV electric-car order: a reader explains

The advent of affordable 200-mile electric cars promises to increase public acceptance of cars with plugs—or at least that's the hope of both carmakers and advocates... read more March 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV, Hyundai Ioniq show slow, confusing state of 'fast' charging today

When you drive into a U.S. gas station to pump gas, every pump works exactly the same way. The only choice to make is which grade of gasoline you want. If you want diesel... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for March 2017

Once again, it's time to look at the month's best deals on hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and fuel-efficient gasoline cars. Deals for March include several new... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Five electric-car questions to worry about this year

It seems fair to say that the new presidential administration may have increased the generalized level of worry among many Americans, not to mention the rest of the world... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Another day, another positive electric-car adoption rate forecast

If only success could be guaranteed by positive predictions. While the fossil-fuel industry is notably skeptical of the long-term prospects of electric cars, a growing number... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
Nissan Sway Concept  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos

Nissan Leaf leases can extend until all-new 2018 electric car late this year: updated

More Nissan Leaf electric cars were sold in 2014 than in any model year before or since, fully 30,000 of them. That means a whole lot of three-year leases are coming due this... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW 740e xDrive

BMW 740e, X5 xDrive 40e: where do low-range plug-in hybrids fit in?

More than a year ago, we spent a weekend with a 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e luxury plug-in hybrid SUV. Rated at 14 miles of range, it never achieved anything near that number in... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric - frame from video road test

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: first drive review of 124-mile electric car

For the first six years of electric cars, from 2011 to 2016, we've had a variety of mass-priced cars with ranges of 62 to 107 miles. This year, in 2017, we got the Chevy Bolt... read more March 9, 2017 by


 
Lucid Air

Lucid Air luxury electric car: Bloomberg gets brief ride

When it comes to luxury electric-car startups, hype is the name of the game. Lucid Motors unveiled its Air luxury sedan in December, promising a range of up to 400 miles... read more March 9, 2017 by


 

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