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Tesla, Panasonic Sign Gigafactory Pact; Nevada Site Work Already Underway?

Tesla, Panasonic Sign Gigafactory Pact; Nevada Site Work Already Underway?

Now it's official: Panasonic and Tesla Motors will build the "gigafactory," a huge lithium-ion cell fabrication and battery-pack production facility in the western United States. Today Tesla will report its second-quarter earnings after the market closes, and CEO Elon Musk was bound to face... read more

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2014 BMW i3

BMW i3 Electric Car Owners To Get Free DC Fast Charging Through 2015

Buyers of the 2014 BMW i3 electric car will soon get more charging options. At least, they will if they live in California. The German carmaker is partnering with the NRG... read more July 29, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Volt

Hard Realities Of Battery Research: Promising Electrode Hasn't Panned Out

News of new battery technologies breaks regularly, most researchers claiming to have devised a system promising greater range, better stability, lighter weight, lower... read more July 29, 2014 by 


 
Slide showing Tesla Motors gigafactory statistics, from Feb 2014 presentation

Tesla And Panasonic Reach Agreement On Gigafactory Project: Report

Tesla Motors and its normally outspoken CEO, Elon Musk, haven't had much to say about its plans to build a battery "gigafactory" lately. Now, a new report claims Tesla has... read more July 29, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3

BMW Launches Its Own DC Fast-Charging Station, Priced At $6,500

BMW has launched a new range of DC fast chargers aimed at providing a convenient charging standard for drivers of its i3 electric cars. Developed in conjunction with Bosch... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
Ford Fusion Energi charging.

Plug-In Electric Cars: How To Buy A Second Charging Cable

If you own a plug-in electric car, what's the best (and cheapest) way to get a second charging cable to supplement the one that came with your vehicle? Turns out there are... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FCV Concept

Decoding Toyota's Electric-Car Disdain: A Role For Fuel Cells

While unveiling its fuel-cell vehicle last month–priced to undercut the Tesla Model S ever so slightly–Toyota's Global R&D Chief Mitsuhisa Kato offered some... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
First Tesla Model S delivered in Hong Kong

First RHD Tesla Model S Electric Cars In Asia Delivered In Hong Kong

Right-hand drive Tesla Model S electric cars have already begun to trickle out in the United Kingdom, but now they're hitting the Asian markets too. The first Asian... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
Chevrolet Spark EV at CCS fast charging station in San Diego.

New Lithium-Ion Battery Uses Peroxide To Boost Energy Density By 7 Times: Report

All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs. Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very... read more July 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne S E Hybrid

2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Will Be Third Plug-In For German Brand

Over the past few years, it's become clear that the German prestige makers are determined to offer plug-in electric vehicles across their various ranges. Some makers are more... read more July 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 hits the race track

Nissan Leaf Vs BMW i3 Vs Volkswagen e-Golf: German Magazine Compares

The BMW i3's styling has been divisive since its launch earlier this year but one thing that most agree on is its abilities--it's among the best electric cars yet. When... read more July 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Fiat 500e  -  Driven, July 2014 (NWAPA Drive Revolution)

Fiat 500e Vs Chevy Spark EV: How Electric-Car Torque Figures Can Be Deceptive

The 2014 Fiat 500e has far lower power and torque numbers than the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV; yet at city speeds, of below 40 mph or so, the 500E feels (and is) quicker. Given... read more July 25, 2014 by 


 
Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle concept, test ride event, July 2014 [photo: Ben Rich]

Harley-Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle Concept: Test Ride

The Harley-Davidson Project Livewire electric motorcycle concept has been blazing across the country, with demonstration rides offered to owners and fans on no fewer than 40... read more July 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf $5,500 Battery Replacement Loses Money, Company Admits

Last month, electric-car owners finally learned the price of a replacement battery pack for the Nissan Leaf: a surprisingly low $5,500 after the old pack is traded in. Many... read more July 24, 2014 by 


 
China

Has China 'Messed Up' Its Electric-Car Charging Standards?

Recent electric car news from China might lead you to believe things are finally on the up, after years of poor sales and uncertainty. There is still though one major hurdle... read more July 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

2015 Nissan Leaf: Full Details, Pricing Released

Out with the old, in with the new: It's hard to believe the Nissan Leaf is already entering its fifth model year. With the 2015 Nissan Leaf models that are already reaching... read more July 23, 2014 by 


 
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